31 episodes

Code && Beyond is a weekly podcast with Pablo and Alex, two software engineers with more than 35 years of professional experience combined. We talk about creativity, productivity, problem solving, tools, culture, and anything beyond, but still related to the daily life of a software developer.

Code && Beyond Alexander Sulim and Pablo Vicente

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Code && Beyond is a weekly podcast with Pablo and Alex, two software engineers with more than 35 years of professional experience combined. We talk about creativity, productivity, problem solving, tools, culture, and anything beyond, but still related to the daily life of a software developer.

    How we relax after work and recharge our batteries

    How we relax after work and recharge our batteries

    Hello again! It's been a while since we released an episode. But, after a summer break, we are back on track with new ideas.

    Speaking of breaks, in this episode of Code && Beyond we talk about what we like to do after work to relax and recharge our batteries. What works for us and why.

    Listen to Pablo talk about mantrailing (training dogs to search for people) and why he likes tending to the trees in his garden more than growing tomatoes. Alex, on the other hand, shares why he loves writing software for fun, after writing software at work.

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    What is mantrailing?
    Fun with concrete. Just some ideas ;)

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    Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com.

    Check other episodes of the podcast at codeandbeyond.rocks and don't forget to give a rating on Spotify ;)

    Music by penguinmusic from Pixabay.

    • 26 min
    Managing a technical product: The role of a product manager in a development team

    Managing a technical product: The role of a product manager in a development team

    In this episode of Code && Beyond, Pablo and Alex are joined by a very special guest: Robyn Farah, a product manager who has been working with technical teams for over 5 years.

    We have invited her to talk about her role and how product managers can help guide teams in the right direction. Listen as we discuss topics like:


    using data to prioritize tasks and features,
    finding a common language between software engineers and managers,
    abbreviations and The Cooking Chicken Method.

    Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com.

    Check other episodes of the podcast at https://codeandbeyond.rocks and don't forget to give a rating on Spotify ;)

    Music by penguinmusic from Pixabay.

    • 31 min
    Going cloudless: Our thoughts on cloud-based software

    Going cloudless: Our thoughts on cloud-based software

    Cloud-based software has been a part of our lives for quite some time. So much so, that even some products that currently exist might not have been possible without it. Besides obvious things like apps on our laptops, smartphones and PCs, there are cloud-connected TVs, refrigerators, keyboards and many other gadgets.

    While cloud-based software definitely provides many great benefits to consumers and developers, it comes at a cost that goes beyond its price tag. For consumers, there are questions about privacy and personal information, freedom of choice, necessity to be always connected. For developers, it might mean increased complexity of the things they work on.

    In this episode of Code && Beyond, we aren't going to fanatically blame or defend cloud computing, but try to analyze what works and doesn't work for us personally, what alternatives we use and why. When would it make sense to go cloudless?

    • 18 min
    How to solve problems: advice based on our personal experience

    How to solve problems: advice based on our personal experience

    This time around, in Code && Beyond, we share our best problem-solving tips and tricks. Listen to what works for us when hitting a roadblock while developing software:


    Timeboxing
    Using the scientific method
    Experimentation and prototyping
    Diagrams and sketching on paper
    Trying to explain the problem in simple words
    Thinking about and describing the problem, rather than the solution
    ...and more

    Check other episodes of the podcast at codeandbeyond.rocks and don't forget to rate us on Spotify ;)

    Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com.

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    Music by Twisterium from Pixabay.

    • 25 min
    How to onboard new software engineers?

    How to onboard new software engineers?

    At Code && Beyond, we are not HR experts, far from that, but we have both  been onboarded in different companies, as well as helped integrate new developers into the teams we have worked for.

    In this episode of Code && Beyond, Pablo and Alex share their experiences with:


    onboarding buddy systems,
    discovering and acquiring knowledge in your new team,
    configuring your new development environment,
    conventions, consistency, and best practices.

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    Music by Twisterium from Pixabay.

    • 29 min
    Working as a freelancer, consultant, full-time employee

    Working as a freelancer, consultant, full-time employee

    As software engineers, we aren't limited to just one type of employment. Some prefer to have more flexibility and jump from one project to another focusing on short-term tasks, others value stability and like staying with the company for a long time. We could work as freelancers, consultants, and, of course, full-time employees.

    What's interesting, though, is that all these different types of employment have a couple myths around them.

    In this episode of Code && Beyond, Pablo and Alex discuss some of the myths and are trying to prove or bust them using their personal experience.

    Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com.

    Music by Twisterium from Pixabay.

    • 27 min

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