241 RR What Makes a Great Developer with Phil Spitler

Episode 247 · January 6th, 2016 · 58 mins 19 secs

About this Episode

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02:17 - Phil Spitler Introduction

03:20 - Panel opinions: What makes a good developer?

07:26 - “Successful” vs “Great” Developers

12:45 - Mentors: What to they epitomize?

  • Maintainability

14:37 - How do newbies find/identify mentors?

17:45 - When Becoming Great Starts to Matter

27:51 - How People “Arrive”; Necessary Skillsets

  • Code Archaeology

30:51 - Bloc.io

36:44 - As a mentor, where do you draw the line?

40:57 - As an educator: How important is it to do hands-on work of your own?

  • The Freelancers’ Show Episode #184: Goals and Productivity (unreleased at time of publication)


Rat-a-Tat Cat (Jessica)
Sorry Not Sorry IPA (Jessica)
Amazon Fire Kids Edition (Avdi)
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free by Neil Fiore (Avdi)
Intercom Central® 246 - Four Channels HOME Power-line Intercom System (Chuck)
Fathead (Chuck)
spitfire (Phil)
Bloc's Software Engineering Track (SET Program) (Phil)
Kyle Cease (Phil)
Phil’s coworker’s Ariel's man crush on Avdi (Phil)

Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing That You Can Improve (Phil)
Wile Kratts (Children's Science Show) (Phil)
MindSet by Carol Dweck (Chuck)