North Meets South Web Podcast
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Jacob Bennett and Michael Dyrynda conquer a 14.5 hour time difference to talk about life as web developers

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    Professor Plum in the library with a wrench

    In this episode, Jake and Michael talk about Clue, Laracon, working with legacy applications and migrations, machine learning, and CSRF protection.

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    Secret trips, status pages, and communication

    In this episode, Michael teases about the secret purpose of his Sydney trip, before moving on to the topic of status pages and reporting service disruptions, as well as communicating with peers.

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    Promises, Empathy, and the Ivy Lee Method

    Jake and Michael talk late into the night about Andrew Del Prete's JavaScript Promises course, uploading files to Amazon S3 with DropzoneJS, books they've been reading, and more.

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    Managing timelines, wireframing, and nested Laravel applications

    Jake and Michael continue with their developing journey and share their approaches to managing timelines. They also talk about different wireframing techniques and setup some future episodes with discussion around containing multiple applications in a single Laravel install.

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    Podcasting, side hustles, and the importance of being earnest

    In this episode, Jake and Michael are joined by up-and-coming Laravel community members Caleb Porzio and Daniel Coulbourne for a casual chat about a wide array of topics from podcasting, to side hustles, and the importance of being earnest.

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    Making users, shared sessions, and production deployments

    In our golden episode, Jake and Michael talk about making users in a Laravel app, sharing sessions between servers and applications, and answer a listener question on our production deployment workflows.

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    Clouds, queues, and learning to code

    In this episode, Jake and Michael talk about 80 new Pokemon, Jake streaming zip files from Amazon S3, Michael's woes with queues and Google Cloud Platform, as well as learning to code with PhaserJS.

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    Non-recording, updating Laravel, and huge manatees

    After a hiccup that led to having to re-record the first five minutes of the show, Jake and Michael talk about manually updating Laravel apps and the virtues of doing so regularly, a brief outburst on politics, and comparing modern JavaScript frameworks with legacy jQuery.

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    Happy New Year

    Spare 68 seconds of your day to let Michael and Jake thank you for being such terrific supporters of our podcast in 2016

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    Up and Running with Matt Stauffer

    Jake and Michael welcome to the show Matt Stauffer and discuss how he got to where he is today, life as technical director of Tighten Co., hiring and onboarding new developers, and his very soon to be released book Laravel Up and Running.

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    Denials of Service, MacBooks, and reviewing other people's code

    Jake and Michael relive the disconnection as a result of the great DDoS attack of October 2016, discuss changes in Laravel 5.3.19, rumoured features of the upcoming (and long overdue) MacBook refresh, as well as talk about working with and reviewing other people's code.

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    Laravel and Forge improvements, Yarn, and Hacktoberfest

    Jake and Michael return after a short break and talk about improvements to Laravel and Forge, the new package manager unveiled by Facebook, Yarn, and touch on the currently running Hacktoberfest.

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    Jake and Michael's Introduce Adam Wathan in under an hour

    In this, our tenth episode, Jake and Michael (but mostly Jake) talk with Adam Wathan on his journey towards the master of collections, not touching his friend's privates, as well as his plans for his upcoming Test Driven Laravel course.

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    No Man's Sky, HTTP2, and Majestic Monoliths

    In this episode, Jacob and Michael talk about the recently released No Man's Sky, HTTP/2 middleware in Laravel, MailThief, and how Majestic Monoliths stack up against microservices.

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    Post-Laracon Crash

    Jacob and Michael catch up for the first time since returning from Laracon, discussing some of their favourite parts, talks, and memorable parts of the three-day event.

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    Music, Beards, and MMA with David Hemphill

    This episode sees Jacob and Michael interview their first guest, co-host of the Dads in Development podcast, David Hemphill. We get to know a little bit about where David is from, how he got to where he is, and what he does.

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    Wrong Abstractions, Valet, and MailThief

    In this episode, Jacob and Michael discuss Sandi Metz's article "The Wrong Abstraction", Laravel Valet and their experiences with developing on both Mac and Windows, and the new mail testing package from Tighten Co, MailThief.

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    Refactoring to Laracon

    In this episode, Jacob and Michael talk about the upcoming Laracon US in Louisville, Kentucky and share their thoughts on Adam Wathan's recently released Refactoring to Collections book.

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    Jacob and Michael record their first episode, introduce themselves, and talk a bit about what they've been working on.

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