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You Need a Barb | CR 287

Mike shares some recent lessons he’s learned trying to scale his team, some tools they tried & the processes that have stuck. But first we kick it off with some of your feedback, a bit of Hoopla & wrap it up with a quick touch on hardware.

Duration: 01:01:00

Collateral User Damage | CR 286

A new breed of platform wars is brewing, and developers and users are on the losing side more than ever. Plus Mike updates us on his recent NYC trip, a batch of your feedback, an app pick & more!

Duration: 00:54:00

Windows 10, The Best Linux Yet? | CR 285

After Mike’s big Black Friday hardware score the guys try out a little Windows 10 challenge for their workflow & walk away a bit humbled and surprised by the experience. But first Mike shares his late night session with JavaScript & the big change he’s making. Plus our pick of the week, some hoopla & more! Note: We keep making the audio better by the week. We make a switch mid-way in this episode to a new system we think sounds much better!

Duration: 01:01:55

Popping WebAssembly Hype | CR 284

Mike gets real about the future of WebAssembly, discuss the team up of Amazon and Microsoft, the real cost of Javascript & the iOS revolt underway. Plus we share the open source projects we’re most thankful for this year.

Duration: 01:16:43

Back From the DevFest | CR 283

Mike’s back from DevFest Florida & shares something new he’s discovered, Kotlin takes a shot at Objective-C & now we can all code together, with Atom’s new trick. Note: There is some rough “skype audio” at times, we had to use a backup recording. Totally listenable still & should be better next week.

Duration: 00:42:11

Ice Age | CR 282

Mike makes the case that he and Chris are dying breeds from a bygone era that need to hunker down & prepare for the cold winter. Plus we respond to a batch of great feedback, chat some contested hoopla & wrap it all up with a bit of small business wisdom.

Duration: 00:52:19

Selling the FLOSS | CR 281

Mike and Chris begrudgingly accept the fundamental problem in sticking with boring and safe platforms, debate building a brand around FLOSS, get burned by Angular & reflect on some regrets in our business. Plus SQL’s new hype, some feedback & a project pick of the week!

Duration: 01:01:37

Mike Was Right | CR 280

Mike walks us through Optionals & gives us a specific code example. Plus we launch a new segment long in the making, “Mike Was Right” & it’s a doozy!

Duration: 00:51:53

Evolving Software Development | CR 279

Kotlin seems to have a very strong future on Android & Mike and Chris debate the hype vs reality. Plus Mike review’s his new Galago Pro. Then the guys get rather excited by an astute breakdown of developer workflow breakdowns & what the next 20 years of software development methodologies might look like.

Duration: 00:55:20

A New Kit for Home | CR 278

After a ninja dance though some “Coder Hoopla” Chris has a go at convincing Mike he might be missing the next big app goldmine.

Duration: 00:50:18

Elixir of My Soul | CR 277

Wes is back to talk politics and Node.js. Plus, is it finally time to kill the Web? We discuss the purity of native development & the merits of the Web. Then Mike's got some top IT automation tips for managers, we explore concurrency, distributed systems & Elixir's secret sauce.

Duration: 01:17:15

Bite of the AR Apple | CR 276

Wes joins Mike to chat all things Apple. We discuss the surprising implications of the iPhone X, including the challenges of its new special shape & the exciting possibilities of ARKit. Plus, we debate FaceID and APFS, check in on HomeKit & search for the right level of abstraction for UI development.

Duration: 01:06:19

Reacting To React | CR 275

While Chris is away Wes joins Mike to chat FOSS Burnout & the dark side of open source communities. Plus, we continue to react to React's recent license change, debate about the Virtual DOM & explain why React Native's license might be more important.

Duration: 00:55:24

No Love for Open Source | CR 274

What’s really the root cause of open source developer burnout? Plus an honest chat about Electron’s bad parts & Mike finally reveals his master plan. It’s a Coder quickie this week, with Mike back in Florida there is much to be done, including a little criticism of the iPhone X.

Duration: 00:36:46

A Hurricane of Feedback | CR 273

Mike takes refuge from Irma to respond to audience feedback & share some thoughts on future plans. Chris has some thoughts on hardware that will help you get more work done & neither of us are worrying about Bash on Windows.

Duration: 00:35:38

The State of Stateless | CR 272

Mike and Chris discuss the types of workloads that better suit Serverless Architecture systems like Lambda & when you should roll a server. Plus Mike has major hardware woes, makes a surprising move on air & Chris is left pontificating on the future of AR.

Duration: 01:04:50

The Future is Serverless | CR 271

The serverless revolution is nigh, we discuss AWS Lambda and Azure Functions, rebuilding jbot, basing the business computers around Pop!_OS & more!

Duration: 00:57:11

Daily Stand Up Myth | CR 270

Mike busts the myth of the daily standup meeting & tracks it back to its origins. Then we play a little defense for Electron, share the mind of a PMO & wax on about TypeScript. Plus a little taste of Mike’s busy week, an update on Alice & Chris’ upcoming trip.

Duration: 00:49:01

Clustered Pi | CR 269

A special guest and creator of PiCluster joins us to discuss the open source Docker cluster management project. PiCluster is a bit of a community hit & seems to strike a great balance compared to other solutions. We’ll dig into the technologies they use and what it's all built on, what they love working with & thoughts about growing a community. Plus some of our personal projects that are brewing & more!

Duration: 00:37:55

Ask Alice | CR 268

Mike has a huge announcement towards the end of the show. Leading up to it we discuss the case against Kotlin, the next tech after Flash to die & the obvious reason Bots are going to be big.

Duration: 00:51:53

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