When it comes to learning new programming languages or solving a coding puzzle at Earthling our best resource is generally other developers. But to keep up with conventions in coding, stay up to date on releases, and discover new applications for old systems, podcasts can be both helpful and entertaining. Here, Josh, Pitt and bekee share some of their recommendations for useful and/or engaging podcasts for the programmer.
A podcast on Functional Programming, covering topics across multiple languages.
Josh says: "This is a new favorite for me. Excellent intro to functional languages and their features."
Episodes are either tutorials on a specific topic, or an interview with a well-known expert from the software engineering world.
Josh says: "Very deep discussion on computer science topics. First episode was in 2006 with an interview of the 'Gang of Four.' "
A NodeJS podcast
Josh says: "Great resource for learning about the Node Community and keeping up on current events. This is the first technical podcast I started to follow religiously."
Conversations with experts in the field of machine learning, discussions of industry news, and answers to listener questions.
Josh Says: "They take on the difficult topic of Machine learning and discuss its practical applications."
From wearables and robotics to user experience and mentoring, covers topics related to building products and services for the web.
Josh says: "Broad coverage of many web related topics."
Current content and conversation regarding big data and analytics for the enterprise from thought-leaders, subject matter experts and big data practitioners.
Pitt says: "They have very experienced podcasters and do a good job of going outside of the IBM family to have a diverse roster of talks."
A podcast from WIRED magazine that covers how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics.
Pitt says: "Good breadth of topics and usually a light touch."
bekee says: "I'm only 10 minutes into it, and they're at least funny... apparently there's a js library drinking game."