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A podcast for software developers and computer programmers to educate on the go.

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83. Search Driven Apps
2:18:37
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Episode083.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Episode083.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We're talking databases, indexes, search engines, and why they're basically microwaves in this episode while Joe wears a polo, Allen's quick brown fox jumps over whatever, and Michael gives out fake URLs.
Jun 11, 2018
82. Programmer Strengths and Weaknesses
1:50:19
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Episode082.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Episode082.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Inspired by Rob Conery's The Imposter's Handbook, we take an introspective look at ourselves to find two weaknesses and one strength while Allen shows off his vocal prowess in song, Joe needs a list, and Michael is a dash.
May 28, 2018
81. Understanding Complexity Theory
1:51:15
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Episode081.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Episode081.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This episode we talk complexity theory while digging into Rob Conery's The Imposter's Handbook as Allen channels his inner Austin Powers, Michael finds linearly to complex to pronounce, and Joe ruins Batman for the rest of us.
May 14, 2018
80. Docker for Developers
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Episode080.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Episode080.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This episode we’re talking about server naming conventions, confusing command line arguments, and how high we can get our voices. Huge thanks to the NSA and the freedom of information act for making this episode possible. Sponsors Airbrake.io/CodingBlocks – Try Airbrake *free* for 30 days _and_ get 50% off the next 3 months! Survey Says […]
May 01, 2018
79. Design Anti-Patterns: YoYo, The God Object and More
1:28:40
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/codingblocks-episode-079-featured.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/codingblocks-episode-079-featured.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />It's time for more design Ant-EYE or Ant-EEE patterns as we venture into cesspool that awaits. Come find out what these patterns are, why you should, and how to avoid them. Bonus: Michael drops the term Heinz Doofenshmirtz - Joe and Allen didn't know this pattern, but maybe you will.
Apr 16, 2018
78. Deliberate Practice for Programmers
2:16:51
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Episode078.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Episode078.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />It's time for more cowbell as we have a special guest in the studio, Will Madison (@IAmWillMadison), join us as Allen finally gets tripped up trying to pronounce a name, Joe teaches us the value of practice, and Michael evacuates in a rainbow colored straight line.
Apr 03, 2018
77. Clean Architecture – Are Microservices Truly Decoupled?
2:11:56
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode077.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode077.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We're back with our last deep dive into Robert C. Martin's latest book, Clean Architecture, while Allen suffers from sleep deprivation, Joe shows us his dance moves, and Michael's mind is blown on how to unit test.
Mar 19, 2018
76. Clean Architecture – What is the Humble Object Pattern?
1:44:16
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode076.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode076.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />It's time for another deep dive into Robert C. Martin's Clean Architecture as Joe puts us on the spot, Allen has a new mission, and Michael shares his Easter eggs.
Mar 07, 2018
75. Clean Architecture – Make Your Architecture Scream
2:25:23
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Episode075.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Episode075.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Michael can't tell higher from lower, Allen puts his views where he wants them, and Joe snaps it to a Slim Jim as we discuss how to make our architectures scream while discussing Robert C. Martin's Clean Architecture.
Feb 19, 2018
74. Clean Architecture – The Art of Drawing Lines
1:53:59
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Episode074.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Episode074.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />It's time for another deep dive into Robert C. Martin's Clean Architecture as Allen warns us about driving in front of him, Joe tries to describe a diagram again, and Michael can't understand the survey results.
Feb 05, 2018
73. Clean Architecture – Keeping Your Options Open
2:19:01
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Episode073.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Episode073.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Joe drinks too much coffee, Allen spits his coffee out, and Michael feels vindicated as the discussions about Robert C. Martin's latest book, Clean Architecture, continues.
Jan 23, 2018
72. Clean Architecture – How to Quantify Component Coupling
2:19:16
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Episode072.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Episode072.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Joe baits Michael, Michael takes the bait, and Allen lets it happen, as Uncle Bob explains how we can quantify the coupling between our components from his latest book, Clean Architecture.
Jan 08, 2018
71. Clean Architecture – Components and Component Cohesion
1:58:09
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Episode071.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Episode071.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Joe is down with OCP, Michael argues DRY, and Allen deletes our show notes as we dig into Components and Component Cohesion from Robert C. Martin's (aka Uncle Bob) Clean Architecture.
Dec 11, 2017
70. How to Spend $2,500 on Developer Gear
1:58:31
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Episode070.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Episode070.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We're back with another installment as we challenge ourselves to compare how we'd each spend $2,500 on developer gear as Allen waxes on about the loudest quiet keyboard, Joe teaches us how cheese is made, and Michael puts some neon on his computer.
Nov 13, 2017
69. Clean Architecture – Programming Paradigms
2:08:55
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Episode069.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Episode069.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Michael forgets what his favorite part of the show is, Joe makes us wait to learn what his favorite part is, and Allen pronounces it "pair-a-dig-'ems" as we continue our deep dive into Uncle Bob's latest book: Clean Architecture.
Oct 30, 2017
68. Clean Architecture – Fight for Architecture
1:37:37
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Episode068.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Episode068.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Joe learns of our harebrained idea, Michael learns of Eisenhower’s matrix, and Allen explains polyfills as we begin our dive into Uncle Bob’s latest book, Clean Architecture. Prefer to read these show notes on something other than your podcast player? You can find the full show notes for this episode at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode68. Sponsors Linode – Use code […]
Oct 02, 2017
67. Object Oriented Mistakes
1:55:47
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Episode067.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Episode067.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Allen brings the dad jokes, Michael unplugs, and Joe gets a second wind as we discuss the anti-patterns found in object oriented programming.
Sep 18, 2017
66. Project Management Anti-patterns
2:05:06
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Episode066.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Episode066.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />It's time for another episode as Joe wants to choke a developer, Michael scraps his new social networking platform, and Allen finally learns of dad jokes while we continuing the anti-patterns conversation.
Sep 05, 2017
65. Software Design Anti-patterns
2:04:17
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Episode065.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Episode065.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We've discussed design patterns too much. Now it's time for some discussion about anti-patterns as Joe has dark visions about robots, Allen has to take sensitivity training, and Michael picks Arial.
Aug 21, 2017
64. Software Architecture – What is Supple Design?
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode064.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode064.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />More Domain Driven Design talk this week: Supple Design, Declarative(ish?) Programming, and Ohio Envy. Sponsors FreshBooks.com/Coding – Use code “CODING BLOCKS” in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section GetAirbrake.com/cb Linode – Use code “CODINGBLOCKS17” for $20 towards hosting (up to four months free!) Start Slack’ing Now. We’re so happy you’ve found us and […]
Jul 27, 2017
63. Software Architecture – Explicit Constraints, Processes, Specification Pattern, and more
2:03:34
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode063.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode063.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Know what Joe and Waldo have in common? We can't find either, as this week, it's just Allen and Michael to continue the dive into Domain Driven Design.
Jul 10, 2017
62. Software Architecture – Strategic Design and Domain Events
1:58:07
<img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode062.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="99" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode062.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We're not saying that Michael is Carmen Sandiego. We're just saying that nobody has ever seen them in a room together. And this week, we don't know where in the world either are, as Allen and Joe continue the Domain Driven Design discussion without Michael. Nor Carmen.
Jun 26, 2017
61. Software Architecture – Aggregate Roots, Factories, and Repositories
2:11:52
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode061-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode061-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Stitcher is back and so are we as Michael proves he doesn't have a career as a rapper, Allen can't type on his phone, and Joe tweets with famous authors as we continue our dive into Domain Driven Design talking about aggregate roots, factories, and repositories.
Jun 13, 2017
60. Software Architecture – The Domain in Domain Driven Design
1:41:33
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Episode060-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Episode060-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We continue our Domain Driven Design conversation this week as Allen is indecisive, Michael decides for him, and Joe can't handle the night life.
May 29, 2017
59. How to Jumpstart Your Next App
1:27:28
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Episode059-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Episode059-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We’re back with another exciting episode as Michael questions Hollywood, Allen dreams of his Hackintosh, and Joe is surrounded by Star Wars as we talk about how to jumpstart your next app with Michael Crump (@mbcrump) and Clint Rutkas (@clintrutkas). If you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player, you can find this episode’s full […]
May 11, 2017
58. Why Domain Driven Design
1:32:08
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Episode058-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Episode058-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week, Michael asks his customers about their anemic domain model, Allen talks in front of people, and Joe plays Rocket League as we begin our dive into understanding domain driven design. Are you reading this episode’s show notes via your podcast player? You can find this episode’s full show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode58. Become a Part of the […]
Apr 24, 2017
57. How We Badly Built Stuff
1:38:26
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Episode057-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Episode057-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we talk about all of the bad things we’ve done while making software. The good, the bad, … oh wait, it compiles, never mind. Want to be part of the conversation? Head over to https://www.codingblocks.net/slack to become a member of our Slack community! What are you waiting for? Join now! Oh, wait, are you […]
Mar 20, 2017
56. Clean Code – How to Build Maintainable Systems
1:58:21
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Episode056-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Episode056-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We’re back with another deep dive into the infamous book Clean Code by Uncle Bob as Joe alters columns, Michael misreads things, and Allen has a positive customer service experience. Care to join in on the conversation? Become a member of our Slack community by signing up at https://www.codingblocks.net/slack. Viewing these show notes through your podcast […]
Mar 06, 2017
55. Clean Code – How to Write Classes the Right Way
1:23:15
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Episode055-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Episode055-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week Allen is troubled by circles, Michael talks like a game show host, and Joe announces it's twins as we continue our deep dive into the classic Clean Code book by Robert C. Martin.
Feb 05, 2017
54. Clean Code – How to Write Amazing Unit Tests
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Episode054-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Episode054-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />When and why should you write unit tests, and just how important are they? Take a listen and see what YOU think. Podcast News iTunes: AUS Dan G, bryangrove, Criviere, Kasprs, sulhogar, Niil Ohlin (Neil Ilin) Stitcher Reviews: indiegamer21, makeACaseForCamelCase, athyng, brokenrelay, El_Zilcho MongoDb and ElasticSearch Ransomware Attacks http://www.pcworld.com/article/3157417/security/after-mongodb-ransomware-groups-hit-exposed-elasticsearch-clusters.html Alexa 7 Minute Workout https://www.amazon.com/Pargee-7-Minute-Workout/dp/B018WUNBE6 Question: […]
Jan 23, 2017
53. Clean Code – Integrating with Third Party Libraries the Right Way
1:18:07
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/coding-blocks-episode-053-cover-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/coding-blocks-episode-053-cover-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />In this episode we talk about how to insulate your application at it’s boundaries?  What in the world does that even mean?!  We’re not talking about those boundaries where others aren’t allowed to touch your keyboard (although that’s a real thing).  No, we’re talking about making sure you make your code easier to maintain over […]
Jan 08, 2017
52. Clean Code – Error Handling
1:25:48
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Episode052-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Episode052-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week, we continue our Clean Code discussion as we dive into the joys and pains of error handing.
Dec 28, 2016
51. Clean Code – Objects vs Data Structures
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Episode51-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Episode 51: Objects vs Data Structures" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Episode51-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Episode 51: Objects vs Data Structures" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we’re drawing a line in the sand between objects and data structures. Who will win? Take a listen and decide for yourself! For the full show notes visit: https://www.codingblocks.net/episode51 Podcast News iTunes Reviews: DelBoyeire, nullthecode, Ser_j, Pneema, matthew.watkins, JC_JavaScripter, Connor Phee, Stratodavius, GS Leonric, dmitry.gokun, MobileMon, vasyl shcherbatjuk Stitcher Reviews: tommyrush, DoNotAsk, nullthecode, […]
Dec 13, 2016
50. Clean Code – Formatting Matters
2:18:34
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/coding-blocks-episode-050-artwork-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/coding-blocks-episode-050-artwork-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Ever judged a book by its cover?  Of course you have.  Ever passed judgement on some code simply because it didn’t look pretty?  There’s more to writing code than having it functional and in this episode we dive into the reasons code formatting actually matters.  Who wins the newspaper format debate?!  Leave us a comment and […]
Nov 29, 2016
49. Clean Code – Comments Are Lies
2:19:16
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Episode049-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Episode049-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week, Michael fails geography, Allen introduces us to Croom, and Joe has to potty as we head into our third installment of the Clean Code series. Want to be part of our Slack community? Sign up @ https://www.codingblocks.net/slack and say “hi”! Join our Slack! Link to Episode 49’s Full Show Notes https://www.codingblocks.net/episode49 Survey News […]
Nov 07, 2016
48. Clean Code – How to Write Amazing Functions
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Episode048-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Episode048-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We continue talking our way through Clean Code, taking a deep look at the building blocks of programming in the quest to write the best functions. Oh, and everybody sings. The original version of the show notes can be found at: https://www.codingblocks.net/episode48 Podcast News iTunes Reviews: BrokenDev, Simontheu, Hruncito, TerrenceD, Rich11145, HardCoreRockstar, Bcmsco, FriendofEntropy, Fredstban, […]
Oct 17, 2016
47. Clean Code – Writing Meaningful Names
1:51:36
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/coding-blocks-episode-047-writing-meaningful-names-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/coding-blocks-episode-047-writing-meaningful-names-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />In this episode, we take our first dive into the book Clean Code by Robert Martin and specifically we talk about writing meaningful names for all things code related.  You’ll be amazed at how following some decent rules that you can start naming things that will help you and fellow coders understand your code at […]
Sep 28, 2016
46. Caching in the Application Framework
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Episode046-Caching-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Episode046-Caching-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Storing smaller subsets of data in a faster, closer memory can make astronomical differences in performance. This episode we’re talking about the caching tools and techniques that application frameworks provide. The original version of the shownotes can be found at: https://www.codingblocks.net/episode46 New Poll! Podcast News Thanks for the reviews! Mr_Automation, Nateve, chubb5000, Travelerbell, LaCaren, ryanwebjackson, […]
Aug 27, 2016
45. Caching Overview and Hardware
1:35:44
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Episode45-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Episode45-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />In this episode we give a general overview of caching, where it’s used, why it’s used, and what the differences in hardware implementations mean in terms we can understand.  This will be foundational to understanding caching at a software level in an upcoming episode.  There’s also something about the number 37 that may be the […]
Aug 12, 2016
44. Stack Overflow Salaries and Landing the Job
2:39:15
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Episode044-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Episode044-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week on Coding Blocks, Allen says www as best he can, Joe eats the microphone, and Michael does something crazy as we discuss Stack Overflow’s Salary Calculator and our experiences in landing the job – what to do and what not to do. Want to be part of our Slack community? Sign up @ […]
Aug 02, 2016
43. Nulls, Procs, and Impostor Syndrome
1:40:46
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Episode043-1-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Episode043-1-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This time we’re talking about problems with nulls, stored procedures, and impostor syndrome. Link to Episode 43’s Full Show Notes: https://www.codingblocks.net/episode43 News Join us on slack: https://www.codingblocks.net/ Thanks for the awesome reviews: darkjedioverlord, Gustav, David W, XiaoHong, neoanomally, IAmAResource, alanw707, GDog, Demiera, kngtfallen, BMay1, jcook1017, XiaoHong89, Thallius, a.alhadhrami, BriCee34, iPawan85 Great Comments on last episode’s […]
Jul 05, 2016
42. Command, Repository and Mediator Design Patterns
2:08:04
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/coding-blocks-episode-042-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/coding-blocks-episode-042-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />In this episode we go back to the design pattern well that we’ve been away from for so long.  We cover the Command, Repository and Mediator design patterns.  It was hard for us to believe, but it’s been almost a year since our last design patterns episode!!!  Come on in for fun, learning, and of […]
Jun 03, 2016
41. Dev Talk: Django, VB vs C#, and Bash on Windows
1:52:43
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Episode041-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Episode041-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week on Coding Blocks, Joe changes a different kind of string, Allen drools over the Hellcat, and Michael shares his random thoughts. We span a collection of topics including GraphQL framework envy, bash on Windows, and whether it takes two to Django.
Apr 19, 2016
40. How to be an Advanced Programmer
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Episode040-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Episode040-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Are you an Advanced Programmer? We dig into the final section of Robert Read’s fantastic writing: How to be a programmer. Also, how to cheat at Jira, a lazy butcher and if learning web development is worth it. Link to Episode 40’s Full Show Notes https://www.codingblocks.net/episode40 This Episode’s Survey To squash, or not to squash, […]
Mar 20, 2016
39. How to be an Intermediate Programmer
2:50:19
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Episode039-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Episode039-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />In Episode 38, we dug into the first section of the essay by Robert Read on what it takes to be a programmer.  In that episode there was a lot of great information on what to expect and what should be expected of you as a developer.  In this episode, we go into the second […]
Feb 27, 2016
38. How to be a Programmer: Personal and Team Skills
2:26:16
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Episode038-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Episode038-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Talking about the short book “How to be a Programmer”, which covers a huge spectrum of important topics for developers of all levels. The Puddle Poll! Thanks for the share pwright08! News Thanks for the reviews! JKCooper2, CSharpest, Joopkins, NickStuer How’d you get into programming? Join codingblocks.slack.com! Survey – Star Wars wins! Check out Allen […]
Jan 28, 2016
37. Our Favorite Developer Tools for 2015
1:53:52
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/coding-blocks-episode-037-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/coding-blocks-episode-037-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We wrapped up 2015 with another favorites of episode and a chance to win a gray Coding Blocks T-Shirt just by leaving a comment on the show notes page! Tools are anything from hardware, to software or a service that we feel is integral in our daily needs as programmers. There’s a total of 20 picks […]
Jan 03, 2016
36. The Twelve Factor App: Dev/Prod Parity, Logs, and Admin Processes
1:40:25
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/episode-36-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/episode-36-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Welcome back to the dramatic conclusion of our discussion on the 12 factor app. This time we’re talking dev/prod parity, logs, and admin processes. Oh, and Call of Duty! News Thanks for the reviews! arathustra, lu S, Seb (from London), S Willowood, TheDarkKnight15, FreeAppsHunter Where do transforms go? UI or Middleware? Joe had surgery! Oopsy […]
Dec 20, 2015
35. The Twelve-Factor App: Port Binding, Concurrency, and Disposability
1:14:58
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Episode035-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Episode035-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />It's time for more DevOps fun as we continue learning about the Twelve-Factor app. This week we dive into the next three chapters: port binding, concurrency, and disposability.
Nov 23, 2015
34. Toys for Developers
1:49:25
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Episode034-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Episode034-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />The holidays are coming sooner than we realized, so we gotta get our wish lists together. After all, no one wants to sit around the Festivus Pole without their favorite dev toys. This week we discuss some of the toys we love, as well as the ones we drool over, and even the ones we're not so crazy about.
Nov 10, 2015
33. The Twelve-Factor App: Backing Services, Building and Releasing, Stateless Processes
1:22:32
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Coding-Blocks-Episode-033-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Coding-Blocks-Episode-033-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We’re headed back to the Twelve-Factor app territory and this time we’re picking up with the next three chapters – backing services, building and releasing and processes.  Jump in to get the shownotes and listen to the next three pieces of building a manageable and scalable twelve-factor app. Survey News Mark Tinsley – PHP Composer […]
Oct 22, 2015
32. The Twelve-Factor App: Codebase, Dependencies, and Config
1:13:38
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/episode-32-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/episode-32-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Dipping our toes into the DevOps waters with the Twelve-Factor App. How important is depedency management, and how fired would you be if you accidentally leaked your company’s source code? News We have a new logo! Allen was right… Soundcloud Thanks for the reviews! GunBlade77 What is the Twelve-Factor App? A methodology for writing applications […]
Sep 17, 2015
31. Javascript Promises and Beyond
1:18:23
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Episode-031-Javascript-Promises-and-Beyond-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Episode-031-Javascript-Promises-and-Beyond-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />In this episode we dive into Javascript Promises.  If you’re used to the olden way of doing an async call with a callback, you’ll definitely want to give this episode a listen as you could improve your mental sanity 10 fold by learning how to use promises in your application! Survey – What is Your Favorite Language? […]
Aug 22, 2015
30. Design Patterns Part 4 – Adapter, Facade, and Memento
1:14:12
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/featured-image-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/featured-image-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Part 4 of our design patterns series, this time up it's Adapters, Facades, and Mementos. Oh, an which tech luminary would make the best head of state!
Jul 26, 2015
29. Hierarchical Data cont’d – Path Enumeration and Closure Tables
1:09:19
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Episode029-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Episode029-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />It's that time again. This week we answer a question, Allen registers for school, Joe reads some numbers, Michael breaks out the survey results, and Joe cringes at the thought of bidets. It's time for episode 29! And we thought, what better to talk about than to continue our discussion on hierarchical data solutions.
Jun 29, 2015
28. Hierarchical Data – Adjacency Lists and Nested Set Models
1:38:03
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/cb-episode-28-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/cb-episode-28-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />So, how DO you persist hierarchical Data? We discuss two common solutions to this age-old problem: Adjacency Lists and Nested Set Models. Also, Build Atlanta, technical problems, multi-monitor vs ultra-wide, and utilizing gaming mice to up your game. See all the notes and take the poll by going to: https://www.codingblocks.net/episode28 News Big thanks for the […]
Jun 08, 2015
27. Your Questions Our Answers SYN-ACK with Packet Loss
1:34:44
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Episode27Artwork-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Episode27Artwork-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />In this, Episode 27 of the Coding Blocks Podcast, we are answering several questions from our listeners regarding:  more frequent episodes, naming of classes / assemblies, Test Driven Development, the differences between MVC and MVVM and a number of other side conversations such as aliasing tables in SQL.  As always we’d love to hear back […]
May 08, 2015
26. Algorithms, Puzzles and the Technical Interview
1:26:21
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Coding-Blocks-Episode-26-logo-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Coding-Blocks-Episode-26-logo-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />On this episode we discuss algorithms, puzzles and how to approach them when asked to solve one in the interview process. We discuss many of the problems programmers face when being asked to solve these types of problems as well as steps to alleviate some of these common issues. We also provide a number of resources for sharpening your problem solving skills as well as a number of resources, and of course our favorite tips!
Apr 19, 2015
25. ASP.NET 5 – It’s Basically Java
1:33:51
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Episode025-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Episode025-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we give away Joe's stuff, we break up with IE8 like a big boy, Joe and Allen get excited about readme files, and we argue about which is worse: bad code or bad architecture. That and more in this week's episode where we explore the new bits in ASP.NET 5.
Mar 30, 2015
24. Delegate all the things!
1:28:32
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/coding-blocks-episode-24-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/coding-blocks-episode-24-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we tackle one of life's great quesitons, does Jack Bauer give high fives? Also, we go over everything you need to know about delegates, events, callbacks and closures in .NET. Big thanks to <a href="http://twitter.com/kappelcodesalot">@kappelcodesalot</a> for being the inspiration for this episode!
Mar 16, 2015
23. Back to Basics – Encapsulation for Object Oriented Programming
1:07:22
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Episode-Artwork-Template1-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Episode-Artwork-Template1-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />It's time to get back to basics. It's easy as a software developer to be working on the latest and greatest frameworks, using the best methodologies, trying out new things. Sometimes it's a good idea to get a refresher on the very basic fundamentals. In this episode we go over the access modifiers that are common in C# and Java as well as ways to emulate these types of behaviors in Javascript. And let's be honest - encapsulation is only effective if you're providing programmers that come after you with a roadmap of how things should work. For that reason we also discuss Command Query Separation and some other ideas and practices that are a part of good programming practices. Be sure to head over to www.CodingBlocks.net/review and leave us a review on your favorite podcasting platform!
Feb 10, 2015
22. Silverlighting through your College Enumeration
1:03:15
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Episode022-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Episode022-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Coding Blocks Episode 22 is live! Organizing your code, moving from school-work to work-work, the future of Silverlight, and lots of poo-pooing! News Great testing tool suggestions from Anders Bauman: TDDHelper, NCrunch We had to look up our new year’s resolutions – not a good sign! Awesome reviews from punforgettable, Jonno Choo, AdamTheHun, Elistaria, JeramyRR, […]
Jan 21, 2015
21. Our Favorite Tools
1:20:54
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Episode021-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Episode021-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We gather around the Festivus pole this holiday season and before we get into the Airing of Grievances, we discuss our favorite tools. No, not people. Actual tools. Srsly.
Dec 28, 2014
20. We’re Testing Your Patience…
1:26:25
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Episode20-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Episode20-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />I figured this title was appropriate considering it's been a month since our last episode.  We've all been incredibly busy so we hope you've been patient waiting and maybe, just maybe it was worth the wait!  We've crammed quite a bit into this episode which is all about testing.  Follow the more link to see the show notes for this particular episode and don't forget to click one of the share buttons there to let all your friends know about the podcast!
Dec 15, 2014
19. Design Patterns – Iterators, Observers, and Chains, Oh My
1:03:48
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/episode19-feature-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/episode19-feature-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We’re back to the gang of four, continuing with another segment of design patterns. This time we’re talking about some of our favorite Behavioral Design Patterns: Observer, Chain of Responsibilities, Iterator patterns. Also, why the visitor pattern is weird and what it’s like to be raked over hot coals. News Atlanta Code Camp was amazing […]
Nov 09, 2014
18. Programmer Questions and Answers
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Episode018-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Episode 18 - You Asked For It" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Episode018-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Episode 18 - You Asked For It" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />We’re very excited about <a title="ASP.NET vNext" href="http://www.asp.net/vnext">ASP.NET vNext</a>, we’ve never been seen together, and a cute little ninja was <a title="MEAN" href="http://mean.io/">MEAN</a> to Allen. All that and more in this week’s episode where we attempt to answer some questions.
Oct 26, 2014
17. Got Any Hot Stacks?!
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<img width="150" height="111" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MP900182703-e1412047150457-150x111.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="111" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MP900182703-e1412047150457-150x111.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />In this episode, we have a discussion about what type of technology stack you should choose when you go to create your own project whether it be for profit or an open source type of deal.  As programmers, we often struggle with balancing our ADHD tendencies to code in every language known to man, or […]
Sep 26, 2014
16. Design Patterns Part 2 – Oh behave!
1:03:09
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/episode16-feature-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/episode16-feature-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we’re following up on our episode about talking about Creational Design Patterns a few of our favorite behavioral patterns: Template. Strategy, and Null Object. Also, pumpkin spice lattes, Mario’s pants, and a billion dollar mistake. Points of Interest Pumpkin Spice Latte is back! Great feedback from NDepend, great things coming in V6! LG […]
Sep 05, 2014
15. Static Analysis w/ NDepends – How good is your code?
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ndepends-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ndepends-150x150.png 150w, https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ndepends-300x300.png 300w, https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ndepends.png 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ndepends-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" srcset="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ndepends-150x150.png 150w, https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ndepends-300x300.png 300w, https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ndepends.png 800w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />This week we’re discussing NDpend, a static analysis tool for .NET. Triage your biggest problems, Prioritize your refactoring, and CYA with real metrics and trend lines. We also discuss hidden nuggets, Pintrest-envy, and we pour another one out for google reader. News Check out our YouTube channel! Angular 2.0 is coming! Beginning XML in SQL […]
Aug 10, 2014
14. Databases the SQL [see-kwuhl]
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/databases-the-sql-best-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/databases-the-sql-best-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Welcome back for part 2 of the podcast about databases.  In this half, we discuss several of the things we believe that developers should know about databases.  From joins to unions, group by’s and indexing, we try to touch on a lot of the items that most developers should at least be familiar with when […]
Jul 25, 2014
13. All Your Database Are Belong to Us
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/AllYourBase-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/AllYourBase-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />Part one of our two part database podcast starts with choosing the RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) and what to do when you run into deficiencies in that particular database system. First and foremost, what’s with the title?!  Are these guys grammatically challenged?  If that was your first thought, then you should check out this link: […]
Jul 14, 2014
12. What programmer do you want to be?
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/episode12-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/episode12-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />“Water Cooler” episode talking about sweet sugary C# kisses, JavaScript as a first language, T-shaped developers, how to get addicted to drugs and…Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Points of Interest Keep the keys! Go follow @trentapple and check his site out at www.trentapple.com! A year’s worth of tech podcasts! from @patrikdahlen NativeScript – Cross […]
Jun 22, 2014
11. Design Patterns Part 1 – You Create Me!
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/episode11-feature-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/episode11-feature-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we’re tackling the first section of seminal Design Patterns book: Creational Patterns. We discuss factories of factories, “bullet hell” games, pathological liars, and Allen’s lack of voice. Big thanks to @rajsotweet for calling us out and getting us motivated to record! Points of Interest .NET Framework 4.5.2 is out! ASP vNext Awesome stats […]
Jun 07, 2014
10. C# 6 and Roslyn – Pour Some Sugar On Me
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/sugar-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/sugar-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we’re taking pot shots from the peanut gallery! We talk about new features in C# 6. What we like, what we love…and binary literals. We also struggle to define Roslyn and BONUS! poetry reading from Michael Outlaw! Points of Interest Build Keynote in 7 minutes – via @patrikdahlen Allen owes the world a […]
May 05, 2014
9. Aspectacular with Vlad Hrybok – You down with AOP?
1:22:21
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/mixdown-150x150.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/mixdown-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />You down with AOP? This week we’re talking with Vlad Hrybok about his spectacular Aspect Oriented Framework: Aspectacular. Highlights include lots of Design Patterns, Acronyms, Buzzwords and…Duff Beer? ChangeLog Interesting debate about SOLID principles An attempt at a completely SOLID implementation of TicTacToe Great feedback on /r/csharp Interesting viewpoint from an anti-craftsman on dotnetrocks, great […]
Apr 01, 2014
8. Accessories for Programmers
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rat-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rat-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rat-e1395321296734.jpg 300w, https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rat-1024x1024.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rat-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" srcset="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rat-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rat-e1395321296734.jpg 300w, https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rat-1024x1024.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />Q: What do developers love more than developing? A: Expensive accessories!!! This week we’re talking about our Christmas in July lists. Dream keyboards, mouses, office furniture and tablets…oh my! Lots of links below. Click and drool. Keyboards Joe’s favorite is The CODE Keyboard Mike’s favorite is any old plain keyboard – previous was the Logitech […]
Mar 18, 2014
7. SOLID as a Rock!
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rock-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/rock-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we tackle the SOLID principles in .NET and discuss the eternal struggle between perfect code and looming deadlines. Please leave us feedback in your Podcasting app of choice! Update: Great comments/debate on reddit! About Solid SOLID Principles for writing maintainable and extendable software Michael Feathers and “Uncle Bob” Robert Martin May be impossible […]
Mar 03, 2014
6. There’s Something About LINQ
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/iStock_000024467396XSmall-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Lambda vs Comprehension Syntax" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/iStock_000024467396XSmall-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Lambda vs Comprehension Syntax" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we’re talking about LINQ, what’s so special about .NET, the differences IQueryable and IEnumerable, and another round of “Never Have I Ever”. Oh, and jokes! Download the episode on iTunes or Stitcher and make sure to send us your feedback! What is LINQ? Language Integrated Query Common interface for working with data Famous […]
Jan 25, 2014
5. We Still Don’t Understand Open Source Licensing
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/episode-5-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/episode-5-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week we’re trying to wrap our heads around open source software licensing. We discuss the main types of licenses (and a few of our favorites!), what it means to violate a license, and take a fun look at a few weird questions. Download the episode on iTunes or Stitcher and make sure to send […]
Dec 28, 2013
4. OWASP and You!
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/10147256873_302ab67acd_b-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/10147256873_302ab67acd_b-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This week, we talk about OWASP and their list of top 10 application security risks. What they are, infamous examples, and what you can do about it. Download the episode on iTunes or Stitcher and make sure to send us your feedback. Thanks for listening! Show Notes Overview OWASP.org Top 10 culled from 100s organizations, […]
Nov 27, 2013
3. Source Control Etiquette
56:28
<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/mic-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/mic-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This episode is all about source control etiquette. It’s a bit different from the last two podcasts we released and we’d love to hear how you liked it! Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher and make sure to send us your feedback! Show Notes Duration ~56 Discussion on Source Control Etiquette 00:00 – 25:09 A tale […]
Oct 12, 2013
2. Boxing and Unboxing in .NET
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/pre-amp-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/pre-amp-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />This episode is all about boxing and unboxing. We discuss memory management, the pros (yes, there are a few!) and cons of boxing/unboxing, some of the weird side effects and how to you can avoid it with generics and ToString methods. Download the episode on iTunes or Stitcher and make sure to drop your feedback […]
Sep 28, 2013
1. I is for Interface
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<img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/episode-1-featured-image-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.codingblocks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/episode-1-featured-image-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />The good, the bad, and the ugly side of interfaces. We list some minor gripes, their limitations, and some strange gotchas as well as some tips for how we like to (mis|ab)use them. Download the episode on iTunes or Stitcher. Show Notes Duration: ~44m What Are Interfaces? 0:00 – 5:21 Interfaces are a contract Interfaces […]
Sep 09, 2013