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46 minutes | 5 months ago
S2:E8 - What You Need to Know About Site Reliability
In this episode, we're talking SRE with Logan McDonald, senior site reliability engineer at BuzzFeed, and Molly Struve, lead site reliability engineer at Forem. We get into what site reliability is, the history, some SRE horror, what developers can do to make an SRE's job easier, and more. Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Site Reliability Engineering Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems BuzzFeed Elasticsearch Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails Ada Developers Academy Kickstarter Black swan theory Logan McDonaldLogan is a releng-focused senior site reliability engineer at BuzzFeed. If Logan has a personal brand, she hopes it is "Friendly Neighborhood Operations Engineer."Molly StruveMolly Struve is lead site reliability engineer at Forem. During her time working in the software industry, she has had the opportunity to work on some challenging problems and thrives on creating reliable, performant infrastructure that can grow as fast as a booming business. When not making systems run faster, she can be found fulfilling her need for speed by riding and jumping her show horses
48 minutes | 5 months ago
S2:E7 - Serverless and the Cloud 101
In this episode, we talk about the past, present, and future of serverless and the cloud with Erica Windisch, principal software engineer at New Relic and founder of IOpipe, and Yan Cui, AWS Serverless Hero and principal consultant at The Burning Monk.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) The Cloud Serverless New Relic IOpipe Amazon Web Services The Burning Monk Lumigo AWS Lambda OpenStack Eucalyptus Docker Kubernetes Cloudflare Edge Network Container Virtual machine Content Distribution Network (CDN) Edge computing Amazon Elastic Container Service AWS Fargate Managed services Arm NVIDIA NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion Erica WindischErica Windisch is principal engineer at New Relic. Yan CuiYan Cui is an AWS Serverless Hero and a developer advocate at Lumigo. He is also an author, speaker and helps businesses around the world go faster for less by successfully adopting serverless technologies as an independent consultant.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
S2:E6 - How to be an Entrepreneur
In this episode, we talk about entrepreneurship with Courtland Allan, founder of Indie Hackers and host of the Indie Hackers podcast, and Kelly Vaughn, CEO and founder of The Taproom, and co-host of the Ladybug podcast. Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Indie Hackers Indie Hackers Podcast The Taproom Ladybug Podcast Commerce Tea Stripe Shopify Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Courtland AllenCourtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers and host of the Indie Hackers podcast.Kelly VaughnKelly Vaughn is the CEO and founder of The Taproom, a Shopify Plus agency rooted in Atlanta. Kelly and her team have helped hundreds of Shopify merchants build successful marketing strategies; map out customer journeys that convert; and provide the insight, experience, and tools businesses need to keep growing.
42 minutes | 6 months ago
S2:E5 - How to Harness Radical Candor in Code Reviews
In this episode, we talk about using the principles of radical candor to give effective code reviews, with Rina Artstain, software engineer at Dropbox.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Dropbox Enterprise Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean Radical Candor: Software Edition Code review Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't Rina ArtstainRina is a senior software engineer at Dropbox and was a full stack engineer before the term was invented. She believes communication is key to everything, and practices creating software by applying careful study, thoughtful listening, and open conversation. She is a speaker and a mentor, focused on promoting women in tech.
47 minutes | 6 months ago
S2:E4 - What Are Our Ethical Responsibilities as Developers?
In this episode, we chat about ethics in code, with Nashlie Sephus, applied science manager at Amazon Web Services, AI, and Abram Walton, Director of the Center for Lifecycle and Innovation Management, and former Director for the Center for Ethics and Leadership at Florida Tech. Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Amazon Web Services Innovation Management And Business Analytics at Florida Institute of Technology Center For Ethics And Leadership at Florida Institute of Technology Part Finder (formerly Partpic) Nashlie SephusDr. Nashlie H. Sephus is the Applied Science manager for Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) focusing on fairness and identifying biases in the technologies. She founded The Bean Path, a non-profit organization based in her hometown of Jackson, MS assisting individuals with technical expertise and guidance.Abram WaltonDr. Walton is a Professor of Management and Innovation at Florida Tech, specializing in Technology and Innovation. In addition to his academic pursuits, he serves as the Chairman of the Innovation Council and on the Executive Board of Directors for the Space Coast Economic Development Commission. He is a Senior Partner of a management consulting and technology commercialization firm.
43 minutes | 6 months ago
S2:E3 - The History of IRC and the Evolution of Community Tools
41 minutes | 6 months ago
S2:E2 - You Can Do That With CSS?
42 minutes | 7 months ago
S2:E1 - How to Build Good Habits and be More Productive
In this episode, we chat with Neal Ford, software architect at ThoughtWorks, and author of The Productive Programmer, about how to build better habits and different tools and resources that can boost your productivity. Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Slack Pomodoro Technique Magnet ThoughtWorks The Productive Programmer Fundamentals of Software Architecture No Fluff Just Stuff Integrated development environment (IDE) TextExpander IntelliJ KeyCastr Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience TextMate Sublime Text Atom GNU Emacs vi Neal FordNeal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals, who thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. Before joining ThoughtWorks, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm.
46 minutes | 8 months ago
S1:E9 - How to Develop for Neurodiversity and Universal Design
There are a lot of ways that the tech world is failing when it comes to employing and developing for those who are neurodivergent. We speak with Heidi Waterhouse, senior developer advocate at LaunchDarkly, and Lydia X.Z. Brown, Policy Counsel for the Privacy and Data Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Adjunct Professor for Georgetown University's Disability Studies Program, about neuraldiversity and what tech could be doing better when it comes to universal design and accessibility.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) LaunchDarkly Center for Democracy and Technology Georgetown University: Disability Studies Neurodiversity Universal Design and Accessibility I Have ADD and So Can Ooh, Shiny! Lydia X. Z. BrownLydia X. Z. Brown is an advocate, organizer, strategist, educator, writer, and attorney working for disability justice and liberation. For over a decade, their work has focused on building solidarity-based communities and addressing the root causes of interpersonal and state violence targeting disabled people, especially those at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and violence. Heidi WaterhouseHeidi is an experienced professional communicator deeply invested in getting information to people who need it in the easiest way for everyone involved. Sometimes that involves public speaking, blog posts, and technical writing, but at one point she had a lively cutlery-based description of full-disk encryption. She has realized that the best way to scale her philosophy of simple and empathic communication is to teach others, so she is working on a book on technical writing for developers and other reluctant technologists.
40 minutes | 8 months ago
S1:E8 - Our Least Favorite Things About Our Favorite Languages
5 minutes | 8 months ago
S1:E7 - Voices From DEV Pride
Each June, communities across the world celebrate Pride Month as an important, reflective, and joyful time to recognize both the ongoing adversities and inspiring achievements of LGBTQIA+ people everywhere. DEV has decided to post this episode on June 23rd, because on this day in 1912, English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist, Alan Turing was born. Turing's accomplishments were astounding and groundbreaking during his lifetime and still are today: He invented the device that broke the code for the German Enigma machine, a device for sending coded messages to units of the German forces during WWII. Later, he would also break the Naval Enigma, which had vastly more complicated code than the first. Turing's work had to be conducted so secretly that the importance of what he accomplished — and the degree to which he shortened the war— were vastly overlooked at the time. Turing also happened to be gay. He died at the age of 41, two years after being stripped of his security clearance and charged legally and violently for his sexuality at the hands of the same government he served during the war. Turing was not only an astounding technologist — he remains a symbol of the triumphs of LGBTQIA+ folks in tech in spite of overwhelming persecution. This year, Pride Month is particularly poignant. The United States - and the world - is finally beginning to grapple with the countless deaths faced by Black people due to police brutality, overt racism, and systemic hatred for centuries. In the midst of this pain and important work, we cannot forget the particularly deep and painful impact experienced by the LGBTQIA+ individuals that overlap with these communities. Black and transgender women are particularly oppressed and at risk of being victims of violence. For more data on the disproportionate affect of violence on the transgender and gender non-conforming community in 2020 alone, please read the report in our shownotes titled, “Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2020.” Most importantly, you can support Black LGBTQIA+ people with your signatures and money. Discover ways to do so via GLAAD. Please enjoy this collection of recordings collected from the DEV community about their experiences being a LGBTQIA+ developer and what makes them proud.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2020 GLAAD Celebrating DEV Pride & Alan Turing!
42 minutes | 8 months ago
S1:E6 - Little-Known Productivity Tools; Big Productivity Gains
In this episode, we go through our favorite hardware and software that allows us to be the best developers and designers we can be. We invite DEV Principal Software Engineer, Josh Puetz, and DEV Lead Product Designer, Lisa Sy, to talk about their favorite desk setup, organizational, and efficiency tools.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Rails Zoom Slack Back-end engineering Java Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk Apple Watch LG UltraFine 5K Display Magic Trackpad 2 Magic Keyboard Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (4th generation) Wacom Cintiq 27QHD touch Notion Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Inbox Zero Shape Up Basecamp Jira Pivotal Focus Pomodoro Technique Putz Visual Studio Code Notes Launchpad Spark Spectacle Magnet Windows 7 cURL HTTPie JSON ColorSlurp QuickTime Giphy GIPHY Capture CloudApp Skitch Evernote Screenhero Screen Jitsi Moleskin Spotlight Alfred manish.imfast.io/ Lucidchart Figma InVision Sketch Principle GitHub Desktop GUI Excelidraw How to Remove Siri from Touch Bar on MacBook Pro Josh PuetzJosh Puetz is Principal Software Engineer at DEVLisa SyLisa Sy is Lead Product Designer at DEV
37 minutes | 9 months ago
S1:E5 - How Hobbies Like Powerlifting, Auto Repair, and Music Can Make You a Better Developer
46 minutes | 9 months ago
S1:E4 - Should Ruby Still Be a Thing in 2020
45 minutes | 9 months ago
S1:E3 - Unpopular Opinions in Software Development
Developers can have pretty strong opinions about their industry, and we wanted to air out our most unpopular ones, your most unpopular ones, as well as Kelsey Hightower's, staff developer advocate at Google.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Puppet Kubernetes Distributed system Serverless Domain Name System (DNS) Microservices Service mesh Monolith Sandi Metz Don't repeat yourself (DRY) COBOL, a 60-year-old computer language, is in the COVID-19 spotlight On-prem Microsoft Azure AWS Outposts Anthos Vanilla JS jQuery Preact Firefox Google Chrome Flash ActiveX Reader Mode in Safari Flexbox CSS grid Bootstrap Sass Swift Objective-C Docker DevOps Kelsey HightowerKelsey HIghtower is a staff developer advocate at Google.
46 minutes | 9 months ago
S1:E2 - How to Make Remote Work, Work
More companies are considering going fully distributed, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are experiencing working remote for the first time. Although there are a lot of benefits to remote work, it's not all flowers and sunshine. We speak with Sophie DeBenedetto, senior software engineer at GitHub, and Mac Siri, senior software engineer at DEV, about how to make being distributed work for you.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) GitHub My Long Distance Relationship With GitHub Transitioning to Remote, Async Work Flatiron School GitHub Insights Zoom Parks and Recreation WeWork Trello Pivotal RemoteRetro Stickies.io Slack Notion Dynalist Sophie DeBenedettoSophie is an engineer at GitHub where she works with a super talented group of people to build the tools that power the development cycles of teams around the world. She is a former graduate of and teacher at The Flatiron School and has a passion for coding education. That passion, plus her love of Elixir, has also led her to become a maintainer of Elixir School, a free, open-source Elixir curriculum. Historically she is a cat person but will admit to owning a dog.Mac SiriMac Siri is a Senior Software Engineer/Open source maintainer at DEV Community. He enjoys maintaining, improving, and expanding DEV's Editor experience and functionality.
46 minutes | 10 months ago
S1:E1 - Why Tech's Deadnaming Problem Matters
As an industry, tech is not well equipped to accept when people change their names. This problem effects a range of people, including those who have a change of marital status. However, it can especially effect the security of those who are survivors of domestic violence, and those who are trans, who have to suffer through deadnaming by their tech accounts. This constant barrage of deadnaming can be very psychologically and emotionally harmful. We speak with Penelope Phippen, director at Ruby Central, and author of the DEV post, "Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science," about this issue and what can be done to make it better. Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) SmallStep (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Ruby RSpec Rails Ruby Central RubyConf RailsConf RuboCop Go Format Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names GitHub One Medical Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity GLAD SheCodes LivingSocial Rubyfmt Penelope PhippenPenelope Phippen (she/her) is a multifaceted Rubyist who works as a Director at Ruby Central, is the creator of Rubyfmt, and was formerly a lead maintainer of the RSpec project. She frequently writes and speaks about about complex aspects of the Ruby grammar, and issues of social justice for trans people in computer science. She's sad that she can't hug every cat.
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