Torqd examines the tools and concepts that developers use on the job. We talk web frameworks, career choices, community events, industry news, and anything else that keeps the engine running.

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    023 - Essentials for Becoming a Software Professional

    We take a look at Uncle Bob’s (Bob Martin) book The Clean Coder and discuss the topic of software professionalism. We have varying degrees of experience that we share with each other and the audience. We walk chapter by chapter through the book and give some general impressions of what we took away from it. We discuss work/life balance, time management, client communication, and many other aspects of the coding lifestyle.

    No matter if you are a beginner or a veteran of the software industry, The Clean Coder is key for personal professionalism.

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    022 - What's React Native All About?

    React Native is a framework that builds applications for both IOS and Android systems. We have some curiosity about React Native and Lucas and Alex join us to tell us about their experience with React and React Native.

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    021 - Helpful Productivity Tools & Practices

    So how do you like to work? Are you a multi-monitor user? Do you prefer the lights on or off? Dan and Margaret sit down with Adam Frank and Brian Hogg and compare preferences, quirks, and techniques when they want to get down to work and have a productive time.

    We discuss strategies and tips we’ve collected over time. We share tools we find work for us and what doesn’t work for us. Productivity is a personal experience and there is no right way to do it. Here at Vehikl we welcome all work styles and try to accommodate our team as much as possible.

    Tune in to learn about some really helpful productivity tools!

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    020 - Laracon US 2018 Preview

    Are you heading to Laracon US 2018 in Chicago? We’ll see you there! Brian Hogg and Justin Buchanan join Dan and Margaret to talk baseball, food, museums, and the conference we’re all excited to check out. Rumour has it, the first 50 people to attend Colin DeCarlo’s “Design Patterns with Laravel” talk will get something special.

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    019 - Open for Extension: Adaptability in Laravel

    Moving to Laravel from an existing application doesn’t have to hurt! Adapting Laravel to fit your team’s needs doesn’t either. Colin DeCarlo and Lucas Gladding join Dan and Margaret to talk strategies and experience in shuffling Laravel components between applications.

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    018 - Gives Everybody The Context: Paired Programming

    What exactly is paired programming? How do you make it work for you and your team? What happens when you make it a mob? Colin DeCarlo and Grant Lovell join Dan and Margaret to talk through getting collaborative with your code.

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    017 - I Think “It Depends”: Clean Architecture (Part 2)

    We’re back with part two of our inaugural Torqd book club; discussing Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin’s “Clean Architecture” with Colin DeCarlo, Brad Brothers, and Lucas Gladding. This time, we’re starting from the beginning of the book, diving into the SOLID acronym, dissecting the principles behind it, and debating when and how to put new lessons from a book into daily practice.

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    016 - Back to the Book: Clean Architecture (Part 1)

    Gather ‘round for the inaugural Torqd book club. For our first entry, we’re looking at “Clean Architecture” by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin. With guests Colin DeCarlo, Brad Brothers, and Lucas Gladding, we’ll explore some of the larger concepts covered in the book (dependency inversion, plugin architecture, design patterns, tech debt) and hit on a few of our guests’ favourite parts.

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    015 - I Don’t Belong Here: Imposter Syndrome

    What is imposter syndrome? What makes it so tough to get over? Does it hit our industry harder than others? Brian and Daniel join Margaret and Dan to explore their own views on, experiences of, and ways to cope with that “I don’t belong here” feeling.

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    014 - VueConf US Recap

    Adam and Stephen rejoin Margaret and Dan for a short recap of VueConf US 2018 in New Orleans. How much did we learn? What did we eat? Where did we drink? Who got searched for contraband at the airport? Tune in to find out!

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