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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18 hours ago

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.

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