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Welcome to The Rabbit Hole, the definitive developers podcast. If you are a software developer or technology leader looking to stay on top of the latest news in the software development world, or just want to learn actionable tactics to improve your day-to-day job performance, this podcast is for you.

The Rabbit Hole: The Definitive Developer's Podcast Stride NYC

    • Technology
    • 4.9, 40 Ratings

Welcome to The Rabbit Hole, the definitive developers podcast. If you are a software developer or technology leader looking to stay on top of the latest news in the software development world, or just want to learn actionable tactics to improve your day-to-day job performance, this podcast is for you.

    156. Surviving Remote Work - Pandemic Edition

    156. Surviving Remote Work - Pandemic Edition

    We have spoken about working remotely before, but working remotely during a crisis is a very different reality, so today, we share our thoughts on working from home during this pandemic. We kick off the show by finding out more about William’s quarantine in South Korea, why he’s there, and what the experience has been like for him.

    • 30 min
    155. "I don't know anything" -- It's OK to not know, It's what you do after you know you don't know

    155. "I don't know anything" -- It's OK to not know, It's what you do after you know you don't know

    Admitting that you don’t know something can often be a bitter pill to swallow. Rather than beating yourself up about it, why not see it as an opportunity to learn something new? So rather than saying, “I don’t know,” choose to say, “I don’t know YET.” This way you can remain open to delving deeper into a subject, no matter how experienced you are.

    • 21 min
    154. Releasing software in Big Bang Fashion -- what to avoid...

    154. Releasing software in Big Bang Fashion -- what to avoid...

    When it comes to making changes and updates to software, there is one of two options: either you make incremental changes or you roll out a large update in a big bang fashion. But we’re not talking about life-or-death software like pacemakers or massive impact ones related to rocket launches—of course, those need to be treated with extra care and come with a host of regulations! We’re talking about your everyday applications like Slack, for example. Companies like Facebook have made the mistake of suddenly making big changes to their platforms, creating a sink or swim experience for users, which, as you well know, they raged at. It’s is in our human nature to resist change, so how does a software engineer go about implementing much-needed updates without offending the heck out of users? In this episode, we unpack the advantages and disadvantages of doing big bang rollouts versus smaller, systematic changes that people hardly notice, pointing out the considerations for each approach and giving you pointers for getting it right. 

    • 27 min
    REMIX - Comparing Programming Languages with Sandi Metz

    REMIX - Comparing Programming Languages with Sandi Metz

    We are very excited to welcome the amazing and wonderful Sandi Metz as our guest on this episode of The Rabbit Hole! We are going to be talking to Sandi about her book 99 Bottles of OOP and the new edition that is currently in the works. This new edition will take the ideas that Sandi had written about for Ruby and expand them to other programming languages. Thus our conversation takes the form of comparing the differences, strengths and weaknesses of the languages in question.

    • 30 min
    153. Google Design Sprint and You - Part 2

    153. Google Design Sprint and You - Part 2

    It’s Tuesday morning at the Google Design Sprint. We all have our Crocs, our snacks, and our playlists... For part two of our series on the Google Design Sprint, we had Kirsten Nordine and Stephen Meriwether join us again to share all their experiences about day two, three and four!  We discuss how all the participants were introduced to each other's ideas on Tuesday morning using Post-it Notes and a dot voting process. From there we get into the way the winning idea was chosen and then fleshed out using a storyboarding process.

    • 25 min
    152. Google Design Sprint and you - Part 1

    152. Google Design Sprint and you - Part 1

    If you’re like us, and just hearing the word ‘sprint’ is enough to break you out into a cold sweat, you’re not alone. Luckily today, we’re not talking about a physical sprint. Instead, we're unpacking the Google Design Sprint, which sounds about as energy-consuming as a running sprint, only more exciting and less painful.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable!

If you code, work in technology or have any desire to learn what it’s like to build software on a daily basis - this is a must-listen podcast for you! The hosts do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to building elegant software. It's fun, easy to dive into and every episode gives you a chance to learn something new. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to The Rabbit Hole!

Erics2783 ,

Great Content, Easily Digestible

I love the variance in content. I rarely know exactly what I want to learn about when I listen to podcasts and this show makes the decision for me. It’s not JUST development or JUST agile or JUST management. I always learn something, even when it’s a topic I am already familiar with. Also, the length of the episodes is just right. The only suggestion I would make is to bring in more guests from outside of your company. Thanks guys!

edgenard ,

Good talk

The discussions are interesting and I always learn something new.

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