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

147: Quantum Computing with Yonatan Cohen
Yonatan Cohen – Co-Founder & CTO of Quantum Machines – joins us in this episode to tackle quantum computing!  Did you know anyone can run quantum programs on Amazon Web Services for mere dollars? Learn about this field early to take pole superposition in the race to understand and use quantum computers!00:00:45 Introductions00:01:20 Yonatan’s b..
5 days, 12 hours ago
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146: RubyShield, Ruby Central, and Shopify with Mike Dalessio and Evan Phoenix
In this tour-de-force, Mike Dalessio – Engineering Director at Shopify – and Evan Phoenix – self-described “long-time Rubyist” – join us for a practical discussion of all things Ruby! Ruby is a beautiful language, and we're really excited to cover the history and present of this language with two experts. 00:01:03 Introductions00:01:49 Mike’s Ruby ..
2 weeks, 5 days ago
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145: Unsupervised Machine Learning
Today we discuss adventures, books, tools, and art discoveries before diving into unsupervised machine learning in this duo episode!00:00:22 Introductions00:01:28 Email & inbox organization is very important00:07:28 The Douglas-Peucker algorithm00:11:48 Starter project selection00:17:01 Tic-Tac-Toe 00:21:41 Artemis 100:26:25 Space slingshots00:..
1 month, 1 week ago
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144: Kotlin Coroutines with Marcin Moskala
Today we go back to our programming language roots with author, KT Academy founder, and Kotlin rockstar Marcin Moskala.  We talk about how Kotlin makes itself doubly useful for app and backend development. 00:00:55 Introductions00:01:38 Java frustrations 00:09:37 Why a well-organized typing system is important00:11:59 What Kotlin is00:14:58 Obsidia..
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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143: The Evolution of Search with Marcus Eagan
Finding something online might seem easy - but as Marcus Eagan tells it, it’s not easy to get it right. In today’s episode, MongoDB’s Staff Product Manager on Atlas Search speaks with Jason and Patrick about his own journey in software development and how to best use search engines to capture user intent. 00:00:34 Introductions00:01:30 Marcus’s unu..
2 months, 1 week ago
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142: Data Ops with Douwe Maan
Douwe Maan’s journey sounds too fantastic to be true, yet the tale that Meltano’s founder shares with Jason and Patrick today is very, very real. Whether it’s about doing software development by 11, joining Gitlab while juggling college responsibilities, or building his own company during today’s challenging times, he has quite the story to tell. I..
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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141: Social Gaming with Chip Morningstar
00:01:03 Introductions00:04:47 Mojovision00:06:07 Chips’ storied journey00:11:06 Project Xanadu00:18:45 Getting into Lucasfilm00:31:31 Artificial Intelligence in games00:39:48 GTA MP01:00:10 How the game industry drives people01:08:29 Agoric and its niche in the blockchain01:20:12 Javascript’s securability01:22:46 Working with Agoric01:32:20 What s..
3 months, 1 week ago
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140: Developer Burnout and Infrastructure as Code with Ronak Rahman
00:00:57 Introductions00:01:51 How Ronak got started in programming00:06:03 The first encounter with burnout00:11:49 Double-edged benefits00:17:23 Spoon theory00:19:07 Why relationship clarity matters00:25:11 A cold room story00:30:59 Context switching’s relevance00:35:45 QTorque’s solution to monitor cloud automation costs00:39:19 Setting up lifet..
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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139: Scientific Python with Guido Imperiale
00:00:45 Introductions00:02:22 The sluggish Python-based system that Guido revitalized00:06:03 Meeting the challenge of adding necessary complexity to a project00:11:59 Excel in banking00:18:15 Guido’s shift into Coil00:19:29 Scooby-Doo pajamas00:20:21 What motivates people to come in to the office today00:24:09 Pandas00:35:35 Why human error can d..
4 months, 1 week ago
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138: Fixing the Internet with John Day
00:00:24 Introductions00:00:49 IP v600:04:50 OSI00:12:53 The IP v7 debate00:20:18 The definition of an address’s scope00:21:38 Why John feels DNS was a mistake00:26:40 How IP mobility works00:32:13 Bluetooth 00:41:41 Where will Internet architecture go from here00:49:49 Understanding the problem space00:59:04 The angels in the details01:00:53 Scien..
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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