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Software Engineering

egghead.io developer chats

John Lindquist

We sit down with developers to talk about the latest and greatest in web development. These conversations will take you deeper into the human side of coding web applications and deliver insight that you might not expect.

31:22 | Aug 30th

Justin Samuels talks switching majors, debugging, asking questions, and representing Atlanta.

43:40 | Aug 27th

Will Larson talks about the moral dilemmas and decisions that managers have to make.

37:31 | Aug 17th

Marisa Morby talks about what she does as a product manager.

36:23 | Aug 14th

Laurie Barth talks about how to retain what you learn and provides solutions to the broken interview process.

25:59 | Aug 3rd

Veni Kunche discusses computer science degrees, growth mindsets, and diversity.

20:33 | Jul 22nd

Pariss Athena talks about how becoming a developer gave her freedom and the means to help others succeed.

31:22 | Jul 20th

Natalia Tepluhina talks about why Vue has such a great community and gets regarded as the most beginner-friendly framework.

18:20 | Jul 8th

J.C Hiatt talks about what he did to organize the conference MagnoliaJS and why he did it to help his community.

38:12 | Jun 1st

What do we do when all of our needs are met when we are making seventy-five thousand plus a year, working for a company with some prestige, have a home, and don't have to worry about food. Jason Lengstorf wrestled with this after the company he was c...Show More

30:18 | May 17th

Today we are joined by Janelle Allen, a learning designer, who talks to us about backward design, how she grew into her role, the increase in quality of online courses, the importance of contact with users, and how to grow your audience.

32:03 | May 14th

Jen Looper, the founder of Vue Vixens, joins us today to talk about the Vue Vixens community, what makes a great workshop, how she chooses what tools to invest into for her career, and how her Ph.D. in French Literature has empowered her career in so...Show More

30:40 | May 3rd

Today Maggie Appleton, the course illustrator at egghead.io, discusses how she became an illustrator, researching a technical topic she plans to illustrate, accidentally becoming a web developer, and how she turns technical concepts into digestible ...Show More

33:23 | Apr 29th

Stacey Mulcahy joins us today to discuss Arduinos, cute dogs, growing your creativity, organizing a community, and facilitating the success of others.

33:13 | Mar 28th

Today we are joined by Emma Wedekind who will speak about self-teaching, creating authentic content, what being a T-shaped developer means, how to ask good questions, and how she manages her work-life balance.

39:05 | Mar 15th

Marcy Sutton is the Head of Learning at GatsbyJS. She discusses the van life, migrating her blog from Wordpress to Gatsby, what she does as the Head of Learning, the potential that Gatsby has as a platform, championing accessibility, static CSS versu...Show More

43:03 | Mar 12th

Today we are joined by Sara Vieira, a developer advocate and maker of wacky stuff on the internet. She joins us today to talk about why she makes all of her weird experiments, how being a lazy developer doesn't mean she isn't doing work, the Redux ca...Show More

28:08 | Feb 22nd

Joel and Ali Spittel discuss her time in a teaching position, code challenges, blogging platforms, teaching beginners, and getting involved in local dev communities.

23:59 | Feb 15th

Joel and Chris Biscardi discuss, live-streaming, Gatsby becoming a dominant force, MDX replacing markdown, and building resources for maintainers.

31:11 | Feb 5th

In today's episode, Lindsey Kopacz discusses being authentic about your emotional state, blogging and the dev.to community, and the value of accessibility.

38:55 | Jan 25th

Tae'lur Alexis joins us today to talk about her experience with learning to code from scratch and becoming a professional software developer in 2018.

59:57 | Jan 7th

Josh Doody, the author of Fearless Salary Negotiation, offers us advice on how to get promoted, fight information asymmetry, not lose out on job and salary opportunities, and how to stay ahead in the industry.

28:43 | Dec 12th, 2018

Tania Rascia joins us today to talk about her experiences in transitioning from a professional chef to a web developer and the tools she used to get there.

34:51 | Dec 8th, 2018

Angie Jones, master inventor and automated testing engineer, joins us to talk about bridging the gap between the testing team and the rest of the development process, the challenges and limitations of automated testing, and some of the new and state ...Show More

22:41 | Nov 30th, 2018

Today Diana Rodriguez talks to us about her experiences with fostering women's programming communities all over the world, as well as her own experiences with growing as a developer.

26:34 | Nov 20th, 2018

Today Julia Evans talks to us about her zine empire, the advantages of monetizing over staying free, how keeping the topic focused can be a better entry-level lesson than a high-level overview, and how she decides a zine's subject.

30:51 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Join Brian Lonsdorf in a discussion on the purity of math and how it could be used to advance the greater software community, dispelling the myth that you need to be a wizard to use math and functional programming to do anything, how we can make dry ...Show More

26:40 | Oct 19th, 2018

Jem Young talks to us today about being a passionate developer, how the software you write is an extension of you, being deliberate in the libraries you include in your codebase, and trusting engineers to know what they are doing.

16:36 | Oct 5th, 2018

Today Keith Peters walks us through his experiences with getting books published, experimenting with code and math for the last two decades, and his time spent working in physical mediums like woodworking and blacksmithing.

25:10 | Sep 28th, 2018

Dave Smith is on the Alexa Team at Amazon. Tune in today to hear about interviewing skills, what Dave looks for in candidates, and some obvious things to avoid when interviewing.

25:05 | Sep 21st, 2018

Eve Porcello joins us today to talk about speaking at conferences, GraphQL, starting a project to learn something with, and web-accessibility with the High Fives Foundation.

23:06 | Sep 14th, 2018

Today’s guest is Jason Lengstorf, a developer on the GatsbyJS team. Today Jason discusses his career path, what Gatsby accomplishes, how Gatsby compares with other static site generators, what's coming up in Gatsby 2, and what it's like to manage a l...Show More

49:39 | Aug 29th, 2018

This episode is a chat with Lynne Tye, the founder and developer of keyvalues.com, a place for Software Developers to find the team and company that is right for them.

36:36 | Aug 15th, 2018

Tune in to hear Shawn talk about what it means to be an infinite learner and builder and how he uses this approach to further his career.

55:43 | Jul 30th, 2018

Today, Henry Zhu, the lead maintainer of Babel, discusses what it's like to work on a large and important open source project. Henry gets into how Babel receives funding, how corporations are involved in open source, stewardship of an open source pro...Show More

26:47 | Jul 13th, 2018

Phil Pluckthun is the creator of Dank Mono, a new monospaced programming font with ligatures. He is also a core contributor to Styled Components, a component-based CSS Library. Tune in to hear a discussion on how Phil got involved with design, how h...Show More

17:35 | Jun 27th, 2018

Ives Van Hoorne is a developer who built Code Sandbox, a fantastic online editor (we use it a lot at egghead). Today, Ives talks about a childhood interest that would lay the groundwork for his future career path. Tune in to hear how he got his star...Show More

41:59 | Jun 14th, 2018

Our guests all began in similar situations. They were all almost 300 pounds or more and decided they needed to make a permanent change. John Lindquist, Leonard Souza, and Taylor Bell discuss what caused them to have a wakeup call, and what they did t...Show More

23:34 | Jun 4th, 2018

Brian Vaughn speaks about his transition from graphic design to programming, his building of react-virtualized, him landing his job on the React core-team, and finally, React's goals with 17.

27:55 | May 29th, 2018

John Lindquist interviews Evan You, the creator of Vue.js. They discuss what made Evan want to become a developer, how he landed his first job, why he created Vue, and finally proxies and why they're powerful.

36:56 | Apr 19th, 2018

Today Joel catches up with Iheanyi Ekechukwu. Iheanyi is a Product Engineer currently working at DigitalOcean. He previously worked at IBM on Watson. They also talk about Iheanyi's education, stack, and side projects

27:07 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Joel interviews Michel Weststrate, author of Mobx and his new library, Immer. Today they get into the power of Immer, its early success on Github, common mistakes in state management, and what is next for Mobx.

46:50 | Mar 13th, 2018

John Lindquist speaks with Jack Doyle, the creator of Greensock. They discuss a number of things including the motivation behind the creation of Greensock, managing GSAP forums, and how he transitioned from Flash to Javascript.

47:19 | Mar 6th, 2018

John Lindquist interviews Sarah Drasner, a senior cloud developer over at Microsoft and a Vue core team member. She is also known for making super cool animations. Today they discuss what got her from an art background to a full-time developer, resis...Show More

24:38 | Feb 26th, 2018

Joel Hooks interviews Andre Staltz, an open-source hacker, and creator of Cycle.js. Andre quit his job to become an open-source hacker and now spends 30% of his time on open-source development and 40% on the Scuttlebutt project. Today they discuss t...Show More

38:39 | Feb 19th, 2018

John Lindquist, co-founder of egghead.io, interviews Michael Jackson, co-creator of react-router and co-founder of React Training. Michael talks about his experience with running a massively popular repo with a relatively small code-base, pioneering ...Show More

25:02 | Feb 12th, 2018

John Lindquist interviews Ben Clinkinbeard, a veteran developer and egghead instructor. He currently works as a consultant, focusing on data visualization. Ben discusses his career path, the benefits of having a mentor, and the importance of Data Dri...Show More

30:00 | Jan 26th, 2018

John Lindquist has a conversation with the Mark Shust, an expert with Git and Docker. They talk about the 12-factor style of building an application and why devs should have a standard method. Check out Mark’s egghead course, Build a Twelve-Factor N...Show More

39:26 | Jan 17th, 2018

John talks with Juri Strumpflohner, an industry expert and angular trainer; and Rob Wormald, a developer on the Angular core team, getting into how Angular has evolved with the 2.0 release, powerful new features, their favorite libraries, and where t...Show More

35:30 | Dec 29th, 2017

Kent C. Dodds, a leading React expert, speaks with John Lindquist and Joel Hooks, the co-founders of egghead, about how React is a fantastic technology to learn for both newcomers to programming and Javascript grey-beards alike.

45:40 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Joel Hooks co-founder of egghead.io, interviews Dan Abramov, co-author of Redux. They discuss the "Redux phenomenon" and the notion of improving the developer experience.

28:57 | Dec 8th, 2017

Will Button and Miller Hooks, two experienced Python developers, have a conversation about the differences between Python and Javascript, and what that means to a new programmer.

42:12 | Nov 22nd, 2017

John sits down with Paul Frend and Brian Lonsdorf (aka Dr Boolean) to talk about functional programming concepts like transducers.

45:34 | Nov 6th, 2017

Two leading TypeScript experts, Marius Schulz and Basarat Ali Syed, discuss their initial reactions and excitement for TypeScript and how it has evolved and earned their trust over the years. TypeScript has been the main focus of many of their produc...Show More