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 a glance. [Read more…]
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.
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In this episode we give a general overview of caching, where it’s used, why it’s used, and what the differences in hardware implementations mean in terms we can understand. This will be foundational to understanding caching at a software level in an upcoming episode. There’s also something about the number 37 that may be the most important number to remember…ever… [Read more…]
This week on Coding Blocks, Allen says www as best he can, Joe eats the microphone, and Michael does something crazy as we discuss Stack Overflow’s Salary Calculator and our experiences in landing the job – what to do and what not to do.
In this episode we go back to the design pattern well that we’ve been away from for so long. We cover the Command, Repository and Mediator design patterns. It was hard for us to believe, but it’s been almost a year since our last design patterns episode!!! Come on in for fun, learning, and of course, our tips of the week. [Read more…]
This week on Coding Blocks, Joe changes a different kind of string, Allen drools over the Hellcat, and Michael shares his random thoughts. We span a collection of topics including GraphQL framework envy, bash on Windows, and whether it takes two to Django.
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. [Read more…]
In Episode 38, we dug into the first section of the essay by Robert Read on what it takes to be a programmer. In that episode there was a lot of great information on what to expect and what should be expected of you as a developer. In this episode, we go into the second section of that essay which gives Mr. Read’s thoughts on what it means to be an intermediate programmer. As we do, we share our thoughts on each of the various topics for intermediate programmers. [Read more…]
Talking about the short book “How to be a Programmer”, which covers a huge spectrum of important topics for developers of all levels.