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The Laracasts snippet, each episode, offers a single thought on some aspect of web development. Nothing more, nothing less. Hosted by Jeffrey Way.

The Laracasts snippet, each episode, offers a single thought on some aspect of web development. Nothing more, nothing less. Hosted by Jeffrey Way.
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The Laracasts snippet, each episode, offers a single thought on some aspect of web development. Nothing more, nothing less. Hosted by Jeffrey Way.

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English


Episodes

Developer Fitness

7/17/2018
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Today I completed a year long project that I'd like to talk to you about.

Duration:00:27:56

Basic Financial Literacy

5/24/2018
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In the United States (and surely many other countries), financial literacy is not taught in schools. You might think that basic investing and a review of compound interest would be profoundly important learning material. But according to the school board, you'd be wrong. Perhaps it's only natural then that those living in the US are deeper in debt than ever in our history.

Duration:00:15:29

Stream of Consciousness

5/7/2018
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While most episodes generally focus on one central idea, today is more a stream of consciousness. We'll discuss everything from the struggles of running a business, to Metroid, to social media addiction, to Cobra Kai. Grab a drink and let's hang out.

Duration:00:22:26

Choose the Boring Path

3/29/2018
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I've begun to find that, in so many cases, the basic, boring path - for learning a skill or achieving some result - ends up being the correct one. It's not the fancy twelve-point program that costs $899 to unlock. Nope, not even close.

Duration:00:12:58

Q&A - Controversial Ideas, Politics, and Code

3/23/2018
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It's time for another Q&A. This week, we'll discuss everything from how I'd build Laracasts differently today, which controversial ideas I subscribe to, reflections on having a two year old child, and, of course, code editors...

Duration:00:23:51

Overdoing It

3/12/2018
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Every developer goes too far at some point in their career. It's unavoidable.

Duration:00:08:16

Programming Truths

2/13/2018
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Too many ideas and practices in programming are accepted as basic truths. "Don't do it like that! It's dirty." What I'm concerned with is who gets to determine what is and isn't acceptable code to write. Today, I'd like to share four common practices and ideas that I tend to disagree with.

Duration:00:20:07

What You Should Think

1/30/2018
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Do you ever feel like you opinions are being spoon-fed to you? Even worse, what if you didn't even realize it was taking place?

Duration:00:17:16

Top of the Pack

1/16/2018
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You've seen the same headline all over the web: "This one technique can triple your income overnight." Really? And I only have to click through your article, split into fifteen pages full of ads? Where do I sign up!? But what if there was a simple technique to drastically improve your chances in the job market?

Duration:00:11:24

Immersion is Key

1/12/2018
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It doesn't matter which new thing I want to learn, step one is always the same: immerse yourself.

Duration:00:06:55

Kevin McCallister is a Jerk (and 2017 Realizations)

12/13/2017
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In this episode, we'll begin with a five minute discussion of Home Alone, because I know my audience - and that's what you're truly craving from me. Then, we'll move on to a variety of realizations I've come to 2017 - and they're not all related to code.

Duration:00:30:31

Marketing Slime

11/29/2017
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Every year around this time, I feel it. "Oh, yet another email from that business, asking me to buy their thing...again." The abuse of power is what makes marketing efforts like these feel so slimy.

Duration:00:17:09

Kicking and Screaming

11/22/2017
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It's okay to internally kick and scream your way through, just as long as you do the work. Such practical and obvious advice, yet few of us are able to follow it.

Duration:00:12:14

Step One is Excitement

11/14/2017
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From time to time, I'll come across discussions related to the best approach for teaching aspiring developers. And it never fails: there will always be those who recommend the driest possible introduction. Forget excitement and curiosity, as they see it. They don't factor into the equation. Wait, what??

Duration:00:08:58

Rules

11/2/2017
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When exactly did developers get it in their heads that to colors outside of the lines is an offense worthy of banishment? And who invented these lines in the first place? They don't exist. They never did.

Duration:00:08:14

The Key Ingredient

10/17/2017
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I've come to learn that discipline is the key ingredient to every successful person I've ever met. It's obvious; we all know this. So why is it so hard to apply to ourselves?

Duration:00:12:17

Touchy Touchy

10/5/2017
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We all have the tendency to reach for our pitchforks upon hearing information that doesn't line up with what we've decided to be true. How does this affect the coding tools and practices that we defend so vigorously?

Duration:00:12:16

Building Energy

8/22/2017
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In the previous Laracasts Snippet, we discussed social media and how it tends to have a draining effect on me. Let's continue that conversation today, but more from the point of view of solving the problem. What specifically am I doing to increase my mental/physical energy levels?

Duration:00:11:58

The Irony Is That I Will Tweet About This Episode

7/31/2017
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I've been noticing lately that I feel mentally drained at the end of most days. But strangely enough, it's not the code I write that causes this. No, instead it's the day-to-day social media interaction that drains me. Why again are we participating in platforms that actively encourage addiction and negativity? And why are we okay with checking our phones a hundred times a day?

Duration:00:13:24

The Interview Question I Would Ask

7/12/2017
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Developers have come to dread interviews. What sort of silly, gotcha question that has nothing to do with building web apps whatsoever will I have to stress about this time? If I were hiring a new coder, I'd asking them an almost laughably simple question...

Duration:00:06:29