We're Emma Bostian, Sidney Buckner, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel - four seasoned software developers working in different sectors. Since there's a major lack of technical podcasts out there, we've decided to start one. Just kidding -- there's already a ton! But, we wanted to add our voices to the space and share our experiences and advice. We'll have great discussions around how to start coding, the hot technologies right now, how to get your first developer job, and more!
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So You've got a Job Offer, Now What?
You studied a bunch, landed the interview, passed the whiteboarding exercises, nailed the behavioral interview, and finally got the job. Congratulations on your new position! So now what? Today we’re sharing some of our experiences to help your job transition happen smoothly. Let’s get into it.
[01:54] Salary Negotiation
[11:43] What to do in the first two weeks
Grammarly - https://www.grammarly.com/
5 Reasons Why Spotify’s onboarding is better than yours - https://compiled.blog/blog/five-reasons-why-spotifys-onboarding-is-better-than-yours
Cross-cultural Communication - https://www.ladybug.dev/episodes/cross-cultural-communication?rq=culture
Crucial Conversations - https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Second/dp/1469266822
Gusto - https://gusto.com/
Getting Hooked on React Part 2
[04:16] React Hooks
[22:28] State Management
[26:43] Design Patterns
[51:15] Prop types and TypeScript
Getting Hooked On React - https://www.ladybug.dev/episodes/getting-hooked-on-react?rq=react
React patterns - https://reactpatterns.com/
React Chrome Developer Tools - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/react-developer-tools/fmkadmapgofadopljbjfkapdkoienihi
react-window - https://react-window.now.sh/#/examples/list/fixed-size
react-virtualized - https://bvaughn.github.io/react-virtualized/#/components/List
Methods of Improving & Optimizing Performance In React Apps - https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2020/07/methods-performance-react-apps/
React Testing Library - https://testing-library.com/docs/react-testing-library/intro/
Enzyme - https://enzymejs.github.io/enzyme/
Jest - https://jestjs.io/docs/en/getting-started
A Complete Guide to useEffect - https://overreacted.io/a-complete-guide-to-useeffect/
Use Refs Sparingly - https://blog.logrocket.com/why-you-should-use-refs-sparingly-in-production/
Presentational and Stateful components thoughts - https://medium.com/@dan_abramov/smart-and-dumb-components-7ca2f9a7c7d0
Episode with Angie - https://www.ladybug.dev/episodes/teaching-code
TypeScript book Stefan Baumgartner - https://typescript-book.com/
Playground Inspector Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@lukedonkin/video/6898240190133980418?lang=en
An Introduction to E-Commerce
2020 was one of the biggest years in the history of e-commerce. In fact, the pandemic spurred such a growth in e-commerce that the industry as a whole moved forward about 10 years in 3 months’ time. Whether you’re interested in starting your own store or learning how to develop for e-commerce, this week on the podcast we’re breaking it all down for you.
[07:22] Why e-commerce over brick & mortar
[11:08] Starting your own store
[41:16] Developing for e-commerce
The Originals - https://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/014312885X
The Power of Habit - https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business/dp/081298160X
Printful - https://www.printful.com/
Printify - https://printify.com/
TeeLaunch - https://teelaunch.com/
Creative Market - https://creativemarket.com/
Steve Schoger's Episode - https://www.ladybug.dev/episodes/design-for-devs?rq=design
Placeit.net - https://placeit.net/
Jenna Kutcher Writing a Bio - https://jennakutcherblog.com/5-ways-write-better-bio-page/
Accessibility Episode - https://www.ladybug.dev/episodes/web-accessibilitiy?rq=accessibility
Growth Hacker Marketing - https://www.amazon.com/Growth-Hacker-Marketing-Primer-Advertising/dp/1591847389
Such a Fun Age - https://www.amazon.com/Such-Fun-Age-Kiley-Reid/dp/052554190X
Think Again - https://www.amazon.com/Think-Again-Power-Knowing-What/dp/1984878107
Jamstack Ecommerce - https://github.com/jamstack-cms/jamstack-ecommerce
Next.js Ecommerce Starter - https://nextjs.org/commerce
Shopify.dev - https://shopify.dev/concepts/shopify-introduction
Shopify Devs Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/shopifydevs
Shopify Partners - https://www.shopify.com/partners
Cryptography is a method of protecting information and communication through the use of code so only those for whom the information is intended can read and process it. Cryptography is used for many things from online banking to GitHub commits. Today we’ll dive into the basics of cryptography. Let’s get started!
[0:25] Our experience with cryptography
[03:08] What is cryptography?
[04:21] Four objectives of cryptography
[09:44] Types of cryptography
[23:34] Historical Cryptography
[30:54] How to learn cryptography
We got this note about RSA private/public keys from a listener:
"The point of having public and private keys is that the public key can only encrypt a message, and only the private key can decrypt the message. So the public key is safe for anyone to have, since you can’t use it to read anyone else’s message. The private key needs to stay private so only you can read messages encrypted by the public key"
Thanks for the clarification, Brad!
Coursera course - https://www.coursera.org/learn/crypto#syllabus
Crash course - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhXCTbFnK8o
Khan academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science/cryptography
Passport JS - http://www.passportjs.org/
OAuth - https://oauth.net/2/
Episode with Tailor Tolliver on security - https://www.ladybug.dev/episodes/web-security?rq=security
The Code Book by Simon Singh - https://www.amazon.com/Code-Book-Science-Secrecy-Cryptography/dp/0385495323
Carcassonne - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/822/carcassonne
Auth0 - https://auth0.com/
Amazon Cognito - https://aws.amazon.com/cognito/
It’s no secret that a major perk to working in development is the salary. Developers are often paid higher than the average salary, and as you move up in a company, you can see significant growth in your income. We all know financial literacy is often skipped in early education, which is why this week we’re talking all things financial planning with our special guest, Shannon Lee Simmons, to teach you what you need to know about managing your finances as a high earner.
[0:41] Tell us about yourself and what you do
[02:00] Where to find a financial advisor?
[03:48] What does it mean to be a high earner?
[06:47] One of the biggest questions I see asked is whether you should save your money or pay off your debt first. How do you decide what to do with your money?
[10:57] What benchmarks exist for net worth? Should we care?
Where should you keep your money? How much should be kept in cash vs. investments?
[19:14] How should you balance your lifestyle with wealth building? How do you recommend avoiding lifestyle creep but on the flip side, how do you make sure you’re allowing yourself to enjoy your money while also saving for the future?
[23:09] We have an international audience so without getting too specific about different types of retirement accounts, what general advice can you give to those looking to save for retirement?
When is the right time to see a financial advisor
[28:27] What are your thoughts of the FIRE movement?
[32:28] What are options and restricted stock units/RSUs? When should I consider taking equity for a lower salary?
[36:04] Do you have any thoughts/ advice to any of these Wall Street Bets people investing in GME stocks?
What tools do you recommend to people to help manage their finances?
[44:29] Where can our listeners find you on the internet?
New School of Finance - https://newschooloffinance.com
Worry-Free Money - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07169VZRM
Financial Starter Kit - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B2LQ98X
Getting Started With The Cloud
You may have heard about the Cloud and thought, what do the fluffy things in the sky have to do with computers? Today’s episode is all about what the cloud is, how you can use it, and common cloud services.
2:29 - What is the cloud?
14:09 - Benefits of cloud vs. physical servers
23:06 - Four types of cloud computing
28:42 - Cloud providers
32:39 - Gettings started with AWS
36:33 - Big services
AWS Six Advantages of Cloud Computing - https://docs.aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/latest/aws-overview/six-advantages-of-cloud-computing.html (some phrasing from the benefits section is from this article)
Pummelling the Platform–Performance Testing Shopify:
Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10: https://www.amazon.com/Explain-Cloud-Like-Im-10-ebook/dp/B0765C4SNR
97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know - https://www.amazon.com/Things-Every-Cloud-Engineer-Should/dp/1492076732
A Cloud Guru - https://acloudguru.com/
AWS Heroes - https://aws.amazon.com/developer/community/heroes/