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The stories and people behind the code. Hear stories of software development from interesting people.

CoRecursive: Coding Stories Adam Gordon Bell - Software Developer

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The stories and people behind the code. Hear stories of software development from interesting people.

    The Internet Is Made of Duct Tape

    The Internet Is Made of Duct Tape

    Today, I have two of my favorite guests together: Krystal Maughan and Don McKay. We are going to be sharing strange and interesting facts about computing.

    I'm super pumped about this because, sometimes, I learn something new, and I'm excited about it. And I want to tell people about it. And so today is a chance for Don and Krystal and I to share some of these "Oh, my God. Did you guys see this?" stories.

    • 42 min
    Cocoa Culture

    Cocoa Culture

    Today, I found an expert on observing developer cultures. Hansen Hsu worked on the AppKit team at Apple, and he's here to talk about this mushy concept called culture. How does it manifest? How does it affect what people build? And how can it lead to beautiful software?

    • 44 min
    Leaving Debian

    Leaving Debian

    Today’s story is an insider view of Debian. One of the oldest Linux distributions and probably one of the longest-running volunteer-based open-source projects.

    Joey Hess is my guest, and he dedicated significant parts of his adult life to working on Debian. He’s going to share what that was like. The good and the bad, and it’s almost all good.

    It’s a story about open source software, but it’s also about community and teamwork

    • 40 min
    The Original Remote Developer

    The Original Remote Developer

    Today's episode is about remote work. Well, sort of. I found someone with a different perspective on remote work and a fantastic story to share, Paul Lutus.

    I think that he might be the original remote software developer.

    • 41 min
    Quines, Polygot Code, and Other Fun Computations

    Quines, Polygot Code, and Other Fun Computations

    Today, previous guest and my neighbor Don Mckay and I will discuss items from the endless fascinating Cursed Computer Iceberg Meme. The Iceberg is a giant list of "the peculiarities and weirdness of computers."

    We each a few items from the list and alternate explaining it to each other. Don's choices are varied, and mine focus on quines and esoteric coding problems. We also share some coding horror stories from our past.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Full-Time Open Source

    Full-Time Open Source

    Today's show: How to Quit Your Job and Work on Open Source Full Time. This story has it all, balancing open source work and full-time employment, building up enough supporters and enough savings to leave your job. The hardest part to me which is explaining leaving your job to your significant other and to your family and friends.

    • 46 min

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