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Jun 27, 2024

Join Ben Kimble and Jacob Luetzow on the Big App Energy podcast for a walkthrough of the software development lifecycle, from brainstorming ideas to coding them into reality. Get to grips with developer lingo and workflows, simplifying the tech speak that can baffle beginners. We're diving into best practices, and the traps tech startups should dodge, offering practical tips to accelerate your project. Tune in for insights that could kick your development into high gear. Ready to boost your tech startup? Let's unleash that big app energy!

  1. SEO & Site Performance
    SEO & Site Performance
    Jun 27, 2024
    In this episode of Big App Energy, hosts Ben and Jacob share tips for tech startups by diving into SEO, site performance, and conversions. They start by defining SEO and explaining its importance for ...
  2. Why you need Elixir
    Why you need Elixir
    Jun 13, 2024
    In this episode of Big App Energy, hosts Ben and Jacob share valuable tips for tech startups by discussing Hired Gun Apps' go-to stack, PETL, and why they use it. They explore the history of the B...
  3. Evolution of Web Development
    Evolution of Web Development
    May 30, 2024
    In this episode of Big App Energy, hosts Ben and Jacob share valuable tips for tech startups by diving into the history of web development. From the early days of static HTML to the rise of frameworks...
  4. Hiring Tech Talent
    Hiring Tech Talent
    May 16, 2024
    In this episode of Big App Energy, Ben and Jacob share essential tips for tech startups navigating the competitive hiring landscape. Learn how to move beyond traditional whiteboarding and coding chall...
  5. Implementing Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment
    Implementing Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment
    May 02, 2024
    In this episode of Big App Energy, we share essential tips for tech startups looking to implement Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) in their software development process. Join B...
  6. Decoding APIs
    Decoding APIs
    Apr 04, 2024
    In this episode of Big App Energy, we share essential tips for tech startups on mastering APIs and unlocking their potential for business growth and innovation. Join your hosts, Ben and Jacob, as they...
  7. Remote Work Done Right
    Remote Work Done Right
    Mar 21, 2024
    In this episode of Big App Energy, we share essential tips for tech startups looking to embrace remote work in software development. Join Ben Kimble and Jacob Luetzow as they explore the benefits, cha...
  8. Microservices or Monolith
    Microservices or Monolith
    Mar 07, 2024
    In this Big App Energy episode, Ben and Jacob serve up essential tips for startups navigating the complex terrain of backend architecture. They zero in on the critical decision between microservices a...
  9. Design for All: Accessibility
    Design for All: Accessibility
    Feb 21, 2024
    In this Big App Energy episode, hosts Ben and Jacob offer crucial tips for tech startups on making apps accessible to all. They dive into app accessibility, comparing it to ensuring every toy in a box...
  10. Staying Ahead in Tech
    Staying Ahead in Tech
    Feb 08, 2024
    In this Big App Energy episode, get essential tips for tech startups on navigating the fast-paced tech world. Ben and Jacob highlight the importance of staying informed on trends and best practices fo...
  11. Releasing App Updates
    Releasing App Updates
    Jan 25, 2024
    In this episode, Ben and Jacob share tips for tech startups on deploying app updates effectively. They dive into the crucial aspects of app updates, from compliance and security enhancements to bug fi...
  12. Fix Fast with Debugging Skills
    Fix Fast with Debugging Skills
    Jan 10, 2024
    Ben and Jacob offer tips for tech startups on mastering debugging, a must-have developer skill. They break down debugging intricacies, from grasping code behavior to fixing elusive bugs. This episode ...
  13. DevOps Streamlining: Mastering Process Optimization
    DevOps Streamlining: Mastering Process Optimization
    Dec 13, 2023
    Join Ben and Jacob on "DevOps Streamlining: Mastering Process Optimization" as they demystify the essential role of DevOps in successful app development. From unpacking DevOps fundamentals t...
  14. The Art of Clean Code
    The Art of Clean Code
    Nov 29, 2023
    In this episode of "Big App Energy," hosts Ben and Jacob explore the crucial concept of clean code in software development. They delve into what clean code means, discussing its importance f...
  15. Part 2 - Open-Source: The Basics
    Part 2 - Open-Source: The Basics
    Nov 08, 2023
    Picking up from where they left off, Ben and Jacob continue their discussion on open source, this time focusing on the benefits and drawbacks of creating or using open-source projects. They touch on h...
  16. Part 1 - Open-Source: The Basics
    Part 1 - Open-Source: The Basics
    Oct 25, 2023
    In this episode, Ben and Jacob unravel the often-overlooked realm of open-source licensing and contributions. They kick things off by illuminating what open source is, contrasting it briefly with prop...
  17. Unpacking Progressive Web Apps
    Unpacking Progressive Web Apps
    Oct 11, 2023
    Join hosts Ben and Jacob on Big App Energy, where today's episode unfolds the realm of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). We lay it out, from the basics and history to the pros, cons, and unique challen...
  18. Cracking the Code on Design Patterns
    Cracking the Code on Design Patterns
    Sep 27, 2023
    In this Big App Energy episode, hosts Ben and Jacob discuss design patterns and why they're a big deal in software development. Whether you're an entrepreneur without a tech background, a newb...
  19. App Scalability: What Is It and What You Need to Know
    App Scalability: What Is It and What You Need to Know
    Sep 14, 2023
    Join hosts Ben and Jacob on this episode of Big App Energy as they unravel the intricacies of app scalability. Uncover the significance of early planning, delve into strategies like horizontal and ver...
  20. Cracking the Code on Imposter Syndrome
    Cracking the Code on Imposter Syndrome
    Sep 01, 2023
    Join hosts Ben and Jacob on this eye-opening episode of Big App Energy, where we delve deep into Imposter Syndrome in the tech world. From understanding what it is and why it's so prevalent in the...
  21. Monetize Early, Monetize Smart
    Monetize Early, Monetize Smart
    Aug 18, 2023
    In this episode of "Big App Energy," Ben and Jacob dive into the crucial topic of mobile app monetization. As you'll hear, monetization shouldn't be an afterthought—it should be part...
  22. Choosing the Right Database for Your App
    Choosing the Right Database for Your App
    Aug 02, 2023
    Join hosts Ben Kimble and Jacob Luetzow as they explore databases in modern app development in this episode of Big App Energy. They start with the basics, defining a database and how it plays a critic...
  23.  The Power of Cross-Platform Development
    The Power of Cross-Platform Development
    Jul 12, 2023
    Tune into Big App Energy, where hosts Ben Kimble and Jacob Luetzow demystify the increasingly popular world of cross-platform development. In this episode, they break down the basics of building apps ...
  24. App Localization: A Key to Global Success
    App Localization: A Key to Global Success
    Jun 28, 2023
    In this episode of the Big App Energy Podcast, hosts Ben Kimble and Jacob Luetzow unravel the concept of app localization, a crucial component in scaling and expanding the reach of your application in...
  25. The Morality of Software Development
    The Morality of Software Development
    Jun 14, 2023
    Join hosts Ben and Jacob on the Big App Energy podcast as they explore the realm of ethical considerations in software development. In this insightful episode, they discuss the importance of ethics in...
  26. AI Unleashed
    AI Unleashed
    May 31, 2023
    Ben and Jacob navigate the terrain of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on app development. Starting with a clear introduction to AI, its origins, and its evolution, they unpack how AI is in...
  27. The Developer's Journey: Conquering Mount Stupid to Reach the Plateau of Sustainability
    The Developer's Journey: Conquering Mount Stupid to Reach the Plateau of Sustainability
    May 17, 2023
    In this episode of Big App Energy, hosts Ben and Jacob delve into the psychological journey that software developers commonly experience, from overconfidence to imposter syndrome, all influenced by th...
  28. The Double-Edged Sword of Dependencies
    The Double-Edged Sword of Dependencies
    May 03, 2023
    In this episode of Big App Energy, Ben, and Jacob dive into the world of dependencies and explore how they can be both a blessing and a curse for developers. Join us as we discuss the potential risks ...
  29. Tackling Technical Debt for Sustainable Software Development
    Tackling Technical Debt for Sustainable Software Development
    Apr 19, 2023
    Join hosts Ben and Jacob as they delve into the world of technical debt, a term that refers to the cost of maintaining and updating a software system when developers prioritize short-term gains over l...
  30. Maximizing Your Online Presence for Business Growth
    Maximizing Your Online Presence for Business Growth
    Apr 05, 2023
    Join hosts Ben and Jacob as they explore the power of social media and personal branding for businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Despite the challenges of dealing with online negativi...
  31. Currency Math and Round Errors
    Currency Math and Round Errors
    Mar 22, 2023
    In this episode, Ben and Jacob discuss the importance of handling currency properly when dealing with money in apps. While it may seem straightforward, currency math involves a lot of complexity, and ...
  32. Never Underestimate UX
    Never Underestimate UX
    Mar 08, 2023
    Ben and Jacob discuss the importance of User Experience (UX) in app development. UX is a critical aspect of any app, as it can greatly impact the success or failure of a product. Have you ever really ...
  33. When to Walk Away
    When to Walk Away
    Feb 22, 2023
    Ben and Jacob examine the hard truth when a product isn't testing or performing well.  They discuss the three options that product owners typically have in this situation: let it keep failing, gi...
  34. Introduction to Analytics
    Introduction to Analytics
    Feb 08, 2023
    Ben and Jacob introduce analytics and its importance for tracking user behavior across your app. They discuss what information should be collected, the significance of sanitizing user data, and the im...
  35. The Importance of Unit Tests
    The Importance of Unit Tests
    Jan 25, 2023
    Ben and Jacob dive into unit testing, exploring what it is and why it's essential in software development. They discuss why unit testing is often overlooked by fast-paced startups that prioritize spee...
  36. Code vs No-Code Tools
    Code vs No-Code Tools
    Jan 11, 2023
    Ben and Jacob explore whether no-code and low-code tools can be used to build successful apps. They start by defining the terms and explaining how these tools work. No-code solutions allow users to cr...
  37. Building Your MVP
    Building Your MVP
    Dec 21, 2022
    When building an MVP, it's important to focus on the essentials and avoid overcomplicating your initial release. Ben and Jacob suggest researching your market and competitors to ensure your app idea a...
  38. Race-To-The-Bottom Freelancing
    Race-To-The-Bottom Freelancing
    Dec 07, 2022
    Ben and Jacob delve into the topic of "Race-to-the-Bottom" freelancing and the potential pitfalls of using platforms like UpWork and Fiverr to find affordable talent. They discuss how the pressure to ...
  39. What kind of app do I want?
    What kind of app do I want?
    Nov 23, 2022
    Developing an app involves more than just the initial decision to create one; it can be challenging to determine the appropriate approach for your app.  Ben and Jacob explore the various types of...
  40. Why should I care about data privacy?
    Why should I care about data privacy?
    Nov 09, 2022
    Ben and Jacob discuss the importance of data privacy and why it should matter to everyone. They define what data privacy means and how it relates to data security. They also provide examples of data b...
  41. Knowing when to build or buy
    Knowing when to build or buy
    Oct 26, 2022
    Ben and Jacob discuss the critical decision of whether to build or buy when developing software applications. They weigh the pros and cons of each option, sharing insights from their own experiences a...
  42. What is a stack?
    What is a stack?
    Oct 12, 2022
    Ben and Jacob discuss the concept of a "stack" in software development. They break down a stack, how it works, and why it is essential in development. They begin by explaining that a stack is a collec...
  43. What Is Scrum?
    What Is Scrum?
    Sep 28, 2022
    Ben and Jacob dive into agile project management and the SCRUM framework. They start by explaining the origins of SCRUM and how it evolved from rugby into a methodology for managing complex software p...
  44. Keeping Your Devs Happy
    Keeping Your Devs Happy
    Sep 14, 2022
    Ben and Jacob discuss the importance of keeping your developers happy to ensure a successful and efficient development process. They start by discussing the common misconceptions surrounding the role ...
  45. Dev Shop Hunting
    Dev Shop Hunting
    Aug 31, 2022
    Ben and Jacob discuss finding and choosing a development shop for your app. They start by discussing the importance of finding a development shop that fits your project, including their expertise, ava...
  46. Why is app development so expensive?
    Why is app development so expensive?
    Aug 17, 2022
    Ben and Jacob dive into the often daunting topic of app development costs. They explore why app development can be so expensive, what factors contribute to these costs, and how businesses can manage t...
  47. How long does app development take?
    How long does app development take?
    Aug 03, 2022
    Ben and Jacob dive into the app development world and explore every entrepreneur and product manager's question: How long does it take to develop an app? They discuss the various factors that can affe...
  48. Where do I start if I want to have an app made?
    Where do I start if I want to have an app made?
    Jul 20, 2022
    Ben and Jacob explore the question of where to begin if you want to have an app made. They start by discussing why someone might want to create an app to solve a problem, reach a new audience, or crea...