Ah, remember the good ole college days where you had to code in CICS and Cobol? No? Um...okay I'm showing my age. Anyways, we all had to go through some of the basics of computer science at some point to understand specific algorithms and how sorting works and while we may want to forget some of those courses altogether, the stuff we learned is certainly applicable till this day.
He covers many different classic computer science paradigms, algorithms, and approaches and it's well worth the look, especially if you're a self-taught developer without a formal background in CS.