315. Happy Holidays from the definitive developers podcast

December 22, 2023 02:15 2.47 MB Downloads: 0

In this special holiday episode, we reflect on the year gone by. In a time full of challenges, we extend warm holiday wishes to our listeners, acknowledging the turmoil present in the tech industry and the world at large.

314. XP Value - Respect

December 12, 2023 09:12 13.56 MB Downloads: 0

Following our series of discussions on XP values, this conversation covers the idea of respect and how things change when it is upheld. Tune in to hear a breakdown of why it is so integral to success and what it means for our relationship with code as well as one another.

313. XP Value - Courage

November 14, 2023 09:46 9.7 MB Downloads: 0

In today’s episode, we explore the crucial concept of courage in programming. It may be a far cry from slaying dragons, but courage in programming is not for the faint of heart. You need to be able to make bold decisions, such as discarding flawed code and initiating architectural changes, even if you and your team have spent weeks working on it.

312. Feedback From Humans and Non-Humans Alike

October 24, 2023 06:48 6.84 MB Downloads: 0

In this episode, we delve into the world of feedback in software development. We explore how feedback, in the context of Extreme Programming (XP) values, goes beyond traditional human communication. We uncover the various sources of feedback, from pair programming to CI/CD pipelines, and how it plays a pivotal role in improving code quality and project management.

311. XP Values - Simplicity

October 04, 2023 06:51 6.9 MB Downloads: 0

Extreme programming (XP) continues to gain popularity as more and more teams are using it to enhance their development procedures. In today’s episode of The Rabbit Hole, we explore one of the core values of XP: simplicity. Tuning in, you’ll find out how keeping things as simple as possible can reduce complexity and make the delivery of high-quality software easier, enabling your team to not only deliver a better product faster but stay sane in the process!

310. XP Values - Communication

September 20, 2023 10:10 10.08 MB Downloads: 0

In this episode, we delve into the world of Extreme Programming (XP) values, with a particular focus on communication as key. We discuss the importance of effective communication in software development, especially in a remote work environment.

309. 9 Roles for Creating Results or Growing a Team w/ Esther Derby (Replay)

September 05, 2023 27:46 27.2 MB Downloads: 0

On today's episode, Dave, William and Steven have a conversation with the esteemed Esther Derby about the various roles that we take on as Team Members and Leaders when we're responsible for the team's results ORRR for the team's growth. Plus, an update straight out of the Bronx by our very own Michael Nunez about babies, software and otherwise, and the long road to 100. Regardless if you're Pair Programming, Mentoring the team, Mob programming, or Reviewing Code, these nine roles described by Champion, Kiel & McLendon really sum up ways that we can help our teammates. The roles include: Counselor, Coach, Parther Facilitator, Teacher, Modeler Reflective Observer, Technical adviser, Hands-on Expert. ^ Growth, Results > References: 6 Rules for Change (Esther Derby) - soon to be 7 rules! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDyoUdVHwbg 9 Consulting Roles (Kiel, McLendon) https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Typical-Role-Statements-from-the-Consulting-Role-Grid-Champion-Kiel-Mclendon-1990_fig3_281781473

308. BDD (Replay)

August 22, 2023 24:19 41.27 MB Downloads: 0

On today's replay episode, our host Dave Anderson and producer William Jeffries discuss end to end testing.

307. Motivation (Replay)

August 08, 2023 22:22 34.09 MB Downloads: 0

In today’s episode, we are talking about motivation — what keeps us up at night and what gets us out of bed every single day? We are joined by a special return guest and friend of the show, Kevin Thomas.

306. Imposter Syndrome (Replay)

July 25, 2023 26:08 25.42 MB Downloads: 0

Today on the show we are joined by none other than our host, Michael Nuñez’s brother, Steven Nuñez! Steven will be helping us in our discussion about a very special topic and one that is very common amongst developers, imposter’s syndrome! Sound familiar? Feel familiar? Well, chances are at some point in your professional career (and beyond) you have probably felt like an imposter.

305. Mastering the Art of Closure- Conquering WIPs in Life and Work with Brian Lam

July 11, 2023 12:44 12.55 MB Downloads: 0

In agile development, it’s important to eliminate work in progress (WIP) as much as possible, since it can reduce productivity, scatter focus, and increase wait time for new functionality. But what if the same were true for WIP challenges we face in life? That was the revelation of today’s guest, Brian Lam, whose recent new role as the father of a newborn has presented him with some tricky WIP issues in his daily life.

304. Testing Tango — Arrange, Act and Assert

June 27, 2023 07:47 11.52 MB Downloads: 0

In today's episode, we delve into the testing tango and the art of Arrange, Act, and Assert (AAA), a practice that is essential when writing tests in order to structure them in a way that is coherent to other developers who may come across them. We discuss how to go about Arranging variables, how to use those variables (or Act), and then Asserting those specific behaviors. You’ll learn about the importance of having only one assertion per test and the benefits of leaving blank spaces or new lines for future reference.

303. Testing Tango: Red, Green, Refactor, and Why It’s Important To Follow Those Steps

June 20, 2023 09:49 14.46 MB Downloads: 0

The red, green, refactor approach helps streamline testing and development processes, improve code quality, and foster collaboration. It promotes a disciplined and iterative approach to software development, resulting in more reliable and maintainable systems. Join us in this captivating episode as we explore this mysterious testing approach that transforms software development.

302. Is AI a Friend or Foe? Can We Get Ahead of It??

June 06, 2023 17:46 25.89 MB Downloads: 0

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to bring significant benefits and advancements to various fields, including healthcare, transportation, education, and more. It can automate tedious tasks, improve efficiency, and enhance decision-making processes. However, AI also presents challenges and risks that need to be addressed. It is crucial to promote responsible AI development, ethical guidelines, and appropriate regulations to harness the benefits of AI while mitigating its risks.

301. Introducing a New Podcast - Scaling Tech with Debbie Madden!

May 23, 2023 40:38 39.34 MB Downloads: 0

Today on The Rabbit Hole we are sharing an episode from Scaling Tech with Debbie Madden, who is the Founder and Chairwoman here at Stride. The podcast is well worth checking out and listeners can expect to hear some great conversations between Debbie and top tech leaders and experts on a wide variety of contemporary issues facing the industry. Here we are airing the chat that Debbie had with Josh Seiden, in which they cover the valuable idea of outcomes over output, a subject on which Josh has literally written the book!