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How to ship software, from the front lines. We talk with software developers about their craft, developer tools, developer productivity and what makes software development awesome. Hosted by your friends at Rocket Insights. AKA shipit.io

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How to ship software, from the front lines. We talk with software developers about their craft, developer tools, developer productivity and what makes software development awesome. Hosted by your friends at Rocket Insights. AKA shipit.io

    Episode 5: Your friend wants to code.

    Episode 5: Your friend wants to code.

    Happy new year! In Episode 5, host Brandon Aaskov, Rocket Insights founder Jesse Streb and Rocket software developers Dave Oelfke, Richard Pressler and Ryan Serewicz discuss how to help people who are interested in software development figure out if it might be a good fit for them. Along the way, they dive into the topic of coding bootcamps as well as discuss their own beginnings with software development.

    • 34 min
    Episode 4: You are not Facebook.

    Episode 4: You are not Facebook.

    In episode 4, host Brandon Aaskov (Principal Software Developer, Rocket Insights) talks with Rocket Insights developers Matt DiDomenico, Matt Merrill, Dave Oelfke and Ian Pirro about over engineering systems.  We dive into anticipating problems that might not exist, the temptation to impress other engineers and missing the mark with end users.As always, we end with picks for you to follow up on!Topics:0:00 - Intros and YAGNI.2:00 - Don't optimize ... yet.3:00 - Being afraid of code judgement.4:10 - Thoughts on Heroku.5:20 - Think about the end user instead of impressing other developers.8:50 - When should you start thinking about scale as a developer?  What's the line between Dev and DevOps in scaling?11:00 - The trough of disillusionment with new apps and component libraries.13:00 - Know your customer. If you don't, ask questions.15:20 - Perfect is the enemy of done.17:45 - On premature code reuse...21:10 - Be Lazy! / Number of git repos as a proxy for complexity.23:15 - Timelines are good and force you to ship and get feedback.25:00 - Silly things engineers do in the name of good code.26:50 - Picks:Dave - Goole Chrome plugin proposal and a huge digression into privacy and adsBrandon - Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley StartupMatt M. - The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American InnovationMatt D. - Zeit NowIan - Tab Soda

    • 33 min
    Episode 3: Redux and State Management

    Episode 3: Redux and State Management

    In episode 3, host Brandon Aaskov talks with Rocket Insights Software Developers Dave Oelfke and Ian Pirro about State Management on the UI.  They go deep on Redux, alternatives to Redux, and where these tools should and should not be used.  As always, we end with our picks (totally unrelated to State Management) for you to follow up on!

    • 45 min
    Episode 2: Phone Screens and Interview Homework

    Episode 2: Phone Screens and Interview Homework

    In episode 2, host Brandon Aaskov talks with Rocket Insights software developers Brian Manning, Jon Principe about the challenge of Developer phone screens and how we go about conducting them.  We then move on to discuss whether or not to use homework as part of the interview process.  As usual, we end with picks and then go into an extended discussion of Elixir and Phoenix!

    • 25 min
    Episode 1: What it means to be a backend developer.

    Episode 1: What it means to be a backend developer.

    In our first episode, host Brandon Aaskov (Principal Software Developer, Rocket Insights) and Matt Merrill (Principal Software Developer, Rocket Insights) pontificate on what it means to be a backend developer in 2019.  We delve into what "Full Stack" means, why you need to wait to scale, and a lot about interviewing!  

    • 35 min
    Welcome to Ship It!

    Welcome to Ship It!

    Welcome to Ship It! Hosted by Rocket Insights.  

    • 52 sec

Customer Reviews

theothermattm ,

Pragmatic advice from people who know their stuff

Subject matter is very practical, and so are the opinions. Refreshing to hear developers talk about things that matter and not just what’s hot. I want more ship it!

Hdjeksnn ,

Let's Shipit!

I've been looking for a great podcast to listen to regarding the tech industry and this one really hits home! While many podcasts often discuss in-depth code that only a select few will understand, this podcast does a great job of being personable and welcoming to all of its listeners. Shipit also provides great insight into the thoughts of those who are hiring and may even help job seekers in the pursuit of their next role. 5/5

BGRicker ,

Truly the best tech podcast ever

This is a fun and educational podcast, can't wait for more!

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