August 28th, 2019 – September 4th, 2019

  1. Facebook Engineering Process with Kent Beck

    Kent Beck is a legendary figure in the world of software engineering.

    Kent was an early advocate of Test-Driven Development (TDD), and popularized the idea of writing unit tests before writing code that would satisfy those unit tests. A unit test isolates and tests a small piece of functionality within a large piece of software. Practitioners of Test-Driven Development write tens or hundreds of tests in order to cover a large variety of cases that could potentially occur within their software.

    When Kent Beck joined Facebook in 2011, he was 50 years old and thought he had seen everything in the software industry. During Facebook Boot Camp, Kent started to realize that Facebook was very different than any other company he had seen. Facebook Boot Camp is the six-week onboarding process that every new hire learns about the software practices of the company.

    After graduating Facebook Boot Camp, Kent began to explore Facebook’s codebase and culture. He found himself rethinking many of the tenets of software engineering that he had previously thought were immutable.

    Kent joins the show to discuss his time at Facebook, and how the company’s approach to building and scaling products thoroughly reshaped his beliefs about software engineering.


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  2. JS Party #87: Websites should work without JS. Yep? Nope? the Short-Skulls vs the Fer-Balls |> News and podcasts for developers |> Changelog

    We’re trying a brand new segment called YepNope, wherein your intrepid panelists engage in a lively debate around a premise. In this debate, Feross and KBall argue that websites should work without requiring JS and Divya and Chris say, “Nah!” Please let us know if you like this style episode! We had fun recording it, b…

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  3. Jeremy Keith - Building The Web - View Source 2019

    An interview with Jeremy Keith, a front-end developer from Brighton, UK, on the state of the web, how we evolved over all these years, the tooling and the skills necessary to know for front-end engineers today.

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  4. What is Critical Thinking? (IPPL, 2009)


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  5. How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers | At a Loss for Words | APM Reports

    For decades, schools have taught children the strategies of struggling readers, using a theory about reading that cognitive scientists have repeatedly debunked. And many teachers and parents don’t know there’s anything wrong with it.

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  6. Politics Podcast: Is Britain In The Middle Of A Constitutional Crisis? | FiveThirtyEight

    On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he had asked the queen to suspend parliament in September, reducing the amount of time lawmake…

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  7. Kobe Bryant Untold Stories with Patrick Bet-David

    In this Kobe Bryant Interview, Patrick Bet-David asks about Laker days, mindset, Shaq, business and the untold stories. Subscribe to Valuetainment for the updates:

    About Kobe Bryant: Kobe Bean Bryant, often known mononymously as Kobe, is an American former professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships.

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  8. WTF with Marc Maron Podcast: Episode 721 - Jeff Goldblum

    It’s not really Independence Day without Jeff Goldblum. Instead of spending the holiday fighting aliens, Jeff sits down with Marc in the garage to discuss Robert Altman, Wes Anderson, Pittsburgh, the Meisner technique, The Fly, Jurassic Park, Carl Sagan, becoming a new father and saving the world. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Wiener-Dog, Audible and Casper.

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  9. Blätter-Podcast: Europas Linke, Hongkong, Scientists for Future, USA und Kolumbien

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  10. How Britain can help you get away with stealing millions: a five-step guide – podcast | News | The Guardian

    Dirty money needs laundering if it’s to be of any use – and the UK is the best place in the world to do it

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