Technical Guardians of the Galaxy | Coder Radio 47122 June 2022
Mike's hitting the road to solve his old man's PC woes; Chris channels his early inner 80s and some Google AI conspiracy bacon.
You can't judge a book by its cover, and this week we surprised each other when we dug into the HP Dev One. Plus some insights on remote virtual dev desktops and the gotcha's from WWDC we missed.
Why Mike feels like Heroku is in a failed state, what drove us crazy about Google I/O this year, how Chris botched something super important, and some serious Python love sprinkled throughout.
Mike battles the onslaught of yet another bout with the plague. At the same time, we react live to Elon buying Twitter, Gitlab kicking off some free accounts, and we discover Google and Apple are working together again to pull the rug on app developers.
After reminiscing about .Net's 20th birthday, Mike and Chris air IBM's hypocritically dirty laundry and marvel at Microsoft's 3D chess moves.
Microsoft's cold war with Apple is revealed in court filings this week, and Google thinks they've got the next hit on their hands, which sounds a lot like the old hit.
Mike visits Pallet Town and comes back with some SQLAlchemy performance wisdom to share. Meanwhile, struggling with a lack of performance, Chris has kicked the tires of his new M1 Max MacBook Pro and is ready to share his counter-narrative take on the new hardware.
Are Linux devs getting upset with the Python community? We weigh in on a nuanced issue. Plus the mass-moderator resignation over at Rust, and Mike's thoughts on setting up a dev environment on Windows 11.
After a little async Ruby chat and developer morality struggle, Chris explains how macOS Monterey has lapped Linux with a critical workstation feature.
It's final push time on a big project for Mike, but Chris is the one who is exhausted. But we've got some new insights into testing and thoughts on an emerging category of developer.
Recent reports would have you believe Apple has made significant concessions to developers. Don't be fooled! We read between the lines and break down what is and what is not changing.
Mike shares his adventures coding while riding Amtrak, Chris is trying to get DOS running while he still can, and many of you wrote in sharing your concern for GNOME.
Mike's got some strong feels about his new system, and Chris spent a week with Windows 11. And that's not even scratching the surface. It's a wild one, with some hard truths, so buckle up.
We visit an alternate reality where Epic wins in their fight against Apple, COBOL reigns supreme, and the halls of great Jedi Temple are lined with Object-C developers.
We provoked quite a response and cover the feedback that puts us in our place. Then we dive into the wild era of text editor of yore and solve an age-old question.
As Python 2's demise draws near we reflect on Python's popularity, the growing adoption of static typing, and why the Python 3 transition took so long. Plus Apple's audacious app store tactics, Google's troubles with Typescript, and more!
It’s a Coder Radio special as Mike and Wes dive into functional programming in the real world and share their tips for applying FP techniques in any language.
Wes turns back the clock and explores the message passing mania of writing Objective-C without a Mac, and we wax-poetic about programming language history.
Wes is back and Mike's got a few surprises in store, including a new view on Electron, a hot take on titles, and a programming challenge for the both of them.
.NET 5 has been announced and brings a new unified future to the platform. We dig in to Microsoft's plans and speculate about what they mean for F#.
Mike and Wes dive into Bosque, Microsoft’s new research language, and debate if it represents the future of programming languages, or if we should all just be using F#.
We celebrate the life of Erlang author Dr Joe Armstrong by remembering his many contributions to computer science and unique approach to lifelong learning.
Mike’s away so Chris joins Wes to discuss running your workstation from RAM, the disappointing realities of self driving cars, and handling the ups and downs of critical feedback.
The guys discuss the real last bastion of scratch your own itch, and debate the merits of recent C# functional programing fads that are transforming the language.
The gangs all together and cover your poignant feedback right out of the gate. Then we jump into the psychological trap of freelancing, and imagine a world where app stores are a true level playing field.
Wes joins Mike for a special Coder. They share thoughts on the costs and benefits of Optionals in Swift, uncover Mike's secret love affair with F#, and debate the true value of serverless.
Don’t call them resolutions, lets just call them reasonable goals. Mike and Chris share their plans for 2019’s ground work, and why every single thing is fair game.
The guys drink some Liquid Christmas Tree and reflect on the major trends of 2018, and the stuff they are preemptively freaking out about for 2019.
Chris is back from his trip to Denver to tour System76’s factory, and what he discovered while he was there was the last thing he was expecting.
Estimates can be a very tricky thing to get right, but their vitally important. Peter Kretzman joins us to make it all a bit easier and clearer.
What’s the future of .NET? With .NET Core growing and the future of the orginal .NET seems uncertain. Chris and Mike suspect there is clear possibility.
Mike is the extreme laptop killer, with a tale you’ll have to hear to believe. With only a few short hours left on a deadline, it was 24 hours of chaos.
After catching up the guys dig into the “why” Jupiter Broadcasting sold to Linux Academy, the big shift Chris is seeing, and why the timing was critical.
Wes joins Mike to discuss why .NET still makes sense, the latest antics from Fortnite, a brave new hope for JVM concurrency, and the mind-expanding benefits of trying a Lisp.
Mike and Chris have a strong reaction to beer from Utah, and then get into the weeds around Mike’s new gear, the situation with Qt, and a few new tools they’ve recently found.
Mike's adventures with Qt land him on Windows 10 this week battling DLL hell. He shares the latest developments in his attempt to build his next app with Qt.
After we happily avoid the recent MacBook scandals, we deep dive into hardware for a bit.. And then pull it out with a overview of Microsoft Async/await pattern.
The Uno platform recently got our attention, and Jérôme from the project joins us to explain a few things, and have a frank discussion about what they've gotten right, that others have missed.
Mike discovers a new open source project that promises a free UWP Bridge for iOS, Android and WebAssembly. We kick the tires and share our first thoughts.
Tech companies are taking over cities and becoming more powerful than some nations. Is there a moral stand developers inside these huge corporations should be taking? Or is the shift to a chicken farmer economy truly best for all?
Mike's got a dream, and it's a dream where Microsoft saves us from Electron. Now historically speaking, he's been wrong every single time. But this week we'll make the case why we all need to collective pull for his vision.
We chat with GitLab’s CEO and co-founder Sid Sijbrandij, about the GitLab model, the changes they’ve made since Microsoft purchased GitHub, his thoughts on that acquisition, and his compelling case for 100% remote work.
After a bit of CoffeeScript reminiscing we get down to data and design.And discuss why the bot market has collapsed, and how Google is running the table in AI.
Mike and Chris find themselves at similar forks in the road with their business. And they both share raw observations from the front lines of some hard choices.
We have witnessed a massive shift of power. And it’s been happening right under developers noses. From the slowly won battle for control of the server, to Amazon’s to control over the Internet.
Chris is on the road & Mike’s been reflecting. Plus we answer some of your questions, which snowball into some much larger discussions. Then Mike’s made a list & he’s checking it twice.
Mike’s back from a conference in New York & to say he’s got a few things on his mind is putting it mildly. Strap in as we rip through myths, lies & salesmen.
Mike may have cracked the testing pitch, the harsh reason the Junior Developer is dying & a nice batch of audience questions and follow up. This week’s Coder Radio is just like mom’s cookin', but with a taste of Kotlin.
Why the hell did Microsoft open source PowerShell Core, .Net Core, Visual Studio Code? What could possibly be in it for them? Chris goes onsite to ask & figure out their angle. Plus the massive leaps Kotlin seems to be making & more!
Mike's got a Greenfield project he’s fired up & a tale of woes to go along with it. Chris inspires a mini-revolt over the weekend & both the guys have some remarks for the week’s Hoopla.
Mike and Chris review predictions from years past & check on how well they’ve aged. Plus we take a look at Microsoft’s big picture strategy with .Net & now PowerShell for every system.
Mike lays it all out for 2017 and makes the case that the small independent development model is fundamentally doomed. We spend the last Coder of the year being very honest about what hasn't worked in our businesses & more!
Microsoft makes one of their boldest moves into OSS yet, Mike’s got new wheels and turns it into a chance to reflect on building for voice interfaces, Amazon’s got a new way for devs to make money & we continue to ponder the best ways to achieve CI bliss.
Mike shares some recent lessons he’s learned trying to scale his team, some tools they tried & the processes that have stuck. But first we kick it off with some of your feedback, a bit of Hoopla & wrap it up with a quick touch on hardware.
A new breed of platform wars is brewing, and developers and users are on the losing side more than ever. Plus Mike updates us on his recent NYC trip, a batch of your feedback, an app pick & more!
Mike’s back from DevFest & shares something new he’s discovered, Kotlin takes a shot at Objective-C & we can all code together, with Atom’s new trick. Note: There is some rough “skype audio” at times. Totally listenable still & should be better next week
Mike makes the case that he and Chris are dying breeds from a bygone era that need to hunker down & prepare for the cold winter. Plus we respond to a batch of great feedback, chat some contested hoopla & wrap it all up with a bit of small business wisdom.
Mike and Chris accept the fundamental problem in sticking with boring & safe platforms, debate building a brand around FLOSS, get burned by Angular & reflect on some regrets in our business. Plus SQL’s new hype, some feedback & a project pick of the week!
Kotlin seems to have a very strong future on Android & Mike and Chris debate the hype vs reality. Plus Mike review’s his new Galago Pro. Then the guys get rather excited by an astute breakdown of developer workflow breakdowns & more!
Wes is back to talk politics and Node.js. Plus, we discuss the purity of native development & the merits of the Web. Then Mike's got some top IT automation tips for managers, we explore concurrency, distributed systems & Elixir's secret sauce.
Wes joins Mike to chat all things Apple. We discuss the surprising implications of the iPhone X & the exciting possibilities of ARKit. Plus, we debate FaceID and APFS, check in on HomeKit & search for the right level of abstraction for UI development.
While Chris is away Wes joins Mike to chat FOSS Burnout & the dark side of open source communities. Plus, we continue to react to React's recent license change, debate about the Virtual DOM & explain why React Native's license might be more important.
What’s really the root cause of open source developer burnout? Plus an honest chat about Electron’s bad parts & Mike finally reveals his master plan. It’s a Coder quickie this week, with Mike back in Florida there is much to be done.
Mike takes refuge from Irma to respond to audience feedback & share some thoughts on future plans. Chris has some thoughts on hardware that will help you get more work done & neither of us are worrying about Bash on Windows.
Mike & Chris discuss the types of workloads that better suit Serverless Architecture systems like Lambda & when you should roll a server. Plus Mike has major hardware woes, makes a surprising move on air & Chris is left pontificating on the future of AR.
The serverless revolution is nigh, we discuss AWS Lambda and Azure Functions, rebuilding jbot, basing the business computers around Pop!_OS & more!
Mike busts the myth of the daily standup meeting & tracks it to its origins. Then we play a little defense for Electron, share the mind of a PMO & wax on about TypeScript. Plus a little taste of Mike’s busy week, an update on Alice & Chris’ upcoming trip.
A special guest and creator of PiCluster joins us to discuss the open source Docker cluster management project. We’ll dig into the tecg they use and what it's all built on, what they love working with, some of our personal projects that are brewing & more
Mike has a huge announcement towards the end of the show. Leading up to it we discuss the case against Kotlin, the next tech after Flash to die & the obvious reason Bots are going to be big.
We solve some problems, and then go down the rat hole of self hacking to increase work, productivity & our health. Then we gleefully watch as Coding Bootcamps begin to collapse. Plus Mike shares some straightforward code that solved an annoying problem
Wes sits down with Mike to talk about Starbucks not-so-secret API, the state of the developer ecosystem & difficult challenges faced by FOSS vendors in the medical field. Plus some fantastic feedback, Mike's true feelings about Swift & a whole lot more!
Microsoft slips a little Windows 10 into your Office365 & we discuss the huge shift they just pulled off, plus a little real talk about growing pains and doldrums & the pains of over building a system. Plus your feedback & much more!
Mike updates on spinning up his business in Florida, we debate limiting the use of the GPL & we try to understand the recent System76 Pop!_OS news. Plus the industry is going all in on AI & Mike discusses the huge potential issue that could be facing.
We ponder the ethical dilemma of a developer who has replaced himself with a bot, debate the possibility of ever making money from bots & have some tough love for Apple. Plus discuss System76’s new Pop!_OS & Mike’s adventures in Florida.
We discuss the week’s developer hoopla & the beard joins us to share his insights. It's a fun episode with a range of topics, including the recent rush to GitHub by a number of open source projects.
Mike shares some insights into building bots & a little sample code to get you started. Plus we discuss the week’s developer news & spend a bit of time on feedback.
The open source model has won, we discuss the impact that’s having on the development industry. Plus Swift gets a little more interesting, & Chris is ready for his lady in a tube!
The “process manager from hell” is driving our listener crazy! Then we discuss the slow demolition of the culture of youth taking place in tech. Plus Microsoft’s huge Git commit, Quick Designer in Qt Creator 4.3 & some follow up on Kotlin.
Mike argues you should go hybrid today & end up progressive tomorrow. The Docker reality & why Swift is a bit like Kotlin. Speaking of Kotlin we chat a bit about the Google I/O news, Project Treble, Xamarin’s Live Player & Mike’s new rig.
Getting fined for doing math without a license, Windows 10 S goes app store only, a Coder community project goes into production & Chris learns a hard lesson about his tools!
After digging into some rather tempting Hoopla, Mike shares his clever solution to one of Docker’s bigger problems & manages to motivate Chris into trying it out during the show. Plus thoughts on continuing your coding education & more!
Habitat promises full automation that travels with app. But is this a layer of abstraction too far for Mike? Plus the chronicles of one developer's journey getting started with Open Source, some cool dark matter development Chris spotted at Dell & more!
Tune in for a special road edition of the show! Mike & Chris cover feedback, share their worst hire stories, eat Apple crow & debate the end of the exodus. Plus Chris shares topical experiences from his Dell trip, Jonny’s feeling the hero rage & more!
Mike’s got a new testing pipeline & he’s fired up and ready to go. He shares what might be a game changer for his business. Plus we discuss the damage done by “Coding Heroes”, the value of a namespace, a handy tool & more!
We follow up on WebAssembly, it’s not just the future, it’s already here & it might be great! Plus C# 7’s release gets us thinking & Canonical’s got us ranting.
Why coding everyday makes a big difference for Mike & Chris reflects on keeping momentum to prevent project rot. Plus our first look at Java 9, hopes & fears of Web Assembly & more!
Our C++ alternatives quest for embedded continues, taking another look at Visual Studio Code, Mozilla’s big pockets & saving the web with Qt Quick. Plus Mike’s war story, great feedback & more!
Rust has a busy 2017 ahead of it, Mike ponders Java’s failure on small Internet of Things & searches for a C++ alternative, then dazzles us with the new gear he’s recently picked up.
The fear of productivity loss & the crazy things we do to avoid it, a sober look at the tablet market for developers, GitLab’s recent disaster & we bring it all home with a little time travel.
Your emails this week get us discussing & sharing some really hard learned lessons & insights. Plus Mike spends the weekend preparing to shame Chris & shares a favorite book pick
Mike’s got three wishes for the new year, Chris has a new Echo Dot & Google has partnerships to put Assistant in your TV. Plus why Mike got rid of his office, GitHub’s near term future & how terrible code gets written by sane people.
We've given the guys the week off after a year of hard work, so we'll take a look back at a series of events where the guys ended up realigning their opinions. From hybrid vs native apps & developing on linux to Pokémon & Bots, a lot changed in 2016!
We reflect on the trainwreck that was 2016 & what might be emerging in 2017 as a real market opportunity. It's our last live show of the year, so we throw out the rules!
Mike reviews his Google Home and we discuss Google Actions, Fitbit buying Pebble & the usefulness of some of these products. Plus Mike adopts a new philosophy about remote workers!
Mike reviews the state of hybrid development in the last days of 2016 & chat about his new Google Home and what he’s looking forward to testing. Plus a quick chat about ethics in coding.
Mike is back from vacation has somethings on his mind he shares this week. Hardware follow up, customer management for devs, book recommendations & more!
Mike betting on server side bots & AI, making the big jump from the MacBook to a System76 Lemur running Linux. We talk about the platform development opportunities for a small shop. Plus how to design APIs that don’t suck & more!
Mike & Chris share hard earned lessons for the first time about the expected value in the effort we put into our various next great ideas, marketing, attending conferences & whatever “networking” is suppose to be.
The growing case for Swift on the server & Java 8’s underplayed success are the two main topics this week. We also discuss Dart on Android & some platform fundamentals with renewed vigor!
Mike & Chris travel interdimensionally to discuss the pressure to get Swifty, marvel at Vapor.codes, witness the fall of Eclipse & the rise of Microsoft. Plus our super quick take on the iPhone 7 & more!
The world's most egregious gadget sin is committed, why Mike still wants Star Trek gadgets, a Rust divorce, learning the fragile state of state & more!
The guys daydream about making the perfect developer platform & grouse about Mike’s new Note getting recalled. Plus our speculation about the September 7th Apple event, what old unmaintained code says about you, clearing the air on Angular v2 & more!
Docker quality appears to be getting worse, Mike & Chris analyze the mystery of Docker’s decline & likely causes. Plus we discuss the possibility of an AI monopoly, moving fasting & looking for a web-framework matchmaker.
Mike and Chris share their experiences with selling yourself just enough to get your foot in the door. Is productizing yourself and your work is worth feeling a little slimy? Plus Microsoft’s move in open sourcing PowerShell, the fixed bid scam & more!
Fresh off new Agile courses Mike shares what he feels might be his core problems with Agile software development. Our thoughts on software quality in general, the big slack problem & more!
Special guest Ryan Sipes from Mycroft joins us to discuss his projects & fulfilling the mission of an open source project. Plus our thoughts on the bot revolution, the “Internet of APIs” it depends on & the shift that bots could cause in the industry.
Mike & Chris rip up the thinking behind iPad-only is the new desktop Linux mantra, discuss the date of LaunchKit, announce a new coding challenge & much more!
Mike shares his recent Linux switch experience & why he thinks it might stick this time. We chew on Verizon buying Yahoo & the grief Marissa Mayer is getting. Plus we congratulate the winner of last week’s challenge & announce the next one!
Nintendo has a hit on their hands, is this a game changer for the company? Mike & Chris discuss the big picture ramifications of Pokémon GO. Plus beer brewed by bots, our thoughts on Java EE, Spring Boot & getting PHP to really do what you want.
This week Noah steps in to host while Chris is out and cover Rails 5, Oracle’s suspicious silence around Java EE, talk about mike’s latest linux adventure, give some freelancing advice & more!
What is Machine Learning? How are companies & developers using it? We discuss that, the major approaches in the market & Apple’s use of Differential Privacy. Plus Mike’s new Linux desktop, some feedback & a lot more!
It’s death by a thousand scrums this week & then admit there may be some value in frequent project communication. Then we start the machine learning discussion, talk a little Android N & more!
We start with some developer news of the week, then dig into the best bits from WWDC. Plus Mike shares his thoughts on some new hardware & the guys discuss the mystery of differential privacy.
Mike & Chris have very different opinions on how interview tests should be conducted. Plus the real reasons to develop software on Linux are not the ones often cited, bit more on Google’s fair use & the master plan to get Mike to move to the west coast.
Mike shares a humbling war story, the great “Android Instant App Conspiracy”, the announcement that destroyed the .Net ecosystem & the poverty trap of software development. Plus some closing thoughts on Google vs Oracle, a neat tool of the week & more!
We dig through the relevant bits of Google I/O, the possible anti-web move Instant Apps represent, no Kotlin & big improvements we’re excited about. Plus Mike’s take on Android Studio 2.2 & Chris’ take on what we’re all calling “services”.
Github’s new pricing has a bit of a catch, Rob Robinson says Rails is yesterday’s software in light of Swift & GO. Which we simply have to talk about. Then we jump in our time machine and dazzle you with our new term predictions & more!
In a podcast far far away, you asked for it & this week we delivered. It’s code review time, with a twist! Plus the second Oracle v Google trial, we attempting to do some busting, Dropbox falling back to reality & 30 years later why we still love QBasic
A little reflective & contemplative, our hosts reflect on a well stated OO vs Functional rant, the bot frameworks that impress & the surprisingly great use case for Go. Plus the 800 pound snake in the room, a quick Linux switch update for Mike & more!
Could Google be about to make a major shake up in future development for Android? We discuss the scuttlebut about Swift on Android. Plus Mike’s new mobile rig & Noah from LAS joins for Mike’s update on his Linux Adventure & Mike gets the hard sell.
In this episode, Noah joins Chris to talk about the whole hiring process & experiences they've had while also taking a look back into the past of the show to some of the more interesting topics on the matter.
Has the whole world gotten hot for bots? Slack’s recent $3.8B & Microsoft’s new Bot SDK suggests there’s interest there. Mike and Chris share their thoughts & ask what makes a bot…. A bot? Plus the surprising math that makes us shed a tear & more!
Fresh off Build 2016, we talk about everything from free Xamarian, Bash on Windows & the changing case for .NET. Plus Mike shares some assumption smashing news & much more!
Is Google dumping to compete with Nuance as they prepare to unleash their voice API to developers for free? Mike updates us on his Linux switch adventure, his new toy & a couple of important PSAs. Plus feedback & more!
We discuss Mike’s thoughts on ReactJS, the NY bill that would provide a tax credit for OSS contributions & the interesting details in dev data. Plus some real talk about your real value, what no indie developer wants to hear about the App Store & more!
Dscussing Hybrid development ha a big elephant in the room. This week, we give this elephant the mic. Then, reflecting on a recent Android development project, the guys discuss the sticky side of Frames. Plus an update on Mike's Ubuntu experiment & more!
We break down what we see as the top motivations, the big competitive move & what Microsoft is really saying about Android with their Xamarin acquisition. Plus Microsoft releases SQL server for Linux & we discuss how it all fits together in a larger plan
Mike couldn't make it this week, so we decided that with Microsoft purchasing Xamarin that this would be the perfect time to take a glance back on our coverage of Xamarin & look at how they have come to their current situation
Mike shares his adventures in Ubuntu land this week, after a MacBook disaster. Then we discuss the implications of IBM backing Swift on their cloud. Plus some feedback, code as speech, and more!
Mike and Chris talk about bombing job interviews, picking the right Android device for development, writing code that’s easy to delete & Mike shares an Ubuntu update! Plus… Has the show forgotten about VR? Some feedback & much more!
Something is rotten at GitHub. We discuss the big problem they're facing & why for most of us, we already have a backup plan. Plus why Project Rider might get you excited & how the Parse shutdown is hitting Mike.
We discuss a compelling case against Object-Oriented programming, is it truly all bad? Plus the cold chills the new Rails Doctrine gives us, the long-term ramifications of progress over stability & convention vs configuration strategy & more!
Ang and Mike discuss business operational tools, practices & common issues, how Ang got her kids started on computers, good languages to get started with & she makes a poignant comment about Linux. Mike discusses TarDisk & whether he recommends it & more!
Is the age of Apps finally coming to an end? Data points to yes & we discuss how platforms like Slack might offer more potential. Then, more web developers are switching to Linux, this may be the start of a trend & more!
Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete? The new generation of hybrid apps aren't your grandparents solution to code once, run everywhere. Plus why Swift is going to be big on Linux in 2016, Google has a thing with openJDK & much more!
When you look back at the year, a few really big things jump out for developers. Mike & Chris discuss the trends that seem to have really mattered, then debate about how things might change in 2016.
As we gear up for our end of year episode, we look back at a few moments in 2015 that we loved. From big news, new directions & industry trends that reflected into our personal lives. It’s a very special edition of Coder Radio!
The Pixel C is the perfect example of a compromised device thanks to Google’s Strategy Tax. We cover Mike’s plans are as an Android dev & why the long-term picture might be rosy. Plus some iPad Pro follow up, the reality of the “pro tablet” market & more!
Ballmer calls out Microsoft’s bogus revenue numbers over Azure, & we expand on his point to discuss an overall trend towards “hero CEOs”. The open sourcing of Swift, what Apple got really right & what areas still really need improvement & more!
Mike shares his open source picks for 2015 & why they are a real game changer for him. Then we read through a few submissions by the audience & then discuss Microsoft’s huge new PowerApps initiative. Plus some feedback that cuts deep & more!
Mike has a big announcement! Plus why Chris is a bit offended by the idea of Swift on the server, Microsoft delivers on the open source goods & a few quick gift ideas for anyone who wants to focus.
Microsoft kills a major Windows development initiative & becomes one of the top contributors to Go. Mike has a new love & gets a bit ironic about Ionic. Plus some great feedback & we bask in the dawn of the age of utility.
Is open source software immoral in some market conditions? The guys debate. Plus Google’s impressive new open source project, standing while you work is going out of style & how to adapt to the changing need of your users gracefully & more!
Mike & Chris discuss the hard problem of identifying opportunity costs vs staying flexible and cheap & why making communication a priority is almost never a priority. Plus when to ship, and why testing can really make Mike testy, your feedback & more!
The guys admit there is a growing amount of evidence pointing to going your own way. What the Linux desktop has finally gotten right, why Mike is ready to can his wearable project. Plus a Android BuildConfig pro tip, feedback & more!
Well known devs are trying out risky and bold methods to fund development, but are they really all that practical? A popular app is using a dirty trick to stay in the background and consume battery. We ponder why it hasn’t been shut down already & more!
The cultural challenges of living too far out of a “tech hotzone” hit home today. And our reactions and lessons learned from LastPass selling & if Microsoft has nailed convergence. Plus a quick chat about Chef & more!
A really simple mistake that many of us have made in the past, led to the Patreon hack. We discuss the situation & the bigger picture. Plus our take on the rumors that Oracle is planning the “obsolescence” of Java.
Mike and Chris discuss malware getting injected into unsuspecting developers apps. Then the advertising cold war that’s brewing, how it impacts users, content creators & developers. Also our top three must haves before you sign any dev work contract.
Mike shares his excitement for Ionic, an advanced HTML5 hybrid mobile app Framework. Then Chris asks if the tools used to make the product, as long as the end result is good, really matter?
Is the new iPad a capable developer machine? We discuss 3D Touch, the impact on developers, the release of the iPad Pro & some quick tips for finding a local development job.
With Mike’s move to Florida in progress he joins us via phone for a run through of the major JetBrains subscription hoopla, transitioning from a tester to a developer & that big poaching scandal comes to an expensive close!
Is Amazon another paradise of brogrammer culture? We have reason to suspect the recent reports may be overblown. Then meet Gigster, the VC backed service that wants to commoditize development.
Devs are excited by Google’s announcement that Android will support Vulkan. We explain & why Mike is a bit skeptical. Has iPad peaked? Is it worth creating anything but consumption based apps for tablets? Plus Apple’s 30% cut, feedback & more!
The big debate over today’s biggest UI compromise comes to life, Microsoft open sources its iOS-apps-on-Windows compatibility layer, the process of evaluating a new language, plus a book recommendation & more!
Still smarting from his burn, Mike shares his hard learned lessons after flying too close to the sun. What really pushes us to move to the next big thing & becoming and staying employable by focusing on the right market.
Mike argues why the web will be the default platform, we debate if third party mobile platforms should be written off, Ionic Framework impressions & Chris has a few surprises to announce. Plus why a slightly functional world isn't a bad thing & more!
A special edition of Coder Radio that dives into the darker side of start ups, the practicality of building super portable apps, the wear advantage & NASA’s top 10 coding commandments. Plus Noah from the Linux Action Show joins us & more!
We look at the tough spot developers are finding themselves in, the huge changes in backend infrastructure over the years, some Swift surprises & the big topics Mike’s been chewing on during his “down time”.
How willing is Apple to leverage it’s devs to make a public statement? We look at the response to the confederate flag pullings & debate if gatekeepers puts developers best interests first. Plus was the perfect laptop built a decade ago, feedback & more!
Mike makes the case for Chris’ slide into hipsterhood & Chris responds in kind. We also discuss the massive LLVM advantage Apple is leveraging. Plus we reflect on the most important skill in software development, read some emails & more!
Mike and Chris share their totally different perspective on the recent Yelp developer’s exodus & discuss the new industry trend developers need to take advantage of. Then after 158 episodes, Mike’s mission in life is realized during our feedback segment.
We recap and also compare & contrast WWDC 2015 with Google I/O 2015. Which new platform features stand out, which miss the target & what’ll really move the needle this year. Plus a quick update on Mike’s new company, Chris’ wear inspired surprise & more!
Mike takes a victory lap as we discuss the big announcements from Google I/O. Then we get into a heated discussion around how GitHub should be used vs how most people use it. Plus some great feedback, Mike & Chris share some bold predictions & more!
Google may be planning to scrub the grime away from the Internet of Things devices with a new OS designed for low resources. We debate over Google’s rumored Brillo OS. Plus Mike ponders switching to BSD, Google Play services in a library & more
Mike shares his recent experience developing Chrome apps & we debate if Chrome platform tax is costing users a decent browser. Plus what we’d like to see announced next for Android and iOS & the big problems those features would solve for developers.
Electron could be the Adobe Air we all hoped for. But is it all hype? We debate Electron’s potential & review Visual Studio Code which is built on-top of Electron. Has Agile become a failure? We discuss what can lead to a failed Agile setup & more!
Mike and Chris reflect on Microsoft’s Build 2015 conference & discuss the shift to open industry wide. Mike also announces his new business with a focus on open source. Plus we discuss Visual Studio Code a bit, bad app ports, & more!
Is Microsoft confusing the container market & blowing the implementation? Plus Apple gets caught rejecting Pebble compatible apps, we may have finally found the perfect Linux dev laptop & much more!
Mike's thinking about making the big switch, a J.O.B., but the interview process has been a nightmare. He shares his perspective after sitting out of the race for a while. Plus how Google convinced their engineers to become managers, your feedback & more
We discuss the top stories submitted by the audience this week. From the ultimate bridge burn to Stack Overflow’s developer survey & being ok with a little sociopathy.
Mike had a dream & that dream didn’t work out. Today we discuss how fixed contracts lead to fixed death & with perfect hindsight we debate what we might have done differently. Plus some great feedback, a little nostalgia & more!
Transitions in life comes in many forms, work, relationships, gadgets. How we deal with the process of transition is key. Plus a bit about GitHub’s ongoing DDoS, switching from PHP to Ruby & a new contender for the perfect Linux dev rig.
It’s a special open mic edition of Coder Radio. We discuss the complex reasons behind Microsoft’s choice to open source MSBuild, the quest for the perfect Linux laptop continues & why, oh why, oh why HTML5 has a place. Plus emails & more!
Chris shares what he’s loving about Android from a users perspective & Mike goes into what is driving him crazy from a developer's standpoint. Plus redefining DevOps, starting a multi-user database & more!
We revisit some of the audience's favorite editors, then discuss terrible engineers. Then Chris spends time with a smartwatch & believes he’s discovered their purpose. We examine the audience for smartwatch apps in light of the Apple Watch announcement.
The guys picture working a 9-5 job. If the security of a 9-5 paycheck is a myth, is it really just not having to worry about all the little things that’s appealing? Plus how merit based hiring may get out of control & making documentation a bit less evil
Mike and Chris start the show by sharing some hard learned advice, and discussing the events of the last two weeks. Then we touch on SuperFish, Ubuntu Touch, and more!
Mike is stuck in a train, stuck in the snow. So it’s an open call edition, with some great discussion around Microsoft’s investment in Cyanogen & the pitch for Python. Plus a robust chat about the new Raspberry Pi 2 & it’s ability to run Windows 10.
It’s a tip show edition of Coder Radio. Mike shares a great way to get some Heroku features without the bill. Plus the annoying honeymoon period, your feedback & more!
Well known developers have recently gone public with how much they make & where they make it from. Mike & Chris chew on the numbers & discuss the raw reality. Plus great feedback on Chris’ first development language & more!
Chris shares what’s prevented him from getting started with development & shares the three languages that are at the top of his list to try. Plus we get passionate after some feedback to the Mac Exodus topic & more!
Is the quality of Apple’s desktop and mobile software causing a slow bleeding of developers? Chris & Mike debate what developers will do over 2015. Plus we read some great follow up, feature a community project & more!
We peer into the past of the show to pull out the amazing clips you guys suggested to us and fondly remember how funny it is to listen to Chris get trolled. Sit back, relax & enjoy the fun in this look back at best of Coder Radio!
It’s the birth of ab open source project on this week’s Coder Radio. Plus it’s an open mic edition & we discuss a range of topics from Microsoft’s big mobile strategy that nobody is noticing, the best Linux dev environment, setting expectations & more!
Has Docker’s wild success caused it grow too big & too corporate? In light of the CoreOS Rocket announcement we reflect on the problem both projects needs to solve. Plus our plans to involve community around building an API for Jupiter Broadcasting & more
That tech worker “shortage” Facebook and Microsoft keep telling you about is bogus. We’ll go over the study and reports that back that claim up. Then we dig into the rather understandable reasons why developers wages are being pushed down & more!
It’s a special roundtable edition of Coder Radio. Our panel discussed the advantages of Go development over PHP, creating a flat-file website with no database, and the real secret to finishing that last 10%. Plus google not using html5, iOS & more!
Microsoft made headlines and has generated a lot of buzz around the open sourcing of .NET. So what does the future hold & what changes now? Plus some great feedback, how to find a developer, what to expect to pay & much more!
Mike and Chris respond to feedback on lackluster HTML5 apps, then how developers can leverage social media to stay up to date & avoid drama. Then we blow apart the “Full Stack Developer” myth and the evolution of the term.
Is the need to save money & time by developers forcing end users into less than acceptable application experiences? Have we all been oversold on HTML5? Plus getting into QA, a cloud based IDE, some great feedback & much more!
Mike and Chris & discuss their thoughts about the state of Coder Radio, some ideas to mix it up & request your input. Then we cover a support chat between an Android dev & the Google Play Dev Support manager that gives us insight into the address debacle.
We have a bunch of great feedback that keeps getting interrupted by Chris and Mike jumping into deep discussion about vendor lock in, Apple’s new hardware, balancing work and life & much more!
Mike and Chris battle wits to expose the ridiculous nature of arguing about technology on the Internet. Plus our take on working on open source in your spare time, an update on teaching students to code & a software pick that will make you hungry!
Mike and Chris discuss what to do when a client or employer requests you take a personality test. The reasons Microsoft is calling the next version of Windows 10, the recent cases of community going sour & the lessons learned for developers
Google is requiring debs to submit their physical address, and the Apple community has outed the manager behind the botched iOS 8.0.1 update. Are we seeing a dangerous threat or just a frantic response? Plus great questions, when to lawyer up & much more!
Developers all over the web are chiming in on the short comings (or lack there of) of Xamarin’s tools. Have developers been sold a hope and a lie? Plus why Android continues to come in second for developers, your feedback & more!
Did Microsoft buying Mojang come around because Notch was burned out? Is the problem systemic to independent developers who just love to code? Plus we respond to your strong feedback regarding privacy & much more!
The debate over whose responsibility it is to protect your cloud data heats up, we discuss how to get your confidence back & some Vala feedback. Plus the recent Markdown drama, the systemd hater club & much more!
We take live calls, and discuss why .Net rules a Linux Admins life, learning OOP. Then, in light of the recent celebrity photo hacks, do developers have a moral obligation to protect the uninformed public?
Where does TypeScript fit in, and are the many criticisms lobbied at it legitimate? We discuss the state of scripting, and the new dark pragmatism that seems to be setting in. Plus picking your ideal client, package managers for Windows and Mac & more!
Mike and Chris share their perspective on successfully cultivating a contact development business, and the biggest gotchas that hurt the most. Plus hosting on your own vs shared services, a little Dart love & the Linux user who bought a Mac.
Mike and Chris record a bonus episode of Coder Radio for you this week. We discuss the possibility of Steam selling productivity apps for Desktop Linux, how Overcast.fm could set the trend for future mobile apps, and thoughts about the Oculus Rift DK2.
Mike discusses what his business has noted after using Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. Plus we bust some myths, discuss use cases and advantages, the disadvantages. Plus you great feedback, some follow up and more!
Chris makes the case for splitting Microsoft up into a consumer and services split, and why that would be the best possible outcome for developers. Plus some great feedback, more on selling free software and more!
Have Interface designers led us down a false path? Mike discusses the shortcomings of some of our favorite tools, who is on the right track, and what the real solution seems to be. Plus some great feedback and Chris begins a new kind of challenge.
Mike reflects on his transition from dedicated developer to business management, what makes a business “big” vs “lean” and what the guys feel is a good fit for their goals. Plus when to cut yourself off from a pet coding project and more!
Mike and Chris cover some great follow up on new hotness burnout. Then we discuss what impressed us and what tempers our excitement from Google I/O 2014. Plus why AndroidOne could be the Android of the future and a quick chat about Rust.
Mike ponders if we can trust ourselves to walk the line between comfort, laziness and experience? Plus you great feedback, a few more I/O thoughts and a framework you can take home to mom.
Our top 10 hopes from Google I/O 2014. Is this the year Google pushes developers on design, will Google+ take a backseat? Plus: The challenges facing openGL, why the Nexus program will die, coping with information overload & getting your confidence back.
Mike shares his experience moving from GitHub to a self hosted GitLab installation and the benefits his team realized after making the move. Plus we’ll take a look at the new Docker announcements, your feedback and some surprise followup!
Mike and Chris run down their predictions and hopes areas Apple might improve iOS, Mac hardware, and general ecosystem development during next week’s big keynote. Plus our thoughts on the state of Qt, re-thinking Linux’s market share, and more!
Mike and Chris discuss how, even when a laptop seems like the obvious choice, sometimes a desktop may be a better fit. Then, will the fate of Microsoft be slowly and embarrassingly slipping into irrelevance? And of course your feedback and much more!
It’s a day filled with war stories, we start off by sharing how things have blown up in our laps this morning, and cover your excellent feedback. Then - Chris shares his new gadget purchase, and how it’s making him re-think some of his firm opinions.
Mike and Chris celebrate 100 weeks of Coder Radio by reading some great feedback, discussing new hardware choices, and why the future of desktop Linux is a little worrying.
We double down on your follow up. Working remotely, scratching your itch while at your current job, why we missed Heartbleed, and the video that will make you never again complain about how hard something is.
Chris and Mike face the limitations of remote workers, and the challenges they’ve experienced. We take your live calls, and discuss the projects you're working on. Why you should write code every day, the hard numbers about mobile games, and more!
The Heartbleed bug has ignited a new round of open source doubters, but are the renewed concerns about the open source development model unfounded? And what can be done to avoid catastrophes like this in the future? We discuss.
Microsoft shocks the developer community by open sourcing some of their crown .Net jewels. Mike and Chris discuss the ramifications for Java, and the overall strategy Microsoft could be shifting too.
Are your projects cursed with knowledge of the present? Mike and Chris discuss the tendency to blame the last guy, and in some cases even scapegoat the absent. And why its only human to see all the mistakes of those who came before you.
Android growth is exploding, and showing no signs of slowing down… So why are big players still avoiding the platform? We’ll challenge some common misconceptions on why developers avoid Android.
The Rails community was blasted by a distinguished, and disgruntled member. But does his criticism hold up? And is there a larger problem at play here? Plus our thoughts on Amazon’s rumored new console, and a great batch of your feedback!
We embrace Daylight saving time with a special call-in edition of Coder Radio. We discuss DRM, feedback, Mozilla’s Persona being put out to pasture and much more!
Oren Eini from Hibernating Rhinos joins us to discuss their “second generation” document database written in .NET. We have an insightful conversation about RavenDB, a flexible data model designed to address requirements coming from real-world systems.
Florian Motlik from Codeship joins us to discuss how Codeship’s hosted continuous integration and continuous deployment platform is bringing much needed relief.
Responding to criticism for an open source project, or a closed commercial project can be a very tricky things. Mike and Chris share their thoughts on how you can properly set expectations and respond to negative feedback.
Mike and Chris use the recent drama around Paper and Flappy Bird to have a wider discussion about the forces against Indie developers. And our reactions to the CEO change at Microsoft. Plus some great feedback, and more!
Mike and Chris address a number of topics this week, from open source project’s properly communicating with the media, Google selling Motorola to Lenovo, and a debate about Microsoft’s rumored CEO choice. Plus your feedback, and more!
Is the concept of a one sized fits all methodology getting tired? We revisit Agile in the dynamic client/developer relationship. Then how opening up your development plans to the community, even for commercial software, can be full of benefits & drawbacks
Back-end services are really helping developers focus on their core competency, but how quickly will you need to go outside the box? What about vendor lock-in? Plus: A ton of great feedback, resisting the urge to hate change, and much more.
The classic battle flairs up this week, and the guys discuss how an over controlling sysadmin can slow down an important project, and why that problem seems to be so much worse in business.
We’ll bust some java myths with Mark Heckler, a software engineer at Oracle. Plus the status of Duke, java on embedded systems, and what the future holds. Plus your feedback and some of Mike’s 2014 bets.
With a little reflection on the years big moments, the guys look ahead to 2014. We’ll debate what’s going to be the big stories of 2014 for developers, and the tech industry at large.
The guys take some calls and discuss a wide range of great topics. From workspace setups, developer hardware, C vs C++, and the real problems facing contract programmers. Plus a batch of your feedback, the best editor ever (for Windows), and more!
Early builds of SteamOS have landed, and we wonder what the larger implications are. Plus our thoughts on Microsoft's clear challenges, the problem with Qt Creator, and betting on the future.
After discussing our caffeine regimes, we take a crack at getting Q&A right. We’ll share some personal experiences with Q&A gone wrong, and our tips for fixing it. Plus a look back at one of the giant’s shoulders developers stand on today.
It’s a mailbag special with a hidden message. Mike and Chris discuss burnout a bit more, the pitfalls of bad Q&A, automated UI testing, and the open source projects we’re thankful for this year.
Is the Xbox One the next big App platform? We’ll share theories. Plus where to books fit in for self education? Are they too slow, or is there a place for the printed medium in a rapidly developing industry?
Burnout kills your productivity, creativity, and ability to get things done. The worst part? It can sneak up in different ways. Mike and Chris share how to recognize burnout, a quick fix to get you through, and their personal long term fixes.
A recent snafu has left Mike in a bit of a bind with a client, and technical glitches nearly threatened to toss Chris out on the side of the road.
After discussing recent hardware gadget purchases, and why, the guys jump into the case of Java. Mike’s ready to justify his love, for Java. Plus a little dev world hoopla, your feedback, and more!
From backups to deployment, we go back to the backend! The new solutions giving us the opportunity to reconsider the infrastructure around our projects. Plus gearing up for 64bit development, and much more.
With big Google and Apple events on the horizon we look at how Google’s early investment in relative UI layouts will be paying dividends in Android 4.4 KitKat. Plus: Your emails, our php follow up, a few near-term predictions, and even an RMS rap.
When targeting Linux, developers have to face some tough choices. Mike’s spent a year planning his move and discusses the opportunity and the risk of supporting Linux, how much effort should be put into targeting Ubuntu.
Mike’s making some big changes to his workflow, and sharing the tools in his box. We’ll look at the transition to Ubuntu Linux for Mike and his dev team, and the productivity advantages they see.
Mike and Chris chew on the major problems patent trolls are creating for small and large development shops. Then it’s a race to the bottom for software prices, and the guys have a few theories on what, if anything, developers can do to carve out a living
iOS 7 is landing and Mike and Chris discuss what’s in store for developers, and the real reason to put a 64bit CPU in a cell phone. Plus the core of what’s wrong with Microsoft, practicing security from the start, your emails and more!
We’re joined by two gentlemen from dotCloud, the folks behind Docker. We chat about what Docker is best at, how far out the 1.0 release is, the projects use of Go, the future of Docker, and much more.
Steve Ballmer’s legacy at Microsoft is controversial. We look over the long list of big and quiet successes and failures under his watch as CEO. Plus what we think the big problem facing Microsoft is going to be long term.
We chat with Dan at the Mozilla about his work on the Persona project, and how Mozilla offers developers a neutral platform for effective authentication. Plus our thoughts on what’s troubling the Ubuntu Edge project.
Hiring can be a real pain in the butt. The guys share the horror stories from interviews they’ve conducted that went horribly wrong. Plus a few tips for getting a gig. Then the guys chew on the dev hoopla of the week, and read some great emails.
Mike and Chris bare it all on their classic work/life balance struggles. Dealing with the unique circumstances of working at home, why it’s not the dream 9-to-5 types picture. Plus your feedback, a few follow ups and much more!
Celebrating 60 episodes we take live calls from our audience and chat about the topics are their minds. Then we follow up on the indie developer Xbox One situation, read your feedback, and more!
Data protection in the cloud can mean a lot of different things. But what about in the context of software development? The guys tackle that question, and cover a great batch of your feedback.
The guys bust some myths around outsourcing, and insourcing development work. Striking a balance when trying to codify better practices in the workplace, sticking with good old tech for bad reasons… Plus a big batch of your feedback!
Stinging from a Build conference hangover, the guys focus on their current disappoints with Microsoft. Then Mike gets a new OYUA box and has a few surprises, plus your emails, and more!
Even when you know better, you sometimes find yourself contributing to the problem, just to get the job done. This week the guys bare it all and discuss how they’ve ended up making things worse when they were hired to make it all better.