230: Feeling Like an Idiot

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In this episode Donn talks about that pit of the stomach feeling we all get when we feel like we should know something but we  don’t. It’s that voice in our head as developers that makes you feel like an idiot even when you’re not.

Donn gives examples of how even senior engineers are subject to this feeling and how they are often the ones to not speak up about it simply because of their experience level and seniority. 

This episode talks about why we get this feeling and how to combat it going forward. 

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229: Native Where You Need It with Turbo (Launch Your Side Projects Faster)

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In this episode, Kaushik peppers Donn with questions about his foray into Android Turbo, Hotwire, and the concept of “Native Where You Need It”.

Donn recently launched Android Jumpstart, the Android client for the Jumpstart Rails trifecta. Jumpstart Rails allow you to launch your SaaS business much faster than if you were to do it from the ground up.

The Android client for Jumpstart Rails builds on top of Turbo and Hotwire, two technologies that help power the Hey email client and Basecamp (the project management app). By using Turbo and Hotwire you’re able to get very fast response times and speed with “HTML Over the Wire” (aka Hotwire) with Websockets and much more. This allows your web app to be super fast and when packaged with Android Turbo, allows your web app to live within a native shell. HOWEVER, this doesn’t mean its simply a web wrapper. With Android Turbo you can specify which URL routes you’d like to be as native and which ones you’d like to remain web-based. This means you can choose to use Native when you need it, and delegate back to the web for everything else.

This is the solo founder, indie-hacker, and startup SaaS dream come true. You can come to market faster, iterate with a smaller team and get native benefits when and where you need it, all while also allowing your application to be flexible in a web manner.

If you’re thinking about building a SaaS app that needs a web presence, Android and iOS presence but want fully native experiences in certain areas then this will be the episode for you.

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Donn’s Git Course

Need to learn Git? Donn has the course for you. In this FREE course you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to start working with Git everyday. Watch it here.

AndroidJobs.IO

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228: Expo Development with Konstantin Liakhovskii

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In this episode Donn and Kaushik talk to Konstantin Liakhovskii about Expo development and how it takes cross platform development and its productivity to the next level. 

Konstantin dives deep into the usages and reasons why Expo (and React Native) are still very good options for companies that are looking to adopt a cross-platform application. 

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AndroidJobs.IO

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Disclaimer: Many of the links we share to products are affiliate links. They help support the production of Fragmented. Thank you for your support.

227: Exotic Car Salesman to Mobile Developer with Ephraim Schmitt

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In this episode Donn sits down and talks to Ephraim Schmitt about how he changed careers from being an exotic car salesman to a mobile software developer. It’s a fascinating and inspiring story for anyone looking to get into software development. 

We talk about the mental and financial struggles, how he learned to start coding, how you can find opportunities everywhere, how to interview better, where to look for positions when you’re just starting out, why volunteering/doing something for free early on is fast way to open doors and build your network and so much more.

If you or anyone you know is looking to break into the software industry, this is the podcast for you. You’ll leave with a couple  pages of notes, tips and the inspiration you need to jump into the world of software development.

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Stoa

Stoa is a community platform for creators and anyone who wants to monetize their community. Sign up at getstoa.com and get 3 months free when we launch. Early access coming soon.

 

AndroidJobs.IO

  • Job postings are FREE on AndroidJobs.IO during the early release phase (at the time of this recording).
  • Sign up to get notified of new jobs on a weekly basis as well.
  • AndroidJobs.IO

Software Freelancing

Contact

@fragmentedcast or our Youtube channel

@donnfelker and donnfelker (on Instagram)

Freelancing for Mobile Developers (Donn’s YouTube)

kaushikgopal (on YouTube) or jkl.gg/b or @kaushikgopal

Disclaimer: Many of the links we share to products are affiliate links. They help support the production of Fragmented. Thank you for your support.

226: The Reunion – Themes, VS Code and More

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In this episode Donn and Kaushik are back together on the mic. After an extended break, they both returned renewed and ready to dive into all things software, starting off with IDE themes, plugins and what they’ve been up to since they were last on the show together.

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AndroidJobs.IO

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  • AndroidJobs.IO

Software Freelancing 

Contact

@fragmentedcast or our Youtube channel

@donnfelker and donnfelker (on Instagram)

Freelancing for Mobile Developers (Donn’s YouTube)

kaushikgopal (on YouTube) or jkl.gg/b or @kaushikgopal

Disclaimer: Many of the links we share to products are affiliate links. They help support the production of Fragmented. Thank you for your support.