Programming Throwdown

Programming Throwdown

Programming Throwdown educates Computer Scientists and Software Engineers on a cavalcade of programming and tech topics. Every show will cover a new programming language, so listeners will be able to speak intelligently about any programming language.

Programming Throwdown Podcast Episodes

171: Compilers and Interpreters
Intro topic: Monitor setupsNews/Links:BlueScuti, Willis, beats Tetrishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuJ5UuknsHUPalWorld accused of being an AI Producthttps://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2024/01/22/palworld-accused-of-using-genai-with-no-evidence-so-far/?sh=26a9651b42394 Billion if-statements to determine if a number is even or oddhttps://andrea..
1 week, 5 days ago
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170: 2023 Holiday Special Live
Predictions:Jason VR for WorkLowering AI training cost/ improved efficiencyRISC-V takeoffPatrickAi claim of AGIAi peer reviewerAi Video GeneratorMore space vehicles reaching orbitEarly career, finding role at FAANG, liaising vs shipping code. Startup?3 part. 1. How and when current hype for AI will end? 2. Shape of the show 3. Upcoming in techWhat ..
2 months ago
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169: HyperLogLog
Intro topic: Testing your car batteryNews/Links:Tech Layoffs still going onhttps://www.sfchronicle.com/tech/article/google-layoffs-california-companies-18465600.php Real-time dreamy Cloudscapes with Volumetric Raymarchinghttps://blog.maximeheckel.com/posts/real-time-cloudscapes-with-volumetric-raymarching/Robot Rascalshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/..
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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168: Godot
Intro topic: What are expectations on developers that have nothing to do with programmingNews/Links:Pushing for a lower dev estimate is like negotiating weather with a Meteorologisthttps://smartguess.is/blog/your-estimate-is-less-than-that/Announcing python in excelhttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/excel-blog/announcing-python-in-excel-combini..
3 months ago
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167: Desktop User Interfaces
Intro topic: Jogging MetricsNews/Links:Unholy LLMhttps://huggingface.co/Undi95/Unholy-v1-12L-13B The reverse red herring  https://www.blameless.com/blog/the-reverse-red-herringThe "ens–tification" of TikTokhttps://www.wired.com/story/tiktok-platforms-cory-doctorow/ Response letter to Godot is not the new Unityhttps://sampruden.github.io/posts/godo..
4 months ago
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166: Speedy Database Queries with Lukas Fittl
- pganalyze: https://pganalyze.com/- Weekly series "5mins of Postgres": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDV_1Dz2Ixgl1nT_3DUZVFw- How Postgres chooses which index to use: https://pganalyze.com/blog/how-postgres-chooses-index- CMU databases courses: https://db.cs.cmu.edu/courses/- Postgres community: https://www.postgresql.org/community/As well as s..
4 months, 1 week ago
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165: Differential Equations
Intro topic: Revisiting the power of SpreadsheetsNews/Links:LK-99 Isn’t a Superconductorhttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02585-7Normalizing Flowshttps://pyro.ai/examples/normalizing_flows_i.htmlHow is llama.cpp possible?https://finbarr.ca/how-is-llama-cpp-possible/Chat with open source large language modelshttps://chat.lmsys.org/Book of t..
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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164: Choosing a Database For Your Project With Kris Zyp
Things to consider when choosing a databaseSpeed & LatencyConsistency, ACID ComplianceScalabilityLanguage support & Developer ExperienceRelational vs. Non-relational (SQL vs. NoSQL)Data typesSecurityDatabase environmentClient vs Server accessInfo on Kris & Harper:Website: harperdb.ioTwitter: @harperdbio, @kriszypGithub: @HarperDB, @kris..
5 months, 1 week ago
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163: Recursion
Episode 163 - RecursionIntro topic: Electric CarsNews/Links:Snake Game in 101 Bytes in a QR Codehttps://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/15ab4ct/my_qr_code_snake_game_is_now_only_101_bytes/Superconductor Rumors aboundhttps://arstechnica.com/science/2023/08/whats-going-on-with-the-reports-of-a-room-temperature-superconductor/OpenWormhttps://git..
6 months, 1 week ago
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162: Interactive Fiction
In the latest episode of Programming Throwdown, we delve into the captivating world of interactive fiction. We explore: Wordnet, Inform, and how games in the past have been the forerunners of today’s NLP challenges. 00:00:22 Introductions00:00:39 To hard mode or not to hard mode00:08:58 No moats in Google00:16:37 Stable Diffusion blows Jason’s mind..
7 months ago
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