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The podcast for developers by developers with other IT added for fun!


Docker Disaster
Aug 3 • 64 min
Chris and Josey use Docker for every day work, but is it all it can be or should be? What troubles have they run into and what suggestions do they have? Listen to find out! TOPICS Their first experience with Docker was wonderful, right? What is Docker and…
Angular Testing (Sorta!)
Jul 27 • 63 min
Shai Reznik joins Chris and Josey to chat about TDD in Angular. At least that was the intent! We do cover TDD, but do we get to TDD for Angular? Well…. TOPICS What are the benefits of TDD? How do you justify ROI for implimenting testing Where is the best…
Preventing High Pressure Burnout
Jul 20 • 64 min
Parul Singh joins Chris and Josey to tackle how to handle burnout and personal mental health in high-stress jobs. What starts as a look at burnout turns into a discussion covering company expectations, the pandemic, self imposed goals, and a lot more.…
git mv master main
Jul 13 • 70 min
GitHub's renaming master branch to main. Chris and Josey discuss the choice, other potentially charged terms in the IT world, the history of the words, and explore options. TOPICS Why change the core branch name? What implications does this have on the IT…
Scheduling the One Man Band
Jun 26 • 52 min
Anthony Keenan rejoins Chris to discuss how to schedule work as a one-man band, having made the jump into self-employment. TOPICS Managing multiple clients Overbooking work Managing time Estimating Scheduling Working “overtime” to meet client’s demands…
Artificial (Un)Intelligence
Apr 25 • 56 min
Zain Daniyal rejoins Chris to discuss the finer points of AI, specifically, what it's not that good at. TOPICS What can AI do well? What can’t it do? Where does it fail? Why does it fail? How we might overcome its limitations? AI at scale - problems and…
The Importance of Being Online
Apr 17 • 64 min
Andy Morrel is back! This time we're talking about how important being online is during this time. As a bonus, we talk about the wonderful event put on by the Live Coders team on Twitch as well! TOPICS Having events during a lock down Planning Why it's…
Tech & The Peter Principle
Apr 10 • 65 min
Paul Aldred-Bann joins Chris to look into the Peter Principle in relation to tech. What is it? What impact does it have on the tech industry? Do contractors have to deal with it? And a lot more! TOPICS What is the Peter Principle? Leadership and…
Artificial Intelligence: A Primer
Apr 3 • 65 min
Zain Daniyal joins Chris and Josey to help explain Artificial Intelligence. We know it's not about Skynet, so what exactly is happening in the field of AI? And just what are white boxes? Learn about that and more in this episode. TOPICS What is Aritifical…
There’s No Accounting for COVID
Mar 27 • 64 min
Simon Young joins Chris and Josey again, this time to look at what impact CoronaVirus is having on taxes, accounting, and end of year accounts for business here in the UK. How has SSP changed? What is CBLIS? A very full episode of helpful information for…
Staying Sane When Working Remotely
Mar 20 • 61 min
Many of us are working from home due to forced isolation. While this seems like an ideal solution to help with social distancing, there are real concerns for the safety and sanity of those who are not familiar with concept. In this episode, Chris is…
Dependency Hell
Mar 12 • 62 min
Phil Nash joins Chris and Josey again, this time to look at working with code dependencies in svn, git, and discuss various package managers. The trio depend on puns, dad jokes, and more to figure out once and for all how to handle dependency hell. TOPICS…
Migration Mumbles Pt. 2
Mar 6 • 56 min
In part 1, we discussed code migrations. This time Chris and Josey discuss other types of migrations including ALM, Infrastructure, and more. TOPICS Why do migrations happen? Who is impacted? What is the first step? What types of migrations are there?…
Bashing Bothersome Bugs & Chasing Chunks of Cash
Feb 28 • 61 min
Chris and Josey discuss bug bounty programs, actions to take if randomly stumbling upon a security vulnerability, reporting pros/cons, and a lot more. Is the answer really black and white, or is it all grey? TOPICS What is a bug bounty program When and…
How to Win Work & Influence Clients
Feb 21 • 55 min
Chris and Josey tackle the topic of running your own IT company in a time where the industry is influenced by challenges like IR35 and working from home. Is there a difference between finding clients as a contractor or service provider? How do you find…
Driving Development One Test at a Time
Feb 7 • 66 min
Phil Nash joins Chris and Josey to discuss test driven development. What is it? What is the difference between BDD and TDD? Are there other xDDs? What does Fractal have to do with it? Tune in to find out! TOPICS What is TDD? Is there a difference between…
How I Learned To Stay Relevant and Love the Code
Jan 24 • 65 min
Andy Morrell joins Chris and Josey this week to discuss how to stay relevant as a developer. Is the answer learning by osmosis? Ancient blood rituals? Listen to find out! TOPICS Whether permie or freelance, stagnation happens. How to avoid it. Learning…
2020
Jan 10 • 62 min
The first show of 2020 is all about us! Chris and Josey share news about what is coming in the new year and some information about a rebrand. TOPICS What are our goals? What is DNI Stream? What is Documentation Not Included? What is Development Now…
I ARE THIRTY FIVE
Dec 13, 2019 • 125 min
In a special 2 hour episode, Chris and Josey are joined by Jamie from the donetcoreshow to discuss one of the biggest topics we've tried to avoid this year; IR35. What is it? Does it impact freelancers? Contractors? What happens when the gloves come off…
Startups - The Reality Gap
Dec 6, 2019 • 59 min
Joe Atkinson and Gordon Johnston from Lineup Ninja join Josey and Chris to talk about the reality gap that startups run into when launching. TOPICS From idea to startup formation: what, when, why? Working with accelerators Working with the first clients /…
12 Configuration Blues
Nov 29, 2019 • 61 min
Chris is joined by Steve Collins to talk about the wonderful world of configuration files. What wonders do they hold? How many configuration files does it take to setup an application? How to handle secure connection information across environments? And…
Contract Lense: Schedule 1
Nov 15, 2019 • 57 min
Chris and Josey add Schedule 1 to their contract podcast. What should you NOT include in your contracts? Vacations? Job Titles? Bananas? What is IR35? Did we really go there this episode? Listen in to find out! TOPICS What should you NOT include in your…
Contract Lens
Nov 8, 2019 • 56 min
Our Freelance / Contractor series continues as we turn our eyes to contracts. Chris and Josey get down into the nitty gritty about what a contract is, what should be in it, and what should not, and of course, remind you that they are not lawyers. WE ARE…
Milestone One
Oct 25, 2019 • 67 min
Documentation Not Included is now older, though perhaps not wiser. Chris and Josey discuss the past year and reveal secrets about the upcoming future! TOPICS The Past The Present The Future MUSIC FROM THE CCMIXTER COMMUNITY Snazzy Intro: On Top of the…
Impersonating Developers
Oct 18, 2019 • 60 min
Gordon joins Chris again, this time as A Time To Change Champion, to look at impostor syndrome and more! TOPICS What is impostor syndrome? What can cause it? How can you work with, or deal with it? MUSIC FROM THE CCMIXTER COMMUNITY Snazzy Intro: On Top of…
The Modern Web: Full Stack Frameworks vs Site Generators
Oct 4, 2019 • 63 min
TOPICS Full Stack Website Development Static Site Generators Content Management Systems ABOUT OUR GUEST Jamie Taylor is a .Net Developer that hosts his own podcast that focusses on everything .Net Core. Check him out below: Twitter: @dotnetcore.show .Net…
Proprietary Tools: Stagnation or Growth
Sep 26, 2019 • 58 min
Bjørn Reiten joins Chris and Josey to discuss working with prprietary tools. Can they stay on topic or will the desire to dig into PLC programming take over the show? TOPICS Working with proprietary tools Working with standards …and anything else would be…
Workplace Agility
Sep 19, 2019 • 57 min
Mark Walsh is back, and this time it's all about Agile methodologies. What is it? Is anyone truely using it? Did you know there is an Agile Manifesto? That and more this episode! TOPICS Agile Manifesto Can companies be truely 100% Agile? What is Kanban?…
The Art of Networking
Sep 5, 2019 • 66 min
It's all about the Art of Networking, and no, we’re not talking about computers, LANs, and WANs. This show is all about about human - or business - networking. Is it worth it? A waste of time and/or money? Sarah Phipps joins Chris and Josey this week to…
Agents: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Aug 29, 2019 • 58 min
Chris uses agents and recruiters. Josey has not used them, and only seen the ugly side from others. This week, Cameron MacGrain from HarveyNash joins the team to help peel back the layers on working with agents and recuiters as developer consultants and…
Team Culture
Aug 23, 2019 • 65 min
Sam Strauss joins Chris and Josey bringing new insight to what is team culture, how to form it, and most importantly, how to survive it! TOPICS What is team culture? How to form a positive team culture… Managerial styles (being macro/micro) How to survive…
Migration Mumbles
Aug 15, 2019 • 59 min
Mark Walsh joins Josey and Chris to discuss the "joys" found in doing a code migration. It's all fun and games right? TOPICS Why would a code migration be needed? What challenges are there? Is it pure lunacy? …and more? LINKS…
%&$@$!! Contractors - They Took Our Jaaaaabs!
Aug 8, 2019 • 58 min
Chris is joined by one of our regular guests, Anthony Keenan, to discuss the employee's perspective on contractors, freelancers, and more. Can Chris keep the topic of IR35 out of the discussion? Listen in to find out! TOPICS Freelancer? Contractor? Just…
“Working” From Home
Aug 1, 2019 • 56 min
Chris and Josey debate the pros and cons of being contractors and freelancers who work from home. After all, it's all fun and games right? TOPICS Can you really get more work done? Can clients trust you? Is your work depriortised compaired to those on…
Scope it up, Furball!
Jul 18, 2019 • 65 min
Can Chris and Josey prevent scope creep during their episode on scope creep? TOPICS What is Scope Creep? What causes it? How to handle it as a project manager How to handle it as someone with no control of the project itself Other strange tales from the…
Oi! Freelancer! You’re Fired! Part Two
Jul 11, 2019 • 64 min
Chris and Josey continue their discussion about being fired as contractors/freelancers/company. This time, it's all about how to handle it and use it to better yourself, your company, and your relationships with your clients…and yes, we even mean the ones…
In the Black: Freelancer Financials
Jul 4, 2019 • 66 min
The team have a real accountant join them this week. Chris finds himself shocked about regulations. Josey explains the dangers of relying on word of mouth. And our guest, Simon Young proves that accountants do indeed have a sense of humor…and so much…
Python: The Second Language
Jun 27, 2019 • 59 min
Owain Williams has lived and breathed C#. So what made him want to look at Python? The DNIStream team looks at what it is like to learn a second programming language, and even get into a debate about the very definition of the term "language". TOPICS What…
Oi! Freelancer! You’re Fired!
Jun 20, 2019 • 59 min
Josey and Chris both found themselves on the freelance/contractor chopping block this past month. With the experience still fresh in both their minds, they explore various reasons a company/freelancer/contractor can find themselves removed from a contract…
Freelance Fun - A Primer
May 30, 2019 • 63 min
Chris and Josey start the Freelance version of Documentation Not Included with a Primer on topics that will discussed. TOPICS To certify, or not to certify Clients Finances Legals ..and oh so much more! MUSIC FROM THE CCMIXTER COMMUNITY Snazzy Intro: On…
Weird Dev Stories II
May 23, 2019 • 62 min
Anthony join Chris and Josey again, this time to share strange and funny stories from the dev and tech world. Bit thanks to our listens who sent in their own horror stories! TOPICS Cat Litter is useful! Dr Who? Mt Sebok Git what? .. and much more! MUSIC…
Enforced QA
May 16, 2019 • 59 min
Developers love QA right? …right? Anthony Keenan joins Chris and Josey to look at what QA is, isn't, who should be doing it and who shouldn't. At no point do we have disagreements about this topic…what side do you fall on? TOPICS What is QA? Difference…
(Tech) Debt Consolidation
Apr 25, 2019 • 63 min
Chris and Pat are joined by Mark Walsh, a start-up focussed lead developer to talk about tech debt and how to handle it. TOPICS What is tech debt? Why is it called “debt”? When is tech debt acceptable? Types of tech debt Managing tech debt Working with…
Breaking into Virtualisation
Apr 18, 2019 • 63 min
Chris and Pat are joined by Josh Thorman, a student with a keen interest in server virtualization. TOPICS What is virtualization? Why is it useful? * Cost saving * Resource management * Monitoring * DR * Backups * Ease of maintenance What kind of…
Dev Communities & Events
Apr 11, 2019 • 73 min
Paul Verbeek-Mast joins the DNI team as we dig in to developer communities and events, their impact, how they have changed over the years, and how to get involved. TOPICS What goes into organising conferences and meetups? Inclusivity …and more! LINKS…
BIG vs small Companies pt 2
Apr 4, 2019 • 56 min
Patryk's back and boy does he have some opinions on BIG vs small companies, especially in the game development industry! 4 TOPICS Job Stability Game Development Teams Development speed and more! MUSIC FROM THE CCMIXTER COMMUNITY Snazzy Intro: On Top of…
BIG vs small Companies
Mar 28, 2019 • 53 min
I want to be BIG! Chris and Josey, with the text based Patryk, dig into the difference found in working for large and small companies! TOPICS The Differences (processes, policies) The Similarities (overdoing it, many hats; wear them all) What can they…
US vs THEM
Mar 21, 2019 • 68 min
We've all seen it, the US vs THEM mentality. Be it bean-counters, juniors, sysadmins, developers, and others. Dan Howarth joins us this episode to discuss who US and THEM are, is separation bad, the effects of this mentality, and what we can all do to…
The 24/7 Job
Mar 14, 2019 • 60 min
The mysterious infrastructure admin "Gareth" appears to discuss the challenges of working in a 24/7 profession. TOPICS The Evolution to the IT Job The 24/7 Cycle On Call (good, bad, other) MUSIC FROM THE CCMIXTER COMMUNITY Snazzy Intro: On Top of the…
A Startup Stack - Postgres & GraphQL
Mar 7, 2019 • 64 min
Chris & Josey are joined by Gordon Johnston from Lineup Ninja to talk about Postgres, GraphQL, Firebase, and the world of data storage. Interspersed with the tech talk, are moments of developers ranting about their frustrations— A normal show it seems.…
(In)Dispensable Developer
Feb 28, 2019 • 63 min
Chris and Josey discuss the good and bad sides of being an indispensable IT worker, be it developer, devops, sysadmin, or other, and whether or not it is by choice or by circumstance. TOPICS The Bad Side of being Indispensable The Good Side Confidence…
What a Big Docker You Have
Feb 21, 2019 • 59 min
Thornton Phillis joins us to discuss Docker, Containerisation, and more. TOPICS Docker Kubernetes Docker Swarm Docker File LINKS https://www.docker.com/ https://hub.docker.com/ MUSIC FROM THE CCMIXTER COMMUNITY Snazzy Intro: On Top of the World by…
The Developer Interview Process, WTF?
Jan 17, 2019 • 73 min
Anthony Keenan joins us to discuss (rant about) the developer interview process. TOPICS Practical / Technical / Art Tests Pair Programming Interview Difference between the Freelance and Permanant inteview process Asking the right questions Time Wasting…
Shifting Security
Jan 10, 2019 • 63 min
The team start the year discussing security in the IT world and development and the impact they have on each other. TOPICS Have you ever been apart of the response team for a compromise? Sharing tools internally as a company? Password Management Why you…
Not Playing Around
Dec 20, 2018 • 64 min
Gareth “Gazimoff” Harmer joins the team to talk about interchangeable lessons for enterprise and game development. TOPICS What game development can learn from enterprise dev and vice versa Scope / Resources Crunch / Professional Working Development Teams…
Have App Idea, ???, Profit!
Dec 13, 2018 • 72 min
Hamid Shojaee joins the DNI team to discuss taking an SaaS idea and turning it into a profitable idea. TOPICS Measuring the value of an idea Use investors, Go Alone? Does it matter if my idea is better than my competitors? User adoption Pricing Models …a…
Virtual Reality: An Overview
Dec 6, 2018 • 67 min
With Josey off sick, Chris and Patryk explore the good, bad, and ugly about Virtual Reality. TOPICS Current Applications for VR What's holding VR back Fears and Issues with VR MUSIC FROM THE CCMIXTER COMMUNITY Snazzy Intro: On Top of the World by…
Worldwide Game Design Video Game Theory
Nov 29, 2018 • 63 min
Bradley McAvoy-James joins us to discuss lessons learned from Fallout 76 and more… TOPICS Fallout 76 Dev Crunch Game Dev Horror Stories RTFMs LINKS Our host Patryk's game on steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/987000/Shadow_Uprising/ MUSIC FROM THE…
Weird Dev Stories
Nov 22, 2018 • 74 min
Weird Dev Stories from our hosts, listeners, and other devs we know! TOPICS Stories told (in no particular order) The Hacked Mouse FIMAS Catastrophe The Hashing Condundrum The Story of Vanishing Lights The Tale of CSV Woe Never Give PR a Cloud Platform…
Player Feedback vs Player Data
Nov 15, 2018 • 71 min
Anthony Nardozza joins us to look at how to disseminate player feedback vs player data. TOPICS The difference between player feedback and player data Analytics Surveys What you should pay attention to. LINKS Total War Rome Reviews on Steam MUSIC FROM THE…
Old School Development & Burnout
Nov 8, 2018 • 61 min
Anthony Keenan joins to turn back time and discuss old school programming, burnout, and trains. TOPICS Programming before the internet Different ways of learning programming and coding Burnout cause How to tackle burnout CV / Resume Driven Development…
Support and Dev: The Symbiotic Relationship
Nov 1, 2018 • 70 min
We are joined by Ed, a support monkey, who gives us insight into how we can improve the relationship between support and development. TOPICS Pet Peaves of Enterprise Support Documentation, is it really needed? ITIL Framework …a lot more! LINKS ITIL…
The Art of Being a Lead Dev
Oct 25, 2018 • 65 min
Sam Strauss from RealVNC joins us to discuss the differences between Lead Dev, Software Lead, and more. TOPICS What really is a Lead Dev role? Is the term right? Where does it fit in a community Encouragement, Guidance, Mentorship and more Getting the…
JavaScript
Oct 18, 2018 • 66 min
The Art of Team Leadership with Sam Strauss from RealVNC. First rule of Lead Dev… you're not herding cats! The second rule, ninjas beware. TOPICS Geocities Catchphrases JavaScript is old Backbone JQuery Framework Fatigue / JavaScript Fatigue React…
The MVP
Oct 11, 2018 • 74 min
Meet Josey, Chris, and Patryk as they take you through their past, present, and future in development (and beards). Our first show is considered our "Minimum Viable Product" - no guests, no fancy intros and —more likely than not— tons of technical issues.…