CCATP #407 – Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 1 of X (Introduction)

Chit Chat Across the Pond logoIt’s that time of the week again, it’s time for Chit Chat Across the Pond and this is episode 407 and I’m your host, Allison Sheridan . If you’re new here, Chit Chat Across the Pond has been an embedded part of the weekly show, the NosillaCast, since November 25th, 2007. I just decided to spin off Chit Chat Across the Pond as it’s own show and the feedback I’ve gotten from NosillaCast listeners has been overwhelmingly positive.

Chit Chat Across the Pond began as a weekly segment with Bart Busschots in Ireland (hence the pond bit) but over the years it has morphed into every other week with Bart, and the other every other week with me talking to someone I find interesting in tech. We’ve had some fabulous guests on in the past 8 years and I’ve got a long list of folks I still want to talk to so expect this series to go on as long as the NosillaCast.

All of that preamble is my way of saying we’re here with Bart Busschots where he’s starting a new series he’s calling Programming By Stealth. This episode originally aired as part of NosillaCast #544 on October 12th 2015, but I wanted it to be included in the standalone Chit Chat Across the Pond series. By the way, f you’re wondering what happened to Bart’s Security Lite segment, it’s staying with the NosillaCast.

The written tutorial that accompanies Bart’s Programming By Stealth – 1 of X can be found at….

Many HUGE thanks to Terry Austin from and @ielectrons for our wonderful new Chit Chat Across the Pond logo!

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6 thoughts on “CCATP #407 – Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 1 of X (Introduction)

  1. Timo Kurvi - April 7, 2020

    I’m also a recent arrival at the party. I’ve taken a very basic programming class back in the day and I always wanted to get back to it. Now I’ve got the time. So thank you for the opportunity, I’m excited to get started!

    What do you guys think of SubEthaEdit as a plain text editor? It is free and open source on the App Store.

  2. podfeet - April 8, 2020

    Ooh – I haven’t heard of it before. I sort of feel like finding the perfect text editor is a Holy Grail akin to finding the perfect To Do app. I’m favoring VS Code, which is actually by Microsoft but it’s awesome. You know I’ll check out SubEthaEdit too now.

    After the series started, we created a Slack community for the podcasts and we have a Programming By Stealth-specific channel where Bart hangs out when he can. Come join us at

  3. Bart Busschots - April 9, 2020

    Welcome aboard Timo!

    I’ve installed SubEthaEdit a few times, and while it’s a perfectly fine editor, it’s never quite felt homely to me. I think an editor is a very personal thing, so if you like the feel of SubEthaEdit, then have fun — at that price there is literally nothing to lose

  4. Anonymous - April 11, 2020

    I tend to favor Atom ( because of its integration with Git for version control and its support for its “remote” access so I can edit files directly on my Raspberry PI from my Mac. ….and welcome / have fun 🙂

  5. Curt Evoy - December 27, 2020

    Have notes for the podcast moved to a different page? I looked at and could not find anything. Thanks

  6. podfeet - December 28, 2020

    Hi Curt – I’m SO sorry you’re running into this problem! Yes, we moved the shownotes to a dedicated site at

    Bart is working on doing permanent redirects of all the bad links so they’ll go to the new location but it’s going to be, as he called it, “donkey’s work” to change them. You should be golden if you start with the link I just gave you as it has a constantly-updated index of all the episodes. Please let me know if you have any trouble with it!

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