Sun, 22 January 2017
When and why should you write unit tests, and just how important are they? Take a listen and see what YOU think.
For the full show notes visit:
Tue, 27 December 2016
This week, we continue our Clean Code discussion as we dive into the joys and pains of error handing.
Sun, 6 November 2016
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.
Fri, 26 August 2016
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:
Sat, 19 March 2016
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
Wed, 21 October 2015
Surveys – Wow we forget about them and ramble...sorry guys!
Mark Tinsley – PHP Composer – thanks for the tip!
Box Pusher! (game name of the year)
Allen's cry for writing black-boxed, encapsulated code...
Episode on SOLID Design: http://www.codingblocks.net/episode7
Probably want to listen to the first three parts of the 12 Factor App if you missed it:
We've mentioned Splunk, and if you're not familiar, it's an enterprise piece of software that will aggregate logs from multiple sources (servers, computers, etc):
Bug in Visual Studio that cost one person $6,500 in a few hours:
V. Build, Release, Run
Version numbers? What do you prefer? Version numbers with major and minor revisions? Or do you prefer timestamps?
Resources We Like
Allen: Find problematic queries that are killing your SQL Server...replace 123 with the spid from sp_who2.
If you want to be mean....replace 123 with the spid from sp_who2
Additionally, if there's high CPU and low I/O, it's likely either a missing or a fragmented index.
Joe: Tortoise Git
Mike: Tip of the week is the Pseudocode podcast
And...don't be lazy. We can't seem to get off our tails and get a business card made!
Direct download: Episode_33__The_Twelve-Factor_App__Backing_Services_Building_and_Releasing_Stateless_Processes.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT
Sun, 13 September 2015
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 accidently leaked your company's source code?
Sun, 19 April 2015
Direct download: 01_Coding_Blocks_Episode_26_-_Algorithms_Puzzles_and_the_Interview.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT
Thu, 25 September 2014
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 actually trying to accomplish something and create a finished product! With that in mind, check out the show notes for Episode 17 to go see all the things we mentioned in the show.
The world’s greatest Azure demo
Software Engineering Blogs
Instagram on Tumblr
Sun, 10 August 2014
This week we're discussing <a href="http://www.ndepend.com/">NDpend</a>, 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.