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We're back with another installment as we challenge ourselves to compare how we'd each spend $2,500 on developer gear as Allen waxes on about the loudest quiet keyboard, Joe teaches us how cheese is made, and Michael puts some neon on his computer.
Joe learns of our harebrained idea, Michael learns of Eisenhower’s matrix, and Allen explains polyfills as we begin our dive into Uncle Bob’s latest book, Clean Architecture. Prefer to read these […]
It's all about telemetry and feedback as we continue learning from The DevOps Handbook, while Joe knows his versions, Michael might have gone crazy if he didn't find it, and Allen has more than enough muscles.
Our journey into the world of DevOps continues with The DevOps Handbook as Michael doesn't take enough tangents, Joe regrets automating the build, err, wait never regrets (sorry), and ducks really like Allen.
We begin our journey into the repeatable world of DevOps by taking cues from The DevOps Handbook, while Allen loves all things propane, Joe debuts his "singing" career with his new music video, and Michael did a very bad, awful thing.
We gather around the water cooler to celebrate our 100th episode with our friend John Stone for some random developer discussions as Michael goes off script, Joe needs his techno while coding, and Allen sings some sweet sounds.
We learn all about JAMstack in real-time as Michael lowers the bar with new jokes, Allen submits a pull request, and Joe still owes us a tattoo.
We dig into heaps and tries as Allen gives us an up to date movie review while Joe and Michael compare how the bands measure up.
This is a special episode recorded at Microsoft Ignite 2018 where John Callaway from The 6 Figure Developer Podcast joins Allen Underwood to talk about Azure Functions and CosmosDB. Find out what they are and why you might want to try them out for yourself.
We continue our dive into how to learn things while Michael's voice sounds an awful lot like Joe's, Joe says it's a square, and Allen says it's a triangle ... oh, and Google Feud is back!
We have some fun with our names, get ahead of ourselves during Survey Says, and vet Michael's tip on-air as we take a deep dive into comparing some popular Git workflows and when should we use which.
We wrap up our conversation on complexity and play some more over/under as Allen thinks learning is backwards, Michael doesn't write clean code, and Joe brings his dog to the discussion.
We continue our dive into Rob Conery's The Imposter's Handbook as Allen is Allen, Joe is Michael, Michael is Joe.
It's time for more cowbell as we have a special guest in the studio, Will Madison (@IAmWillMadison), join us as Allen finally gets tripped up trying to pronounce a name, Joe teaches us the value of practice, and Michael evacuates in a rainbow colored straight line.
Michael forgets what his favorite part of the show is, Joe makes us wait to learn what his favorite part is, and Allen pronounces it "pair-a-dig-'ems" as we continue our deep dive into Uncle Bob's latest book: Clean Architecture.
This week we’re following up on our episode about talking about Creational Design Patterns a few of our favorite behavioral patterns: Template. Strategy, and Null Object. Also, pumpkin spice lattes, […]
This week we’re tackling the first section of seminal Design Patterns book: Creational Patterns. We discuss factories of factories, “bullet hell” games, pathological liars, and Allen’s lack of voice. Big thanks to @rajsotweet for calling us out and getting us motivated to record! Points of Interest .NET Framework 4.5.2 is out! ASP vNext Awesome stats […]
This week we’re taking pot shots from the peanut gallery! We talk about new features in C# 6. What we like, what we love…and binary literals. We also struggle to define Roslyn and BONUS! poetry reading from Michael Outlaw! Points of Interest Build Keynote in 7 minutes – via @patrikdahlen Allen owes the world a […]
It's been a minute since we last gathered around the water cooler, as Allen starts an impression contest, Joe wins said contest, and Michael earned a participation award.
We dig into all things Python, which Allen thinks is pretty good, and it's rise in popularity, while Michael and Joe go toe-to-toe over a gripe, ahem, feature.
We step back to reflect on what we learned from our first game jam, while Joe's bathroom is too close and Allen taught Michael something (again).
We discuss all things open-source, leaving Michael and Joe to hold down the fort while Allen is away, while Joe's impersonations are spot on and Michael is on a first name basis, assuming he can pronounce it.
We start off the year discussing our favorite developer tools of 2020, as Joe starts his traditions early, Allen is sly about his résumé updates, and Michael lives to stream.
It's the end of 2020. We're all tired. So we phone it in for the last episode of the year as we discuss the State of the Octoverse, while Michael prepared for the wrong show (again), Allen forgot to pay his ISP bill and Joe's game finished downloading.
We discuss the things we’re excited about for 2021 as Michael prepared for a different show, Joe can’t stop looking at himself, and Allen gets paid by the tip of the week. For those that aren’t in the know, these show notes can be found at Stop by and join the conversation. Sponsors Command Line Heroes – A podcast that tells the epic true tales of developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels who are revolutionizing the technology – Learn in-demand tech skills with hands-on courses using live developer environments. Visit to get an additional 10% off an Educative Unlimited annual subscription.xMatters – Sign up today to learn how to take control of your incident management workflow and get a free xMatters t-shirt. Survey Says Anonymous VoteSign in with WordpressWhat are the least amount of bits (or smallest data type) your annual salary, in whole dollars, could fit in?1 bit (boolean): Wait, you can make _money_ with this coding stuff?8 bits (byte): I made a webpage for a friend one time.16 bits (short): I'm an intern, or at least I get paid like one.16 bits (unsigned short): I'm just getting started in my career.17 bits: I like my company.18 bits: My company likes me.19 bits: My company _really, really_ likes me.20+ bits: I _run_ my company.Some Qubits: My salary is in a state of flux.String: Because I only get paid in thank you messages.Negative numbers: Who needs to pay you for having fun? I pay for everything I use to write my open source project!Memory addresses: Because buffer overflow attacks are how hackers like me make News We really appreciate the new reviews.iTunes: 8BitToaster, NotResp, masterullWe’re hosting a game jam January 21 – 24, 2021 – let’s make games!Follow all of our upcoming events! (/events) Who’s Excited about What JoeInteractive online/streaming eventsDevOps and SRE technologiesPythonGame developmentAllen.NET 5DevOps technologiesKubernetesGame JamsBig DataVideo content creationPresentationsIoTMachine LearningMichaelKubernetes all the thingsKotlin Resources We Like 15 Kubernetes Tools For Deployment, Monitoring, Security, & More ( Training and Certification (’re sad to see you go, Azure Notebooks ( least they list some alternatives.Announcing .NET 5.0 ( Must Buys img { float: right; } img { float: left; } td:last-child { text-align: right; } Price Description $17.99 Kasa Smart HS220 Dimmer Switch by TP-Link (Amazon, Best Buy) $17.46 Real-World Machine Learning (Amazon) Tip of the Week Manning Publications has a lot of their books available in audio form on Audible.Top 9 companies that are hiring software engineers to work remotely ( – A terminal emulator for macOS that does amazing things. ( CMD+SHIFT+. to edit the command being pasted before running it.Some helpful tips for the holiday season:Capital One Shopping: Save in seconds (chrome web store)Automatically find and apply coupon codes with Honey. (chrome web store)Use PayPal Key as a virtual credit card to use your PayPal account anywhere credit cards are accepted. (PayPal)Use Privacy to create single or limited use credit cards ( forward services from your Kubernetes cluster for external access to debug and test, like kubectl port-forward svc/svc-name 7000:8000.Use Port Forwarding to Access Applications in a Cluster (
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Podcast Details

Created by
Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw, Joe Zack
Podcast Status
Sep 9th, 2013
Latest Episode
Mar 1st, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours
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