BookBytes

A book club for developers.

BookBytes

BookBytes is a fortnightly (or biweekly) book club for developers. Each episode the hosts discuss part of a book they've been reading. And they also chat with authors about their books. The books are about development, design, ethics, history, and soft skills. Sometimes there are tangents (also known as footnotes).

Hosts

Adam Garrett-Harris

Jason Staten

Jen Luker

Safia Abdalla

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Latest Episodes

11/21/2018BookBytes

17: The Imposter's Handbook: Functional Programming and Databases

Hosts: Adam Garrett-Harris, Jason Staten, Jen Luker, and Safia Abdalla

Safia talks about the four themes of functional programming, Jason tells us the difference between currying and partial application, Jason finds out that third normal form is not the most normal form. And Adam found out that BASE is the opposite of ACID.

5/28/2018BookBytes

8: Technically Wrong: Part 2

Hosts: Adam Garrett-Harris, Jason Staten, Jen Luker, and Safia Abdalla

We get into a lively discussion about sexism and racism in the workplace and the interview process, and Safia puts Adam and Jason in the hot seat.

5/14/2018BookBytes

7: Technically Wrong: Part 1

Hosts: Adam Garrett-Harris, Jason Staten, Jen Luker, and Safia Abdalla

Many apps and websites are sexist, racist, or marginalize people. In this episode, we talk about a lot of examples from the book about these apps.

4/30/2018BookBytes

6: Technically Wrong Intro

Hosts: Adam Garrett-Harris, Jason Staten, Jen Luker, and Safia Abdalla

We get some updates from Safia and talk about our expectations for the book.

4/23/2018BookBytes

5: Apprenticeship Patterns: Author - Dave Hoover

Hosts: Adam Garrett-Harris, Jason Staten, Jen Luker, and Safia Abdalla

We talked with one of the authors of Apprenticeship Patterns about the process of writing the book, reading, learning, career paths, and changes he would make to the book.

4/9/2018BookBytes

4: Apprenticeship Patterns Ch 5-7

Hosts: Adam Garrett-Harris, Jason Staten, Jen Luker, and Safia Abdalla

We talked about drinking from the firehose, practicing the craft, building breakable toys, and reading (coding books, Descartes, and Beowulf).

3/26/2018BookBytes

3: Apprenticeship Patterns Ch 3-4

Hosts: Adam Garrett-Harris, Jason Staten, Jen Luker, and Safia Abdalla

We talk about mapping out our careers (or lack thereof), what titles mean at companies, craft vs art, being the worst, and getting mentors.

3/12/2018BookBytes

2: Apprenticeship Patterns Ch 1-2

Hosts: Adam Garrett-Harris, Jason Staten, Jen Luker, and Safia Abdalla

How do you set yourself up for success in your career as a software engineer? How do you learn? How do you go from junior to senior?

3/5/2018BookBytes

1: Apprenticeship Patterns Intro

Hosts: Adam Garrett-Harris, Jason Staten, Jen Luker, and Safia Abdalla

In this episode, we introduce the hosts, the podcast, and the first book we'll be reading, Apprenticeship Patterns.

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