Factorio is a game where you are a teeny tiny engineer has been stranded on a very large and hostile alien world. Your goal is to build a rocket and shoot yourself out of there, but that’s going to take some serious work![Read more…]
We take a deep dive into understanding why all Date-s are not created equal while learning that Joe is not a fan of months, King Kong has nothing on Allen, and Michael still uses
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After being asked to quiet down, our friend, John Stone, joins us again as we move the conversation to the nearest cubicle while Michael reminds us of Bing, Joe regrets getting a cellphone, and Allen’s accent might surprise you.
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I tried doing it in a fun “pop-up video” style, and I’d love to know what you think about it![Read more…]
We gather around the water cooler to celebrate our 100th episode with our friend John Stone for some random developer discussions as Michael goes off script, Joe needs his techno while coding, and Allen sings some sweet sounds.
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There are plenty of posts that discuss the benefits of specializing in either front-end or back-end development. I generally enjoy the types of articles that offer me the chance to see the world from another developer’s eyes. However, some of these articles are particularly antagonistic to Full-Stack developers, and I worry that the hyperbole is harmful.[Read more…]
We learn all about JAMstack in real-time as Michael lowers the bar with new jokes, Allen submits a pull request, and Joe still owes us a tattoo.
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We dig into heaps and tries as Allen gives us an up to date movie review while Joe and Michael compare how the bands measure up.
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I recently published a website that was built with technologies I was unfamiliar with. I accomplished my goals for the side-project and I learned a lot about those new techs. Yay!
I didn’t feel good about the quality of my work. I took lazy short-cuts and found “creative” workarounds which ran counter to the spirit of the technologies I was supposedly trying to learn. I knew this was a problem from the start, because I’ve been down this road many times before and I recognized that I had conflicting motivations.
I wanted to learn the new techs, but I also wanted to ship before the end of the holiday season. The deadline was self-imposed, sure, but I thought it was important because the vast majority of my attempted side-projects wither up and die long before making it to the mausoleum.