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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January 19, 2022 47 min

Today’s guest is Florian Walther aka Coding In flow - a coding Youtuber & Podcaster.


In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How he got into coding
  • Why he started his Youtube channel with no coding experience
  • Florian's thoughts on Jetpack compose
  • Why it's important to do things you actually you enjoy
  • and much more!

  • Connect with Florian

    You can find Florian over on Twitter @codinginflow, on Instagram @codinginflow, you can find hi...

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    In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to identify a "bad" interviewer
  • My top strategies to perform well in a bad interview
  • How to provide value in the interview itself
  • and much more!
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    Today’s guest is Taylor Desseyn - the recruiter against recruiters & one of the coolest recruiters you'll ever meet.


    In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How to land your first software developer role with no experience
  • How to craft a winning CV or Resume
  • How to interview well
  • Our thoughts on take home tech tasks
  • and much more!

  • Other Things Discussed in the Show

  • January CV Workshops

  • Connect with Taylor

    You can find Taylor over on Twitter &#...

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    December 31, 2021 1 min

    Season 2 is launching January 5th 2021!

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    Today's guest is João Dias - developer behind legendary Android automation app Tasker.


    In this episode we discuss:

  • Why he started developing apps
  • Quitting his job to earn a living as a full time independent developer
  • App monetization models
  • Deciding which features to build
  • The mess that is the Android permissions system
  • Working around OS restrictions
  • Dealing with negative reviews
  • Advice to aspiring developers on marketing their apps
  • and ...
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    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!
  • You can find the show notes for this episode @ CoffeeAndCodingPod...

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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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    Connect with Jahmel

  • LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahmelharris/
  • Twitt...
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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

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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!
  • 🌎 Connect with Eran Boudjnah

    You can find Eran on Li...

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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!

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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!
  • 🌎 Connect with Greg Edwards

    You can find Greg on LinkedI...

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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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    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!
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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!
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