Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Episode 99: Squashing bugs using AI and Machine Learning with Boris Paskalev


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Squashing bugs using AI and Machine Learning with Boris Paskalev

  • 0:1:20 Intro
  • 0:2:57 Going from developer to business school
  • 0:6:40 How to do analysis on code
  • 0:14:28 JSNice and Nice2Predict: 
  • 0:14:32 How to people catch bugs?
  • 0:18:40 Debugging horror stories
  • 0:26:25 What is using DeepCode like?
  • 0:35:27 Languages supported
  • 0:39:50 The machine learning behind DeepCode
  • 0:46:30 DeepCode Pricing
  • 0:50:35 DeepCode the company
  • 0:58:15 Running the DeepCode extension
  • 0:59:40 Reaching out
Deep Code email: hello@deepcode.ai
Boris' email: boris@deepcode.ai
Deepcode Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeepCodeAI
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Episode 98: Agile Thinking with ZenHub


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Agile Thinking with ZenHub

  • What is agile?
  • Why should engineers use/learn agile (or any software development model)?
  • What is an easy way to get started with agile?
  • What is ZenHub’s pricing model? Discounts/coupons for students?
  • Walk us through a day in the life of a ZenHub engineer
  • Is ZenHub hiring?  Internships?

ZenHub: https://www.zenhub.com
ZenHub Jobs: https://www.zenhub.com/careers
Aaron's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/imaaronupright
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Episode 97: Holiday Mailbag

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Episode 96: Continuous Integration with Rob Zuber


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Continuous Integration with Rob Zuber

  • 0:57 Intro
  • 3:57 Data center hardware
  • 7:27 First starting to write software
  • 8:26 Sales engineering
  • 13:37 Staying motivated
  • 22:58 The origins of CircleCI
  • 24:10 Why write tests?
  • 35:10 Educative: Sign up using educative.io/ProgrammingThrowdown
  • 40:04 Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery
  • 48:30 Merging pull requests safely with CI
  • 54:26 Writing good tests
  • 1:00:43 Running tests in the cloud
  • 1:07:16 Overview of docker and CircleCI backend
  • 1:15:30 Why it’s better to use a provider than run CI yourself
  • 1:25:37 CircleCI the company
  • 1:36:10 Working remotely
  • 1:50:49 Reaching out
CircleCI: https://www.circleci.com/
CircleCI Jobs: https://circleci.com/careers/
Rob's Twitter: https://twitter.com/z00b
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Episode 95: WebRTC with Sean DuBois


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WebRTC with Sean DuBois

  • Making changes to a language itself
  • How do people connect using WebRTC?
  • What is WebRTC?
  • What are options for using WebRTC in your app?
  • NAT traversal
  • WebRTC security and identification
  • The challenges of WebRTC
  • Dealing with latency and packet loss
  • Sending data reliably
  • How did Sean get into WebRTC?
  • Tips for getting a job in coding
  • How to contribute to Pion
Pion project: https://github.com/pion/webrtc
Pion Twitter: https://twitter.com/_pion/



Monday, October 7, 2019

Episode 94: Search at Etsy


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Search at Etsy

  • What happens when someone enters a search query?
  • User Intent
  • Indexing
  • Embedding
  • Running experiments and A/B testing, Long-Term Value (LTV)
  • Ranking
  • Reasoning & acting on ML results
  • Building ML models
  • Handling people's sense of style
  • Size of team, archetype of an Etsy ranking engineer
  • Handling winner-take-all market conditions
  • Open Source @ Etsy
  • Hiring & roles available
  • Interview process
  • Intern opportunities
Etsy's Engineering Blog: https://codeascraft.com/
Liangjie Hong: https://twitter.com/hongliangjie


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Episode 93: A Journey to Programming Mastery


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A Journey to Programming Mastery with Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

  • Painful programming
  • Origins of Pragmatic Programmer
  • What is a pragmatic programmer?
  • Advice: learn many languages!
  • What is programming?
  • Prototyping
  • Improving the interview process
  • The “10x engineer” (a.k.a. The phenomenal jerk)
  • Programming consciously vs. unconsciously
  • How to balance maintaining good code with building new things
    • Kent Beck’s “3x”: https://ideas.riverglide.com/3x-explore-expand-extract-b9aad6402a5a
  • What do tech leaders do?
  • How to get your first coding job
  • New changes in the 20th anniversary edition
Andy: https://twitter.com/PragmaticAndy
Dave: https://twitter.com/pragdave
Get your book here:  https://pragprog.com/book/tpp20/the-pragmatic-programmer-20th-anniversary-edition