Developing Fatigue

Developing Fatigue
Software development podcast with a focus on the human side of programming

Digital Minimalism
Dec 10 • 19 min
In this episode Kris and Toran chat about digital minimalism inspired by the book from Cal Newport. We talk about social media and the role silence plays in the attention economy. References Digital Minimalism Digital Minimalism ebook on blinkist…
Nov 27 • 30 min
This week Kris and Brandon talk about building trust across teams. Their discussion includes a handful of personal stories on the subject including when they felt trusted, frustrated and everything in between. References Ruby on Rails Postmortem…
Nov 10 • 18 min
Brandon and Kris attempt to console Toran as he wrestles with the idea that his reputation might be on the line as he makes the transition into gaming software development. References Monkey Patching Extreme Programming (XP) Test First DevOps How to…
Lightning Talks
Oct 28 • 28 min
Kris and Toran discuss lightning talks, the tradeoffs associated with remote work and 1 minute praisings. They also touch on work ethic and finding focus time while remaining connected. References Testing Multi-Node Phoenix @ElixirConf F3 Nation The…
New Gigs
Oct 13 • 36 min
We kick off season 2 with a discussion about the career transition both Kris and Toran made in early 2019. We also hear from Brandon about training up new hires, the force multiplier effect and embracing challenges from less experienced engineers….
Code Review
Sep 17, 2018 • 29 min
How do you do a code review and provide feedback in a non threatening way? How do you receive code review feedback? What is the point of code reviews? Listen to Kris, Toran, and Brandon cover these questions in how to give and receive code reviews to…
Cross Functional Teams
Sep 7, 2018 • 35 min
Kris, Toran, and Brandon discuss what a cross functional team is and how to get the most out of the team setup. They cover team composition strategies that improve the flow of work and how crossing boundaries can increase throughput. References Cross…
Aug 31, 2018 • 34 min
This week Toran and Brandon are interviewed by Kris as we learn more about consulting. We talk about the differences between consulting and contracting, why consultants/contractors tend to have a high hourly rate, some of the business and legal…
Remote Work
Aug 23, 2018 • 29 min
This week the trio diverges from the normal format as they do an interview style episode on the topic of remote work. Brandon dives right in with questions on how to do it well, what are the pros of working remote, why Kris and Toran like working…
Aug 11, 2018 • 31 min
This week we talk about retention and how companies can keep people in this industry as people are seemingly transient in their jobs. We discuss about some reasons that people might choose to move on in their career. We cover some signs that can help…
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
In our episode on interviewing, we converse about the good and bad interviews we have had (from the interviewee perspective). We then move on to what we look for when we’re conducting interviews and some of the things we wish that people would change…
So Good They Can’t Ignore You
Jul 26, 2018 • 30 min
Our hosts discuss yet another book by Cal Newport, “So Good They Can’t Ignore You”. In this book, Cal Newport challenges the idea of “follow your passion” for work that you should do by calling this the “Passion Hypothesis”. Kris, Toran, and Brandon…
Jul 19, 2018 • 33 min
Inspired by a blog post from earlier this year that stated learning is hard, we discuss our different styles of learning. We also discuss learning from the other side where we are helping other people to learn and how we teach and coach. We move on to…
Deep Work
Jul 12, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode Brandon, Kris, and Toran chat about the topic of deep work inspired by the book “Deep Work” by Cal Newport. We talk about what distractions look like and how we can better engage in deep work to provide the most value to our teams…
Culture Shifting
Jul 5, 2018 • 36 min
We discuss culture and define what it is and what it is not. How do we create, maintain, enhance the culture. We cover the concept of shared values and practical tips for working towards an awesome productive culture. Do you have feedback about the…
Jun 26, 2018 • 30 min
This week we cover the different forms of mentorship where we have been the mentor and the mentee. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution to mentoring. What does a successful mentoring session look like? The mentoring session is not a one way flow…
Career Paths
Jun 26, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, we discuss how you progress through your career as a developer. Do you pursue path of developer to senior developer to manager? Is this the only way to “level up” in your career? We challenge this in your journey as a developer…
Jun 18, 2018 • 17 min
This week we discuss the origin story of the podcast. Kris and Brandon share how they came to know Toran and what trouble has come of it since. Along the way, Toran genuinely highlights the unique characteristics of both Brandon and Kris that…