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I’m getting Popeyes right now

By Kampfirez - Jan 04 2020
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Pretty good pod cast I guess but not as good as Popeyes

Very fun

By the pang1 - Dec 23 2019
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These guys are killing it - knowledgeable and funny. It’s in the weekly rotation of podcasts.

iTunes Ratings

695 Ratings
Average Ratings
652
24
8
8
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I’m getting Popeyes right now

By Kampfirez - Jan 04 2020
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Pretty good pod cast I guess but not as good as Popeyes

Very fun

By the pang1 - Dec 23 2019
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These guys are killing it - knowledgeable and funny. It’s in the weekly rotation of podcasts.
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Coding Blocks

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Clean Code – Objects vs Data Structures

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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: http://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

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Rank #2: Algorithms, Puzzles and the Technical Interview

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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

1hr 26mins

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Rank #3: Algorithms You Should Know

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It's time we discuss algorithms we all need to know as we continue diving into Rob Conery's The Imposter's Handbook while Michael will read anything, Allen questions Greenland's name, and Joe talks wormholes.

Jun 25 2018

2hr 15mins

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Rank #4: Design Patterns Part 1 – You Create Me!

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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

1hr 37mins

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Rank #5: Back to Basics – Encapsulation for Object Oriented Programming

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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

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: DevOps: Job Title or Job Responsibility?

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We debate whether DevOps is a job title or a job responsibility as Michael finally understands dev.to‘s name, Allen is an infosec expert, and Joe wears his sunglasses at night.

If you aren’t already viewing this episode’s show notes in your browser, you can find these show notes at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode118 and join the conversation.

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Is DevOps a Job Title or Company Culture?

  • What is DevOps?
  • What isn’t DevOps?
  • How do you learn DevOps?
  • How mature is your DevOps?
  • The myths of DevOps …

Resources We Like

  • What Is DevOps? (New Relic)
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win (Amazon)
  • The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations (Amazon)
  • The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data (Amazon)
  • DevOps is a culture, not a role! (Medium)
  • Why is kubernetes source code an order of magnitude larger than other container orchestrators? (Stack Overflow)
  • Welcoming Molly – The DEV Team’s First Lead SRE! (dev.to, Molly Struve)
  • The DevOps Checklist (devopschecklist.com)
  • Vagrant (vagrantup.com)

Tip of the Week

  • Edit your last Slack message by pressing the UP arrow key. That and more keyboard shortcuts available in the Slack Help Center. (Slack)
  • Integrate Linux Commands into Windows with PowerShell and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (devblogs.microsoft.com)
  • Use readlink to see where a symlink ultimately lands. (manpages.ubuntu.com)
  • What are Durable Functions? (docs.microsoft.com)
  • Change your Cmder theme to Allen’s favorite: Babun. (cmder.net)
  • My favourite Git commit (fatbusinessman.com)

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #7: Object Oriented Mistakes

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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

1hr 55mins

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Rank #8: Software Architecture – The Domain in Domain Driven Design

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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

1hr 41mins

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Rank #9: Clean Code – How to Write Amazing Functions

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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: http://www.codingblocks.net/episode48. Podcast News iTunes Reviews: BrokenDev, Simontheu, Hruncito, TerrenceD, Rich11145, HardCoreRockstar, Bcmsco, FriendofEntropy, Fredstban, […]

Oct 17 2016

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Rank #10: The Pragmatic Programmer – Investing in Your Knowledge Portfolio

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We begin our journey into the wisdom of The Pragmatic Programmer, which as Joe puts it, it’s less about type-y type-y and more about think-y think-y, while Allen is not quite as pessimistic as Joe, and Michael can’t wait to say his smart words. If you’re reading these show notes via your podcast player, you […]

Apr 29 2019

2hr 36mins

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Rank #11: Deliberate Practice for Programmers

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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

2hr 16mins

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Rank #12: Source Control Etiquette

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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

56mins

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Rank #13: Clean Code – Writing Meaningful Names

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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

1hr 51mins

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Rank #14: Developer Shopping Spree 2019

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We discuss this year’s shopping spree only to learn that Michael spent too much, Allen spent too much, and Joe spent too much.

This episode’s show notes can be found at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode119, where you can join in on the conversation, in case you’re reading this via your podcast player.

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Michael’s Stormtrooper Build

Price Description
$189.98
CORSAIR CRYSTAL 570X RGB Mid-Tower Case, 3 RGB Fans, Tempered Glass – White (CC-9011110-WW) (Amazon)

$89.99
Honorable mention: Fractal Design Meshify C – Compact Mid Tower Computer Case – Airflow/Cooling – 2X
Fans Included – PSU Shroud – Modular Interior – Water-Cooling Ready – USB3.0 – Tempered Glass Side Panel
– White
(Amazon)

$135.37
CORSAIR RMX White Series, RM750x, 750 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply- White (Amazon)

$334.69
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model
CMW64GX4M4C3200C16W (Amazon)

$155.99
CORSAIR H100i RGB PLATINUM SE AIO Liquid CPU Cooler,240mm,Dual LL120 RGB PWM Fans, Intel 115x/2066,AMD
AM4/TR4 (Amazon)

$471.99
Intel – Core i9-9900K Octa-Core 3.6 GHz Desktop Processor (Amazon)


$6.15
Arctic Silver 5 AS5-3.5G Thermal Paste (Amazon)

$449.92
Samsung 970 EVO Plus Series – 2TB PCIe NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7S2T0B/AM) (Amazon)

$246.00
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS Ultra (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/3xM.2 Thermal Guard/Onboard AC Wi-Fi/RGB Fusion/Gaming
Motherboard) (Amazon)


$1299.99
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme 11G Graphics Card, 3X Stacked Windforce Fans, 11GB 352-bit
GDDR6, Gv-N208TAORUS X -11GC Video Card (Amazon)

Allen’s Build?, err Purchase

Price Description
Gigabyte Aero 15 RTX 2070 / 32GB Ram / 1Tb SSD (Amazon)
$2,779.00

Intel 660p 2Tb NVME SSD (Amazon)
$184.99

XP-PEN Deco Pro Medium Graphics Tablet (Amazon)
$129.99

Desk Undermount PC Holder (Amazon)
$49.98

4k 60Hz Mini Display Port to HDMI Adapter (Amazon)
$15.99

Universal Desktop TV / Monitor Stand (Amazon)
$40.99

Portable Full HD 1080p Display USB-C, HDMI, Mini Display Port (Amazon)
$169.99

Logitech c930e Webcam – Video Encoding Handled in Camera (Amazon)
$74.00


USB3 Multi-Card Reader / Writer (Amazon)
$15.99

Grizzy Conductonaut Liquid Metal Thermal Compound (Amazon)
*** Not for the faint of heart ***
$14.99

Oculus Quest no PC Required VR (Amazon)
$399.00

Joe’s Clampett Build

Price Description
$471.99
Intel Core i9-9900K (Amazon)


$164.52
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC LGA1151 (Amazon)



$900.60
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC (Amazon)


$273.99
Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB DDR4 2666 (Amazon)


$119.89
CORSAIR RMX Series, RM750x (Amazon)


$460.00
Samsung SSD 970 EVO 2TB (Amazon)


$49.99
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB (Amazon)


$74.90
Be quiet! Dark Rock 4, BK021, 200W TDP, CPU Cooler (Amazon)

Resources We Like

Tip of the Week

  • Find a new color theme for every season. (StudioStyl.es)
  • Filter only the requests with errors – Google chrome network (Stack Overflow)
  • So many reasons to join ACM.
  • Take control of Chrome discarding/reloading your currently open tabs with chrome://discards/.
  • Build Your Own X (GitHub)
  • Material Theme UI, the only IntelliJ theme you will ever need. (plugins.jetbrains.com)
  • Joe’s reasons to use Kotlin:
    • Reason #417 – apply
      • Consider these examples:
        • C# var p = new Person { firstName = "Joe", lastName = "Zack" };
        • Kotlin: val p = getPerson().apply { firstName = "Joe"; lastName = "Zack" }
      • Unlike C#’s object initializers that can only be called when new‘ing up an object, Kotlin’s apply method can be called at any time.

Nov 12 2019

2hr 32mins

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Rank #15: Data Structures – Primitives

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We begin our journey into data structures by taking a deep dive into primitives while Allen makes Michael blush and Joe crashes his browser.

Nov 19 2018

2hr 42mins

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Rank #16: How to Learn Programming Skills

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We continue our dive into how to learn things while Michael's voice sounds an awful lot like Joe's, Joe says it's a square, and Allen says it's a triangle ... oh, and Google Feud is back!

Oct 08 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Software Design Anti-patterns

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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

2hr 4mins

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Rank #18: What programmer do you want to be?

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“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

1hr 8mins

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Rank #19: Clean Architecture – Programming Paradigms

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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

2hr 8mins

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Rank #20: Clean Architecture – Fight for Architecture

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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 http://www.codingblocks.net/episode68. Sponsors Linode – Use code […]

Oct 02 2017

1hr 37mins

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