It’s tough to stay up to speed on everything that’s happening with software development today, so I find podcasts to be incredibly useful. I can listen to a podcast while I’m commuting, at the gym, or when I have an extra few minutes of down time. We assembled the list below to help you find the best podcasts for yourself.
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The Java Posse
Featuring Java news, interviews, opinions, and “general mayhem.” The last episode of this long-running podcast (which began in 2005) aired in February of this year, but the Java Posse’s archives are well worth a listen for Java enthusiasts. Hosted by Tor Norbye, Carl Quinn, Dick Wall, and Chet Haase.
A weekly panel discussion about programming, covering the Ruby ecosystem and gems, as well as programming practices, tools, and careers. Produced by DevChat.tv.
A weekly podcast delivering the latest Ruby news in five minutes. Produced by Code School and Envy Labs.
Ruby on Rails Podcast
Interviews, news, and discussion. Hosted by Sean Devine and produced by 5by5.tv.
Start Here: Ruby on Rails
With its second episode just released in May, this new podcast is geared toward new Ruby on Rails developers in need of guidance. Hosted by Dain Miller.
Talk Python to Me
A weekly podcast covering an array of Python topics. Hosted by Michael Kennedy.
PHP Town Hall
This weekly podcast features a new guest each week and provides a platform for PHP developers to raise questions about current and upcoming events in the PHP community. Hosted by Ben Edmunds and Phil Sturgeon.
Adventures in Angular
A weekly show dedicated to the AngularJS framework. Produced by DevChat.tv.
A podcast all about all things Node.js, averaging one to three episodes per month.
A newly launched but promising podcast devoted to the React.js ecosystem. Hosted by Zach Silveira.
The first podcast for C++ developers. Hosted by C++ developers Rob Irving and Jason Turner.
This podcast features panel discussions on Erlang and related functional programming topics.
A podcast devoted to the niche programming language Clojure. Though they haven’t released new episodes since April 2014, the archives are a valuable resource for Clojure programmers. Hosted by Chas Emerick.
A talk show for Microsoft .NET developers. Hosted by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell.
A weekly iOS development podcast. Produced by DevChat.tv.
A weekly podcast delivering the latest iOS news in five minutes, for developers of all experience levels. Produced by Code School and Envy Labs.
A podcast for Android developers, covering news and topics of interest. Hosted by developers from the Android engineering team.
A high-level, bi-weekly panel discussion of DevOps concepts, plus “a tantalizing taste of the basic technologies and ideas of DevOps” to entice listeners to try more. Hosted by Matt Stratton, Trevor Hess, and Bridget Kromhout
Interviews and discussion of the technology, tools, and business developments behind the DevOps movement. Hosted by John Willis and Damon Edwards.
Designed to help take listeners from newbies to DevOps Masters. Hosted by Brian Wagner and Jason Didonato.
The Ship Show
A twice-monthly podcast featuring discussion on everything from build engineering to DevOps to release management, plus interviews, new tools and techniques, and reviews. Hosted by The Ship Show Crew.
A podcast where DevOps chefs do battle. Hosted by Bryan Berry.
Puppet Labs Podcast
This podcast features Puppet community members talking about the latest trends in configuration management, cloud automation, and DevOps culture.
IBM Rational Talks to You
A podcast in which some of the best minds in IBM Rational share their subject expertise and market insight into the latest trends and products.
Covers a cavalcade of programming and tech topics, with each show dedicated to a specific programming language. Hosted by Patrick Wheeler and Jason Gauci.
A weekly podcast discussing various technical and cultural aspects of coding. Hosted by K. Scott Allen, Kevin Dente, Scott Koon, and Jon Galloway.
Software Engineering Radio
Every 10 days, the SE-Radio Team publishes a new episode covering a topic in software engineering—a tutorial on a specific topic, an interview with a well-known figure in the engineering world, etc. The goal of this podcast is to be a lasting educational resource for developers rather than a newscast. For example, Episode 220 featured our own Jon Gifford sharing his expertise on logging and logging infrastructure.
This award-winning podcast covers all things cloud computing, AWS ecosystem, open source, DevOps, AppDev, SaaS, and SDN. In September 2014, Loggly CTO and vice president of engineering Manoj Chaudhary shared his experience on how to build massively scalable SaaS applications. Hosted by Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely.
Creative Coding Podcast
A podcast devoted to the ins and outs of programming for creative applications. Hosted by Seb Lee-Delisle and Iain Lobb.
This weekly talk show looks at the art and business of software development and related technologies. Hosted by Chris Fisher and produced by Jupiter Broadcasting.
A weekly podcast about front-end web design, development, and UX with answers to reader-submitted questions and a new guest every week. Hosted by Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert.
The Treehouse Show
A weekly dose of web design and web development news. Hosted by Nick Pettit and Jason Seifer and produced by Team Treehouse.
Start Here: Web Development
A podcast for beginning developers in the process of switching careers. Hosts Dain Miller and Keith Monaghan share industry experience, insight, and resources to help listeners become full-time web developers.
An instructional, project-oriented weekly podcast for beginner and intermediate programmers in Java, C++, Visual Basic, and more. Features classroom style teaching, guest programmers, and special interest segments. Hosted by Father Robert Ballecer.
Described as “Fresh Air for Developers,” this weekly podcast features interviews and discussions of the web, culture, education, technology, and more. Hosted by Scott Hanselman.
This Developer’s Life
Another more general podcast, focused on bringing a “human slant” to the tech industry. Hosted by Rob Conery and Scott Hanselman.
A podcast for developreneurs, or developers striking out on their own. Hosted by John Sonmez, Josh Earl, and Derick Bailey.
The Freelancer’s Show
Though not explicitly about programming, this weekly discussion by freelancers and professionals is about running a business, finding clients, marketing, and the freelance lifestyle. Produced by DevChat.tv.