This Developer's Life

This Developer's Life

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Stories About Developers and Their Lives

Episodes

4.0.1 Faith  

How does our Faith drive us? Do you have Faith in yourself and your abilities, and how do you know you're on the right path?

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3.0.2 Space  

In this episode of This Developer's Life we ask the hard questions about space. Why aren't we on Mars? Why haven't we gone back to the moon? We talk to Paul Lutus, Dan Bricklin, Tamar Cohen, and hear from Ray Bradbury.

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3.0.1 Cancer  

Mo and Scott share their thoughts and struggle in this cancer diary they started the day after Mo was diagnosed.

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2.0.9 Drama  

Where does drama come from? How do we react to it? How much drama can be created by simple semicolon? This week we explore The Great Semicolon Affair.

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2.0.8 Learn  

How many empty brain cells do you have in your head? How capable are you of learning something completely new, and retaining what you already know? Scott and Rob talk to two developers this week who flex their ability to learn to both have fun, and succeed at their career.

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2.0.7 Dinosaurs  

You're so old! What a dinosaur! You're using old software and old languages to do old things! Or are you? Scott and Rob talk to David Sokol, Sean Bamforth and Pete Brown about Fortran, DataFlex and the Commodore 64.

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2.0.6 Play  

What do you do when you're not staring at your computer screen? What obsession grips you as you drive home? In this episode we ask David Heinemeier Hansson and Pete Brown this very question.

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2.0.5 Typo  

Who cares about typefaces and why should you? Well, these guys do and you should start caring. Rob and Scott explore the world of reading online with one of the godfathers in the world of typeface and fonts.

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2.0.4 Taste  

Scott and Rob talk to two techie folks about style and taste - how do you get it? Are you born with it? Does it matter anyway?

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2.0.3 Education  

Scott and Rob talk to two developers about the role education has played in their careers

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2.0.2 Pressure  

Scott and Rob talk to a team of Top Gun developers - the StackOverflow gang - about the day their database died.

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2.0.1 Criticism  

In this episode we talk to three developers about criticism - some they've given and some they've received. In addition we talk to a very vocal critic of this podcast.

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1.1.5 Revolt  

In this special episode we explore the Egyptian revolution. We talk to Remon Zakaria about his experience writing software for a day job and overthrowing the government at night. Big thanks to Ahmed Remy and Reem Ahmed for their help.

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1.1.4 Obsession  

Rob Sullivan talks about his obsessiveness and how it helps him, and hinders him in his job. Rory Blythe and Scott then talk openly about Rory's compulsion to keep learning - which he has embraced completely.

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1.1.3 Competition  

In this episode we talk to competitors who are also programmers. Or, programmers who also compete. Are coders pre-wired for this? Jon Skeet, David Fowler, Aaron Jensen and Danielle Banks share their stories.

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1.1.2 Drive  

In this episode Scott and Rob talk to 4 entrepreneurs about the risks they take, and what's happened as a result. Dave Nielsen, Tom Preston-Werner, and Nate and Niki Kohari.

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1.1.1 Scars  

In this episode Scott and Rob talk to Chad Myers, Chad Fowler, and Doug Rohrer about the scars they've received from dead end projects they've been on. In addition - Sara Chipps contributes her first story for us - interviewing Scott Reynolds.

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1.1.0 Disconnecting  

This week it's just Scott and me - Scott gets to go off to Disneyland with his wife and 2 boys, and I get to hang out with my girls for a week as their mom goes on a retreat in California.

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1.0.9 Management  

In this episode Scott and I talk to technical folks who have moved on up to Management - and what it means to them

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1.0.8 Motivation  

In this episode Scott and I talk to 2 people with fairly different stories, about what motivates them

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