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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.

    Story: Shipping Graphing Calculator

    Story: Shipping Graphing Calculator

    I've been on many projects that get canceled. We're building cool stuff. We're going above and beyond, and we're excited. But the project encounters reality, shifting priorities, or budgeting constraints, and the work never goes anywhere. It always feels tragic, but then I move on.
      But what if I didn't let a project get canceled? What if I couldn't accept that? That is what Ron Avitzur's story is all about. He is the creator of "Graphing Calculator," and he would not let it be canceled.
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    Story: The Unfulfilled Engineer

    Story: The Unfulfilled Engineer

    Nothing good comes from being insecure about your worth, especially at your job. That's what today's episode is about. That's what today's guest is here to discuss. 
    It's a slow burn, but if you listen to the end, I think you will value yourself more professionally. My Guest is Don Mckay. Someone longtime listeners will undoubtedly know.
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    Story: DOOMed to Fail

    Story: DOOMed to Fail

    Today Rebecca Burger Becky Heineman shares the tale of porting Doom to the 3DO console under extreme conditions. There is an engine to tweak, deadlines to hit, hardware acceleration to get working, and dramatic rock anthems to record.
    We also learn about how game piracy led her to game development and what it was like to do game development in the mania of the mid-nineties. Finally, we close with Becky's advice on learning bare metal development skills. 
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    Story: Software World Tour

    Story: Software World Tour

    Today story is from Son Luong Ngoc who shares what’s it was like for him to work and live in many different countries around the world, including working for AliBaba at the Xixi campus in Hangzhou, China.
    It’s a story of a software developer finding a place that fits them, a place that suits them.
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    Story: Android's Unlikely Success

    Story: Android's Unlikely Success

    What could you accomplish if your teammates were all excited and determined to hit some project timelines? What is it like for a group of people to give it all they have? That's what today is about. 
      
    Chet Haase from the Android team is here to share the story of the early days of Android, the mobile operating system that powers the majority of phones worldwide. We'll cover the years from 2005 to around 2011. 
     
    It's a wild story.
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    Story: From Prison To Programming

    Story: From Prison To Programming

     I believe that getting underrepresented groups into software development is a good thing. This is not a controversial opinion until you start talking about felons. 
      Today's guest is Rick Wolter. He's an iOS developer who served 18 years in prison for second degree murder.  Rick killed somebody and for some that's all they need to know about Rick. But today's episode is about Rick's path to redemption him, teaching himself to code in prison, smuggling in a Python interpreter, and then getting out and trying to get a job as a dev when you're a felon.
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4.9 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

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Throughly Interesting and Entertaining

One of my favorite programing-related podcasts out there. Every episode is well produced and throughly entertaining.

Arlie K ,

One of the best!

Love CoRecursive!! Adam has certainly cracked the code for what makes a great podcast - he and his guests always offer engaging conversations that are jam packed with actionable information. Tons of clever takeaways for comp sci novices and software pros alike - highly recommend!

Rustam K ,

Best software engineering podcast

Title says it all. I’ve listened to a handful of different software-related podcasts, and this is the best one I’ve heard. Lots of history and computer science theory complemented by ideas that can also be applied in everyday practice.

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