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We're Emma Bostian, Sidney Buckner, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel - four 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!

Check out our website!

Ladybug Podcast Emma Bostian, Sidney Buckner, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 148 Ratings

We're Emma Bostian, Sidney Buckner, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel - four 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!

Check out our website!

    All About Agile

    All About Agile

    The definition of Agile is the ability to create and respond to change. Ultimately dealing with and succeeding in an uncertain or turbulent environment. I think we can all say with confidence that in the world of software development, being agile and agreeable to change helps you learn faster, connect with others better, and makes coding more fun.

    Today we are talking about the agile framework of software developers, its significance in the workplace and the familiar steps an agile process takes to go from a project’s concept, to the physical minimum viable product.

    Show Notes

    [03:00] What is Agile?
    [04:43] Agile Software Development
    [15:44] Agile Manifesto For Agile Software Development
    [16:00] 4 values
    [19:33] 12 Principles
    [34:07] Benefits
    [35:45] Drawbacks
    [38:34] What is Scrum?
    [44:05] Careers in scrum
    [53:56] Shout-Outs

    Resources

    The agile Manifesto
    The Agile Subway Map
    Sprints
    Scrum Alliance Certifications
    SAFe Certifications

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    Getting Started with Java

    Getting Started with Java

    Java is a high-level, class-based, object-oriented programming language. It’s a general-purpose programming language designed to let app developers: write once, run anywhere. Today we’re diving into the world of Java.

    Show Notes

    [01:30] Our experiences working with Java
    [04:34] History of Java
    [07:45] Five goals of Java
    [13:06] Object oriented
    [14:00] Threaded language
    [15:35] Interpreted language
    [17:39] Terminology
    [22:04] Basic Syntax
    [23:33] Inheritance
    [26:51] Interfaces
    [28:00] Classes
    [29:56] Modifiers
    [31:30] Constructors
    [33:11] Enums
    [34:39] Basic Data Types
    [35:56] Overriding
    [42:51] Shoutouts

    Resources

    Learning Java
    Interpreter vs. Compiler
    Access Variables Oracle
    Angie Jones course on Test Automation U
    Angie Jones
    Jocelyn Harper
    Git Cute Podcast

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    How to Start a Company

    How to Start a Company

    Whether you’re looking to start your own side business or create a lifelong career, the process of starting a new business can be overwhelming. This week on the podcast we’re discussing how to start your own business. We’ll dig deep into setting you up for success from the beginning and then answer the most common questions I receive about building and scaling your business.

    Show Notes

    [02:00] What is our experience with running a business?
    [05:47] Business plan
    [13:58] Who are your customers?
    [18:03] Market opportunities
    [35:50] Boostrapping vs. raising capital
    [39:41] Do you need to incorporate?
    [40:54] Banking and Taxes
    [51:52] Health insurance (USA)
    [53:30] Understanding the bookkeeping process
    [55:32] Shownotes

    Resources

    Quantic
    CORe
    Clerky
    Stripe Atlas
    Inc. Article
    Polywork
    Freelancing episode
    Indie Hackers episode
    Mercury

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    Diving Deep on Databases

    Diving Deep on Databases

    If you have data for your application, you’ve probably used a database to store it. There are so many types of databases, NoSQL, SQL, graph, etc. Let's learn about their benefits and how to use them!

    Shownotes

    [02:08] What types of databases have we used?
    [03:43] SQL vs. NoSQL
    [15:52] How to model data
    [19:20] ORM, SDK, Queries
    [24:02] Horizontal vs. Vertical Scaling
    [27:21] How to choose
    [30:22] indexes
    [37:16] Sharding
    [46:44] Shoutouts

    Resources

    The DynamoDB Book
    Little Bobby Tables
    Ladybug Algorithms episode
    Ladybug System Design episode
    Hidden Valley Road
    Peloton app
    Your friend’s guide to entrepreneurship

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    How to Create Great Documentation

    How to Create Great Documentation

    It’s easy to overlook documentation when building an application, but documentation can make or break a consumer’s experience. Today we’re diving into the world of documentation to discuss what it takes to write good documentation, the ethics of documentation, and some popular tools you can use to get started.

    Show Notes

    [01:58] Why does a company or app need good documentation?
    [04:09] Who do we write documentation for?
    [06:01] What makes good documentation?
    [11:05] Ethics of documentation
    [32:47] The structure of your documentation
    [34:35] What types of documentation should I write?
    [40:22] Documentation tools
    [44:51] Shoutouts

    Resources

    Alex.js
    Carolyn’s talk
    Self Defined
    Hemingway
    Bookstack
    Storybook
    Writing Technical Documentation video
    Notion
    Nuclino
    Docusaurus
    Next.js
    Nuxt.js
    Gatsby
    Jekyll

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    Getting Started with TypeScript

    Getting Started with TypeScript

    TypeScript is an open-source programming language built on JavaScript that provides static type definitions. It has taken the front-end development community by storm over the past few years and today we’re going to give you a beginner-level rundown on the language.

    Show Notes

    [02:07] What is TypeScript?
    [06:46] What is our experience working with TypeScript?
    [08:35] Is TypeScript a replacement for JavaScript?
    [11:11] Advantages of TypeScript
    [13:09] Core Types
    [15:19] TypeScript Types
    [28:34] Union Types
    [30:29] Literal types
    [32:30] Aliases
    [35:40] Function Return Types
    [38:41] Unknown Type
    [39:23] Resources for learning TS
    [40:21] Shoutouts

    Resources

    Ladybug JS episode
    TypeScript in 50 lessons
    Crying in H Mart
    People we meet on vacation

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

Bill Gathen ,

Great stuff!

I just finished the first React episode, and loved the conversational style and a focus on the confusing parts in order to help your listeners instead of a cooks-tour of obscure features we’ll never need. Useful and enjoyable!

gkeramidas ,

Excellent podcast!

Thank you, I really enjoy listening to the episodes, and they are a fresh source of very interesting perspectives, intuitions, and inspiration for me.

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!!

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