153 episodes

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 • 793 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.

    Specialize or Bounce Around?

    Specialize or Bounce Around?

    It's been a minute since we last gathered around the water cooler, as Allen starts an impression contest, Joe wins said contest, and Michael earned a participation award.

    Why is Python Popular?

    Why is Python Popular?

    We dig into all things Python, which Allen thinks is pretty good, and it's rise in popularity, while Michael and Joe go toe-to-toe over a gripe, ahem, feature.

    Game Jam Lessons Learned

    Game Jam Lessons Learned

    We step back to reflect on what we learned from our first game jam, while Joe's bathroom is too close and Allen taught Michael something (again).

    Who Owns Open-Source Software?

    Who Owns Open-Source Software?

    We discuss all things open-source, leaving Michael and Joe to hold down the fort while Allen is away, while Joe's impersonations are spot on and Michael is on a first name basis, assuming he can pronounce it.

    Our Favorite Developer Tools of 2020

    Our Favorite Developer Tools of 2020

    We start off the year discussing our favorite developer tools of 2020, as Joe starts his traditions early, Allen is sly about his résumé updates, and Michael lives to stream.

    Into the Octoverse

    Into the Octoverse

    It's the end of 2020. We're all tired. So we phone it in for the last episode of the year as we discuss the State of the Octoverse, while Michael prepared for the wrong show (again), Allen forgot to pay his ISP bill and Joe's game finished downloading.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
793 Ratings

793 Ratings

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Life Changing

Coding Blocks is like everything you love about a conversational podcast and educational “webinar” that you listen in on. Episodes cover a range of topics that are technical enough to be educational, but not too in the weeds to be dry. The hosts’ personalities work well together providing insight into the minds of software developers.

Coding Blocks has literally changed my life. I have had an interest in software development for some years and tech in general since jr hs. This podcast helped me see ways to improve my self taught code and see how much there is to learn. Listening to this podcast and lurking on their Slack, made me decide to finally make a career change and now I am doing a bootcamp (.NET, but now wondering if I should have done Python since that’s now the topic of the show! 😉).

P.s. Now that I finally left a review after telling myself to remember to do so when I’m not driving, I feel accomplished at life!

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As Informative as it is Warm and Approachable

Really informative conversation with a casual and approachable tone. What nice guys!

I appreciate that they’ve been coding for a long time, the broad perspective is really valuable.

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They told me this

You told me to give you a review💡
Sure, meow. 5️⃣ ⭐️

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