February 17th, 2014 | 1 hr 15 mins
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.
February 10th, 2014 | 1 hr 12 mins
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!
February 3rd, 2014 | 1 hr 8 mins
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!
January 27th, 2014 | 1 hr 10 mins
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
January 20th, 2014 | 1 hr 7 mins
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.
January 13th, 2014 | 1 hr 58 secs
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.
January 6th, 2014 | 1 hr 3 mins
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.
December 30th, 2013 | 1 hr 3 mins
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.
December 23rd, 2013 | 1 hr 8 mins
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!
December 16th, 2013 | 1 hr 12 mins
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.
December 9th, 2013 | 56 mins 18 secs
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.
December 2nd, 2013 | 1 hr 44 mins
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.
November 25th, 2013 | 1 hr 6 mins
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?
November 18th, 2013 | 1 hr 19 mins
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.
November 11th, 2013 | 1 hr 11 mins
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.
November 4th, 2013 | 1 hr 10 secs
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!