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> 2017 PODCASTS

SEP
10
Is there still a place for the server-side web?
In a leaner half-hour podcast, we discuss whether we should still be rendering web pages on the server
AUG
15
Developer Health
The Western Devs aren't getting any younger. We take time out of our exercise routines to talk about keeping healthy
MAY
9
Transparency
Wherein the Western Devs determine if, when, and how companies should publish salary and diversity numbers
APR
23
Working From Home
Yeah, so Pokemon Go was still a thing when we originally recorded this. Add procrastination to the list of hazards for working from home.

> 2016 PODCASTS

SEP
19
Career Planning
When it comes to planning your career, the Western Devs have it aaaaaaaall worked out. But when it comes to audio issues...sorry about that, westerners.
SEP
9
Stress
Chillax with the Western Devs as they relieve their stress through podcast therapy
JUL
27
Exploratory Data Analysis with Matthew Renze
Kyle hijacks Matthew Renze at Prairie Dev Con 2016 to talk about exploratory data analysis and the increasingly popular programming language, R.
JUL
9
Functional Programming and F# with Rachel Reese
The Western Devs kidnap Rachel Reese at Prairie Dev Con and force her to speak on functional programming and F# in exchange for empanadas
JUL
2
Mobile Apps and Xamarin
The Western Devs discuss the ins and outs of mobile development and Xamarin
JUN
13
Building APIs
The Western Devs discuss the ins and outs of building APIs
MAY
7
Prairie Dev Con Recap
The Western Devs reminisce on their experience at Prairie Dev Con and offer tips to speakers, conference organizers, and attendees.
APR
10
Thoughts on Microsoft Build 2016
The Western Devs pontificate on the latest Microsoft Build announcements
MAR
27
Diabetes technology
Special guest, Jake Belcham, joins the Western Devs as they review the state of diabetes technology today and what's coming in the future
FEB
29
Building developer tools with Igal Tabachnik
We talk with Igal Tabachnik and discuss the finer points of building tools for Visual Studio
FEB
23
Developer Productivity
The Western Devs take a break from their collective workdays to discuss developer productivity
FEB
17
Getting Started in Open Source with Adam Ralph
Open source addict, Adam Ralph sits down with the Western Devs to give us tips on getting started in the wacky world of open source
FEB
13
Ergonomics
The Western Devs try to fight off the various aches and pains that come with chatting online all day
FEB
8
Azure with Yves Goeleven
The devs track down Microsoft MVP Yves Goeleven in a busy Thai restaurant and talk to him about Azure
JAN
24
Is Web Development Terrible
The Western Devs discuss whether web development really is terrible
JAN
13
2016 Goals
The Western Devs reminisce on 2015 and look to 2016

> 2015 PODCASTS

DEC
14
Barriers for Women in Technology
Special guest Rachel Thomas and the Western Devs discuss the barriers facing women when they enter and when they stay in technology
DEC
7
The Future of Computing
The Western Devs pontificate on the future of computing
NOV
28
Geek Gifts
Learn what the Western Devs might have got this year for Christmas if any of them were nice
NOV
25
Zencastr
A chat with Josh Nielsen, creator of Zencastr
NOV
17
Interviews and Hiring Practices
The definitive answer on how to hire your next dev
NOV
11
All About SmartView
An Interview with SmartView founder Amir Barylko
NOV
9
Encouraging and Educating Kids
Ways to encouraging and educate kids in the dark art of coding. With special guest Wendy Closson
OCT
19
Life Outside .NET
The Western Devs discuss working outside your comfort zone
OCT
15
Refactor vs. Rewrite
The Western Devs tackle the eternal debate: do we refactor or rewrite?
OCT
10
Ethics
The Western Devs welcome Lori Lalonde and D'Arcy Lussier to the podcast and discuss ethics in software
OCT
1
Going Independent
In honour of Botswanan Independence Day, the Western Devs discuss going independent with special guest, Wendy Closson
SEP
19
Kanban
The WesternDevs try their hand at pronouncing, then describing Kanban
SEP
9
Work/Life Balance
Wherein the Western Devs try to balance work and not work
SEP
2
No Estimates
In this episode, special guest Steve Rogalsky helps the Western Devs understand the #NoEstimates movement
AUG
24
Internal Open Source
The Western Devs sound off on why your company should share and collaborate on its internal code
AUG
4
The Repository Pattern
Do we really need all these repositories?
JUL
21
DevOps
Continuing the theme of making grandiose claims about vaguely defined terms, the Western Devs take on the Rise of DevOps
JUL
13
The Internet of Things
The Western Devs delve into the mire that is the Internet of Things
JUL
8
Microservices
In our inaugural podcast, the Western Devs tackle what is either the new hotness, retro SOA, or a flash in the pan: microservices.
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