As software developers, it’s probably an understatement to say we spend a LOT of time at our keyboards. All three of us hosts of the show have had a number of keyboards over our careers either to address the pains that come with typing all day, or wanting that feel that only the sweetest of mechanical switches provide. Even with all the keyboards we’ve used/seen over our collective time behind a computer, there may not have been a keyboard more anticipated by at least two of us, Michael and Allen, as the Moonlander by ZSA. It was SO anticipated that both of us included it in our 2020 Developer Shopping list![Read more…]
In this post I’ll tell you a bit about K9s, which is an open source, command line interface for Kubernetes that makes me feel like a super hero. I’ll tell you what K9s is, why I like it so much, and what the trade-offs are. I hope that to convince you to give it a shot, and that you’ll love it as much as I do.[Read more…]
I have dabbled with game programming many, many times over the years, but I kept bumping into the same problems and frustrations.
Lucky for me, I got a chance to bend Jason Weimann’s ear over on the Unity3D College YouTube channel and I got some great pointers and a fresh new perspective!
Make sure to subscribe to the channel if you have any interest in game development!
Join us on the second Community Talk, focusing on Cross-Platform Development.
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When we discussed development workflows on the recent Docker for Developers episode, I mentioned that I had a frustrating time trying to come up with a workflow that I felt comfortable with.
I figured I either had to rebuild my code inside of a container (yuck!) via command line, or kill the container and rebuild it.
I finally got around to looking at Visual Studio’s support for docker, and it’s really snazzy! Not only was it a nice, integrated experience, but it was also really easy for me to see how it worked. If only I had started out this way, I could have saved myself some aspirin!
Check out the quick video below:
The Coding Blocks slack has been the best thing to fall out of this crazy podcast that we do. We are constantly humbled, and learning new things from this global community, and it’s high time that we stop hogging the mic!
Huge thank you to all participants, we are really happy with how things have turned out and we are looking forward to more things to come in the future. Big thanks to Andrew and Sean for pushing us to make this happen, and an extra special thanks to Sean for moderating!
So, without further ado – Welcome to the first Coding Blocks Community Talk!
While not pair-programming in the traditional sense (as I pretty much knew nothing about React,) Zac was a great sport about the whole thing and I’m really happy with how the series turned out.
Watch Allen do a feature based comparison of two of the most powerful 2-in-1 convertible laptops on the market. He didn’t want to get one without knowing if the other would be a better fit, so he picked both up and this video is his take on these two fantastic devices.
So – which laptop would you get? Let us know in the comments!
A couple weeks ago we ran a contest (PS: want to win stuff? Join the mailing list!) asking developers who their preferred laptop manufacturers. We love our laptops, so this topic is near and dear to our hearts.
In fact, Allen just released his in depth comparison video of the 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 and the 2017 Lenovo Yoga 720 15 – so you should check that out!
We tallied the results so without further ado….
Apple is still claiming the top spot, with double the votes of Dell. Lenovo was a close third but then things started slimming down. Check the chart for the full results.
So, what do you think of our results? Let us know in the comments!