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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  • 332: Before Coder

    November 7th, 2018  |  54 mins 45 secs
    .net core,, coder radio, development podcast, independent contracting, mac mini, microsoft, software development, system76, thelio

    We answer how Chris and Mike started in independent contracting, and the lessons changes they’d make with some perspective of time.

  • 331: Blue Is The New Red

    October 30th, 2018  |  47 mins 41 secs
    .net core, coder radio, development podcast, github, ibm, microsoft, qml, qt, qt design studio, red hat, remote workers, swif lsp, wpf

    We react to the news that IBM is buying Red Hat, cover some feedback that sets us straight, and are pleasantly surprised by Qt Design Studio.

  • 330: Vinny's Unit Tests

    October 23rd, 2018  |  53 mins 22 secs
    coder radio, computer science, development podcast, future of .net, microsoft, microsoft patents, modules, redis labs, unit testing, xamarin

    What’s the future of .NET? With .NET Core growing and the future of the orginal .NET seems uncertain. Chris and Mike suspect there is clear possibility.

  • 329: OpenJDK or Death

    October 15th, 2018  |  46 mins 42 secs
    azure sphere, coder radio, curl, development podcast, devkit, google+,, java fud, linux, microsoft, openjdk, project strobe, visual studio

    Azure Sphere dev kits are shipping, and we take a look at the practicalities of getting setup to start developing.

  • 328: In Testing We Trust

    October 8th, 2018  |  54 mins 38 secs
    alexa, automated testing, bdd, c#, ci, coder radio, development podcast, github, homekit, homepod, mac in cloud, microsoft app center, qa, shortcuts, software contracting, tdd, unit testing, visual studio

    Mike makes his case for realism when it comes to automated testing, and a readjustment of expectations in the wider community.

  • Episode 327: Smoked Laptops

    October 1st, 2018  |  32 mins 12 secs
    app store, development podcast, galgo pro, lg monitor wifi interference, macbook pro, macincloud, microsoft, remote development, windows virtual desktop, xcode

    Mike is the extreme laptop killer, with a tale you’ll have to hear to believe. With only a few short hours left on a deadline, it was 24 hours of chaos.

  • Episode 326: I'm a Stakeholder Now

    September 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins
    .net, code of conduct, coder radio, contractor, developer podcast, github, gryphon, gryphonradar, linus torvalds, linux academy, memory model, metal, microsoft, moltenvk, qt, selling your business, vulkan

    After catching up the guys dig into the “why” Jupiter Broadcasting sold to Linux Academy, the big shift Chris is seeing, and why the timing was critical.

  • Clojure Calisthenics

    September 7th, 2018  |  45 mins 45 secs
    .net, android, async, beam, c#, callbacks, clojure, clojurescript, coder radio, concurrency, development podcast, elixir, erlang, fortnite, functional programming, go, google play, haskell, java, javascript, jvm, kotlin, lisp, project loom, quasar, tornadofx

    Wes joins Mike to discuss why .NET still makes sense, the latest antics from Fortnite, a brave new hope for JVM concurrency, and the mind-expanding benefits of trying a Lisp.

  • Episode 324: Rage Against The Beer

    August 31st, 2018  |  47 mins 18 secs
    coder radio, developer laptop, development podcast, github, gitpod, nativefier, qt licensing, utah beer

    Mike and Chris have a strong reaction to beer from Utah, and then get into the weeds around Mike’s new gear, the situation with Qt, and a few new tools they’ve recently found.

  • Episode 323: Reacting to React Native

    August 30th, 2018  |  41 mins 37 secs
    .net, codetrigage, development podcast, electron, mobile, native, qt, reactive,, travel hack, xamarin

    After digging into some feedback, we react to the big upset in the world of React Native.

  • Episode 322: Not so Qt

    August 14th, 2018  |  46 mins 28 secs
    .net, c++, development podcast, homebrew, lgpl, qml, qt, qt creator, qt licensing, vcpkg, windows 10 packagemanager, zmq

    Mike's adventures with Qt land him on Windows 10 this week battling DLL hell. He shares the latest developments in his attempt to build his next app with Qt.

  • Episode 321: Qt & Me

    August 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 58 secs
    c++, crossplatform, declarative, development podcast, galgo pro, gnome shell, ieee, modern qt, plasma, qml, qt, technical architecture, top programing languages

    Mike shares more first impressions of Qt, the surprising places we’ve found QML in the wild, and why or why not to use Qt.

  • Episode 320: The Big Bezos

    August 2nd, 2018  |  36 mins 29 secs
    development podcast, galgo pro, hardware failures, lenovo t480, linux, qt creator, redhat, system76

    Mike’s ordered a surprise new rig, Chris is getting particular, and do a first impressions of Qt Creator.

  • Episode 319: Nadella Stamp

    July 31st, 2018  |  31 mins 22 secs
    .net, apple, async/await, desktop workstations, development podcast, macbook pro throttling, microsoft, swift

    After we happily avoid the recent MacBook scandals, we deep dive into hardware for a bit.. And then pull it out with a overview of Microsoft Async/await pattern.

  • Episode 318: Losing the Anaconda

    July 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 4 mins
    benevolent dictator, dell, development podcast, google, guido van rossum, instapaper, macbook pro, ml, pip, pycharm, python, seedbank

    We ruminate on Python’s founder stepping down, and ponder if it was inevitable.

  • Episode 317: A Chat with Uno

    July 11th, 2018  |  41 mins 39 secs
    .net, c#, development podcast, jérôme laban, mono, universal windows apps, uno platform, webassembly, wpf, xamarin, xaml

    The Uno platform recently got our attention, and Jérôme from the project joins us to explain a few things, and have a frank discussion about what they've gotten right, that others have missed.