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Hacking Reality with Rony Abovitz

Rony Abovitz our guest on Greater than Code

Aug 16th, 2021

Making Peace and Creating Trust with Brianna McGowen

Brianna McGowen was our guest on Greater than Code

Aug 5th, 2021

Connecting Arts and Technology with Marlena Compton

Marlena Compton was our guest on Greater than Code

May 2nd, 2021

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

Add Authentication

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

Configure Generators

Make the Rails generators generate the code you want. No more, no less.

Nov 3rd, 2020

Add RSpec::Its

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

Pairs File

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

Git Initialization

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

Joyful Rails

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