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Podcast Episode 25 – Increasing Productivity

Productivity - Pomodoro Timer

Episode 25 is all about increasing productivity. It isn’t about getting into the “zone” or getting into the “flow”. It isn’t even productivity hacks like “Listen to all podcasts at 2x speed” (which is a good tip and I do it every day). This episode is full of useful “rubber meets the road” practical tips that you can use to become a more productive developer.



Links Mentioned in this Show:
Trello
.Net Rocks! – Getting into the Zone
Parkinson’s Law
Entrepreneur On Fire
James Altucher – How to be a Super Human
John Sonmez
Pomodoro Technique
Music to Code By
GitHub Student Developer Pack
ReadMe.IO

You can also subscribe to the podcast at any of these places:
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In addition, my podcast is available on DoubleTwist 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.

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Podcast Episode 24 – Wolfgang Goerlich Talks Application Security

J Wolfgang GoerlichEpisode 24 was planned to be timely, but it ended up being super timely. Originally, I wanted to have Wolfgang Goerlich come on and talk about application security after the iCloud photo leaks. But, between the time that we recorded the interview and the time I’m releasing this episode, the Shellshock bug/vulnerability came to light as well. Listen, folks, writing secure software is hard! Wolfgang talks about the average day in the life of the good guys, what mindset makes a good security expert, how developers can write more secure code, why the Internet of Things might be a security nightmare, and why you shouldn’t “poke the bear”.

Links Mentioned in this Show:
Brakeman
Visual Studio Code Analysis
Converge Conference
OWASP Detroit
misec
OWASP
Viopoint
Wolfgang’s Twitter
AFNetworking v2.0 Dimecast
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In addition, my podcast is available on DoubleTwist 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.

Screencasting is Fun

Recording Doctor Swift BSo, ever since I did my first Swift screencast on my YouTube channel, I’ve been hooked on Screencasting. Earlier this month, I let you guys know that my first Dimecast was up and that just broke open the floodgates. To date, I’ve done a total of 7 Dimecasts this month (with number 8 coming in the next few days). I already linked to my first one, but here are the others that I’ve done.

Intro to Swift Programming
Learning Objective-C Part 2a
Learning Objective-C Part 2b
Intro to CocoaPods
Intro to Swift Programming Part 2a
Intro to Swift Programming Part 2b

I’ve also made all of the code available on GitHub for everything that I’ve done and I will for every Dimecast that I will do.

I’m having an insane amount of fun making these videos. I really enjoy it. I like thinking of topics that I can cover, inventing projects for them, practicing, recording, and even editing. The biggest difficulty that I’m facing is that I don’t have a quiet place to record. I have to either get up very early or stay up very late to be able to get ~10 minutes of silence. Even then, it doesn’t always work out and I have to wait and then edit out the noises or else there is occasionally some noise in the background.

Even with that hassle (and setting aside my fantasies of a sound-proof “studio”), I’m finding this entire creative process very fulfilling and I hope that people are getting value from it.

Podcast Episode 23 – Apple Pay, Apple Watch, and New iPhones – Oh My!

iPhone 6 and 6 PlusThis time, in Episode 23, I recap the September 2014 Apple Launch Event. During this event, Apple launched iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, along with Apple Pay and Apple Watch. I wasn’t really enthusiastic for this event going in because I don’t like big phones, I couldn’t care less about NFC payments, and I’m not excited about wearables. However, by the end of the presentation, I was excited for 2/4 of the products. Either I’m a sucker for marketing, or some of this stuff might actually be pretty good. Listen and find out which it is.


Links Mentioned in this Show:
The OK Go Story
Samsung’s Ad
Dimecasts

Scarf Guy

Tommy the Scarf Guy

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 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:

My First Dimecast is Up!

I’ve been a fan of Dimecasts.Net for some time. In fact, four and half years ago I mentioned the site in a post on this very blog. Unfortunately, the site hadn’t been updated with a new video in almost two and a half years.

I kept checking in with it periodically, but never saw updates. One day, my curiosity got the better of me and I started looking around the Internet and I found that Dave Schinkel was planning to take the site over from Derik Whittaker. I reached out to see if I could help and Dave was gracious enough to let me play along.

The site is still going to be undergoing a redesign (to be casted, of course), but for now, Dave has re-encoded all of the old videos to MP4 from WMV, boosted the volume, and added a modern player.

All of that being said, I am proud to announce the first new Dimecast in 2.5 years, Episode 206 – Learning Objective-C – Part 1.

Author Screen from my Learning Objective-C Part 1 Dimecast
(A Screenshot of the Author Screen)

Sample Action Screen from my Learning Objective-C Part 1 Dimecast
(A Screenshot of me in action ;) )

The goal is to roll out a lot of new episodes about a lot of different topics soon and get the site back into a vibrant place to help developers learn new skills.

I’m very excited for what’s to come and I hope that you go check out the episode.

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