Episode 50: A Year in Reflection


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14 Responses to “Episode 50: A Year in Reflection”

  • Eric Wendelin Says:

    Thank you guys for the awesome podcast!

    I hope you can check out a shiny new Nexus One at CES and tell us what you think!

  • Jade Robbins Says:

    Thank you for being such a dedicated supporter Eric!

  • Rob Lund Says:

    It’s been emotional!

  • Mike Henderson Says:

    I would vote Google Reader as one of my favorite web apps. Use it practically every day. Would be a mess of Internets without it.

    Congrats on a great year guys, although I’m a late subscriber, it has been a helpful podcast for me.

  • Vasily Myazin Says:

    Good job guys and congrats on the major milestone!

    My favorite web apps of 2009 are:

    - Last.fm
    - Meebo
    - Mocking Bird
    - Blinksale

    And, of course, the aforementioned Dropbox, Google Reader, Mint.

  • hm2k Says:

    Not listened in a while, but since I got a mention I decided to listen again. This episode is great. Keep up the good work guys.

    However, please stop talking about redbull cola! ;) I don’t drink cola and so I do not relate. :p How about coffee? http://theoatmeal.com/comics/coffee

    I invested in an xBox 360 for Xmas, I get what you’re talking about with that, I /was/ a PC gamer until playing games overheated my PC, so this is a great solution for me. Streaming my media from my PC to my xbox is great too.

    Keeping code separate from markup is crucial.

    Staying focused on existing projects is hard, the key is to stay motivated and excited about it to get it completed.

    Until next time guys, enjoy.

  • Jade Robbins Says:

    I totally forgot to mention meebo! it’s the only IM i use on Windows because pidgin on windows SUCKS. I’ll have to check out mockingbird and blinksale.

    Hey now! You leave Red Bull Cola out of this! :D

    Thanks for listening guys, you are all awesome.

  • Brian Says:

    Catching up on my podcasts. Been listening for a couple of months now. Keep up the good work.

  • Jade Robbins Says:

    Thanks Brian! Love your gravatar :D

  • Brian Says:

    LOL. I have been meaning to change my Gravatar to my actual picture but everyone always gets a good laugh when they see it.

    One thing I forgot to mention is it was good to hear others who have grand ideas and never end up completing them before moving on to the next one. I think this is just common for people who love technology.

    I learned Rails in 2009 as well. After a year I am still not comfortable with some of the aspects of the framework. At work we use Java and I use the Seam framework so I only get to use Rails in my spare time which makes it harder to master. I have a couple of unfinished Rails projects. Still trying to decide if I want to press on or just rewrite them in Seam.

  • Jade Robbins Says:

    Yeah, I really have a problem with all the “magic” in rails. I just want to know how things are working under the hood and the magic rails goo makes it kind of difficult to do most of the time.

    I actually started working on one of my projects and am making great progress on it!

  • rickyH Says:

    Congrats Guys. I think I’ve listened to maybe 40/50 of these and they really helped me as a young developer.

    Make sure to thank David Walsh for his plug. I found you guys through his site.

  • Jade Robbins Says:

    Thanks for listening Ricky! Glad we can help.

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