The Effective Developer

The Effective Developer

www.sebastian-daschner.com
The podcast for software developers who want to become more efficient and productive at what their doing.


16 - Immediate feedback and turnaround times
Jun 18 • 11 min
This episode is about the importance of immediate feedback and short turnaround times, and human attention spans. Examples for development modes (short turnaround) in Java: - https://blog.sebastian-daschner.com/entries/openliberty-plugin-dev-mode -…
15 - The experience of flow
Jun 16 • 14 min
This episode is about the experience of flow, the work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and why I think developers have the best job ever. Flow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi:…
14 - Effective keyboard usage in IDEs and browsers
Jun 5 • 7 min
This episode is about the keyboard usage beyond the command line and keyboard concepts in the IDEs and browsers. Video course on effective keyboard usage: https://blog.sebastian-daschner.com/entries/effective-keyboard-usage-video-course
13 - Shell shortcuts
May 27 • 7 min
This episode is about shell shortcuts and how you can make your command line experience more comfortable. Improving your shell productivity: https://blog.sebastian-daschner.com/entries/unix-command-line-productivity Video course on effective keyboard…
12 - Shell aliases
May 25 • 5 min
This episode is about shell aliases, how they compare to IDE live templates, and why they are probably the biggest helper in the command line. Zsh aliases: https://blog.sebastian-daschner.com/entries/zsh-aliases Improving your shell productivity:…
11 - Shells, bash & zsh
May 15 • 7 min
This episode is about shells, and why you should care as a developer. Zsh aliases: https://blog.sebastian-daschner.com/entries/zsh-aliases Improving your shell productivity: https://blog.sebastian-daschner.com/entries/unix-command-line-productivity
10 - The power of the command line
May 14 • 8 min
This episode is about the Unix command line and why, after some learning time, spending more time in the terminal will make us more effective. Video course on effective keyboard usage:…
09 - VIM layout & the power of the home row
May 5 • 14 min
This episode is about the VIM editor layout and the power and productivity gain of keeping our hands on the home row of our keyboard. I’ll tell my story on how I started using and appreciating the VIM editor and what are the benefits of the VIM mode of…
08 - Keyboard layouts
Apr 29 • 5 min
This episode is about keyboard layouts. We’ll see why it makes to consider to program in the US keyboard layout if you’re not already doing so, and why the US International layout might be helpful. Keyboard layout: US International AltGr No Dead keys:…
07 - Keyboard devices
Apr 27 • 8 min
This episode is about keyboards and keyboard devices. We’ll see why it makes sense to invest some money into a proper device and what to take into consideration. Some keyboards brands that I’ve used: - https://www.daskeyboard.com/ -…
06 - Keyboard shortcuts & live templates
Apr 22 • 9 min
This episode is about keyboard shortcuts and live templates. We’ll have a more detailed look on how to become a poweruser of the programs we’re often using, most of all the IDE, but also the editors and other programs.
05 - On the keyboard
Apr 21 • 6 min
This episode is about the keyboard where we developer should spend our time on. We talk about why specific tasks are more efficient to be performed on the keyboard, why to leverage keyboard shortcuts, and what’s about the keyboard home row.
04 - Context switches - as humans
Apr 16 • 5 min
This episode is about context switches that we humans have when switching tasks. We talk about the time penalty we have to pay until we’re fully productive again, after being distracted, meetings, and other tasks, and how to overcome that.
03 - Focus & eliminating distractions
Apr 15 • 8 min
This episode is about the need to focus and eliminating distractions in our work. We will talk about different types of distractions, inefficiencies that make our job harder than required, waiting times, and some ways to overcome these.
02 - Automation
Apr 15 • 5 min
This episode is about automation, or how I call it using the computer in the correct way. Computers are so much better at automation than we humans are. I’ll give you an overview over which types of automation could help us doing our job, we hear about…
01 - Introduction - The Effective Developer
Apr 15 • 2 min
Introduction to the podcast about how to become more productive and more effective as a software developer. I’m Sebastian Daschner, your host, and it’s a pleasure to have you. You’ll find more material at https://www.sebastian-daschner.com