In this episode, Donn talks to software developer Alan Hill about the Growth Mindset and how it applies to software development and life in general.
They chat about pull request feedback lifecycle, learning new tech, and how applying a growth mindset can advance you in your career further than you could have imagined. They wrap up by going through Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset “back and forth” to discuss the differences.
In this episode, Donn talks about the importance of following code conventions and coding styles in codebases.
You’ll run into various different coding conventions throughout your career. Sometimes it’s as an employee, sometimes it’s as a freelancer or consultant or just a small side project. The number of coding “styles” that you’ll see will blow your mind as you work through your career. The big question is … should you adhere to the current coding convention that is used in the app/file/etc or should you use your own favorite or an industry standard?
In this episode, I’ll help explain the differences so you can make an informed decision going forward.
In this episode, Donn talks to David and Ross from Squeaky Dog Studios about building a business out of a side project.
David and Ross are long-time serial side project developers with experience that dates back to the Palm era. They’ve built games, apps, and now Watch Faces.
We dive deep into how they went from building their watch faces for Android as a side project and how they turned it into a full-time business in which one of the co-founders works full-time. We talk about building the app, pricing, support, which features to build, paid vs free, trial conversions, supporting your app and much much more.
If you’ve ever wanted to build a side project into a business, and it’s app-based… this one is for you.
Links from the show
David and Ross’s Links
Android Apps by Squeaky Dog Studios on Google Play
In this episode, Donn talks about the three things that every developer needs to know how to do.
These three things include:
How to identify and stop premature optimization
How to write tests and know the difference between unit, integration and end-to-end tests.
How to set up a continuous integration server
While there are vast arrays of other things all developers need to know how to do, and we will cover them in future episodes, this small list will help you vastly in your career. It has helped mine (Donn) a ton.