How To Code Well
Peter Fisher is a freelance web and mobile developer in Gloucestershire UK and the Host of the How To Code Well YouTube channel.
In a message to the PHP externals, Microsoft has announced that it is dropping Windows support for PHP 8 and beyond. In this episode I am going to discuss what this means for Windows based PHP developers. I will also be asking questions, highlighting developer concerns and making recommendations to those learning PHP on Windows development environments.
Docker is a fantastic tool to have in your web development tool box. Here are 19 Docker tips and techniques that I wish I knew when I started using Docker.
Whilst live coding on Twitch I was asked about my web development work flow, the different types of tools that I use and what to expect when progressing in a career in web development. In this episode I am going to answer all of this and more. We are going to cover why I use Jira more than Trello to record tasks. What frameworks I have mostly been using and what to expect as you advance in web development.
The new How To Code Well website is being developed live on Twitch and I intend to put it live in early December this year. In this podcast I discuss the roadmap for this project and the various different stages I need to complete in order for this project to go live. In todays show I mentioned:
Useful productivity is key to the success of How To Code Well. Producing video tutorials, live streaming on Twitch and interviewing guests on the podcast keeps me quite busy. I do all of this whilst being a freelance web developer, husband and dog owner. I am frequently asked how I keep I high level of productivity with How To Code Well whilst being a freelance web developer. so we are going to pull apart the topic of productivity in todays episode.
Today I am going to talk about clean php. This was a suggestion from Mohjak on the discord server. Mohjak suggested to do a video discussion on how to use clean PHP coding when implementing a WordPress importer
In todays How To Code Well podcast I am going to discuss the tools and techniques that I sometimes use to audit legacy code and web applications. The tools mentioned include phpstan, pdepend, phpmd, composer, phploc and more
In today's How To Code Well podcast I am going to talk about when you should and shouldn't learn certain skills in web development. This is based on a conversation that was had our Discord server between the HTCW community.
In today's podcast I am joined by Emily Wallace Price who talks about her development story and career change from care worker to coder. Emily was a care worker for 10 years but due to reasons beyond her control she needed to change careers. Emily taught herself web development and coding, after completing a series of Udemy courses and building up her portfolio Emily applied for jobs in web development. Emily is now a Junior web developer specialising in Laravel.
Matt Brunt joins me to talk about what it's like working from home during lockdown. We discuss some of the advantages and dis advantages of working from home for both the developer and the company. Matt has some great advice for junior developers who have recently come in to the industry but are now required to work remotely due to the lockdown.
Today we are going to talk about two technologies that I've been learning to deploy and test infrastructure. These are Terraform and Ansible. In this episode I explain the difference between the two and discuss the advantages of Infrastructure As Code (IaS)
Due to Covid-19 more people are being told to work from home. I have been a remote developer for 8 years and today I want to discuss 19 tips for working at home.
Today we are going to discuss the rebuild of howtocodewell.net using a microservice architecture. The current site is a basic Monolith and I would like to improve it with e-commerce and e-learning features. These features will be based on many Microservices. We are going to talk about some of the things that I've found difficult during the development stage of the project. We are also going to discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of using a Microservices architecture.
Today I'm going to talk about how we sometimes measure the value of programmers. Sometimes this can help define how much a programmer is paid and worth to a company. I will discussing some of my older experiences as a freelancer and also as full time web developer.
Here are 19 misconceptions about web development! These include; Women can't code, Web development is getting easier, Vue is better than React and many more
Here are 19 ways to save time while learning to code. This is a list for both junior and senior web developers looking to improve their programming skills quickly and efficiently.
Today I'm going to discuss some improvements that I have planned for the howtocodewell.net website. I also mention why I don't need a CMS ..... yet
Ben Orenstein is a co founder of a pair programming tool called Tuple that allows remote developers to share and alter code in realtime. Ben joins me to talk about Tuple and what pair programming is. Ben is also a speaker, singer and ruby developer. We talk about his coding background and how he came up with the idea of Tuple
Richard Bell is a joint director at Maple Rock Design in Cheltenham and he joins me to discuss his coding background and what web development services Maple Rock Design can offer. Maple Rock Design is web and print design agency in Cheltenham that specialise in branding, graphic design and web development. Richard talks about the programming languages he has used in his career including Joomla, WordPress, Laravel, VueJs, Code Ignitor, 11ty amongst others.
Sam Foot from Apptimise joins me to discuss the differences between a developer and a consultant in web development. We also talk about his coding background and how he started Apptimise. Sam has a great freelance history and we discuss how he transitioned into freelance and how he gets freelance clients.
Let me explain my relationship with software testing and why I think you should learn to test your code in 2020. In this episode I discuss my history of coding and how I started learning software testing.
Jeremy Onion joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk what you should learn first in web development. We discuss the difference between backend and frontend technologies, what to look out for when starting out as a programmer and what to avoid when learning to code.
I would like to thank all the How To Code Well season two guests! Listen to the podcast here: https://howtocodewell.fm In 2020 we start season 3!
2019 is nearly over and I want to take this time to thank everyone who has listened to the podcast and to all the amazing guests that have been on the show. I am also announcing the New Year Podcast special which is happening next Friday! It's going to be super fun so make sure you have subscribed. Have a great new year everyone! Happy Coding :)
Holiday burnout is a thing and I want to talk about how programers get burnt out around the holiday season. I mention a few of things that can cause burn out with coders and I discuss ways to prevent programmer burnout . Also Murphy says hello!
Matt Stauffer joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about why Laravel is so good! Matt is a technical director at 'Tighten', author, Twitch streamer, speaker and podcast host. He builds web systems with Laravel and other PHP related technologies and teaches Laravel on Twitch and his YouTube channel We talk about the difference between Laravel and other frameworks such as Zend and Symfony. Matt also gives some great advice to those looking to use Laravel as a PHP framework.
Today I am going to talk about developer comfort zones. I will be mentioning the many comfort zones that I have created and moved out of in my web development career. I'm also going to give examples when you should stay in your comfort zone and if you should consider alternatives.
Jonan Scheffler joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about junior developers, the web development hiring process and a whole lot more Jonan is a developer advocate, coder and teacher with a background of freelance web development and computer science. We talk about the differences between junior and senior developers and how a web developer progresses in their career. Jonan mentions some fantastic advice for junior developers and to senior developers who are mentoring others.
Ted M Young joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about teaching Java and live coding on Twitch Ted has a fascinating coding background which began at the age of 13 building stock programs that drew analytical charts. Ted sold the program to Dow Jones and become a very young professional programmer. In his adult programming career Ted has worked for eBay, Google and other very well known software companies.
Adam Culp joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about Beachcast tutorial videos on Twitch and YouTube. Adam and I both teach programming and web development on Twitch and YouTube. Adam first came on the podcast in episode 5 and back then his Beachcasts channel was very new. Since then his YouTube channel and live coding on Twitch has gained popularity. We talk about content creation on these platforms and discuss the pros and cons of teaching code.
Jenna Charlton joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about software testing. Jenna is a lead software tester from the united states and has lots of experience testing large applications and leading a team of talented software testers. We talk about Jenna's development story and how she got into the software testing industry. Jenna talks about her current role as a lead software tester and discusses the testing process. Jenna is also a speaker and conference organiser.
Today's podcast is going to be a bit different as Jeremy Onion interviews me. Jeremy ask's me about my web development journey, my educational background and what programming languages I have learnt. We also discuss my web development career and how I became a freelance web developer and consultant. Jeremy asked questions about the YouTube channel and the story behind How To Code Well. We also discuss future plans and what might be happing in the future with the How To Code Well community.
Matthew Glen joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about changing careers from factory worker to web developer. Listen on the podcast: We talk about why he decided to change his career and how he started to learn web development. Matthew has a very inspirational development story, he talks about the challenges he faced and how he overcame them. He also gives some great advice to self taught developers and those looking to switch careers to work in the web development industry.
Being able to adapt to different circumstances is very important in a web developers career. In this podcast I discuss certain ways to improve your adaptability skills and how to alter to new situations in a web developers career. We talk about accepting the inevitable changes and how to cope with uncertainty.
Gary Hockin joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about live coding on Twitch and working at Twilio. Gary is a developer evangelist at Twilio, international speaker, senior PHP developer and gamer. As part of his role at Twilio Gary live codes on Twitch and interacts heavily with the programming community. In the interview we talk about the many great things that Twilio does for developers and what products they offer for their clients.
Anna Filina joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about working on legacy code. We discuss the pros and cons of working on legacy code and what the term 'legacy code' actually means. Anna is a speaker, Youtuber and consultant who specialises in legacy code. We delve into Anna's coding background and discuss how Anna started in game development. We also talk about how Anna became a speaker and what topics she talks about.
Jessica Smith joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about side projects in Web Development. Jessica is an old colleague of mine and a great PHP developer. Jessica is a senior developer at Fasthosts where I previously worked for a few years. To say that Jessica's side project is epic is quite the understatement as in her spare time Jessica is the technical manager at epic.LAN! epic.LAN is one of the UK's most exciting LAN gaming events featuring a great range of social games and esports.
David Darnes joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to talk about the features of Ghost, the professional publishing platform. Ghost is a versatile publication platform that is used by well known companies and household names such as CloudFlare, Open Collective, Mozilla, Free Code Camp, Emojipedia and more. David explains the many features of Ghost including integrations with other systems and systems stacks (JAMStack), the development flow, API functionality, media control and more.
Today I talk about the 4 main areas of How To Code Well and announce a future AMA. The areas that we cover include the podcast, live coding, the YouTube channel and the training courses for programmers
Jeremy Onion joins me on the How To Code Well podcast to give advice to web developers who are looking to progress in their careers. Today's topic is about personal development and training. Jeremy has recently been on a certified training course with Google Cloud and will soon start an Amazon Web Services (AWS) course. These courses are instructor lead and certificated by training partners.
Matt Brunt is my guest on todays How To Code Well podcast. Matt is a web developer, public speaker and mentor. Matt talks about his background in web development including his experiences at university and how having a sandwich degree helped him get a job in the industry. Matt is a fantastic public speaker and has some great advice for developers who are speaking at conferences. Matt's upcoming talks are 'Think Like A Hacker' at GOTO Berlin and DDD East Midlands in October.
Adam Argyle is my guest on today's How To Code Well podcast and talks about working in CSS developer relations at Google Chrome. Adam talks about his background in web development and how his career has progressed at Google. We also discuss the future of the web, how CSS is evolving and what Google Chrome features are coming soon. Adam has worked at Google for many years but has recently started work in CSS Developer relations at Google Chrome.
Scott Ambler joins me to talk about Agile development in today's How To Code Well podcast Scott Ambler is a disciplined agilist and chief scientist at 'Disciplined Agile'. Scott explains what agile is and how it can benefit a projects life cycle. Scott mentions that agile is not only suited to software development and gives some great examples of where agile can be used outside of web development. We also discuss the differences between agile and other strategies such as the waterfall methodology.