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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

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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This week, the crew meets to finish their review of Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert Martin (aka, "Uncle Bob"). This book is filled with so much thought-provoking information that it took us two episodes to get through it! And, while some of the practices in the book didn't quite connect with the programming languages that we use or the types of applications that we build, our general consensus is that most of the suggestions in this book are spot-on.

All-in-all, I'd say that our first attempt at a book review was a smashing success!

Triumphs & Failures

  • Adam's Triumph - He took a SQL query that was running for over 3-minutes, refactored it, and brought the execution time down to 30 milliseconds. For those of you following along at home, that's a "4 orders of magnitude" improvement! There's nothing quite as thrilling as query optimization! But, anytime you get to describe an improvement in terms of "orders of magnitude", you are already winning!
  • Ben's Triumph - After spending weeks of his personal time building a ColdFusion custom tag DSL (Domain Specific Language) for generating HTML emails; and, then using said DSL in a company Hackathon to rebuild a bevy of transactional emails; he finally starting applying the approach at work! And, it's all going very smoothly!
  • Carol's Failure - She was so focused on putting together the mother's day plans (for her mothers) that she completely forgot that her son was coming home from his Freshman year of college. So, instead of going to get him, he had to rely on his friends (and their parents) to help him move back home. Of course, isn't a big part of going to college all about becoming more independent and self-reliant?
  • Tim's Failure - He is terrible at negotiating. And, the very act of "countering" an offer makes him feel like a bad person. In a contentious situation, his primary goal is to figure out exactly what he can say to bring the situation to an end. This is something he always wishes he was better at.

Notes & Links

Follow the show! Our website is workingcode.dev and we're @WorkingCodePod on Twitter and Instagram. Or, leave us a message at (512) 253-2633‬ (that's 512-253-CODE). New episodes drop weekly on Wednesday.

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1hr 6min
Published May 19, 2021 at 11:00am
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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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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