600 episodes

Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.

With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

Developer Tea Jonathan Cutrell

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 56 Ratings

Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.

With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

    Reframing Deficiencies as Strengths

    Reframing Deficiencies as Strengths

    What you are afraid of in your career may be the thing that propels you. It's all about framing, and removing the negative and positive language. Instead, think about how you can best position yourself and that behavior to be valuable instead of a detractor.

    • 9 min
    Management Model of Ability and Will Applied to Self

    Management Model of Ability and Will Applied to Self

    If you aren't doing something, you either can't or won't. In today's episode, we explore this very simple starting point for behavior change and habit development, and explore the boundaries of the model.

    • 18 min
    Beginner Confidence

    Beginner Confidence

    You aren't going to put your foot in your mouth, or reveal some devastating level of ineptitude. Asking questions, especially as a beginner, is much more likely to gain you favor than disdain.

    • 9 min
    Comparing Cost Curves and Second Order Thinking

    Comparing Cost Curves and Second Order Thinking

    What does a feature cost? Your first answer will probably focus on the time to build, or the features needed... Maybe the amount of hiring necessary to deliver. But what about after that?

    The cost of our decisions is not limited to the short term - usually, a decision has a long term cost curve. Knowing what the cost curve is for any significant investment helps you make better decisions and have clearer anticipation and planning intuition.

    • 14 min
    Spectrum of Buy-In For Behavior Change

    Spectrum of Buy-In For Behavior Change

    There is a spectrum of buy-in for behavior change. In today's episode, I'll give you a thinking model for considering different types of buy-in along this spectrum, and when one might help you make better systems for behavior change in your organization.

    • 13 min
    Your Learning Investment Portfolio

    Your Learning Investment Portfolio

    What is your learning strategy? If you don't have one, you are implicitly saying that all learning is equal.

    Learning is an investment of time. Choose what you invest in carefully.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Thomasmichaelwallace ,

To the point.

It’s easy to fit this podcast into even the busiest of days, and it’s always worth doing so.

Jonathan manages to pack a surprising amount of insight in to a an average episode length of 5-15 minutes.

jsrn_was_taken ,

Consistently thoughtful and uplifting

Jonathan has covered a massive range of topics, and has consistently done so in a thoughtful and informative way.

The episodes average at around 20 minutes each, making this podcast great value for your time and attention.

I’ve been listening for years and it’s helped me a lot!

Hanibal23 ,

Can't recommend this enough!

I started listening to this podcast before even writing my first line of code. Ever since then I've learned so many tips and tricks about what it takes to be a good developer. Thank you Jonathan!

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