Coding Blocks Podcast

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!

Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-8.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

We discuss the 5 SOLID principles of writing maintainable code, with a focus on C# and .NET, Single Responsibility Principle, Open-Closed Principle, Liskov Substitution Principle, Interface Segregation Principle and Dependency Inversion.

Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-7.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

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!

Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-006.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

We Still Don't Understand Open Source Licensing

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.

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Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-005.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

OWASP and You - Application Security in .NET

This week we discuss application security in .NET via the 2013 OWASP top 10.

We discuss the top 10, how to prevent them and give you a examples of famous attacks that successfully targetted these vulnerabilities.

We also give you our predictions for the 2014 top 10 and beyond in a post PRISM world and, as always, our tips and tricks of the week.

Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-004.mp3
Category:application security -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Source control stories from the trenches,a game of source control "Never Have I Ever", some fun stuff and our tips & tricks of the week.

Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-003.mp3
Category:source control -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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.

Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-002.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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.

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Category:Software Development -- posted at: 12:00am EDT