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Author: Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw, Joe Zack

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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 have for a topic. So please join us, subscribe, and invite your computer programming friends to come along for the ride.
236 Episodes
Topics, Partitions, and APIs oh my! This episode we’re getting further into how Apache Kafka works and its use cases. Also, Allen is staying dry, Joe goes for broke, and Michael (eventually) gets on the right page. The full show notes are available on the website at News Kafka Topics Kafka APIS Use Cases Tip […]
Intro to Apache Kafka

Intro to Apache Kafka


We finally start talking about Apache Kafka! Also, Allen is getting acquainted with Aesop, Outlaw is killing clusters, and Joe was paying attention in drama class. The full show notes are available on the website at News Intro to Apache Kafka What is it? Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform used […]
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. Reviews News Atlanta Dev […]
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. Reviews – Thank You! Upcoming Events Topics […]
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 […]
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. News Topics Tips
Decorating your Home Office

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 News Thank you for the review Szymon! Want to leave […]
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 News Multivalue DBMS Spatial DBMS Event Stores Resources we like […]
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 […]
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 […]
This episode we are talking about keeping the internet interesting and making cool things by looking at PagedOut and 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 […]
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 […]
This episode we are talking about the future of tech with the Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends 2024. Also, Allen is looking into the crystal ball, Joe is getting lo, and Outlaw is getting into curling. The full show notes for this episode are available at News Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends 2024 No surprise, […]
It’s that time of year again when the three of us reflect on the things we’ve bought and loved, or the things we want to get…and want to love…So, come join us in this episode for our usual amount of fun while seeing if there’s anything that might make your shopping list! A small note […]
Ever looked at a Gartner report? We talk about the Technology Adoption Roadmap for Midsize Enterprises 2022, and the cloud services you’re married to in this episode. Also, Joe’s drumming up business ideas, Allen’s laying down the law and Outlaw never forgets. See the full show notes a News Technology Adoption Roadmap for Midsize […]
Join us as we get back into the world of Open Telemetry. Piggy-backing on previous conversations from the Google SRE series as well as DevOps, metrics and instrumentation is a key component of understanding what’s happening with your systems. Follow along as Michael, Allen and Joe dive into Open Telemetry’s Metric offerings. Reviews Huge thanks […]
We’ve got a smorgasbord of delights for you this week, ranging from mechanical switches to the cloud and beyond. Also, Michael’s cosplaying as Megaman, Joe learns the difference between Clicks and Clacks, and Allen takes no prisoners. See the full show notes a News The Show Resources We Like Tip of the Week
We’ve mentioned in the past that the code we write isn’t maintaining heartbeats or being used in life-critical settings, but what if your code is? NASA happens to be a company who has code that is life and mission critical and it’s very possible it won’t even be accessible once it leaves earth. In this […]
GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions


In this episode, we are talking all about GitHub Actions. What are they, and why should you consider learning more about them? Also, Allen terminates the terminators, Outlaw remembers the good ol’ days, and Joe tries his hand at sales. See the full show notes at News What are GitHub Actions? Workflows Jobs Steps Actions […]
Get a behind the scenes intro to some of the interesting conversations we have before we even get into the content. We’ll be jumping into the meat of this episode and looking at the specifics of tracing using OpenTelemetry. Before we do that though, we should probably find out what special 2-liter containers Outlaw uses […]
Comments (19)

Richard L. Hanson

What modifications of AI satellites are presented in working condition? New functions can be powerful enough for use in certain areas requiring autonomous satellite control.

Sep 8th

Justice Ankomah

Very educative, I just saw this one too

Jun 30th

Tomas Simonavičius

Joe your'e the best. Keep those jokes comming 😂

Oct 10th


Very helpful topics and ideas presented in an easy to follow way.

Aug 1st
Reply (1)


Great podcast. love it

Jul 25th
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Khuderchuluun Ak


May 6th

Kai Rynners

Very cool podcast. I read the book a while back and thought it was brilliant. But this episode made it even better. As good was the book was, you really nailed it home with your insights and interpretation!

May 1st

Kirill Krasheninnikov

Nice podcast. Their shopping lists episodes are the best

Dec 24th

Adam Wiedeman

you guys are the dopest!

Dec 9th


Would be great if you can discuss design patterns

Dec 4th


Very useful talk, thanks guys!

Dec 4th

Ryan Doerr

Listened to almost all of these on my commute to work! These three guys have a great dynamic and great topics. Keep 'em coming!

Oct 11th

Khuderchuluun Ak

subscribed a few days ago, already loving this podcast!

Aug 3rd

Luciano Leite

Great podcast, best for learning.

Jun 1st

Alisdair Frost

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast. The hosts are entertaining, knowledgeable and have great insight into the management of developers as well as the work of developers. Tons of great resources are cited throughout and they try to keep a range of environments and languages in mind in all of their episodes.

Mar 31st

Larry Reppert

This is a Great podcast.

Nov 13th