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S2:E8 "Let's get graphic" [00:31:28 ]

Vaidehi loves graphs, and you will too! We end the season with an exploration of what they are, how to define them, and how they're related to discrete mathematics. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "A Gentle Introduction to Graph Theory". A huge thank you to Twilio and Digital Ocean for sponsoring this season of the show!

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S2:E7 "Logarithm is gonna get you" [00:26:06 ]

What does it mean for an algorithm to be logarithmic? We revisit Big O notation, this time in the context of binary search. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "Looking For The Logic Behind Logarithms". A huge thank you to Twilio and Digital Ocean for sponsoring this season of the show!

S2:E6 "Binary searching" [00:23:43 ]

If you've heard of binary trees, you've probably heard of binary search. But how does a binary search algorithm actually work? And do you have to have binary trees, or can you use it on other things? Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "Looking For The Logic Behind Logarithms". A huge thank you to Twilio and Digital Ocean for sponsoring this season of the show!

S2:E5 "What's a binary tree?" [00:20:02 ]

We dig into binary trees. What makes a tree binary, and why are they so popular in computer science? And how do you implement one? Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "Leaf It Up To Binary Trees". A huge thank you to Twilio and Digital Ocean for sponsoring this season of the show!

S2:E4 "Trees IRL" [00:20:18 ]

We explore the world (forest?) of trees even further! We learn what a tree's depth and height are, why they're important, and why unbalanced trees can cause computational problems. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "How To Not Be Stumped By Trees". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S2:E3 "Don't be stumped ... by trees" [00:25:53 ]

What's in a tree? And why do they always seem to pop up in computer science? We dig into the different parts of a tree, and how certain "tree truths" make them so special. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "How To Not Be Stumped By Trees". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S2:E2 "Queues IRL" [ 00:16:10 ]

Where do we see queues in real life? We explore how queues are used in different parts of the tech stack, and help us do awesome things like send emails, create animations, and manage requests. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "To Queue or Not to Queue". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S2:E1 "Cue the queues" [ 00:20:11 ]

What's in a queue? And how does it relate to stacks? We explore what they do, how they work, and how to implement them. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "To Queue or Not to Queue". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S1:E8 "Stacks IRL" [ 00:27:00 ]

Where do you see stacks in real life? We look at how browser histories, call stacks, and undo/redo functionality in blogging are implementations of a stack. We also dig into what exactly a stack is made of and how it operates. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "Stacks and Overflows". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S1:E7 "How do you make a stack overflow?" [ 00:27:18 ]

Stack Overflow is an awesome resource, but it's also a real life technical thing! We dig into what causes a stack overflow and unpack the rules of creating and working with stacks. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "Stacks and Overflows". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S1:E6 "A friendly intro to Big O Notation" [ 00:33:18 ]

Big O Notation can be scary. But it doesn't have to be! We unpack this popular cs topic and show you how we can use it to evaluate different data structures (like linked lists!) and make better programming decisions. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "What's a Linked List, Anyway? [Part 2]". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S1:E5 "Linked Lists in Your Apartment" [ 00:23:16 ]

You may be familiar with arrays and hashes and variables, but how much do you know about linked lists? We dig into what they are, how they work, and the pros and cons of using this popular data structure. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's blog post, "What's a Linked List, Anyway? [Part 1]". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S1:E4 "Hexes and Colors" [ 00:22:59 ]

If you've worked with CSS, you've probably seen colors represented as hex values. But how on earth does #EC152E give us the color red? With a little help of math, we show you how to represent millions of colors in hex values and how those correlate to RGB values. We also dig into the color theory behind those values. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's second blog post, "Hexes and Other Magical Numbers". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S1:E3 "Hex Queen" [ 00:27:04 ]

Let's explore a very special number together: 16. It's the core of the hexadecimal system, and, in this episode, we'll learn how to count in hexes, discuss where we might see the hexadecimal system in real life, and breakdown the math that makes the number 16 so special. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's second blog post, "Hexes and Other Magical Numbers". A huge thank you to Twilio for sponsoring this season of the show!

S1:E2 "What is encoding?" [ 00:21:59 ]

Binary is great for computers, but really tough for humans to work with. We need something that's a bit easier for us. That's where encoding comes in. Vaidehi and Saron explore how encoding works and talk through some popular encoding schemes like ASCII, unicode, and base64. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's second blog post, "Hexes and Other Magical Numbers". Check out the ASCII table here.

S1:E1 "Bits, Binary, and Bytes" [ 00:24:05 ]

Binary is the foundation of computer science. We give you a beginner-friendly breakdown of how to count in binary (with some fun counting challenges you can join in on!), how it relates to bits and bytes, and why it's important for us to know as developers. Based on Vaidehi Joshi's first blog post, "Bits, Bytes, Building with Binary."

Season 1 Teaser [ 00:02:51 ]

CodeNewbie is teaming up with the incredible Vaidehi Joshi to turn her base.cs blog series into an awesome podcast. Listen to a clip from the first episode on binary, coming out Nov 8. Make sure to subscribe!