Hi there, and happy Sunday! I hope you had a good week.

I didn’t have a lot of time for reading/viewing this week, so instead of the usual list of links I thought I’d post a roundup of five of my favorite programming podcasts.

Disclaimer: the hosts of some of these shows are also my friends, so there is nothing objective about this list 🙂

  • Software Engineering Radio: one of the longest running programming podcasts. They deliberately try to have broad coverage of many different aspects and segments of the industry. Their hosts also do their homework before interviews.
  • Code Newbie: as you’ll learn from listening to SERadio, software is a big industry, and you’re always a newbie to some part of it. This show is also a great resource for finding out new ways to help new developers enter the industry and thrive.
  • Greater Than Code: one of the few podcasts I’m aware of that focuses on the human, social, and emotional sides of software development. If you want to have a long-term sustainable software career, and help others do the same, this is a good one to pay attention to.
  • Tech Done Right: a relatively new podcast from consultancy TableXI. The host, Noel Rappin, is a friend and one of the most thoughtful and fiercely non-dogmatic programmers I know. He’s also easy to have a conversation with, a quality that makes for some great interviews.
  • The Changelog: A podcast focused squarely on the Open-Source community. A good way to find out about new projects, as well as to get a better understanding of the challenges of open-source development, maintenance, and project management.

Today’s title photo was taken over brunch at the Es’ket Tiny House by David English, who works at BandzoogleYour photo could be next!

What have I been up to? For RubyTapas subscribers, there’s a new episode about grouping sets of data, with an unexpected application at the end. Other than that, not much to report.

I hope you have a great week!

Until next time,