These two types of testing are similar but answer two different questions about your project: how does it perform under normal circumstances versus where is the breaking point of this software? Both help you understand areas for improved stability ultimately providing your customers with with an excellent experience.

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Cody:

Yeah, and stress testing is, as it sounds like, you’re going to stress the server out and you’re going to test it until it breaks.

Cris:

What kind of testing do you see on development projects? Is the breaking limit or which one’s load testing? …


Agile is all over software development, and it has spawned a lot of variations. So, why is Agile so popular for development? When is it not a fit? And how do the popular Scrum and Kanban fit in?

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Cris:

So how does an Agile method of development help address software projects in general?

Andrew:

So it’s really great when you can do an iterative approach based on a lot of just learning and whatnot.

Cris:

I obviously taught Kanban and Scrum over on the Agile side.

Andrew:

How realistic that is. How realistic that’s going to…


Thien started out his educational career thinking he would become an architect, but ended up loving web development. Today, he also works on music projects as a producer and enjoys hip hop dancing.

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Cris:

Yeah. How’d you kind of get into tech in general?

Thien:

I actually didn’t really think about getting into tech. I started originally majoring in architect. I’m also into music and deejaying and producing.

Cris:

So watch out SoundCloud.

Cris:

So Thien, thanks for taking some time to jump in and connect with us today. We’ve been doing a series that’s kind…


Does your business need AI? Likely the answer is yes, and if not now, it will be. To be able to compete at speed and scale, machine learning and artificial intelligence will need to be an essential component of your tech solution.

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Greg:

But I think what really got us into AI and me specifically was the different companies I had started just sort of demanded an AI solution.

Cris:

Machine learning, which is usually kind of paired with AI or ML and AI. Is there a difference between those two? …


Shandy started out building websites for fun as a high schooler and built it into a career as a developer. She loves solving problems and her pet cats. Shandy is one of our most experienced developers!

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Shandy:

I was doing homeschool at the time because when I went to high school, I switched over to homeschool.

Cris:

Go homeschoolers.

Shandy:

Except I made a spelling test for my mom, which she liked. He said, “Oh, that’s actually pretty good. She should think about being a programmer when she grows up.”

Cris:

Hey Shandy, thank you so…


Learning multiple programming languages is helpful because it allows you to understand how to approach a problem from multiple perspectives and with multiple approaches for solutions.

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Cris:

Why is it actually possibly good to know more than one programming language?

Tyler:

Python and JavaScript, I think those are my two strongest ones.

Cris:

… you’ve got your React, and you got your Angular and so on. Any particular one that…

Cris:

So, why so many? Why so many languages?

Tyler:

I think it’s because I like to torture myself.

Cris:

Yeah.

Cris:

So Tyler, I wanted…


Tyler has come from being an aspiring journalist (he’s still a great writer and you should check out his blog!) to graphic design to development and devops. If there’s anything to take away from this, it’s to always follow your curiosity and those opportunities to learn.

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Tyler:

I’m kind of more of a polyglot. I just, I like all the things-

Cris:

You like to always start world war three as we call it, which-

Tyler:

Actually I was wanting to be a journalist. But-

Cris:

Because I know you’re a man of many languages, you’re…


Imposter syndrome is the feeling like you’re a fraud and a little bit of fear that the “real” experts around you will somehow figure it out. It can be common for people in any industry or field to experience this, but tech may be particularly susceptible. Here’s why….

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Andrew:

Once they find out that I can’t do what they think I can do, they’re going to give me the boot.

Cris:

“I’m just going to slip in there and see if anyone notices” kind of stuff.

Andrew:

You’re always going to be surrounded by people who…


Learn about Cris’s background in hardware, how he got at Apple, before joining the Bixly team to be a part of a startup. Also, hear about his other passions like hiking and soccer!

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Cris:

They will be very surprised at what they hear. So from the smallest age imaginable that I can remember, I was always around motherboards and CPU… That I never want to leave computers ever. Whereas me, it was hardware and tinkering and telling people what to do.

Alexandra:

Okay. Yep. Yep. That sounds about right.

Alexandra:

Hey Cris, so we’ve actually switched seats…


Automated hosting is kind of like flying a plan with just an autopilot. Managed hosting is like flying a plane with both a trained pilot and autopilot. When you have an application that is core to your business or your clients’ businesses, you want to have a sysadmin managing your servers to have the most reliable product.

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Cody:

Oh, everything’s broken. Why did we hire you? Oh, everything works. Why did we hire you? It’s a lot of that.

Cris:

So what is managed hosting?

Cody:

It’s a bit like being in an…

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