52 episodes

We're Emma Bostian, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel - three seasoned software developers working in different sectors. Since there's a major lack of technical podcasts out there, we've decided to start one. Just kidding -- there's already a ton! But, we wanted to add our voices to the space and share our experiences and advice. We'll have great discussions around how to start coding, the hot technologies right now, how to get your first developer job, and more!

Ladybug Podcast Emma Bostian, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 127 Ratings

We're Emma Bostian, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel - three seasoned software developers working in different sectors. Since there's a major lack of technical podcasts out there, we've decided to start one. Just kidding -- there's already a ton! But, we wanted to add our voices to the space and share our experiences and advice. We'll have great discussions around how to start coding, the hot technologies right now, how to get your first developer job, and more!

    Get A Start With HTML

    Get A Start With HTML

    Today we’re talking about everyone’s favorite programming language: HTML! Hypertext Markup Language is the structure of a web page and while it’s not necessarily the hardest syntax to learn, it’s vital to your web applications.

    Show Notes

    01:20 What is HTML?
    06:44 How did we learn HTML?
    09:54 Elements
    12:10 Attributes
    21:59 Formatting
    27:17 Semantic elements
    33:04 Styles
    38:28 CORS
    44:57 Shoutouts

    Resources

    CSS episode
    CORS
    HTML & CSS Book
    Egghead

    Transcript
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    • 48 min
    The Traveling Dev: Move and Work Anywhere

    The Traveling Dev: Move and Work Anywhere

    Have you ever dreamed about selling everything you owned and moving across the world to begin a new life? In this episode we’re chatting with Rachel Nabors, an American abroad on the React Core team in London. We’ll chat about the pros and cons of moving abroad as well as the logistics. Let’s get started!

    Show Notes

    01:25 Our experiences moving
    06:44 Immigrant vs. Expat vs. Digital Nomad
    11:04 Pros of moving abroad
    35:21 Cons of moving abroad
    53:57 Logistics of moving abroad
    01:02:39 Questions to ask
    01:07:48 Shoutouts

    Resources

    Rachel's Twitter
    Animation at Work
    Lingoda
    Deepl.com
    Rosetta Stone
    DuoLingo
    Babbel
    The Culture Map
    Ali's Accountant
    LinkedIn
    XING

    Transcript
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    How the Internet Works

    How the Internet Works

    There’s a classic interview question: what happens when you type a URL into the browser? To answer this question, we need to explore how the internet works. In this episode, our first of season 4, we’ll dive into URLs, DNS, basic networking, and how the browser works.

    Show Notes

    02:08 Life updates!
    04:19 How much do we know about the internet?
    06:11 Servers
    12:08 DNS lookup
    19:04 Request/Response Cycle
    27:48 TCP/IP
    28:46 The browser
    33:13 Internet history
    36:09 Shoutouts

    Resources

    How the internet works
    Systems Design Episode
    Put vs. Post
    How the Browser Works

    Transcript
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    • 38 min
    Systems Design

    Systems Design

    Systems design interviews are becoming more and more prevalent and can indicate your ability to work with complex systems. Many engineers struggle with the systems design interviews as a result of their inexperience developing large-scale systems.

    Today we’ll teach you some of the foundational elements of systems design so you can nail your next interview.

    Show Notes

    01:30 What is systems design
    07:20 Key characteristics of a distributed system
    13:24 Load balancing
    17:48 Caching
    31:05 Data partitioning
    35:24 SQL vs. NoSQL
    46:50 How to learn systems design
    48:00 Shoutouts

    Resources

    Educative.io course
    Free Code Camp article
    Algo Expert Course
    Tobias VanSchneider
    Dev April Fools
    How Stack Overflow Caches

    Transcript
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    • 52 min
    Testing 101

    Testing 101

    Have you ever written code to add a new feature that ended up breaking an existing feature? Or, have you ever written code that works in one scenario but breaks in a bunch of others? I think we can all admit to this as developers!

    Well, this is where testing shines -- we write code to test our other code so we immediately get warned if our code breaks something else! OR doesn’t work in every scenario. In this episode, we’ll talk about a bunch of types of testing and why they’re helpful. Let’s dive in.

    Show Notes

    01:39 What is our experience with testing?
    05:12 What types of code do you write tests for normally?
    06:38 What different types of testing are there?
    14:26 Why is testing important?
    18:50 TDD vs adding tests after
    23:33 What types of tools can you use?

    Resources

    Angie Jones
    Test Automation University
    Kent C. Dodds
    Testing JavaScript
    Knowing what to test
    Types of Testing

    Transcript
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    • 33 min
    Mobile Development

    Mobile Development

    One niche in development that we have no experience with is building mobile apps. Luckily, today we have an expert to teach us all about it: Timirah James who is the founder of TechniGal LA and a developer evangelist.

    Show Notes

    02:00 - Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
    05:20 - What was your path to becoming a developer?
    18:00 - What’s your day-to-day like?
    21:00 - What technologies does an iOS dev work with?
    33:19 - How do you get your app accepted into the App Store?
    40:22 - What is the interview process like for an iOS developer?
    50:50 - Shoutouts

    Resources

    Timirah's Twitter
    TechniGal_LA
    Timirah's Website
    Timirah's LinkedIn
    Stanford free 101 mobile dev course
    React Native
    Flutter
    Dart
    Objective C
    Swift
    XCode
    Sublime Text
    Apple Developer Program
    Apple Design Guidelines
    The Courage To Be Disliked
    Web monetization API

    Transcript
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

kbutt92 ,

Awesome

I’m new to coding and came across the Ladybug Podcast. I enjoy listening to these women chat about various tech topics. I find them to be easy to listen to while also giving lots of valuable advice and resources. I will definitely be a continued listener!!

baquiano ,

Educational Show

The hosts are like the Spice Girls of web development, nice voices, in sync and entertaining. They are also experienced in web development technologies, so they provide a blanket description of what’s out there, for listeners to further research. Worth the listen if you are into software development.

Albireo-25 ,

Fun and informative

A women in tech type podcast with the primary experiences of the hosts being on front end development. While that's not my jam, I find it really interesting hearing them talk about it and navigate the programming world through that lense. As a student in a CS program these talks are geared towards my level from what I've heard so far which is useful. The game development episode is my favorite so far, I think bringing more women in different fields to talk about their jobs and experiences would be really cool. Emma's experience as a programmer in a non English speaking country is really interesting and an episode on that experience could be fun too, but I will admit I have the ulterior motive of wanting to move to Germany after I graduate so I might be an outlier on that episode wish.

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