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Podcast Episode 21 – Enough with the Religious Bigotry

Larry Wall Bigotry Quote

In Episode 21, I spend a little time on the “significance” of episode 21 before getting into the main topic. Our topic this time is about people who worship the language that they are using like a religion. Far too often, I’ve encountered the attitude from developers that people who aren’t using what they are using are luddites, heretics, and not worth their time. In my opinion, that has no place in today’s development landscape and I explain why.

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My First Guest Post – a Brief Bio of John W Mauchly

A little over two weeks ago, Matt Groves, my first podcast guest, asked for some volunteers to contribute to his excellent brief bio series.

I jumped at the chance to contribute. I find the history of our industry fascinating and while Matt had already covered one of my favorites, I was more than happy to grab the next name in the list and set out to work.

I read a lot of information and I learned a lot in the process. In the end, I had a lot of trouble even coming close to living up to the Brief label. My subject had done a lot to move computing forward. In the end, I was able to cut enough and still maintain a narrative that made sense and kept the importance of Mr. Mauchly. So, if you would, please go over to Matt’s blog and check out my guest post Brief Bio: John W. Mauchly.

Podcast Episode 20 – Russell Patterson on Simple Lookups, NuGet, and Coding in Public

Russell PattersonEpisode 20 brings us another interview podcast and this time I’m talking with Russell Patterson. Russell is the author of Simple Lookups, a .Net library for dynamically handling CRUD operations for your “type” classes.

Along the way, we talk about Simple Lookups, what it was like to make a NuGet package, decisions you make when you know that people you don’t know will read your code, and how he got to where he is today.

Links Mentioned in this Show:

Russell on Twitter and his blog
Simple Lookups on NuGet
Hotel WiFi Test
Code School
Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure
ReviewCast
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Swift – Our First iOS Application

Apple's Swift LanguageLast time, we looked at creating functions in Swift. This time, we are going to stop being theoretical and playing in the playground and make an honest to goodness iOS application.

We won’t be getting any billion dollar valuations, but we are going to learn some fundamentals. As I thought about the best way to demonstrate all that there is to see and do when creating an iOS application, it occurred to me that a screencast was the best way to go. I hadn’t ever done one before, but why let that stop me? So, I got Camtasia for Mac, watched some tutorials, and hit record.

It is recorded in 720p HD, so you should change the quality on the video if you want to get the maximum effect. I’d welcome any feedback that you have to give, here or on the YouTube page itself.

Next time – now that we are Swift Veterans (for truth?) – I’m planning on preparing another screencast to make a more complicated iOS application that reads in a RESTful API, displays data, and allows us to interact with it.

Podcast Episode 19 – Imposter Syndrome

Imposter, shhhh, don't tellThis week, in Episode 19, I talk about Imposter Syndrome: what it is, what it means, and how to deal with it.

I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve felt like the biggest fraud in the room and that at any moment everyone would figure it out and ask me to leave. It is absolutely the worst when I’m starting a new job or giving a talk somewhere. I figure that no one is going to allow the sham to go on and will put me out of my misery.

This isn’t an uncommon feeling, particularly in our industry. If you’ve ever felt like you aren’t qualified to do your job or that at any minute that people could find out that you have been fooling them, then this episode is for you.

Links Mentioned in this Show:
Hanselman Phony Post
Podcast Answer Man Imposter Syndrome
Imposter Syndrome @ Geek Feminisim
The Don Cheadle Line that I referenced (48 seconds in)
Hacker News Tools of the Trade: 2014 Edition
A better way to ask “how much would it cost to develop this app?”

You can also subscribe to the podcast at any of these places:
iTunes Link RSS Feed Listen on Stitcher
In addition, my podcast is available on DoubleTwist, Swell, and the Windows Marketplace.
Thanks to all the people who listen, and a special thanks to those who have rated me. I really appreciate it.

Listen here:

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