Best Episodes

Welcome to CoRecursive. A Podcast where each episode someone shares the fascinating story behind a piece of software being built.

Fan Favorite Episodes

These Episodes are the most popular with listeners as measured by overall downloads.

  • To The Assembly

    To The Assembly

    • icon Oct 01, 20
    • icon 41 min

    How do CPUs work? How do compilers work? How does high-level code get translated into machine code? Today’s guest is Matt Godbolt and he knows the answers to these questions.

    How he became an expert in bare metal programming is an interesting story. Matt shares his origin story and the creation of compiler explorer in... more..

  • Memento Mori

    Memento Mori

    • icon Sep 01, 20
    • icon 40 min

    Preparing our minds for the inevitable is hard. But, after facing terminal cancer, Kate Gregory recalled that facing death has many lessons to teach us.

    In this episode,  Kate will share the lessons she learned and explain how you can apply them to your career as a software developer and live a remarkable life.

  • We're Teaching Functional Programming Wrong

    We're Teaching Functional Programming Wrong

    • icon Aug 03, 20
    • icon 46 min

    Today Richard Feldman shares his story of going from javascript developer to elm developer to functional programming teacher.

    Along the way, Richard finds that people are teaching functional programming wrong. We are teaching it in a way that misses how most industrial software engineers learn best.

    Richard also delves into Elm, his approach, and how... more..

  • Software That Doesn't Suck

    Software That Doesn't Suck

    • icon Jul 01, 20
    • icon 37 min

    Software is just the tool and it should get out of your way. In this episode, Jim discusses how to build a great developer tool. It all started with: “What’s the worst software that you use every day?” and led to the creation of Subversion.

  • Unproven Techology Case Study

    Unproven Techology Case Study

    • icon Jun 10, 20
    • icon 39 min

    Choosing the programming language or framework for a project can be to the success of the project.

    In today’s episode, Sean Allen shares a story of picking the right tool for a job. The tool he ends up picking will surprise you.

    His problem: make a distributed stream processing framework, something that can take a... more..

  • Tech Evangelism

    Tech Evangelism

    • icon Nov 01, 19
    • icon 67 min

    What makes some pieces of technology take off? Why is java popular and not small talk or Haskell?

    Gabe is a popular blogger, a former Haskell cheerleader, and creator of the Dhall configuration language. Today we talk about marketing and tech evangelism.

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