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Episode 131 - Why Projects Fail

1/6/2020
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In this episode we are talking about why projects fail with Ron Lichty and Mickey Mantle. Contacting Ron Lichty: Twitter: Website: LinkedIn: Contacting Mickey Mantle: Website: LinkedIn: Twitter: Managing the Unmanagable book:

Duration:00:40:13

Episode 130 - Postgres is the Future! - Percona Live Europe 2019

12/23/2019
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In this episode we are at Percone Live Europe, we are joined by Pavel Genov and we are here to talk about migrating from on prem and dedicated servers to cloud. Contact Jobin Augustine: Linkedin: Twitter: github: 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:

Duration:00:35:47

Episode 129 - Migrating from On Prem to Cloud - Percona Live Europe 2019

12/9/2019
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In this episode we are at Percone Live Europe, we are joined by Pavel Genov and we are here to talk about migrating from on prem and dedicated servers to cloud. Contact Pavel Genov: Twitter: Github: LinkedIn: Website: 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:

Duration:00:32:47

Episode 128 - Is MySQL still a thing? - Percona Live Europer 2019

11/25/2019
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In this Episode we are at Percona Live Europe, and we're joined today by Dimitri Vanoverbeke and Tom De Cooman, we discuss MySQL and if its still something we sould be interested in. Contact Dimitri Vanoverbeke: Twitter: Contact Tom De Cooman: Twitter: 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:

Duration:00:35:13

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

11/11/2019
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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 Edition Enter at the following URL: Links Percona Live:

Duration:00:34:36

Episode 126 - Percona Live and Developer Bubbles

10/28/2019
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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:

Duration:00:04:28

Episode 125 - Agile back to basics

10/14/2019
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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 cleancoders.com , offering on-line video training for software developers. And founder of Uncle Bob Consulting LLC, offering software consulting, training, and skill development...

Duration:00:41:39

Episode 124 - Kubernetes and Docker

9/30/2019
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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...

Duration:00:45:28

Episode 123 - "20yrs of Pragmatic Programmers

9/16/2019
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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:

Duration:00:46:18

Episode 122 - What is WebAssembly - WASM?

9/2/2019
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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:

Duration:00:41:37

Episode 121 - The 3 Second Developer Rule

8/19/2019
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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.

Duration:00:09:03

Episode 120 - Effective Developers

8/5/2019
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In this episode we are joined by Jamie Taylor of the , 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 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 helps to reduce the price of fixing them. PVS-Studio...

Duration:01:25:57

Episode 119 - Sketch Notes

7/22/2019
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Contact Ian Johnson: Website: https://blog.ninjaferret.co.uk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IJohnson_TNF Blog: https://blog.ninjaferret.co.uk/2017/06/07/sketch-notes.html Other Links: Abstractions Conference: https://abstractions.io Eva-Lotta Lamm - Twitter: https://twitter.com/evalottchen Mike Rohde - Twitter: https://twitter.com/rohdesign Other Resources The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking: https://amzn.to/2O7oytr The Sketchnote Workbook: Advanced...

Duration:00:41:42

Episode 118 - Developer Conferences

7/8/2019
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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...

Duration:00:31:39

Episode 117 - Welder to Web Developer

6/24/2019
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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...

Duration:00:38:08

Episode 116 - Everything I wish I knew as newbie developer

6/10/2019
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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:

Duration:00:23:21

Episode 115 - Games Development with MonoGame

5/27/2019
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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: Shropshire Devs: Twitter: Website:

Duration:00:43:18

Episode 114 - Well-Architected Web Applications

5/13/2019
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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: Twitter:

Duration:00:28:56

Episode 113 - DJ to Developer

4/29/2019
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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 VB.net, 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: Other Helpful links Commodore 64: VIC 20: C64 sound chip:

Duration:00:29:53

Episode 112 - GraphQL and Hasura

4/15/2019
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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". Currently,...

Duration:00:34:48