Sat, 19 December 2015
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!
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-36.mp3
Category:programming -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT
Sun, 22 November 2015
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.
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT
Mon, 9 November 2015
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.
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT
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?
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-32.mp3
Category:Software Development -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT
Sat, 22 August 2015
Sun, 26 July 2015
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!
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-030.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT
Mon, 29 June 2015
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.
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT
Mon, 8 June 2015
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.
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-028.mp3
Category:programming -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT
Thu, 7 May 2015
Direct download: Episode_27_-_Your_Questions_Our_Answers_SYN-ACK_with_Packet_Loss.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT
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
Sun, 29 March 2015
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.
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT
Sun, 15 March 2015
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!
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT
Tue, 10 February 2015
Direct download: Coding_Blocks_Episode_23_-_Back_to_Basics_-_Encapsulation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EDT
Wed, 21 January 2015
Talking about how to best organize your code, moving from school-work to work-work, the future of Silverlight, and (as always) lots of poo-pooing.
Direct download: coding-blocks-episode-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT