In this episode, we’re talking about lessons learned and the lessons we still need to learn. Also, Michael shares some anti-monetization strategies, Allen wins by default, and Joe keeps it real 59/60 days a year!
The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode212.
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Exceptions vs Errors in Java
- Exceptions: Unwanted or unexpected events
- Errors: Serious problems that you should try not to catch – generally no recovery
- What happens if your code runs in a background thread?
- Thread gets terminated, but the application keeps running
- Resources are released, dependent threads are terminated
- It’s up to the owner of the thread to handle the situation
- The best practice is to attempt to handle these situations by validating at startup
Question from Twitter: (thanks jvilaverde!)
How do you guys keep up with your data sources?
- Coding Blocks Slack (/slack)
- Hacker News
StackOverflow Survey (thanks mikerg!)
- 70% of all respondents are using or are planning to use AI tools in their development process this year
- 82% of people learning to code plan to use AI
- 30% don’t plan on it
- 40% of devs trust the accuracy of AI
- Highest paid languages? Zig, Erlang, RB, Scala, Lisp, F#
- Lowest paid? Dart, MATLAB, PHP, Visual Basic, Delphi
- Warning: remember the audience!
- Web Frameworks: React 40% Angular 17%, Vue 16%
- Other frameworks: .NET, NumPy, Pandas
- What does this tell you about the demographics?
- Docker 51%, Kubernetes 20%
Resources We Like
- StackOverflow 2023 Survey Results (survey.stackoverflow.com)
- We <3 Kubernetes (episode 147)
- Is Kubernetes Programming? (episode 141)
- Chik-Fil-A A Kubernetes Success Story (appvia.io)
- How to write amazing unit tests (episode 54)
- Zig Language (ziglang.org)
- Unit Testing Principles, Practices, and Patterns: Effective testing styles, patterns, and reliable automation for unit testing, mocking, and integration testing with examples in C# (Amazon)
Tip of the Week
- Want some help staying focused? There are ways to block apps and websites on a schedule. Let us know if you have any recommendations! (reviewed.usatoday.com)
- Is all of the Reddit drama getting in the way of your programming humor? Check out this website to get your jollies without supporting “The System”. (programmerhumor.io)
- Thinking about building a new computer? These tools have made it easier than ever, and maybe even fun?
- What if you want to direct output to stdout AND also redirect to a file? Have your cake and eat it too with “tee”. (geeksforgeeks.org)
- Want an easy way to run your script files in VS Code? No muss, no fuss? Check out Code Runner (marketplace.visualstudio.com)