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Jas Rajasansir and Richard Gill

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Jas Rajasansir and Richard Gill

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Two friends who've been coding professionally for a decade discuss what they've learned in the years since they went 'pro'!

Latest Episodes

#11 - #15 Advent of Code 2019

Jas and Rich take part in Advent of Code 2019 and work through their personal solutions. As we're reviewing code, it doesn't really work in Podcast form. So they are all on YouTube - https://youtu.be/8pHUD8-1EuU. After that, we react to Jonathan Paulson's speedruns of the same Advent of Code challenges. Links: While True Talk on YouTube Advent of Code 2019 Elixir kdb+

1 MIN2019 DEC 25
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#11 - #15 Advent of Code 2019

#10 Focusing at Work

Jas and Rich discuss being focused at work. E-mail Feedback Subreddit Twitter Our Chrome Extension Cal Newport - Deep Work Flow State Cal Newport - Digital Minimalism Twist Focus Paul Graham writing about threat of someone talking to you Private Offices - Joel Spolsky TRON: Legacy - Daft Punk Soundtrack Bose QC35s Sony WH-1000MX3 Parkinson's Law - Tasks expand to fill the time you have r/nosurf where to start YouTube suggestions removal extension

96 MIN2019 MAY 22
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#10 Focusing at Work

#9 Management

Jas and Rich discuss managing and being managed in the workplace. E-mail Feedback Subreddit Twitter Episode 7 Happier at work if manager can do your job DHH Dog Clicker Rich’s Work Rules Tech CEO sneakers Picture of Jas’ elbow

85 MIN2019 APR 30
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#9 Management

#8 Permanent vs Contracting Jobs

Jas and Rich discuss the pros and cons of perm jobs vs contracting. Fixed Cost Contract Jason Fried Basecamp Cognitive Dissonance Linus Hamster Thread Sole Trader IR35 PAYE 360 review Microsoft SharePoint Chartered Accountant Xero VAT

85 MIN2019 APR 4
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#8 Permanent vs Contracting Jobs

#7 Requirements

Jas and Rich discuss software requirements and apologise to people with disabilities. Follow up discussion: Presidental mental health in 1972 Norwegian Prime Minister that took time off to deal with depression Roosevelt illness Ethnicity in Computer Science, Stanford US programmgers by ethnicity Why are there so few black programmers? - Quora US Race & Ethnicity stats Women get more Pull Requests merged if they hide gender Hacker news article about woman whose pull requests were not merged GitHub PR for her documentation update in jQuery Modem Sound Modem noise annotated Phone Phreaking Guy whistling to make a phone call BBC Radio 4 about Joy Bubbles Cereal whistles used for phone hacking Amateur Radio Wiki Morse Code at 140 Words per Minute Apple as a natural laxative Main topic: Business Analyst wiki User Experience (UX) definition No code is the best code Fixed Price Contract Wiki Iron Triangle Good fast and cheap software GPS vs Image recognition C#'s LINQ Domain Knowledge CGP G...

91 MIN2019 MAR 18
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#7 Requirements

#6 Office Culture

Jas and Rich discuss Office Culture and whether they are brogrammers. Follow up discussion: Microsoft catching Amazon in cloud Google's Speech-To-Text API which Rich used for subtitles Amazon S3 Jira Unix Exit Codes Marjorie Marjoram Main discussion: Positive Discrimination Silicon Valley (tv show) Article about recruiters only supplying female CVs when they asked only for them (couldn't find - sorry!) STEM definition STEM by ethnicity Bro Culture why it's bad for startups article Brogrammer definition Blog post about Uber's problems Bro definition Business Analyst (BI) definition Explained on Netflix LGBT Definition 10x programmer Necker Island Facts about Mental Health Handmaid's Tale Gender bias in open source Lady who had PR's rejected Study about women in open source Linus Torvald takes a break and apologizes Linus' email to mailing list Linux code of conduct Linus Wiki Linux governance structure Linus rants subreddit Quant wiki Code problems at Tesla Root cause analysis

111 MIN2019 MAR 4
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#6 Office Culture

#5 The Cloud

Jas and Rich discuss 'The Cloud'. Follow up discussion: Majorie’s Law (again) Mocha Chai Parameterized Tests Hamcrest Hamcrest Examples Main discussion: Infrastructure as a service wikipedia Platform as a service wikipedia Software as a service wikipedia AWS Spinoff speculation AWS RDS Heroku Cheatsheets AWS Cheatsheet Azure Cheatsheet AWS Lambda Zeit Now What is a CDN Greenfield Project Wikipedia Brownfield Project Wikipedia Stripe Stripe Docs Airtable Zapier Paul Grapham's Do things which don't scale essay Firebase New Slack Logo

87 MIN2019 FEB 8
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#5 The Cloud

#4 Testing

Jas and Rich discuss testing, and whether you should write tests. Main discussion: Marjorie's Law PUBG Pond5 Test Driven Development - TDD Rich can't find that Kent Beck video from 8 years ago - surprise! Jas' open source tests Real Logic - Simple Binary Encoding Jas mentioned Netflix's Chaos Monkey JUnit Hamcrest Uber rewriting code Tesla bad software update system Hero Anti Pattern Marjorie's Law Marjorie's Law v2

91 MIN2019 JAN 17
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#4 Testing

#3 Programming Interviews

Jas and Rich discuss industry practices for interviewing coders.

83 MIN2019 JAN 2
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#3 Programming Interviews

#2 Javascript

Jas and Rich discuss the pros and cons of Javascript and its ecosystem.

106 MIN2019 JAN 2
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#2 Javascript

Latest Episodes

#11 - #15 Advent of Code 2019

Jas and Rich take part in Advent of Code 2019 and work through their personal solutions. As we're reviewing code, it doesn't really work in Podcast form. So they are all on YouTube - https://youtu.be/8pHUD8-1EuU. After that, we react to Jonathan Paulson's speedruns of the same Advent of Code challenges. Links: While True Talk on YouTube Advent of Code 2019 Elixir kdb+

1 MIN2019 DEC 25
Comments
#11 - #15 Advent of Code 2019

#10 Focusing at Work

Jas and Rich discuss being focused at work. E-mail Feedback Subreddit Twitter Our Chrome Extension Cal Newport - Deep Work Flow State Cal Newport - Digital Minimalism Twist Focus Paul Graham writing about threat of someone talking to you Private Offices - Joel Spolsky TRON: Legacy - Daft Punk Soundtrack Bose QC35s Sony WH-1000MX3 Parkinson's Law - Tasks expand to fill the time you have r/nosurf where to start YouTube suggestions removal extension

96 MIN2019 MAY 22
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#10 Focusing at Work

#9 Management

Jas and Rich discuss managing and being managed in the workplace. E-mail Feedback Subreddit Twitter Episode 7 Happier at work if manager can do your job DHH Dog Clicker Rich’s Work Rules Tech CEO sneakers Picture of Jas’ elbow

85 MIN2019 APR 30
Comments
#9 Management

#8 Permanent vs Contracting Jobs

Jas and Rich discuss the pros and cons of perm jobs vs contracting. Fixed Cost Contract Jason Fried Basecamp Cognitive Dissonance Linus Hamster Thread Sole Trader IR35 PAYE 360 review Microsoft SharePoint Chartered Accountant Xero VAT

85 MIN2019 APR 4
Comments
#8 Permanent vs Contracting Jobs

#7 Requirements

Jas and Rich discuss software requirements and apologise to people with disabilities. Follow up discussion: Presidental mental health in 1972 Norwegian Prime Minister that took time off to deal with depression Roosevelt illness Ethnicity in Computer Science, Stanford US programmgers by ethnicity Why are there so few black programmers? - Quora US Race & Ethnicity stats Women get more Pull Requests merged if they hide gender Hacker news article about woman whose pull requests were not merged GitHub PR for her documentation update in jQuery Modem Sound Modem noise annotated Phone Phreaking Guy whistling to make a phone call BBC Radio 4 about Joy Bubbles Cereal whistles used for phone hacking Amateur Radio Wiki Morse Code at 140 Words per Minute Apple as a natural laxative Main topic: Business Analyst wiki User Experience (UX) definition No code is the best code Fixed Price Contract Wiki Iron Triangle Good fast and cheap software GPS vs Image recognition C#'s LINQ Domain Knowledge CGP G...

91 MIN2019 MAR 18
Comments
#7 Requirements

#6 Office Culture

Jas and Rich discuss Office Culture and whether they are brogrammers. Follow up discussion: Microsoft catching Amazon in cloud Google's Speech-To-Text API which Rich used for subtitles Amazon S3 Jira Unix Exit Codes Marjorie Marjoram Main discussion: Positive Discrimination Silicon Valley (tv show) Article about recruiters only supplying female CVs when they asked only for them (couldn't find - sorry!) STEM definition STEM by ethnicity Bro Culture why it's bad for startups article Brogrammer definition Blog post about Uber's problems Bro definition Business Analyst (BI) definition Explained on Netflix LGBT Definition 10x programmer Necker Island Facts about Mental Health Handmaid's Tale Gender bias in open source Lady who had PR's rejected Study about women in open source Linus Torvald takes a break and apologizes Linus' email to mailing list Linux code of conduct Linus Wiki Linux governance structure Linus rants subreddit Quant wiki Code problems at Tesla Root cause analysis

111 MIN2019 MAR 4
Comments
#6 Office Culture

#5 The Cloud

Jas and Rich discuss 'The Cloud'. Follow up discussion: Majorie’s Law (again) Mocha Chai Parameterized Tests Hamcrest Hamcrest Examples Main discussion: Infrastructure as a service wikipedia Platform as a service wikipedia Software as a service wikipedia AWS Spinoff speculation AWS RDS Heroku Cheatsheets AWS Cheatsheet Azure Cheatsheet AWS Lambda Zeit Now What is a CDN Greenfield Project Wikipedia Brownfield Project Wikipedia Stripe Stripe Docs Airtable Zapier Paul Grapham's Do things which don't scale essay Firebase New Slack Logo

87 MIN2019 FEB 8
Comments
#5 The Cloud

#4 Testing

Jas and Rich discuss testing, and whether you should write tests. Main discussion: Marjorie's Law PUBG Pond5 Test Driven Development - TDD Rich can't find that Kent Beck video from 8 years ago - surprise! Jas' open source tests Real Logic - Simple Binary Encoding Jas mentioned Netflix's Chaos Monkey JUnit Hamcrest Uber rewriting code Tesla bad software update system Hero Anti Pattern Marjorie's Law Marjorie's Law v2

91 MIN2019 JAN 17
Comments
#4 Testing

#3 Programming Interviews

Jas and Rich discuss industry practices for interviewing coders.

83 MIN2019 JAN 2
Comments
#3 Programming Interviews

#2 Javascript

Jas and Rich discuss the pros and cons of Javascript and its ecosystem.

106 MIN2019 JAN 2
Comments
#2 Javascript
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