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11 interesting podcasts for developers

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A developer’s need to learn never ends. So what better way to immerse yourself in the latest technologies and practices than listening to podcasts for developers? 

These radio-style audio shows provide a fantastic way to consume quality information while performing daily tasks. You can listen while you drive, clean your house, go for a run, or even when you are taking a shower (we don’t judge!).

There are thousands of podcasts these days, with new shows appearing every week and others broadcasting their final words. We know that finding a great podcast for developers isn’t as easy as before. So we compiled a list to help you get started.

Here is our list of 11 interesting podcasts for developers still running today. So let’s dive in and enjoy the show.

Syntax

A tasty treats podcast for web developers.

Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski are full-stack developers who decided to start Syntax, a podcast focused on web development. The hosts are extremely entertaining and share a lot of knowledge around development, entrepreneurship, and more.

CodePen Radio

A podcast all about what it’s like running a small web software business. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

If you are looking to start your own software business or startup, CodePen Radio has you covered. The cofounders of CodePen – Chris Coyier, Alex Vazquez, and Tim Sabat – share their stories, learnings, and struggles about evolving simple ideas into a small business. 

Shop Talk Show

A weekly podcast about just building websites.

If you are into front-end web design and development, Shop Talk is an ideal show for you. Hosted by Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier, each episode features interviews with top developers in the industry or covers aspects developers need to know about building websites.

Javascript Jabber

Your prototype for great code.

JavaScript Jabber is a weekly podcast that discusses all things JavaScript. Each episode typically has a panel of 3-4 people discussing best practices for developers, frameworks and tools, server-side technologies, and coding techniques.

Front End Happy Hour

Software engineering podcast featuring a panel of Software Engineers from Netflix, Twitch, & Atlassian talking over drinks about Frontend, JavaScript, and career development.

The description says it all: the Front End Happy Hour’s hosts discuss all things front-end over their favorite happy hour drinks. These software developers from Netflix, Twitch, and Atlassian are actually talking and recording over drinks, making this podcast more like a conversation with friends.

Developer Tea

Help engineers find clarity, perspective, and purpose in regular short bursts of high-value content.

Do you only have 15-20 minutes? In Developer Tea, Jonathan Cutrell presents short episodes designed to fit into your tea (or coffee) break. A new episode comes out every 2-3 days and covers topics like building relationships with clients, preparing for interviews, tools for productivity, networking, and much more.

Test & Code in Python

Developing software with automated tests.

Test & Code in Python, hosted by Brian Okken, covers automated testing, software engineering practices, packaging, data science, continuous integration, and software methodologies. Despite the name, this podcast is great for all software engineers, not only for Python developers.

DevOps and Docker Talk

In the DevOps and Docker Talk, Bret Fisher covers cloud-native and container DevOps topics. You can expect content on Docker and container tools like Kubernetes, DevOps, GitOps, DevSecOps, and the entire software lifecycle supply chain. The style of the episodes can be Bret talking on a topic, a discussion with guests, or taking Q&A from the audience.

Software Engineering Radio

The podcast for professional software developers.

If you want to dive deep into great educational resources, Software Engineering Radio is the place to go. Each episode, managed by volunteers and staff of IEEE Software, brings experts to talk about different software engineering topics.

Software Engineering Daily

The world through the lens of software.

No matter what programming aspect you are into, Software Engineering Daily will give you excellent technical information. From open-source, blockchain, and machine learning to NoSQL, JavaScript, and everything in between, you are in for a treat. 

CodeNewbie Podcast

Stories from people on their coding journey.

Are you new to code and are looking to learn from personal stories? Then, the CodeNewbie Podcast is perfect for you! Every week, Saron Yitbarek interviews a new guest, and they talk about their coding journey, how they landed their first programming job, how to find mentors, adaptation to remote work, and more.

Do you know and love other podcasts for developers? Feel free to contribute your suggestions, and let’s keep the conversation going in our community.

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