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Ep. #13, Standing On The Shoulders Of A License
January 31, 2017

with Ilan Rabinovitch

In this episode, Steve and David are joined by Ilan Rabinovich, Director of Technical Services and Evangelism at Datadog. They talk about the different ways companies are being built on open source software.

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Ep. #12, Security Ergonomics
August 31, 2016

with Guy Podjarny

In this episode of Don’t Make Me Code, David and Steve are joined by Guy Podjarny, CEO of Snyk. The group discuss the current state of developer experience in security tools and practices, the importance of non-engineers on your developer tool team, and the challenges of ‘selling’ security to developers without resorting to FUD.

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Ep. #11, Dogfooding
August 11, 2016

with Liz Bennett

In this episode of Don’t Make Me Code, David and Steve have Liz Bennett in the studio. Liz is a Senior Engineer at Loggly, a SaaS based logging company. The three discuss the many benefits of Dogfooding as well as some unique-to-developer-tools pitfalls of using your own product to build itself.

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Ep. #10, Environment Protection
July 19, 2016

with Sean Li

In this episode of Don’t Make Me Code, Steve and David are joined by Sean Li, Lead Product Designer at Docker. Sean, Steve & David discuss Docker’s acquisition of Kitematic, the friction of attempting to replace a developer’s existing tool, and the increasingly prominent role of Design in Developer Tools.

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Ep. #9, Getting Users To Give A Damn
June 21, 2016

with Mikeal Rogers

In this episode, David and Steve are joined by Mikeal Rogers, Community Manager at the Node.js Foundation. The three discuss how best to grow communities around open source software.

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Ep. #8, I Only Work On Ugly Products
June 1, 2016

with Dom Nguyen

In this episode, Steve and David are joined by Dom Nguyen, Product Designer at Meteor. The group discuss why developer companies should hire designers, and why designers should want to work for developer companies.

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Ep. #7, You’re The Developer Of Your Developer Experience
May 18, 2016

with Matt Harris

In this episode, David and Steve are joined by Matt Harris, Co-founder of Sendwithus. The three discuss the challenges of providing the same great developer experience across multiple different languages, how important DX is to building developer traction, and finally they cover what to look for in potential hires when building your developer experience team.

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Ep. #6, How To Train Your Developer
April 12, 2016

with Gonçalo Borrêga

David and Steve are joined by Gonçalo Borrêga of Outsystems to discuss training developers.

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Ep. #5, Developers are People Too
March 29, 2016

with Justin Baker

In this episode David and Steve are joined by Justin Baker, Lead Product Designer at LaunchDarkly. The three discuss how developers are people too.

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Ep. #4, Affordances for Developers
March 17, 2016

with Dustin Larimer

In this episode David and Steve are joined by Dustin Larimer from Keen IO. They discuss affordances – the visual cues or attributes of a thing that inform you how it works – for developers.

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Ep. #3, Developer Segments
February 22, 2016

In this episode, Steve and David dive into listener Matthias Lübken’s topic suggestion of developer segments. David and Steve discuss all the different types of developers that are using dev tools, and the different ways they design tools with these segments in mind.

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Ep. #2, Onboarding Developers
February 3, 2016

In this episode, David and Steve discuss the challenges faced when onboarding developers, and how you can make that experience better.

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Ep. #1, Introducing Steve and David
January 20, 2016

In this first episode, Steve and David discuss the origins of the term DX, they share their thoughts on what makes a great developer experience, and they talk about some of the challenges they face when designing developer facing products.