Better Allies with Karen Catlin
Karen Catlin was our guest on Greater than Code
Mar 9th, 2021
Evaluating Human Performance with Elyse Robinson
Elyse Robinson was our guest on Greater than Code
Mar 1st, 2021
Cultivating Strength and Change with Wesley Faulkner
Wesley Faulkner was our guest on Greater than Code
Feb 22nd, 2021
Making Code Better with Damien Burke
I talk about writing bad code on the Polyglot podcast
Feb 18th, 2021
Add a CSS Framework
Make it easy to make your interface beautiful.
Feb 16th, 2021
Add an Authorization Library
Identify what users can do.
Feb 9th, 2021
"How are you doing?" with Mando Escamilla
Mando Escamilla was our guest on Greater than Code
Feb 4th, 2021
Identify your users.
Feb 2nd, 2021
Update the Readme
What do future developers need to know? What do you need to tell them?
Jan 26th, 2021
Robot and Human Collaboration with Julie Shah
Julie Shah was our guest on Greater than Code
Jan 21st, 2021
The Righteous Mind with Rylan Bowers
Rylan Bowers was our guest on Greater than Code
Jan 14th, 2021
Investigation and Influence with Chelsea Troy
Chelsea Troy was our guest on Greater than Code
Jan 7th, 2021
Set Up a Production Environment
Deploy your Rails application.
Jan 5th, 2021
Default Rake Task
Run all of your automated checks with a single command.
Dec 29th, 2020
Hotwire: First Reactions
All the benefits of client-side SPA frameworks, with almost none of the downsides.
Dec 26th, 2020
Use a License Monitor
Avoid using libraries with licenses you do not want to agree to.
Dec 22nd, 2020
Code Vulnerability Checks
Find security issues in your code before the bad guys do.
Dec 15th, 2020
Library Vulnerability Checks
Find security issues in your libraries before the bad guys do.
Dec 8th, 2020
Use a Rails Linter
Avoid common Rails mistakes and correct them automatically.
Dec 1st, 2020
My Ruby Style
Make your Ruby style beautiful.
Nov 24th, 2020
Use a Ruby Linter
Make your Ruby style consistent.
Nov 17th, 2020
Switch to UUIDs
Database keys that can't be guessed, don't overflow, and don't leak information.
Nov 10th, 2020
Make the Rails generators generate the code you want. No more, no less.
Nov 3rd, 2020
Make it easier to test object attributes.
Oct 27th, 2020
Switch to RSpec
Use a clear and expressive testing framework.
Oct 20th, 2020
Manifesting Your Greatness as an Owner of Technology - Even If You're New To Tech
Damien joins Alex Salinsky in offering an innovator guidance in creating his first technology product. How do you find your role as a leader on a technical team even if you're not technical?
Oct 20th, 2020
Switch to Sass
Make your cascading style sheets easier to work with.
Oct 13th, 2020
Switch to HAML
Make your HTML templates easier to work with.
Oct 6th, 2020
Remove Gem Version Specifiers
Make it easy to continuously keep your libraries up to date.
Sep 29th, 2020
Switch to PostgreSQL
Switch over to a production-ready database.
Sep 22nd, 2020
Bad Code with Damien Burke
In episode 200, Damien Burke comes back on the podcast to talk about "good code" vs "bad code", his background in hypnosis, doing things the easy way, and distinctions between teaching and learning.
Sep 16th, 2020
Adopt a Code of Conduct
Ensure a safe and welcoming environment by adopting a code of conduct.
Sep 15th, 2020
Add a License
If your code is open source, make sure people know.
Sep 8th, 2020
Accurately record changes made while pairing by adding multiple authors to your commits.
Sep 1st, 2020
No Git Masters
Remove problematic language from your Git setup.
Aug 25th, 2020
Use version control to make changes with confidence.
Aug 18th, 2020
The Rails New Command
Creating a brand new Rails application.
Aug 11th, 2020
A New Way for Leaders to Measure Software Development Work
Since the dawn of the computer, we have wondered how should we measure our development success without disenfranchising our developers.
Aug 5th, 2020
Ruby Version Management
Use the right version of Ruby for the job.
Aug 4th, 2020
Grow from Engineer to Engineering Coach
This software engineer is working to expand his career to coaching and training. Damien Burke and Alex Salinsky are here to help!
Jul 29th, 2020
A guide to make working with your Rails application more productive and joyful.
Jul 28th, 2020
Hiring for Diversity and Creating Welcoming Atmosphere to Grow Your Team
A panel of tech leaders and diversity experts talk about the real life dilemmas around growing your team in a way that welcomes diversity of background, experience, and thought.
Jun 30th, 2020
Going Off the Rails with Damien Burke
Damien Burke talks about life being hard: How do we make things easy?
Jun 24th, 2020
Why Non-Software People Should Start Software Businesses
Non-software people are the best people to start a software business.
May 19th, 2020
Startups and the Scientific Method
How to use the power of science to make your new company successful.
May 12th, 2020
You're a Programmer, Why Aren't You Rich?
What does it mean to be rich, why programmers should be rich, why you aren't rich, and how to get rich in four simple steps.
May 5th, 2020
Going Remote with Damien Burke
Damien Burke, founder of Talaria Software, talks with host Jennifer Tu about his experiences transitioning a software team to remote work.
Apr 29th, 2020
Three Things to Never Do When Building Software for Your Business
Learn the three things you should never do when building custom software for your business and the one thing you absolutely must do.
Apr 28th, 2020
How to Know You are Ready to Start a Software Company
Now is a great time to start a new software company, if you are ready.
Apr 21st, 2020
How to Start a Software Company When You are Non-Technical
You can start a software startup, even if you know absolutely nothing about computers, code, or software. I explain how to do it and answer all of your questions.
Apr 14th, 2020
The Three People You Need in Your Software Startup
Who are the three people you need in your software startup, how can you identify them, and what will happen if you don't have them.
Apr 7th, 2020
Goldilocks Communication Plans
Strategies for the ideal communication schedule. Learn how to avoid having too many meetings or too few.
Mar 31st, 2020
Going Remote for Software Teams
How to transition your software team to fully remote work.
Mar 18th, 2020
Create a Gem Update Script
Update your application libraries with ease.
Jan 19th, 2020
Create a Deploy Script
Deploy your application libraries with ease.
Jan 12th, 2020
Small Steps Forward
Improving your product and business in small incremental steps.
Sep 28th, 2019
In Front of a Crowd with Damien Burke
Damien Burke, founder of Talaria Software, talks with host Jennifer Tu about how to build rapport and comfort with a crowd.
Jul 24th, 2019
VAB: The Voom Acronym Ban
Better communication through words.
Jan 23rd, 2019
Make Your Specs Into Stories
Use the power of narrative to make your tests easier to understand.
Jan 2nd, 2019
Types of Specifications
The five types of specifics present in all software projects
Jun 21st, 2016
Specifications Not Tests
Stop writing tests and start writing specifications.
Oct 20th, 2015