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Episode 127 - Automation leading us astray - Percona Live Europer 2019

In this Episode we are at Percona Live Europe, and we're joined today by Matt Yonkovit and we're here to discuss Automation, is it making our jobs easier or more complicated, is it making our software better or worse? Contact Matt Yonkovit: Website: Twitter: LinkedIn: WIN - The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition Sign up and win a digital copy of The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary...


Episode 126 - Percona Live and Developer Bubbles

In this episode I wanted to talk about Percona live and also living in your own developer bubble. WIN - The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition Sign up and win a digital copy of The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition Enter at the following URL: Links Percona Live: Percona Live Europe 2019


Episode 125 - Agile back to basics

In this episode we talk to Robert C. Martin, many of you might know him as Uncle Bob, and we're here to talk Agile and taking it back to basics. Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) has been a programmer since 1970. He is the Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, a Chicago based Software Consulting firm. Co-founder of , offering on-line video training for software developers. And founder of Uncle Bob Consulting LLC, offering software consulting, training, and skill development services...


Episode 124 - Kubernetes and Docker

In this episode we discuss Kubernetes and Docker with Ben Newton. Ben Newton is a veteran of the IT Operations market, with a two decade career across large and small companies like Loudcloud, BladeLogic, Northrop Grumman, EDS, and BMC. Ben got to do DevOps before DevOps was cool, working with government agencies and major commercial brands to be more agile and move faster. More recently, Ben spent 5 years in product management at Sumo Logic, and is now running product marketing for...


Episode 123 - "20yrs of Pragmatic Programmers

In this episode we talk to Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas about Pragmatic Programming, and the release of the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Pragmatic Programmer Contact Andy Hunt: Twitter: Website: Contact Dave Thomas: Website: Twitter: Other Links: The Pragmatic Bookshelf: The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition:...


Episode 122 - What is WebAssembly - WASM?

In this episode we talk to Guy Royse about Web Assembly (WASM), Blazor, and board games Contact Guy Royse: Website: Twitter: LinkedIn: GitHub: Other Links: WebAssembly Website: MDN WASM Docs: WABT: The WebAssembly Binary Toolkit:


Episode 121 - The 3 Second Developer Rule

In this episode I wanted to talk about getting stuff done, and in particular one of the methods I use to keep going. If you're a regular listener you will know I don't do down time, I'm constantly doing something, I have to keep myself busy or I get bored. I'm always chasing something, trying to learn something new or building something.


Episode 120 - Effective Developers

In this episode we are joined by Jamie Taylor of the .Net Core Podcast, and Paul Seal from We're here to discuss being a better, more effective developer, and what makes you a bad developer. PVS STUDIO - PROMOTION Download here PVS-Studio NOW! This episode is sponsored by the PVS-Studio team, who promote static code analysis methodology in general and its PVS-Studio tools in particular. Static code analyzers allow you to find bugs in source code at the development stage. This...


Episode 119 - Sketch Notes

Contact Ian Johnson: Website: Twitter: Blog: Other Links: Abstractions Conference: Eva-Lotta Lamm - Twitter: Mike Rohde - Twitter: Other Resources The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking: The Sketchnote Workbook: Advanced techniques...


Episode 118 - Developer Conferences

In this episode we talk about Developer Conferences with Sarah Withee. Sarah is a polyglot software engineer who loves the intersection of where people and technology meet, she is also an avid hardware and robot tinkerer located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the USA. Sarah is also a public speaker, who has captivated audiences with both popular and powerful technical and anecdotal talks. Her talents extend to teaching and mentoring, giving workshops to teach programming and hardware...


Episode 117 - Welder to Web Developer

In this episode we talk to Richie Coss about changing careers from welder to a web developer. Richie trained as a fabricator and worked in that profession for a decade before finding his true passion as a front end developer. His interest in front end leans heavily towards the UI/CSS side of the discipline. For the past 18 months he has worked in the North West of the UK as a Front End contractor. Previously to this he worked as a permanent front end developer for agencies in Manchester and...


Episode 116 - Everything I wish I knew as newbie developer

This episode was recorded live at the Chester Devs - Junior Developer Event in Chester, United Kingdom. If you would like the Cynical Developer to speak at your local meetup, then get in touch and we'll see what we can do. More about Chester Devs: Twitter: Meetup: Github:


Episode 115 - Games Development with MonoGame

In this episode we find out about developing games with MonoGame with Andy Clarke. Andy develops software for Protolabs, who use 3D printing and traditional manufacturing techniques to rapidly create prototype parts. He is the co-runner of the Shropshire Devs usergroup based in Telford, Shropshire Contacting Andy Clarke: Twitter: Website: Github: Useful Links: MonoGame: Unity 3D...


Episode 114 - Well-Architected Web Applications

In this episode we are joined by Andrew Kelly, who is here to talk to us about Well-Architected Web Applications. Andrew is a web developer from Cheshire in the UK, who currently works as a Technical Team Lead. Andy has been a web developer for over 15 years specialising in .net core and more recently AWS. He has a passion for everything cloud and will shortly be broadening his experience as a platform engineer. Contacting Andrew Kelly website: LinkedIn:...


Episode 113 - DJ to Developer

In this episode we discuss a journey to and from Development, with Paddy Kearns. Paddy is a Senior .NET Developer based in Nottingham, where he spends his days coding with, C# Webforms and MVC. He has been a developer for many years, but took a break in between to follow a music career, and then came back. Contacting Paddy Kearns Twitter: LinkedIn: Spotify:...


Episode 112 - GraphQL and Hasura

In this episode we find out about GraphQL, and here to talk to us is Vladimir Novick Vladimir is a Developer advocate at, a Google Developer Expert, a consultant, a worldwide speaker, a published author, he is host of the 3factorRadio podcast and he also contributes regularly to Open Source Software. Vladimir brings years of experience within the JavaScript ecosystem and has been coding since the rise of the web, from the time of Netscape Navigator and the "First Browser Wars"....


Episode 111 - Distributed Monoliths

In this episode we talk to Iris Classon about Distributed Monoliths and why they could be a better solution for you. Iris Classon Microsoft MVP, author and speaker, A former clinical dietitian and personal trainer. She is a board member on the .net foundation and mum to 4 month old Loke. Contacting Iris Classon Website: LinkedIn: Twitter: Useful links .Net Foundation:


Episode 110 - Rolling you own software

In this episode I will be dicussing a topic which its pretty irritating to say the least, rolling your own solution to a common problem!


Episode 109 - Pivoting as a Developer

In this episode I wanted to talked about pivoting in your career, and here to talk with us is Zac Braddy. Contacting Zac Braddy Twitter: Github: CV: Medium: React in motion course: 40% Discount code off React in motion course: ytbraddy


Episode 108 - Blazor

In this episode we will be talking about Blazor, Jamie Taylor is hear to explain what all the fuss is about. Jamie is a full stack .Net developer, with a focus on web cross platform. He lives and works in Leeds in the UK and he has become the go to guy for .Net Core at his workplace. And as some of you will be aware Jamie came on the podcast back on episode 8 and episode 62 where we talk about .Net Core. When he came on last time he has started his own podcast, which some of you will...