Coding Blocks

Coding Blocks

The world of computer programming is vast in scope. There are literally thousands of topics to cover and no one person could ever reach them all. One of the goals of the Coding Blocks podcast is to introduce a number of these topics to the audience so they can learn during their commute or while cutting the grass. We will cover topics such as best programming practices, design patterns, coding for performance, object oriented coding, database design and implementation, tips, tricks and a whole lot of other things. You'll be exposed to broad areas of information as well as deep dives into the guts of a programming language. While Microsoft.NET is the development platform we're using, most topics discussed are relevant in any number of Object Oriented programming languages. We are all web and database programmers and will be providing useful information on a full spectrum of technologies and are open to any suggestions anyone might have for a topic. So please join us, subscribe, and invite your computer programming friends to come along for the ride.... Show More

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July 5, 2020

We begin our journey into the repeatable world of DevOps by taking cues from The DevOps Handbook, while Allen loves all things propane, Joe debuts his “singing” career with his new music video, and Michael did a very bad, awful thing.

These show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode136 for those reading this via their podcast player.

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    We review the Stack Overflow Developer Survey in the same year it was created for the first time ever, while Joe has surprising news about the Hanson Brothers, Allen doesn’t have a thought process, and Michael’s callback is ruined.

    If you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player, you can find this episode’s full show notes and join the conversation at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode135.

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    As we learn from Google about how to navigate a code review, Michael learns to not give out compliments, Joe promises to sing if we get enough new reviews, and Allen introduces a new section to the show.

    For those reading this via their podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode134.

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    We learn what to look for in a code review while reviewing Google’s engineering practices documentation as Michael relates patterns to choo-choos, Joe has a “weird voice”, and Allen has a new favorite portion of the show.

    Are you reading this via your podcast player? You can find this episode’s full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode133 where you can also join the conversation.

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    We dig into Google’s engineering practices documentation as we learn how to code review while Michael, er, Fives is done with proper nouns, Allen can’t get his pull request approved, and Joe prefers to take the average of his code reviews.

    In case you’re reading this via your podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode132. Be sure to check it out and join the conversation.

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    We gather around the water cooler at 6 foot distances as Michael and Joe aren’t sure what they streamed, we finally learn who has the best fries, at least in the US, and Allen doesn’t understand evenly distributing your condiments.

    For those reading this via their podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode131. Stop by and join in on the conversation.

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    We dig into the details of how databases use B-trees as we continue our discussion of Designing Data-Intensive Applications while Michael’s description of median is awful, live streaming isn’t for Allen, and Joe really wants to bring us back from the break.

    For those reading this via their podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode130 in all their glory. Check it out, as Joe ...

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    Since we can’t leave the house, we discuss what it takes to effectively work remote while Allen’s frail body requires an ergonomic keyboard, Joe finally takes a passionate stance, and Michael tells them why they’re wrong.

    Reading these show notes via your podcast player? You can find this episode’s full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode129 and be a part of the conversation.

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    It’s time to learn about SSTables and LSM-Trees as Joe feels pretty zacked, Michael clarifies what he was looking forward to, and Allen has opinions about Dr Who.

    These show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode128 where you be a part of the conversation, in case you’re reading this via your podcast player.

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    In this episode, Allen is back, Joe knows his maff, and Michael brings the jokes, all that and more as we discuss the internals of how databases store and retrieve the data we save as we continue our deep dive into Designing Data-Intensive Applications.

    If you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player, did you know that you can find them at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode127? Well you do now! Check it out and join in...

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    Jamie from https://dotnetcore.show/ and Allen, ya know, from Coding Blocks, sat down together at NDC London to talk about the hot topics from the conference as well as how to get the most out of any conference you attend.

    If you're reading this episodes show notes via your podcast player, you can find this episode's full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode126 where you can join in on the conversation.

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    We dive into declarative vs imperative query languages as we continue to dive into Designing Data-Intensive Applications while Allen is gallivanting around London, Michael had a bullish opinion, and Joe might not know about The Witcher.

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    While we continue to dig into Designing Data-Intensive Applications, we take a step back to discuss data models and relationships as Michael covers all of his bases, Allen has a survey answer just for him, and Joe really didn’t get his tip from Reddit.

    This episode’s full show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode124, in case you’re reading this via your podcast player, where you can be a part of the conversati...

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    We’re comparing data models as we continue our deep dive into Designing Data-Intensive Applications as Coach Joe is ready to teach some basketball, Michael can’t pronounce 6NF, and Allen measured some geodesic distances just this morning.

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    We dig into what it takes to make a maintainable application as we continue to learn from Designing Data-Intensive Applications, as Allen is a big fan of baby Yoda, Michael’s index isn’t corrupt, and Joe has some latency issues.

    In case you’re reading this via your podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode122 where you can join in on the conversation.

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    We continue to study the teachings of Designing Data-Intensive Applications, while Michael’s favorite book series might be the Twilight series, Joe blames his squeak toy chewing habit on his dogs, and Allen might be a Belieber.

    Head over to https://www.codingblocks.net/episode121 to find this episode’s full show notes and join in the conversation, in case you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player.

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    We start our deep dive into Joe’s favorite new book, Designing Data-Intensive Applications as Joe can’t be stopped while running downhill, Michael might have a new spin on #fartgate, and Allen doesn’t quite have a dozen tips this episode.

    If you’re reading this via your podcast player, you can always go to https://www.codingblocks.net/episode120 to read these show notes on a larger screen and participate in the conversation.

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    November 11, 2019 152 min

    We discuss this year's shopping spree only to learn that Michael spent too much, Allen spent too much, and Joe spent too much.

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    October 27, 2019 120 min

    We debate whether DevOps is a job title or a job responsibility as Michael finally understands dev.to’s name, Allen is an infosec expert, and Joe wears his sunglasses at night.

    If you aren’t already viewing this episode’s show notes in your browser, you can find these show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode118 and join the conversation.

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    October 13, 2019 91 min

    We take an introspective look into what’s wrong with Michael’s life, Allen keeps taking us down random tangents, and Joe misses the chance for the perfect joke as we wrap up our deep dive into Hasura’s 3factor app architecture pattern.

    For those reading these show notes via their podcast player, this episode’s full show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode117.

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