102 episodes

Two angry web developers complain about life in development hell

/dev/hell Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler

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    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Two angry web developers complain about life in development hell

    Episode 100: The Final Rant

    Episode 100: The Final Rant

    Hello friends. We have reached the end of the podcast. At least 100 times Ed and I got together to talk about our thoughts, mostly about technical things, sometimes it was funny, sometimes it was serious. But people change and decide to put their energies into other activities. It is neither good nor bad, it is just how people grow and evolve. If Ed and Chris had not grown and changed as people since we shared the first episode on December 11, 2011, that would’ve been a huge failure. Thank you to everyone that supported this podcast over the years and reached out to us and became friends with us. Ed and Chris might do something else in the future, but it will not be /dev/hell. If there is one constant theme, it has been how programming slides towards being complex and fails instead of the majority of people working hard towards making it simple. We end the same way we started — with Ed complaining about the developer experience being so terrible for so many people. Take care of yourselves and always be pushing to make things better for everyone around you, not just yourselves. Do these things! Buy stickers at devhell.info/shop Follow us on Twitter here Rate us on iTunes here Listen Download now (MP3) Links and Notes How Complex Systems Fail

    Episode 99: Can I Keep Flexing (Extended Mix)

    Episode 99: Can I Keep Flexing (Extended Mix)

    Ed: “Who do you think was our best guest over the years?” Chris (without hesitating): “Paul Reinheimer” Friend-of-the-podcast Paul Reinheimer has know Ed and Chris for many years and has shared many wonderful stories about himself and his side-gig-turned-primary-gig WonderNetwork both in person and on previous episodes. Who else could tell us about their experiences of dealing with apathetic corporations who are hosting hardware for them in locations around there world? We jumped all over the place so dig into the show notes for some interesting content. Do these things! Buy stickers at devhell.info/shop Follow us on Twitter here Rate us on iTunes here Listen Download now (MP3) Links and Notes Paul likes using Amazon Athena for storing WonderNetwork’s information-rich log files What to do when an HTC Vive breaks before you even use it Space Pirate Trainer Control (the game) The Outer Worlds The Football Manager series of games Game Maker Studio Raku is what Perl 6 ended up becoming The “leftpad incident” What is the Commonwealth Chris uses WonderVPN for all his adult-content watching needs Ed is still making music over at Dead Agent We argued about radio royalties The well-off-but-not-elite people of Ontario often lust after properties in Cottage country Microconf is a conference for small business owners who don’t intend on taking VC money

    Episode 98: No Hair, Don't Care

    Episode 98: No Hair, Don't Care

    This was recorded way too long ago. We even lost the episode notes that had been so carefully curated. What do you want from us?!? BLINK TWICE IF YOU WANT MORE EPISODES. Do these things! Buy stickers at devhell.info/shop Follow us on Twitter here Rate us on iTunes here Listen Download now (MP3) Links and Notes Check out Ed’s musical project Dead Agent Check out Chris' latest book “The Grumpy Programmer’s Guide To Testing PHP Applications”

    Episode 97: Hot For Teacher

    Episode 97: Hot For Teacher

    As we slouch along towards episode 100, we do something we normally don’t do and have a guest on to try and sell a book they’ve written. This time out we spoke with Dane Hillard, who is in the process of finishing a book about Python programming for folks who are new to programming. Dane shared his experiences writing the book and why he feels there is a gap in help out there for folks who are looking to add programming to their problem-solving toolkit. Do these things! Buy stickers at devhell.info/shop Follow us on Twitter here Rate us on iTunes here Listen Download now (MP3) Links and Notes You can find “Code Like A Pro” at Manning books You can use the promo code poddevhell19 to get 40% the book (and maybe others?) Dane used ASCIIDOC to format the book You can find Dane on The Twitters at @easyaspython Chris talks about how he is learning about CQRS and Event Sourcing

    Episode 96: Chimps and Snakes and Boots

    Episode 96: Chimps and Snakes and Boots

    Ed and Chris started talking to each other again over a series of tubes, with the end result being another episode of the podcast. This time around we discussed some weirdness we had been noticing with our episode announcement mailing list, TIOBE and popularity contests, building things for our hobbies, and the never-ending street fight of complexity vs. churn. Do these things! Buy stickers at devhell.info/shop Follow us on Twitter here Rate us on iTunes here Listen Download now (MP3) Links and Notes The TIOBE Index Chris’s and Ed'spreferred IDE for doing Python work, PyCharm The Rust programming language The Go programming language The concept of duck typing Bootstrap-Vue component and grid system Chris' site for his Magic the Gathering EDH league

    Episode 95: That Took Longer Than We Expected

    Episode 95: That Took Longer Than We Expected

    It did, in fact, take longer than six months. This was recorded on June 20, 2018. Still here. Check out our sponsors WonderNetwork, OSMI, and Grumpy Learning Buy stickers at devhell.info/shop Follow us on Twitter here Rate us on iTunes here Listen Download now (MP3)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

chance2002 ,

Listen to their words

Pretty awesome.

ScottMattocks ,

Better than good

These guys make a simple conversation both entertaining and educational. I listen to every episode.

Jason Grimes ,

Refreshingly... frank.

I love this podcast. Chris and Ed are smart, experienced developers with funny no-BS personalities. They have a great schtick and a sardonic perspective that's refreshing in a community as nice as PHP. Avoid like the plague if you are easily offended.

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