Episode 005: Learning New Languages with James Edward Gray II
October 27th, 2016 · 1 hr 2 mins
About this Episode
00:16 – Welcome to “PodcasTRON...” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”
01:00 – James Edward Gray II’s Introduction
02:03 – #CastleGraySkull
“It’s hard to find a castle in a good school district.” ~ David Brady
07:59 – Interviewing
James Edward Gray II: Implementing the LHC on a Whiteboard @ RailsConf 2016
Engineering Interviews: Grading Rubric
15:14 – Transparency; Giving Honest Feedback
Joe Mastey: Hiring Developers, with Science! @ RailsConf 2016
20:08 – Working with Elixir
James Edward Gray II: The Most Object-Oriented Language
28:13 – Functional Programming vs Object-Oriented Programming
32:47 – Learning New Languages
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt
37:33 – “What is the best way to approach learning a new language?” ~ Nate Vick
41:39 – “What's going on with Codalyzed? Are any new videos on the way? Related: the first video discussed "less code"; has your focus on it changed as you've moved into new languages and their ecosystems?” ~ Trevor Bramble
Greg Young: The Art of Destroying Software
David: Read the core documentation. (Module: Enumerable)
Jay: Next steps for beginners: Barry Swartz: The Paradox of Choice TED Talk; Get social.
Sam: It’s time to expand my brain again and learn a new language(s)!
Coraline: Inspiration to go learn a new language as well. ^
James: I am privileged to have the best friends on the Internet and have these discussions.
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