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Learning Curve

Learning Curve

By Brittik & Aravind
Ease the curve as we share what we are learning. 📈
🎙 An informal conversation between UX Thinker and a JS Dev.
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Celebrating first paying customer for Stackblocks 🎉
Aravind starts his Indie developer journey by having his first paying customer for a SaaS he is building. Brittik and Aravind chat about the journey till here and beyond. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
16:21
April 29, 2022
Death of long podcasts
We no longer focus on the length of an episoide. We’ve also stopped planning for the structure. You ask why? It’s because all this takes away from the liveliness of the podcast.
04:38
April 22, 2022
Build it ≠ they will come!
In this episode we talk about some of @aravindballa’s highlights from @arvidkahl’s book, The Embedded Entrepreneur 📖 If you’re building an MVP, there’s a lot you can learn from Aravind’s experience of building the @StackblocksApp
17:13
April 15, 2022
The Pathless Path
In this episode we talk about some of @aravindballa highlights from @p_millerd’s book, The Pathless Path 📖 As someone already walking the pathless path, @brittikbasu shares his experiences of walking the pathless path himself and what it takes to find & embrace your freedom
22:23
April 08, 2022
Thoughts on Crypto in recent times 🪙
Brittik and Aravind talk about how crypto is doing in the current times and why that's the furure.
04:40
March 18, 2022
Relinquishing Control of Your Captain Seat💺
In this episode Brittik shares a personal story of relinquishing control which changed the trajectory of his life
11:16
March 11, 2022
Plan and Code or Code and plan 👨‍💻
Should you start off by writing some code or should you plan first? Listen to know what experience has taught us.
06:19
March 04, 2022
My discord got hacked! 😭
Aravind's discord account got hacked :( Learn how it all happened and how you can avoid making the same mistake
23:33
February 17, 2022
Stories of Burnout 🥵
Brittik and Aravind open up about their recent burnouts and how they dealt with, what they took away and what changes they made.
39:38
February 10, 2022
The dev scene in 2022
There's a shift that's almost here for developers. Coding is slowly moving to the cloud with GitHub Codespaces and Gitpod. Meta frameworks like SvelteKit and Remix will be coming out of beta in 2022 and deployment of code is getting easier with services like fly.io and railway.app. The heavyweights like AWS still dominate and are the de facto choice for enterprises and for those prefer avoiding the magic of SAAS and stay as close to the metal as possible. In this episode we share our excitement on where the dev scene is headed. Tune in to our very first episode of 2022! 
32:48
February 03, 2022
Cloudflare Workers are awesome ☁️
Brittik and Aravind talk about what they've built with workers and tell you how awesome they are. They also talk about how Codepen makes use of Cloudflare workers at scale. Overview What they have built Behind the scenes of a worker (v8 isolates) Deno deploy Cloudflare Pages Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
18:44
October 12, 2021
Database Choices for Developers
In this episode we talk about all the different database options we've considered for our projects. This includes, mongoDB, sqlite, postgreSQL, redis, faunaDB, firebase, supabase, as well as ORMs like prisma and do-it-alls like notion.
30:42
September 14, 2021
Takeaways from the book - Show Your Work! 📖
In this episode, Aravind and Brittik talk about what they learnt from the book Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon. Everyone should read this book (at least once). Book: https://austinkleon.com/show-your-work/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/Show-Your-Work-Austin-Kleon/dp/076117897X Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
42:05
August 31, 2021
Our Git workflows ✨
Listen to Aravind and Brittik talk about how their Git workflows look after correcting their mistakes. And there is a bonus takeaway at the end of the episode. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
30:33
June 01, 2021
Art on blockchain? 🌄
What do NFTs mean? Brittik explains Aravind how blockchain is for creatives as well. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
11:11
April 20, 2021
Start Your Podcast - What mics we use, what our setup looks like?
In this episode we talk about our trusty Samson Q2U mic which we use for podcasting as well as about all the other gear we use to record a podcast. Our setup is simple, so we believe that even you can start your own podcast.
26:27
April 06, 2021
Tools for writing ft. iA Writer × Processes & automation × Reading newsletters
Brittik and Aravind get together to talk about Aravind's recent purchase  iA writer and how they consume/read newsletters. Brittik also shares a tip he uses to make his girlfriend happy ;) Links iA Writer Mailbrew Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
18:36
March 30, 2021
Future of voice ft. Rajath 🗣
In this episode, Aravind joins Rajath to talk about issues with processing audio, what technology is doing to process and analyze voice and the future of it. https://symbl.ai/ https://www.descript.com/overdub Hosts Aravind Balla Guest: Rajath Learning Curve Podcast
29:54
March 23, 2021
Talking Typescript
Typescript makes us better developers. In this episode we talk about our first impression of typescript.
10:37
December 29, 2020
iOS Shortcuts we use 📱
iOS Shortcuts is a game changer. Listen to the episode to know how Shortcuts make us productive and do certain tasks with ease. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
21:08
November 23, 2020
Let's talk Next JS 🚀
In this episode, we talk about our first impressions on NextJS. Do we not like Gatsby anymore? Listen and find out. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
19:43
November 14, 2020
Building a brand on Twitter 😉
Listen to Brittik and Aravind talk about what they use Twitter for, tips and tricks and how to build brands on Twitter. (And there is a secret after party later in this video) Youtube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym7R-pRaDjQ Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
35:05
September 03, 2020
What did we automate using Puppeteer 🤖
Puppeteer is this cool headless chrome library that lets you do things on a browser with code. Listen to Brittik and Aravind for all the cool hacky stuff they did using this library. https://pptr.dev/ - Puppeteer Homepage Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
24:52
August 13, 2020
Writing for clarity & focus ✍️🤔
In this episode, Brittik and Aravind talk about their writing practices, like Morning pages and journaling, how they take notes, what they do with Twitter and also how Brittik writes songs. This is fully packed with tips to get started. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
41:25
July 17, 2020
Organizing 2nd Brains 🧠
We discuss our processes, apps we use and tell techniques to help you organise your second brain. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
27:15
June 25, 2020
Why we love iPads 📱
Brittik has been using an iPad from 8 years! And Aravind started using one after he saw Brittik with it. But why? Listen to Brittik and Aravind talk about iPads and the future of computing they wish. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
48:24
May 28, 2020
Why you need a second brain? 🧠
Did you know that you could have a second brain? Listen to Brittik and Aravind as they talk about their second brains, how they built it and how it has helped them. They also talk about lots of ideas around second brains.  Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
25:01
May 16, 2020
Beginning Javascript 🧗‍♀️
How did you get started with Javascript? This is the question Brittik and Aravind answer in this episode along with fun stories and few resources for getting started with JS. Resources Codecademy Tree house Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
30:01
April 27, 2020
Facing Your Fears 😨
We challenged ourselves to face our fears and anxieties. We share with you how the challenge went and how you too can successfully face your fears and anxieties one step at a time. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
24:42
April 09, 2020
Practical Remote Working Tips 👨🏾‍💻🏡👩🏾‍💻
Having worked remote for a long time, Aravind and Brittik share their best and most practical advice to help you be productive while working from home. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
46:48
March 25, 2020
Corona virus - everything we know 🦠
We discuss the precautions, facts we know and some myths that are going around in this pandemic. Please stay safe. Resources Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu What Is Coronavirus? Will warming spring temperatures slow the coronavirus outbreak? Coronavirus at a Glance: Infographic Here's what coronavirus does to the body Coronavirus at a Glance: Infographic Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
30:16
March 14, 2020
Making a portfolio doesn’t have to be difficult 💼
Do you think it's difficult? Not at all. We talk about how to make one, what to include and many more things.  Resources  Dribbble & Behance Webflow Gatsby Netlify Wordpress Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
21:23
March 02, 2020
Tools we use 🛠
Tools make our lives easier. We share with you our favourite tools that are loved by today’s developers and designers. Resources The tools we talk about - Lulu Firewall Notion Streaks Zoho Notebook Self Control Alfred and its powerpack Cloudinary Netlify Anchor Logic Pro X (or Garage Band) Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve
53:08
February 10, 2020
Wordpress vs. Static site Generators 📑
Do you prefer Wordpress over static site generators like Gatsby? Or is it the other way round? Listen and find out what Brittik and Aravind prefer and why? They talk about what to use when. Resourses https://wordpress.com/ https://www.gatsbyjs.org/ https://blocks-ui.com/ https://twitter.com/learningcurvpod https://twitter.com/brittikbasu https://twitter.com/aravindballa
28:08
January 28, 2020
Things we learnt doing client work ☕️
Brittik and Aravind have done quite some client work. While Aravind is on a full time job, Brittik is full time into client work. Listen to them as they share experiences and learnings which came along the way. Brittik's Twitter Aravind's Twitter Learning Curve Home Learning Curve's Twitter
23:20
January 21, 2020
Tailwind ~ A utility-first CSS framework
This is about our love for Tailwind CSS. We list down 10 things we love about it, and why it will be useful for you too. Resources https://tailwindcss.com Source for Learning Curve website Death in Custody Website  https://learningcurve.dev  https://twitter.com/learningcurvpod  Hosts  Aravind Balla Brittik Basu
19:07
January 13, 2020
JS Workers 🏗 (Web Workers, Service Workers & Node Worker Threads)
In this episode Aravind introduces you to the different workers available to us in JS. Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
23:02
December 23, 2019
How to think like a UX Designer? 🤔
Brittik gets a call from potential recruiter. Later, we talk about what UX Design is and what it’s not. As well as we discuss what UX Thinking is and how to go about it step by step. What does a UX designer do and how is it different from UI dev role? What will be the deliverables? What do you need to get started? Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
32:43
December 16, 2019
How to get a job 💼
Join the conversation of Brittik and Aravind as they share how they got their jobs. Brittik dropped out of college before he got his first job and Aravind has a remote job now.  Resources https://beginnerjavascript.com https://twitter.com/levelsio https://aravindballa.com/writings/position-yourself-for-remote-work/ http://remoteindian.slack.com Hosts Aravind Balla Brittik Basu Learning Curve Podcast
45:09
December 09, 2019