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.NET Rocks!
.NET Rocks! is an Internet Audio Talk Show for Microsoft .NET Developers.
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MMS and Space Weather Geek Out
Carl and Richard got the amazing opportunity to go to the NASA Goddard Space Flight center to see the James Web Space Telescope in person. And while there, they sat down with Craig Tooley, the Project Manager of the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS)
Thursday, 18-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
SPA using Knockout with Steve Sanderson
At the NDC London conference, Carl and Richard talk to Steve Sanderson about his work on the Azure Portal and building arguably the greatest Single Page Application (SPA) around today. Steve talks about the approach the Azure Portal team has taken to deal
Wednesday, 17-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Writing Compilers with Phil Trelford
While at NDC London at the Excel Center, Carl and Richard talked to Phil Trelford about building your own compiler. First off, why would you do that? Phil talks about the various ways that compiler technology can be used and help improve your own understa
Tuesday, 16-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Starting a Software Business with Liam Westley
While at the NDC London conference, Carl and Richard talk to Liam Westley about building your own software business. It starts with the idea that the most destructive thing to your software business is support calls - or more broadly, the accumulated cost
Thursday, 11-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Chrome Developer Tools with Shay Friedman
While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Shay Friedman about the Chrome Developer Tools. The conversation starts out talking a bit about the state of web development, the jump in JavaScript performance, and the huge increase in the complexity of w
Wednesday, 10-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Hexagonal Architectures in .NET with Ian Cooper
While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talk to Ian Cooper about hexagonal architectures. Turns out the important part is not the six sides - it's the idea of ports and adapters. Originally talked about by Alistair Cockburn, this is an architectural approac
Tuesday, 09-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Entity Framework 7 with Julie Lerman
Julie is back and all about the latest version of Entity Framework - version 7! The conversation starts out with a bit of a state of the union, with Julie describing how moving Entity Framework to GitHub has opened up an amazing level of communication bet
Thursday, 04-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Imaging in Mobile Apps with David Božjak
Carl and Richard talk to David Božjak about the Lumia Imaging SDK... or is it the Nokia Imaging SDK? Caught in the midst of a name change since the acquisition of Nokia phones, the SDK is called Lumia Imaging on the blog sites, but is still Nokia Imaging
Wednesday, 03-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Building Universal Apps with Rocky Lhotka
Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka about where universal apps in Visual Studio are really going. But first, a bit of a landscape discussion, especially a laugh about the "comeback" of .NET and C#. Did Xamarin save the day? Rocky talks about how univers
Tuesday, 02-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Adding Search to Your Applications with Itamar Syn-Hershko
Carl and Richard talk to Itamar Syn-Hershko about adding search technologies to your application. The conversation starts out focused on what SQL Server can do for search... the LIKE operator. What about NoSQL? Itamar talks about the role that data stores
Thursday, 27-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
The New Digital Watch with Jon Stark
Carl and Richard talk to Jonathan Stark about the wearable landscape today. But first, a crazy story about a Starbucks card. Jon is the guy behind Jonathan's Card, where he put a Starbucks card online for folks to add money to and buy coffee with. Crazy!
Wednesday, 26-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Testing Software using PEX
While at the MVP Summit, Carl and Richard sat down with Pratap Lakshman, Peli de Halleux and Nikolai Tillman to talk about automating unit testing in .NET. Originally a Microsoft Research Project, PEX is now part of Visual Studio 2015, and digs deep into
Tuesday, 25-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Two Space Accidents in a Week Geek Out!
Carl and Richard talk about two space accidents that happened in the same week - the explosion of Orbital Science's Antares Rocket on October 28 and the breakup of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on October 31. Richard begins with the Orbital Science's mis
Thursday, 20-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Advertising on Mobile Apps with Rob Irving and Simon Jackson
Carl and Richard talk to Rob Irving and Simon Jackson about advertising on mobile apps. The conversation starts out with Ad Duplex, which is an ad exchange and a way to advertise your mobile app on other mobile apps like yours - all in an effort to get mo
Wednesday, 19-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Taking Over a Brownfield Application with Scott Ford
Carl and Richard talk to Scott Ford about taking over existing software projects. There's lots of negativity around existing code, calling them "brownfield" and "legacy projects." Scott looks at existing projects more like an older home that has been well
Tuesday, 18-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Changing Platforms with David Dennison
Carl and Richard talk to David Dennison about his complete change of development career: From C# and .NET to Scala and the JVM! David talks about getting work at iTrellis, and their move to a services stack of Scala, Akka and Spray. The discussion focuses
Thursday, 13-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Continuous Integration of Mobile Apps with Greg Shackles
Carl and Richard talk to Greg Shackles about making continuous deployment work in the mobile apps space. The conversation starts out with the projects that Greg is currently working on, and the need to get them deployed routinely to iOS and Android device
Wednesday, 12-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Building Web Apps using Dojo with Michael Van Sickle
Carl and Richard talk to Michael Van Sickle about developing web applications using the Dojo Toolkit. Not heard of it? You're not alone, but Dojo has been around since 2006! Michael talks about Dojo's focus on backward compatibility, making sure that web
Tuesday, 11-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Actor Models in Akka.NET with Roger Alsing
Carl and Richard talk to Roger Alsing about Akka.NET, a library to help you build concurrent and distributed applications. Akka.NET is a port of Akka for Java, and is open source on GitHub. As Roger explains, Akka.NET uses the actor model to create a leve
Thursday, 06-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Digging into Xamarin Forms with Laurent Bugnion
Carl and Richard talk to Laurent Bugnion about Xamarin Forms. Now that the forms capability has been out for a few months, Laurent digs into the strengths and weaknesses of the approach. The goal of Xamarin forms is to simplify cross-platform mobile devel
Wednesday, 05-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
Visual Studio Online with Brian Randell
Carl and Richard talk to Brian Randell about the latest on Visual Studio Online (VSO). As Brian explains, this isn't about putting Visual Studio itself into the cloud, but rather surrounding your copy of Visual Studio with services in the cloud that make
Tuesday, 04-Nov-14 04:00 UTC
The Future of The Service Bus at NSBConf
While at the NSBConf in Brooklyn, New York, Carl and Richard moderated a panel of Udi Dahan, Ted Neward, Oren Eini and Yves Goeleven about the future of the service bus. And the future is bright! Without much contention, the panel focused in on the advant
Thursday, 30-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
Developing in Office 365 with Jeremy Thake
Fresh from the keynote at Tech Ed Europe in Barcelona, Jeremy Thake talks to Carl and Richard about the latest announcements around Office 365. The development story in the cloud continues to evolve, and Jeremy talks about the Office 365 APIs going into g
Wednesday, 29-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
Building Web User Interfaces with Jen Myers
Carl and Richard talk to Jen Myers about user interface design on the web. The conversation starts out with a broad focus on what has been happening on the web with HTML 5 - the emergence of the Single Page Application (SPA) and the improvements on separa
Tuesday, 28-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
The James Webb Space Telescope with Dr. Amber Straughn
A Geek Out with a real astrophysicist! Carl and Richard get giddy geeky with the amazing Dr. Amber Straughn who is part of the Project Science team for the James Webb Space Telescope. Considered the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, Amber talks abo
Thursday, 23-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
The Security of IoT with Troy Hunt
Ready to be scared? Carl and Richard talk to Troy Hunt about the security concerns of the Internet of Things. Troy does what he does best - run down a series of scenarios with existing IoT devices like the LIFX Light Bulb and talk through how they can be
Wednesday, 22-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
MVVM on the Web with Miguel Castro
Carl and Richard talk to Miguel Castro about his work building modern web pages for his clients. After a couple of years working hard on WPF applications, coming over to the web world was a challenge - but as Miguel discovered, the MVVM pattern he used in
Tuesday, 21-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
Doing Greenfield Right with Jeffrey Palermo
Carl and Richard talk to Jeff Palermo about building new applications without making the mistakes that end up creating legacy projects. The conversation starts out with Jeff describing ClearMeasure, his new organization focused on end-to-end services for
Thursday, 16-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
RavenDB Update with Oren Eini
While at the NSBConf in Brooklyn, Carl and Richard talk to Oren Eini about the latest version of RavenDB. Oren talks about the huge number of changes that have happened in version 3 of RavenDB - it's come a long way from a little transactional document st
Wednesday, 15-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
How Different is C++ Today with Kate Gregory
Kate Gregory is back! Carl and Richard chat with Kate about the state of C++ today. The conversation starts out with a discussion about the recent C++ conference in Redmond that brought the best-and-brightest in the industry together to talk about how C++
Tuesday, 14-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
Building Big MVC Projects with Jimmy Bogard
Carl and Richard talk to Jimmy Bogard about his experiences scaling an MVC web site to thousands of pages and thousands of users. The conversation starts out focused on why to use MVC - comparing original ASP with ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC. Jimmy talks ab
Thursday, 09-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
Battling Technical Debt while Keeping the Lights On with Jim Holmes
Carl and Richard talk to Jim Holmes about managing technical debt - while still getting your work done. The conversation starts out talking about what exactly technical debt is... it's not just the code you're afraid of! Jim also digs into the business ju
Wednesday, 08-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
CQRS Update with Udi Dahan
While at the NSBCon in Brooklyn, New York, Carl and Richard talk to Udi Dahan about CQRS. CQRS is the acronym for Command and Query Responsibility Segregation. Udi begins the conversation talking a bit about the history of CQRS and how it derived from Ber
Tuesday, 07-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
Tax and Coders with Steve DelBianco
Carl and Richard talk to Steve DelBianco about taxation and software development - including the new Marketplace Fairness Act. But first the focus is on the history of sales tax, which as Steve explains, is focused on physical goods transacted in person.
Thursday, 02-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
Hybrid Mobile Development Update with Lino Tadros
Carl and Richard talk to Lino Tadros about his viewpoint on doing mobile development using the plethora of cross-platform development tools available today. First up - Xamarin's tools for building iOS and Android apps. Windows Phone also makes an appearan
Wednesday, 01-Oct-14 04:00 UTC
Making .NET Perform with Ben Watson
Carl and Richard talk to Ben Watson about his work around writing high performance .NET code. Ben talks about how the Bing team decided to use .NET code internally, which seems like an obvious choice for a Microsoft group, but it isn't really - when milli
Tuesday, 30-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Contributing to F# with Mårten Rånge
Carl and Richard talk to Mårten Rånge about his efforts to contribute to the open source project that is F#. F# is really open source and taking public contributions, but as Mårten explains, it's not that simple. You need to get engaged with the project o
Thursday, 25-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
More CSS than JavaScript with Trevan Hetzel
Carl and Richard talk to Trevan Hetzel about writing CSS code to do JavaScript work in modern web pages. When you're a coder, you tend to code. When you're a designer, you're more likely to style. Trevan discusses the many things that CSS can do that most
Wednesday, 24-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Node and sails.js with Mike Hostetler
Carl and Richard chat with Mike Hostetler about his work with Node.js and the Sails.js MVC Framework. The conversation starts out with a recap of Node itself, how it takes on the web services problem with a minimal footprint at first, and how you can add
Tuesday, 23-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Cold Fusion GeekOut
Once more into the breech for the last of the fusion power GeekOuts, at least for now. Carl and Richard dive into the most controversial aspect of fusion power, so-called "cold fusion." This is a sensitive topic in the scientific community, so much so tha
Thursday, 18-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Making a Disconnected Web Client with Ward Bell
Carl and Richard chat with IdeaBlade man Ward Bell about the latest in Breeze and the whole concept of building web clients that can function in a disconnected state. It's possible with modern browsers to store information locally, which can help your web
Wednesday, 17-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Diving Deep Into Roslyn with Kathleen Dollard
Carl and Richard talk to Kathleen Dollard about her deep dive into Roslyn. The conversation starts out with a great question from a listener about using Roslyn to step into the compiler and understand how syntax trees would look... and what the potential
Tuesday, 16-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Gathering Requirements with Robert Bogue
Carl and Richard chat with Robert Bogue about the adventure that is requirements gathering. The conversation starts out with a sharing of war stories, talking about finding the right people to talk to in order to understand the overall application require
Thursday, 11-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Web Forms for Mobile with Paul Sheriff
Carl and Richard talk to Paul Sheriff about his work building mobile web apps using ASP.NET WebForms. Yeah, that's right, WebForms! Paul talks about the problems with WebForms and how they can be overcome with some careful configuration and understanding
Wednesday, 10-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Developing for Office 365 API with Dan Wahlin
Carl and Richard chat with Dan Wahlin about his latest open source project, building a Single Page Application (SPA) using AngularJS interfacing with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Services (MAAD) and Office 365 API. Called OfficeDev and published on Gi
Tuesday, 09-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
More IoT with Pete Brown
Time for some more IoT! Pete Brown checks in with Carl and Richard to talk about Microsoft's continuing announcements in the Internet of Things space. The conversation starts out with a discussion about Pete's work in the music side of things and the Wind
Thursday, 04-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Building IoS Apps Using Swift with Glenn Howes
Carl and Richard talk to Glenn Howes about Apple's new programming language for IoS and MacOS: Swift. As Glenn explains, Swift builds on the same compiler that Apple's Objective-C uses (LLVM), but optimizes a number of key aspects that were known to be sl
Wednesday, 03-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
C# 6.0 with Bill Wagner
Carl and Richard talk to Bill Wagner about some of the features coming in C# 6.0. The conversation starts with the history - the internal Microsoft project known as Roslyn has become an open source project on Codeplex. Bill runs down a number of cool feat
Tuesday, 02-Sep-14 04:00 UTC
Thinking Open Source with Phil Haack
Carl and Richard talk to GitHub denizen and former Microsoftie Phil Haack about what it means to build open source software. The conversation starts off with a reminder that back in Phil's Microsoft days, he was a huge advocate of taking various Microsoft
Thursday, 28-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
The Biology of UI with Mark Miller
Carl and Richard circle back with Mark Miller for a whirlwind discussion on the biology of user interface design. Actually, it's the biology of humans as it relates to UI, focusing (no pun intended) on the eyes - how exactly does eyesight work? What cultu
Wednesday, 27-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
Continuous Delivery with Daniel Piessens
Carl and Richard talk to Daniel Piessens about building continuous delivery solutions. The conversation starts out with an explanation of the differences between continuous integration, deployment, and delivery - and the fact that there are business decis
Tuesday, 26-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
Getting Creative with Denise Jacobs
Carl and Richard talk to Denise Jacobs about creativity. Denise starts out talking about her work with developers, mostly focused around understanding just how creative the software development process is. The conversation digs into the idea that flow sta
Thursday, 21-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
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