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Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 24: Minimum Viable Product
Jun 19, 2015 @ 08:39:23

The Loosely Coupled podcast, with hosts and PHP community members Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost, has posted their latest episode today - episode #24: Minimum Viable Product.

In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about the concept of a minimum viable product and what it means to us as developers. The concept of an MVP is simple but it often gets used as an excuse to put out poorly-implemented products. Listen as Jeff and Matt discuss their opinions about the problems with MVP in our industry and how we as developers can fight against them.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player, by downloading the mp3 or by subscribing to their feed to get this and other episodes as they're released.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2015/06/18/episode-24-minimum-viable-product/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 22: Resolution Won't Fix
Jun 16, 2015 @ 12:22:08

The most recent episode of the Loosely Coupled podcast, with hosts and PHP community members Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost, has been posted: Episode #22 - Resolution Won't Fix.

In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about a very important skill all developers need to learn: how to say no. Saying no is pretty easy but there are ways to appropriately convey the reason why doing what is being asked is not a good idea.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player, by downloading the episode or you can subscribe to their feed to get the latest as they're released. Also, be sure to follow them on Twitter too!

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2015/06/13/episode-22-resolution-wont-fix/

PHP Town Hall:
Episode 41: Loosely Town Hall - Dallas Edition
May 19, 2015 @ 12:48:24

The PHP Town Hall podcast has posted their latest episode recorded live at the Lone Star PHP conference this year (2015). In episode 41, Loosely Town Hall - Dallas Edition, they're joined by Loosely Coupled podcast hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost.

This episode is brought to you from thunderstruck Dallas, as part of the awesome conference that is Lone Star PHP. We are joined once again by the dynamic duo Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost off of the Loosely Coupled podcast!

We mostly make a bunch of bad jokes then drag up the audience to talk about stuff. Lets be honest, this was a bit of a crapshoot, but Elizabeth Smith goes into some detail on PECL and the problems of ownership. PSR-7 is chatted about for the 19th time and Jordi talks a bit about pickles. Also, we debate “haytch” vs. “atch” as the correct pronunciation of the “H” in HTTP. Important stuff.

You can listen to this latest episode either via the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show. If you enjoy it, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get the latest episodes as they're released in the future.

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Link: http://phptownhall.com/blog/2015/04/18/episode-41-loosely-town-hall-dallas/

Loosely Coupled:
Episode 19: How We Work
Feb 13, 2015 @ 09:45:50

The Loosely Coupled podcast has posted their latest episode today - Episode #19, How We Work. Join hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost as they talk about work life, personal life and what tools, processes and techniques they've used during their careers to get the job done.

In this episode Jeff and Matt explore how they go about organizing their work life and our personal lives. They cover the idea of how the process evolves depending on your environment and even your personal inclinations. In 2011, Jeff wrote a blog post about the tools he used back then and realized that it has changed a little but for the most part works for him. They cover some pitfalls of processes that require tickets/stories to be broken down into parts where developers cannot understand what they’re doing or why, and how they’ve learned over time to get to that information. They also talked about learning how to be professionals and defend against situations that would impact your work or your code in negative ways. Finally they touch on Matt’s work scheduling experiment which is inspired by the Makers Schedule versus the Managers Schedule and how it has helped him be more productive.

You can listen to this latest episode either by using the in-page audio player or by downloading the episode directly and listening at your leisure. Be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter for the latest updates and show announcements.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2015/02/12/episode-19-how-we-work/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 18: Best Practices
Jan 28, 2015 @ 09:15:16

The Loosely Coupled podcast, hosted by PHP community members Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost, has posted their latest episode - Episode 18: Best Practices. In it they talk about "best practices" as it relates to teams and working with other developers.

In this episode Jeff and Matt will talk about their experiences of getting teams moving on good practices. They will cover times when it has been challenging to convince higher-ups the value of doing certain things, all the way to how to go about changing teams by example. This episode is sponsored by our friend, Coderabbi, who is currently on the Wisdom as a Service World Tour 2015.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3. If you enjoy the show, be sure to check out previous episodes and subscribe to their feed.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2015/01/26/episode-18-best-practices/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 17: Mentoring and Apprenticing
Jan 16, 2015 @ 09:58:03

The Loosely Coupled podcast has posted their latest episode today, Episode #17 - Mentoring and Apprenticing. Join hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost as they talk about people helping people become better developers build relationships in the community.

In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about the idea of establishing and participating in mentoring relationships. As participants in the PHP Mentoring organization or initiative, mentorship is an important part of Jeff’s and Matt’s lives as developers. The main theme in this episode is that you should find a way to get past your fears and find a way to get involved with mentoring in your community. Along the way they cover some advice based on past experiences of what to expect and how to establish successful relationships.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for listening at your leisure. As always, be sure to subscribe to their feed if you enjoy the show.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2015/01/15/episode-17-mentoring-and-apprenticing/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 16: Estimation Is Hard
Dec 23, 2014 @ 09:32:58

The Loosely Coupled podcast has posted their latest episode today - Episode #16, Estimation is Hard. Join hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost as they talk about their own experience with this difficult developer task.

In this episode, Jeff and Matt talk about the difficult task all developers are continuously faced with: estimation. They cover some examples of times they have found estimation difficult, techniques that have worked for them, and even some advice on how to deal with the stress of estimating incorrectly. Ultimately, estimation is a part of the necessary communication that must happen for a project to be successful.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 and listening to it at your leisure. If you like the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for the latest updates.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/12/19/episode-16-estimation-is-hard/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 15: Mental Health in the Tech Industry
Dec 08, 2014 @ 12:12:30

In the latest episode of the Loosely Coupled podcast, Episode #15: Mental Health in the Tech Industry, hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost talk about mental health issues, their own personal experiences with it and some of the work that's being done to help and address it in the industry.

In this episode, Jeff and Matt discuss mental health, a very important and very personal topic. There is a lot of great work being done right now in our industry to bring awareness to issues of mental health including > prompt by EngineYard, Open Sourcing Mental Illness by Ed Finkler, and #HackTheStigma, among others. This discussion talks about our thoughts on the topic in general as well as gets into personal experiences.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get the latest shows as they're released.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/12/05/episode-15-mental-health-in-the-tech-industry/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 14: The Not-So-Secret Life of Remote Developers
Dec 01, 2014 @ 09:14:55

The Loosely Coupled Podcast, hosted by PHP community members Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost, has posted their latest episode: Episode 14: The Not-So-Secret Life of Remote Developers.

In this episode, Jeff and Matt talk about some things they have learned about being remote developers. While both are currently employed as remote developers they have also worked in on-site jobs. This episode is a collection of things that might be different, things to expect, things that might be hard, and, of course, whether you need to wear pants.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the topics and the show be sure you subscribe to their feed to get the latest as they're released.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/11/30/episode-14-the-not-so-secret-life-of-remote-developers/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 13: Job Descriptions and Interviews
Nov 17, 2014 @ 09:19:36

The Loosely Coupled podcast has released their latest episode, Episode 13: Job Descriptions and Interviews. Join hosts Matt Frost and Jeff Carouth as they talk about issues around the hiring process (from their experience) and deciphering the language of the job posting.

In this episode Jeff and Matt will talk about how to look at job descriptions and what to expect during interviews for the jobs you really want to have. They will combine their experiences on both sides of the interview room and reminisce about good and bad interview experiences. Interviewing may be stressful, but it’s how you advance your career.

You can listen to their latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 of the live recording for listening offline. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed and get the latest shows as they're released.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/11/14/episode-13-job-descriptions-and-interviews/