Developer Tea

Developer Tea

Developer Tea is a podcast for web and software developers hosted by a developer that you can listen to in less than 10 minutes. The show will cover a wide variety of topics related to the career of being a developer. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. The show is hosted by Jonathan Cutrell, Director of Technology at Whiteboard and the author of Hacking the Impossible, a developer's guide to working with visionaries. :: Twitter: @developertea @jcutrell :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

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    System Vs. Will Power

    In today's episode, we talk about the importance of systems over will-power, and how you can run on autopilot without experiencing the side effects of laziness.

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    Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part Two

    Laurence Bradford and I finish up our conversation about the job market, knowing what you want to do, publishing, and many other topics relevant to the modern developer.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

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    Interview with Laurence Bradford (@learncodewithme), Part One

    In today's episode, I interview Laurence Bradford. Laurence is the creator of Learn Code With Me. For the majority of this interview, we discuss the ambiguity and difficulty of the job market, and finding your way.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby

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    What it Means to Rush

    In today's episode, we talk about what it means to rush, and what you can do to avoid it.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. You already know Dolby and sound quality go hand-in-hand. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/dolby

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    Three Insights About Heuristics That Can Supercharge Your Decisionmaking

    In today's episode, we talk about how you can use heuristics to make better, faster decisions.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!

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    Code Review Excuses

    In today's episode, I outline excuses people often use for not doing code reviews.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!

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    Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 2)

    In today's episode, I finish my interview with Lauren Cutrell. Lauren is the Director of Interactive at Whiteboard, and she also happens to be my wife! We talk about agile, scrum, and how to make those things simple for developers and clients.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Flatiron School. Flatiron School is the premier coding bootcamp for launching developers. Proven job outcomes, career-ready curriculum, and a focus on building community through code. Check out their free bootcamp prep course at flatironbootcampprep.com and get $500 off your first month's tutition!

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    Interview with Lauren Cutrell (part 1)

    In today's episode, I interview Lauren Cutrell. Lauren is the Director of Interactive at Whiteboard, and she also happens to be my wife! We talk about agile, scrum, and how to make those things simple for developers and clients.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

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    The Einstellung Effect

    In today's episode, we talk about a phenomenon called the Einstellung Effect.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

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    Interview with Kalid Azad (part 3 of 3)

    In today's episode, I finish my interview with Kalid Azad!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

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    Interview with Kalid Azad (part 2 of 3)

    In today's episode, I interview a returning guest, Kalid Azad! Kalid is the creator of BetterExplained.com.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

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    Interview with Kalid Azad (part 1 of 3)

    In today's episode, I interview a returning guest, Kalid Azad! Kalid is the creator of BetterExplained.com.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Headspace. Headspace offers you guided meditation that you can take with you, and does so in a beautifully made native app experience. Headspace is also hiring! Head over to https://Headspace.com/join-us to learn more about the openings.

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    Interview w/ Wes Bos (part 2)

    In today's episode, I interview the creator of JavaScript30 and talented JavaScript developer Wes Bos.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

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    Interview w/ Wes Bos (Part 1)

    In today's episode, I interview the creator of JavaScript30 and talented JavaScript developer Wes Bos.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

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    Prototyping A Pilot Project

    In today's episode, we talk about prototypes, processes, and the intersection between the two. Sometimes to get something big done, you have to think small.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Linode. Linode Provides superfast SSD based Linux servers in the cloud starting at $10 a month. Linode is offering Developer Tea listeners $20 worth of credit if you use the code DEVELOPERTEA2017 at checkout. Head over to spec.fm/linode to learn more about what Linode has to offer to Developer Tea listeners .

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    Finding Your Perspective

    In today's episode, we talk about gaining perspective by recognizing your own fallibility.

    Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea" for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.

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    Understand Your Environment

    In today's episode ,we discuss the importance of understanding various components of your environment.

    Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce, the open source eCommerce solution! Get 25% off by goofing to http://spec.fm/woocommerce and use the code developertea.

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    Async Code & Promises

    Today we talk about JavaScript's asynchronous abilities.

    Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea" for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.

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    2 Years of Tea

    Today, we celebrate two incredible years of Developer Tea! We're celebrating this year by launching a contest on CodePen. Listen for more details!

    Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea: for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.

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    The Anatomy of Change

    In today's episode, we're talking about the transtheoretical model of behavioral change. This will help you understand the different stages you go through when making a resolution to shift your behavior.

    Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce. WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress. Powering over a third of all online e-commerce stores, with WooCommerce you own all of your data, forever. Use the code "developertea: for 25% off on WooCommerce.com. Head to https://spec.fm/woocommerce for more info.

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    How Time Affects Decisions

    In today's episode, we discuss the different ways that time can affect our perception of our own knowledge, especially with relation to trusting that knowledge.

    Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!

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    Avoiding, "I Told You So"

    In today's episode, we talk about avoiding the passive aggressive "I Told You So" conversations.

    Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!

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    Listener Question: Alex Asks About Getting Back Into The Game

    In today's episode, Alex asks about getting back into development after a long hiatus. We discuss age discrimination and whether or not to put old experience on a brand new resumé.

    Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!

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    Lessons From The Lab

    In today's episode, we discuss lessons we can learn from the lab.

    Today's episode is sponsored by imgix! Billions of images are served through imgix every day. With a simple URL-based API, you can resize, filter, crop, and even detect faces in your photos with incredible ease. Check out what imgix has to offer to you today at https://spec.fm/imgix!

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    Listener Question: John Wood Asks About Looking for Development Jobs

    In today's episode, I answer listener John Wood's question about sharing his future plans with potential employers.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Two Anti-Patterns To Avoid

    In today's episode, we'll be talking about two anti-patterns you should be avoiding in your code.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    3 Commitments for 2017

    In today's episode, we'll be talking about three commitments you can make as you prepare for 2017.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Listener Question: Cody Asks About Developer Speed

    In today's episode, I answer listener Cody's question about speed, quality, and what to do when your manager asks you to cut corners.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Patrick Asks About What to Do When You Live in a Tech-Company Wasteland

    In today's episode, Patrick asks about what to do when you have no tech companies near you to apply at. We talk a bit about the Developer Career Roadmap, and I give advice for working remotely.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.

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    Empathy + Celebrating 5 Million Listens

    In today's episode we celebrate 5 million listens, and then we talk about empathy.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.

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    DCR Step 9: Replace Yourself

    In today's episode, we cover the final step in the Developer Career Roadmap: Replace Yourself.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.

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    DCR Step 8: Do Your Job Better Than Anyone Else

    In today's episode, we cover the next step in the Developer Career Roadmap.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Dolby. One of the most important things you can do for your application is ensure that the quality of your audio is strong. Check out how Dolby can help you at https://spec.fm/.

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    DCR: Step 7 - Interviewing

    In today's episode, we talk about the incredibly important process of interviewing. More specifically, where you should interview, and for what position.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Listener Question: Donovan Asks About Analysis Paralysis

    In today's episode, we talk about Donovan's question regarding his analysis paralysis.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get your own Linux server in the cloud with full control in just minutes. You can also get $20 of Linode credit if you use the code developertea at checkout, or go straight to spec.fm/linode.

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    DCR: Step 6 - Going Public

    In today's episode, we talk about Developer Career Roadmap step 6, going public.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get your own Linux server in the cloud with full control in just minutes. You can also get $20 of Linode credit if you use the code developertea at checkout, or go straight to spec.fm/linode.

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    Listener Question: Charissa Asks About Handling a Stressful Situation

    In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Charissa about her stressful work situation as a brand new developer.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Developer Career Roadmap Step 5: Cross Train (part 2)

    In today's episode, we talk about the 5th step in the Developer Career Roadmap - cross training.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    DCR: Step 4 - Internships

    In today's episode, we cover the fourth step in the Developer Career Roadmap: Getting an internship or an entry level position in the industry.

    We announced the Developer Career Roadmap earlier this month with the goal of helping early career stage developers create a solid plan with actionable steps to advance their career. Subscribe if you don't want to miss out on future episodes of Developer Tea!

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    Interview with David Rael (Part 2)

    In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire.

    Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio

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    Interview with Dave Rael (Part 1)

    In today's episode, I talk with Dave Rael, host of Developer On Fire.

    Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio

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    DCR-Step 3: Skill Set Development (Part 2)

    In today's episode, we discuss step three in the Developer Career Roadmap, the never ending learning cycle.

    Today's sponsor is Chartio. All of your data in one place. Simply powerful. Start your free trial today at Spec.fm/chartio

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    DCR - Step 3: Learning About Companies (Part 1)

    In today's episode, we start step 3 of the Developer Career Roadmap.

    Today's episode is sponsored by http://www.spec.fm/hired! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to Hired now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    DCR Step Two: Picking a Base Language

    In today's episode, we talk about step one in the Developer Career Roadmap: picking your base programming language.

    The Developer Career Roadmap is intended to provide guidelines for someone at any point in their career who wants to become a full-time software developer.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.

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    Dev Career Roadmap, Step One: Create a Time Budget

    In today's episode, we talk about step one in the Developer Career Roadmap: budgeting your time.

    The Developer Career Roadmap is intended to provide guidelines for someone at any point in their career who wants to become a full-time software developer.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.

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    Announcing Developer Career Roadmap

    In today's episode, I am very excited to announce the Developer Career Roadmap!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Whiteboard. At Whiteboard, we leverage technology daily to accomplish great vision. Come work with us - send us your resumé and your thoughts at work@whiteboard.is, and learn more at spec.fm/whiteboard.

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    Getting Over Language Barriers

    In today's episode, we talk about language barriers, and how to get over them. We're not talking about native versus non-native languages - instead, we're talking about learning how to name new concepts. I'll give you three specific tips for better handling these kinds of language barriers!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!

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    Anti-Advice

    Sometimes, what you hear on this podcast is bad advice. In general, we try to provide guide rails for your career, but to get the most out of a general rule, you have to apply it specifically. That's what we talk about in today's episode.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!

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    Listener Question: Kevin asks About College

    In today'a episode, listener Kevin asks about whether he should return to college or not.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get $20 of credit by visiting spec.fm/linode today!

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    Listener Question: Amanda asks about Building Resumés and Cover Letters

    In today's episode, we talk about the do's and don't's of resumés and cover letters thanks to a question from listener Amanda.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!

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    Listener Question: Abigail asks about Interview Attire

    In today's question, Abigail asks about appropriate interview attire! Ask your question by emailing developertea@gmail.com.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!

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    Thinking About Logic Paths

    In today's episode, we discuss how logic paths can help you understand how to construct clearer code.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at Zendesk.com/developertea today!

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    Lighter Objects for Better REST Apps

    Today's question is about creating better REST applications by making lighter objects.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm.

    Today's episode is also sponsored by Heap! If you're still using a basic analytics package for your site or application, you're probably missing out. Go to spec.fm/heap to be redirected to Heap’s special landing page where you can see a full feature breakdown.

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    Listener Question: Naren Asks About Realistic Working Hours

    In today's episode, I answer a listener question from Naren who wants to know how many hours are realistic for a developer to produce work in a given day.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm.

    Today's episode is also sponsored by Heap! If you're still using a basic analytics package for your site or application, you're probably missing out. Go to spec.fm/heap to be redirected to Heap’s special landing page where you can see a full feature breakdown.

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    Listener Question: Lars Asks About How To Work With Difficult Developers

    In today's episode I discuss how to deal with a difficult team member, addressing a question from listener Lars. Thanks for the question, Lars!

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! Go and learn more about the fantastic resources we're creating for you daily at Spec.fm.

    Today's episode is also sponsored by Heap! If you're still using a basic analytics package for your site or application, you're probably missing out. Go to spec.fm/heap to be redirected to Heap’s special landing page where you can see a full feature breakdown.

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    The O-Word

    In today's episode, we talk about talking. Specifically, we talk about using the word "obviously", as well as a few other "L-Y" words.

    Why are words so important? How can word choice affect our thinking and relationships?

    Thanks to listener Joey for sending in this question!

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    Re-Air: Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know

    Note: Today's episode is a re-airing of an episode that came out last week. Tune in Friday for a brand new episode of Developer Tea!

    In today's episode, we talk about how to handle questions that you don't have good answers to.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    The Truth About Old Code

    In today's episode, we talk about old code. Even though it may seem easier to rip out the old code and replace it entirely, slow down and listen to this episode first! Don't forget to subscribe in whatever podcasting app you use.

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    Picking the Right Side Project

    In today's episode, we talk about the aspects that make for a great side project to increase your employability.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Listener Question: Mujthaba Asks About What To Do When You Don't Know

    In today's episode, we talk about how to handle questions that you don't have good answers to.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    3 Refactoring Techniques You Can Employ In Under 5 Minutes

    In today's episode, we talk about three refactoring techniques, each you can employ in under 5 minutes.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Deliberate Practice: Part 2

    In today's episode, we're talking specifically about deliberate practice.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Deliberate Practice: Part 1

    In today's episode, we're talking specifically about deliberate practice.

    Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

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    Tips for Students

    In today's episode, I talk to those of you who are students starting school this semester.

    Please take a moment and subscribe and review the show and share with a student you think will enjoy this episode!

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    Digging Up Your Job Description

    In today's episode, we talk about digging up your job description - your real job description, not just that list of languages you put on your resumé.

    Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

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    Poison Series: #02 - Indecision

    In today's episode, we talk about the importance of overcoming indecision.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Zendesk! With Zendesk, you can get feedback from your customers without making them leave your application, leading to faster resolution times and happier users! Check it out at http://zendesk.com/developertea today!

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    Poison Series: #01 - Cynicism

    In today's episode, we begin a mini-series on developer poisons. Our first poisonous nemesis is cynicism. We'll talk about ways to effectively combat cynicism.

    Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

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    My Top Productivity Practice

    In today's episode, I talk about my top productivity practice. I'll give you a hint: there's no hacks or tricks in this episode. Just hard work.

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    Getting Fast First

    In today's episode, we talk about the importance of performance (especially as it relates to UI) and how getting fast first can ultimately lead to a cheaper project cost in the end.

    Be sure to share this episode with someone you think needs to hear it!

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    Finding Invisible Levers

    In today's episode, we talk about the concept of "invisible levers", and how you can use the concept to help relieve tension in your projects.

    Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

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    Listener Question: Daman asks about Part Two

    In today's episode, listener Daman asks about what to do next in his career.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Simple Machines

    In today's episode, we talk about the redirection of misplaced energy through the lens of 7th grade science.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Putting Process in its Place

    In today's episode, we'll talk about putting process in it's correct place, and problems we can face when we use process incorrectly in our business.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Effective Simulations

    In today's episode, I discuss the importance of effective simulations for developers.

    Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

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    The Business of Good Code

    In today's episode, we talk about some of the characteristics of good code, and why it's so important for businesses to invest in good code.

    Today's episode is sponsored by RefactorU, the 10-week JavaScript training bootcamp focused on developers dedicated to reinventing themselves. You can get 20% off of tuition by mentioning Developer Tea today! Head over to http://spec.fm/refactor to get started.

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    Listener Question: Brett Asks About How to Identify When You're Being Set Up For Failure

    In today's episode, listener Brett asks about what you should do when someone sets you up for failure.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm, where designers and developers gather to level up in their careers. If you're interested in sharing your message with thousands of talented designers, developers, and entrepreneurs at the top of their field, head over to spec.fm/sponsors today!

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    Working on Saturdays

    In today's episode, I answer yet another question from Reddit about working overtime.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec! If you are interested in having your message in front of thousands of developers and designers, head over to http://spec.fm/sponsors to learn more today!

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    Reddit CS Career Questions

    In today's episode, I'm answering a few random questions from Reddit's r/cscareerquestions subreddit.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rigor! Head over to http://spec.fm/rigor to get a kickoff call scheduled today.

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    Listener Question: Am I Too Old for a Career in Tech?

    In today's episode, I answer Utsha and Kim's questions about whether or not they are too old for a career in the tech industry.

    Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce! WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress, and is powering 30% of all online stores. Use the code "developertea" to get 25% off at WooCommerce.com now!

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    Two Common Questions from Early Career Developers

    In today's episode, we'll talk about two common questions from early-career developers.

    Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce! WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress, and is powering 30% of all online stores. Use the code "developertea" to get 25% off at WooCommerce.com now!

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    Three Habits of Great Learners

    In today's episode, I talk about three habits of great learners that you can adopt into your own habit system today!

    Today's episode is sponsored by WooCommerce! WooCommerce is customizable eCommerce built on WordPress, and is powering 30% of all online stores. Use the code "developertea" to get 25% off at WooCommerce.com now!

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    Listener Question: Marc Asks About Testing Private Methods

    In today's episode, I answer a few questions from listener Marc about testing.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Part 2: Interview with Rita Rovira

    In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Part 1: Interview with Rita Rovira

    In today's episode I talk with Rita Rovira, who has been in the business of hiring developers for most of her career.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Listener Jack Asks About Applying New Knowledge

    In today's episode, I answer listener Jack's questions about applying information he is learning through reading and other resources.

    Jack contacted me via Slack, and you can too! Head over to http://spec.fm/slack to join us, and thousands of other developers and designers, today!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode. Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Question: How Do You Job Hunt During Internships?

    In today's episode, I answer a question from Reddit about job hunting during an internship.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

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    The Tone of Code

    In today's episode, we talk about the "tone of code."

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    Air, Fuel & Ignition

    In today's episode, I share with you a metaphor you can use that may help the next time you get stuck troubleshooting a bug.

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    Listener Question: Jona Asks About Designer Developers

    In today's episode, I answer listener and designer Jona's question about coming into a development career.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

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    Picturing the Perfect Client

    In today's episode we're talking about picturing the perfect client. The challenge to you is to think about your goals and your dream clients.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm. Go find more amazing podcasts specifically created for you, the developer!

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    The Great Developer Mindset: Getting Acquainted with Failure

    In today's episode, we talk about getting acquainted with failure.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec. If you're interested in sharing your message with tens of thousands of developers and designers, head over to spec.fm/sponsors and reach out to our team!

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    Leading People to Meeting Victories

    In today's episode, we talk about leading people to victory in meetings.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec. If you're interested in sharing your message with tens of thousands of developers and designers, head over to spec.fm/sponsors and reach out to our team!

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    Great Developer Mindset: Redefining Complete

    In today's episode, we're talking about redefining "Complete". This episode is the second in the "Great Developer Mindset" series.

    Today's discussion talks about when to consider your code complete, and the dangers of skipping the details.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Answering Listener Questions: Ajay asks about learning project ideas

    In today's episode, I answer listener Ajay's question about how to determine what type of project he should choose to learn JavaScript.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Defeating The Interview Lull

    In today's episode, we talk about defeating the interview lull.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Get a 20 dollar credit today by going to linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 and get your first server up in minutes!

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    The Work / Life Equation

    In today's episode , we're talking about the Work/Life Equation.

    Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

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    The Great Developer Mindset - Demystifying Code

    In today's episode, I'll be doing the first in a series of episodes about the Great Developer Mindset. In this part, we will talk about demystifying code.

    Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes!

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    Interview with Tony Hillerson (Part 2)

    In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on future episodes!

    Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

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    Interview with Tony Hillerson (@thillerson, Part 1)

    In today's episode I talk to Tony Hillerson, author of "Seven Mobile Apps in Seven Days." This a longer interview, split into two separate parts - be certain to subscribe so you don't miss out on part two!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

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    Flexible Decision Terms

    In today's episode, we talk about the "shutdown", yes-ifs, and flexible decision terms.

    Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

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    Live with Ismael Burciaga (@burciaga) at @SquaresConference

    In today's episode, I talk with Ismael Burciaga, creator of Squares, about conferences and taking a first step into unfamiliar territory.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

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    Live @SquaresConference with Andi Graham (@andigrahambsd)

    In today's episode, I interview Andi Graham, CMO and managing partner at Big Sea Design.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

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    Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ @KimBost: Part 2

    In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox!

    Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

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    Live @SquaresConference Interview w/ Kim Bost: Part 1

    In today's episode, I had a chance to speak with Kim Bost, product designer at Dropbox!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Key Moments in Client Relationships

    In today's episode, I talk about 4 key moments on when to spend your energy to maintain a positive client relationship.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Improving Views

    In today's episode we discuss 3 ways to improve your views.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Maintaining Realationships with Your Colleagues

    In today's episode, I'll talk with you about maintaining relationships with your colleagues!

    If you're interested in sponsoring Developer Tea, head over to spec.fm/sponsors today!

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    Part 2: Performance Budget for Optimization

    In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget".

    Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

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    Part 1: Performance Budget for Optimization

    In today's episode (and the next episode of Developer Tea), we discuss avoiding over-optimization by creating a "performance budget".

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

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    Proactive Client Communication

    Today's episode is all about proactive client communication!

    A HUGE thanks to today's sponsor, FreshBooks! FreshBooks is ridiculously easy to use, and will help you get your books straight and get paid faster. To claim your free month, go to FreshBooks.com / DeveloperTea and enter “Developer Tea” in the “how Did you Hear About Us?” Section when you sign up.

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    Refactoring Based on Code Responsibility

    In today's episode, I give you some tips for refactoring based on the responsibility of your code.

    Today's episode is sponsored by FreshBooks! Get paid faster, and get control of your business cash flow. Head over to FreshBooks.com/DeveloperTea today to get started with a free month. Thanks again to FreshBooks!

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    Abstract Mental Models

    In today's episode, I talk about four different types of abstract mental models.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Squares Conference! Go to SquaresConference.com and use the code SPECFM25 at checkout to get 25% off your ticket to Squares. I'll see you there!

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    Part Two: Chris Castiglione (@castig)

    In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com).

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Part One: Chris Castiglione (@castig)

    In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Castiglione (@castig), one of the cofounders of One Month (onemonth.com).

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

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    Two Incredibly Important Mindsets for Becoming a Great Debugger

    Debugging is a part of every developer's career. In fact, a large portion of what developers do is fix code. In today's episode, I'm going to share with you two important mindsets to have to become a great debugger.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Interval Thinking

    In today's episode, we'll discuss a perspective, "interval thinking", that could help return your estimation efforts to a more sane place.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Minimum Viable Prioritization

    In today's episode, I want to give you a mindset for prioritization that I believe can stick with you for the rest of your career.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Foolishly Generous

    In today's episode of Developer Tea, I issue a challenge to you, the listener, to be foolishly generous.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Listener Question: Matt Gale Asks About Onboarding New Team Memebers

    In today's episode, I talk about bringing new team members up to speed (this is a question from listener Matt Gale).

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    🎉 3 Million Listens! 🎉

    In today's episode, I'm celebrating an amazing 3 million listens (thank you!) by going back to the core fundamentals of Developer Tea: Focus.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

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    Experienced Developers and Impostor Syndrome

    In today's episode, I talk about impostor syndrome, specifically as it relates to the experienced developer.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Part Two: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)

    In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Rollbar. With Rollbar, you get the context, insights and control you need to find and fix bugs faster. Rollbar is offering Developer Tea listeners the Bootstrap Plan, free for 90 days (300,000 errors tracked for free)! Head over to https://rollbar.com/developertea now for the free 90 day offer!

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    Part One: Interview with Sam Lambert (@isamlambert)

    In today's episode, I interview Sam Lambert, Director of Systems at GitHub.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Listener Question: Simon Asks About Assimilating into A New Company Culture

    In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Simon about assimilating into a new culture. Simon's previous question can be found here: http://spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea/16063

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Part Two: Interview with Kalid Azad @betterexplained

    In today's episode, I interview Kalid Azad, writer and teacher, and creator of BetterExplained.com.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Part One: Interview with Kalid Azad (@betterexplained)

    In today's episode, I interview Kalid Azad, writer and teacher, and creator of BetterExplained.com.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Crafting The Interview Process

    In today's episode, I talk about crafting a better interview process.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Part Two: Interview with Rachel Smith

    In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Part One: Interview with Rachel Smith

    In today's episode, I talk with Rachel Smith, a JavaScript developer currently working at CodePen!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Part Two: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)

    In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Part One: Interview With Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz)

    In today's episode, I interview Kenneth Reitz, Python product owner at Heroku!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Episode 200!

    Today's episode is the 200th episode of Developer Tea! In this episode, I skip the stats, and instead share with you some of the things I've learned along the way of building this podcast since last January.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Thinking Hats

    In today's episode, we'll be talking about remaining flexible and wearing multiple "thinking hats."

    Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.

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    Part Two: Interview w/ Jason Snell

    In today's episode, I continue my interview with Jason Snell!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Part One: Interview w/ Jason Snell

    In today's episode I have the pleasure of being joined by Jason Snell!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Part Two: Interview with David Hemphill

    In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Part One: Interview with David Hemphill

    In today's episode, I interview designer and developer David Hemphill.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Building and Maintaining Client Relationships: Active Listening

    In today's episode, we're talking about a fundamental skill for building client relationships: active listening.

    Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.

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    Part Two: Simon St. Laurent

    In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Part One: Simon St. Laurent

    In today's episode, I'll be talking with Simon St. Laurent, senior editor at O'Reilly and veteran web developer.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Turbulence

    In today's episode, I talk about turbulence, and a new approach to responding to difficulties you encounter.

    Developer Tea is proudly supported by Dev Bootcamp, the original immersive coding program that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Head over to devbootcamp.com/developertea to learn more.

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    Part 2: Una Kravets (@Una)

    In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Part 1: Una Kravets (@Una)

    In today's episode, I interview Una Kravets, developer at IBM and prolific open source advocate.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Crucial Steps for Interview Preparation

    In today's episode, we will discuss crucial steps for interview preparation.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to https://linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account! Thanks again to Linode for your support of Developer Tea.

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    Part 2 - Rachel Nabors (@rachelnabors)

    In today's episode, I continue my interview with Rachel Nabors. Head over to Spec.fm if you missed the first part!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Sunk Cost Fallacy and 3 Traps to Avoid

    In today's episode, we will discuss the sunk cost fallacy and 3 traps that lead to the sunk cost fallacy that you should avoid.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account!

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    Learning On The Job

    In today's episode, I discuss four tips for learning on the job.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Comparison Conundrums

    In today's episode, we discuss the problems we may encounter when we employ one of our brain's superpowers, comparison.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $2,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Features You Don't Need (At Least For Now)

    In today's episode of Developer Tea, I talk about features your application doesn't need (at least for now). This episode is focused mostly towards early application development, but we discuss a few things that are completely relevant to later stage applications as well.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Linode! Head over to Linode.com/developertea or use the code DeveloperTea20 at checkout for a $20 credit towards your cloud hosting account!

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    Developer Tea Gear: From My Room to Your Ears

    Today's episode talks all about gear! We're discussing the gear I use to record this podcast.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Use the code "DeveloperTea" at checkout to get one month of a 1GB droplet, completely free!

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    Cognitive Biases That Can Kill Your Product

    In today's episode, we discuss two cognitive biases that could kill your work, whether you are creating a startup product or working for a well established business.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com! If you are looking for a job as a developer or a designer and don't know where to start, head over to http://www.hired.com/developertea now! If you get a job through this special link, you'll receive a $4,000 bonus - that's twice the normal bonus provided by Hired. Thanks again to Hired for sponsoring the show!

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    Celebrating One Year of Developer Tea

    In today's episode, I celebrate the one-year anniversary of Developer Tea! Thank you for making this year great. I look forward to many more!

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    Three Tips For Practicing Focus

    In today’s episode, we talk about focus, once again! Focus is a topic that can’t be covered enough.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!

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    Making Your Resolutions Stick

    Happy New Year! In today's episode, I talk about resolutions. It's 2016, and you're probably making resolutions for the New Year. Listen to this episode if you want to make them stick.

    Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! Go to onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% your first month today!

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    Bonus Episode: Season's Greetings

    Happy Holidays! Today, I simply want to thank you, and challenge you to start thinking about the upcoming year, and reflect on the past year.

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    Part One: Interview With Christopher Schmitt (@teleject)

    In today's episode, I talk with Christopher Schmitt, author of CSS Cookbook and part owner of Environments for Humans.

    Thank you to today's sponsor, Digital Ocean! Use the code DEVELOPERTEA at checkout to receive a $10 credit to your account.

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    Listener Question: Matt Hirsch asks, "Does it make more sense to spend a lot of money on extensive resources or spend less on short courses to learn code?"

    In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Matt Hirsch: "Does it make more sense to spend a lot of money on extensive resources or spend less on short courses to learn code?"

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

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    Making The Most Of Your Off Time

    In today's episode, we discuss how to make the most of your off time.

    Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! One Month is the first ever online school specifically for tech entrepreneurs. Enroll now at http://onemonth.com/developertea for 25% off your first month.

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    The Voice Inside Your Head

    In today's episode we discuss the concept of vocalizing the things you are thinking about as you work through a problem - the "voice inside your head."

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    7 Networking Tips for Developers

    In today's episode, I share some tips to help you start networking as a developer.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to start your job path today!

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    Part Two: The Great Framework Debate

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

    In today's episode, we continue our discussion from last week about frameworks.

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    Turkey & Tea

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for listening to Developer Tea. In today's short special episode, I issue a challenge for you!

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    Makers Versus Menders with Andrea Goulet (@andreagoulet)

    Today I talk with Andrea Goulet about software "makers and menders." Andrea is the CEO of CorgiBytes. Listen in if you are interested in refactoring and green field projects, and the difference between the two!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean! Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started on cloud hosting. Use the promo code DEVELOPERTEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

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    Thinking Small

    In today's episode, we talk about solving small problems. I'll give you a few tips for scoping your problems down to be smaller.

    Thanks to today's sponsor, Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea10 to get $10 off on your new account. Visit http://linode.com/developertea to get started today!

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    The Frontend at Whiteboard

    In today's episode I talk about some of the front-end tools we use at Whiteboard.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired! Go to Hired.com/developertea to get started today!

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    Getting The Most Out Of A Conference

    Today, we talk about participating in conferences, both as a speaker and as an attendee.

    Thanks to today's sponsor, Linode! Get root access on super-fast linux cloud servers in just a few minutes! Use the code DeveloperTea10 to get $10 off on your new account. Visit http://linode.com/developertea to get started today!

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    Code Without Fear

    Code without fear! Happy late Halloween, everyone. :)

    Today's sponsor is Linode! Linode is focused on making their servers ultra-fast. Run containers or your own Git server, with full root access. Linode offers hourly billing with a monthly cap on all plans and add-on services. Head over to http://linode.com/developertea and use the code DeveloperTea10 to get a $10 credit today!

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    Solving The X/Y Problem

    Today, we discuss the X/Y problem.

    Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com! Go to onemonth.com/developertea to start learning to code today!

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    Feature Runways

    In today's episode, we talk about "Feature Runways."

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    Managing Questions

    Today we talk about saving time by managing questions.

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    Listener Question: Crispin asks, "What's the threshold from executing to mastering?"

    In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Crispin Bennet!

    Crispin wrote in and asked me about the balance between learning something ("deep-dive" style) and doing just enough to be productive today.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Hired.com (https://hired.com/developertea)! If you are a developer or a designer looking for a job, Hired is a fantastic place to begin your journey!

    Don't forget, show notes and all other episodes of Developer Tea can be found at Spec.fm!

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    Destigmatizing Failure

    In today's episode, I underline the importance of failure to the learning process, and then we discuss why failure should be destigmatized and looked at more in depth.

    Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com! Head over to Hired.com/developertea and you could receive 5 or more job offers in a given week!

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    Part Two: Cap Watkins (@cap)

    In this second part of my interview with Cap Watkins, we discuss the coexistence of specialization and generalization.

    This episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out http://Spec.fm for a ton of content made specifically for developers and designers!

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    Part One: Cap Watkins (@cap)

    In today's episode, I had a chance to talk with Cap Watkins, the VP of Design at Buzzfeed, about quite a few things - most importantly, collaboration.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Head over to Spec.fm for tons of amazing content, created specifically for developers and designers looking to take their career to the next level.

    Don't forget to subscribe, and leave a review in iTunes!

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    False Dichotomies

    In today's episode, we're talking about ways to avoid false dichotomies.

    Many thanks to today's sponsor, Hired.com! Head over to Hired.com/developertea and you could receive 5 or more job offers in a given week!

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    Subjective vs. Concrete Decisions

    Today, I talk about a particular framework for making decisions. The framework presents a specific dichotomy between concreteness and subjectivity.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Spec.fm! Visit Spec.fm for more information about Developer Tea and podcasts and content for developers and designers.

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    Listener Question: Sahar asks, "How do I get more out of my day?"

    In today's episode, I answer a question from listener Sahar.

    Sahar asks me about work life balance when work life is most taxing.

    Today's sponsor is DigitalOcean. Head over to digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code Developer Tea at checkout for a $10 credit.

    Head over to Spec.fm for more show notes and episodes of Developer Tea! Enjoy your tea!

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    Closures, Private & Methods

    In today's episode we talk about closures and private object methods.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Spec.fm! Check out Spec.fm for more podcasts and content for developers and designers.

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    Rejecting the DRY Principle

    Today's episode is about repeating yourself, and knowing when to repeat yourself and when not to.

    Thanks to today's sponsor: Code School. Visit codeschool.com/developertea to start learning web technologies from the comfort of your own browser for free.

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    Time vs. Value: Billing for Features

    Today I'm going to be sharing the simple perspective shift that helped me understand how valuable programming is, and billing for your features, not the amount of time you spend building it.

    Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

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    The Twelve-Factor App, Part 2: Dependencies & Config

    Today we continue our discussion on The Twelve-Factor App. In this episode, we'll be focusing on dependencies and config, offering tips along the way.

    Thanks to Harvest, today's sponsor. Go to getharvest.com and try out their time tracking software for 30 days. After your trial use code TEATIME to get 50% off your first month.

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    The Twelve-Factor App, Part 1: Codebase

    Today's episode will be focused around codebase also known as a repository. We'll talk about understanding codebase, implementing techniques and deploying.

    Special thanks to today's sponsor: Hired. Check out hired.com/developertea for free, no obligation job searching and let employers come to you. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in development or design, get on hired.com/developertea.

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    Mutable States, Refactory Tips & Reasonable Code Techniques

    In today's episode I'll dig into mutable states and go over two things you can do to get away from relying on states.

    Today's episode is powered by Code School. Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.com/developertea for more information and start playing courses now.

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    Reading the Manual

    In today's episode, I talk about the importance of stopping assumptions in their tracks by reading manuals. I'll go over documentation, and tips to get you started on the fundamentals of manual reading.

    Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code DEVELOPER TEA at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

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    Intentional Problem Solving: How To Work It Out, Without Google

    In today's episode, I talk about intentional problem solving and challenge listeners to stop reaching for the quickest answer and instead experience the problem.

    This episode is made possible by Hired.com. Hired is your free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is out there searching for a design or development job or contract work be sure to check out Hired.com/developertea.

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    Listener Question: Dhruv Asks, "What should a beginner like me work on?"

    In today's episode I answer the listener question, "What should a beginner like me work on?" Aside from being a better coder, where should you expand knowledge on?

    Thanks to today's sponsor, Harvest. Harvest is your time tracking tool built to save you...well, time. Visit getharvest.com and give it a try free for 30 days. After your trial, enter code TEATIME at checkout and save 50% off your first month.

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    The Power of the Minute & Engineering Memorable Experiences

    On Today's episode, I talk about making a good first impression. How can we engineer memorable moments that will have a positive impact on how people remember your product or service?

    Today's episode is brought to you by Hired. Hired is your free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is looking for a design or development job be sure to check out http://www.Hired.com/developertea.

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    How to Play to Your Strengths

    In today's episode, I'll talk about what strengths can help you recognize which skills to become a master at.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Code School. Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.com/developertea for more information and start playing courses now.

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    Anchoring Your Estimations: How to Keep Clients Happy

    Clients are never happy when hearing that you've underestimated how long a project will take in reality. In today's episode, I talk about how to anchor your estimations and keep your clients happy, and a quick tip to get you there.

    Thanks to today's sponsor, Harvest. Harvest is your time tracking tool built to save you...well, time. Visit getharvest.com and give it a try for 30 days for free. After your trial, enter code TEATIME at checkout and save 50% off your first month.

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    Why You Should Refactor Your Software

    In today's episode I'll talk about the importance of refactoring your software, identifying when you should refactor your code and tips and techniques for optimal refactoring to keep your code easier to maintain and easier for future extension.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Hired. Hired is your free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in development or design check out http://www.Hired.com/developertea.

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    Listener Question: What's The Difference Between a Junior and Senior Developer?

    Today we'll explore what the difference is between a junior and senior level developer, basic characteristics, and how to get from junior, to mid and senior programing levels.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Code School. Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content. Visit www.CodeSchool.com/developertea for more information and start playing courses now.

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    Patrick Hill: Hobby Life vs. Work Life

    in today's episode, I get to talk with fellow developer and podcaster Patrick Hill about balancing hobbies and work life.

    Today's episode is brought to you by Hired. A free, no obligation resource for job searching. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in development or design check out http://www.Hired.com/developertea. If you or your referral lands the job, Hired will give you $4,000 as a thank you bonus!

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    Grant Ingersoll: The Numbers Don't Lie

    In today's episode, Grant and I discuss his book, Taming Text, how he got into Natural Language Processing (NLP), and discover what he thinks is the next big problem to be solved in text and language analysis.

    This episode is brought to you by Codeschool. Code School has recently launched a second course on SQL, titled, "The Sequel to SQL." Check it out at codeschool.com/developertea.

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    Episode 100!

    Today marks our 100th episode of Developer Tea. To celebrate, today's episode, is dedicated to improvement. I'll talk about the importance of improvement as a developer and as a person, give four tips for continuous improvement, and end with an exciting announcement!

    Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth.

    Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just...one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

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    Daily routines and controlling impulsive behaviors

    Today I talk about more reasons to have a daily routine.

    This episode is presented by Code School. Go to codeschool.com/developertea to learn about their latest SQL course, "The Sequel to SQL".

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    Your Brain: On IKEA as a cognitive bias

    Today, I dive into what helps us make good decisions, what hinders our ability to make those good decisions and tips to recognize biases so you can continue to make good decisions on a regular basis.

    Today's episode is presented by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DEVELOPER TEA" at the checkout after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

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    Useful Laziness

    In today's episode I talk about the positive and negative effects of laziness, and the overlap between simplicity and complexity.

    Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com - Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just...one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

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    Russ Taylor, Part Two: Bulletproof Vest

    In the second half of the two-part interview with Russ, we talk about the importance of testing, testing methods, and how to stay productive.

    Thanks to today's sponsor, imgix. imgix is real-time image resizing as a service. It's FREE to sign up and easy to get started. Go to imgix.com and let them handle your images, today!

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    Russ Taylor, Part One: Continuous Integration

    During today's first half of a two-part interview, I have the pleasure of talking with Russ Taylor. Russ works on the continuous integration team at Etsy.

    Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

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    Don't Delay, Say No

    In today's episode, I talk about the fatal flaw of putting things off 'til tomorrow, and the simple, yet difficult, solution to the imbalance of the demand we experience versus our capacity to accomplish those demands.

    Today's episode is sponsored by Codeship. Go to codeship.com and use code DEVELOPERTEA for 20% off any premium hosted continuous integration platform.

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    Mackenzie Child, Part Two: Design Background, Developer Skill

    In Part Two of this episode Mackenzie Child and I talk about his 12 in 12 challenge, and making the switch from designer to developer.

    Today's episode is brought to you by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

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    Mackenzie Child, Part One: Concrete Goals

    I caught up with Mackenzie Child to talk about his 12 in 12 challenge, making concrete goals, and learning to recognize when you're overcommitting.

    This episode is brought to you by Raygun. Raygun detects every error in your software, the second they happen, finding bugs before your users do. Sign up for a FREE trial at raygun.io

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    Benefits of Knowledge: Teaching to Learn

    Teaching is one of the best ways to solidify the skills and knowledge you know. During this episode, I'll talk about when to start teaching, how to start teaching, and three benefits of teaching.

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    Listener Question: How to Separate Your Social Media Identities

    Today's listener question comes from Matthew, who asks: "How should I separate my social media identities, or should I separate my social media identities between professional and personal life?"

    This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

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    Internship Tips

    Today I talk about getting the most out of an internship.

    This episode is brought to you by Raygun. Raygun detects every error in your software, the second they happen, finding bugs before your users do. Sign up for a FREE trial at raygun.io

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    1 Million

    Thanks to you, and all of our other listeners Developer Tea has reached over 1,000,000 unique listens!

    To commemorate the occasion we've created an official Developer Tea t-shirt found exclusively on Cotton Bureau. Visit bit.ly/dtshirt to pre-order your exclusive t-shirt. The last possible second to buy our design is Jun 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM EDT.

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    Answering Front-End Interview Questions: Call vs. Apply and Integrating Multiple Stylesheets

    On today's episode, I talk about the importance of forming an informed opinion by disecting two questions in github's [Front-End Developer Interview Questions repository.][1]

    This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

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    Beyond The Skillset

    Today's episode was inspired by a listener question on job hunting and what makes you employable.

    This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

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    Part One: Brianna and Andrew Norcross Talk About Working Together, Living Together, Balance, and Rebellion

    Brianna and Andrew Norcross are a powerhouse of a couple. They started Reaktiv Studios, a WordPress-focused agency based in Florida. I spoke with Brianna and Andrew about how they have learned to work together as a married couple. Be sure to subscribe if you don't want to miss part two! Show notes can be found at http://DeveloperTea.com.

    Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

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    Inspiration Episode: Kent Beck Day!

    Hey everyone! Today, I celebrate a hero of mine, Kent Beck. Full of quite a few pieces of wisdom, Kent is an incredible thinker and writer. Today, I share two quotes from Kent, and discuss their implications.

    Make sure you vote for Developer Tea for the Net Awards! To vote, simply go to http://bit.ly/votetea and follow the instructions on the page!

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    Media Consumption Diet

    Today's episode is all about media consumption, and the importance of slowing down and being more intentional about what we consume.

    This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

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    Discovering Formalization: The Proper Place for Theory

    Today, we discuss the place of formalization and theory, and how we should be starting from the position of discovery rather than trying to fit every problem to a pre-existing theoretical formula.

    Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

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    Inspiration Episode: Creating Effective Metaphors + Developer Tea Gets Nominated for "Best Podcast of the Year" in the Net Awards!

    Metaphors are a powerful way of exploring a given subject. In this episode, I'll share with you why metaphors are so powerful, and how you can create effective metaphors yourself!

    To vote for Developer Tea in the 16th annual Net Awards, go to http://bit.ly/votetea!

    This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

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    4 Tips for Creating a Great Developer Resume

    In this episode, I give 4 tips for creating a great resume. The reality is, resumes are still an important part of the hiring process. Your resume can make or break you. So, what are employees looking for in a developer? I can only speak from my personal experience, and I believe these 4 tips will help you create a better resume for the job you want!

    Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

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    Travis Neilson, Part Two: Engaging Your Audience, Creating Conversations, Becoming a Publisher, and Viciously Yucky Comments on YouTube

    Today, I'm joined by the talented and intelligent Travis Neilson.

    Travis is the creator of DevTips, an instructional YouTube channel that has generated over 1 million views and about 35,000 subscribers! Travis invited me on his show recently, and I had such a good time that I decided to invite him to Developer Tea. We talk about quite a few things related to different platforms and media types, and being a publisher on each of these media types.

    You can find the YouTube channel for DevTips here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DevTipsForDesigners

    Make sure you also follow Travis on Twitter at https://twitter.com/travisneilson

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    Travis Neilson, Part One: Evergreen Content and the Pluses and Minuses of YouTube vs Podcasting

    Today, I'm joined by the talented and intelligent Travis Neilson.

    Travis is the creator of DevTips, an instructional YouTube channel that has generated over 1 million views and about 35,000 subscribers! Travis invited me on his show recently, and I had such a good time that I decided to invite him to Developer Tea. We talk about quite a few things related to different platforms and media types, and being a publisher on each of these media types.

    You can find the YouTube channel for DevTips here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DevTipsForDesigners

    Make sure you also follow Travis on Twitter at https://twitter.com/travisneilson

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    Three Methods to Improve Your Memorization and Learning Ability, Starting Today

    In today's episode, I discuss three different methods that will help create long lasting, usable memory more effectively.

    Today's sponsor is Codeship, a hosted continuous integration platform. Get started today at Codeship.com, and use the code developertea for 20% off any plan when you choose the premium plan!

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    Interview with Daniel Rapp, Creator of the Doppler JavaScript Library

    Today, I interview Daniel Rapp, creator of the Doppler.js library. Daniel is a computer science student in Sweden who is constantly investigating the intersection of math and creativity using code. Doppler became popular on GitHub, despite the fact that it isn't practically useful for most developers; this interested me, so I decided to reach out to Daniel.

    Show notes can be found at http://developertea.com/episodes/11297

    Thanks to today's sponsor, Codeschool! http://codeschool.com/?ref=devtea

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    Answering Listener Questions: Matt asks about the feasibility of finding remote work, online education, and the order of learning

    Matt is a beginner developer who is making a shift to support his new life situation, in which he is unable to work a normal 9-to-5 job in an office. Matt sent me an email asking a few questions about this shift, and how he should begin to learn.

    This episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com. Head over to OneMonth.com/developertea to get started learning Ruby on Rails in just one month, and receive a limited-time 25% discount!

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    Scott Belsky, Part Two

    Scott Belsky (http://twitter.com/@ScottBelsky) is the VP Products & Community at Adobe and cofounder of Behance. Scott is also a successful investor in major tech companies such as Periscope and Uber.

    Scott and I talk about the fundamental nature of creativity, why he created Behance, staying focused, the value of formal education, and what he wishes more people would ask him. Finally, at the end of the second part of the interview, Scott shares specific advice for developers who are wanting to work better with visionaries. Enjoy the interview!

    This episode is sponsored by Intuit. Check out the developer sandbox and API explorer at http://intuit.me/DevTea to get started building apps for millions of small business today!

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    Scott Belsky, Part One

    Scott Belsky is the VP Products & Community at Adobe and cofounder of Behance. Scott is also a successful investor in major tech companies such as Periscope and Uber.

    Scott and I talk about the fundamental nature of creativity, why he created Behance, staying focused, the value of formal education, and what he wishes more people would ask him. Finally, at the end of the second part of the interview, Scott shares specific advice for developers who are wanting to work better with visionaries. Enjoy the interview!

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    Answering Listener Questions: Devin, a Non-Developer, Asks About Grasping Things That Go Over His Head, and Finding Starting Points

    In this episode, long-time listener Devin asks about how to grasp things that go over his head. You're not alone, Devin! In this episode, I give you (and others just like you) encouragement in the midst of your confusion, as well as some more practical advice for learning something new.

    Today's sponsor is OneMonth.com - go to OneMonth.com/developertea and enroll today to get 25% off your first month!

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    Weekly Inspiration - Happiness and Doing Our Best Work: 3 Practical Steps to Getting The Right Things Done and Finding Focus State Faster

    In today's inspiration episode, I discuss the importance of removing barriers between you and your most important work, and why that is such an important thing to do. I then discuss 3 practical steps you can try that have helped me get to my focus state, and get more meaningful work done every day.

    Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

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    Part 2: Ben Lesh on Reactive Programming at Netflix, Massive Data, and the Threadsafe Future

    Ben Lesh is a senior UI engineer at Netflix, where he works on projects that use reactive programming in JavaScript to manage massive amounts of data. Ben talks with me about a variety of topics, focusing on reactive programming and data stream processing. Ben also gives his advice to you, whether you are a young developer or well into your career. Make sure you Tweet at Ben at https://twitter.com/benlesh and thank him for coming on the show!

    Today's episode is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Go to https://digitalocean.com to get started, and use the promo code "DeveloperTea" on the billing page after you create your account to get a $10 credit!

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    Part 1: Ben Lesh on Reactive Programming at Netflix, Massive Data, and the Threadsafe Future

    Ben Lesh is a senior UI engineer at Netflix, where he works on projects that use reactive programming in JavaScript to manage massive amounts of data. Ben talks with me about a variety of topics, focusing on reactive programming and data stream processing. Ben also gives his advice to you, whether you are a young developer or well into your career. Make sure you Tweet at Ben at https://twitter.com/benlesh and thank him for coming on the show!

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    How We Spend Our Days, How We Spend Our Lives, and One Way To Get a Better Grasp On Time

    How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. But how can we get a better grasp on time? In this episode, I share a simple tip that exploits our brain's natural tendency to take shortcuts to help you better experience time and avoid the feeling of "time flying by" faster than you'd like.

    Today's episode is sponsored by OneMonth.com - go to http://onemonth.com/developertea to get 25% off your first month!

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    Ernie Miller and Human Development, Part Two (at Ancient City Ruby)

    I had the pleasure of attending Ancient City Ruby and interviewing a few folks while I was there. Ernie Miller was a speaker at ACR, and also sat down with me to talk about agile, humane development, and the implications of technically oriented people making a track switch to management. Thanks, Ernie! Don't forget to follow @erniemiller on Twitter and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on @DeveloperTea!

    Today's episode is sponsored by Intuit Developer. Get started developing applications for millions of business already using Quickbooks at http://intuit.me/DevTea today!

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    Ernie Miller and Human Development, Part One (at Ancient City Ruby)

    I had the pleasure of attending Ancient City Ruby and interviewing a few folks while I was there. Ernie Miller was a speaker at ACR, and also sat down with me to talk about agile, humane development, and the implications of technically oriented people making a track switch to management. Thanks, Ernie! Don't forget to follow @erniemiller on Twitter and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on @DeveloperTea!

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    Inspiration Episode #6: 4 Tips for Starting from Ground Zero, and Celebrating 500k listens!

    In today's episode, I'm ecstatic to announce 500k unique listens! That's half of a million, if you didn't already pick up on that.

    I'm looking forward to the 1 million mark with all of you!

    I also discuss a few tips for starting from ground zero. Thank you for your support!

    If you'd like to give back to Developer Tea, head over to http://developertea.com/donate - every donation is a huge help to making this show a reality 4 days a week!

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    32: Rebecca Murphey on Scoutfiles, Hardware Hacking, and Chickens

    Today I interview Rebecca Murphey, one of the JavaScript community's most memorable voices and a genuine, kind person. Rebecca has been doing JavaScript for quite a few years, and you might know her from yayQuery and other jQuery-related things, her work at Bocoup, or her writing on rmurphey.com. Rebecca now works at BazaarVoice. In this interview, we discuss a myriad of things, including the difficulties of writing third-party JavaScript, working with hardware, and her open source efforts on Scoutfile.

    Thank you for listening! Remember, you can support the show by going to https://developertea.com/donate

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    32: Rebecca Murphey on Third-party JavaScript Distribution at BazaarVoice

    Today I interview Rebecca Murphey, one of the JavaScript community's most memorable voices and a genuine, kind person. Rebecca has been doing JavaScript for quite a few years, and you might know her from yayQuery and other jQuery-related things, her work at Bocoup, or her writing on rmurphey.com. Rebecca now works at BazaarVoice. In this interview, we discuss a myriad of things, including the difficulties of writing third-party JavaScript, working with hardware, and her open source efforts on Scoutfile.

    Thank you for listening! Remember, you can support the show by going to https://developertea.com/donate

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    30: Dan Denney, Part Two: Sending 1,000,000 HTML Emails for Code School and Memories from Front-End Design Conference

    Dont forget, you can support the show by donating at https://developertea.com/donate

    Dan Denney is a wealth of knowledge, and in today's episode, he's joined me to share some of that knowledge with you. Dan is an HTML email craftsman at Code School. On today's episode, we talk all about HTML email and Dan's experience with Front End Design Conference. Make sure you follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandenney. Full show notes can be found at https://developertea.com.

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    30: Dan Denney, Part One: Sending 1,000,000 HTML Emails for Code School and Memories from Front-End Design Conference

    Dont forget, you can support the show by donating at https://developertea.com/donate. Dan Denney is a wealth of knowledge, and in today's episode, he's joined me to share some of that knowledge with you. Dan is an HTML email craftsman at Code School. On today's episode, we talk all about HTML email. Make sure you follow Dan on Twitter: @dandenney. Full show notes can be found at https://developertea.com

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    26: To Generalize, or to Specialize, that is the Question... Part Two

    Should you be a generalized programmer or a specialized programmer? Generalized programmers learn a wide range of languages and/or frameworks, while a specialized programmer becomes an expert in something very specific. There are pros and cons to both, and in this episode, we'll discuss both.

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    Inspiration Episode #3: The Day the Beatles Were Rejected

    Unless you're extraordinarily lucky, you'll be rejected multiple times in your life. Whether in your personal or professional life, rejection is a normal part of life, even for the best of the best (like the Beatles). In this episode, I encourage you to move past your rejection.

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    26: To Generalize, or to Specialize, that is the Question... Part One

    Should you be a generalized programmer or a specialized programmer? Generalized programmers learn a wide range of languages and/or frameworks, while a specialized programmer becomes an expert in something very specific. There are pros and cons to both, and in this episode, we'll discuss both.

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    23: When to Adopt New Technology: A Simple Value-based Rubric

    In today's episode, at the request of a listener I discuss the tradeoffs of choosing to adopt a new technology versus using what you already know, even when what you already know might not be the best tool for the job.

    Don't forget to subscribe to hear more Developer Tea!

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    21: John Sonmez and the Top 1% Developers: Why You Should Create a Personal Site and Start Writing

    On today's episode, John Sonmez joins me to talk a bit about his brand new book, Soft Skills (Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Skills-software-developers-manual/dp/1617292397), and about the importance of branding yourself as a developer.

    John has graciously offered two awesome gifts to Developer Tea listeners!

    The first is a discount on John's course on how to market yourself as a developer! In the cart, just enter the coupon code DEVTEA to get $100 off!

    The second is a simple contest: comment on this episode at http://developertea.com/episodes/7976 and commit to writing a blog post every week for the next year, and John will choose one person to give a signed copy of his book Soft Skills!

    And, as an extra bonus, I will buy the domain name for the first year for the person who John chooses to give the book to. Don't forget, leave your comments on http://developertea.com/episodes/7976 if you want to be entered into the contest!

    If you'd like to support Developer Tea, visit http://developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    20: Thoughts on Unicorns: Answering a Listener Question

    In this episode, I answer a listener question about what route he should take in his technical education. Spoiler: I actually DO have an opinion and recommendation to this question.

    For a significant part of this episode, I discuss the concept of the famed "unicorn" developer, and why they're in such high demand.

    Note: I accidentally called the listener a "guest" - probably because I consider everyone who listens to the show my personal guests 3 times a week. :)

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    19: Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot, Part Two

    I'm excited to be interviewing Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot. Ben is a brilliant craftsman of a developer, and in this episode we discuss what it takes to be a craftsman. This is the second part of the interview, so be sure to check out the previous episode for the first part!

    Become a Supporter of Developer Tea

    -Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots podcast: http://giantrobots.fm/ - Upcase: https://upcase.com/join - Vim for Rails Developers: https://www.codeschool.com/screencasts/thoughtbot-vim-for-rails-developers - Vim resources on Upcase: https://upcase.com/vim/resources - Trailmix.life: https://www.trailmix.life

    Ben's personal site and writings can be found at http://benorenstein.com

    Ben on Twitter, @r00k: https://twitter.com/r00k Ben on GitHub, @r00k: https://github.com/r00k

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    19: Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot, Part One

    I'm excited to be interviewing Ben Orenstein from Thoughtbot. Ben is a brilliant craftsman of a developer, and in this episode we discuss what it takes to be a craftsman. This interview is split into two parts, so be sure to check out the next episode for the second part!

    Become a Supporter of Developer Tea

    -Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots podcast: http://giantrobots.fm/ - Upcase: https://upcase.com/join - Vim for Rails Developers: https://www.codeschool.com/screencasts/thoughtbot-vim-for-rails-developers - Vim resources on Upcase: https://upcase.com/vim/resources - Trailmix.life: https://www.trailmix.life

    Ben's personal site and writings can be found at http://benorenstein.com

    Ben on Twitter, @r00k: https://twitter.com/r00k Ben on GitHub, @r00k: https://github.com/r00k

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    18: Listener Questions

    Around 1:00, Brett asks how to become an “advanced developer.”

    Around 8:10, Daniel asks how to make writing tests less boring and more joyful.

    Justin Weiss's article about adding tests to a non-TDD app: http://www.justinweiss.com/blog/2014/12/30/how-do-you-take-an-app-from-test-less-to-tdd/

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    16: Stigmas, Stereotypes, and Pizza

    In this episode, we talk about stigmas and stereotypes.

    As developers, and as humans, we have a responsibility to treat each other fairly. We also have a responsibility to our craft.

    In this episode, I discuss the one thing that developers should be measured by.

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    Bonus Episode: Thank you for a GREAT first month!

    The first month of Developer Tea was officially marked yesterday, and in this episode, I'd like to thank you. I also challenge you towards the end of the episode. Thank you so much for listening to the show!

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    15: Code Kata - A Practice Arena for Becoming a Better Programmer

    What was the last time you practiced writing code? Any expertise arguably requires an intentional, focused effort on practicing a set of exercises. Kata acts as the practice exercises for programming.

    In this episode, I talk about code kata, and I also talk about the danger of being addicted to problems, and making sure we keep our kata efforts separate from our real problem-solving efforts.

    codekata.com

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    14: Daniel Kao - Self Control: Cutting Sugar for a Year, and Starting a Career in Something You Have No Experience in, On Purpose

    In this episode, I interview front-end developer Daniel Kao. Daniel has been running his site, Diplateevo.com, since his freshman year in high school.

    Daniel is a brilliant individual, and happens to be only 20 years old. He has already had a chance to meet some of his heroes, like Chase Jarvis, Ramit Sethi, Peter Thiel, Randy Komisar, and more.

    This past year, Daniel did something that took a lot of self control: He cut sugar for a whole year. In our interview Daniel tells me why he made this choice.

    Finally, Daniel is moving into a complicated field (grant writing) that he has no experience or training in. In the interview, we discuss why this can actually be a great idea for your career.

    If you are enjoying the show, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    13: Flexibility

    In this episode, I discuss flexibility. Why is flexibility important, and what can you do to make your code and your workflow more flexible? I'll share something I did recently that made creating this podcast a bit easier to accomplish.

    If you are enjoying the show, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    12: Chris Coyier, Part Two - Getting Good At Pretty Much Anything

    On this episode, I continue the interview Chris Coyier. Chris is the creator of CSS-Tricks.com, Codepen.io, and hosts Shoptalk Show with Dave Rupert. In this second part of a two-part interview, Chris and I talk about getting good at being a musician (or at cutting hair), why we rewrite code we've already written, and lots of other necessary things.

    Mentioned:

    • ShoptalkShow.com
    • Codepen.io
    • css-tricks.com
    • DeveloperTea.com

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate/review on iTunes, and get in touch!

    If you are enjoying the show, would you consider buying me some tea? http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    12: Chris Coyier, Part One - The Lifecycle of the Web and the Non-Evil of Doing Business

    On this episode, I interview Chris Coyier. Chris is the creator of CSS-Tricks.com, Codepen.io, and hosts Shoptalk Show with Dave Rupert. In this first part of a two-part interview, Chris and I talk about how he got started with CSS Tricks. We also talk about what it's like to make such a massive amount of freely available resources.

    Mentioned: ShoptalkShow.com Codepen.io css-tricks.com DeveloperTea.com

    If you are enjoying the show, would you consider buying me some tea? http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    11: Justin Weiss - choosing Rails, guest hosting on Ruby Tapas, and enjoying Ruby

    Ruby developer and author Justin Weiss joins me to talk about his experience working with Avdi Grimm on a guest episode for Ruby Tapas, why he chose Rails, and his book. Then, Justin gives you his 30-second suggestion to help you become a better developer.

    Mentioned:

    If you are enjoying the show, would you consider buying me some tea? http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    10: Approaching Programmatic Problems

    In this episode, I talk about how I approach programmatic problems, and I give all developers my opinionated understanding of the most important factor of problem solving: imparting knowledge into your problem solving mechanisms.

    If you're enjoying the show, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    9: Stuff I'm using these days, edition one

    In this episode, I share some of the stuff I've been using. None of these folks are sponsoring the show.

    Mentioned: Ruby - https://www.ruby-lang.org Rails - http://rubyonrails.org Grape - https://github.com/intridea/grape Sinatra - http://www.sinatrarb.com Focus at Will - https://www.focusatwill.com vim - http://vim.org Sublime Text 2 - http://www.sublimetext.com/2 Thoughtbot's thoughts on vim: http://robots.thoughtbot.com/tags/vim Upcase - https://upcase.com Simplenote - http://simplenote.com Drafts - http://agiletortoise.com/drafts Quiver - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quiver-programmers-notebook/id866773894

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    7: Part two - The $150,000 Question About Design School

    On today's episode, I talk with Nick Morrison and Kody Dahl, both students about to graduate from the design BFA program at Georgia State University, for the second part of our interview.

    Kody and Nick are both incredibly hard-working folks who happen to also work at Whiteboard.

    In part two, we have a discussion about their professors, design software, life skills, and we (try) to answer the $150,000 question.

    The interview went quite a bit longer than we expected it to go, so I've decided to split the interview into two parts, so be sure to check out part 1 of episode 7 as well.
    A big thanks to Nick and Kody! Follow them:
    @Nickm717
    @kodieodie

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    7: Part one - An Underground Cohort of Design Professors, with Kody Dahl and Nick Morrison

    On today's episode, I talk with Nick Morrison and Kody Dahl, both students about to graduate from the design BFA program at Georgia State University.

    Kody and Nick are both incredibly hard-working folks who happen to also work at Whiteboard.

    In part one, we start a discussion on formal design education.

    The interview went quite a bit longer than we expected it to go, so I've decided to split the interview into two parts, which will both be released this week.
    A big thanks to Nick and Kody! Follow them.
    @Nickm717
    @kodieodie

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    6: Feelback vs. Feedback

    How do you code a feeling?

    Today, we're going to be talking about how to deal with ambiguous feedback. The answer is kind of ambiguous, unfortunately, but we live in a subjective world, so let's all learn how to value subjective things, shall we?

    We've managed to hit LESS than 5 minutes on this one! Hope you enjoy it. Up next in the queue is our first interview episode double-release, which is a bit longer, so be on the look out!

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    5: Addictions

    In today's episode, we will not be talking about drugs. For long. Instead, we're going to talk about some kind-of amazingly weird trends in how we use technology, and how we might could be more intentional in the time we spend with screens.

    We (again) went over the 10 minute mark, but hopefully the discussion is worth the extra half minute to you!

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    4: Learning about Learning

    Learning is one of the most important skills for developers to cultivate. In this episode, I'll talk about why that's the case, and a method for learning you might not have tried before.
    Today's episode goes just a tad over 10 minutes - I'm doing my best to cut out the cruft, though.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    3: Prototypes

    Prototyping is a process that bridges the gap between production and static design. In this episode, I talk a bit about what that means, and about what is required for all good prototypes. If you aren't prototyping now, you need to catch up.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: https://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

    Edit: I accidentally called the Facebook prototyping tool, Origami, "Paper". Of course, this was a mistake. Sorry about that folks.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    2: Focus

    In this episode, I talk about focus, and why it's so important for developers to cultivate focus. We'll discuss some pretty amazing statistics about how we use technology, and I challenge you to not listen to this podcast.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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    1: Introductions, formalities, etc

    This is the proverbial "hello" episode, where I tell you what Developer Tea is all about. Developer Tea is born out of my own desire to have shorter podcasts that come out more often. I very rarely have the time to listen to so many of the podcasts I'd like to listen to, because they are just simply too long. Developer Tea is engineered to fit inside your tea (or coffee, or kombucha) break.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please consider buying me some tea: http://www.developertea.com/buy-me-tea

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