Hacking the Grepson

Matt and Mike, two career developers, discuss their experiences and talk about programming in a (hopefully) not-too-technical way.

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Episodes

5 days ago

Intelligence usually refers to the ability for humans to acquire new knowledge and apply it accordingly. Computers can do this, too, so...are they human-like? Maybe! Matt and Mike do the thing about that.

Wednesday Sep 07, 2022

How programmers accomplish the task of finding answers in a database of text may have changed over the past quarter of a century, but it's still a valuable skill. Matt and Mike dig into the ins and outs of using the current method, Google, in today's episode.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

There are many things you can do with code, such as make a web browser, photo editor, or even a tax, uh, doer. Lots of people, however, prefer to make games with their code, and Matt and Mike break down this huge and varied use on today's episode.   Displaced Gamers, which goes behind the code of old video games: https://www.youtube.com/c/DisplacedGamers Sample episode on Zelda 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSSUrnIpcds

Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

Spaghetti is a delicious pasta, but it's also a form of coding practice that we all fall prey to at some point. Matt and Mike talk about what it is, how it comes to be, and how to untangle the mess.

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

Hanselminutes Podcast - https://hanselminutes.com Tania Rascia - https://tania.dev

Wednesday Jul 13, 2022

Due to circumstances, there's no Matt this week, folks, but fear not! Mike enlists the help of another kind soul to discuss their respective careers in IT, be they programming or otherwise.

Wednesday Jun 29, 2022

Sure, writing code is fun, but have you tried writing about code in your code? What about writing other words about that code outside of that code entirely? It can all help! Matt and Mike explain.

Wednesday Jun 15, 2022

I need to write a short summary of this particular programming podcast episode, but...I just don't want to. Also, I have no ideas. Sigh. Hopefully, Matt and Mike have some advice for me.

Wednesday Jun 01, 2022

Ever wonder how one even gets started in this programming/developing game? Matt and Mike have some answers for you.

Wednesday May 18, 2022

Memes! Well, one meme. One little 3x3 meme, based on the tried-and-true Dungeons and Dragons alignment chart, except for code. Matt and Mike treat it with respect, humor, and occasional, mild derision. Original tweet referencing chart: https://twitter.com/heyjulesfern/status/1516208050360631299?s=20&t=xIj0Q-Uf2E_uhiTBrlf5Cw Direct link to chart: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FQqmk-sUYAAxaKC.jpg

Wednesday May 04, 2022

All the applications on your computer started out as source code. Whether that source is open to the public or not is worth a discussion from Matt and Mike on today's episode.

Wednesday Apr 20, 2022

Need to add or change some text for your application? You have a choice: a humble text editor or a proper IDE. How do you choose? Matt and Mike break it down.

Wednesday Apr 06, 2022

Full-blown programs are great, but what of the lowly script? They're often short, dirty, and highly personal to the programmer, but they're also the true workhorses. Matt and Mike go over some of their favorites.

Wednesday Mar 23, 2022

When you interview (or are interviewing) for a job, there's a certain je ne sais quoi about technical types. Matt and Mike explore their experiences and preferences when employment is on the line.

Monday Mar 14, 2022

Today, group talks about Wordl(e). Convo great! Times spent worth money bunch.

Wednesday Mar 09, 2022

Software is conceived, born, maintained, and retired much like other things. Matt and Mike explain how it works and what kind of SDLCs they've experienced.

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Portrayal of programmers (and computer technology, in general) in media has not always been kind, let alone accurate, but it's getting better.

Wednesday Feb 09, 2022

The podcast you thought you knew is not exactly the podcast you thought you knew, but also is basically the podcast you thought you knew. Also, we wrap up our coverage of the (now-completed) Advent of Code 2021.

Wednesday Jan 26, 2022

Every programming language can be written using one or more different paradigms, or models. Matt and Mike discuss several popular ones in today's episode.

Wednesday Jan 12, 2022

Matt and Mike talk about a cool annual coding competition to solve daily challenges as quickly as possible.

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