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An unapologetic show about the culture and chaos of software engineering from the makers and breakers of digital products at Lofty Labs. We build software with Python and Django, Ruby and Rails, Golang, whatever frontend framework we're forced to use because it's popular this month, and anything else to get the job done right. Then on Friday afternoons we have a beer and talk about our regrets on this show.

An unapologetic show about the culture and chaos of software engineering from the makers and breakers of digital products at Lofty Labs. We build software with Python and Django, Ruby and Rails, Golang, whatever frontend framework we're forced to use because it's popular this month, and anything else to get the job done right. Then on Friday afternoons we have a beer and talk about our regrets on this show.
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An unapologetic show about the culture and chaos of software engineering from the makers and breakers of digital products at Lofty Labs. We build software with Python and Django, Ruby and Rails, Golang, whatever frontend framework we're forced to use because it's popular this month, and anything else to get the job done right. Then on Friday afternoons we have a beer and talk about our regrets on this show.

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Episodes

PaaS Roundup for Python Apps and More

1/18/2019
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Tyrel, Alan, and Casey share some personal experiences and preferences with Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings and how they stack up. Tyrel shares his experiences with Engine Yard, a Rails specific platform. Alan draws some corollaries to Python Anywhere, a similar service for Python/WSGI applications. Casey shares some of his experiences with AWS Elastic Beanstalk's Docker platform. As you might expect, everybody has dabbled a little with...

Duration:01:02:54

All About Design Patterns and Vendor Lock Desensitization

1/11/2019
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The FAD crew finds a github repo with code samples of various design patterns implemented in Python and we do our absolute best to do more with it than read it to you over your speakers. We also spend some time thinking about how the fear of vendor lock has been outweighed by the cheap availability of high quality service-based infrastructures, detour into how bad higher education does computer science and, as in every episode, ponder how the machines might decided to eradicate us after the...

Duration:01:09:53

Python API Framework Roundup: DRF, APIStar, Falcon, and More

1/4/2019
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Microservice architectures are all the rage and new frameworks have emerged to build them. In this episode Casey, Alan, and Tyrel round up some of the frameworks they've been exploring and how they stack up to one another. http://friday.hirelofty.com/ https://facebook.com/fridaydeploy https://twitter.com/fridaydeploy Mentioned in this Episode FalconDjango Rest FrameworkApiStarFlaskAWS ChaliceWeb Framework BenchmarksTogaBeeWareGreg Pollack's (Rails Envy) Youtube Channel

Duration:01:08:04

Get Off My IRC Channel, Elder Millennial Edition

12/28/2018
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We broke 500 downloads last week! Just like Christmas at your house, it's not official until everyone has too much to drink and bitches about generational differences. The Casey / Alan / Jesse trio walk in with no agenda and riff on Facebook scandal, growing up with online chat, Gen X and their Sheryl Crow, and Millennials and their influencer marketing. Mentioned in this Episode Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly

Duration:00:58:27

Pee Sharks Joined the Call w/ Daniel Worthy

12/21/2018
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Daniel Worthy is a Director of Technology for VMLY&R in Rogers, AR. He was very disappointed to not be flame war'd over his language choices. The group discusses the favorite editors / IDEs between Atom, VSCode, Pycharm and Vim. Daniel talks about his experience on the advisor board for NWA TechFest. Jesse spreads untruths about the fabled Icelandic pee shark. Tyrel tells the story of peeing with a hot mic during a conference call and the group recalls their own conference call...

Duration:00:57:02

Left-pad 2.0 w/ Blake Johnston

12/14/2018
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Blake Johnston is a lover of tacos and beer and a is a Javascript developer at RevUnit in Bentonville, AR. He notes that Javascript is taking over the world and the poor guy thinks that's a good thing. Casey holds Blake personally responsible for left-pad 2.0 and demands answers. Tyrel proudly discovers that a e-commerce website he built with IE6 compatibility lives on in the halls of the internet. The whole crew has mixed feelings about Microsoft bowing out of the browser wars. One thing...

Duration:00:51:37

Spinners and Flame Paint w/ Guest Chris Hobbs

12/7/2018
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Our guest Chris Hobbs, Sr. Software Engineer at Malwarebytes, gives us a glimpse into his world of security software and penetration testing. Tyrel receives a threatening voicemail generated by legacy voice generation technology. Casey rambles on for half the episode about the origin of Django. http://friday.hirelofty.com/ https://facebook.com/fridaydeploy https://twitter.com/fridaydeploy Mentioned in this Episode KitbogaCore no moreDjango Enhancement Proposal "Build a Slack bot that...

Duration:01:10:00

Panic Mode Debugging and Server Room Nostalgia

11/30/2018
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Tyrel uses no less than three mobile apps on his hunting trip, and manages to get some time to write Confluence docs. Casey tells the story of a massive production application outage in his newspaper days, and Alan /Jesse nostalgically relay their fondness of the Network Operations Center. http://friday.hirelofty.com/ https://facebook.com/fridaydeploy https://twitter.com/fridaydeploy Links from this Episode Arkansas Game and Fish CommissionFallout 76Richmond's Flashing LightsThe IT...

Duration:00:54:50

Outdoors 4 Nerds, Shell Tips, and Ham Radio.

11/23/2018
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Alan, Tyrel, and Hayden overflow a memory buffer into catfish noodling then share some tips and preferences with bash, zsh, and git. http://friday.hirelofty.com/ https://facebook.com/fridaydeploy https://twitter.com/fridaydeploy In this Episode Linux Journal: Using Bash History more EfficientlytigN-gate:Distrowatch

Duration:00:45:06

Skynet is an 8 Year Old

11/16/2018
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Casey, Ben, Alan and Hayden discuss AI's acting literally even though they knew what you meant, Flux, Redux, Mobx, and other thngs that inexplicably end in 'x', and gaming in the dial up era. http://friday.hirelofty.com/ https://facebook.com/fridaydeploy https://twitter.com/fridaydeploy In this Show AI doing what creators specify, not what they meanBoston Dynamics WildCatFlux ArchitectureReduxMobx Data Down Actions UpThe K'Nuter (K'NEX Computer) Full Adder

Duration:00:55:21

Guilty by Laravel Association, Zed v Guido, and AI Art

11/8/2018
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Casey, Tyrel, Alan, and a chorus of the Lofty Labs team explore why Laravel and Vue are so intertwined, whether or not AI can truly produce art, and more on our inaugural episode. http://friday.hirelofty.com/ https://facebook.com/fridaydeploy https://twitter.com/fridaydeploy Mentioned in this Episode: celerymanCelery ManThe Mother of All DemosBasic Mechanisms in Fire Control ComputersZed Shaw's Programming ManifestoAI Art at Christie's Sells for $432,500

Duration:00:55:10