Coffee & Coding: the App Developer Podcast

Coffee & Coding: the App Developer Podcast

Interviews & insights with experienced developer's across all aspects of App Development. Whether you're a veteran developer or just getting started - listen weekly as I go in depth with professionals on topics ranging from Flutter, Cyber Security, Freelancing, Android, iOS & much much more!

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July 21, 2021 70 min

Today's guest is Vasiliy Zukanov - Freelance Android Veteran, Course Creator, Youtuber & Tech Blogger.

In this episode we discuss:


 • How he became a freelancer
 • Finding & pricing projects
 • Self discipline
 • Creating courses
 • Tech blogging
 • His new membership programme
 • React Native vs Flutter
 • How the Oracle vs Google lawsuit could spell the end for Android
 • and much more!

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Today's guest is Cyber Security Researcher and founder of the Cyber Security firm, Digital Interruption - Jahmel Harris.

In this episode we discuss:


?• Mobile Cyber Secuirty
?• The main 3 attack vectors on a mobile app
?• Penetration testing mobile apps
?• How to protect your apps from being hacked
?• Android vs iOS Security
?• Rex - an automated vulnerability scanner for CI

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Today's guest is serial app startup founder - Dan Burcaw.

In this episode you'll learn:
 • What it was like working at Apple when the iPhone was released
 • What app development looked like in 2007
 • How he launched one of the first app development studios ever
 • How he landed the NBA as an app client
 • and much much more!

🌎 Connect with Dan Burcaw
You can find Dan on Instagram @burcaw, on Twitter @burcaw and on...

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In this episode I share with you my top 3 tips that I implemented to get one of my apps 100k installs in it's first 2 weeks!

Top takeaways from this episode:
 • Tell your audience that the app exists
 • Avoid negative reviews by controlling the feedback loop
 • Ask for positive reviews strategically

🔎 Resources discussed in the show
 • Original Talk @ The Telegraph


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In this episode I share with you my top 3 tips to successfully deliver a freelance project.

Top takeaways from this episode:
 • Understand the project before you commit
 • Structure the contract so there's no ambiguity
 • Set expectations up front so there's never any doubt about deliverables


🤙🏽 Get in touch
You can find your host, Rob J, on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & at robj.me.
You can also connect with l...

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Today's guest is Programming Mentor, App Developer & Social Media Expert - Phillip Lackner.

In this episode we discuss:
 • How to grow your developer brand on Instagram
 • The benefits of having a social media presence as a developer
 • His top tips to grow your following
 • and much much more!

🌎 Connect with Phillip Lackner
You can find Phillip on Instagram @philipplackner_official, on Youtube @philipplackner and ...

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Today's guest is Featured Android Developer @ Trivago - David Odari.

In this episode we discuss:
 • How he got featured in the official Android Developer video series
 • The hiring process when moving to another country for a visa sponsored role
 • The importance of having your own personal app portfolio
 • and much much more!

🌎 Connect with David Odari
You can find David on LinkedIn and on Twitter @_davidodari

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Today's guest is Ted Harrington, Cyber Security Expert & Author of the #1 bestseller "Hackable: How to do Application Security Right"

In this episode we discuss:
 • His origins in Cyber Security
 • How his team hacked medical devices
 • How secure is your smartphone
 • How to think like a hacker
 • The book writing process
 • the Blockchain Bandit
 • and much much more!

🌎 Connect with Ted Harrington
You can find Ted o...

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Today's guest is Eran Boudjnah, Lead Android Consultant & Co-Author of the book "How to Build Android Apps with Kotlin".

In this episode we discuss:


 • How he started developing at 6 years old!!
 • Why he only works freelance
 • The challenges of getting a mortgage as a contractor
 • The writing process behind his new book
 • The problem with Google's apps
 • and much much more!

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In this episode I discuss:

    • What's wrong with most developer CV's
    • How to craft your CV to land the interview
    • Why you should delete your personal statement ASAP
    • What to write when you have no experience
    • and more!


🤙🏽 Get in touch
You can find your host, Rob J, on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & at robj.me.
You can also connect with like minded listeners on the community Slack.


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Today's guest is Greg Edwards, the CEO at cyber security company CryptoStopper.

In this episode we discuss:


 • His origins in Cyber Security
 • How SMS 2 Factor Authentication is fundamentally broken
 • How Apple was recently held to ransom
 • Mobile devices as attack vectors
 • The future of ransomware on mobile
 • How to write secure code
 • Getting into the hackers mindset
 • and much much more!

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Today's guest is Teresa Wu -  Head of Android Engineering at Tide.

In this episode we discuss:


 • BDD - What is it, How to do it & Why it's useful
 • Why she left contract work for a permanent job
 • What being Lead Engineer entails
 • Becoming a T Shaped Developer
 • Her thoughts on Flutter
 • and much much more!

🌎 Connect with Teresa
You can find Teresa on Twitter @teresa_wyy, on Medium & on LinkedIn

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In this episode you'll hear me on the Mentoring Developer's Podcast, talking about:


 • My journey as a freelancer
 • My advice to new or aspiring software engineers
 • How I passed on the chance to be part of a startup that could have made him a millionaire
 • and much more!

Find the original episode on the Mentoring Developer's Podcast


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You can find your host, Rob J, on Twitter, Instagram, L...

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In this episode I discuss:


 • Why releasing your own apps appeals to recruiters
 • The benefits of experiencing the entire development lifecycle
 • My own experience of releasing my own apps
 • How to leverage your own apps to teach yourself new technologies
 • and more!


🤙🏽 Get in touch
You can find your host, Rob J, on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & at robj.me.
You can also connect with like minded listeners on th...

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In this episode I discuss:


 • My top tips & advice when interviewing
 • How to deal with bad interviewers
 • How to stand out during the interview process
 • Why I don't advocate for technical tests
 • and more!


🤙🏽 Get in touch
You can find your host, Rob J, on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & at robj.me.
You can also connect with like minded listeners on the community Slack.


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In this episode I discuss:


 • How to get your CV ready to make the switch
 • How to get your LinkedIn noticed by recruiters
 • My favorite hack for leveraging recruiters
 • My top tips for crushing at interviews
 • and more!


🤙🏽 Get in touch
You can find your host, Rob J, on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn & at robj.me.
You can also connect with like minded listeners on the community Slack.


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Today's guest is Timirah James - Software Engineer, iOS Developer, Tech Evangelist, Musician & Founder of Technigal

In this episode we discuss:


 • How she went from musical child star to software engineer
 • Her thoughts on higher education in tech
 • Why she started Technigal
 • Her thoughts on Freelancing vs Employment
 • Why she transitioned to freelancing during Covid
 • and much much more!

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Today's guest is Tracy Lee - Serial Entrepreneur & founder of Coding Consultancy This Dot Labs

In this episode we discuss:


 • Starting businesses
 • Being a serial entrepeneur
 • What startup life in the Bay Area is actually like
 • ThisDot
 • and much much more!

🌎 Connect with Tracy Lee
You can find Tracy on Twitter @ladyleet & you find This Dot Labs @thisdot.co

🌎 Connect with Mitch
You can find Mitc...

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Today's guest is app development studio founder, Adedayo Omosanya.

In this episode we discuss:


 • How he started his app development studio
 • Finding his first clients
 • His hiring process & finding the right developers
 • How he communicates with clients
 • and much much more!

🌎 Connect with Adedayo
You can find Adedayo on LinkedIn & you can find his app studio @ ingenious-app-studios.co.uk


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Today's guest is Veteran turned Cyber Security Expert - Jon Helmus.

In this episode we discuss:


 • How he got into Cyber Security
 • The difference between Government Cyber vs Commercial
 • What his day to day looks like
 • What is Red Teaming
 • Vulnerabilities of third party developer tools like Firebase
 • and much much more!

🌎 Connect with Jon
You can find Jon on Twitter @Moos1e_Moose, on LinkedIn & on his webs...

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