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Episode 2 - Should We Keep Doing This

October 15, 2021

Now we know how little we know about what we’re doing. Mark asks Tim about his ‘origin’ story - at least how he started programming, and they delve a bit into programming interviews, the state of teaching software development in higher education, and of course if they should keep doing this.


0:00:00 - Fiverr Inflation
0:01:30 - How Far We’ve Come
0:02:52 - What Should We Talk About (Comment Below)
0:03:58 - Mark’s Twitter Bio
0:04:58 - Expired Domain Name
0:05:25 - Trying To Record a Conference Talk
0:13:38 - Tim’s Origin Story
0:15:49 - First Computer
0:16:49 - Ye Olde Computer Show
0:17:44 - Tinkering with QBasic
0:18:15 - TRS-80
0:18:38 - Visual Basic
0:19:04 - ‘Screen Savers’
0:19:29 - First ‘Real’ Application
0:20:02 - Hacking Your School
0:20:18 - Platforms Now
0:21:15 - How Old are these Guys?
0:22:13 - Josh Miller (And Anthony, And Wayne)
0:22:52 - Changing Perspective on Technology
0:25:21 - How Long Have We Been Programming?
0:26:22 - Connecting at 56k
0:27:12 - First Web Hosting
0:28:03 - Mark’s Sound Boards
0:28:50 - Turbo Pascal
0:29:16 - Writing in Assembly (What a Roller Coaster)
0:31:06 - Should Go To College Now
0:31:45 - Teaching Software Development
0:34:45 - Theoretical Meets Practical
0:36:23 - Relearning Calculus
0:37:05 - Good Developers can Google
0:38:27 - It’s About Problem Solving
0:39:18 - Interview Tests / Exercises
0:40:38 - Contracting Pro Tip
0:42:25 - Interviewing Myself
0:43:04 - Free Work: The ‘Take Home Assignment’
0:45:00 - The Whiteboard Interview
0:46:56 - Perhaps a Better Interview Technique?
0:48:16 - Code Reviews
0:49:24 - Growing a Team Through Peer Review
0:49:47 - Should We Do Code Reviews in this Podcast?
0:50:49 - Understanding the Full Stack
0:52:51 - Actual MVC
0:54:36 - Teaching The Full Stack
0:56:10 - Understanding Each Other
0:57:24 - Out of Time (Podcast Feed Coming)
0:58:04 - Static Sites
0:59:08 - Podcast 2.0 Namespaces
1:01:19 - IDE Nonsense

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