84: Loot Crate Edition

Recorded November 16, 2017


-Introducing Visual Studio Live Share

-Teletype for Atom

-Social Meetup Last Night - The final San Diego Laravel Meetup

-Thomas is liking Tailwindcss

-DiegoDev partners with DonationMatch.com

-Thomas and Eric talk about the results of the 'Reply All' Facebook Snooping Challenge

-Tom Explains Video Games and why the gaming world in mad at EA

-Find cool places to cowork from using Workfrom.co

-Firefox hits the airwaves again with new commercials for their latest release.

Presets, Editors, and Laracon 2018

Jake and Michael take on episode 50 talking about survey results, frontend presets, code editors, Laracon in 2018, and a whole lot more.

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MageTalk Episode 149 – MMES Interviews

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Show Notes


This episode is made up of interview recordings from Meet Magento Spain.

The first is with David Manners, a long-standing contributor turned Community Engineer at Magento. Originally from the U.K. and now residing in Germany, David Manners once hosted Mage Talk and is part of the new team at Magento that can help you contribute to the platform. Currently, 20% of the code in Magento 2 has come from the community!

“Our job is to turn people from purely consumer, to contributor.” – David Manners

David is well known for Mage Engage, a series of video interviews where the aim was not to talk about Magento or their business value but focusing on who they are as a person. The guys discuss the value of this initiative and how it changed the community.

Congratulations to the Jordan family on their new arrival!

Slava Kravchuk, the founder of Atwix, joins Phil and shares his Magento story. Slava talks about being the first Magento partner in Ukraine and how getting involved with the community helped them. They discuss module development, Magento 1, and the value of Magento certifications and what they believe should be changed and improved for the new certifications.

November 20th was the 7th Birthday of Atwix so they decided to hold a Magento meetup and contribution day in Khmelnytskyi. Slava & Phil also discuss what the next 3 years look like for the Magento space and the different kinds of innovation.

“We should focus on supporting what we do and being a true partner for the client” – Slava Kravchuk

The final interview is with Ray Bogman, Creator of Mage Coach and CTO at SupportDesk. Ray tells his fascinating Magento story that started in 2008 with the beta version of Magento and the beginning of the Magento Community in the Netherlands.

“We were stunned at how Magento 2 kicks off and is manageable doing a really large amount of numbers, and handling that.”

It was recently announced that Ray will be joining the mothership and is moving to the Magento ECG team as of the 1st January 2018 as Business Solutions Architect! Ray is looking forward to seeing how the B2B world will expand and where Magento stands in that world.

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Episode 94: Shaking Off The Rust

Rust and Fire

It’s been a while since our last episode, but this time Chris and Ed go together in the same room down in Pawnee, Indiana to record an episode. Between Ed making faces at Chris while recording and Chris' totally messing up who wrote the testing blog post he went on and on, it was clear /dev/hell is not in the groove.

In this episode Ed talks about some of his personal struggles that led to a long absence, Chris asks about what to do when the time frame for your goals doesn’t align with the types of places you work, and Chris and Ed try to enjoy being together in the same place while hoping the noise from the hand dryer in the bathroom on the other side of the wall from them doesn’t cause a ton of noise.

Don’t worry, the podcast isn’t dead! Ed and Chris intend on talking to each other for a very very long time to come. However, you can expect to see less of us on the conference circuit in 2018. Both Chris and Ed have decided that for personal reasons they need to reduce their travel schedules.

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135: Let’s AWS Everything!

In this week’s episode Edd and Mick catch-up after another long hiatus (sorry about that). We start off by discussing principles mentioned in the Clean Coder book, gaining confidence in code by way of tests, and Elon Musk’s dream of putting a person on Mars. Leading on from this, Edd talks about his continued venture into the internals of Bitcoin, Hardware wallets, ASIC mining USB sticks and Merkle Trees. We then highlight MyBuilder’s recent switch from dedicated servers to the AWS stack, highlighting the pros n’ cons of both approaches and some gotcha’s encountered along the way. Finally, we mention some security audit and monitoring tools that have proven useful for keeping an eye on the (ever increasing) servers present in a typical setup.

Secret trips, status pages, and communication

In this episode, Michael teases about the secret purpose of his Sydney trip, before moving on to the topic of status pages and reporting service disruptions, as well as communicating with peers.

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