Podcast Episodes

Regex Demystified

If you struggle with regular expressions, you aren't alone. Regex is a huge pain point for a lot of developers and can be complex to understand.

Sorting Algorithms

While most higher level languages have sorting algorithms built into them or in their standard libraries they may not be the best option for what you are building. Understand sorting will help you to use the most efficient method for your purposes.

Making Apps Plugable

When you have a huge backlog of possible features to implement in your app, you may be tempted to create a plugin model so that other people can modify it. However, this path is trickier than it seems.

Defensive Coding

Defensive programming is about creating long lasting applications that will graciously handle unexpected inputs from users. It's building code to survive the test of time.

Learning Legacy Technologies

We've all been there. You get placed onto a "new" project, only to find that it's actually really old code that nobody in the office knows anything about. A lot of developers have a really hard time jumping into a legacy codebase, because it takes an entirely different set of skills to understand legacy code than it does to write new code.

How To Improve Your Memory

While you may rely on documentation to help you most of the time with tech-related things, there are plenty of times you need to be able to rely on your own memory. Whether it's because you are doing a process for the 100th time, you are trying to recall things from memory for a job interview, or you are answering impromptu questions, your memory is a vital asset that you need to use to your best advantage.

Stick-To-Itiveness

It's happened to us all. We get excited about a great idea or project we're working on. Put in a lot of work and effort up front. Then things get difficult or we hit a slow down and have to force ourselves to remain focused.

Code Generation Antipatterns

Whether it's wrapping the database or other external services, or simply as a way to handle cross-cutting concerns, code generation is something you will run into a lot. You'll also find that a lot of people do it badly and end up hurting their organization.

Mitigating The Dead Sea Effect

The dead sea is dead for a reason. Dead sea development environments are usually toxic to your career, destructive to your motivation, and terribly ineffective.

Understanding HTTP

https://media.blubrry.com/completedeveloperpodcast/p/content.blubrry.com/completedeveloperpodcast/CDP-Episode0219-Understanding_HTTP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (52.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Spotify | More Most of us will have to deal with HTTP at some point in our career. Understanding the web and its underlying protocols is absolutely necessary for understanding most larger ...