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Pragmatic talk about software design best practices: design patterns, software architecture, coding for performance, object oriented programming, database design and implementation, tips, tricks and a whole lot more.



You'll be exposed to broad areas of information as well as deep dives into the guts of a programming language. Most topics discussed are relevant in any number of Object Oriented programming languages such as C#, Java, Ruby, PHP, etc.. All three of us are full stack web and database / software engineers so we discuss Javascript, HTML, SQL and 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.

Coding Blocks Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw, Joe Zack

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Pragmatic talk about software design best practices: design patterns, software architecture, coding for performance, object oriented programming, database design and implementation, tips, tricks and a whole lot more.



You'll be exposed to broad areas of information as well as deep dives into the guts of a programming language. Most topics discussed are relevant in any number of Object Oriented programming languages such as C#, Java, Ruby, PHP, etc.. All three of us are full stack web and database / software engineers so we discuss Javascript, HTML, SQL and 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.

    How to Work Remote Effectively

    How to Work Remote Effectively

    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.

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Designing Data-Intensive Applications – SSTables and LSM-Trees

    Designing Data-Intensive Applications – SSTables and LSM-Trees

    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.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Designing Data-Intensive Applications – Storage and Retrieval

    Designing Data-Intensive Applications – Storage and Retrieval

    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.

    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Why Attend Developer Conferences and What were the Hot Topics at NDC London 2020?

    Why Attend Developer Conferences and What were the Hot Topics at NDC London 2020?

    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.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Designing Data-Intensive Applications – Data Models: Query Languages

    Designing Data-Intensive Applications – Data Models: Query Languages

    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.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Designing Data-Intensive Applications – Data Models: Relationships

    Designing Data-Intensive Applications – Data Models: Relationships

    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.

    • 2 hrs 14 min

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