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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  • Burned by Agile | CR 76

    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.

  • Deploying the Haterade | CR 75

    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.

  • Justifying Java | CR 74

    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!

  • Baby Got Backend | CR 73

    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.

  • Relatively Laid Out | CR 72

    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.

  • Betting on Linux | CR 71

    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.

  • Toolchain Transitions | CR 70

    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.

  • With Apologies to Texas | CR 69

    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

  • ASP.Magic | CR 68

    September 23rd, 2013  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Mike discusses the culture clash between the ASP.Net framework diehards, and the recent converts.

  • Blazing 7 | CR 67

    September 16th, 2013  |  1 hr 34 mins

    iOS 7 is landing and Mike and Chris discuss what’s in store for developers, and the real reason to put a 64bit CPU in a cell phone.

    Plus the core of what’s wrong with Microsoft, practicing security from the start, your emails and more!

  • Docker All The Things | CR 66

    September 9th, 2013  |  45 mins 45 secs

    We’re joined by two gentlemen from dotCloud, the folks behind Docker. We chat about what Docker is best at, how far out the 1.0 release is, the projects use of Go, the future of Docker, and much more.

  • Love’s Labor Lost | CR 65

    September 2nd, 2013  |  1 hr 2 mins

    It’s a Monday holiday episode of the Coder Radio show, so we opened up the Skype lines and officially declare this episode a grab bag of topics!

    From the death of JavaScript to Android vs iOS we touch on a list of favorite topics.

  • Bye Bye Ballmer | CR 64

    August 26th, 2013  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Steve Ballmer’s legacy at Microsoft is controversial. We look over the long list of big and quiet successes and failures under his watch as CEO. Plus what we think the big problem facing Microsoft is going to be long term.

  • Mozilla Persona | CR 63

    August 19th, 2013  |  1 hr 35 mins

    We chat with Dan at the Mozilla about his work on the Persona project, and how Mozilla offers developers a neutral platform for effective authentication.

    Plus our thoughts on what’s troubling the Ubuntu Edge project.

  • FizzBuzzed! | CR 62

    August 12th, 2013  |  1 hr 38 secs

    Hiring can be a real pain in the butt. The guys share the horror stories from interviews they’ve conducted that went horribly wrong. Plus a few tips for getting a gig.

    Then the guys chew on the dev hoopla of the week, and read some great emails.

  • Office Hours | CR 61

    August 5th, 2013  |  1 hr 1 min

    Mike and Chris bare it all on their classic work/life balance struggles. Dealing with the unique circumstances of working at home, why it’s not the dream 9-to-5 types picture.

    Plus your feedback, a few follow ups and much more!