Coder Radio

A weekly talk show

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A weekly talk show taking a pragmatic look at the art and business of Software Development and the world of technology.

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  • 571: Old Wine New Bottle

    May 22nd, 2024  |  45 mins 23 secs
    acer, ai in android, ai investments, ai market, ai models, ai revenue, alibaba, amd, asus, coder radio, copilot+ pcs, dell, developer story, developers, development podcast, gemini, generative ai, google ai answers, google i/o, hp, intel, kernel, lenovo, m3 macbook air, macbook air, microsoft branded quest kit, microsoft news, microsoft quest api, npu performance, openai upgrades, qualcomm, race to the bottom, scheduler, snapdragon x elite, surface laptop 7, surface pro, volumetric api, windows compiler, windows copilot runtime, windows on arm, windows recall, x86 translation layer

    Big Tech's latest AI flex? More like a desperate grab for attention. Google, OpenAI, and Microsoft are hyping up underwhelming updates while Sam Altman spills the tea on their shady motives.

  • 570: 4o

    May 15th, 2024  |  28 mins 46 secs
    ai overviews, axion processor, bizdev, chatgpt-4o, coder radio, darth jarjar, developers, development podcast, disney plus, framework 16, gemini, generative ai, google i/o 2024, google search, gpt-5, hp dev one, invitation homes, jetbrains, lego, liquid cooled data centers, mandatory isp, multi-step reasoning, nvidia blackwell gpus, openai, pop_os!, privacy implications, pycharm, rubymine, service quality, stack overflow, star wars, text evaluation, tpus, trillium, value

    OpenAI has pulled a fast one, and everyone is eating it up.

  • 569: Whatever It Takes

    May 8th, 2024  |  39 mins 44 secs
    ad-pocalypse, agi, ai advancements, ai impact on labor market, apple ai strategy, apple vision pro, big tech spending, blackrock ceo larry fink, chatgpt in peripherals, coder radio, developers, development podcast, foss, job changes, junior developer careers, linux interest, meta vr, mike in nyc, morality in the workplace, nix, perl, ruby, sam altman

    Altman's on a spending spree for AGI – why the huge price tag? Mike's back from NYC with juicy API gossip, and we break down the incentives pumping up a giant AI bubble.

  • 568: The Junior Jump

    May 1st, 2024  |  35 mins 15 secs
    coder radio, delta emulator, developers, development podcast, ftc, logitech ai, noncompete ban, small business

    How one clever developer has launched his own Appstore on iOS, our thoughts on how this was pulled off, and making a transition into development work late in life.

  • 567: The year of Small Models

    April 24th, 2024  |  42 mins 53 secs
    ai model, apple vision pro, ar, business, chatbots, coder radio, developers, development podcast, google, llama 3, meta, meta horizon os, microsoft, open platform, phi-3, protest, small ai model, vr, workplace

    Llama 3 and Phi-3-mini are up and running on phones, Raspberry Pis, and we give them a go. Plus Google kills the vibe, and Meta opens up Horizon OS.

  • 566: FOSS Feed & Care

    April 17th, 2024  |  29 mins 51 secs
    1998, andres freund, backdoor, catastrophic failure, coder radio, core infrastructure initiative, corporate it budget, data degradation, debian, developers, development podcast,, eight-inch floppies, floppy disks, funding fiasco, google, heartbleed, liblzma, linux foundation, microsoft, open source, openssl, performance regression testing, postgresql, rail system, san francisco, state grants, supply chain, train control system, xz utils

    We delve into the top 3 open-source revenue streams, expose the pitfalls, and discuss what could be done quickly to improve the situation.

  • 565: The Great Llama

    April 10th, 2024  |  50 mins 11 secs
    coder radio, developers, development podcast, gen z, google axion, google cloud next 2024, google vids, google workspace, llma3, meta, mike rowe, online jobs for teens, open-source, trade jobs, work-from-home stem jobs, workforce challenges

    Why does Meta give away Llma for free? What's in it for them?

    Plus, our thoughts on the data showing the trades are starting to see a boom, and new coding jobs are declining.

  • 564: Re-Re-Rewrite it in Rust

    April 3rd, 2024  |  46 mins 36 secs
    amazon, apple vision pro, ar, c++, coder radio, collaboration, dash carts, developers, development podcast, ffmpeg, florida, google, house, iss trash, just walk out, microsoft teams, productivity, rails update, rust, spatial personas, xz

    Microsoft wins the foot-in-mouth award this week, and Google gets the Rust religion - but Mike is skeptical.

  • 563: Mike’s No Good Very Bad Rails Update

    March 27th, 2024  |  57 mins 16 secs
    3 body problem, ai, apple, apple developer, apple vision pro, asset pipeline, barbara fried, c++ interop, c++ successor, coder radio, developers, development podcast, esm, expensive elephant, feedback, github, google carbon, helix, huggingface, importmap-rails, iphon, lm studio, local llms, netflix, nostr, nvidia, rails, rcs support, sbf, sentencing submission, text editor, vanilla js, wwdc 2024, xr, youtube

    Mike makes the case for just going vanilla, a look at Google Carbon, and then we address the expensive elephant in the room.

  • 562: Apple Loses It's Shine

    March 22nd, 2024  |  1 hr 8 mins
    antitrust, app store, apple, carplay, cloud gaming, coder radio, competition, developer restrictions, developers, development podcast, digital wallets, doj, green bubbles, innovation, iphone, lawsuit, monopoly, payments, pricing, smartwatches, stock buybacks, streaming apps, super apps, user lock-in

    The antitrust gloves are off as Apple’s legal brawl with Uncle Sam kicks into high gear. We dig through the documents and are surprised by a few things that seem off.

  • 561: No CUDA for You!

    March 13th, 2024  |  23 mins 50 secs
    algebraic data types, brad neuberg, chinese gpu makers, coder radio, cuda, developers, development podcast, eula, immutable data, java, jeff bezos, linux, market share, meta, monopoly, nvidia, pengwin, record classes, rust, sealed interfaces, translation layers, zluda, zuck

    NVIDIA locks CUDA down further, and we ponder what it might take to break their stranglehold on the market, Zuck's brilliant move that put an egg on his face, and we take a minute to appreciate new developments with Java.

  • 560: Artificial Information

    March 6th, 2024  |  50 mins 57 secs
    ai plans, app store, coder radio, competition, developers, development podcast, digital music market, eu antitrust fine, european commission, gemini images ai model, macbook air m3 chip, sergey brin at google, spotify, technology news, victoria nuland

    Apple is pissed, and we'll dig into why. Plus, there are some big hints at Apple's AI plans; Meta's had a rough morning, and Sergey Brin popped back up at Google and proceeded to blow it immediately.

  • 559: Double Botched

    February 28th, 2024  |  55 mins 23 secs
    agi, alexandros, alphabet, andrzej janik, apple car, coder radio, debacles, developers, development podcast, discrimination, facts, florida man games, gemini-gate, generative ai, google ceo, google culture, google gemini roll out, google search, google's gemini ai, hip/rocm, human language prompts, internal culture, larry donnelly, learn to code, machine opinion, mark gurman, market value, market veteran, nate silver, nvidia ceo, nvidia optix, open-source ai models, programming languages, radeon gpus, relay race, resignation, rise of ai, rust programming language, samir arora, sundar pichai, sundar pichai step down, tech disasters, tesla, woke ai, zluda project

    Why we're awe-struck by Google, and NVIDIA's CEO says no one needs to learn how to code anymore.

  • 558: Big Zuck Energy

    February 21st, 2024  |  47 mins 7 secs
    ai innovations, alternative hardware, apple, babylon 5, commonwealth saga, cuda lock-in, dvd copy, sprint to scale, hbo's john adams, immersed team, meta headset wars, mike, mike's apple vision quest, pandora's star, raising cattle, scale, space: above and beyond, stereotypical dad, the borg remastered, visor, x-files, zuck rehab, zuckerberg

    We embrace the dad bod lifestyle and find out if Apple's Vision Pro demo sold Mike, and Chris is picking up on what the Zuck is putting down.

  • 557: Betting it all on Green

    February 14th, 2024  |  45 mins 23 secs
    ai chips, amazon, apple, c#, chat with rtx, chatbot, coder radio, custom llm, developers, development podcast, documents, eu, european commission, files, garry newman, gemini, generative ai, germany, gitlab, global gdp, global semiconductor industry, google, imessage, internet, local, market cap, memory, nvidia, openai, pc, sam altman, sheikh tahnoun, softbank, taiwan semiconductor, tesla, unethical, youtube, zoom call recordings

    Why we think Nvidia has become one of the most valuable companies in the world, Sam's new "mind boggling" idea, and more.

  • 556: Facial Computing

    February 7th, 2024  |  38 mins 22 secs
    active record async, apk sideload, apple ecosystem lockin, ar, coder radio, dev mode, developers, development podcast, digital me, discord, facial computing, firefox, immersed, immersed with linux, immersed with mac review, meta quest 3, meta quest remote display app, microsoft, nextcloud, pass-through, rails, side quest, slack, spatial computing, telegram, using quest for work, video calls, xbox

    Chris tries out Spatial Computing using a $3,200 trick, and Mike has a Rails treat you won't want to miss.