Brian Hogan is a web developer, editor, and author of over 9 technical books, including Small, Sharp Software Tools, Exercises For Programmers, and tmux 2: Productive Mouse-Driven Development. He currently works at DigitalOcean, where he helps people learn how to deploy applications to the cloud. When he's not working, he's hacking on code, composing music, or spending time with family and friends.
January 2nd, 2019 | 41 mins 30 secs
career, developer, tools
Developers use a variety of tools other than their programming language to get their jobs done. This week, we talk about those tools with Brian Hogan, a Technical Editor for Digital Ocean. Brian's a prolific technical educator, writer, and editor and he's currently the author of the book Small, Sharp, Software Tools from the Pragmatic Press. We talk about why command line tools in particular are important, what command line tools do well, and why some people including myself often find them opaque and confusing. We talk about our favorite tools and about customizing your workflow to fit your needs.