Developer Tea

Developer Tea

Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.

With over 7 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), CTO at Whiteboard. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email:

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    Motivation Batching

    Take a moment to take a few breaths. That's what we're talking about in today's episode, taking a moment to appreciate the time you live in and how far you've come as a person and a developer.

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    3 Habits of Learning Developers

    Becoming a great developer comes with practice and observation. Today, we're going to talk about developing long-term learning habits of developers and ways that you can evaluate the health of your learning environments.

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    Write the Code You Wish You Had

    How do you write beautiful code? This is an age-old question for developers and in today's episode, we're going to talk about different techniques to come out of a coding session feeling confident and happy with your work.

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    Problem Solving Series #4: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

    Perhaps you've faced the problem where something works perfecting fine on your device but broken for someone else. Today, we're talking about ways to signal yourself when you're in these situations through inductive and deductive reasoning.

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    Problem Solving Series #3: Perspective Shifts

    Have you ever tried to understand what a 4th dimension would feel like? In today's episode, we're going to be talking about gaining new perspectives and why it's so hard.

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    Problem Solving Series #2: Reframing

    What is your most memorable de-bugging session? Today, we're talking about fixing our losses by reframing our situations.

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    Avoiding Dogmatic Protocol

    If you've ever lived in a dorm room, then you've probably heard of the furniture company - IKEA. Its affordable furniture that comes unassembled and building furniture gives you a feeling of accomplishment or frustration depending on how well the furniture was packaged or instructions were written. That's what we're talking about in today's episode - technical protocols and how to develop a good protocol.

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    Problem Solving Series #1: Starting By Making It Worse

    It's not an easy task to describe what you do as a software developer to a non-technical person. A blanket description is to tell non-technical people that we "solve problems". That's what we're talking about in today's episode and we'll explore different strategies to solve problems we face as developers.

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    Secondary Tools

    Take a moment to think about the tools you use to do your development work? What text editor are you using? Which web browser are you defaulting to?

    In today's episode, we're talking about tools that you could be using or already are using and intentions we can put in place to make them better.

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    Randomizing live w/ Max Hawkins (Part 2)

    What is your plan for today? Where are you going to go and what people are you going to interact with? A lot of the decisions we make become automatic. That's what we're talking about today with Max Hawkins.

    Max was also on NPR's Invisibilia podcast and we reference his episode a few times in this part 2 of our conversation with Max as well as the part 1 episode.

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