Top 3 podcasts for developers

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update: 6/11/16

I have come across what I consider to be the most comprehensive list on the internet of the best podcasts for web developers/sofware developers.

The list can be found at the following link: https://simpleprogrammer.com/2016/10/29/ultimate-list-developer-podcasts/

 

Original post:

Software developers, contrary to many other professionals, must keep their skills sharp to remain relevant in the market. As such it becomes crucial to practice your craft on a daily basis. Practicing daily however, is not sufficient as there are technology changes in relatively short amount of time.

One of the main ways to be informed  and keep up with the trends in the industry is to listen to podcasts. Podcasts are a very simple way to consume content because they do not require any particular focus to listen and get most information out of them.

Furthermore, the ability to listen to them with our smartphones makes it perfect to consume great content anywhere anytime. In other words they allow us to live asynchronously: listening to them while we are doing other things. This is a very powerful concept I first heard from Cory House. Cory is an incredible developer and if you’ve never heard of him you should follow him on his blog outlierdeveloper.com .

Without further due, these are some of the best podcasts that I have come across:

  1. Javascript Jabber: This is considered THE podcast to listen to. It normally features experts from the field explaining how they implement a specific technology. Although they are normally 1 hour long, they’re definitely worth it
  2. Simple Programmer: This is one close to heart. John Somnez is a great guy and he talks not only about how to grow in the field but also other aspects in our lives such as sleep, diet, social life that may seem at first to not have any impact on our careers but in reality affect it in so many ways. Definitely recommended.
  3. The Web Ahead: This is an interview-style podcast by Jen Simmons and it normally features experts of the industry discussing the past of the web and where it is heading.

If you guys have any other recommendations please do not hesitate to comment

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