Jonathan Cutrell

Developer Tea Episodes

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Mindful Job Search: Myths and Psychology of Interviewing
October 27th, 2021


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We continue talking about conducting a mindful job search in today's episode. The truth is, that next application you put in is probably not going to end in an accepted offer. Whether by your decision or theirs, most job applications go nowhere. In this episode we'll talk about how to deal with this reality, as well as some other myths of interviewing. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Square Try out Square’s CPOS APIs today for a chance to win $20k in the Build What’s POS-sible Hackathon. For more information and to register go to https://squ.re/cpos, and check out the Build What's POS-sible Hackathon here! 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Mindful Job Search: Is it really time for me to quit my job?
October 25th, 2021


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If you've ever felt bad about looking for a job, or you're wondering if now is the right time because a bunch of coworkers or friends are on the move, this episode is for you. We talk about approaching making a career change decision mindfully, and considering how it will affect your internal happiness. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0 Auth0 is here to solve your login problems, for good. Auth0 provides simple, secure, and adaptable login for applications and businesses, freeing you up to focus on the problems you are best suited to solve in your product. You can implement Auth0 in your application in as little as 5 minutes. Head over to auth0.com to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Can You Really Pick the Right Tool for Every Job?
October 20th, 2021


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Pick the right tool for the job. But who is picking? What tools can they choose from? And what is the actual job, anyway? This advice is important because it gives you a starting framework to answer some of the most important clarifying questions in any task of significance. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Compiler Compiler is a brand new podcast from RedHat where the hosts answer the most complicated questions about our work. Demystifying the tech industry, one question at a time! Find it wherever you download podcasts, or on the official website. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

A Statistical Case for Iteration Over Perfect Preparation
October 18th, 2021


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You are much more likely to succeed with iteration than you are with a perfect first attempt. This is purely a function of probability, and is even more supported by the idea of progressive improvement. When you can iterate, it is a better route to higher confidence of success than perfect preparation. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0 Auth0 is here to solve your login problems, for good. Auth0 provides simple, secure, and adaptable login for applications and businesses, freeing you up to focus on the problems you are best suited to solve in your product. You can implement Auth0 in your application in as little as 5 minutes. Head over to auth0.com to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Avoid Unnecessary Prediction
October 15th, 2021


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When you have to predict, you're likely to have error in your prediction. Sometimes that error is easily handled - other times, it can be catastrophic in effect. The next time you have the urge to predict into the future, ask yourself - what benefit do you gain from predicting this now? Can you avoid unnecessary prediction all together with a different route? 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Compiler Compiler is a brand new podcast from RedHat where the hosts answer the most complicated questions about our work. Demystifying the tech industry, one question at a time! Find it wherever you download podcasts, or on the official website. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Give Random a Chance
October 13th, 2021


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Random choice may actually be your best bet. At the very least, starting with random is a good exercise in self control, and will help reveal information more easily than intuitive guessing might. Give random a chance! 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0 Auth0 is here to solve your login problems, for good. Auth0 provides simple, secure, and adaptable login for applications and businesses, freeing you up to focus on the problems you are best suited to solve in your product. You can implement Auth0 in your application in as little as 5 minutes. Head over to auth0.com to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Two Illusions of Agreement
October 7th, 2021


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It's easy to believe that everyone you get along with agrees with you about anything and everything. The truth is harder to confront, but often, this illusion can cause problems - especially when you actually want diverse perspectives. In this episode, we talk about two types of illusion of agreement, and how you might combat them. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Compiler Compiler is a brand new podcast from RedHat where the hosts answer the most complicated questions about our work. Demystifying the tech industry, one question at a time! Find it wherever you download podcasts, or on the official website. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Limit Your Options By Limiting Your Obligations
October 4th, 2021


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The number of things you have to choose to do in a day is constantly being fought over. Your calendar, if it's like most calendars, has very little to do with how you want to spend your time. Limit your options. Focus on fewer things. Eliminate your obligations. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0 Auth0 is here to solve your login problems, for good. Auth0 provides simple, secure, and adaptable login for applications and businesses, freeing you up to focus on the problems you are best suited to solve in your product. You can implement Auth0 in your application in as little as 5 minutes. Head over to auth0.com to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Feature Exploitation
September 29th, 2021


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When we understand the features and boundaries of any object, we can do more with that object based on those constraints. This doesn't just apply to code - it applies to our lives in meaningful ways, and acts as a heuristic and a powerful model for thinking. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Compiler Compiler is a brand new podcast from RedHat where the hosts answer the most complicated questions about our work. Demystifying the tech industry, one question at a time! Find it wherever you download podcasts, or on the official website. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

How Averages Can Trick You and Obscure the Truth
September 27th, 2021


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Averages can trick you into thinking a generalized idea about a complex set of data. This kind of compression happens not only with averages but any other process that summarizes information. Ask yourself: What am I missing in this story? 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Retool Build internal tools, remarkably fast. Connect to anything w/ an API. Drag-and-drop React components. Write JS anywhere. Check them out over at https://retool.com/startups/devtea 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Dominik Zane, Founder of Around - Part Two
September 22nd, 2021


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In today's episode, I have a discussion about product development and counter-intuitive decisions Dom had to make along the way in making Around. This is part two of the interview - make sure you go back and listen to the first part as well! Note: The previous episode had a glitch in the audio, it is fixed as of September 26, 2021. Thanks for your patience! 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Compiler Compiler is a brand new podcast from RedHat where the hosts answer the most complicated questions about our work. Demystifying the tech industry, one question at a time! Find it wherever you download podcasts, or on the official website. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Dominik Zane, Founder of Around - Part One
September 20th, 2021


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In today's episode, I have a discussion about product development and counter-intuitive decisions Dom had to make along the way in making Around. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Retool Build internal tools, remarkably fast. Connect to anything w/ an API. Drag-and-drop React components. Write JS anywhere. Check them out over at https://retool.com/startups/devtea 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Inner and Outer Layers of Context
September 16th, 2021


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Context is critical, but what does that mean? What are the parts of context you should care about? In this episode, we talk specifically about temporal context, and how you can think about context in terms of "inner" and "outer" layers. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Compiler Compiler is a brand new podcast from RedHat where the hosts answer the most complicated questions about our work. Demystifying the tech industry, one question at a time! Find it wherever you download podcasts, or on the official website. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Finding the Good in the Negative - Ask, "what do I do about this?"
September 13th, 2021


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"What do I do about this?" This question is one that can trigger action, even in a moment of pain. When we make a clear decision about how we are going to react to our situation, we immediately change the narrative from "this is happening to me" to "this is what I'm choosing to do." This agency is critical to processing and managing difficult situations, and it will change how we relate to our experiences for the better. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Retool Build internal tools, remarkably fast. Connect to anything w/ an API. Drag-and-drop React components. Write JS anywhere. Check them out over at https://retool.com/startups/devtea 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Two Razors for More Efficient Decision-making
September 9th, 2021


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If you can make better decisions, every other effort you put forth will benefit. One common error made when making decisions is overtuning on perfection. In today's episode, we'll talk about two razors that help combat this tendency. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Compiler Compiler is a brand new podcast from RedHat where the hosts answer the most complicated questions about our work. Demystifying the tech industry, one question at a time! Find it wherever you download podcasts, or on the official website. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Use Your Expectations As a Tool
September 6th, 2021


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Expectations can cause pain, but they can also be useful. An expectation should be a hypothesis. Where we go wrong is when we mix our expectations with our hopes or fears. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Retool Build internal tools, remarkably fast. Connect to anything w/ an API. Drag-and-drop React components. Write JS anywhere. Check them out over at https://retool.com/startups/devtea 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Flexibility is a Resource to Gather When You Least Need It
September 2nd, 2021


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Flexibility is not something you conjure in a moment of need. It is something that is developed and gathered like a resource when you least require it. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Compiler Compiler is a brand new podcast from RedHat where the hosts answer the most complicated questions about our work. Demystifying the tech industry, one question at a time! Find it wherever you download podcasts, or on the official website. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Deconstructing Purpose
August 30th, 2021


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There is something almost pseudo-religious about talking about purpose that is easy to get hung up on, especially if you don’t consider yourself a particularly spiritual person. Purpose is often equated with some kind of externally designated path. We often think of purpose as something that is destined or otherwise set out before us. If you have been hesitant or afraid to explore your own purpose, I want you to take some time to explore why. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Retool Build internal tools, remarkably fast. Connect to anything w/ an API. Drag-and-drop React components. Write JS anywhere. Check them out over at https://retool.com/devtea 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. 📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Two Variations of Confirmation Bias
August 25th, 2021


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Our brain wants beliefs to stay the same. We don't want to change, and yet progress is dependent on change. That doesn't mean your beliefs are all wrong if you have had them for some amount of time. But confirmation of pre-existing beliefs can limit your growth and progress as an engineer and as a human being. Put your beliefs on trial. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

How You Shape Your World With Macro and Micro Stories
August 23rd, 2021


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We see the world through stories. We communicate about the world through stories. So, the stories we tell turn out to be incredibly important to the way we operate in the world. ✨ Sponsor:  Gun.io Ever wanted to strike out on your own, but felt the overwhelming impossibility of doing every job you never wanted? Accounting, marketing, sales... If you're like many developers, you just want to focus on building great products for clients. Gun.io is purpose built to handle this situation for you! Gun.io isn't just an automated lead generation platform. They are experts who know your name and skills, and pair you with client work you actually want.  Head over to Gun.io/tea to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Always Keep Your Tank Full
August 20th, 2021


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If you wait until your tank is empty, you've created an urgent situation you could have avoided. Keep your tank full, early and often.   This applies to almost everything in our lives, but so often we sacrifice a full tank for some marginal gain. This leads to a scarcity mentality and a lack of flexibility.   What can you do to fill your tank?

The Most Critical Career Mistake You Can Make
August 18th, 2021


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The most critical career mistake you can make isn't a secret. Are you in control? If you aren't driving your career, who is? What if the best thing you could do was nothing? Not indefinitely, of course - but often, we intervene in the world when the right choice is to do nothing. This is uncomfortable because it is unfamiliar, but might be the most critical change you can make in your thought process. ✨ Sponsor:  Around Thank you to Around for their support of Developer Tea! More people are working remotely than ever. And that means more video meetings than ever. But it doesn't have to be a drag with bad UX, fatiguing full-screen takeovers, and everything we hate about video meetings. Around is changing the game with a tool made specifically for remote teams to get work done together. Check out their awesome features (like AI camera framing, auto-filters, and much more) at Around.co! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Failure is an Opportunity for Responsibility
August 16th, 2021


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The romance of endless success is a broken picture of reality. Instead, focus on inviting failure and taking advantage of the opportunity it brings: the opportunity to take responsibility. ✨ Sponsor:  Gun.io Ever wanted to strike out on your own, but felt the overwhelming impossibility of doing every job you never wanted? Accounting, marketing, sales... If you're like many developers, you just want to focus on building great products for clients. Gun.io is purpose built to handle this situation for you! Gun.io isn't just an automated lead generation platform. They are experts who know your name and skills, and pair you with client work you actually want.  Head over to Gun.io/tea to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: What Are Your Ideals?
August 13th, 2021


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What are your ideals? For many people, ideals are fragile. The moment we see a hero fall, our own lives are immediately thrown into a state of confusion. Instead of having fragile ideals, we should explore the underlying motivations, and set ourselves up for dynamic ideals that don't break easily. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

4 Questions To Understand Your Long Term Career Trajectory
August 11th, 2021


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Great questions trigger thought and further questions. In this episode, I pose 4 questions (and a bit of homework) to help you get a handle on where your career is headed. Whether you are in a transition point, at the beginning of your career, or in a senior role, these questions can help point you down the pathway to better understanding and clarity for where you stand today. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Joel Beasley from Modern CTO, Part Two
August 9th, 2021


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Joel Beasley is the host of Modern CTO, a podcast with guests coming from IBM, Microsoft, Nasa, Reddit, and hundreds of others. Joel and I have wanted to have this discussion for a long time, and we finally found the right overlap to do it! You can learn more about Modern CTO at https://moderncto.io and listen to this episode in the alternate podcast universe here. Thanks for joining me on Developer Tea, Joel! ✨ Sponsor:  Command Line Heroes Command Line Heroes is a podcast that tells the epic true tales of developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels who are revolutionizing the technology landscape. Check out Command Line Heroes wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Give Tomorrow-You Advice from Today
August 6th, 2021


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Happy Friday everyone! Today we talk about fighting the inertia of the daily slide into habits. How many days have seemed to slip through your fingers? One way to combat this is to develop a "meta-behavior" that short-circuits your other habits. Write advice to yourself from today, for tomorrow. This is best done at the end of the day, or in preparation for the week ahead.

Joel Beasley from Modern CTO
August 5th, 2021


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Joel Beasley is the host of Modern CTO, a podcast with guests coming from IBM, Microsoft, Nasa, Reddit, and hundreds of others. Joel and I have wanted to have this discussion for a long time, and we finally found the right overlap to do it! You can learn more about Modern CTO at https://moderncto.io and listen to this episode in the alternate podcast universe here. Thanks for joining me on Developer Tea, Joel! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Uncomfortable Silence: What If You Do Nothing?
August 3rd, 2021


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What if the best thing you could do was nothing? Not indefinitely, of course - but often, we intervene in the world when the right choice is to do nothing. This is uncomfortable because it is unfamiliar, but might be the most critical change you can make in your thought process. ✨ Sponsor:  Command Line Heroes Command Line Heroes is a podcast that tells the epic true tales of developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels who are revolutionizing the technology landscape. Check out Command Line Heroes wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Imaginary Comparisons
July 30th, 2021


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Comparison is an incredibly important tool. But most of the time, the comparisons we are making are imaginary - even the ones that seem real. In this episode we'll talk about why we should be mindful of this, and in some instances, take measures to debias our decisions.

Implicit Hypotheses
July 28th, 2021


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Are you acting on impulse? How would you know? One door to understanding this "acting without thinking" is to investigate our hypotheses. Implicit hypotheses are expressed as instances of our beliefs. What implicit hypotheses are you relying on today? ✨ Sponsor:  Elastic Elastic enables the world’s leading organizations to put their data to work using the power of search. Whether it’s connecting people and teams with content that matters, keeping applications and infrastructure online, or protecting entire digital ecosystems — Elastic’s search platform is able to surface relevant results with speed and at scale.  Learn how you can get started with Elastic’s search platform for free at: elastic.co/fao 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Model Manager - What We Don't Manage
July 26th, 2021


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Model Manager episodes of Developer Tea are dedicated to helping engineering managers find models of thinking that improve their approach to management. Great managers don't attempt, in vain, to control the actions of others. Great managers take advantage of the unique parts of being a human: that they can self-improve through learning and change, and they can create environments that encourage others to do the same. ✨ Sponsor:  Command Line Heroes Command Line Heroes is a podcast that tells the epic true tales of developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels who are revolutionizing the technology landscape. Check out Command Line Heroes wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Waiting and Replaying
July 23rd, 2021


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What are you waiting on? What are you replaying? It doesn't have to only be anxiety that takes you out of this moment. You may be looking forward to something exciting, or remembering a positive experience. But what are you missing right now?

Reframing Discipline and Elastic Habits
July 21st, 2021


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Discipline is not about punishment or punctuality. It's about perseverance in the face of changing circumstances. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Model Manager: Human Behavior is the Primary Output of Engineering Processes
July 19th, 2021


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Model Manager episodes of Developer Tea are dedicated to helping engineering managers find models of thinking that improve their approach to management. Processes create uniform approaches and uniform outputs. But what is the output you should care about the most? In this episode, we'll discuss why human behavior is the primary and most critical output of any process. ✨ Sponsor:  Command Line Heroes Command Line Heroes is a podcast that tells the epic true tales of developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels who are revolutionizing the technology landscape. Check out Command Line Heroes wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Focusing On Mastery Will Not Limit Your Options
July 16th, 2021


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You don't have to choose to be a generalist to have career security. If you pursue mastery, you will be building skill-acquisition at the deepest levels, and picking up skills that are ancillary to that master-set. Don't follow the latest trend - develop mastery.

Compounding Time In Your Favor
July 14th, 2021


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We all have 24 hours in a day. How can you compound your time? In many ways, this is what "spend it wisely" means. In this episode we classify different types of decisions and actions, and provide a reminder that direction is ultimately the most critical thing to align. ✨ Sponsor:  Elastic Elastic enables the world’s leading organizations to put their data to work using the power of search. Whether it’s connecting people and teams with content that matters, keeping applications and infrastructure online, or protecting entire digital ecosystems — Elastic’s search platform is able to surface relevant results with speed and at scale.  Learn how you can get started with Elastic’s search platform for free at: elastic.co/fao 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

The Bowl of Mediocrity
July 12th, 2021


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If you are progressing slowly in your career, it might be because you are working in the bowl of mediocrity. This is where you are taking very little risk, but are also disconnected from the fundamentals of your business or role. In today's episode, I challenge you to work on the edges of this bowl instead of the middle. ✨ Sponsor:  Command Line Heroes Command Line Heroes is a podcast that tells the epic true tales of developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels who are revolutionizing the technology landscape. Check out Command Line Heroes wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill - Stay Mindful During Phases of Execution
July 9th, 2021


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The execution phase of any work you do is where you find the most satisfaction. But it's possible that you aren't finding flow because you have a broken working process. It's difficult to stop working and fix the process, and especially difficult to balance fixing process with actually being productive. In this episode, we'll discuss this dichotomy and the practice of staying mindful during execution.

Step One Always Goes On Your Calendar
July 8th, 2021


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Everyone has the tendency to procrastinate. Is there something you're putting off? It seems simple, but finding the first step and putting it on your calendar in as much detail as possible is a proven way to break through the barrier of inaction. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

The Tension Between Purpose and Mindfulness
July 6th, 2021


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Should you live every day like it's your last? What about preparing for the future? Chasing your goals and dreams? How can you both be mindful of the present moment and plan for the future? We don't have every answer to that question, but we'll discuss the tension on today's episode. ✨ Sponsor:  Command Line Heroes Command Line Heroes is a podcast that tells the epic true tales of developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels who are revolutionizing the technology landscape. Check out Command Line Heroes wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Intuition Over Memorization
July 2nd, 2021


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There's too much to remember. Instead, integrate that information. You don't need to memorize everything. Develop your intuition.

Local and Global Rationality
July 1st, 2021


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When two smart people or groups disagree, what is happening? Sometimes one is plainly wrong about the facts. But more often than not, these two people are arguing from a local rationale. We'll talk about local vs global rationale in this episode and how they apply to your job as an engineer or manager. ✨ Sponsor: Remote Works (Podcast) The way we work has changed forever. In each episode of Remote Works, Host Melanie Green, tells an insightful story about how people and companies are adapting. Check out Remote Works wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Skill-Building Is Not One Dimensional
June 29th, 2021


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We intuitively imagine our skills and capabilities to be one-dimensional and permanent. However, what goes into whether we can actually execute on our skills is multi-dimensional. In today's episode, we'll discuss a frame of thinking for capabilities that provides a lens for thinking about constraints and context. ✨ Sponsor: Square Payment acceptance can be one of the most painful parts of building a web app for a business. When implementing checkout, you want it to be simple to build, secure, and slick to use. Square’s new Web Payment SDK raises the bar in payment acceptance developer experience and provides a best-in-class interface for merchants and buyers. Learn more about integrating with Square’s Web Payments SDK at http://squ.re/developertea 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Balancing Entropy and Focus
June 23rd, 2021


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Call it luck, serendipity, or chance - all of these unexpected moments of life require entropy to occur. On the other hand, if we don't control our lives to some extent, we'll never be able to make meaningful progress in a chosen direction. How do we invite luck into our lives without floundering in place endlessly? ✨ Sponsor: Remote Works (Podcast) The way we work has changed forever. In each episode of Remote Works, Host Melanie Green, tells an insightful story about how people and companies are adapting. Check out Remote Works wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Decision-making Skills: Two Types of Probabilistic Thinking
June 21st, 2021


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When you think about probabilities, you likely think in one of two ways. We'll talk about both of these models for probabilistic analysis, their drawbacks, and decision-making in the face of uncertainty. ✨ Sponsor: Square Payment acceptance can be one of the most painful parts of building a web app for a business. When implementing checkout, you want it to be simple to build, secure, and slick to use. Square’s new Web Payment SDK raises the bar in payment acceptance developer experience and provides a best-in-class interface for merchants and buyers. Learn more about integrating with Square’s Web Payments SDK at http://squ.re/developertea 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Using Cognitive Dissonance as a Tool
June 16th, 2021


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Humans are driven to resolve cognitive dissonance as efficiently as possible. We pay little regard to whether our solutions are accurate or correct, but rather we only seek harmony in our minds. Unfortunately this can mean reinforcing unhealthy thought patterns and incorrect beliefs. However, cognitive dissonance can be turned around and used towards positive gains. ✨ Sponsor: Remote Works (Podcast) The way we work has changed forever. In each episode of Remote Works, Host Melanie Green, tells an insightful story about how people and companies are adapting. Check out Remote Works wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Non-Linear Learning and Progress
June 14th, 2021


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How does learning happen? In one fell swoop - linear? Or is there another path that learning takes? We pass judgment on ourselves and others, designing our attempts in ways that are suboptimal based on the assumption of linearity. Almost nothing is truly linear. ✨ Sponsor: Square Payment acceptance can be one of the most painful parts of building a web app for a business. When implementing checkout, you want it to be simple to build, secure, and slick to use. Square’s new Web Payment SDK raises the bar in payment acceptance developer experience and provides a best-in-class interface for merchants and buyers. Learn more about integrating with Square’s Web Payments SDK at http://squ.re/developertea 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill - Clarified Intentions and Flexible Goals
June 11th, 2021


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If you don't understand the motivations underlying your goals, you will always deal with brittle, high-stakes situations. If you understand your goals through the lens of your deeper human motivations, you will be more able to see the flexibility and many pathways to success.

Too Serious to Succeed
June 9th, 2021


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We grow up believing there is a continuum from serious to fun, and that as you get older, you traverse towards the serious side. The truth is, the more serious you are, the more fun you need to be able to incorporate in your audacious goals. Throw out the continuum - it's a fallacy. ✨ Sponsor: Square Payment acceptance can be one of the most painful parts of building a web app for a business. When implementing checkout, you want it to be simple to build, secure, and slick to use. Square’s new Web Payment SDK raises the bar in payment acceptance developer experience and provides a best-in-class interface for merchants and buyers. Learn more about integrating with Square’s Web Payments SDK at http://squ.re/developertea 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Make Your Obstacles Irrelevant
June 7th, 2021


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Your obstacles are not a test of pride or an opportunity to prove yourself. They are in your way. There's more than one way to deal with this - so why do we so often choose a difficult path? Perhaps it is pride, or maybe we like testing our fortitude. But if you care less about proving yourself and more about accomplishing your goals, you need to look at obstacles with more nuance. In this episode, we talk about making your obstacles irrelevant. ✨ Sponsor: Remote Works (Podcast) The way we work has changed forever. In each episode of Remote Works, Host Melanie Green, tells an insightful story about how people and companies are adapting. Check out Remote Works wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Growth, Uncomfortability, and the Unknown
June 4th, 2021


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Growth and comfort rarely mix. But there's more to growth than getting uncomfortable. Different kinds of growth produce different kinds of uncomfortability; which types are you seeking?

Finding Resonance
June 2nd, 2021


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What specific components of your situation have an outsized effect on you? What resonates in a given scenario? This mental model will help us understand and come to accept why sometimes things just "click." ✨ Sponsor: Remote Works (Podcast) The way we work has changed forever. In each episode of Remote Works, Host Melanie Green, tells an insightful story about how people and companies are adapting. Check out Remote Works wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Reframe Your Plateaus
May 31st, 2021


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You've hit a plateau - now what? Today we'll discuss two models for reframing your plateaus; perhaps you haven't hit the wall you think you've hit. ✨ Sponsor: Square Payment acceptance can be one of the most painful parts of building a web app for a business. When implementing checkout, you want it to be simple to build, secure, and slick to use. Square’s new Web Payment SDK raises the bar in payment acceptance developer experience and provides a best-in-class interface for merchants and buyers. Learn more about integrating with Square’s Web Payments SDK at http://squ.re/developertea 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Your Baseline Determines Your Leverage
May 28th, 2021


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In today's episode, we talk about how your baseline perceptions and assumptions are the building blocks of your leverage. ✨ Sponsor: Remote Works (Podcast) The way we work has changed forever. In each episode of Remote Works, Host Melanie Green, tells an insightful story about how people and companies are adapting. Check out Remote Works wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Ethan Kross, Author of Chatter - Part Two
May 26th, 2021


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Ethan Kross joins me today to talk about the importance of our inner voices. In his new book, Chatter, Ethan outlines how our inner voices affect us and how we can shape them as a helpful tool. Chatter on Amazon ✨ Sponsor: Square Payment acceptance can be one of the most painful parts of building a web app for a business. When implementing checkout, you want it to be simple to build, secure, and slick to use. Square’s new Web Payment SDK raises the bar in payment acceptance developer experience and provides a best-in-class interface for merchants and buyers. Learn more about integrating with Square’s Web Payments SDK at http://squ.re/developertea 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Ethan Kross, Author of Chatter - Part One
May 24th, 2021


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Ethan Kross joins me today to talk about the importance of our inner voices. In his new book, Chatter, Ethan outlines how our inner voices affect us and how we can shape them as a helpful tool. Chatter on Amazon ✨ Sponsor: Remote Works (Podcast) The way we work has changed forever. In each episode of Remote Works, Host Melanie Green, tells an insightful story about how people and companies are adapting. Check out Remote Works wherever you get your podcasts! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  📮 Join the Discord If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Inviting Growth Into Your Regular Schedule
May 21st, 2021


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Humans have the unique ability to intentionally practice and better ourselves. What makes you grow? Are you inviting those triggers and contexts into your regular schedule? How are you making time for growth? Join the Developer Tea Discord community here: https://developertea.com/discord

Becoming Your Best Coach - Questioning Your Self
May 19th, 2021


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You have the greatest potential to coach yourself. But first, you need to understand the ground rules, and build your coaching skills. We start that journey in this episode. ✨ Sponsor: Voyage Voyage is a tool built by and for developers. Voyage saves hours of your time by automating staging environments of your full-stack app for each pull request; and it includes feedback tools with each deployment so you don't have to juggle emails, slack messages, and excel spreadsheets from your counterparts. Set sail with Voyage and save time and headaches with our automated staging environments. Head over to https://voyageapp.io to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Sources of Truth
May 17th, 2021


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How do you determine what is valid, authoritative, useful, and true in your daily decisions and actions? What are your "sources of truth"? ✨ Sponsor: Voyage Voyage is a tool built by and for developers. Voyage saves hours of your time by automating staging environments of your full-stack app for each pull request; and it includes feedback tools with each deployment so you don't have to juggle emails, slack messages, and excel spreadsheets from your counterparts. Set sail with Voyage and save time and headaches with our automated staging environments. Head over to https://voyageapp.io to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill - One Thing at a Time
May 14th, 2021


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Ben Franklin used a system of improvement that we can learn from. The idea is simple: focus on one thing at a time.

Katy Milkman, Author of How to Change and Host of Choiceology, Part Two
May 12th, 2021


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On today's episode, I interview a personal hero of mine in the podcasting world, Katy Milkman. Katy is the host of Choiceology, a podcast about why and how we make the choices we make. Katy also just released a brand new book, How To Change - be sure to check out both of these incredible resources! Choiceology on Schwab.com How To Change on Amazon ✨ Sponsor: Voyage Voyage is a tool built by and for developers. Voyage saves hours of your time by automating staging environments of your full-stack app for each pull request; and it includes feedback tools with each deployment so you don't have to juggle emails, slack messages, and excel spreadsheets from your counterparts. Set sail with Voyage and save time and headaches with our automated staging environments. Head over to https://voyageapp.io to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

(Fixed Audio) Katy Milkman, Author of How to Change and Host of Choiceology, Part One
May 10th, 2021


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The previous episode's audio had a bit of a hiccup - this one is fixed. Sorry about that!  On today's episode, I interview a personal hero of mine in the podcasting world, Katy Milkman. Katy is the host of Choiceology, a podcast about why and how we make the choices we make. Katy also just released a brand new book, How To Change - be sure to check out both of these incredible resources! Choiceology on Schwab.com How To Change on Amazon ✨ Sponsor: Voyage Voyage is a tool built by and for developers. Voyage saves hours of your time by automating staging environments of your full-stack app for each pull request; and it includes feedback tools with each deployment so you don't have to juggle emails, slack messages, and excel spreadsheets from your counterparts. Set sail with Voyage and save time and headaches with our automated staging environments. Head over to https://voyageapp.io to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill - Seeking a Different Inside View
May 7th, 2021


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Our inside view is not on the outside of others' inside views. In order to think empathetically, we need to develop skepticism about our own perspectives.

Detaching to Seek an Outside View
May 5th, 2021


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Our inside view is made up of invisible, inescapable walls. Can we simulate an outside view? ✨ Sponsor: Voyage Voyage is a tool built by and for developers. Voyage saves hours of your time by automating staging environments of your full-stack app for each pull request; and it includes feedback tools with each deployment so you don't have to juggle emails, slack messages, and excel spreadsheets from your counterparts. Set sail with Voyage and save time and headaches with our automated staging environments. Head over to https://voyageapp.io to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Conflating Uniqueness with Value
May 3rd, 2021


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Uniqueness is not inherently valuable. Our heuristic brains interpret uniqueness as worth paying attention to and possibly valuable, and for that reason we tend to over-index on protecting that value by resisting things that make us less unique. But this can lead to inefficiency or an inaccurate picture of what actually generates value for your venture. ✨ Sponsor: Voyage Voyage is a tool built by and for developers. Voyage saves hours of your time by automating staging environments of your full-stack app for each pull request; and it includes feedback tools with each deployment so you don't have to juggle emails, slack messages, and excel spreadsheets from your counterparts. Set sail with Voyage and save time and headaches with our automated staging environments. Head over to https://voyageapp.io to get started today! 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Refill Friday - Best Practices and Asking When
April 30th, 2021


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Best practices feel universally and always applicable, but like anything, best practices require context.

Welcome Back Ali Spittel - Part Two
April 29th, 2021


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In today's episode, we welcome back to the show Ali Spittel! Ali is a developer advocate at AWS Amplify. So, naturally in this episode, we discuss topics around what it means to be a developer advocate! Ali has a passion for making code accessible and fun, and you'll hear that in this episode. ✨ Sponsor: Linode Thank you to long time sponsor and friends of the show Linode for sponsoring today's episode! Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of Developer Tea can now enjoy $100 in free credit! You can find all the details at linode.com/developertea. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Welcome Back Ali Spittel - Part One
April 27th, 2021


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In today's episode, we welcome back to the show Ali Spittel! Ali is a developer advocate at AWS Amplify. So, naturally in this episode, we discuss topics around what it means to be a developer advocate! Ali has a passion for making code accessible and fun, and you'll hear that in this and the next episode. ✨ Sponsor: Linode Thank you to long time sponsor and friends of the show Linode for sponsoring today's episode! Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of Developer Tea can now enjoy $100 in free credit! You can find all the details at linode.com/developertea. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill - Complexity Inversion (Fixed)
April 23rd, 2021


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It's easy to imagine we are more complex and others are more simple than is true. Often, we see ourselves as having nuance, while others are characterized once and that characterization may never be updated. In this episode we'll talk about this inversion, and how to push back on it.

Friday Refill - Complexity Inversion
April 23rd, 2021


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It's easy to imagine we are more complex and others are more simple than is true. Often, we see ourselves as having nuance, while others are characterized once and that characterization may never be updated. In this episode we'll talk about this inversion, and how to push back on it.

The Scout Mindset with Julia Galef, Part Two
April 21st, 2021


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In today's episode, I have the joy of interviewing Julia Galef. Julia and I talk about updating your beliefs, the difficulty of fighting our biases, seeking truth, and her new book, The Scout Mindset. Buy Julia's book, The Scout Mindset Julia's website Rationally Speaking, Julia's podcast ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly Today's episode is sponsored by LaunchDarkly. LaunchDarkly is today’s leading feature management platform, empowering your teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, you can deploy faster, reduce risk, and rest easy. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental Discord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

The Scout Mindset with Julia Galef, Part One
April 19th, 2021


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In today's episode, I have the joy of interviewing Julia Galef. Julia and I talk about updating your beliefs, the difficulty of fighting our biases, seeking truth, and her new book, The Scout Mindset. Buy Julia's book, The Scout Mindset Julia's website Rationally Speaking, Julia's podcast ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly Today's episode is sponsored by LaunchDarkly. LaunchDarkly is today’s leading feature management platform, empowering your teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, you can deploy faster, reduce risk, and rest easy. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental Discord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Introduce Intentional Asymmetry
April 16th, 2021


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Friday refill - happy Friday! We have a drive to balance everything. Move back towards the middle, maintain status quo. But usually, balance is wasteful and an illusion.

Narrative Complexity
April 14th, 2021


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In today's episode we run a thought experiment. What happens when a story changes? Can we ever get back "on track"? History is complex. Predicting history gets more and more complex the further away we try to predict. We should be careful with our predictions. ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly Today's episode is sponsored by LaunchDarkly. LaunchDarkly is today’s leading feature management platform, empowering your teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, you can deploy faster, reduce risk, and rest easy. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental Discord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Changing Work Environments and Availability Bias
April 12th, 2021


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Huge transitions are happening for most people right now. As this occurs, our environments will change. Partially as a result of the availability bias, we'll also see peoples' behaviors and thought patterns will also change. We'll talk about how this bias works in today's episode. ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly Today's episode is sponsored by LaunchDarkly. LaunchDarkly is today’s leading feature management platform, empowering your teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, you can deploy faster, reduce risk, and rest easy. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental Discord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Making Limited Work Look Good on a Resumé
April 9th, 2021


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How do you make work look good on your resumé when you feel like you haven't done anything impressive? Only the people who work with you know the value of what you did, so how can you communicate that in a bullet point?

Minding the Observer Effect as We Transition Together
April 8th, 2021


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As we transition together through strange periods (whether at large scale like the present moment, or at a smaller scale within your organization or culture), the way we look at each other changes. This observation shift brings behavior change - that's what we're talking about in today's episode. ✨ Sponsor: Linode Thank you to long time sponsor and friends of the show Linode for sponsoring today's episode! Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of Developer Tea can now enjoy $100 in free credit! You can find all the details at linode.com/developertea. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Find Your Values in the Dark
April 6th, 2021


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Uncomfortable places may feel dark, but they often carry the most illuminating lessons. In today's episode we discuss using these darker moments as a compass to find your values. ✨ Sponsor: Linode Thank you to long time sponsor and friends of the show Linode for sponsoring today's episode! Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of Developer Tea can now enjoy $100 in free credit! You can find all the details at linode.com/developertea. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: Seek Leverage and Access
April 2nd, 2021


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Look at your calendar. What doors are opening? What exponential gains are you building? Leverage and access are the key to building your career long term.

Dan Pupius, CEO and Co-Founder of Range, Part Two
March 31st, 2021


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Today's guest is Dan Pupius, CEO and co-founder of Range. Dan cares deeply about creating products that make healthy and sustainable workplaces a common occurrence. We talk in depth about designing constraints and opinions into products with the long term in mind. ✨ Sponsor: Linode Thank you to long time sponsor and friends of the show Linode for sponsoring today's episode! Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of Developer Tea can now enjoy $100 in free credit! You can find all the details at linode.com/developertea. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Dan Pupius, CEO and Co-Founder of Range, Part One
March 29th, 2021


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Today's guest is Dan Pupius, CEO and co-founder of Range. Dan cares deeply about creating products that make healthy and sustainable workplaces a common occurrence. We talk in depth about designing constraints and opinions into products with the long term in mind. Don't miss the next episode - subscribe today! ✨ Sponsor: Square Square's Terminal API makes payments easy, whether in person, in-app, or both. Process payments on every platform imaginable. Get started today at https://developertea.com/square 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill - Stop Your Weekend Half-Thinking
March 26th, 2021


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We're all guilty of it - not letting that thing go that happened at work on Friday. But by giving it only partial energy over the weekend, we are likely not going to improve how we deal with it on Monday, and we degrade our rest and recovery time over the weekend. How do you deal with this? Consciously choose to stop.

Ban the Heroics On Your Team
March 24th, 2021


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Heroes appear when something has gone wrong. What does a team look like with no heroics? ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly Today's episode is sponsored by LaunchDarkly. LaunchDarkly is today’s leading feature management platform, empowering your teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, you can deploy faster, reduce risk, and rest easy. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental Discord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Two Blessings and Two Curses of Intuition (Corrected)
March 23rd, 2021


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Hey folks - this is the corrected version of yesterday's episode. Apologies for the error!  You need intuition to build incredible skill. But it's important to develop a healthy caution towards intuition, as it can create a brittle framework for thinking. In this episode, we discuss both sides of this. ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly Today's episode is sponsored by LaunchDarkly. LaunchDarkly is today’s leading feature management platform, empowering your teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, you can deploy faster, reduce risk, and rest easy. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Two Blessings and Two Curses of Intuition
March 22nd, 2021


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You need intuition to build incredible skill. But it's important to develop a healthy caution towards intuition, as it can create a brittle framework for thinking. In this episode, we discuss both sides of this. ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly Today's episode is sponsored by LaunchDarkly. LaunchDarkly is today’s leading feature management platform, empowering your teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, you can deploy faster, reduce risk, and rest easy. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill: How Patience Pays Off
March 19th, 2021


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Patience is more than a virtue. Patience is a signal that you understand the importance of gratitude and the vanity of rushing or attempting to control what you cannot. In this Friday refill, we'll discuss some of the mechanics of patience and how it relates to other parts of our lives.

Geoff Schmidt, CEO and Co-founder of Apollo GraphQL, Part Two
March 17th, 2021


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Geoff Schmidt joins me to discuss GraphQL, Apollo, and how the responsibilities are shifting and roles are changing to give more leverage and better separation of concerns between client side and service architectures. ✨ Sponsor: Redhat Get access to Redhat's exclusive developer resources. Head over to https://developers.redhat.com/about  to join for free today! 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Geoff Schmidt, CEO and Co-founder of Apollo GraphQL, Part One
March 16th, 2021


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Geoff Schmidt joins me to discuss GraphQL, Apollo, and how the responsibilities are shifting and roles are changing to give more leverage and better separation of concerns between client side and service architectures. ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly Today's episode is sponsored by LaunchDarkly. LaunchDarkly is today’s leading feature management platform, empowering your teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, you can deploy faster, reduce risk, and rest easy. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refills - Stop Predicting Your Priorities
March 12th, 2021


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We spend a lot of energy trying to predict our lives and priorities. This is mostly wasted - instead, we should spend our time understanding our values and planning to make margin for the principles in our lives.

Superpowered Imagination
March 11th, 2021


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Much of our attention and effort is used trying to remove human influence and finding "raw" truth. Today, I want to ask you to do the opposite of that. ✨ Sponsor: Linode Thank you to long time sponsor and friends of the show Linode for sponsoring today's episode! Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of Developer Tea can now enjoy $100 in free credit! You can find all the details at linode.com/developertea. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Biases of Attention
March 8th, 2021


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There is far more information that we ignore than what we pay attention to. This selective attention is important to understand as both a necessary skill and a potential pitfall.   ✨ Sponsor: Linode Thank you to long time sponsor and friends of the show Linode for sponsoring today's episode! Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier. Listeners of Developer Tea can now enjoy $100 in free credit! You can find all the details at linode.com/developertea. 📮 Ask a Question  If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com.  🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill - Divergent and Convergent Meetings
March 5th, 2021


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We seek agreement by default. It feels good. But is it what we really want? What we really need?

Clean Up Your Goals
March 4th, 2021


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In today's episode we talk about good key results and objectives, and how to clean up your goals. Having a goal is not enough and knowing your principles and what makes you different from others is the hardest part. ✨ Sponsor: Square Build a custom point of sale that connects to Square Terminal, an all-in-one credit card device built by Square for contactless and card payments.  Start building with Square Terminal API by visiting https://developertea.com/square today! 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Lego Problems - Modes of Operation on Component-Driven Problems
March 1st, 2021


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There are only so many ways you can manipulate LEGO. In today's episode we talk about those fundamental transformation steps and how they apply to your daily problem solving. ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly Today's episode is sponsored by LaunchDarkly. LaunchDarkly is today’s leading feature management platform, empowering your teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, you can deploy faster, reduce risk, and rest easy. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refill - Anchor Behaviors
February 26th, 2021


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When you feel a sense of chaos has overwhelmed your week, it can be tempting to want to check out for the weekend. But in today's episode we discuss a tool I've used to combat this sense of aimlessness.

Quincy Larson, Founder of freeCodeCamp - Part Two
February 24th, 2021


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Quincy Larson might be responsible for at least one very important part of your career: the beginning. That's because Quincy is the founder of freeCodeCamp, a non-profit teaching millions of people to code. In this and the last episode we talk all about what it means to be a beginner. ✨ Sponsor: Square Square's Terminal API makes payments easy, whether in person, in-app, or both. Process payments on every platform imaginable. Get started today at https://developertea.com/square 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Quincy Larson, Founder of freeCodeCamp - Part One
February 22nd, 2021


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Quincy Larson might be responsible for at least one very important part of your career: the beginning. That's because Quincy is the founder of freeCodeCamp, a non-profit teaching millions of people to code. In this and the next episode we talk all about what it means to be a beginner. ✨ Sponsor: Square Square's Terminal API makes payments easy, whether in person, in-app, or both. Process payments on every platform imaginable. Get started today at https://developertea.com/square 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

Friday Refills - Rest is Not an Optional Luxury
February 19th, 2021


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Your obligations are usually the result of your systemic choices. You have no choice but to rest and recover. Choose to affirm your choices instead of living under the illusion that those choices were imposed on you.

Post-Pandemic Work and Life as an Engineer - Skills for a Different Future
February 17th, 2021


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In today's discussion, we will look at what it will take to prepare for the changes we will see as we transition out of the worldwide pandemic, and into a post-pandemic world. ✨ Sponsor: LaunchDarkly LaunchDarkly is the leading feature flag management tool for the modern era of software engineering. If you are tired of nail-biting deployment all-nighters, check out https://launchdarkly.com to start your boring deployments today! 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com/contact. If you would like to join the new experimental DIscord group, reach out at developertea.com/contact, developertea@gmail.com, or @developertea on Twitter. 🧡 Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.
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