Sometimes it becomes difficult to keep up with the fast-paced world of technology. The life of a developer is constantly changing with the introduction of new programs and technology. However, there are few easy ways that can allow you to constantly stay in the loop; one great one that we will cover today is Podcasts.
In addition to always keeping you in the loop with the latest technology, podcasts can allow you to learn directly from the experience of other developers. Developers always seem to have to find a solution to problems that they come across while developing. This innovative solution that one developer came up with could be the answer that a lot of developers are probably looking for.
It doesn’t even have to limited to problems and solutions, podcasts can also help you pick up few new tricks that can drastically reduce development time in some applications. The best part, you can learn all of this while multi-tasking. You don’t have to sit down to read articles, but instead you can simple turn on a podcast while commuting, driving, cleaning or even working out.
Previously, we had written on podcasts for designers on Codecondo, so this time I thought of looking for some great podcasts for your developers too. So Here are 10 best podcasts for web developers to tune into:
The Web Ahead is a weekly podcasted hosted by Jen Simmons which focuses mainly on the development side instead of pure design talk. The podcast features a 40-60 minute long format and includes having a detailed discussion with various Web Experts on development topics. It is a really informative podcast and perfect for any beginners that are just learning the basics such as HTML5, responsive design, and mobile development.
Formerly known as Expression Engine Podcast, it was later renamed to CTRL+CLICK CAST. Hosted by Lea Alcantara and Emily Lewis, the podcast focuses on content management systems, design, code, and even culture and business challenges.
With two easy-going hosts (Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert), the show instantly catches your attention and maintains it. The relaxed format allows you to sit back and leisurely enjoy the laid back discussion. The show runs in two formats – Rapidfire and Guest Episodes. Rapidfire is a listener Q&A session, where callers can call in with their questions for the hosts. In Guest episodes, the show includes a discussion with the guest in the beginning, followed by a Q&A session. It is a perfect web show for anyone in the web development industry, from beginners to experts.
Hosted by Micheal Budd, Fraser Hart, Lewis Cains and Edd Mann, Three Devs and a Maybe is a weekly podcast that includes an industry expert as a guest to discuss everything related to web development. The topics covered include the ins and outs of a developer’s life, and their experience with testing, frameworks, good software design, PHP, and programming languages.
Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman, the award-winning show talks about everything that matters on the web. The long-form (40-60 minute) podcasts delve deep into one topic with a guest on things such as web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. Zeldman’s history in the Web development/standards/design allows him to ask all the right questions and he has a knack of making his guests think.
For all the newbies that dream of becoming a developer, this podcast provides you with a good idea about the life of a developer. It includes topics regarding development as well as the background history of the developer. Think of it as behind the scenes of the life of a developer.
A podcast as interesting as the name and hosted by Ben Orenstein, Giant Robots (short for GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS) is a weekly technical podcast that covers topics such as discussing development, design, and the business of great products. Each week Orenstein is joined by developers and designers from the industry to discuss development.
Hosted by Jonathan Cutrell, a director of technology at Whiteboard, Developer Tea is a “10(ish)” minute podcast perfect for all developers that are looking for a quick listen in. It covers short topics regarding all things web development. The podcast is live 4 times a week, instead of a weekly one.
The next time you are commuting to work or going for a quick jog, tune in to a podcast and learn a new skill or get caught up with all the news of development industry in a short 20 minute podcast. These podcasts are a great way to learn from the experience of the industry experts that guest star on the shows. Have we missed any interesting podcasts that you listen to? Drop a comment below and let us know.