232 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

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    • 4.9 • 920 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.

    Ktor, Logging Ideas, and Plugin Safety

    Ktor, Logging Ideas, and Plugin Safety

    Picture, if you will, a nondescript office space, where time seems to stand still as programmers gather around a water cooler. Here, in the twilight of the workday, they exchange eerie tales of programming glitches, security breaches, and asynchronous calls. Welcome to the Programming Zone, where reality blurs and (silent) keystrokes echo in the depths […]

    Importance of Data Structures, Bad Documentation and Comments and More

    Importance of Data Structures, Bad Documentation and Comments and More

    In this episode, Allen, Joe and Michael finally make it back to record together! Allen revisits the basics, Michael kicks off boomer hour nicely, and JZ let’s us know that the dream of an 8-bit looking keyboard is not dead. News Topics Tips

    Decorating your Home Office

    Decorating your Home Office

    This time we are missing the “ocks”, but we hope you enjoy this off…ice topic chat about personalizing our workspaces. Also, Joe had to put a quarter in the jar, and Outlaw needs a cookie. The full show notes are available on the website at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode230 News Thank you for the review Szymon! Want to leave […]

    Multi-Value, Spatial, and Event Store Databases

    Multi-Value, Spatial, and Event Store Databases

    We are mixing it up on you again, no Outlaw this week, but we can offer you some talk of exotic databases. Also, Joe pronounces everything correctly and Allen leaves you with a riddle. The full show notes are available on the website at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode229 News Multivalue DBMS Spatial DBMS Event Stores Resources we like […]

    Overview of Object Oriented, Wide Column, and Vector Databases

    Overview of Object Oriented, Wide Column, and Vector Databases

    We have a different combination of the hosts for this episode where we continue the series on the types of database systems available and why you might choose one over another. Michael continues impressing by recalling everything we’ve ever said on our 500+ hours of podcasts, Allen enjoys learning about a database system he’d never […]

    Picking the Right Database Type – Tougher than You Think

    Picking the Right Database Type – Tougher than You Think

    You asked, we listened! A request from one of our Slack channels was to go over the various types of databases and why you might choose one over another. Join us in another information filled episode where Joe won’t be attending the event he’s been promoting and Allen tries to keep his voice together for […]

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
920 Ratings

920 Ratings

ivan.kuchin ,

No reviews ???

There you go - review for boomers
Keep “mental blocks” around.

nehoraigold ,

Hands down favorite podcast!

I’ve been listening to Coding Blocks since I started my programming journey roughly 5 years ago and I’ve been enjoying it ever since. I have to say, my favorite set of episodes you did were about Uncle Bob’s Clean Code, a book near and dear to my (and most any programmer’s) heart. The show has taught me tons of stuff I would never have otherwise known about and enriched my understanding of topics I was more familiar with. Beyond the technical, my favorite aspect of the show is how approachable and genuine it is. There’s no ego, no judgment, and no competition to be “better” or “smarter” than anyone else. It feels like having a fun (and funny) conversation with your best friends. Anyway, just wanted to say that y’all are great and this podcast is great. I’m not sure what my username is on here, but whatever it is, I look forward to hearing Outlaw attempt to pronounce it.

cykoduck ,

Long time listener..first time commenter

Just wanted to share a couple comments from you lastest episode.

As a ex-Lotus Notes developer at IBM.. the “database” was actually called NSF (Notes Storage Format) and the closest today is CouchDb which evolved from it.

Also using Vector search at my current company the vector storage description was great.. the big focus is the features/inferences that you store. Most of these are really based on a good training set to learn the important inferances

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