10 Episodes

By: Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw, Joe Zack

Pragmatic talk about software design best practices: design patterns, software architecture, coding for performance, object oriented programming, database design and implementation, tips, tricks and a whole lot more. You'll be exposed to broad areas of information as well as deep dives into the guts of a programming language. Most topics discussed are relevant in any number of Object Oriented programming languages such as C#, Java, Ruby, PHP, etc.. All three of us are full stack web and database / software engineers so we discuss Javascript, HTML, SQL and a full spectrum of technologies and are open to any suggestions anyone might...

StackOverflow AI Disagreements, Kotlin Coroutines and More
Last Monday at 2:15 AM

Joe Zack was on a brief holiday so Allen and Michael took over the helm for an episode. What would a new episode be without a little something regarding AI, some more love for Kotlin, and a number of excellent tips throughout (as well as at the end of) the episode.


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Atlanta Dev Con
September 7th, 2024


People trying to remove their answers from StackOverflow to not allow OpenAI to use their answers without permission/recognition?

Llama 3 is Here, Spending Time on Environmental Setup and More

In this episode Joe introduces us to more security items you should be aware of in the world of CWE’s, Michael bends to the will of Joe and Allen in his favorite portion of the show, and Allen pontificates on the time spent setting up IDE’s and environments.

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Upcoming Events

Atlanta Dev Con
September 7th, 2024


Open Telemetry

The backend matters
https://opentelemetry.io/ecosystem/integrations/ Some backends are mo...

Ktor, Logging Ideas, and Plugin Safety

Picture, if you will, a nondescript office space, where time seems to stand still as programmers gather around a water cooler. Here, in the twilight of the workday, they exchange eerie tales of programming glitches, security breaches, and asynchronous calls. Welcome to the Programming Zone, where reality blurs and (silent) keystrokes echo in the depths of the unknown. Also, Allen is ready to boom, Outlaw is not happy about these category choices, and Joe takes the easy (but not longest) road.

The full show notes are available on the website at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode232

Importance of Data Structures, Bad Documentation and Comments and More

In this episode, Allen, Joe and Michael finally make it back to record together! Allen revisits the basics, Michael kicks off boomer hour nicely, and JZ let’s us know that the dream of an 8-bit looking keyboard is not dead.


An update on the networking redo at Allen’s house The access panel that was mentioned


Data structures are still incredibly important in your day to day software development Changing “lookup table” type of data when your data stores are document databases or search engine type of...

Decorating your Home Office

This time we are missing the “ocks”, but we hope you enjoy this off…ice topic chat about personalizing our workspaces. Also, Joe had to put a quarter in the jar, and Outlaw needs a cookie.

The full show notes are available on the website at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode230


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Decorating your Home Office

Joe’s Uplift Desk Review Mounting monitors, is there any other way? To grommet or not to grommet? How many keys do you want...

Multi-Value, Spatial, and Event Store Databases

We are mixing it up on you again, no Outlaw this week, but we can offer you some talk of exotic databases. Also, Joe pronounces everything correctly and Allen leaves you with a riddle.

The full show notes are available on the website at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode229


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Multivalue DBMS

Popular: 86. Adabas, 87. UniData/UniVerse, 147. JBase Similar to RDBMS – store data in tables Store multiple values to a particular re...

Overview of Object Oriented, Wide Column, and Vector Databases

We have a different combination of the hosts for this episode where we continue the series on the types of database systems available and why you might choose one over another. Michael continues impressing by recalling everything we’ve ever said on our 500+ hours of podcasts, Allen enjoys learning about a database system he’d never come across, and Joe is loaded up and ready for his trek to Georgia, USA.


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Orlando Code Camp

Object Orie...

Picking the Right Database Type – Tougher than You Think

You asked, we listened! A request from one of our Slack channels was to go over the various types of databases and why you might choose one over another. Join us in another information filled episode where Joe won’t be attending the event he’s been promoting and Allen tries to keep his voice together for the entirety of the episode, and almost succeeded.



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Orlando Code Camp – Conference is February 24th


Kudos to Del...

There is still cool stuff on the internet

This episode we are talking about keeping the internet interesting and making cool things by looking at PagedOut and Itch.io. Also, Allen won’t ever mark you down, Outlaw won’t ever give you up, and Joe took a note to say something about Barbie here but he can’t remember what it was.

The full show notes are available on the website at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode226


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Reflecting on 2023 and Looking Forward to 2024

It’s that time of year…the time we (reluctantly) look back at what we said we were going to do this past year and see if we actually did it. Then, we repeat history and set some goals we’ll likely look back and wish we’d accomplished this time next year. In addition, we continue with the antics we’re known for, Joe gets a little aggressive in Mental Blocks, Outlaw has finally nailed nouns (or so we thought), and Allen tries not to look back at 2023’s plans.

The full show notes are available on the websi...