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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.
117 Episodes
We take an introspective look into what's wrong with Michael's life, Allen keeps taking us down random tangents, and Joe misses the chance for the perfect joke as we wrap up our deep dive into Hasura's 3factor app architecture pattern.
We discuss the second factor of Hasura's 3factor app, Reliable Eventing, as Allen says he still _surfs_ the Internet (but really, does he?), it's never too late for pizza according to Joe, and Michael wants to un-hear things.
We begin to twitch as we review the first factor of Hasura's 3factor app, Realtime GraphQL, while Allen gets distrac ... SQUIRREL!, Michael might own some bell bottoms, and Joe is stuck with cobalt.
We learn how to apply the concepts of The Pragmatic Programmer to teams while Michael uses his advertisement voice, Joe has a list, and Allen doesn't want anyone up in his Wheaties.
After 112 episodes, Michael can't introduce the show, Allen pronounces it "ma-meee", and don't make Joe run your janky tests as The Pragmatic Programmer teaches us how we should use exceptions and program deliberately.
We continue our dive into The Pragmatic Programmer and debate when is it text manipulation vs code generation as Joe can't read his bill, Michael makes a painful recommendation, and Allen's gaming lives up to Southern expectations.
It's about time we finally learn how to debug by taking take a page from The Pragmatic Programmer playbook, while Michael replaces a developer's cheat sheet, Joe judges the H-O-R-S-E competition for VI, and Allen stabs you in the front.
We dig into the details of the basic tools while continuing our journey into The Pragmatic Programmer while Joe programs by coincidence, Michael can't pronounce numbers, and Allen makes a point.
Joe is distracted by all of the announcements from E3, Allen is on the run from the Feebs, and Michael counts debugging as coding. All this and more as we continue discussing The Pragmatic Programmer.
The Pragmatic Programmer teaches us how to use tracer bullets versus prototyping while Joe doesn't know who won the Game of Thrones, Allen thought he knew about road numbers, and Michael thinks 475 is four letters.
Comments (17)

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
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