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Code && Beyond

Code && Beyond

By Alexander Sulim and Pablo Vicente
Code && Beyond is a weekly podcast with Pablo and Alex, two software engineers with more than 35 years of professional experience combined. We talk about creativity, productivity, problem solving, tools, culture, and anything beyond, but still related to the daily life of a software developer.
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Experiments
This episode is all about the topic of experimentation and exploration. Who doesn't like to try a new database technology, play with a new framework, or write "Hello, world" in a new programming language? It's always exciting to play with new shiny things. But how to keep everything under control and get better results in the end? Alex and Pablo talk about their personal experience and share some tips and tricks on how to get even more from experiments and hack projects. Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com or leave a voice message on Anchor. --- Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.
22:15
July 25, 2021
Technical interviews
In this episode, Pablo and Alex touch on the topic of technical interviews. They share personal experiences and opinions on different aspects of conducting an interview and being interviewed. Code challenges! When and why they might be helpful. What's the true purpose of a code challenge? Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com or leave a voice message on Anchor. --- Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.
27:12
July 19, 2021
Failures, successes, and learned lessons
In this episode, Alex and Pablo talk about epic failures, life-changing successes, and lessons derived from them. Four very different real-life stories. Notes: - PlantUML is an open-source tool allowing users to create diagrams from a plain text language. - Insomnia - the collaborative API client. Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com or leave a voice message on Anchor. --- Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.
21:05
July 11, 2021
The API Design-First philosophy
This time Pablo and Alex touch on the topic of the HTTP API design. They share a couple of stories from personal experience and explain what The API Design-First approach is and when it might make sense to follow it. Notes: - Stoplight: develop quality APIs with collaborative API-first design. - marginalia Ruby gem: attach comments to your ActiveRecord queries. - OpenAPI defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection. - AsyncAPI: open source tools to easily build and maintain your event-driven architecture. - OpenRPC: design and document APIs using JSON-RPC 2.0 and open source tools. - Monodraw: powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac. Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com or leave a voice message on Anchor. --- Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.
23:19
July 4, 2021
Productivity methods and hacks
Productivity is one of the evergreen topics. But what does it even mean to be productive? How to tame procrastination? Does that make sense to worry about that at all? In this episode, Pablo and Alex explore these and other questions, share their personal stories of becoming more productive at work and in their personal life. Notes: - Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top ofa local folder of plain text Markdown files. - gron transforms JSON into discrete assignments to make it easier to grep for what you want. - Luca (film) - asdf is a CLI tool that can manage multiple language runtime versions on a per-project basis. - Slides in your terminal. Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com or leave a voice message on Anchor. --- Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.
31:05
June 27, 2021
Vim for life?
Vim is a text editor. It's the same for everyone, and yet everyone has a different story with it. In this episode Pablo and Alex share their vim-stories, explain why and what they like about the editor, what they wish to see as improvements, and more. Notes: - Hanami is a modern web framework for Ruby. - dry-rb is a collection of next-generation Ruby libraries. - Tim Pope on GitHub. - NeoVim - hyperextensible Vim-based text editor. - Devbook is a search engine for developers that helps them to find the resources they need and answer their questions faster. Have any feedback? Send us an email at codeandbeyond@protonmail.com or leave a voice message on Anchor. --- Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.
44:29
June 20, 2021
Heroes and mentors
In the very first episode, Pablo and Alex talk about inspirational people and those who guide professional development. It's is about heroes, mentors, life influencers, and role models. Notes: - Sandi Metz is an American software engineer and author. She is the author of Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby. - Robert Cecil Martin, colloquially called "Uncle Bob", is an American software engineer, instructor, and best-selling author. - Adam Savage is an American special effects designer and fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality and producer, known as the former co-host of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction. - Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It. "In this New York Times bestselling “imperative how-to for creativity” (Nick Offerman), Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality." GoodReads - Laura Kampf is a self-employed artist, designer, maker and creator who showcases her craftsmanship and DIY abilities on a self-titled YouTube channel. --- Music by Asepirawan20 from Pixabay.
40:21
June 13, 2021