Episode 92: JSON and The Argonauts

Argonaut

“…and that’s why this podcast is rated M for mature”

Chris and Ed talk about their thoughts on what might have to change once you become “internet famous” and a reminder that even if you have made mistakes in the past, you can choose to correct them in the future.

We also include a new segment called “What toys did we buy?” to reflect how the hosts numb the pain of every day living through conspicuous consumption.

Thanks to Chance Garcia for allowing us to bring another health issue to people’s attention.

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Episode 91: Check the police blotter in Mountain View

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Chris and Ed do an extremely rare daytime recording of the show on the American Memorial Day holiday. But why is a Canadian not working on an American Holiday? You’ll have to tune in to find out why along with some thoughts on mentoring and why the current crop of browser-centric testing tools are completely shit.

Thanks to Ben Ramsey for his poetry choice and Chance Garcia for allowing us to bring another health issue to people’s attention.

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  • Please support Ed’s efforts to make OSMI his main gig!
  • Both Chris and Ed will be at CakeFest 2017
  • WebDriver is an API in heavy use at Mozilla (and elsewhere) for doing browser automation work
  • Ed talked about a testing tool called Fake from his webOS development days that promoted a very different testing paradigm
  • Chris has done browser automation in PHP using Behat, Mink and a lot of swearing
  • Most current browser-centric UI testing tools are Rube Goldberg machines
  • Great blog post from the ClojureScript community showing off property-based testing and immutibility
  • Also some great work being done in PHPUnit with snapshot testing

Episode 90: Same As It Ever Was

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Chris and Ed talk about Ed’s new laptop and his decision to transition to do OSMI full-time. They also talked about their new Patreon that’s helping them find sponsors for the podcast.

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  • Please support Ed’s efforts to make OSMI his main gig
  • Back when we got a new MBP Chris talked about his new setup

Episode 89: Selling Out Never Felt So Good

Sold out

Chris and Ed decided to push themselves out of their comfort zone and talked to Laravel community superstar Matt Stauffer. We talked about Matt’s experience writing a book for a major publish (with an animal on the cover and everything), asked the question “does consistency in code matter for OSS projects” and Chris sadly muted his mic while Matt and Ed discussed the Analogue NT Mini gaming console.

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Episode 88: Ocho Ocho

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A short-ish episode this time out where our Dynamic Duo went guestless and talked about their recent conference experiences in Salt Lake City, Antwerp, and Miami.

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  • Eric Lindros gets wiped out by Scott Stevens, never to be an elite-level player again
  • Chris and Ed spoke at SunshinePHP, enjoying the crazy happy-hour scene and tropical drinks
  • Ed spoke at LoopConf
  • The video of Ed’s talk is up on YouTube where he dressed like Emo Ernie
  • Chris spoke at PHP Benelux

Episode 87: Asking Questions Down Under

Down Under challenge #752

This time out we asked our listeners to submit some questions because we are tired of winning so much and wanted to let others get in on it. Along the way Ed talked about a recent computer-related purchase he made on eBay while Chris talked about one the earliest science fiction short stories he can remember while feeling incredibly old at the same time.

Don’t worry, Chris' ego let him know he was not old and is still awesome.

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  • “What would you do if we weren’t programming as a career?”
  • “How do you get to the point where you don’t need to submit resumes to get jobs?”
  • What the heck is the Commodore Plus/4 and why doesn’t Ed know everything about CP/M
  • Ray Bradbury’s A Sound Of Thunder is a legendary time travel story

Episode 86: Necromantic Spies and Imagined Corporate Friends

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YOUR 2016 PHP PODCAST OF THE YEAR from simpleprogrammer.com

Welcome to the very first episode of 2017! We’re back after a nice break for the holidays and ready to get back to being insightful and unfiltered.

In this episode we talked about the concept of “programming as craft” with Chris and Ed having a great discussion about what should follow after the phrase “programmers need to learn empathy.”

Ed also released some music, and is donating all the proceeds to OSMI. Chris was sad that he did not get the opportunity to re-record the vocal tracks from some of Ed’s older material in his own signature vocal style.

Chris also talked (not so briefly) about the new laptop he bought and the security measures he decided to take with it.

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Episode 85: Brand Dilution As A Source Of Happiness

Holiday Spectacular

Welcome to our end-of-year episode! It has been probably the most gratifying year in a long time for both Chris and Ed. Chris' work at Mozilla has really changed his perspective on the value of the open web and his future. Ed finally got the chance to sink his teeth into a true leadership role at GraphStory and with a lot of help OSMI became a non-profit poised to continue doing excellent work in the field of bringing awareness to mental health issues.

Crazy travel schedules, the last TrueNorthPHP, Chris and Ed laughing about things more than usual, and a very passionate non-testing-related speech from Chris can be found in this final episode of 2016.

We know 2016 sucked for a lot of people and 2017 is likely to suck worse. Hang in there, we will be here for you.

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We’ve included a large number of links below for things we have bought or considered buying for our loved ones (and often ourselves) with Smile affiliation.

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Episode 84: Whiny Feedback Loops

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Chris and Ed record a very quick show to talk about Ed’s latest conference adventure, the launch of some new stuff from OSMI, and Chris talks about feedback loops, hoodies that don’t fit, and the end of TrueNorthPHP.

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Episode 83: Sasquatch Uses PHP

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Pacific Northwest PHP co-organizer Tess Mero joins Ed and Chris to discuss her work organizing one of the newer regional conferences, Joomla, and what the hell does Cisco have to offer PHP developers.

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