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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

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 830 Ratings

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.

    Should You Speak at a Conference?

    Should You Speak at a Conference?

    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.

    Transactions in Distributed Systems

    Transactions in Distributed Systems

    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 […]

    Docker Licensing, Career and Coding Questions

    Docker Licensing, Career and Coding Questions

    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.

    Why Get Into Competitive Programming?

    Why Get Into Competitive Programming?

    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!

    Are Microservices ... for real?

    Are Microservices ... for real?

    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.

    2021 State of the Developer Ecosystem

    2021 State of the Developer Ecosystem

    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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
830 Ratings

830 Ratings

Metalgeeksteve ,

Wow

So first off, I apologize to you guys for taking so long to write this review. Every episode you ask, and I say I’m going to do it, and then I don’t.

This is one of the very few podcasts that I listen to religiously as soon as it comes out. The hosts have an amazing synergy and every show is well thought out.

A little about me: I am not a software developer or programmer in any way. I’m about to retire from an unrelated field and move into development, so went back to school to get a second degree and decided to immerse myself in the world of software dev via podcasts. I stumbled upon Coding Blocks and boy am I glad I did.

Their series on data structures is literally the only reason I got an “A” in my Data Structures class. I don’t always understand what they are talking about, but I understand enough that I can learn something from every single episode. As an added benefit, I can get some laughs in too! And sorry Outlaw, I love those late night DJ voices!

Keep up the amazing work and I’ll keep listening! Thanks for doing what you do, guys!

BoldAsLove88 ,

Ok content, way too much ad time and nonsense

Content is okay. It strikes me as more of an act versus a real discussion. They need to spend more time on the topic and less with 'filler' talk about nothing. It'd be better without the nonsense imo.

The amount of advertising is getting ridiculous.

cametumbling ,

I can’t explain it

…but Allen Underwood’s voice is single-handedly lowering my Kinsey rating.

Seriously though—I never thought I’d listen to two-hour long episodes about programming, but these guys make me feel smarter by osmosis. As a self-taught developer, this podcast—with its breadth of topics and depth of analysis—gives me some much-needed perspective, and helps me situate myself and my knowledge base in the grander scheme of things. Their friendly, conversational vibe is also just pleasant to listen to.

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