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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 data ...
 
The Faber Poetry Podcast is a twice-monthly podcast bringing together some of the most exciting voices from the world of poetry, curated, produced and presented by poets Rachael Allen and Jack Underwood. Whether you're a devotee or a newcomer to verse, join Rachael and Jack for lively conversation with their studio guests and audio postcards sent by acclaimed poets from around the globe.
 
Interviews with cultural icons hosted by Matt Schichter. Guests include Lady GaGa, Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper, Katy Perry, One Direction, Christopher Walken, Taylor Swift, Gary Oldman, Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kristen Stewart, Selena Gomez, Metallica, Pierce Brosnan, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Lady Antebellum, Don Cheadle, Tim McGraw, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Abrams, The Killers, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Will.I.Am, Carrie Underwood, and Slash to name but ...
 
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Staying afloat in a turbulent economy can be challenging for an independent auto repair shop. With economic uncertainty on the rise, it can be difficult to predict when the next downturn will hit and how it will affect your business. Many shops will turn to cost-cutting measures. That could include negotiating better deals with suppliers, purchasin…
 
In this episode, Lucas and Terry sit down with Kent and Cecil Bullard of the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence. They dive into the difficult decisions small business owners must make regarding their employees. Balancing the business's needs with your team's well-being can be a delicate task, and sometimes tough choices have to be made. S…
 
We decided to knock the dust off our copies of Designing Data-Intensive Applications to learn about transactions while Michael is full of solutions, Allen isn’t deterred by Cheater McCheaterton, and Joe realizes wurds iz hard. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode202. News Thanks for the reviews!…
 
We decided to knock the dust off our copies of Designing Data-Intensive Applications to learn about transactions while Michael is full of solutions, Allen isn’t deterred by Cheater McCheaterton, and Joe realizes wurds iz hard. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode202. News Thanks for the reviews!…
 
We decided to knock the dust off our copies of Designing Data-Intensive Applications to learn about transactions while Michael is full of solutions, Allen isn’t deterred by Cheater McCheaterton, and Joe realizes wurds iz hard. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode202. News Thanks for the reviews!…
 
In this episode, recorded live at ASTE 2022, David and Lucas sit down with John Firm of Firm Automotive in Fort Worth, Texas. They discuss the future of automotive associations like ACA and ASA. Don't get to the end of this year wishing you had taken action to change your business and your life. Click here to schedule a free discovery call: https:/…
 
In this episode, recorded live at ASTE 2022, Lucas and David sit down with Monique Mondragon, product analyst with Shop-Ware. In this fun conversation, they discuss the one thing that can make almost any shop profitable, love languages, and the fundamental differences between a company that just needs your business on the books and a company that g…
 
In this episode, recorded live at AAPEX 2022, Lucas and his technician Terry sit down with business coach Rick White of 180biz. Rick has been on the podcast several times, including the very first episode. Their discussion covers a lot of ground, including mental illness and the philosophy we bring to our careers and businesses that can make or bre…
 
Michael spends the holidays changing his passwords, Joe forgot to cancel his subscriptions, and Allen’s busy playing Call of Duty: Modern Healthcare as we discuss the our 2023 resolutions. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode201. News Thanks for the reviews CourageousPotato, Billlhead, [JD]Milo!…
 
In this episode, recorded live at ASTE 2022, Lucas sits down with Jeff Compton, a 24-year automotive industry veteran. Jeff views himself as an advocate for the technician and talks about the different perspectives he was able to experience while at ASTE. Don't get to the end of this year wishing you had taken action to change your business and you…
 
In this episode, recorded live at AAPEX 2022, Lucas sits down with Oscar Gomez, founder of Master Automotive Training. Oscar recounts being impacted by Hurricane Ian on his way to ASTE and his journey from tech, to an instructor, to starting his own training company. Don't get to the end of this year wishing you had taken action to change your busi…
 
We take a few to step back and look at how things have changed since we first started the show while Outlaw is dancing on tables, Allen really knows his movie monsters, and Joe's math is on point. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode200. News Thanks for the review nickname222Apple<3! Want to hel…
 
How do you handle a situation where a customer is expecting you to fix a vehicle that’s beyond repair? What do you do about a vehicle that goes from bad to worse while in your care? Do you fix it at any cost in the hope of salvaging your reputation? Or do you turn it over hoping the customer understands? What if they don’t? In this episode, recorde…
 
In this episode, recorded live at ADAPT 2022, David and Lucas are joined by Connor Tracy, Director of Partner Development at Kukui. They talk about the struggles faced when building a new shop, the future of the automotive industry, and why shop owners hesitate to fire employees when they know they should. Are you spending your nights at the shop o…
 
We talk about career management and interview tips, pushing data contracts "left", and our favorite dev books while Outlaw is [redacted], Joe's trying to figure out how to hire junior devs, and Allen's trying to screw some nails in. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode199. After Media file Featu…
 
We talk about career management and interview tips, pushing data contracts “left”, and our favorite dev books while Outlaw is [redacted], Joe’s trying to figure out how to hire junior devs, and Allen’s trying to screw some nails in. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode199. News Thanks for the re…
 
We talk about career management and interview tips, pushing data contracts “left”, and our favorite dev books while Outlaw is [redacted], Joe’s trying to figure out how to hire junior devs, and Allen’s trying to screw some nails in. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode199. News Thanks for the re…
 
Automotive technicians have one of the highest divorce rates of any profession. It isn’t uncommon to see shop owners on their second or third marriage. What’s causing these breakups? Is it avoidable? Can we really find happiness in a new relationship? In this episode, recorded live at ASTE 2022, Lucas and David are joined by Justin Allen of Hunter …
 
In this episode recorded live at AAPEX 2022, Lucas and his technician, Terry Jackson are joined by Murray Voth, president at RPM Training. Murray is one of Canada’s most knowl­edge­able experts on the auto­mo­tive indus­try, espe­cial­ly as it relates to busi­ness devel­op­ment of the inde­pen­dent auto­mo­tive ser­vice and repair sec­tor. They dis…
 
We take a peak into some of the challenges Twitter has faced while solving data problems at large scale, while Michael challenges the audience, Joe speaks from experience, and Allen blindsides them both. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode198. News Want to help us out? Leave us a review! The 20…
 
We take a peak into some of the challenges Twitter has faced while solving data problems at large scale, while Michael challenges the audience, Joe speaks from experience, and Allen blindsides them both. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode198. News Want to help us out? Leave us a review! The 20…
 
We take a peak into some of the challenges Twitter has faced while solving data problems at large scale, while Michael challenges the audience, Joe speaks from experience, and Allen blindsides them both. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode198. News Want to help us out? Leave us a review! The 20…
 
Lucas and David are joined by Brandon Steckler at ASTE 2022 to discuss training events and why it seems those that need it most never attend critical training. Are you spending your nights at the shop or worrying about the shop? Get the numbers you need to see what’s going on with each tech and each profit center, thanks to advanced analytics. Get …
 
In this episode, recorded live at ADAPT 2022, Lucas and David sit down with Kip Nuesch, Specialty Sales Manager at Advance Auto Parts and an industry-recognized expert in all things ADAS. What does it take to get someone to embrace a change in technology? Most people in the industry recognize the massive shift that is currently happening. Consumers…
 
It’s that time of year where we’ve got money burning a hole in our pockets. That’s right, it’s time for the annual shopping spree. Meanwhile, Fiona Allen is being gross, Joe throws shade at Burger King, and Michael has a new character encoding method. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode197. Spo…
 
It’s that time of year where we’ve got money burning a hole in our pockets. That’s right, it’s time for the annual shopping spree. Meanwhile, Fiona Allen is being gross, Joe throws shade at Burger King, and Michael has a new character encoding method. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode197. Spo…
 
In this episode, recorded live at ASTE, Lucas and David sit down with Dutch Silverstein, the owner of the A&M Auto Service in Pineville NC, and Mark Perkins, a multi-shop owner from Littleton, NC. Both men give back to the industry in their own way. Mark runs the ASOG mastermind group and Dutch serves on the board of the ASOG 501c3 Educational Char…
 
In this episode, recorded live at ADAPT 2022, Lucas and David sit down with Ben Johnson, the director of product management at Mitchell One. Are the OEs looking to block your average aftermarket repair shop from getting critical information, including service information and vehicle telematics? Are independent repair shops facing a future where cri…
 
We gather around the watercooler to discuss the latest gossip and shenanigans have been called while Coach Allen is not wrong, Michael gets called out, and Joe gets it right the first time. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode196. News Want to help out the show? Leave us a review! It’s almost ti…
 
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