By Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost
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Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost combine their decades of experience as web developers to talk about developer life.
||CleanEpisode 26: Project Managers, Product Managers, and Managers||In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about our friends, allies, and sometimes sworn enemies in the development world: product managers and project managers. They will cover how to interact with these roles and even how to be a good manager.||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: System Administration and DevOps||In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about systems administration and DevOps for developers. This topic is important because, as developers, having an understanding of the full stack your application is deployed on can separate you as a senior...||6/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: It's an MVP||In this epsiode Jeff and Matt talk about the concept of a minimum viable product and what it means to us as developers. The concept of an MVP is simple but it often gets used as an excuse to put out poorly-implemented products. Listen as Jeff and Matt..||6/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Live from php[tek] 2015||A Mashup with PHP Roundtable||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Resolution Won't Fix||In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about a very important skill all developers need to learn: how to say no. Saying no is pretty easy but there are ways to appropriately convey the reason why doing what is being asked is not a good idea.||6/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Open Sourcing Libraries and Packages||In this episode Jeff and Matt discuss what it means when you take the step to open sourcing your package or library. This is significantly different than working on an application and the goal of this episode is to talk about what you're getting...||4/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Like a Boss||In this episode, Jeff and Matt discuss the benefits and drawbacks to being someone's employee or to being a freelancer and being your own boss. There are many reasons you might choose one or the other, and only you can make that decision. This episode..||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: How We Work||In this episode Jeff and Matt explore how they go about organizing their work life and our personal lives. They cover the idea of how the process evolves depending on your environment and even your personal inclinations. In 2011, Jeff wrote a blog...||2/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Best Practices||In this episode Jeff and Matt will talk about their experiences of getting teams moving on good practices. They will cover times when it has been challenging to convince higher-ups the value of doing certain things, all the way to how to go about...||1/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Mentoring and Apprenticing||In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about the idea of establishing and participating in mentoring relationships. As participants in the PHP Mentoring organization or initiative, mentorship is an important part of Jeff's and Matt's lives as developers....||1/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Estimation is Hard||In this episode, Jeff and Matt talk about the difficult task all developers are continuously faced with: estimation. They cover some examples of times they have found estimation difficult, techniques that have worked for them, and even some advice on...||12/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Mental Health in the Tech Industry||In this episode, Jeff and Matt discuss mental health, a very important and very personal topic. There is a lot of great work being done right now in our industry to bring awareness to issues of mental health including > prompt by EngineYard, Open...||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: The Not-So-Secret Life of Remote Developers||In this episode, Jeff and Matt talk about some things they have learned about being remote developers. While both are currently employed as remote developers they have also worked in on-site jobs. This episode is a collection of things that might be...||11/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Job Descriptions and Interviews||In this episode Jeff and Matt will talk about how to look at job descriptions and what to expect during interviews for the jobs you really want to have. They will combine their experiences on both sides of the interview room and reminisce about good...||11/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Elephpantitus||In this episode Jeff and Matt finally discover the mystery of the Trello card "Elephpantitus" and attempt to cover how important or how unimportant it is to diversify your programming background within a given language community. Perhaps it's a...||10/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: I Learnded Goodly||In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about how we teach and how we learn as developers. Often subjects such as testing or object-oriented programming are taught in ways that could be considered the most difficult way possible. This episode covers...||9/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Titles and Classifications||In this episode Jeff and Matt continue their conversation about careers by discussing their thoughts on titles and classifications of developers. If you've ever asked "what is a senior developer?" or even "am I a senior developer?" this episode...||8/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Career Development||a plan that doesn't suck||8/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Do you even Polyglot?||In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about the idea of polyglotism, the benefits, practical advice about choosing which languages to learn and how to be successful while learning new languages. You should go out and find a new language and prepare to...||7/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Building a Testing Culture||In this is episode Matt and Jeff discuss how to build a testing culture in your company. They discuss organization resistance, the importance of testing, and how to move forward when the rest of your company is less than excited.||7/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: A PHP Town Hall Mashup||In this episode, Matt and Jeff join forces with PHPTownHall to talk about Open Source, burn out and briefly discuss their favorite open source projects. Jeff had a spell of bad luck with the wifi at the AirBnB he stayed at in San Franciso, so you may...||6/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Side Projects||Getting a little side action||6/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: An Agile Rant||In this episode Matt and Jeff talk about their experiences with adopting Agile as individuals and as teams. The important take aways are to not be too loose nor too rigid with the practice; to accept change as it happens but to not force change too...||5/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Conference Conversations||Episode 3 of the Loosely Coupled podcast was recorded live at Lone Star PHP. Since we were at a conference, we decided to do a meta episode about conference experiences and speaking at conferences. This episode covers information from how Jeff and...||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: My Code Is Perfect||Show Notes: Episode 2In this episode, Jeff and Matt talk about code quality and beautiful code. Beautiful code follows a standard. If you don’t have one, find one and adopt it. For PHP projects you can start with PSR-2, a part of the PHP-FIG...||4/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: We're Passionate, Confident Developers. Right?||In this episode Jeff and Matt discuss passion and confidence within the context of development and how to deal with internal and external influence on your passion. They cover caring about what you're doing, motivation level, dealing with criticism...||3/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Career-long Learning||What's on your bookshelf?||10/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
My of my favs!
Jeff and Matt know what they’re talking about and have a bit of fun, too. If you’re a developer you should check it out!