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.

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July 31, 2022 85 min

After working with Git for over a decade, we decide to take a deep dive into how it works, while Michael, Allen, and Joe apparently still don’t understand Git.

The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode190.

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    Once again, Stack Overflow takes the pulse of the developer community where we have all collectively decided to switch to Clojure, while Michael is changing things up, Joe is a future predicting trailblazer, and Allen is “up in the books”.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode189.

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    We’re going back in time, or is it forward?, as we continue learning about Google’s automation evolution, while Allen doesn’t like certain beers, Joe is a Zacker™, and Michael poorly assumes that UPSes work best when plugged in.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode188.

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    We explore the evolution of automation as we continue studying Google’s Site Reliability Engineering, while Michael, ah, forget it, Joe almost said it correctly, and Allen fell for it.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode187.

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    We finished. A chapter, that is, of the Site Reliability Engineering book as Allen asks to make it weird, Joe has his own pronunciation, and Michael follows through on his promise.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode186.

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    We haven’t finished the Site Reliability Engineering book yet as we learn how to monitor our system while the deals at Costco as so good, Allen thinks they’re fake, Joe hasn’t attended a math class in a while, and Michael never had AOL.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode185.

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    We say “toil” a lot this episode while Joe saw a movie, Michael says something controversial, and Allen’s tip is to figure it out yourself, all while learning how to eliminate toil.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode184.

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    Welcome to the morning edition of Coding Blocks as we dive into what service level indicators, objectives, and agreements are while Michael clearly needs more sleep, Allen doesn’t know how web pages work anymore, and Joe isn’t allowed to beg.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode183.

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    We learn how to embrace risk as we continue our learning about Site Reliability Engineering while Johnny Underwood talked too much, Joe shares a (scary) journey through his mind, and Michael, Reader of Names, ends the show on a dark note.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode182.

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    It’s finally time to learn what Site Reliability Engineering is all about, while Jer can’t speak nor type, Merkle got one (!!!), and Mr. Wunderwood is wrong.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode181.

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    March 13, 2022 120 min

    We’re living through the tail end, maybe?, of the Great Resignation, so we dig into how that might impact software engineering careers while Allen is very somber, Joe’s years are … different, and Michael pronounces each hump.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode180.

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    February 28, 2022 110 min
    We dive into what it takes to adhere to minimum viable continuous delivery while Michael isn’t going to quit his day job, Allen catches the earworm, and Joe is experiencing full-on Stockholm syndrome.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode179.

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    February 14, 2022 108 min

    We have a retrospective about our recent Game Ja Ja Ja Jam, while Michael doesn’t know his A from his CNAME, Allen could be a nun, and Joe still wants to be a game developer.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode178.

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    We wrap up our discussion of PagerDuty’s Security Training, while Joe declares this year is already a loss, Michael can’t even, and Allen says doody, err, duty.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode177.

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    We’re pretty sure we’re almost done and we’re definitely all present for the recording as we continue discussing PagerDuty’s Security Training, while Allen won’t fall for it, Joe takes the show to a dark place, and Michael knows obscure, um, stuff.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode176.

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    We continue our discussion of PagerDuty’s Security Training presentation while Michael buys a vowel, Joe has some buffer, and Allen hits everything he doesn’t aim for.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode175.

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    December 20, 2021 118 min

    We’re taking our time as we discuss PagerDuty’s Security Training presentations and what it means to “roll the pepper” while Michael is embarrassed in front of the whole Internet, Franklin Allen Underwood is on a full name basis, and don’t talk to Joe about corn.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode174.

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    December 6, 2021 117 min

    With Game Ja-Ja-Ja-Jamuary coming up, we discuss what makes a game engine, while Michael’s impersonation is spot-on, Allen may really just be Michael, and Joe already has the title of his next podcast show at the ready.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode173.

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    We wrap up the discussion on partitioning from our collective favorite book, Designing Data-Intensive Applications, while Allen is properly substituted, Michael can’t stop thinking about Kafka, and Joe doesn’t live in the real sunshine state.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode172.

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    We crack open our favorite book again, Designing Data-Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppmann, while Joe sounds different, Michael comes to a sad realization, and Allen also engages “no take backs”.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode171.

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