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Programming Throwdown

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Rank #29 in Technology category

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Programming Throwdown attempts to educate Computer Scientsts and Software Engineers on a cavalcade of programming and tech topics. Every show covers a new programming language, so listeners will be able to speak intelligently about any programming language. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Store

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Programming Throwdown attempts to educate Computer Scientsts and Software Engineers on a cavalcade of programming and tech topics. Every show covers a new programming language, so listeners will be able to speak intelligently about any programming language. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Store

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By markcam1 - Nov 08 2018
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Great podcast for a beginner’s toolbox

I love it.

By Marcelo_D_R - Jul 06 2018
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Great podcast, very good variety of topics and very experienced speakers. Great job!

iTunes Ratings

471 Ratings
Average Ratings
390
27
16
14
24

Podcast++

By markcam1 - Nov 08 2018
Read more
Great podcast for a beginner’s toolbox

I love it.

By Marcelo_D_R - Jul 06 2018
Read more
Great podcast, very good variety of topics and very experienced speakers. Great job!
Cover image of Programming Throwdown

Programming Throwdown

Updated 8 days ago

Rank #29 in Technology category

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Programming Throwdown attempts to educate Computer Scientsts and Software Engineers on a cavalcade of programming and tech topics. Every show covers a new programming language, so listeners will be able to speak intelligently about any programming language. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Store

Rank #1: Basics of UI Design for Engineers

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Surprise! Weekend episode :-D

Every piece of code you write is either going to be for computer-to-computer interaction, or for human-machine interaction. For the latter, how do you make your interface easy to understand and use? Erik Kennedy, independent UX/UI designer, dives into user interface (UI) design. We cover the best tools for making quick prototypes, common design mistakes, and his journey from software engineer to freelance designer. This episode is a great way to get excited about design and has plenty of resources for first-time designers. Check out the show notes for details!

Show notes: https://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2019/07/episode-92-basics-of-ui-design-for.html
Jul 13 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #2: C Programming Language

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This show covers C, the foundation of all programming languages. We begin by introducing ourselves, then jump into talking about the PS3 hack and Nokia cell phone strategy. The tools of the day are Comix the comix book reader and Bitcoin, a virtual currency.
Mar 09 2011
57 mins
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Rank #3: Python Programming Language

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This show covers Python, a popular interpreted language. The show begins with discussion on javascript and browser updates, then goes into the Goldman Sach's stolen code trial, eco-friendly programming, and the origins of Oregon Trail. The tools of the day are Fossil a distributed version control system and Unison, a two-way file synchronization utilities.
Mar 25 2011
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #4: Java

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This show covers Java, a semi-compiled language used heavily in web and mobile development. News: Ouya android gaming console, Is C/C++ Worth It?, Engineered Jellyfish. Tools of the BiWeek: Cygwin, MinGW and Macports, uShare.
Aug 03 2012
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #5: Functional Programming

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Hey all!

Since episode 82, we received a ton of email asking for more info on functional programming (FP). To cover FP in great detail we are thrilled to chat with Adam Bell. Adam is the host of the Corecursive podcast and an engineer with many years of experience in FP. In this episode, we dive into what FP is all about, when it's useful, static/dynamic typing (our favorite topic), and other areas of FP.

Thanks again for all of your emails and support. It is a treasure to hear your inspirational stories and we are so greatful to be creating content for over eight years.

Happy hacking!

Show notes: https://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2019/06/episode-91-functional-programming-with.html
Jun 19 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #6: C++

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This show covers C++, a general-purpose programming language. News: Visualizing code to fail faster, the future of the used game market, Prince of Persia source code found. The tools of the biweek are sfxr and DC universe online.
Apr 09 2012
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #7: Cryptocurrency

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Today we explain how cryptocurrency works and why it is possible to buy and sell electonic currency. Show notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2017/06/episode-67-cryptocurrency.html
Jun 30 2017
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #8: Javascript

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This show covers Javascript, the only client-side scripting language built into most modern browsers. The episode talks about Patrick's move to Silicon Valley, Codecademy, The HP Touchpad Fire sale, and Minecraft's Notch challenging Bethesda to Quake 3. The tools of the biweek are Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM), an open source virtual machine and suite of compilers that compile and run code from many languages. and Hamachi, a free virtual private networking solution.
Aug 29 2011
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #9: Swift

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This show covers Swift, a language developed by Apple for iOS and OS/X. Tools of the show: Jason: Nextdoor Patrick: Waze. Books of the show: Jason: Denial: Why Business Leaders Fail... http://amzn.to/1rvKXbP Patrick: Red Seas Under Red Skies http://amzn.to/1oZplmS
Sep 08 2014
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #10: Ruby

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This show covers Ruby: a multipurpose interpreted language for rapid development. Book of the Show Jason: Paranoia RPG Player’s Handbook Patrick: Lock In
Oct 12 2015
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #11: Node.js

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This show covers Node.js: A server-side platform for developing network applications. Books of the Show Jason: You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less http://amzn.to/1CsrFsO Patrick: Abyss Beyond Dreams (Peter F. Hamilton) http://amzn.to/1NYmqJZ
Apr 06 2015
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #12: Unix Commands

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This show covers Unix Commands and How to Ace an Interview. Tools of the show: Jason: Duolingo Patrick: 123D Design. Books of the show: Jason: Locke and Key http://amzn.to/L2LmEq Patrick: Lies of Locke Lamora http://amzn.to/1dIUJjy
Jan 27 2014
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #13: Design Patterns

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This show covers Design Patterns. Tools of the show: Jason: VirtualBox Patrick: Bittorrent Sync. Books of the show: Jason: HTML5 Game Development Insights http://amzn.to/1g94JVS Patrick: The Martian http://amzn.to/1smEYc8
May 07 2014
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #14: Terminal and Shells

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Hey all!!

Ask and ye shall receive! Someone in the Programming Throwdown discord suggested that we cover terminals and shells, so here we are! Despite sounding simple on the surface, there's decades of complexity around terminal emulators and system shells. Patrick and I unpack this and more in today's episode!

Thanks so much for all of your emails and support on Patreon! It's your enthusiasm and financial support that enable us to teach so many people, and we are eternally grateful for your support!

Show notes: https://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2019/05/episode-90-terminals-and-shells.html
May 21 2019
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #15: Databases

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This show covers Databases. Tools of the show: Jason: nvAlt / nvPy Patrick: Arduino. Books of the show: Jason: Negotiating For Dummies http://amzn.to/1jS9Yem Patrick: Steelheart http://amzn.to/1lsRxBv
Jun 26 2014
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #16: Concurrency

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What is a thread/process? How can you speed up a program that requires a lot of compute resources? How can you have a single machine serve web pages to 100s of people, some of whom have slow connections? Patrick and I answer these questions on today's show: Concurrency!

We have also set up a discord channel! We will be posting news stories as we find them and also record the show live! Check out our channel here: https://discord.gg/r4V2zpC

Show Notes: https://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2018/07/episode-80-concurrency.html
Jul 31 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #17: R

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This show covers R: a language suitable for data mining and machine learning. Book of the Show Jason: The hard thing about hard things http://amzn.to/1UqMjDD Patrick: Steel World http://amzn.to/1JMcsa5
Sep 10 2015
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #18: Cryptography

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In this episode we explain how data is encrypted and decrypted, and how you can use encryption in the things you build. Show notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2017/03/episode-64-cryptography.html
Mar 30 2017
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #19: Scientific Python

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This show covers Scientific Python: A platform for data analysis, visualization, and reporting built on top of python. Book of the Show Jason: Masterminds of Programming Patrick: Redshirts
Mar 28 2016
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #20: Arduino

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Ever want to build your own robot? We explain how to do this using Arduino! Show notes: http://www.programmingthrowdown.com/2018/03/episode-75-arduino.html
Mar 05 2018
1 hour 38 mins
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