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Ep. 21: iSnap youSnap let’s build a scalable app - Designing for scale with Denny Sam

Episode Description: When you design and build a web application for scale, you need to make a lot of decisions and small details can add up to create massive impact. So when you build a web application how do you know what framework to use, which cloud provider to choose or database solution to use? Relational, Document, Graph? You may also need users to login to your site but how do you authenticate them?...

April 10, 2023 · 3 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 20: DxE and Me - Reducing time to hello world through Developer Experience Engineering with Cassidy Williams

Episode Description: As a developer have you ever worked on an API endpoint but you can’t easily find the documentation for the API to see how pieces work, or can’t find the specific sequence diagram on how your domains interact, or how about using some clunky outdated internal tool that you have to use to compile your code, well your user experience is suffering, more specifically your developer experience is poor....

March 7, 2023 · 3 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 19: Grab your cloak and wand its TypeScript Wizardry time with Matt Pocock

Episode Description: TypeScript here, TypeScript there, everywhere a little TypeScript! Grab your cloak and wand and join us on this wizarding journey!! That’s right today’s episode is all things TypeScript. We dive into TypeScript and uncover its true power of catching errors early, running anywhere javascript does, and giving you type inference all with the help form a true master of the language. We also touch on different ways to think about imposter syndrome and ways to grow your audience as a content creator....

February 6, 2023 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 18: Optimizing for happiness - Building a code deployment platform with Marko Anastasov

Episode Description: How long does it take to get your code into the hands of your customers? Do you manually copy your files to a production server? If you answered longer than a day and yes then the code deployment product, Semaphore, is what you need. Today, we chat with, Marko Anastasov, the co-founder of Semaphore, a code integration and delivery platform, about the inception, creation, and his team’s learning journey building Semaphore....

January 9, 2023 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 17: May the test be with you - Becoming a Jedi test master with Kent C. Dodds

Episode Description: Production is down!! Faulty code was released!! Users are losing your trust by the second!! Ugh, how did this happen and how could this have been prevented? By writing the right tests! Today, Jedi test master, Kent C. Dodds, joins us as we discuss all things testing, from the types of tests in your tool belt, how to write the right tests, when to run them, tools you can and should use, and ways to ensure your tests are performant....

December 10, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 16: From zero to guitar hero to UX engineer rockstar - Jamming on design systems with Kelly Harrop

Episode Description: In today’s digital world you must have an online presence to be effective. Not only a presence but a unified, beautiful, and fast user experience. How do companies achieve consistency across thousands of pages? How do different stakeholders across the organization gain visibility into the capabilities of a system? One way is through a single design system which essentially is a set of standards intended to manage design at scale using reusable components and patterns....

November 8, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 15: Doers Document - Building systems and sustainable documentation with Eddie Hinkle

Episode Description: Let’s say you work on a team and you have a bunch of services, how do you share knowledge about the important parts of how things work? I would hope documentation is the answer and not “tribal knowledge”. But good documentation can be hard. So is communication and so is continuing to grow your career when there are so many directions you could go. In today’s show we are joined by a guest who gives us tips and tricks on better ways to create sustainable documentation, thoughts on how to communicate more effectively especially in an interview and shares a continuous learning framework he uses to help him grow....

October 10, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 14: Data is your destiny - Exploring data science with Ryan Valenza

Episode Description: Have you used Google search today? Or listened to music recommended to you? The results and suggestions you receive from these types of services are powered by Data Science. In today’s world, big data and insights are the new currency. While it’s the machines that ultimately do the number crunching and provide the data, it’s the human touch behind the scenes that make it all possible. In today’s episode we explore the field of Data Science and Machine Learning and how it permeates every walk of life and the endless possibilities it provides....

September 12, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 13: The Coder Coder - Building a do-it-yourself learning empire with Jessica Chan

Episode Description: Are you just learning to code or a self-taught developer? Need help with structured direction in your learning journey? Then you have to check out The Coder Coder!! If neither apply check this resource out anyway, there is something for everyone. In today’s episode we examine the world of learning how to code from the perspective of the teacher and dive into what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat creating content and running a successful Youtube coding community....

August 15, 2022 · 2 min · Nigel Finley
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Ep. 12: Invest in Your Humans with YugaHQ - Kiran Kanakadani on employee happiness and retention

Episode Description: How are you ensuring your employees are happy and will stay with your company? Your employees are the most important piece to your business and as such you must learn what they want in their and career and enable it. In today’s discussion we focus on empathy as the future of business in tech, why it’s important for developers to gain business acumen for greater success in their role, how a new product, YugaHQ, can help companies predict and prepare for employee turnover and much more....

July 11, 2022 · 3 min · Nigel Finley