Here are top 10 must listen to Podcasts if you are a coder or an App developer

You may have a Podcast on your Android smartphone or iPhone. For the uninitiated, Podcasts are digital audio files that can be listened to at any time, delivered directly to your Android smartphone, iPhone or your PC/laptop. Podcasts are a great way of delivering content which can be heard over and over again. This is mostly useful in tutorials and have grown in popularity over the years and they now cover a very wide range of subjects.

If you are a coder or an App developer, you are in for luck as there are plenty of Podcasts covering a vast array of topics right from programming for dummies to complex program guides. Podcasts are also useful to keep you updated in your area of expertise, i.e. Java Podcasts for Java developers. They keep you updated with everything that’s happening with your favorite tools, and help you develop a broader perspective on the ever-changing field that is technology.

But the hard part is finding the good ones so we have taken it on ourselves to track down the best Podcasts available online. Let’s take a look at the top ten that we have put together for you.

1. Programming Throwdown

One of the top Podcast out there is Programming Throwdown. It offers coders a general introduction to a wide range of programming-related topics related to programming. Each episode of Programming Throwdown take a look at different aspects of programming. Every show covers a new language so there is something in Programming Throwdown for everybody.  Each episode is 60 minutes long.

2. Full Stack Radio

Full Stack Radio is a great podcast for developers interested in building great software products. As the name suggests, this is for advanced programmers. Each episode features a guest who gives his/her view on Apps and their development. Each episode runs for 30 to 60 minutes long.

3. Arrested DevOps

Arrested DevOps (or development operations) is the podcast that helps you achieve understanding, develop good practices, and operate your team and organization for maximum DevOps awesomeness. Each episode is 60 minutes long.

4. Coding Blocks

Coding Blocks has been one of the most popular Podcast among the programming community. Hosted by three professional developers, Coding Blocks covers all kinds of programming-related topics in a way that can be easily understood. The Podcast deals with best programming practices, understanding tough algorithms and paradigms, Design Patterns, etc. Though it covers most programming languages, there is a bit of bias towards C# and .NET.

5. Software Engineering Daily

Software Engineering Daily podcast is about technical software content. It is an interview-based podcast that aims to cover all things under the scope of “software engineering”.  Here’s how the host describes it: “After every episode, you should feel like you are 1% better at understanding how software works.” Each episode is 60 minutes long.

6. Software Engineering Radio

Like the above, Software Engineering Radio, is also aimed at advanced and professional software developers. Every 10 days, a new episode is published that covers all topics of software engineering. The hosts take listeners through a host of issues on a specific subject in each episode. The Podcast also features interviews with noted experts in the software engineering world. The podcast is designed to be a lasting educational resource for developers on the topics covered, which range from dynamic languages to .NET to cloud services.

7. CodeNewbie

As the name suggests, CodeNewbie Podcast is for newbies in programming. In fact, it is a great podcast even if you dont know programming but are interested in technicalities.  It features stories of programmers and what they struggled through on their coding journeys, and much more.  Each episode is 60 minutes long.

8. The Changelog

The changelog podcast mainly covers a wide range of open-source development tools and development-related news. It provides some great insights on various topics in software development. The program has a heavy focus on web development, from Ruby and node.js to JavaScript and CSS, as well as covering a broad array of tools, ranging from Git to npm. Each episode is of 60 to 90 minutes long.

9. Learn to Code with Me

‘Learn to Code with Me’ is an interview-oriented podcast that is aimed at coding newbies who have very little practical experience at programming. Each episode is 30 minutes long.

10. AppMasters

If you are an App developer, this Podcast is for you. AppMasters is hosted by a successful app developer and will help you in App design, development and marketing. The episodes are 30 minutes long.

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