Developer Tea

by Spec Network, Inc. · · ·

Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence. With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and developer at @Clearbit. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email:

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Future Focused Feedback July 20, 2020
One of the most important things you'll do as an engineer is participate in feedback sessions. In good feedback sessions things look very different than they do in bad feedback sessions. In today's episode of Developer Tea, we're talking about feedback and how to build a good feedback mechanism.
If you could pause everything right now, what would you feel the need to do?
Breaking big problems down into smaller, easier to tackle problems and in today's episode we talk about exactly why breaking down problems into small forms is effective.
What is the story of your code?
Most of the time when we're writing code, we think about what the code is meant to do for us, we think of it as an offensive response to what we're solving, but what if we think of our code as a defensive strategy?
Your perspective is centered on now. It's very hard to imagine that the now, will soon be considered the past.
It's easy to imagine a duel system. A duel sense of identity - The impulsive side of us and the thoughtful side and it can change the way we think about how we work as engineers.
Think back to the times you learned your most important lessons. What exactly was the teacher?
When do you expect to achieve your goals? When do you expect to have the feeling that you have arrived?
What is it about engineering that you love? What keeps you coming back to work? In today's episode, we're talking about why we continue to be engineers.
In today's episode, we're continuing the conversation from our last episode and talking about what you can do once you admit that you don't know an answer to a question as a developer.
How will you handle the pressure of not knowing something?
Your actions and beliefs have a strong relation to each other. In today's episode, we're talking about how beliefs are formed.
Today, we're answering a listener question from Saul: How do you communicate a technical solution to a non-technical team member? Specifically, when that team member needs to be involved in making a decision that has technical implications?
When you are solving difficult problems, the questions you ask can help determine the path you go down to solve those problems.
At the youngest stage of your career you are most likely to quit. In today's episode, we're providing encouragement to those new developers for when the career decision gets tough.
What does it take to change your mind? Most of us haven't thought about that before and often times, it's hard to remember the last time we changed a belief or significant behavior.
How important is learning in your career? In today's episode, we're talking about the importance of both learning and play in the development of your career.
What are you willing to give up for your goals?