This Developer's Life
By Rob Conery and Scott Hanselman
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Bringing a human slant to the tech industry
||Clean4.0.1 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? Download Here||6/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3.0.2 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. Download Here||12/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3.0.1 Cancer||Mo and Scott share their thoughts and struggle in this cancer diary they started the day after Mo was diagnosed. Download Here||1/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.0.9 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. Download Here||9/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.0.8 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 succe||4/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.0.7 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. Download Here||1/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.0.6 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. Download Here||11/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.0.5 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. Download Here||9/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.0.4 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? Download Here||8/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.0.3 Education||Scott and Rob talk to two developers about the role education has played in their careers Download Here||7/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.0.2 Pressure||Scott and Rob talk to a team of Top Gun developers - the StackOverflow gang - about the day their database died. Download Here||5/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.0.1 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. Download Here||4/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.1.5 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. Download Here||3/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.1.4 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. Download Here||3/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.1.3 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. Download Here||2/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.1.2 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. Download Here||1/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.1.1 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. Download H||1/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.1.0 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. Download Here||12/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0.9 Management||In this episode Scott and I talk to technical folks who have moved on up to Management - and what it means to them Download Here||12/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0.8 Motivation||In this episode Scott and I talk to 2 people with fairly different stories, about what motivates them Download Here||11/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0.7 Audacity||In this episode Scott and I talk to 3 developers who have pulled off some pretty audacious maneuvers. Download Here||11/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0.6 Abstraction||In this episode Scott and I discuss "what you need to know as a software developer". How many layers of abstraction do you need to understand? How many geek trading cards should you have in your collection? To find out more, we talked to 3 prominent, liv||10/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0.5 Homerun||In this episode Scott and I talk to two developers who created something phenomenal: they hit a Homerun if you will. Download Here||10/10/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0.4 Being Mean||In this episode I’m joined once again by Scott Hanselman and we explore the idea of “being mean” - and what makes people mean in our industry. Download Here||10/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0.3 Problems||How do you solve problems as a developer? How do you tackle issues that seem completely unsolvable - as an individual or on a team? Download Here||9/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0.2 Fame and Notoriety||In this episode I talk to 2 developers about the fame and how it relates to their career as developers Download Here||9/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.0.1 Getting Fired||This is the very first episode of a little experiment of mine - telling stories about development following in the footsteps of my favorite podcast: This American Life Download Here||8/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting, for awhile. Kinda boring now with awful music
Usually interesting and relevant developer topics, but often lacks conciseness and drags on for longer than it needs to. Usually the hour long show could be distilled to 30-40 minutes of solid content, but there seems to be quite an infatuation with overly long and jarring musical interludes. Admittedly, not everyone has the same taste in music, but the selections are especially bad - a cheap imitation of TAL without really getting the point that TAL's musical selections enhance the stories rather than just playing random songs from someone's jogging playlist. Figured with interesting topics the format might get better with time and experience, but it hasn't really. Interesting occasionally, but got bored with it. Overall I'd give it a "meh".
An relaxing and thought provoking dialog and music mixed in an entertaining and enjoyable way. A joy to listen to.
Has a lot of potential.
The story telling is well done and mixed with great music in a "This American Life" style. The pacing can be a bit off at times and sometimes the music clips seem to go on too long. But I expect many of the rough edges to be smoothed out over time. So far this podcast is very listenable and has chosen topics that are relevent to devs.