Tech Done Right
About the Show
The Tech Done Right podcast is a show by and for people who care about what they build. We don't just build software, we build teams, companies, careers, and communities.
Each episode features host Noel Rappin talking to interesting people in the tech community about building something the right way. We’re not just going to give you our thoughts on the topic, but tools, processes, or references that you can use immediately to build better software and communities.
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March 8th, 2017
42 mins 52 secs
Episode 004: In The Testing Weeds With Sam Phippen and Justin Searls
February 22nd, 2017
49 mins 16 secs
rails, ruby, testing
Sam Phippen, Justin Searls, and Noel Rappin spend this episode talking about the value of test-driven development (TDD) as well as its cost. They discuss the kinds of problems that developers are likely to have after they learn TDD and attempt to apply it to a large application. Learn why Rails is both great and terrible for automated testing, and how testing can influence the structure of your code.
Episode 003: Remote Work with Allison McMillan and Bradley Schaefer
February 8th, 2017 | 37 mins 43 secs
Allison McMillan (@allie_p) and Bradley Schaefer (@soulcutter) talk about remote work in the age of Slack. What makes a good remote worker, or a good remote working team? How can you support more junior team members who want to work remotely? How do you email cake to remote workers on launch celebration day? How can you improve code review for remote workers?
Episode 002: Career Development With Brandon Hays and Pete Brooks
January 25th, 2017
40 mins 37 secs
Brandon Hays and Pete Brooks join the Tech Done Right podcast to discuss career development. We'll discuss career development questions like: What makes somebody a senior developer? How do you acquire senior developer skills? What can you do to prepare yourself for a lifetime career and ensure that you are properly valued?
Episode 001: Building Trust and Building Teams with Jessie Shternshus and Mark Rickmeier
January 16th, 2017
40 mins 28 secs
software, teams, trust
We talk about the role that trust has in building teams, and how improv games can help build that trust and improve the way you deliver feedback. We are joined by guests Jessie Shternshus, founder of The Improv Effect and Mark Rickmeier, CEO of Table XI.
Preview Episode 2: Building Large CSS Apps And Components with Aly Fluckey
January 4th, 2017
31 mins 12 secs
css, front-end, html, web
This one is with Table XI front-end developer Aly Fluckey and it’s all about how the Table XI team organizes CSS to best manage the demands of a large code base with lots of styles. We try to avoid common CSS problems, mostly involving having to guess what styles will actually be applied to any given element. The goal is to have the CSS be as predictable and easy to find as possible.
Preview Episode 1: Mobile Development Toolkit with Ed LaFoy
January 4th, 2017
21 mins 27 secs
android, ios, mobile
This week, we have Ed LaFoy, who is Table XI’s Director of Mobile Development. Table XI’s mobile team does amazing work and uses a lot of external tools for testing, interface design, code quality, and beyond. If you are a web developer and looking to get a sense of how to match parts of your developer experience, listen to this interview. If you are a mobile developer, and you are having some developer pain in those areas, listen to this interview.