Best Programming & Coding Podcasts 2016.

Here are the best programming & coding podcasts of 2016. Add these web development podcasts to your list to help you become a better programmer & coder.

Developer Tea

Developer Tea is hosted by Jonathan Cutrell. Developer Tea is a podcast made for web and software developers. Topics covered in Developer Tea are all related to becoming a better developer. The topics covered in this podcast includes learning & coding tips, questions & answers with listeners, interviews, etc. Episodes are very frequent and very short in length, making it an ideal coding podcast to listen to during shot breaks, walks or even commutes. This is my favourite programming podcast out right now.

JavaScript Air

JavaScript Air is hosted by Kent C Dodds( instructor and Google developer). JavaScript Air is a live broadcast podcast about all things JavaScript. Each episode generally features on a JS Framework or tool. A unique thing about JavaScript Air is it features a panel of JavaScript experts and guests every episode. The guests and panelist are prominent members of the programming community. During the live broadcast of each episode, listeners can asks questions via twitter. This is the best JavaScript podcast out there right now.

Shop Talk Show

The Shop Talk Show is a personal favourite of mine and is hosted by Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier. If you make websites then you definitely know that Chris is the brains behind possibly the greatest CSS site, css-tricks. He also runs a site called codepen, so he definitely knows what he’s talking about. Shop Talk Show is a podcast geared towards front-end developers and new episodes are weekly and are about an hour long each.

Full Stack Radio

Full Stack Radio is hosted by Adam Wathan. Full Stack Radio is a podcast aimed at developers interested in building great software products. Every episode of full stack radio features a guest discussing their work processes. Topics have ranged from user experience and coding patterns to everything in between. Episode have been from 30 to 60 minutes long.

The Web Ahead

The Web Ahead is hosted by Jen Simmons. The Web Ahead is an interview themed podcast that deals with the history, present and future of the web and all the things that make it. The guests are all experts of their respective fields, making it for some great quality discussion. Episodes last well over an hour, giving this podcast a fresh feeling of not being constrained by time.

CodePen Radio

Hosted by Chris Coyier, Alex Vazquez, and Tim Sabat, the co-founders of CodePen. CodePen is an online web based coding tool. CodePen Radio talks about the challenges of running a web software business. Episodes are generally from 30 minutes to a little above that, depending on the content. Sometimes they have revisited or split up a topic to multiple episodes.


WordPress 4.6 Features & Release Date.

WordPress 4.6 will release on 16th August 2016. WordPress 4.6 is in beta currently and will have many new features.

WordPress 4.6 is scheduled to be released on 16th August 2016. WordPress continues to amaze with regular updates, something that is quite rare in a project of such scale.

WordPress 4.6 core development is being led by Dominik Schilling and of course has a wide range of contributors on the project. Several beta versions of WordPress 4.6 have already been released so far.

Some great new features in WordPress 4.6 are:

Shiny updates

This sounds pretty cool, right? It is! Shiny Updates will enable updating, installing and deleting plugins and themes much easier. You will no longer be redirected top a dull progress screen!

Editor updates

The WP editor is the place where we spend most of our time. Hence it makes sense that this is the section that has quite a few amazing upgrades. The auto saving has been improved. Broken links are now highlighted(while using the visual editor)

WP Admin returns to native system fonts

Currently, WordPress used the very beautiful Open Sans as the font in the WP Admin. While very nice to look at, this did make your Admin panel somewhat slower and relied on 3rd party services. Now, whatever is the default font on your Operating System, will be used in the WordPress Admin area.

WordPress Core updates

WordPress Core is what makes WP so awesome. a couple of new WP Classes have been added. These new classes include:
WP_Post_Type (Gives methods to handle post type supports, hooks, rewrite rules, meta-boxes, and taxonomies) ,
WP_Term_Query (Improves the structure for generating term queries),
WP_Site_Query (Allows sites to lazy load),
and WP_Network_Query (Allows networks to lazy load) and
register_meta()(A way for plugin and theme developers to standardize all the meta data store in users, comments, posts or terms.).

That’s more than a handful of updates and new features! I personally can’t wait to test them out and write up on how it goes!