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  • 2020 Year End

    2020 Year End

    • Jan 01, 21
    • 34 min

    Welcome to the year-end episode. Today is all the bonus questions. Often times I have questions that I want to ask guests, but they don’t quite fit the overall theme of the episode. So today we’re going to do a whole episode of those extra questions.

    I have previously recorded questions for Brian Kernighan, the... more..

  • Frontiers of Performance with Daniel Lemire

    Frontiers of Performance with Daniel Lemire

    • Dec 01, 20
    • 47 min

    Did you ever meet somebody who seemed a little bit different than the rest of the world? Maybe they question things that others wouldn’t question or said things that others would never say.  Daniel is a world-renowned expert on software performance, and one of the most popular open-source developers, if you measure by Github followers.... more..

  • The Birth of UNIX with Brian Kernighan

    The Birth of UNIX with Brian Kernighan

    • Nov 01, 20
    • 51 min

    When you work on your computer, there are so many things you take for granted: operating systems, programming languages, they all have to come from somewhere.

    In the late 1960s and 1970s, that somewhere was Bell Labs, and the operating system they were building was UNIX.

    They were building more than just an operating system... more..

  • To The Assembly

    To The Assembly

    • Oct 01, 20
    • 47 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

    • Sep 01, 20
    • 40 min

    Preparing our minds for the inevitable - death is hard. After facing terminal cancer, Kate Gregory reminded herself that this event can still become inspiring by focusing on the positive.

    In this episode,  Kate is going to share her success and explain how you could apply her 5 pieces of advice to your career as... more..

  • We are teaching Functional Programming Wrong

    We are teaching Functional Programming Wrong

    • Aug 03, 20
    • 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 developers learn best.

    In this episode, Richard Feldman delves into Elm, his... more..

  • Software That Doesn't Suck With Jim Blandy

    Software That Doesn't Suck With Jim Blandy

    • Jul 01, 20
    • 37 min

    Building Subversion

    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?”

  • Unproven Tech with Sean T Allen

    Unproven Tech with Sean T Allen

    • Jun 10, 20
    • 39 min

    Choosing The Right Tool For the Job

    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... more..

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