A weekly talk show taking a pragmatic look at the art and business of Software Development and related technologies.
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!
October 28th, 2013 | 1 hr 9 mins
From backups to deployment, we go back to the backend! The new solutions giving us the opportunity to reconsider the infrastructure around our projects.
Plus gearing up for 64bit development, and much more.
October 21st, 2013 | 1 hr 17 mins
With big Google and Apple events on the horizon we look at how Google’s early investment in relative UI layouts will be paying dividends in Android 4.4 KitKat.
Plus: Your emails, our php follow up, a few near-term predictions, and even an RMS rap.
October 14th, 2013 | 1 hr 13 mins
When targeting Linux, developers have to face some tough choices. Mike’s spent a year planning his move and discusses the opportunity and the risk of supporting Linux, how much effort should be put into targeting Ubuntu.
October 7th, 2013 | 1 hr 17 mins
Mike’s making some big changes to his workflow, and sharing the tools in his box. We’ll look at the transition to Ubuntu Linux for Mike and his dev team, and the productivity advantages they see.
September 30th, 2013 | 1 hr 3 mins
Mike and Chris chew on the major problems patent trolls are creating for small and large development shops.
Then it’s a race to the bottom for software prices, and the guys have a few theories on what, if anything, developers can do to carve out a living