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336: It’s The Culture Stupid
Dec 18 • 37 min
Chris is back from his trip to Denver to tour System76’s factory, and what he discovered while he was there was the last thing he was expecting.Links:Thelio - System76
335: Everyone’s Going Chrome
Dec 11 • 43 min
Estimates can be a very tricky thing to get right, but they are vitally important. Peter Kretzman joins us to make it all a bit easier and clearer. Plus Chris thinks he knows why Microsoft is willing to kill off their Edge browser engine and switch it out…
334: Time Crisis
Dec 9 • 58 min
Mike and Chris don’t claim to have a time machine, but they still have a major problem to solve.Links:To old to start?How to Evaluate open source libs/frames/software?Top programming languages of 2018
333: Space Gray Handcuffs
Nov 27 • 57 min
iPad Pro is a great machine for people that don’t want to get too much work done. But ultimately this week’s episode is about the guys catching up after a long couple weeks apart.Links:Ferrite Recording Studio — Ferrite is the tool many podcasters and…
332: Before Coder
Nov 7 • 54 min
We answer how Chris and Mike started in independent contracting, and the lessons changes they’d make with some perspective of time. Plus System76’s new Thelio hardware looks great, but would the Mac Mini be the wiser purchase? The guys debate. And a tool…
331: Blue Is The New Red
Oct 30 • 47 min
We react to the news that IBM is buying Red Hat, cover some feedback that sets us straight, and are pleasantly surprised by Qt Design Studio.Links:Qt Design Studio 1.0 Released — Qt Photoshop Bridge – import your graphics design from PhotoshoNew LSP…
330: Vinny’s Unit Tests
Oct 23 • 53 min
What’s the future of .NET? With .NET Core growing and the future of the orginal .NET seems uncertain. Chris and Mike suspect there is clear possibility. Plus a few more thoughts on Unit Testing, embedded productivity companion devices, and the hoopla of…
329: OpenJDK or Death
Oct 15 • 46 min
Azure Sphere dev kits are shipping, and we take a look at the practicalities of getting setup to start developing. Then we clear some recent Java FUD, read some feedback, and share a few stories.Links:Regarding Michael's MacBook Pro mishapText Contrast…
328: In Testing We Trust
Oct 8 • 54 min
Mike makes his case for realism when it comes to automated testing, and a readjustment of expectations in the wider community. Plus the guys define what makes a “Dark Matter Developer”, and gauk at the possibility of this young hip upstart’s automated…
Episode 327: Smoked Laptops
Oct 1 • 32 min
Mike is the extreme laptop killer, with a tale you’ll have to hear to believe. With only a few short hours left on a deadline, it was 24 hours of chaos. Plus we take a quick look at Mac in the Cloud, Microsoft’s new Azure service, a travel hack, and…
Episode 326: I’m a Stakeholder Now
Sep 24 • 85 min
After catching up the guys dig into the “why” Jupiter Broadcasting sold to Linux Academy, the big shift Chris is seeing, and why the timing was critical. Plus we respond to some emails, chat about GitHub’s future plans to sell talent, and Mike’s big…
Clojure Calisthenics
Sep 7 • 45 min
Wes joins Mike to discuss why .NET still makes sense, the latest antics from Fortnite, a brave new hope for JVM concurrency, and the mind-expanding benefits of trying a Lisp.Special Guest: Wes Payne.Links:Fortnite 15 Mil downloads sans Google PlayProject…
Episode 324: Rage Against The Beer
Aug 31 • 47 min
Mike and Chris have a strong reaction to beer from Utah, and then get into the weeds around Mike’s new gear, the situation with Qt, and a few new tools they’ve recently found.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up for a free 7 day trial when you visit:…
Episode 323: Reacting to React Native
Aug 30 • 41 min
After digging into some feedback, we react to the big upset in the world of React Native. Plus some recent hoopla, a new way to get started contributing to open source, and more!Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up for a free 7 day trial when you visit:…
Episode 322: Not so Qt
Aug 14 • 46 min
Mike's adventures with Qt land him on Windows 10 this week battling DLL hell. He shares the latest developments in his attempt to build his next app with Qt. Plus some feedback, thoughts on AMP, and why dynamic linking keeps Mike up at night.Sponsored…
Episode 321: Qt & Me
Aug 6 • 60 min
Mike shares more first impressions of Qt, the surprising places we’ve found QML in the wild, and why or why not to use Qt. Plus we answer some questions, share some travel hacks, and discuss the top programing languages of 2018, as declared so by the…
Episode 320: The Big Bezos
Aug 2 • 36 min
Mike’s ordered a surprise new rig, Chris is getting particular, and do a first impressions of Qt Creator. Plus why we all need to pull back on the AI hype a bit, and more!Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up for a free 7 day trial when you visit:…
Episode 319: Nadella Stamp
Jul 31 • 31 min
After we happily avoid the recent MacBook scandals, we deep dive into hardware for a bit.. And then pull it out with a overview of Microsoft Async/await pattern.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up for a free 7 day trial when you visit:…
Episode 318: Losing the Anaconda
Jul 17 • 64 min
We ruminate on Python’s founder stepping down, and ponder if it was inevitable. Plus the topic of hardware and software workflows is back in the news, and Instapaper goes independent. So why does that feel like a bad thing?Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign…
Episode 317: A Chat with Uno
Jul 11 • 41 min
The Uno platform recently got our attention, and Jérôme from the project joins us to explain a few things, and have a frank discussion about what they've gotten right, that others have missed. Plus your emails, a bit of hoopla, and more!Special Guest:…
Episode 316: When Clouds Go Dark
Jul 5 • 50 min
Mike discovers a new open source project that promises a free UWP Bridge for iOS, Android and WebAssembly. We kick the tires and share our first thoughts. Plus a nasty software failure is striking down new iMac Pro's, and the 7 most cited reasons…
Episode 315: Chicken Farmers
Jul 2 • 59 min
Tech companies are taking over cities and becoming more powerful than some nations. Is there a moral stand developers inside these huge corporations should be taking? Or is the shift to a chicken farmer economy truly best for all? It's a very…
Episode 314: Microsoft’s Electron Future
Jun 26 • 60 min
Mike's got a dream, and it's a dream where Microsoft saves us from Electron. Now historically speaking, he's been wrong every single time. But this week we'll make the case why we all need to collective pull for his vision.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign…
Episode 313: GitLab’s CEO
Jun 15 • 44 min
We chat with GitLab’s CEO and co-founder Sid Sijbrandij, about the GitLab model, the changes they’ve made since Microsoft purchased GitHub, his thoughts on that acquisition, and his compelling case for 100% remote work.Special Guest: Sid…
Episode 312: Git with Microsoft
Jun 5 • 52 min
Microsoft is buying GitHub, Apple just kicked off WWDC 2018, and we've got a packed show!Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: For a limited time, you can grab $100 in DigitalOcean credit when you visit http://do.co/coderLinux Academy: Sign up for a free 7 day…
Episode 311: Google AI For The Win
May 28 • 56 min
After a bit of CoffeeScript reminiscing we get down to data and design.And discuss why the bot market has collapsed, and how Google is running the table in AI. Plus a few classic Coder moments, feedback, and more.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up for a…
ECMATakeover
May 21 • 51 min
The future is JavaScript and Mike’s seen the way. Plus we answer a listener's questions about career changes, discuss the week’s hoopla, and share a cautionary tale.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up for a free 7 day trial when you visit:…
Episode 309: Best of Both Worlds
May 14 • 45 min
We get fired up about cloud lock-in, and attempt to find some common ground. But the overall framework for today's conversation is the important bits for developers from this years Microsoft Build and Google I/O events.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up…
Episode 308: The Nicheing Down Fallacy
May 7 • 62 min
Focusing on a niche can catastrophically backfire when the market shifts, and Mike goes into full reviewer mode this week. Plus fresh out of Build the guys share the initial impressions of Microsoft’s big event, discuss their growing fear of Amazon, and…
Episode 307: System.Evolution
May 3 • 47 min
Mike and Chris have a workflow hangover, hit rock bottom, and bounce back with a new understanding. Plus the creeping revelation that our future is embed. Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up for a free 7 day trial when you visit:…
Episode 306: Progressive Webbie Things
Apr 30 • 51 min
The death of desktop apps has reached the next stage, but the long transition to WebAssembly is going to hurt, and why the crushing demand for good enough will force us all to live a life of "Progressive Webbie Things".Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up…
Episode 305: Perpetual Beta Tester
Apr 16 • 50 min
We revisit IBM’s total dominance over the PC industry in the early 80s, how they got there, and how we can apply the IBM model to current events. Plus a batch of your feedback, and a defeated discussion about the state of all desktop operating systems and…
Episode 304: No Bad Guys Only Survivors
Apr 9 • 60 min
What we can learn from Mike’s first business failing in 2014? Mike shares some necessary balance to today’s celebrity CEO “stories”. And we discuss how having naive expectations, avoiding conflict, and a lack of focus can sneak up on you and hurt your…
Weapons of Mass Data
Apr 2 • 71 min
What is focus for the software industry? And is focus always a good thing, or can it lead to tunnel vision? Plus we spend a bit more time saluting Sun Microsystems for their contribution to our industry. Plus some feedback, a bit of weekly Hoopla, and…
Episode 302: Staring into Sun
Mar 29 • 66 min
Sun Microsystems was fertile ground for what might be the largest developer upset in ten years. We look back at some of the real innovations Sun brought us, discuss the latest developments in Oracle's suit against Google, and the massive shift Microsoft…
Episode 301: Being David
Mar 19 • 50 min
Mike and Chris find themselves at similar forks in the road with their business. And they both share raw observations from the front lines of some hard choices. Plus some weekly Hoopla, listener questions, and more! Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up for…
Developers Rule the World | CR 300
Mar 15 • 56 min
It’s a special Coder Super show with big announcements and we look back at five years of Coder Radio. We have witnessed a massive shift of power. And it’s been happening right under developers noses. From the slowly won battle for control of the server,…
Mike’s Wishlist | CR 299
Mar 5 • 43 min
Chris is on the road & Mike’s been reflecting. Plus we answer some of your questions, which snowball into some much larger discussions. Then Mike’s made a list & he’s checking it twice.
Niche Busters | CR 298
Mar 3 • 56 min
Mike’s back from a conference in New York & to say he’s got a few things on his mind is putting it mildly. Strap in as we rip through myths, lies & salesmen.
Lunch Break Coder | CR 297
Feb 19 • 57 min
Mike may have cracked the testing pitch, the harsh reason the Junior Developer is dying & a nice batch of audience questions and follow up. This week’s Coder Radio is just like mom’s cookin', but with a taste of Kotlin.
Chris Goes to Microsoft | CR 296
Feb 13 • 72 min
Why the hell did Microsoft open source PowerShell Core, .Net Core, Visual Studio Code? What could possibly be in it for them? Chris goes onsite to ask what’s been on everyone’s mind & figure out what their angle is. Plus the massive leaps Kotlin seems to…
Green Fairies In Green Fields | CR 295
Feb 5 • 65 min
Mike's got a Greenfield project he’s fired up & a tale of woes to go along with it. Chris inspires a mini-revolt over the weekend & both the guys have some remarks for the week’s Hoopla.
Escape Pod Machine | CR 294
Jan 30 • 50 min
A special live on location edition of the show, we talk new gear, workflows & how developers can turn a bad situation around.
The PowerShell Play | CR 293
Jan 22 • 69 min
Mike and Chris review predictions from years past & check on how well they’ve aged. Plus we take a look at Microsoft’s big picture strategy with .Net & now PowerShell for every system.
Lint or Lament | CR 292
Jan 17 • 60 min
Code linting is a way to increase code quality & Mike’s standardized his team on one tool. He shares what they’re doing, why they’re doing it & the impact it has made. Plus the brutal life cycle of JavaScript, the exaggerated death of microservices & more!
Hey Google | CR 291
Jan 8 • 73 min
After a great batch of feedback we make some bold predictions for 2018, and it’s not your dad’s crystal ball this year.
The Last Coder | CR 290
Jan 1 • 84 min
Mike lays it all out for 2017 and makes the case that the small independent development model is fundamentally doomed. We spend the last Coder of the year being very honest about what hasn’t worked in our businesses, about the limitations that life and…
Apple Payday | CR 289
Dec 22, 2017 • 56 min
Mike’s spent a week with JavaScript, Apple has a big gift & that launching a new product glow. Plus Linux’s new fight, Amazon’s big wins & the things that have really gone to hell.
Mike’s New Ride | CR 288
Dec 18, 2017 • 46 min
Microsoft makes one of their boldest moves into open source yet, Mike’s got new wheels and turns it into a chance to reflect on building for voice interfaces, Amazon’s got a new way for devs to make money & we continue to ponder the best ways to achieve…
You Need a Barb | CR 287
Dec 11, 2017 • 61 min
Mike shares some recent lessons he’s learned trying to scale his team, some tools they tried & the processes that have stuck. But first we kick it off with some of your feedback, a bit of Hoopla & wrap it up with a quick touch on hardware.
Collateral User Damage | CR 286
Dec 8, 2017 • 54 min
A new breed of platform wars is brewing, and developers and users are on the losing side more than ever. Plus Mike updates us on his recent NYC trip, a batch of your feedback, an app pick & more!
Windows 10, The Best Linux Yet? | CR 285
Nov 28, 2017 • 61 min
After Mike’s big Black Friday hardware score the guys try out a little Windows 10 challenge for their workflow & walk away a bit humbled and surprised by the experience. But first Mike shares his late night session with JavaScript & the big change he’s…
Popping WebAssembly Hype | CR 284
Nov 20, 2017 • 76 min
Mike gets real about the future of WebAssembly, discuss the team up of Amazon and Microsoft, the real cost of Javascript & the iOS revolt underway. Plus we share the open source projects we’re most thankful for this year.
Back From the DevFest | CR 283
Nov 16, 2017 • 42 min
Mike’s back from DevFest Florida & shares something new he’s discovered, Kotlin takes a shot at Objective-C & now we can all code together, with Atom’s new trick. Note: There is some rough “skype audio” at times, we had to use a backup recording. Totally…
Ice Age | CR 282
Nov 6, 2017 • 52 min
Mike makes the case that he and Chris are dying breeds from a bygone era that need to hunker down & prepare for the cold winter. Plus we respond to a batch of great feedback, chat some contested hoopla & wrap it all up with a bit of small business wisdom.
Selling the FLOSS | CR 281
Oct 30, 2017 • 61 min
Mike and Chris begrudgingly accept the fundamental problem in sticking with boring and safe platforms, debate building a brand around FLOSS, get burned by Angular & reflect on some regrets in our business. Plus SQL’s new hype, some feedback & a project…
Mike Was Right | CR 280
Oct 23, 2017 • 51 min
Mike walks us through Optionals & gives us a specific code example. Plus we launch a new segment long in the making, “Mike Was Right” & it’s a doozy!
Evolving Software Development | CR 279
Oct 17, 2017 • 55 min
Kotlin seems to have a very strong future on Android & Mike and Chris debate the hype vs reality. Plus Mike review’s his new Galago Pro. Then the guys get rather excited by an astute breakdown of developer workflow breakdowns & what the next 20 years of…
A New Kit for Home | CR 278
Oct 9, 2017 • 50 min
After a ninja dance though some “Coder Hoopla” Chris has a go at convincing Mike he might be missing the next big app goldmine.
Elixir of My Soul | CR 277
Oct 7, 2017 • 77 min
Wes is back to talk politics and Node.js. Plus, is it finally time to kill the Web? We discuss the purity of native development & the merits of the Web. Then Mike's got some top IT automation tips for managers, we explore concurrency, distributed systems…
Bite of the AR Apple | CR 276
Oct 5, 2017 • 66 min
Wes joins Mike to chat all things Apple. We discuss the surprising implications of the iPhone X, including the challenges of its new special shape & the exciting possibilities of ARKit. Plus, we debate FaceID and APFS, check in on HomeKit & search for the…
Reacting To React | CR 275
Sep 30, 2017 • 55 min
While Chris is away Wes joins Mike to chat FOSS Burnout & the dark side of open source communities. Plus, we continue to react to React's recent license change, debate about the Virtual DOM & explain why React Native's license might be more important.
No Love for Open Source | CR 274
Sep 18, 2017 • 36 min
What’s really the root cause of open source developer burnout? Plus an honest chat about Electron’s bad parts & Mike finally reveals his master plan. It’s a Coder quickie this week, with Mike back in Florida there is much to be done, including a little…
A Hurricane of Feedback | CR 273
Sep 11, 2017 • 35 min
Mike takes refuge from Irma to respond to audience feedback & share some thoughts on future plans. Chris has some thoughts on hardware that will help you get more work done & neither of us are worrying about Bash on Windows.
The State of Stateless | CR 272
Aug 31, 2017 • 64 min
Mike and Chris discuss the types of workloads that better suit Serverless Architecture systems like Lambda & when you should roll a server. Plus Mike has major hardware woes, makes a surprising move on air & Chris is left pontificating on the future of AR.
The Future is Serverless | CR 271
Aug 28, 2017 • 57 min
The serverless revolution is nigh, we discuss AWS Lambda and Azure Functions, rebuilding jbot, basing the business computers around Pop!_OS & more!
Daily Stand Up Myth | CR 270
Aug 17, 2017 • 49 min
Mike busts the myth of the daily standup meeting & tracks it back to its origins. Then we play a little defense for Electron, share the mind of a PMO & wax on about TypeScript. Plus a little taste of Mike’s busy week, an update on Alice & Chris’ upcoming…
Clustered Pi | CR 269
Aug 10, 2017 • 37 min
A special guest and creator of PiCluster joins us to discuss the open source Docker cluster management project. PiCluster is a bit of a community hit & seems to strike a great balance compared to other solutions. We’ll dig into the technologies they use…
Ask Alice | CR 268
Aug 3, 2017 • 51 min
Mike has a huge announcement towards the end of the show. Leading up to it we discuss the case against Kotlin, the next tech after Flash to die & the obvious reason Bots are going to be big.
Skills to Pay the Bills | CR 267
Jul 27, 2017 • 48 min
We solve some problems, and then go down the rat hole of self hacking to increase work, productivity & our health. Then we gleefully watch as Coding Bootcamps begin to collapse & discuss the misleading metric that led them to their doom. Plus Mike shares…
Mike the Botter | CR 266
Jul 20, 2017 • 71 min
Wes sits down with Mike to talk about Starbucks not-so-secret API, the state of the developer ecosystem & difficult challenges faced by FOSS vendors in the medical field. Plus some fantastic feedback, Mike's true feelings about Swift & a whole lot more!
Rented Windows Theory | CR 265
Jul 13, 2017 • 53 min
Microsoft slips a little Windows 10 into your Office365 & we discuss the huge shift they just pulled off, plus a little real talk about growing pains and doldrums & the pains of over building a system. Plus your feedback & much more!
Toxic Licensing | CR 264
Jul 6, 2017 • 64 min
Mike updates on spinning up his business in Florida, we debate limiting the use of the GPL & try to better understand the recent System76 Pop!_OS news. Plus the industry is going all in on AI & spending less and less on other types of research. Mike…
The Guilty Bug | CR 263
Jun 30, 2017 • 57 min
We ponder the ethical dilemma of a developer who has replaced himself with a bot, debate the possibility of ever making money from bots & have some tough love for Apple on the iPhone’s 10th anniversary. Plus discuss System76’s new Pop!_OS & Mike’s…
Summer of GitHub | CR 262
Jun 22, 2017 • 50 min
We discuss the week’s developer hoopla & the beard joins us to share his insights. It's a fun episode with a range of topics, including the recent rush to GitHub by a number of open source projects.
Basic Bot | CR 261
Jun 15, 2017 • 47 min
Mike shares some insights into building bots & a little sample code to get you started. Plus we discuss the week’s developer news & spend a bit of time on feedback.
The WWDC17 Episode | CR 260
Jun 8, 2017 • 71 min
After Mike gets a few things off his chest, we dive into the most developer relevant announcements & news from Apple’s WWDC 2017.
Hi-Tech Lady Tubes | CR 259
Jun 1, 2017 • 56 min
The open source model has won, we discuss the impact that’s having on the development industry. Plus Swift gets a little more interesting, & Chris is ready for his lady in a tube!
Bad Process SIGKILLs | CR 258
May 25, 2017 • 64 min
The “process manager from hell” is driving our listener crazy! We have advice that’s a little unconventional. Then we discuss the slow demolition of the culture of youth taking place in tech, that could be shifting everything. Plus Microsoft’s huge Git…
Kotlin, Swiftly | CR 257
May 19, 2017 • 62 min
Mike argues you should go hybrid today & end up progressive tomorrow. The Docker reality & why Swift is a bit like Kotlin. Speaking of Kotlin we chat a bit about the Google I/O news, Project Treble, Xamarin’s Live Player & Mike’s new rig.
Legalize Math | CR 256
May 8, 2017 • 51 min
Getting fined for doing math without a license, Windows 10 S goes app store only, a Coder community project goes into production & Chris learns a hard lesson about his tools!
Moby’s Logs | CR 255
May 1, 2017 • 44 min
After digging into some rather tempting Hoopla, Mike shares his clever solution to one of Docker’s bigger problems & manages to motivate Chris into trying it out during the show. Plus thoughts on continuing your coding education, stories of past exams…
Riding the Whale | CR 254
Apr 24, 2017 • 54 min
Mike is betting big on Docker, Angular has a new release, JavaScript is taking the lead & Uber is playing with fire. It’s a packed episode & wraps up with the bombshell that Mike is selling his new MacBook.
4k of Sin | CR 253
Apr 17, 2017 • 54 min
Habitat promises full automation that travels with app. Basically it’s a great way to have an extremely lightweight “environment + your app” (hence the name) that has everything you need except the OS or OS related bits. But is this a layer of abstraction…
DysFunctional | CR 252
Apr 14, 2017 • 86 min
Wes from Linux Unplugged joins Mike to host a special edition of the show. They chat about the merits (or not!) of Electron, Mike’s week from hell & their true feelings about Javascript. Then they discuss Clojurescript, React Native, & the benefits of a…
Roadshow Special | CR 251
Apr 12, 2017 • 61 min
Tune in for a special road edition of the show today! After Mike & Chris cover some feedback, they share their worst hire stories, eat some Apple crow & debate the end of the exodus. Plus Chris shares some surprisingly topical experiences from his Dell…
Captivated by Containers | CR 250
Mar 27, 2017 • 50 min
Mike’s got a new testing pipeline & he’s fired up and ready to go. He shares what might be a game changer for his business. Plus we discuss the damage done by “Coding Heroes”, the value of a namespace, a handy tool & more!
Just Some Tools | CR 249
Mar 20, 2017 • 50 min
Mike’s new client has some strict requirements so we get very practical about the tools we use, compromises made & the line we won’t cross.
Some WebAssembly Required | CR 248
Mar 13, 2017 • 57 min
We follow up on WebAssembly, it’s not just the future, it’s already here & it might be great! Plus C# 7’s release gets us thinking & Canonical’s got us ranting.
Always Be Coding | CR 247
Mar 6, 2017 • 59 min
Why coding everyday makes a big difference for Mike & Chris reflects on keeping momentum to prevent project rot. Plus our first look at Java 9, hopes & fears of Web Assembly & more!
Mozilla’s Pocket Pick | CR 246
Feb 27, 2017 • 61 min
Our C++ alternatives quest for embedded continues, taking another look at Visual Studio Code, Mozilla’s big pockets & saving the web with Qt Quick. Plus Mike’s war story, great feedback & more!
Java Rusts Over | CR 245
Feb 20, 2017 • 36 min
Rust has a busy 2017 ahead of it, Mike ponders Java’s failure on small Internet of Things & searches for a C++ alternative, then dazzles us with the new gear he’s recently picked up.
Still Playing Mono | CR 244
Feb 13, 2017 • 55 min
Mike reports back from his recent travels, we debate the renaissance .Net & solve all of future Mike’s problems.
iPad Shrinkage | CR 243
Feb 6, 2017 • 54 min
The fear of productivity loss & the crazy things we do to avoid it, a sober look at the tablet market for developers, GitLab’s recent disaster & we bring it all home with a little time travel.
Cowboy Code | Coder Radio 242
Feb 2, 2017 • 53 min
The tools we use to do the job, Microservices Gone Wrong, the real problem with TypeScript & more!
Tricks of the Trade | CR 241
Jan 23, 2017 • 36 min
Your emails this week get us discussing & sharing some really hard learned lessons & insights. Plus Mike spends the weekend preparing to shame Chris & shares a favorite book pick
Disillusioned NixBeards | CR 240
Jan 16, 2017 • 62 min
Mike and Chris start things off with some traditional feedback, get into some Dart discussion & then get into the hardware throw down.
Living in a Clamshell | CR 239
Jan 9, 2017 • 50 min
After we answer some audience feedback and chat about the week’s Hoopla & a fresh batch of Coder Radio 2017 predictions!
Undockered | CR 238
Jan 5, 2017 • 43 min
Mike’s got three wishes for the new year, Chris has a new Echo Dot & Google has partnerships to put Assistant in your TV. Plus why Mike got rid of his office, GitHub’s near term future & how terrible code gets written by sane people.
Shuffling Code | CR 237
Dec 26, 2016 • 182 min
We’ve given the guys the week off after a year of hard work, so in this episode we’ll take a look back at a series of events where the guys ended up realigning their opinions. From hybrid vs native apps & developing on linux to Pokémon & Bots, a lot…
Refactoring 2016 | CR 236
Dec 19, 2016 • 51 min
We reflect on the trainwreck that was 2016 & what might be emerging in 2017 as a real market opportunity. It's our last live show of the year, so we throw out the rules!
Okay Google, Take Over the World | CR 235
Dec 12, 2016 • 52 min
Mike reviews his Google Home and we discuss Google Actions, Fitbit buying Pebble & the usefulness of some of these products. Plus Mike adopts a new philosophy about remote workers!
Legend Of The Snow Leopard | CR 234
Dec 5, 2016 • 52 min
Mike shares his swift migration pain from over the weekend & opens up a bar in the office in honor of his new Google Home.
Stalker Box | CR 233
Nov 28, 2016 • 66 min
Mike reviews the state of hybrid development in the last days of 2016 & chat about his new Google Home and what he’s looking forward to testing. Plus a quick chat about ethics in coding.
Minimal Functional Product | CR 232
Nov 21, 2016 • 62 min
Mike is back from vacation has somethings on his mind he shares this week. Hardware follow up, customer management for devs, book recommendations & more!
Scrum Burger | CR 231
Nov 14, 2016 • 48 min
We ponder why Docker is a dumpster fire, doubt Samsung’s new Ai Bot platform, discover Botkit & discuss killing the Scrum.
Microsoft’s Public Shame | CR 230
Nov 7, 2016 • 58 min
Ballmer is trying to pin it all on Bill, MacBook follow up & Lemur struggles.
Old Men Yell at Macbooks | CR 229
Oct 31, 2016 • 62 min
Let's get real about the tools we use this week.
A Lemur Eats an Apple | CR 228
Oct 24, 2016 • 56 min
Mike betting on server side bots & AI, making the big jump from the MacBook to a System76 Lemur running Linux. We talk about the platform development opportunities for a small shop. Plus how to design APIs that don’t suck & more!
Everybody’s Keyboard Fighting | CR 227
Oct 17, 2016 • 62 min
The Dash debacle gets the full Coder this week & Mike’s got a new sweet keyboard he tells us all about. Plus how it feels to learn Javascript in a React world & more!
Coder Profiling | CR 226
Oct 10, 2016 • 45 min
We flunk and debunk the Joel test, and ponder the long tail of coder interviews gone wrong, Apple's removal of Dash, KDevelop on windows & more!
The ROI of Things | CR 225
Oct 3, 2016 • 59 min
Mike & Chris share hard earned lessons for the first time about the expected value in the effort we put into our various next great ideas, marketing, attending conferences & whatever “networking” is suppose to be.
Vaporware on the Server | CR 224
Sep 26, 2016 • 48 min
The growing case for Swift on the server & Java 8’s underplayed success are the two main topics this week. We also discuss Dart on Android & some platform fundamentals with renewed vigor!
Get Swifty | CR 223
Sep 19, 2016 • 52 min
Mike & Chris travel interdimensionally to discuss the pressure to get Swifty, marvel at Vapor.codes, witness the fall of Eclipse & the rise of Microsoft. Plus our super quick take on the iPhone 7 & more!
Rusty Support | CR 222
Sep 12, 2016 • 54 min
The world's most egregious gadget sin is committed, why Mike still wants Star Trek gadgets, a Rust divorce, learning the fragile state of state & more!
Bag of jQuery | CR 221
Sep 5, 2016 • 68 min
The guys daydream about making the perfect developer platform, follow up a bit on Android N & grouse about Mike’s new Note getting recalled. Plus some of our speculation about the September 7th Apple event, what old unmaintained code says about you &…
Docker Dumpster Fire | CR 220
Aug 29, 2016 • 57 min
Docker quality appears to be getting worse, Mike & Chris analyze the mystery of Docker’s decline & likely causes. Plus we discuss the possibility of an AI monopoly, moving fasting & looking for a web-framework matchmaker.
Dollar Store Quality | CR 219
Aug 22, 2016 • 50 min
Mike and Chris share their experiences with selling yourself just enough to get your foot in the door. Is productizing yourself and your work is worth feeling a little slimy? Plus Microsoft’s move in open sourcing PowerShell, the fixed bid scam & more!
Agile Scapegoat | CR 218
Aug 15, 2016 • 71 min
Fresh off new Agile courses Mike shares what he feels might be his core problems with Agile software development. Our thoughts on software quality in general, the big slack problem & more!
Botpocalypse Now | CR 217
Aug 8, 2016 • 68 min
Special guest Ryan Sipes from Mycroft joins us to discuss his ambitious projects & fulfilling the mission of an open source project. Plus our thoughts on the impending Bot revolution, the “Internet of APIs” it all depends on & the massive shift that bots…
Mismatch Patterns in Productivity | CR 216
Aug 1, 2016 • 38 min
Mike & Chris rip up the thinking behind iPad-only is the new desktop Linux mantra, discuss the date of LaunchKit, announce a new coding challenge & much more!
Real Life on the Ratel | CR 215
Jul 25, 2016 • 51 min
Mike shares his recent Linux switch experience & why he thinks it might stick this time. We chew on Verizon buying Yahoo & the grief Marissa Mayer is getting. Plus we congratulate the winner of last week’s challenge & announce the next one!
Make Coding Great Again | CR 214
Jul 18, 2016 • 52 min
Mike reflects on some critical feedback, shares impressions of his new Linux PC, we announce the new Coding Challenge & more!
PokéCode | CR 213
Jul 11, 2016 • 64 min
Nintendo has a hit on their hands, is this a game changer for the company? Mike & Chris discuss the big picture ramifications of Pokémon GO. Plus beer brewed by bots, our thoughts on Java EE, Spring Boot & getting PHP to really do what you want.
Derailing Java | CR 212
Jul 4, 2016 • 69 min
This week Noah steps in to host while Chris is out and cover Rails 5, Oracle’s suspicious silence around Java EE, talk about mike’s latest linux adventure, give some freelancing advice & more!
Ai Theater | CR 211
Jun 27, 2016 • 55 min
What is Machine Learning? How are companies & developers using it? We discuss that, the major approaches in the market & Apple’s use of Differential Privacy. Plus Mike’s new Linux desktop, some feedback & a lot more!
Productivity Theater | CR 210
Jun 21, 2016 • 47 min
It’s death by a thousand scrums this week & then admit there may be some value in frequent project communication. Then we start the machine learning discussion, talk a little Android N & more!
WWDC Hypercap | CR 209
Jun 13, 2016 • 67 min
We start with some developer news of the week, then dig into the best bits from WWDC. Plus Mike shares his thoughts on some new hardware & the guys discuss the mystery of differential privacy.
Fair-use Frustrations | CR 208
Jun 6, 2016 • 45 min
Mike & Chris have very different opinions on how interview tests should be conducted & this week they try to come to some common ground. Plus the real reasons to develop software on Linux are not the ones often cited, bit more on Google’s fair use & the…
AGILE: Too Big to Fail | CR 207
May 30, 2016 • 95 min
Mike shares a humbling war story, then we dig into the great “Android Instant App Conspiracy”, the announcement that destroyed the .Net ecosystem & the poverty trap of software development. Plus some closing thoughts on Google vs Oracle, a neat tool of…
Fat Bottom APIs | CR 206
May 23, 2016 • 60 min
We dig through the relevant bits of Google I/O, the possible anti-web move Instant Apps represent, no Kotlin & big improvements we’re excited about. Plus Mike’s take on Android Studio 2.2 & Chris’ take on what we’re all calling “services”.
Git off the Rails | CR 205
May 16, 2016 • 62 min
Github’s new pricing has a bit of a catch, Rob Robinson says Rails is yesterday’s software in light of Swift & GO. Which we simply have to talk about. Then we jump in our time machine and dazzle you with our new term predictions & more!
Revenge of the Swift | CR 204
May 9, 2016 • 50 min
In a podcast far far away, you asked for it & this week we delivered. It’s code review time, with a twist! Plus the FUD seems strong with the second Oracle v Google trial, we attempting to do some busting, Dropbox falling back to reality & 30 years later…
Go Go Golang | CR 203
May 2, 2016 • 55 min
A little reflective & contemplative after a successful human forking, our hosts reflect on a well stated OO vs Functional rant, the bot frameworks that impress & the surprisingly great use case for Go. Plus the 800 pound snake in the room, a quick Linux…
GO Swift Yourself | CR 202
Apr 25, 2016 • 63 min
Could Google be about to make a major shake up in future development for Android? We discuss the scuttlebut about Swift on Android. Plus Mike’s new mobile rig & Noah from the Linux Action Show joins for Mike’s update on his Linux Adventure & Mike gets the…
Tough Market | CR 201
Apr 18, 2016 • 85 min
In this episode, Noah joins Chris to talk about the whole hiring process & experiences they've had while also taking a look back into the past of the show to some of the more interesting topics on the matter.
Bot Your Life | CR 200
Apr 11, 2016 • 41 min
Has the whole world gotten hot for bots? Slack’s recent $3.8B & Microsoft’s new Bot SDK suggests there is serious interest there. Mike and Chris share their thoughts & ask what makes a bot…. A bot? Plus the surprising math that makes us shed a tear,…
The Good Xamaritan | CR 199
Apr 4, 2016 • 52 min
Fresh off Build 2016, we talk about everything from free Xamarian, Bash on Windows & the changing case for .NET. Plus Mike shares some assumption smashing news & much more!
Brave New Code | CR 198
Mar 28, 2016 • 61 min
Is Google dumping to compete with Nuance as they prepare to unleash their voice API to developers for free? Mike updates us on his Linux switch adventure, his new toy & a couple of important PSAs. Plus feedback & more!
Rails Crazies React | CR 197
Mar 21, 2016 • 60 min
We discuss Mike’s general thoughts on ReactJS, the NY bill that would provide a tax credit for open source contributions & the interesting details in developer data. Plus some real talk about your real value, what no indie developer wants to hear about…
Hybrid Hijinks | CR 196
Mar 14, 2016 • 67 min
Whenever we discuss Hybrid development, a big elephant is sitting in the room. This week, we give this elephant the mic. Then, reflecting on a recent Android development project, the guys discuss the sticky side of Frames. Plus an update on Mike's Ubuntu…
The Xamarin Hand | CR 195
Mar 7, 2016 • 60 min
We break down what we see as the top motivations, the big competitive move & what Microsoft is really saying about Android with their Xamarin acquisition. Plus during the show Microsoft releases SQL server for Linux & we discuss how it all fits together…
Xamarin through the Ages | CR 194
Mar 1, 2016 • 91 min
Mike couldn't make it this week, so we decided that with Microsoft purchasing Xamarin that this would be the perfect time to take a glance back on our coverage of Xamarin & look at how they have come to their current situation
Big Blue’s Swift Move | CR 193
Feb 22, 2016 • 72 min
Mike shares his adventures in Ubuntu land this week, after a MacBook disaster. Then we discuss the implications of IBM backing Swift on their cloud. Plus some feedback, code as speech, and more!
Post Apocalyptic Linux Desktop | CR 192
Feb 15, 2016 • 86 min
Mike and Chris talk about bombing job interviews, picking the right Android device for development, writing code that’s easy to delete & Mike shares an Ubuntu update! Plus… Has the show forgotten about VR? A new device from Mattel might change our tune,…
Parsing Your Options | CR 191
Feb 8, 2016 • 38 min
Something is rotten at GitHub. We discuss the big problem they’re facing & why for most of us, we already have a backup plan. Plus why Project Rider might get you excited & how the Parse shutdown is hitting Mike.
Death of the Freelancer | CR 190
Feb 1, 2016 • 50 min
A brutally honest episode. Mike and Chris air some hard learned lessons, toss out the episode playbook & tell it like it is!
I’m OOPting Out | CR 189
Jan 25, 2016 • 69 min
We discuss a compelling case against Object-Oriented programming, is it truly all bad? Plus the cold chills the new Rails Doctrine gives us, the worrying long-term ramifications of progress over stability & convention vs configuration strategy. Plus a…
Linux: Bug or Feature? | CR 188
Jan 18, 2016 • 48 min
Ang and Mike discuss business operational tools, practices & common issues, how Ang got her kids started on computers, good languages to get started with & she makes a pretty poignant comment about Linux. Mike discusses TarDisk & whether or not he…
Slacking while Coding | CR 187
Jan 11, 2016 • 52 min
Is the age of Apps finally coming to an end? Data points to yes & we discuss how platforms like Slack might offer more potential. Then, more web developers are switching to Linux, is this the start of a trend? Plus what caught our attention in the new iOS…
Decision 2016: Native vs Hybrid | CR 186
Jan 4, 2016 • 55 min
Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete? The new generation of hybrid apps aren’t your grandparents solution to code once, run everywhere. Plus why Swift is going to be big on Linux in 2016, Google has a thing with openJDK & much more!
Predictive Coder | CR 185
Dec 28, 2015 • 68 min
When you look back at the year, a few really big things jump out for developers. Mike & Chris discuss the trends that seem to have really mattered, then debate about how things might change in 2016.
Mike’s Big Year | CR 184
Dec 21, 2015 • 62 min
As we gear up for our end of year episode, we look back at a few moments in 2015 that we loved. From big news, new directions & industry trends that reflected into our personal lives. It’s a very special edition of Coder Radio!
Android Instability | CR 183
Dec 14, 2015 • 70 min
The Pixel C is the perfect example of a compromised device, caused in large part, by Google’s Strategy Tax. This week we debate if this is the underlying reason tablet apps are so far behind on Android, what Mike’s plans are as an Android developer & why…
Open Season on Swift | CR 182
Dec 7, 2015 • 74 min
Ballmer calls out Microsoft’s bogus revenue numbers over Azure, & we expand on his point to discuss an overall trend towards “hero CEOs”. But the majority of our discussion this week is around the open sourcing of Swift, what Apple got really right & what…
Code a Little Deeper | CR 181
Nov 30, 2015 • 53 min
Mike shares his open source picks for 2015 & why they are a real game changer for him. Then we read through a few submissions by the audience & then discuss Microsoft’s huge new PowerApps initiative. Plus some feedback that cuts deep & more!
Barkeep, Ionic, Please | CR 180
Nov 23, 2015 • 54 min
Mike has a big announcement & shares his insights for discovering an underserved niche and creating software for people most of us never considered. Plus why Chris is a bit offended by the idea of Swift on the server, Microsoft delivers on the open source…
I Came, I Saw, Ionic | CR 179
Nov 16, 2015 • 58 min
Microsoft kills a major Windows development initiative & becomes one of the top contributors to Go. Mike has a new love & gets a bit ironic about Ionic. He explains why this framework just might be his new home. Plus some great feedback & we bask in the…
Windows XP of the Net | CR 178
Nov 9, 2015 • 53 min
Is open source software immoral in some market conditions? The guys debate. Plus Google’s impressive new open source project, standing while you work is going out of style & how to adapt to the changing need of your users gracefully. Plus is open source…
Coder Puppy Mills | CR 177
Nov 2, 2015 • 64 min
Mike & Chris discuss the hard problem of identifying opportunity costs vs staying flexible and cheap, why making communication a priority is almost never a priority & the numbers suggest coding bootcamps are growing like crazy… But is that a good thing?…
Material Matters | CR 176
Oct 26, 2015 • 63 min
The guys admit there is a growing amount of evidence pointing to going your own way, regardless of the design vision of the platform. What the Linux desktop has finally gotten right, why Mike is ready to can his wearable project. Plus a Android…
What The Zuck! | CR 175
Oct 19, 2015 • 40 min
Well known developers are trying out risky and bold methods to fund future development, but are they really all that practical? We debate. A massively popular app is using a dirty trick to stay in the background and consume battery. We ponder why it…
Below the Surface | CR 174
Oct 12, 2015 • 56 min
The cultural challenges of living too far out of a “tech hotzone” hit home today. We discuss the recent revelations both of us have had. And our reactions and lessons learned from LastPass selling, if Microsoft has nailed convergence & the practicality of…
Sun Setting on Java | CR 173
Oct 5, 2015 • 52 min
A really simple mistake that many of us have made in the past, led to the Patreon hack. We discuss the situation & the bigger picture. Plus our take on the rumors that Oracle is planning the “obsolescence” of Java.
Advertising Cold War | CR 172
Sep 29, 2015 • 48 min
Mike and Chris discuss malware getting injected into unsuspecting developers apps. Then the advertising cold war that’s brewing, how it impacts users, content creators & developers. Also our top three must haves before you sign any development work…
Coder Craftsmen | CR 171
Sep 18, 2015 • 55 min
Mike shares his excitement for Ionic, an advanced HTML5 hybrid mobile app Framework. Then Chris asks if the tools used to make the product, as long as the end result is good, really matter?
Apple Strokes The Tip | CR 170
Sep 14, 2015 • 48 min
Is the new iPad a capable developer machine? We discuss 3D Touch, the impact on developers, the release of the iPad Pro & some quick tips for finding a local development job.
Subscription Lock-in | CR 169
Sep 4, 2015 • 33 min
With Mike’s move to Florida in progress he joins us via phone for a run through of the major JetBrains subscription hoopla, transitioning from a tester to a developer & that big poaching scandal comes to an expensive close!
Template Driven Design | CR 168
Aug 24, 2015 • 48 min
Is Amazon another paradise of brogrammer culture? We have reason to suspect the recent reports may be overblown. Then meet Gigster, the VC backed service that wants to commoditize development.
The Price Isn’t Right | CR 167
Aug 14, 2015 • 46 min
Developers are excited by Google’s announcement that Android will support Vulkan. We explain what Vulkan is, the issues developers face around openGL, & why Mike is a bit skeptical. Plus market data suggest we’ve reached peak iPad & tablets are not…
Hamburger Non-Helper | CR 166
Aug 10, 2015 • 44 min
The big debate over today’s biggest UI compromise comes to life, Microsoft open sources its iOS-apps-on-Windows compatibility layer, the process of evaluating a new language, plus a book recommendation & more!
.Net or .Not? | CR 165
Aug 3, 2015 • 65 min
Still smarting from his burn, Mike shares his hard learned lessons after flying too close to the sun. What really pushes us to move to the next big thing & becoming and staying employable by focusing on the right market.
Conditional Swift Justice | CR 164
Jul 27, 2015 • 59 min
Mike argues why the web is the default platform of the future, we debate if third party mobile platforms should be written off, first impressions of the Ionic Framework & Chris has a few surprises to announce. Plus our advice on leaving .Net, our response…
Proprietary Stress Management | CR 163
Jul 20, 2015 • 57 min
A special edition of Coder Radio that dives into the darker side of start ups, the practicality of building super portable apps, the wear advantage & NASA’s top 10 coding commandments. Plus Noah from the Linux Action Show joins us, we cover some great…
Wandering in the Woods | CR 162
Jul 13, 2015 • 40 min
We look at the tough spot developers are finding themselves in, the huge changes in backend infrastructure over the years, some Swift surprises & the big topics Mike’s been chewing on during his “down time”.
Good Guy Mike | CR 161
Jul 6, 2015 • 53 min
Mike is recovering from a weekend you wouldn't believe. Plus we revisit the web vs native topic with a vengeance & discuss the sun-setting of ActiveX.
Developer Commodity | CR 160
Jun 29, 2015 • 52 min
How willing is Apple to leverage it’s developers to make a public statement? We look at the response to the confederate flag pullings & we debate if any gatekeeper puts developers best interests first. Plus was the perfect laptop built a decade ago, your…
Hipster Tendencies | CR 159
Jun 22, 2015 • 51 min
Mike makes the case for Chris’ slide into hipsterhood & Chris responds in kind. Between those hijinks the guys discuss the massive LLVM advantage Apple is leveraging that nobody is talking about. Plus we reflect on the most important skill in software…
Privileged Programmers | CR 158
Jun 15, 2015 • 59 min
Mike and Chris share their totally different perspective on the recent Yelp developer’s public exodus & discuss the big new industry trend developers need to take advantage of. Then after 158 episodes, Mike’s mission in life is realized during our…
Ahoy, El Capitan! | CR 157
Jun 8, 2015 • 50 min
We recap and also compare & contrast WWDC 2015 with Google I/O 2015. Which new platform features stand out, which miss the target & what will really move the needle this year. Plus a quick update on Mike’s new company, Chris’ wear inspired surprise & more!
You’re Gitting it Wrong | CR 156
Jun 1, 2015 • 50 min
Mike takes a victory lap as we discuss the big announcements from Google I/O. Then we get into a heated discussion around how GitHub should be used vs how most people use it. Plus some great feedback, Mike & Chris share some bold predictions & more!
Google’s Brillo Pad | CR 155
May 25, 2015 • 57 min
Google may be planning to scrub the grime away from the Internet of Things devices with a new operating system designed for low resources in mind. We debate what Google’s rumored Brillo OS would look like & the impact it could have on Canonicals big plans…
Chrome Took My Memory! | CR 154
May 22, 2015 • 78 min
Mike shares his recent experience developing Chrome apps & we debate if Chrome platform tax is costing users a decent browser. Is Chrome becoming the next Windows? Plus what we’d like to see announced next for Android and iOS & the big problems those…
Bearded Buzzwords | CR 153
May 11, 2015 • 63 min
Electron could be the Adobe Air we all hoped for. At least Microsoft, Github, Docker, and others think so. But is it all hype? We debate Electron’s potential, and review Visual Studio Code which is built on-top of Electron. Has Agile become a failure? We…
The Open Pivot | CR 152
May 4, 2015 • 52 min
Mike and Chris reflect on Microsoft’s Build 2015 conference & discuss the undeniable shift to open industry wide. Mike also announces his new business with a focus on open source. Plus we discuss Visual Studio Code a bit, bad app ports, new ways for…
Compromising Virtual Clouds | CR 151
Apr 28, 2015 • 61 min
Is Microsoft confusing the container market & blowing the implementation? Plus Apple gets caught rejecting Pebble compatible apps, we may have finally found the perfect Linux dev laptop & much more!
Interview Gauntlets of Pain | CR 150
Apr 20, 2015 • 42 min
Mike’s thinking about making the big switch, a J.O.B., but the interview process has been a nightmare. He shares his perspective after sitting out of the race for a while. Plus how Google convinced their engineers to become managers, your feedback & more!
The Sociopath Code | CR 149
Apr 13, 2015 • 49 min
We discuss the top stories submitted by the audience this week. From the ultimate bridge burn to Stack Overflow’s developer survey & being ok with a little sociopathy.
Magical Contract Bids | CR 148
Apr 6, 2015 • 61 min
Mike had a dream & that dream didn’t work out. Today we discuss how fixed contracts lead to fixed death & with perfect hindsight we debate what we might have done differently. Plus some great feedback, a little nostalgia & more!
The Sonic Philosophy | CR 147
Mar 30, 2015 • 58 min
Transitions in life comes in many forms, work, relationships, gadgets. How we deal with the process of transition is key & why we shouldn’t be anxious about a transition, even if it’s a difficult one. Plus a bit about GitHub’s ongoing DDoS, switching from…
Open Source as a Trap | CR 146
Mar 23, 2015 • 52 min
It’s a special open mic edition of Coder Radio. We discuss the complex reasons behind Microsoft’s choice to open source MSBuild, the quest for the perfect Linux laptop continues & why, oh why, oh why HTML5 has a place. Plus emails & more!
Why Mike’s Disgusted by Android | CR 145
Mar 16, 2015 • 58 min
Chris shares what he’s loving about Android from a users perspective & Mike goes into what is driving him crazy from a developer’s standpoint. Plus redefining DevOps, starting a multi-user database & more!
Apple Future vs Pebble Past | CR 144
Mar 9, 2015 • 64 min
We revisit some of the audience’s favorite editors, then discuss the reality of terrible engineers. Then Chris spends the weekend with a smartwatch & believes he’s discovered their purpose. We examine the audience for smartwatch apps in light of the Apple…
Not My Problem | CR 143
Mar 2, 2015 • 34 min
The guys picture working a 9-5 job. If the security of a 9-5 paycheck is a myth, is it really just not having to worry about all the little things that’s so appealing? Plus how merit based hiring could get out of control & making documentation a bit less…
Accounts Percievable | CR 142
Feb 23, 2015 • 46 min
Mike and Chris start the show by sharing some hard learned advice, and discussing the events of the last two weeks. Then we touch on SuperFish, Ubuntu Touch, and more!
Retro Extravaganza | CR 141
Feb 16, 2015 • 69 min
Join us as we hop in our time machine and revisit some past topics on the coder radio program.
NOde | CR 140
Feb 9, 2015 • 55 min
Can’t we all just settle down & focus? Mike’s just about had it with javascript framework madness. Plus could Microsoft be uniquely positioned to take advantage of the eventual die off of some frameworks?
Windows in the Pi | CR 139
Feb 2, 2015 • 50 min
Mike is stuck in a train, stuck in the snow. So it’s an open call edition, with some great discussion around Microsoft’s investment in Cyanogen & the pitch for Python. Plus a robust chat about the new Raspberry Pi 2 & it’s ability to run Windows 10.
Deploy Like an Animal | CR 138
Jan 26, 2015 • 46 min
It’s a tip show edition of Coder Radio. Mike shares a great way to get some Heroku features without the bill. Plus the annoying honeymoon period, your feedback & more!
Monumental Android Failure | CR 137
Jan 19, 2015 • 49 min
Well known developers have recently gone public with how much they make & where they make it from. Mike & Chris chew on the numbers & discuss the raw reality. Plus great feedback on Chris’ first development language & more!
Ruby is not Perl | CR 136
Jan 12, 2015 • 56 min
Chris shares what’s prevented him from getting started with development & shares the three languages that are at the top of his list to try. Plus we get passionate after some feedback to the Mac Exodus topic & more!
Macs Exodus | CR 135
Jan 5, 2015 • 53 min
Is the quality of Apple’s desktop and mobile software causing a slow bleeding of developers? Chris & Mike debate what developers will do over 2015. Plus we read some great follow up, feature a community project & more!
Fair And Balanced | CR 134
Dec 29, 2014 • 50 min
Mike is fired up by a topic that has been on fire over all of 2014. Is it finally time to let the other 95% of great programmers in?
Best Of Coder Radio 2014 | CR 133
Dec 22, 2014 • 67 min
We peer into the past of the show to pull out the amazing clips you guys suggested to us and fondly remember how funny it is to listen to Chris get trolled. Sit back, relax & enjoy the fun in this look back at best of Coder Radio!
Git your Pizza | CR 132
Dec 15, 2014 • 58 min
It’s the birth of another open source project live on this week’s Coder Radio. Plus it’s an open mic edition & we discuss a wide range of topics from Microsoft’s big mobile strategy that nobody is noticing, the best Linux development environment, setting…
Dock Your Rocket | CR 131
Dec 8, 2014 • 41 min
Has Docker’s wild success caused it grow too big & too corporate? In light of the CoreOS project’s announcement of Rocket we’ll reflect on the big problem both projects needs to solve. Plus our plans to involve community around building an API for Jupiter…
Get Back to the ’50s | CR 130
Dec 1, 2014 • 64 min
That tech worker “shortage” Facebook and Microsoft keep telling you about is bogus. We’ll go over the study and reports that back that claim up. Then we dig into the rather understandable reasons why developers wages are being pushed down & more!
Google’s Objective C | CR 129
Nov 24, 2014 • 61 min
It’s a special roundtable edition of Coder Radio. Our panel discussed the advantages of Go development over PHP, creating a flat-file website with no database, and the real secret to finishing that last 10%. Then we discuss the black magic Google is using…
.NET’s Open Future | CR 128
Nov 17, 2014 • 55 min
Microsoft made headlines and has generated a lot of buzz around the open sourcing of .NET. So what does the future hold & what changes now? And why this could be more about what it says about Microsoft, than anything else. Plus some great feedback, how to…
The Gorilla in the Stack | CR 127
Nov 10, 2014 • 51 min
Mike and Chris respond to feedback on lackluster HTML5 apps, then how developers can leverage social media to stay up to date & avoid drama. Then we blow apart the “Full Stack Developer” myth and the evolution of the term.
HTML5: Back To The Future | CR 126
Nov 3, 2014 • 53 min
Is the need to save money & time by developers forcing end users into less than acceptable application experiences? Have we all been oversold on HTML5? Plus getting into QA, a cloud based IDE, some great feedback & much more!
Behind the Schemes | CR 125
Oct 28, 2014 • 58 min
Mike and Chris go meta & discuss their thoughts about the state of Coder Radio, some ideas to mix it up & request your input. Then we dig into a revealing support chat between an Android developer & the manager for Google Play Developer Support that…
Underwhelming Apple | CR 124
Oct 20, 2014 • 60 min
We have a bunch of great feedback that keeps getting interrupted by Chris and Mike jumping into deep discussion about vendor lock in, Apple’s new hardware, balancing work and life & much more!
Coder Inquisition | CR 123
Oct 13, 2014 • 45 min
Mike and Chris battle wits to expose the ridiculous nature of arguing about technology on the Internet, and this discuss why developers and enthusiasts get caught up in this mess. Plus our take on working on open source in your spare time, an update on…
A Cult of Personality Tests | CR 122
Oct 6, 2014 • 47 min
Mike and Chris discuss what to do when a client or employer requests you take a personality test. The reasons Microsoft is calling the next version of Windows 10, the recent cases of community going sour & the lessons learned for developers
Doxing Developers | CR 121
Sep 29, 2014 • 50 min
Google is requiring developers to submit their physical address, and the Apple community has outed the manager behind the botched iOS 8.0.1 update. Are we seeing a dangerous threat or just a frantic response? Plus some great questions, when to lawyer up &…
Xamarin Sham | CR 120
Sep 22, 2014 • 46 min
Developers all over the web are chiming in on the short comings (or lack there of) of Xamarin’s tools. Have developers been sold a hope and a lie? Plus why Android continues to come in second for developers, your feedback & more!
Notch Escapes | Coder Radio 119
Sep 15, 2014 • 45 min
Did Microsoft buying Mojang come around because Notch was burned out? Is the problem systemic to independent developers who just love to code? Plus we respond to your strong feedback regarding privacy & much more!
Privacy is a Myth | CR 118
Sep 8, 2014 • 48 min
The debate over whose responsibility it is to protect your cloud data heats up, we discuss how to get your confidence back & some Vala feedback. Plus the recent Markdown drama, the systemd hater club & much more!
Fools Aren’t Protected | CR 117
Sep 2, 2014 • 59 min
We take live calls, and discuss why .Net rules a Linux Admins life, learning OOP. Then, in light of the recent celebrity photo hacks, do developers have a moral obligation to protect the uninformed public?
DOM Be Gone | CR 116
Aug 25, 2014 • 41 min
Mike and Chris follow up on the TypeScript and JavaScript discussion from last week after a lot of you jumped to the defense of JavaScript. Plus the guys discuss why the phrase “work-life-balance” feels cheap & how each of us have to figure it all out for…
The Scripting Chronicles | CR 115
Aug 18, 2014 • 43 min
Where does TypeScript fit in, and are the many criticisms lobbied at it legitimate? We discuss the state of scripting, and the new dark pragmatism that seems to be setting in. Plus picking your ideal client, package managers for Windows and Mac, your…
Contrarian Contracting | CR 114
Aug 11, 2014 • 50 min
Mike and Chris share their perspective on successfully cultivating a contact development business, and from their experience, the biggest gotchas that hurt the most. Plus hosting on your own vs shared services, a little Dart love, and the Linux user who…
Corner of Shame | CR 113
Aug 8, 2014 • 52 min
Mike and Chris record a bonus episode of Coder Radio for you this week. We discuss the possibility of Steam selling productivity apps for Desktop Linux, how Overcast.fm could set the trend for future mobile apps, and Chris shares his thoughts about his…
The Xamarin Solution | CR 112
Aug 4, 2014 • 63 min
Mike discusses what his business has noted after using Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. Plus we bust some myths, discuss use cases and advantages, the disadvantages. Plus you great feedback, some follow up and more!
Microsoft’s Culture Anchor | Coder Radio 111
Jul 21, 2014 • 44 min
Chris makes the case for splitting Microsoft up into a consumer and services split, and why that would be the best possible outcome for developers. Plus some great feedback, more on selling free software and more!
Manual Design | CR 110
Jul 14, 2014 • 49 min
Have Interface designers led us down a false path? Why is it when heavy lifting is needed our tools still fall short in 2014? Mike discusses the shortcomings of some of our favorite tools, who is on the right track, and what the real solution seems to be.…
Go Big or Go Lean! | CR 109
Jul 7, 2014 • 41 min
Mike reflects on his transition from dedicated developer to business management, what makes a business “big” vs “lean” and what the guys feel is a good fit for their goals. Plus when to cut yourself off from a pet coding project, a book that promises to…
Materially Excited | CR 108
Jun 30, 2014 • 43 min
Mike and Chris cover some great follow up on new hotness burnout. Then we discuss what impressed us and what tempers our excitement from Google I/O 2014. Plus why AndroidOne could be the Android of the future and a quick chat about Rust.
New Hotness Exhaustion | CR 107
Jun 23, 2014 • 52 min
Mike ponders if we can trust ourselves to walk the line between comfort, laziness and experience? Plus you great feedback, a few more I/O thoughts and a framework you can take home to mom.
Bathroom Marketing | CR 106
Jun 16, 2014 • 49 min
Our top 10 hopes and expectations from Google I/O 2014. Is this the year Google pushes developers on design, will Google+ take a backseat and more. Plus our followup includes the challenges facing openGL, why the Nexus program will die, coping with…
The Problem with GitHub | CR 105
Jun 9, 2014 • 49 min
Mike shares his experience moving from GitHub to a self hosted GitLab installation and the benefits his team realized after making the move. Plus we’ll take a look at the new Docker announcements, your feedback and some surprise followup!
Swift exit for Obj-C | CR 104
Jun 2, 2014 • 27 min
Mike and Chris share their raw reactions from Apple’s WWDC Keynote, including Mike’s big concerns about Swift.
WWDC Predictions 2014 | CR 103
May 26, 2014 • 65 min
Mike and Chris run down their predictions and hopes areas Apple might improve iOS, Mac hardware, and general ecosystem development during next week’s big keynote. Plus our thoughts on the state of Qt, re-thinking Linux’s market share, and more!
Has Microsoft Lost It’s Mojo? | CR 102
May 19, 2014 • 57 min
Mike and Chris discuss how, even when a laptop seems like the obvious choice, sometimes a desktop may be a better fit. Then, will the fate of Microsoft be slowly and embarrassingly slipping into irrelevance? And of course your fantastic feedback and much,…
Shields Up | CR 101
May 12, 2014 • 38 min
It’s a day filled with war stories, we start off by sharing how things have blown up in our laps this morning, and cover your excellent feedback. Then - Chris shares his new gadget purchase, and how it’s making him re-think some of his firm opinions.
0×64 | CR 100
May 5, 2014 • 60 min
Mike and Chris celebrate 100 weeks of Coder Radio by reading some great feedback, discussing new hardware choices, and why the future of desktop Linux is a little worrying.
Is That a Weave? | CR 99
Apr 28, 2014 • 66 min
We double down on your follow up. Working remotely, scratching your itch while at your current job, why we missed Heartbleed, and the video that will make you never again complain about how hard something is.
Always Be Coding | CR 98
Apr 21, 2014 • 67 min
Chris and Mike face the limitations of remote workers, and the challenges they’ve experienced. We take your live calls, and discuss the awesome projects you’re working on. Why you should write code every day, the hard numbers about mobile games, and more!
Open Source, Closed Wallets | CR 97
Apr 14, 2014 • 59 min
The Heartbleed bug has ignited a new round of open source doubters, but are the renewed concerns about the open source development model unfounded? And what can be done to avoid catastrophes like this in the future? We discuss. Plus an honest discussion…
MS Gadget 2.0 | CR 96
Apr 7, 2014 • 59 min
Microsoft shocks the developer community by open sourcing some of their crown .Net jewels. Mike and Chris discuss the ramifications for Java, and the overall strategy Microsoft could be shifting too. Plus why the return of the Start Menu is a massive…
The Blame Game | CR 95
Mar 31, 2014 • 60 min
Are your projects cursed with knowledge of the present? Mike and Chris discuss the tendency to blame the last guy, and in some cases even scapegoat the absent. And why its only human to see all the mistakes of those who came before you. Plus our thoughts…
Paranoid Android Developers | CR 94
Mar 24, 2014 • 59 min
Android growth is exploding, and showing no signs of slowing down… So why are big players still avoiding the platform? We’ll challenge some common misconceptions on why developers avoid Android. Plus big Silicon Valley tech companies get busted colluding…
Ruby off the Rails | CR 93
Mar 17, 2014 • 59 min
The Rails community was blasted by a distinguished, and disgruntled member. But does his criticism hold up? And is there a larger problem at play here? Plus our thoughts on Amazon’s rumored new console, and a great batch of your feedback!
Persona Non Grata | CR 92
Mar 10, 2014 • 49 min
We embrace Daylight saving time with a special call-in edition of Coder Radio. Topics include a chat with one of the developers behind the online JavaScript assembly emulator, the encroachment of DRM in everyday life, and why Mozilla’s Persona has been…
Your Database is Slow | CR 91
Mar 3, 2014 • 54 min
Oren Eini from Hibernating Rhinos joins us to discuss their “second generation” document database written in .NET. We have an insightful conversation about RavenDB, a flexible data model designed to address requirements coming from real-world systems.…
Get Yourself Tested | CR 90
Feb 24, 2014 • 57 min
Florian Motlik from Codeship joins us to discuss automated unit testing, a practical approach to rethinking how to get started with your own testing, and how Codeship’s hosted continuous integration and continuous deployment platform is bringing much…
The Cost of Comments | CR 89
Feb 17, 2014 • 75 min
Responding to criticism for an open source project, or a closed commercial project can be a very tricky things. Mike and Chris share their thoughts on how you can properly set expectations and respond to negative feedback. Plus what roles users play in…
Paper Cuts Deep | CR 88
Feb 10, 2014 • 72 min
Mike and Chris use the recent drama around Paper and Flappy Bird to have a wider discussion about the forces against Indie developers. And our reactions to the CEO change at Microsoft. Plus some great feedback, and more!
Waning Windows | CR 87
Feb 3, 2014 • 68 min
Mike and Chris address a number of topics this week, from open source project’s properly communicating with the media, Google selling Motorola to Lenovo, and a debate about Microsoft’s rumored CEO choice. Plus your feedback, and more!
Myth of Magic Methodology | CR 86
Jan 27, 2014 • 70 min
Is the concept of a one sized fits all methodology getting tired? We revisit Agile in the dynamic client/developer relationship. Then how opening up your development plans to the community, even for commercial software, can be full of benefits and…
Backend Lockin | CR 85
Jan 20, 2014 • 67 min
Back-end services are really helping developers focus on their core competency, but how quickly will you need to go outside the box? What about vendor lock-in? Plus: A ton of great feedback, resisting the urge to hate change, and much more.
Ops vs Dev | CR 84
Jan 13, 2014 • 60 min
The classic battle flairs up this week, and the guys discuss how an over controlling sysadmin can slow down an important project, and why that problem seems to be so much worse in business. Plus the market is still hot for Java, but down discount Python…
It’s Java’s Year | CR 83
Jan 6, 2014 • 63 min
We’ll bust some java myths with Mark Heckler, a software engineer at Oracle. Plus the status of Duke, java on embedded systems, and what the future holds. Plus your feedback and some of Mike’s 2014 bets.
Coding Transitions | CR 82
Dec 30, 2013 • 63 min
With a little reflection on the years big moments, the guys look ahead to 2014. We’ll debate what’s going to be the big stories of 2014 for developers, and the tech industry at large. Plus we’ll answer a few of your questions, and toss in a couple…
The Freelancer Dilemma | CR 81
Dec 23, 2013 • 68 min
The guys take some calls and discuss a wide range of great topics. From workspace setups, developer hardware, C vs C++, and the real problems facing contract programmers. Plus a batch of your feedback, the best editor ever (for Windows), and more!
The SteamOS Conspiracy | CR 80
Dec 16, 2013 • 72 min
Early builds of SteamOS have landed, and we wonder what the larger implications are. Plus our thoughts on Microsoft’s clear challenges, the problem with Qt Creator, and betting on the future. Plus your feedback, our thoughts on cloud build services, and…
Two French Presses | CR 79
Dec 9, 2013 • 56 min
After discussing our caffeine regimes, we take a crack at getting Q&A right. We’ll share some personal experiences with Q&A gone wrong, and our tips for fixing it. Plus a look back at one of the giant’s shoulders developers stand on today, and your emails.
Code Your Enthusiasm | CR 78
Dec 2, 2013 • 104 min
It’s a mailbag special with a hidden message. Mike and Chris discuss burnout a bit more, the pitfalls of bad Q&A, automated UI testing, and the open source projects we’re thankful for this year.
The Big Xbone | CR 77
Nov 25, 2013 • 66 min
Is the Xbox One the next big App platform? We’ll share theories. Plus where to books fit in for self education? Are they too slow, or is there a place for the printed medium in a rapidly developing industry? Plus a batch of your emails, our follow up, and…
Burned by Agile | CR 76
Nov 18, 2013 • 79 min
Burnout kills your productivity, creativity, and ability to get things done. The worst part? It can sneak up in different ways. Mike and Chris share how to recognize burnout, a quick fix to get you through, and their personal long term fixes. Plus a great…
Deploying the Haterade | CR 75
Nov 11, 2013 • 71 min
A recent snafu has left Mike in a bit of a bind with a client, and technical glitches nearly threatened to toss Chris out on the side of the road. After digging through a batch of really great emails, the guys air some dirty laundry. This week we crack…
Justifying Java | CR 74
Nov 4, 2013 • 60 min
After discussing recent hardware gadget purchases, and why, the guys jump into the case of Java. Mike’s ready to justify his love, for Java. Plus a little dev world hoopla, your feedback, and more!
Baby Got Backend | CR 73
Oct 28, 2013 • 69 min
From backups to deployment, we go back to the backend! The new solutions giving us the opportunity to reconsider the infrastructure around our projects. Plus gearing up for 64bit development, and much more.
Relatively Laid Out | CR 72
Oct 21, 2013 • 77 min
With big Google and Apple events on the horizon we look at how Google’s early investment in relative UI layouts will be paying dividends in Android 4.4 KitKat. Plus: Your emails, our php follow up, a few near-term predictions, and even an RMS rap.
Betting on Linux | CR 71
Oct 14, 2013 • 73 min
When targeting Linux, developers have to face some tough choices. Mike’s spent a year planning his move and discusses the opportunity and the risk of supporting Linux, how much effort should be put into targeting Ubuntu, and keeping the big picture in…
Toolchain Transitions | CR 70
Oct 7, 2013 • 77 min
Mike’s making some big changes to his workflow, and sharing the tools in his box. We’ll look at the transition to Ubuntu Linux for Mike and his dev team, and the productivity advantages they see. Plus planning for scale, a fresh look at Vala, your emails,…
With Apologies to Texas | CR 69
Sep 30, 2013 • 63 min
Mike and Chris chew on the major problems patent trolls are creating for small and large development shops. Then it’s a race to the bottom for software prices, and the guys have a few theories on what, if anything, developers can do to carve out a living.
ASP.Magic | CR 68
Sep 23, 2013 • 78 min
Mike discusses the culture clash between the ASP.Net framework diehards, and the recent converts. ASP.Net and Azure services have been at the core of project Mike and his team have had underway for a couple months and they’ve gotten a good feeling of it’s…
Blazing 7 | CR 67
Sep 16, 2013 • 94 min
iOS 7 is landing and Mike and Chris discuss what’s in store for developers, and the real reason to put a 64bit CPU in a cell phone. Plus the core of what’s wrong with Microsoft, practicing security from the start, your emails and more!
Docker All The Things | CR 66
Sep 9, 2013 • 45 min
We’re joined by two gentlemen from dotCloud, the folks behind Docker. We chat about what Docker is best at, how far out the 1.0 release is, the projects use of Go, the future of Docker, and much more. Plus is the commoditization of software development a…
Love’s Labor Lost | CR 65
Sep 2, 2013 • 62 min
It’s a Monday holiday episode of the Coder Radio show, so we opened up the Skype lines and officially declare this episode a grab bag of topics! From the death of JavaScript to Android vs iOS we touch on a list of favorite topics.
Bye Bye Ballmer | CR 64
Aug 26, 2013 • 68 min
Steve Ballmer’s legacy at Microsoft is controversial. We look over the long list of big and quiet successes and failures under his watch as CEO. Plus what we think the big problem facing Microsoft is going to be long term, and if they can really transform…
Mozilla Persona | CR 63
Aug 19, 2013 • 95 min
We chat with Dan at the Mozilla about his work on the Persona project, and how Mozilla offers developers a neutral platform for effective authentication. Plus our thoughts on what’s troubling the Ubuntu Edge project, a batch of your questions, and much…
FizzBuzzed! | CR 62
Aug 12, 2013 • 60 min
Hiring can be a real pain in the butt. The guys share the horror stories from interviews they’ve conducted that went horribly wrong. Plus a few tips for getting a gig. Then the guys chew on the dev hoopla of the week, and read some great emails.
Office Hours | CR 61
Aug 5, 2013 • 61 min
Mike and Chris bare it all on their classic work/life balance struggles. Dealing with the unique circumstances of working at home, why it’s not the dream 9-to-5 types picture. Plus your feedback, a few follow ups and much more!
Call In 2.0 | CR 60
Jul 29, 2013 • 70 min
Celebrating 60 episodes we take live calls from our audience and chat about the topics are their minds. Then we follow up on the indie developer Xbox One situation, read your feedback, and more!
Sour Apple | CR 59
Jul 22, 2013 • 65 min
A compromise at Apple turns Mike’s week upside down. Reeling from the setback we dig into Mike’s concerns with Canonical’s crowd sourced Ubuntu Edge phone. Why we’re a bit dismayed at Firefox OS’ attempts to kill the app store… And we answer your hard…
The 56k Solution | CR 58
Jul 15, 2013 • 66 min
Data protection in the cloud can mean a lot of different things. But what about in the context of software development? The guys tackle that question, and cover a great batch of your feedback.
The Dev Jungle | CR 57
Jul 8, 2013 • 59 min
The guys bust some myths around outsourcing, and insourcing development work. Striking a balance when trying to codify better practices in the workplace, sticking with good old tech for bad reasons… Plus a big batch of your feedback!
Microsoft’s in a Funk | CR 56
Jul 1, 2013 • 64 min
Stinging from a Build conference hangover, the guys focus on their current disappoints with Microsoft. Then Mike gets a new OYUA box and has a few surprises, plus your emails, and more!
Software Exorcism | CR 55
Jun 24, 2013 • 61 min
Even when you know better, you sometimes find yourself contributing to the problem, just to get the job done. This week the guys bare it all and discuss how they’ve ended up making things worse when they were hired to make it all better. Plus keeping up…