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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  • Episode 311: Google AI For The Win

    May 28th, 2018  |  56 mins 41 secs
    amazon, assistant, coder radio, coding, coffeescript, developer podcast, devops, echo, gdpr, github, google ai, google assistant for enterprise, microsoft, objective-c, software development, webdev

    After a bit of CoffeeScript reminiscing we get down to data and design.And discuss why the bot market has collapsed, and how Google is running the table in AI.

  • ECMATakeover

    May 21st, 2018  |  51 mins 40 secs
    development podcast, ecma 6, es6, it certificates, javascript, progressive web apps, pwas, semantic machines, twitter third party clients, webassembly

    The future is JavaScript and Mike’s seen the way. Plus we answer a listener's questions about career changes, discuss the week’s hoopla, and share a cautionary tale.

  • Episode 309: Best of Both Worlds

    May 14th, 2018  |  45 mins 17 secs
    azure, build 2018, cloud lock-in, coder radio, developer podcast, google i/o 2018, kinect for azure, visual studio live share, win10 drone sdk

    We get fired up about cloud lock-in, and attempt to find some common ground.

  • Episode 308: The Nicheing Down Fallacy

    May 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins
    .net core, amazon developers, amazon skills, coder radio, development podcast, ec2, javascript, microsoft build, niche market, pop_os review, skill monetization

    Focusing on a niche can catastrophically backfire when the market shifts, and Mike goes into full reviewer mode!

  • Episode 307: System.Evolution

    May 3rd, 2018  |  47 mins 38 secs
    azure sphere, coder podcast, desktop development, development workflow, electron, plasma desktop, workstation grade

    Mike and Chris have a workflow hangover, hit rock bottom, and bounce back with a new understanding.

  • Episode 306: Progressive Webbie Things

    April 30th, 2018  |  51 mins 28 secs
    apple, chrome, coder radio, dev podcast, development market, electron, native app development, progressive web apps, uwl, vscode, webapps, webassembly, windows development

    The death of desktop apps has reached the next stage, but the long transition to WebAssembly is going to hurt.

  • Episode 305: Perpetual Beta Tester

    April 16th, 2018  |  50 mins
    coder radio, developer desktop os, developer workflow, development podcast, history of ibm, linux desktop, mac pro, microsoft, watson, what's wrong with desktop oses

    We revisit IBM’s total dominance over the PC industry in the early 80s, how they got there, and how we can apply the IBM model to current events.

  • Episode 304: No Bad Guys Only Survivors

    April 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 39 secs
    celebrity ceos, changing expectations, coder radio, contract work, developer market, development podcast, do you have to be ruthless to run a business, post-mortem business failure, why avoiding conflict is bad

    What we can learn from Mike’s first business failing in 2014?

  • Weapons of Mass Data

    April 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    android, api, coder radio, development focus, development podcast, jack of all trades, james gosling, java, mac arm cpu, next vs sun, oak, oracle, programing, sun microsystems

    What is focus for the software industry? And is focus always a good thing, or can it lead to tunnel vision?

  • Episode 302: Staring into Sun

    March 29th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    ai, api copyright, azure, coder radio, development, development podcast, fair use, google lawsuite, independent software, microsoft, open source, orcale, sun microsystems

    Sun Microsystems was fertile ground for what might be the largest developer upset in ten years.

  • Episode 301: Being David

    March 19th, 2018  |  50 mins 47 secs
    amazon, aws, business partnerships, coder radio, development, development contracting, gameon api, podcast, small business challenges, system76

    Mike and Chris find themselves at similar forks in the road with their business. And they both share raw observations from the front lines of some hard choices.

  • Developers Rule the World | CR 300

    March 15th, 2018  |  56 mins 57 secs
    amazon, angular, aws, coder radio, developer workflow, development podcast, ec2, ios, javascript, rust, serverless, swift, wear os, web development

    We have witnessed a massive shift of power. And it’s been happening right under developers noses. From the slowly won battle for control of the server, to Amazon’s to control over the Internet.

  • Mike’s Wishlist | CR 299

    March 5th, 2018  |  43 mins 53 secs

    Chris is on the road & Mike’s been reflecting. Plus we answer some of your questions, which snowball into some much larger discussions.

    Then Mike’s made a list & he’s checking it twice.

  • Niche Busters | CR 298

    March 3rd, 2018  |  56 mins 1 sec

    Mike’s back from a conference in New York & to say he’s got a few things on his mind is putting it mildly. Strap in as we rip through myths, lies & salesmen.

  • Lunch Break Coder | CR 297

    February 19th, 2018  |  57 mins

    Mike may have cracked the testing pitch, the harsh reason the Junior Developer is dying & a nice batch of audience questions and follow up.

    This week’s Coder Radio is just like mom’s cookin', but with a taste of Kotlin.

  • Chris Goes to Microsoft | CR 296

    February 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Why the hell did Microsoft open source PowerShell Core, .Net Core, Visual Studio Code? What could possibly be in it for them? Chris goes onsite to ask & figure out their angle.

    Plus the massive leaps Kotlin seems to be making & more!