The stories and people behind the code. Hear stories of software development from interesting people.
SQLite - The Most Popular Database In The World
On today's show, I'm talking to Richard Hipp about surviving becoming core infrastructure for the world. SQLite is everywhere. It's in your web browser, it's in your phone, it's probably in your car, and it's definitely in commercial planes. It's where your iMessages and WhatsApp messages are stored, and if you do a find on your computer for *.db, you'll be amazed at how many SQLite databases you find.
Competitive Array Programming
Today on the show, we have solving algorithmic programming problems. You know when you interview for a job to write CSS and they ask you to reverse a binary tree on the whiteboard using C and in constant memory space? It's that kind of thing. These problems have their roots in algorithmic programming contests. And our guest, Conor Hoekstra, is a former competitor.
Today I talk to Dan Robinson about trying to get someone their money back on Ethereum. He's going to be battling this murky world of blockchain high-frequency bots. Along the way, we'll learn how trades are executed on Ethereum and a bit of game theory and political philosophy.
It's an entertaining peek into a world that seems like pure science fiction to me, a world where nobody's in charge, where there's no regulation, and where these forces of greed and idealism are in direct conflict with each other.
David Shayer worked at Apple for 14 years, and he has a wild experience to share. Apple has a unique culture, and David will give us an insider view of what it was like for him at Apple during the 2000s, roughly between 2001 to 2015 when Apple transformed into the powerhouse that it is today.
Video Game Programming From Scratch
Casey is a professional video game and game engine, creator. He has been doing it for over 30 years. His approach to development feels a little bit like it's from the 1970s. Yet, it resonates with many smart people.
Reinforcement Learning At Facebook with Jason Gauci
If you ever wanted to learn about machine learning you could do worse than have Jason Gauci teach you. Jason has worked on YouTube recommendations. He was an early contributor to TensorFlow the open-source machine learning platform. His thesis work was cited by DeepMind.
But what I find so fascinating with Jason is he recognized this problem that was being solved the wrong way and set out to find a solution to it.
So that's the show today. Jason is going to share his story.
Came for the code, stayed for the stories
I discovered CoRecursive looking for a podcast about programming and, while there is plenty of it in every episode, I discovered that the stories and the personal details Adam and his guests tell make the show much better than if it only focused on the technical content.
Brilliant, beautifully produced podcasts
Adam Gordon Bell is skilful interviewer who really knows the terrain and access to great guests. Anyone making software for a living should be interested in this podcast.
Great listening for the funcionally-inclined
I've enjoyed every single one of these episodes. Adam is a skilled interviewer. He guides the conversation to flow smoothly and is a pleasure to listen to.