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 related technologies.

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  • Notch Escapes | Coder Radio 119

    September 15th, 2014  |  45 mins 2 secs

    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!

  • Privacy is a Myth | CR 118

    September 8th, 2014  |  48 mins 58 secs

    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!

  • Fools Aren't Protected | CR 117

    September 2nd, 2014  |  59 mins 20 secs

    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?

  • DOM Be Gone | CR 116

    August 25th, 2014  |  41 mins 41 secs

    Mike and Chris follow up on the TypeScript and JavaScript discussion from last week after a lot of you jumped to the defense of JavaScript. Plus we discuss why the phrase “work-life-balance” feels cheap & how each of us have to figure it out for ourselves

  • The Scripting Chronicles | CR 115

    August 18th, 2014  |  43 mins 44 secs

    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!

  • Contrarian Contracting | CR 114

    August 11th, 2014  |  50 mins 8 secs

    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.

  • Corner of Shame | CR 113

    August 8th, 2014  |  52 mins 17 secs

    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 could set the trend for future mobile apps, and thoughts about the Oculus Rift DK2.

  • The Xamarin Solution | CR 112

    August 4th, 2014  |  1 hr 3 mins

    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!

  • Microsoft's Culture Anchor | Coder Radio 111

    July 21st, 2014  |  44 mins 28 secs

    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!

  • Manual Design | CR 110

    July 14th, 2014  |  49 mins 22 secs

    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.

  • Go Big or Go Lean! | CR 109

    July 7th, 2014  |  41 mins 11 secs

    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!

  • Materially Excited | CR 108

    June 30th, 2014  |  43 mins 9 secs

    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.

  • New Hotness Exhaustion | CR 107

    June 23rd, 2014  |  52 mins 20 secs

    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.

  • Bathroom Marketing | CR 106

    June 16th, 2014  |  49 mins 46 secs

    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.

  • The Problem with GitHub | CR 105

    June 9th, 2014  |  49 mins 18 secs

    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!

  • Swift exit for Obj-C | CR 104

    June 2nd, 2014  |  27 mins

    Mike and Chris share their raw reactions from Apple’s WWDC Keynote, including Mike’s big concerns about Swift.