Working Code

Working Code is a technology podcast unlike all others. Instead of diving deep into specific technologies to learn them better, or focusing on soft-skills, this one is like hanging out together at the water cooler or in the hallway at a technical conference. Working Code celebrates the triumphs and fails of working as a developer, and aims to make your career in coding more enjoyable.


005: Monolith vs. Microservices
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004: Impostor Syndrome
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Impostor Syndrome is a psychological pattern in which people doubt their skills, talents, and accomplishments. Most of us have felt something like this in our careers, whether it's a fleeting moment or a persistent fear that we're going to be discovered as frauds. These feelings can be overwhelming, even debilitating; but, they can also drive us towards self-improvement.

This week, the crew talks about their own mistakes, feelings of fraud, insecurities, and how Impostor Syndrome manifests in their own careers.

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Triumphs & Fails

  • Adam's Failure - Adam accidentally destroyed a database by running a migration script on the wrong database! Thankfully it was a QA (Quality Assurance) database which could be restored - no critical client-data was lost.
  • Ben's Triumph - He's deleted 200K lines of unused vendor code. That means shipping less code to production with every deployment. He also merged one of his unnecessary microservices back into the monolith.
  • Carol's Triumph - She's not dying! Woot woot! She had gotten COVID-19 right on the heels of a kidney infection; but it is currently feeling much better (and is nursing her sons back to health as well).
  • Tim's Triumph - He's been playing around with Redis as a means to make his applications more resilient. One thing he wants to do is centralize his Session management such that he can pushed new code to production without having to reset user-session data.

Notes & Links

1hr 18min
Published Jan 6, 2021 at 12:00pm
003: Burnout, Mental Exhaustion, and Productivity
Show Details1hr 4min
002: Working from home
Show Details54min 24s
001: Adam's Secret Shame
Show Details1hr 8min
000: Hello, World!
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