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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September 13, 2020

We gather around the water cooler to discuss some random topics, while Joe sends too many calendar invites, Allen interferes with science, and Michael was totally duped.

If you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player, you can find this episode’s full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode141. As Joe would say, check it out and join the conversation.

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  • Thank you to everyone left us a new review:
  • iTunes: I Buy, Not Play!
  • Stitcher: kconrad53, TheNicknameFieldIsTooShor, hopkir
  • Factorio v1 is official! (factorio.com)
  • Overheard Around the Water Cooler
  • Are your unit tests bring your down? Do we hate unit tests now?
  • Unit Testing Is Overrated (Hacker News)
  • Is TDD Dead? (RedditHacker News)
  • Write tests. Not too many. Mostly integration. (KentCDodds.com)
  • Do you have to read your emails?
  • Are you ruining everything by working late?
  • Is Kubernetes programmings?
  • When developing the next big deal application, which of the following are most important to you?
  • Features
  • Automation, i.e. CI / CD pipeline
  • Unit tests, maybe even TDD
  • Dependency Injection
  • ALM (Alerting, Logging, Monitoring)
  • Security first
  • Resources We Like
  • RAW Vim Workshop/Tutorial (YouTube)
  • Explore Kubernetes resources with Datadog Live Containers (Datadog)
  • Tip of the Week
  • Lens, The Kubernetes IDE (GitHub)
  • Bind Docker inside a running container to the host’s Docker instance to use Docker within Docker by adding the following to your Docker run command: -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock
  • Note that this syntax works on Windows.
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