Essential Developer Podcasts

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Jamie Taylor
Creation Date September 22nd, 2018
Updated Date Updated March 12th, 2019
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An opinionated list of podcasts that every developer should listen to - regardless of their chosen technology stack

Coding Blocks

Pragmatic talk about software design best practices: design patterns, software architecture, coding for performance, object oriented programming, database design and implementation, tips, tricks and a whole lot more. You'll be exposed to broad areas of information as well as deep dives into the guts of a programming language. Most topics discussed are relevant in any number of Object Oriented programming languages such as C#, Java, Ruby, PHP, etc.. All three of us are full stack web and database / software engineers so we discuss Javascript, HTML, SQL and a full spectrum of technologies and are open to any suggestions anyone might have for a topic. So please join us, subscribe, and invite your computer programming friends to come along for the ride.

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What sets the hosts of Coding Block apart from all of the other tech podcasts, is that they get together and tear a topic down to its barest bones, then build it back up again. All the while without dumbing it down or making it seem trivial. Coding Blocks started as a .NET focused podcast, but in recent years they've moved to technology agnostic episodes. They've had an entire series on the Clean Architecture, for example - and lets not forget the entire series on 12 factor app.
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Weekly Dev Tips

Weekly Dev Tips offers a variety of technical and career tips for software developers. Each tip is quick and to the point, describing a problem and one or more ways to solve that problem. I don't expect every tip to be useful to every developer, but I hope you'll find enough of them valuable to make listening worth your time. Hosted by experienced software architect, trainer, and entrepreneur Steve Smith, also known online as @ardalis. If you find these useful, you may also want to get a free software development tip delivered to your inbox every Wednesday from ardalis.com/tips.

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Steve "ardalis" Smith has over 20 years of development experience, and he manages to condense all of his knowledge on each topic down to a 10 minute (or less) episode. Although Steve's background is C# and ASP NET/ASP NET Core, his advice is universal because of the way he talks you through a given point
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All Things Git

The podcast about Git. Edward Thomson and Martin Woodward talk to the people who build Git, build tools for it and make their teams successful using it.

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Each and every one of us developers is going to need to use version control at some point in our careers, and most of us will use the number one source control system: git. And who better to talk you through each of git's ups and downs than Martin Woodward(who introduced Microsoft to git and helped move them to open source) and Edward Thompson (who actively maintains libgit2? These guys really know their stuff, and each episode covers only a tiny part of git itself. If you source control (and who doesn't?) you should listen to this show.
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DevSecOps Days

The DevSecOps Days Podcast is a recorded series of discussions with thought leaders and practitioners who are working on integrating automated security into every phase of the software development pipeline.

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This podcast is all about security, and we all should be listening to it. Seriously, can you tell me that your web apps are secure against SQLi (there are new apps every day which are vulnerable), XSS, mime type and other attacks? Then listen to this show. It's just that simple.
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The Hello World Podcast

Not just another technical podcast. Shawn Wildermuth brings you his "Hello World" podcast where we learn about how your favorite developers tell their story of how they got started writing software!

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Essentially, this podcast is a "who's who" of modern development. Each guest explains who they are, and what their developer story is - where they came from, how they got into tech, and how they got to where they are today. It's fascinating to listen to all of these disparate engineers explain their personal back story and realise that theirs isn't all that different to yours or mine.
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Hanselminutes - Fresh Talk and Tech for Developers

Hanselminutes is Fresh Air for Developers. A weekly commute-time podcast that promotes fresh technology and fresh voices.

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Scott Hanselman (yes, _that_ Scott Hanselman) presents short interviews with developers and technolgists for all over the world and technology space. Want to hear about something fresh and exciting that's happening in technology, as it's happening? Then you need to listen to this show.
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Complete Developer Podcast

Will and BJ first met in college and have been friends ever since. You can tell this through their dynamic conversations. Will bring a wide knowledge base to the conversation through his years of experience as a senior developer and aspiring software architect. Whereas BJ being a journeyman developer is learning as he works in the field. He shares those lessons and more each week. Because of their varied experiences topics range from the technical to the every day life of a software developer. Whether you are just starting out or in the twilight of your career you'll find something useful and informative on Complete Developer Podcast. There are plenty of podcasts out there focused on languages and coding. What we are doing with the Complete Developer Podcast is to also cover the other areas of life as a developer.

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Will and Beej present their collective knowledge and experience on all things in development. From the difficulties with learning new technologies to compassionate coding skills (sometimes called "soft skills") - they cover it all.
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The Cynical Developer is all about new technologies and programming frameworks, but it has a unique take on that old formula: "Why should I even care about this?" Each episode is an interview with an advocate for a technology, framework or language feature, and they explain what's so great about the thing that they are crazy about.
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MS Dev Show

THE podcast for Microsoft developers. Jason Young and Carl Schweitzer talk about the latest in developer news covering topics such as the Azure cloud, Windows, Visual Studio, and cross-platform development using the Microsoft platform.

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Wanna learn the inside scoop on new Microsoft technologies? Then this is the podcast for you. No other show covers fresher content in the Microsoft space.
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Linux Action News

Weekly Linux news and analysis by Chris and Joe. The show every week we hope you'll go to when you want to hear an informed discussion about what’s happening.

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From the brains behind Jupiter Broadcasting comes bite sized nuggets of OSS news. They don't just cover Linux stuff, either. Chris and Joe go into each news item with enough detail to cover the basics without missing anything out, and provide their own take too.
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Programming Throwdown

Programming Throwdown attempt to educate Computer Scientists and Software Engineers on a cavalcade of programming and tech topics. Every show will cover a new programming language, so listeners will be able to speak intelligently about any programming language.

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You want to learn all about a technology, programming language, or technique? Then PT is the podcast for you. Each episode is presented as a discussion between Patrick and Jason, with the pros and cons of each topic put out there for everyone to see.. or hear
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