19 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.

    Work under pressure

    Work under pressure

    Just like Freddie and David say, no man asks for pressure.  There is no denying that working under pressure with an upcoming deadline in sight is stressful. However, can it also be useful? Perhaps the stress can help push you forward towards the finish line of a project? The truth is that there is no one answer, it all depends on the situation.

    In this episode of Code  && Beyond, Pablo and Alex explore different types of pressure while working in software development projects, including the accountability that comes from building in public and the relief of getting rewards for achievements.

    Notes:

    - gRPC-Gateway
    - Building in public
    - The Billion Dollar Code

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    Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.

    • 17 min
    Productivity tools: Focus

    Productivity tools: Focus

    In this episode of Code && Beyond, Pablo and Alex share their best tips and tricks to stay focused on the task at hand. Listen as they recount their experiences and discuss focus tools like the Pomodoro Technique, meditation, and even crazy time-tracking in great detail.

    Notes:

    - "Working from orbit"
    - Session helps you focus and be more mindful by blocking distractions and tracking your progress.
    - The Pomodoro® Technique
    - Headspace

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    Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.

    • 29 min
    Test-driven development

    Test-driven development

    Writing tests is like flossing your teeth: everyone agrees it's great  for your health, but not everyone does it right (or even at all). Nobody  denies that it can sometimes be tricky. It requires time, a good  understanding of the context, and access to the right tools. In this  episode of Code && Beyond, Pablo and Alex delve deep into the  topic of testing in software development, discussing not only why and  how, but also common mistakes, and solutions. Let's see how it goes 😃
    Notes:

    - Armada is a science fiction novel by Ernest Cline.
    - Dune is a 1965 science-fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert.
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    Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.

    • 28 min
    Productivity tools: Planning

    Productivity tools: Planning

    In this episode of Code && Beyond, Pablo and Alex talk about  their experiences with long and short-term planning as software  developers. Also quite unexpectedly featuring some larger topics such as  freedom and how life goals can become distorted once you start chasing someone else's dreams.  

    Notes:

    - NeoVim
    - telescope.nvim is a highly extendable fuzzy finder over lists. Built on the latest awesome features from neovim core. Telescope is centered around modularity, allowing for easy customization.

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    Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.

    • 18 min
    Monolith vs. microservice

    Monolith vs. microservice

    On Code && Beyond, we recently touched  on the hot topic of relational and NoSQL databases. To continue with the  trendy themes, this time Alex and Pablo discuss monolith and  microservice architectures.
    What are the cons and pros of these approaches? Does it make sense to start with microservices in a greenfield project?
    Notes:

    - Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program.
    - NeoVim 0.5+ (Lua stuff).
    - Practical Microservices.  

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    Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.

    • 24 min
    Productivity tools: Tasks management

    Productivity tools: Tasks management

    In the 14th episode of Code && Beyond, Pablo and Alex talk about  task management. Listen to them discuss their experiences with GTD  (Gettings Things Done) with Things and Todoist, Kanban with Trello, pen and paper with Bullet Journal, and Passion Planner.  

    Notes:

    - Passion Planner
    - Good notes
    - Bullet Journal
    - Notion
    - Trello
    - Todoist
    - Dynalist
    - Things
    - Nirvana


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    Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.

    • 31 min

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