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The Talking Code podcast contains short expert interviews that help you decode what developers are saying. We help non-technical founders, designers, project managers, or anyone who needs a 30,000 foot view of how to run a successful software company.
||CleanHow to Become an Effective Junior Developer||Louisa Barrett of Haught Codeworks tells us about how to become an effective junior developer. We also speak in depth about how to become a better teacher.||10/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking the Most of Your Analytics||Diana Smith of Segment tells us how to get the most out of our analytics tools. In the pursuit of trying to be data-driven, we have been conditioned to track everything. Diana tells us why this can be dangerous if we want to draw useful insights from ou||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Deliver a Successful User Experience||Sarah Doody, a UX designer, consultant, and writer, tells us how to build products with great user experiences. We will hear why user experience is far more important than design.||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Launch Products in Under Two Weeks||Mubashar Iqbal, the #1 product maker on ProductHunt, tells us about how he launches products that people use in weeks, not months.||9/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing from Junior to Senior Developer||Ben Orenstein of Upcase tells us how to go from a junior to a senior developer. He reveals a number of things senior developers do that junior developers don't.||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing Data to Make Informed Product Decisions||Lincoln Ritter, director of engineering at Animoto, shares how they use data to make more informed product decisions.||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Do Information Architecture||Abby Covert, author of How to Make Sense of Any Mess, teaches us about information architecture, a subject she strongly feels is a core life skill. She's seen people get fired over language and informs us that – quite obviously in hindsight – archit||8/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProduct Design and User Experience||Sven Lenaerts joins us to share his expertise on product design and user experience. This conversation includes some thoughts on MVPs, when to hire a designer, and what a product person really does.||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModern Web Architecture Fundamentals||James Ward shares how the hosting landscape has changed for web applications over the years and how you can avoid some of his middle-of-the-night pager nightmares.||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rise of the Data Scientist||Jonathan Cornelissen tells us about DataCamp, the need for data scientists, and how to become one yourself. We also learn about some popular languages and libraries for analyzing data.||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Do User Story Mapping||Jeff Patton, author of User Story Mapping, teaches us how to map user stories by focusing on the user's journey to an outcome. He shares his opinion on the notorious "MVP" and how he helped Gary Levitt build his MVP with Mad Mimi.||7/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Keep Code Quality High||Michael Bernstein of Code Climate explains how to monitor your code's quality with static analysis. He tells us how you can maintain or improve quality over time, and what you can do to fix poor code.||7/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Your First Developer is Critical||Anthony Thomas tells us how he made the leap from manufacturing to starting a tech team at Sticker Mule. He explains why your first developer is so critical to your founding team.||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Fix Errors Quickly||David Cramer tells us how to catch and fix critical errors that can affect your bottom line. We also discuss the key differences between exceptions and bugs, and how to handle errors gracefully.||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen and How to Outsource Your Software Development||Randy Rayess tells us when and how you should outsource development of your software, how to reduce your risk, and the way your team should think about feature prioritization.||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Email Your Users at Critical Moments||Brad Van Vugt and Matt Harris talk about transactional emails – how to send your users emails they'll act on at critical moments in your application's lifecycle.||6/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop Treating Email Like the Web||Justine Jordan explains how your company should treat email, the difference between designing for email and the web, and what you can do to up your open rates.||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Do Quality Assurance Testing||Fred Stevens-Smith of Rainforest explains the need for quality assurance testing and how to actually do it in the resource constrained environment of a startup.||5/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Your Technical Co-Founder||Jordan Gal of CartHook talks about how he found his technical co-founder, how he de-risked his app before building it, and the tension between business and technology requirements.||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Fix the Developer Talent Shortage||Dave Hoover on coding bootcamps and how immersive learning environments are helping to fix the developer talent shortage. Plus: should you learn to code?||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Build Meaningful Products||Basecamp's Ryan Singer on the difference between UI and UX, how to build meaningful solutions for problems and people, and what it means to "scratch the itch."||4/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop Designing Your Software Upfront||Sandi Metz on how OOD (objected-oriented design) and agile development simplify design requirements, promote communication and lead to better, faster, more cost-effective software.||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Ship Well-Tested Software Faster||Florian Motlik on how testing and validation using the continuous integration and deployment model results in manageable, quality software.||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Josh and Venkat are finding incredible guests, and asking the right questions. Communicating these concepts in approachable ways is super-difficult and they (as well as the guests they choose) are great at this.
Keep up the good work!
Insightful and helpful!
This podcast is doing an amazing job at helping non-technical folks really understand and gain some insight into things that developers so often take for granted. So far the guests have been really bright and insightful - I’ll definitely be keeping a link to this cast ready to send to any non-technical folks who want to learn more, it’s great!
Actionable, helpful, snack-size discussions
Great interviews on actionable topics from respected guests – this podcast will be tremendously helpful for many people, developers and non-developers alike.