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Working Code

Water-cooler conversation about web-development. We want to entertain, inspire, and motivate you -- or to put it another way, make your coding career more enjoyable.

Episodes

102: Upgrading MySQL For Poop Emojis
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101: Error - Error Message Not Helpful!
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100: The Spicetacular!
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099: Technical Debt Isn’t Always A Choice. Or Is It?
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098: In Defense Of Working On The Legacy Platform
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097: Expectations Of Professional Software Engineers
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096: Why Do You Write?
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095: Potluck #6 - Unpopular Opinions Edition
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094: Disagree And Commit
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093: Sounds Easy! Sure Isn't
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092: The Power of No
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091: Side Project Therapy
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090: Passion Projects and Beer Money - Side Hustles
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089: What Makes a Good Roadmap?
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088: //todo: documentation
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087: Note To Self v0.2.0
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086: The Working Code Test
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085: Shipping Complexity
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084: The Architectural Support Team with Jason Henriksen
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083: Alternate Timelines
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082: GitHub Copilot - Is It Worth It?
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081: Total Randos
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080: Other Duties As Assigned
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079: Potluck #5
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078: UX - Pushing Users Into The Pit of Success
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077: Mid-Manager Blues
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076: Ben Needs A Minute
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075: What Problem Does This Solve?
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074: What's On Your Workbench?
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073: Our Golden Parachute
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072: Too Many Hats
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071: Potluck #4
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070: Self Reflections
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069: Now I'm Catching Events
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068: Hire Women, Inspire Women
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067: We Have Feelings On Logging
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066: Make Meetings Suck Less
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065: TDD In the Trenches with Scott Stroz
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064: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
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063: Nobody Makes It Out Alive!
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062: Note To Self
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061: Software Is For People
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060: Technical Debt
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059: Everything Old Is New Again
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058: Do 10x Developers Exist?
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057: Goals for 2022
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056: Best of 2021
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055: Sales Fails
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054: We're So Quacked
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053: Product Management with Adam Lehman
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052: Starting Your Own Business, with Steve Rittler
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051: You Are Replaceable
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050: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
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049: Revisiting Replatforming - There Is No Correct Answer
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048: // TODO: Microwave ToDo List
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047: Email Ruins Everything
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046: Secrets Management vs. Premature Optimization
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045B: The Aftershow
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045: Join Our Discord
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044: Facebook's No Good Very Bad Week
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043: Relay Race Programming
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042: Potluck #3
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041: The Third Age of JavaScript, with Shawn @Swyx Wang
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040: Automaticity Is a Weird Word
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039: Ben's Future at InVision
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038: Holding Developers Accountable
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037: Brian Klaas Talks Cloud
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036: Blogs and Digital Gardens
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035: Being a Swamp Guide
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034: Some of My Best Friends Are React Developers!
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033: Software Patents
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032: What Comes After Senior Developer?
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031: To The Cloud! But Why?
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030: Carol's Consult Catch-Up Conversation
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029: Potluck #2
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028: Buy vs. DIY
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027: Giving Technical Presentations
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026: Passwords
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025: Breaking Up With Your Stack
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024: The Archetype of an Effective Developer
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023: Book Club #1 Clean Code by "Uncle Bob" Martin (pt2)
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022: Book Club #1 Clean Code by "Uncle Bob" Martin (pt1)
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021: Listener Questions #2
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020: Carol Needs a Consult
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019: Makefiles
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018: Feature Flags (Finally!)
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017: Premature Optimization
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016: Interviewing
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015: Potluck #1
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014: Zen and the Art of Pull Requests
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013: Do What You Love And You'll Never Work A Day In Your Life
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012: Idiomatic Code
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011: Listener Questions #1
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010: Scaling
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009: Testing
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008: Origin Stories Pt 2
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007: Origin Stories Pt 1
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All super heroes have an origin story. And, so do nerds. Many of us can remember back to that moment when we realized that there was magic in the world - magic that we could be part of; and, magic that we could help create. This week, we get personal with the crew and learn more about where they came from, what kind of stuff makes them tick, and what it is that they love about being web application developers.


This Part 1 of a two-part series. Part 1 includes Tim and Ben. Part 2 will include Carol and Adam.


Triumphs & Fails


  • Adam's Triumph - He moved mountains of data using "pivot tables" in Google Sheets in order to build summaries of his newly-rolled-out test coverage at work! He's a hair's breadth away from fully converting his codebase over to an open-source platform.
  • Ben's Triumph - He totally built something without JavaScript! I know, it sounds crazy: in the age of Single-Page Applications (SPA) and JavaScript frameworks, reaching for JavaScript is the default. But he managed to build something useful with just HTML and CSS!
  • Carol's Triumph / Failure - She just passed the 4-month mark at her new job, like a boss! But, she been a little bit down in the mouth, concerned that she's not getting enough done and that she's not learning enough. She managed to turn the week around, however, getting some productive "Design Buddy" work (think "pair programming" for the planning phase) done.
  • Tim's Triumph - He checked his old Coinbase account from 2015 and the $15 he left in there is now worth $85. He's about to wine and dine himself!


Notes & Links


  • :target - CSS selector that matches elements whose id matches the URL fragment.
  • Coinbase - a place to buy, sell, and manage your cryptocurrency portfolio.
  • Lost Passwords Lock Millionaires Out of Their Bitcoin Fortunes - New York Times article about a millionaire who has two more chances to remember his password for quarter-billion in Bitcoin.
  • Google Sheets: Pivot tables - creating and using pivot tables in Google Sheets.
  • Aqua Data Studio - a versatile database IDE with data management and visual analytics for relational, cloud, and NoSQL databases.
  • ELIZA - an early natural language processing computer program.
  • Zork - one of the earliest interactive fiction computer games.
  • Kaypro - a computer manufacturer from the 1980s known for their line of rugged, "luggable" computers.
  • dBase - one of the first database management systems for microcomputers.
  • CP/M - an early operating system.
  • Ultima Online - one of the first MMO (Massively Multi-player Online) games.
  • Adobe ColdFusion - a modern web development language.
  • Lucee CFML - the leading open-source CFML application server / engine - it's so good you might just freak out!
  • Sierra Entertainment - game company famous for King's Quest, Space Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry.
  • Hackers - one of the best movies in the computer / hacker genre - Hack the planet!
  • X-Files - 1990s tv drama about the FBI's paranormal phenomena research - the truth is out there!
  • QBasic - an early programming language and interpreter.
  • TI-82 - a programmable calculator.


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Published Jan 27, 2021 at 12:00pm
006: Hopes for 2021
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005: Monolith vs. Microservices
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004: Impostor Syndrome
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003: Burnout, Mental Exhaustion, and Productivity
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002: Working from home
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001: Adam's Secret Shame
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000: Hello, World!
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