206: DevOps for Developers with Will Button

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In this episode, Donn talks with DevOps expert, Will Button about everything DevOps-related. If you’re ever wondered how and what DevOps is, then listen in.

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Will walks you through the definition of DevOps and how it’s used in a company. You’ll learn the 20% of DevOps you should know that will get you 80% of the benefit. You’ll also learn about a bunch of automation technology that will help you and your team level up your environments so that you can become super efficient in your day-to-day engineering activities.
 
In this episode, Donn talks about the best way to learn a new technology from the ground up. Want to learn something new?  This episode is for you.

You’ll learn Donn’s proven 5-step methodology for learning new technology. This is the same method Donn has used for over 2 decades of learning new technology. We hope it helps you.  

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205: How to Learn New Technologies

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In this episode, Donn talks about the best way to learn a new technology from the ground up. Want to learn something new?  This episode is for you.

You’ll learn Donn’s proven 5-step methodology for learning new technology. This is the same method Donn has used for over 2 decades of learning new technology. We hope it helps you.

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The 5 Steps:

  1. Choose a Simple Problem Domain (Note Taking app or Calorie/Protein Tracker)
  2. Do not worry about best practices
  3. Start Small, then go smaller: Super tiny nibbles of work
  4. Build Something Ugly and just “Get it working”
  5. Don’t Conflate Technologies if you don’t have to. Keep it simple.

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204: Quality over Quantity

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In this episode, Donn returns for a solo episode to talk about his thoughts on Quality over Quantity and why it’s important to software development and productivity in general. 

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203: Jetbrains Projector with Joaquim

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In this episode, we talk to acclaimed Android developer Joaquim Verges. He recently embarked on a journey of making is laptop not burn like a furnace when using Android Studio. He landed up on this unknown effort by Jetbrains called Projector and seems to have found programmer Nirvana.

Listen to his adventures.

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202: Dagger on the Anvil with Ralf Wondratschek

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Anvil is a Kotlin compiler plugin that makes your life a tad bit easier when using Dagger 2. In this episode we talk to Ralf Wondratschek from Square who created the library and open sourced it for all of us.

After touching on some of the basics, Ralf dives into the thinking behind Anvil and how it evolved into the tool it is today. It’s filled with nuggets of wisdom especially if your app uses Dagger for Dependency Injection.

Enjoy!

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