Coder Radio

A weekly talk show

About the show

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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  • 380: Developer Unfriendly

    September 23rd, 2020  |  54 mins 3 secs
    arm, coder radio, development podcast, egpu, epic, flask blueprints, ios 14, jupiter broadcasting, laptop, lemur pro, linux laptop, linux server, opensuse, oryx pro, people powered, python, sap, sles, system76, tiktok, unreal

    We get nerdy about Blueprints, and then wary about the future of software distribution.

  • 379: Neckbeards Get Shaved

    September 16th, 2020  |  56 mins 13 secs
    apple hiring rust engineers, c++, coder radio, cross-platform application development, development podcast, hardest programming language to learn, jupiter broadcasting, memory safety, microsoft’s underwater data center, post-open source, rust, swift

    Is it a Post-Open Source world now that the mega-clouds are here? We share our thoughts on this renewed idea.

  • 378: Rust, Safe for Marketing

    September 9th, 2020  |  56 mins 47 secs
    c++ 20, c++ programming language, coder radio, development, fastapi, go, microsoft adopts rust, miguel de icaza, podcast, privacy nutrition labels, python, rust, small business, swift

    A special friend of the show joins us to discuss C++ in 2020 and the growing adoption of Rust.

  • 377: An Epic Underdog

    September 2nd, 2020  |  54 mins 35 secs
    30% cut, apple, appstore, coder radio, development podcast, device ownership, epic, fortnite, github, github behind the scenes, ios, jupiter broadcasting, large project upgrades, linux desktop, objective-rust, ruby 2.7, running a small business, small business stories, wordpress

    GitHub just made a major behind-the-scenes upgrade, and we chew on some of the impressive details.

  • 376: WESA BACK!

    August 25th, 2020  |  44 mins 47 secs
    coder radio reboot, development podcast, fourth of july contest, homepods4life, python, small buisness, system76, ubuntu developer workflow

    We reboot the show to capture Mike's love of coupons and update you on what we have been up to recently since the show's fake demise.

  • 375: The Grey Havens

    September 16th, 2019  |  33 mins 16 secs
    .net, 7 languages in 7 weeks, apple, automation, bots, business, coder radio, computer science, containers, deployment, developer podcast, devops, docker, dotcloud, functional programming, getting started, iot, jupiter broadcasting, microsoft, mobile, mobile development, objective c, oop, open source, red hat, serverless, software consulting, swift

    We say goodbye to the show by taking a look back at a few of our favorite moments and reflect on how much has changed in the past seven years.

  • 374: Python's Long Tail

    September 9th, 2019  |  33 mins 27 secs
    app store, apple, clue, coder radio, developer podcast, dropbox, emulator, fuzzy finder, fzf, go, google, jupiter broadcasting, macos, perl, perl 6 microsoft, playstation, projectpsx, pry, python, python2, ruby, sherlock, static type checking, typescript, web development

    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!

  • 373: Interactive Investigations

    September 2nd, 2019  |  37 mins
    .net, advertising, appimage, application packaging, bpython, c#, clojure, coder radio, containers, developer podcast, docker, exploratory programming, f#, flatpak, formal methods, forth, homebrew, interactive development, jupiter broadcasting, litecli, macos, macros, memory safety, monkeypatching, npm, pry, python, rebel-readline, repl, ruby, rust, scripting languages, smalltalk, snapcraft, sql, sqlite, supporting open source

    We debate the best way to package scripting language apps then explore interactive development and the importance of a good shell.

  • 372: Crystal Clear

    August 26th, 2019  |  54 mins 1 sec
    7 languages, 7 languages challenge, 7 languages in 7 weeks, abc, abstraction, academia, breaking changes, coder radio, concurrency, crystal, cs, developer podcast, fibers, foss, green threads, intel, julia, jupiter broadcasting, macros, math, nil, null, null-safety, python, rails, rails 6, rust, safety, semver, software maintenance, static types, systems programming, tragedy of the commons

    We're back and going crazy about Crystal, a statically typed language that's as fast as C and as slick as ruby.

  • 371: Absurd Abstractions

    August 19th, 2019  |  39 mins 22 secs
    abstraction, activestorage, algebraic effects, api, coder radio, crystal, developer podcast, donald knuth, functional programming, interfaces, java, joel spolsky, jupiter broadcasting, knuth, leaky abstractions, minio, open source, protocol, rails, ruby, ruby on rails, s3, seven languages challenge, seven languages in seven weeks, type dispatch

    It’s a Coder Radio special all about abstraction. What it is, why we need it, and what to do when it leaks.

  • 370: F'ing #

    August 12th, 2019  |  44 mins 4 secs
    .net, 737, 737 max, aerospace, boeing, coder radio, concurrency, developer podcast, f#, functional programming, jupiter broadcasting, microsoft, ml, open source, pattern matching, ruby, rust, static types, topshell

    Things get heated when it’s time for Wes to check-in on Mike’s functional favorite, F#, and share his journey exploring modern .NET on Linux.

  • 369: Old Man Embraces Cloud

    August 5th, 2019  |  49 mins 7 secs
    advice, audio, audio technica, aws, browser extension, browser extension development, buildah, cgroups, chrome, cloud, coder radio, containers, developer podcast, docker, docker-compose, education, firefox, jack, jupiter broadcasting, learning new things, linux audio, microphone, namespaces, new technology, podman, red hat, scaling containers, security, staying fresh, sustainable development, tools, virtual machines, wisdom

    Chris finally gets excited about Docker just as Wes tells him it’s time to learn something new.

  • 368: Clojure Clash

    July 29th, 2019  |  43 mins 36 secs
    .net, 7 languages, clojure, clojurescript, coder radio, computer science, developer podcast, elixir, erdos, erlang, f#, foss, github, jupiter broadcasting, kotlin, lisp, microsoft, open source, openssl, parinfer, rust, rustls, sensitivity conjecture, tls, trade policy, trade war

    Mike and Wes debate the merits and aesthetics of Clojure in this week's rowdy language check-in.

  • 367: 10x Evilgineers

    July 22nd, 2019  |  34 mins 43 secs
    10x, 10x engineers, app development, app store, app store tax, apple, c++, coder radio, culture, developer podcast, emacs, epic, evil, fortnite, fp, functional programming, google, intellij, jetbrains, jupiter broadcasting, monopoly, oop, play store, programming tools, rubocop, rubymine, software development, spacemacs, spotify, tinder, tools, vi, vim

    Mike rekindles his youthful love affair with Emacs and we debate what makes a "10x engineer".

  • 366: Functional First

    July 16th, 2019  |  38 mins 53 secs
    .net, api design, c#, clojure, coder radio, data driven development, data flow, data pipeline, developer podcast, frp, functional programming, haskell, idempotent, immutability, integration tests, jupiter broadcasting, mapreduce, mechanize, mocking, object oriented programming, oop, programming culture, programming paradigms, rafal dittwald, react, reactive programming, redis, redux, reframe, ruby, ruby f#, software architecture, software design, solving problems the clojure way, static types, testing, wasm, web scraping, webassembly

    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.

  • 365: Objectively Old

    July 8th, 2019  |  38 mins 7 secs
    7 languages, backend development, butterfly keyboard, c++, coder radio, design, developer laptop, developer podcast, gnustep, ios, jony ive, jupiter broadcasting, keyboard, language time travel, linux, macbook, object oriented programming, objective-c, oop, programming challenge, programming languages, scissor-switch keyboard, server side development, smalltalk, swift message passing, vscode, windows, windows development, wsl

    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.