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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January 18, 2022 89 min

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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    October 25, 2021 179 min

    The Mathemachicken strikes again for this year’s shopping spree, while Allen just realized he was under a rock, Joe engages “no take backs”, and Michael ups his decor game.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode170.

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    October 11, 2021 136 min

    We discuss the pros and cons of speaking at conferences and similar events, while Joe makes a verbal typo, Michael has turned over a new leaf, and Allen didn’t actually click the link.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode169.

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    September 26, 2021 74 min

    Joe goes full shock jock, but only for a moment. Allen loses the "Most Tips In A Single Episode: 2021" award, and Michael didn't get the the invite notification in this week's episode.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode168.

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    September 13, 2021 120 min

    Some things just require discussion, such as Docker’s new licensing, while Joe is full of it, Allen *WILL* fault them, and Michael goes on the record.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode167.

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    August 30, 2021 110 min

    We step away from our microservices deployments to meet around the water cooler and discuss the things on our minds, while Joe is playing Frogger IRL, Allen “Eeyores” his way to victory, and Michael has some words about his keyvoard, er, kryboard, leybaord, ugh, k-e-y-b-o-a-r-d!

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode166.

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    August 15, 2021 117 min

    We decide to dig into the details of what makes a microservice and do we really understand them as Joe tells us why we really want microservices, Allen incorrectly answers the survey, and Michael breaks down in real time.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode165. Stop by, check it out, and join the conversation.

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    August 2, 2021 134 min

    We dive into JetBrains’ findings after they recently released their State of the Developer Ecosystem for 2021 while Michael has the open down pat, Joe wants the old open back, and Allen stopped using the command line.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode164. Stop by, check it out, and join the conversation.

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    July 19, 2021 145 min

    It’s time to take a break, stretch our legs, grab a drink, and maybe even join in some interesting conversations around the water cooler as Michael goes off script, Joe is very confused, and Allen insists that we stay on script.

    The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode163. Stop by, check it out, and join the conversation.

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    We wrap up our replication discussion of Designing Data-Intensive Applications, this time discussing leaderless replication strategies and issues, while Allen missed his calling, Joe doesn’t read the gray boxes, and Michael lives in a future where we use apps.

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    We continue our discussion of Designing Data-Intensive Applications, this time focusing on multi-leader replication, while Joe is seriously tired, and Allen is on to Michael’s shenanigans.

    For anyone reading this via their podcast player, this episode’s show notes can be at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode161, where you can join the conversation.

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    We dive back into Designing Data-Intensive Applications to learn more about replication while Michael thinks cluster is a three syllable word, Allen doesn’t understand how we roll, and Joe isn’t even paying attention.

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    May 24, 2021 106 min

    We couldn’t decide if we wanted to gather around the water cooler or talk about some cool APIs, so we opted to do both, while Joe promises there’s a W in his name, Allen doesn’t want to say graph, and Michael isn’t calling out applets.

    For all our listeners that read this via their podcast player, this episode’s show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode159, where you can join the conversation.

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    May 10, 2021 144 min

    We talk about the various ways we can get paid with code while Michael failed the Costco test, Allen doesn’t understand multiple choice questions, and Joe has a familiar pen name.

    This episode’s show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode158, where you can join the conversation, for those reading this via their podcast player.

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    April 25, 2021 154 min

    We discuss all things APIs: what makes them great, what makes them bad, and what we might like to see in them while Michael plays a lawyer on channel 46, Allen doesn’t know his favorite part of the show, and Joe definitely pays attention to the tips of the week.

    For those reading this episode’s show notes via their podcast player, you can find this episode’s show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode157 where you can be a p...

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