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Welcome to The Rabbit Hole, the definitive developers podcast. If you are a software developer or technology leader looking to stay on top of the latest news in the software development world, or just want to learn actionable tactics to improve your day-to-day job performance, this podcast is for you.

Welcome to The Rabbit Hole, the definitive developers podcast. If you are a software developer or technology leader looking to stay on top of the latest news in the software development world, or just want to learn actionable tactics to improve your day-to-day job performance, this podcast is for you.
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Welcome to The Rabbit Hole, the definitive developers podcast. If you are a software developer or technology leader looking to stay on top of the latest news in the software development world, or just want to learn actionable tactics to improve your day-to-day job performance, this podcast is for you.

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Episodes

123. Pragmatic Folks Part 3 - The Dogmatic Developer

8/20/2019
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On the final episode of our three-part series with Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt, we discuss the nuanced nature of programming and why the idea of a “best practice” is often idealistic and not equally relevant to everyone.

Duration:00:26:45

122. Pragmatic Folks Part 2 - Own Your Environment

8/13/2019
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Today's episode is the second of a three-part Pragmatic Folks series and we are joined again by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt, authors of The Pragmatic Programmer, to talk more in-depth about how you are in control of your own destiny even when it seems like you’re not.

Duration:00:22:02

121. Pragmatic Folks Part 1 - Feedback Loops

8/6/2019
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Today's episode is the first of a three-part Pragmatic Folks series and we are joined by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt to talk about the 20 anniversary edition of The Pragmatic Programmer. This new edition was not only an opportunity for them to revise the material but also to revisit their thinking and see how ideas have changed over the course of twenty years.

Duration:00:18:27

120. Unconferences, Open Spaces with Doc List

7/30/2019
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On today's episode, we are joined by special guest, Doc List to talk about Open Spaces and unconferences. Doc is an educator, speaker and Open Space facilitator. With a background in software technology, he was thrust into the world of Open Space and has not looked back since.

Duration:00:25:32

119. Efficiently Entering and Navigating Teams with Ka Mok

7/23/2019
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On today’s episode, Ka Mok joins us to talk about how to effectively enter and navigate teams. Ka has been in the industry for four years and is currently a software engineer consultant at Stride Consulting.

Duration:00:24:55

118. Monitoring

7/16/2019
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Today the whole team is back talking about monitoring and what to do to mitigate failure. Crashes are not only inevitable, but they look different based on different systems and requirements, so it is important to know how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

Duration:00:22:30

117. Logging

7/9/2019
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Welcome back to the Rabbit Hole, the definitive developers Podcasts live from the boogie down Bronx. Today we'll be talking about logging; the uses of it, what it is, and how to structure your log messages so that it makes sense when you're looking through your logs.

Duration:00:20:53

116. Documentation Hell and Documentation Heaven with Eric Holscher

7/2/2019
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On today’s podcast we have Eric Holscher joining us again – this time to talk about documentation. Eric is the co-founder of Read the Docs and Write the Docs and his mission is to elevate the status of documentation in the software industry, so there is no one better to address this topic!

Duration:00:24:43

115. Continuous Learning as a Lead Dev

6/25/2019
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The focus of today's show is the recent discussion between Sandi Metz and David A. Black about continuously learning as a lead developer.

Duration:00:21:59

114. Open Source Sustainability and Ethical Advertising with Eric Holscher

6/18/2019
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Our guest today on The Rabbit Hole is Eric Holscher, who is the co-founder of Read the Docs and Write the Docs. Aiming to elevate the status of documentation in the software industry, Eric talks to us about the sacrifices he has had to make in serving the programming community, not getting paid and having thousands of people depending on him to keep the platform running smoothly.

Duration:00:25:31

113. The DRY Principal is Misunderstood with Steven Solomon

6/11/2019
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Today on the show we are joined by the one and only Steven Solomon! We are going to talk about The DRY Principle and how and when it can be useful. Steven helps us unpack the types of situation that require drying out, when things get too dried out and what constitutes necessary action in this regard.

Duration:00:21:44

112. Senior Engineer Interviews

6/4/2019
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Today on the show we are looking at the contestation that senior developers are being shut out of jobs in the interviewing process. This idea opens up a few areas of discussion, namely the pros and cons of popular interview techniques and how skills translate in these scenarios.

Duration:00:23:31

111. Refactoring: Quotes and Experiences

5/28/2019
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On the show today we welcome back our great host, Michael Nunez, from his baby leave! We are talking about refactoring, something that Mike is easing back into after his break.

Duration:00:16:44

110. Stop DDoS'ing Yourself

5/21/2019
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Welcome back to The Rabbit Hole Podcast. Today on the show, we dive into part five in the “Stop Doing Stuff” series. Our aim is to help programs to stop DDoS’ing themselves with the hope that if you stop doing the wrong thing, you’ll become a better developer and engineer in your organization.

Duration:00:20:30

109. Cross Team Collaboration

5/14/2019
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Welcome back to the Rabbit Hole, the definitive developers podcast. Today on the show we'll be talking about cross team collaboration, understanding why it hurts and why you should do it in the first place.

Duration:00:24:44

108. Overseas Assignments

5/7/2019
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On today’s episode, we discuss overseas assignments, which is a fitting as William is departing to India for a four-month assignment.

Duration:00:18:06

107. Lessons from Marie Kondo w/ Meredith

4/30/2019
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Joining us today on the show is Meredith Edwards, a software development consultant who wrote a blog post on what Marie Kondo taught her about software consulting. You might wonder how the renowned KonMari method is applicable to this industry, but today Meredith shares with us how Marie’s show on Netflix has helped her to be more organized with her code writing process.

Duration:00:23:16

106. Centring & Entering

4/23/2019
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On today’s show, Dave and William are once again joined by Emmanuel Genard to discuss the idea of centring and entering.

Duration:00:23:29

105. BDD

4/16/2019
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On today's episode, our host Dave Anderson and producer William Jeffries discuss end to end testing.

Duration:00:24:18

104. Steering a Kubernetes Migration - a Non Technical Team Member's Voyage

4/9/2019
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On today’s episode, we are joined by Chris Grande, a business analyst at 2U, an online higher education website that has partnered with some top universities to make higher education more accessible than ever.

Duration:00:24:09