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:

Forcing Functions April 6, 2020
In today's episode we're talking about different challenges we face and creating tough situations on purpose to drive us forward in career development.
In today's episode, we're talking about intensional discomfort and knowing when it's a growth practice and when to identify it debilitating.
What words are you using to describe a problem you're working on? Today, we're talking about framing and how to effectively communicate what you're trying to solve.
Every developer at least at one point in their career gets the feeling that they are falling behind. In today's episode, we're talking about overlooking the things you already know.
Stress and Tolerance March 27, 2020
In today's episode we're talking about stress responses during difficult times.
Change is hard and complex and yet it is all around us. That's what we're talking about on today's episode of Developer Tea.
Habits are not built over-night. In today's episode, we're discussing when mental models are standing in your way and what you can do about it.
The Overreaction Paradox March 20, 2020
In today's episode, we're talking about overreactions to events around us as you work from home and in isolation. When is overreaction acceptable and when does it cause a larger problem?
Many of you are working from home for the first time in a long time. In today's episode, we're talking about mindful remote work.
Stress can either stretch you or hurt you. In today's second part of the interview with Carl Yates Perry, General Manager at Square, we're discussing jobs that give you more energy than they take and how to maintain a healthy working life.
How do you know when it's the right time to leave your job? In today's part 1 of this 2-part interview, we're talking to Carl Yates Perry about his job transitions and how he made the decision to become the General Manager at Square.
Today we're talking about future-proofing your code and cost of change curves.
Picking the best tool for the job is a smart solution for developers, but in today's episode, we're talking about how choosing the best tool for the job can sometimes limit us from the best solution to a problem.
Questions are the most powerful tool you can use to clarify situations and solve problems. Today, we're talking about finding different sources for questions that require you to pause and think.
This episode is about quality over quantity when it comes to finding a solution to a problem. When is it right to take time and do something right vs. moving fast?
In today's episode, we're talking about changing your approach to looking for a job.
The actions that you take today are not representative of who you are. In today's episode, we're talking about enjoying the small things and finding meaning in even the smallest tasks.
It's easy to look at our daily lives to evaluate what we're doing as individuals. In today's episode, we're getting introspective and talking about our influence from another person's perspective.
Each day you're living a piece of your life and if you were to think of time as a currency that is always flowing out. You have an account and that account has a certain amount of time in it but you don't know how much you have in that …
One of the most critical skills is the ability to map information and relate it to other information. In today's episode, we're talking about mapping models that go wrong and how forcing a concept into the wrong model can cause major problems in software and your career as a developer.