Episode 030: Essential Developer Skills with Tom Stuart

April 28th, 2017 · 1 hr 20 mins

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Cycles in Philosophy of Software, Common Principles with Different Names & Reference” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

01:47 – Superhero Origin Story


04:45 – Nomenclature: “Junior” and “Senior” Developers; Differences Between “Early Career” Developers and “Experienced” Developers

13:56 – Solving the Skill Assessment Problem; Learning Methodically

20:55 – Software Development Now vs Then

29:51 – Do Programming Languages Create Certain Biases?

44:16 – Good Mentorship and Telling People What’s Next to Level Up

55:58 – Cohorting/Teaching Classes with Sandi Metz; Object-Oriented Design and Object-Oriented Programming


Janelle: Looking at things as multidimensional problems.

Rein: An Introduction to General Systems Thinking by Gerald M. Weinberg

Sam: The importance of the skill of metacognition.

Tom: How the work as changed as being a developer. Nonviolent Communication: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD

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