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.NET Rocks!
.NET Rocks! is an Internet Audio Talk Show for Microsoft .NET Developers.
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Building IoT Devices with Suz Hinton
So what IoT device have you built? Carl and Richard talk to Suz Hinton about her experiences building IoT devices. Suz starts out talking about Meow Shoes, a pair of shoes she added sensors and an Arduino too - and used cat meows to test with. All sorts o
Thursday, 26-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Mobile Testing on Xamarin with James Montemagno
How do you test your mobile applications? James Montemagno talk to Carl and Richard about various testing approaches for mobile apps. James talks about the Xamarin Test Cloud with thousands of different devices you can test against... for a fee of course.
Wednesday, 25-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Azure Update with Michele Leroux Bustamante
So where is Azure at today? Carl and Richard talk to Michele Leroux Bustamante about her work with a number of customers utilizing Microsoft Azure. The conversation digs into what Michele considers new Azure vs. old Azure. She still has customers dependin
Tuesday, 24-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
TDD on .NET and Java with Paul Mooney
How do you test your cross platform applications? Carl and Richard talk to Paul Mooney about building software in .NET and Java and wanting to use a common set of testing protocols. Tricky, but possible! The conversation focuses in on abstractions, which
Thursday, 19-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Ionic Framework with Troy Miles
So how do you build your cross-platform mobile apps? Carl and Richard talk to Troy Miles about his experiences building mobile apps with the Ionic Framework. Built over top of Adobe Cordova, Ionic takes over a lot of the plumbing code that you find yourse
Wednesday, 18-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Building a Lean Enterprise with Jez Humble
Jez Humble is back and building a lean enterprise! Carl and Richard talk to Jez about continuous delivery and all that amazing DevOps stuff - but then we get to the serious bit, which is really about how DevOps is a manifestation of organizational change.
Tuesday, 17-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Making a Thousand Podcasts with Carl and Richard
Well, there goes another milestone - show 1100! Since Richard actually joined as co-host starting with show 100, that makes ONE THOUSAND .NET Rocks episodes together. Sure, there's 130 Tablet Shows, but who's counting? The conversation digs into a bunch o
Thursday, 12-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Digging into Javascript 6 with Jafar Husain
Are you ready for ECMAScript 6? Carl and Richard talk to Jafar Husain about some of the great new features coming in ECMAScript 6 - the next version of JavaScript, at least for now. Jafar talks about the fun and challenges of participating in the TC39 com
Wednesday, 11-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
C# 6 is Close with Bill Wagner
Are you ready for C# 6? Carl and Richard talk to Bill Wagner about the latest changes to C# 6, with some features being dropped (perhaps to appear in a later version), some syntax changes, and digging deeper on some of the more complex features available.
Tuesday, 10-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Announcing Aurelia with Rob Eisenberg
So what comes after Durandal? Rob Eisenberg talks to Carl and Richard about Aurelia! The conversation starts out focused on AngularJS and Rob's role with the open source project and ultimate departure. But that was back in November 2014 - what happens nex
Thursday, 05-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Web Components with Cory House
Are you ready to build web pages with web components? Cory House is! Carl and Richard talk to Cory House about the web component specification and what that will look like in your modern web development. As Cory explains, the key idea behind web component
Wednesday, 04-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Migrating from WinForms to WPF with Phil Japikse
Looking at moving from WinForms to WPF? Phil Japikse can help! Carl and Richard talk to Phil Japikse about the changes in thinking that have to happen to make WPF work for you if you're coming from a WinForms world. The conversation starts out discussing
Tuesday, 03-Feb-15 04:00 UTC
Beyond Software Craftsmanship with Uncle Bob
Time for a craftsmanship update from Uncle Bob! Carl and Richard talk to Bob Martin about the growth of developers, and how the number of new developers is overwhelming the available teaching and mentoring resources available today. The discussion turns t
Thursday, 29-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
Mobile First with Chris Love
Are you building mobile first? Carl and Richard talk to Chris Love about his work building mobile apps - in two styles! First Chris talks about working with a startup, with the latest tools and lots of experimentation. On the other side, there's the corpo
Wednesday, 28-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
WPF All Grown Up with Billy Hollis
Still resisting going to WPF? Billy is here to help! Carl and Richard chat with Billy Hollis about the ever-improving ability of WPF to build great looking desktop applications. Billy talks about techniques for getting the most from WPF and paths for new
Tuesday, 27-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
Water Power Geek Out
One more alternative energy Geek Out - generating power with water! The conversation starts with hydroelectric power, but then moves to tidal and wave power. Some work, some don't, and it's not just about the technology either, how the business models are
Thursday, 22-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
Duck Punching with Todd Gardner
Duck punch your JavaScript lately? Todd Gardner talks to Carl and Richard about the practice of changing object behaviors in JavaScript for good or evil. After an explanation of how duck punching (or monkey patching, pick your favorite silly term) works,
Wednesday, 21-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
Identity Server with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen
Carl and Richard talk to Dominick Baier and Brock Allen about the new version of Thinktecture IdentityServer. As Dominick explains, as soon as you have more than one web application that needs authentication, you want to go to a centralized authentication
Tuesday, 20-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
Working on your Career with John Sonmez
John Sonmez is back - and talking about your career! Carl and Richard chat with John about his latest book, Soft Skills. The conversation starts out with a list of books that have been influential in thinking about how you work with others. John talks abo
Thursday, 15-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
HTML 5 Update with John Papa
Ready to think beyond the SPA? John Papa talks about the continuing evolution of HTML 5. Carl and Richard chat with John about web components, an evolving standard to make JavaScript libraries more extensible and organized. AngularJS comes out in the conv
Wednesday, 14-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
Statistical Genomics using F# with Evelina Gabasova
Can computing cure cancer? That's Evelina Gabasova's goal! Carl and Richard talk to Evelina about her work using machine learning and data analytics to understand the genetics of cancer, its variations and subtypes. Part of her goal is to get to personali
Tuesday, 13-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
Different Databases with David Simons
How many different ways can you store data? David Simons knows at least ten! Carl and Richard talk to David about a wide variety of data storage approaches. Some are SQL, some are NoSQL, but David digs into each one talking about strengths and weaknesses.
Thursday, 08-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
The New Sharepoint Developer with Sahil Malik
What does Sharepoint Development look like today? Carl and Richard talk to Sahil Malik about the amazing changes that have happened to the Sharepoint development community with the impact of Azure and Office 365. Sharepoint used to be a very insular devel
Wednesday, 07-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
The Google Cloud with Brad Abrams
Do you know about Google Cloud? Brad Abrams does! Carl and Richard talk to former Microsoftie Brad Abrams about the other big cloud player - and there's a lot to say. Brad starts out focusing on the Platform-as-a-Service offerings of Google such as the Ap
Tuesday, 06-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
State of DevOps in .NET at NDC London
While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard moderated a panel of Ben Hall, Peter Mounce, Jeff French and Enrico Campidoglio to talk about the state of DevOps in the .NET world. While DevOps is going strong in the open source world, it is coming slowly to .NE
Thursday, 01-Jan-15 04:00 UTC
Typewriters on Tablets using Xamarin with Jon Peppers
Jonathan Pepper is back with another great Xamarin case study! Carl and Richard talk to Jon about the Hanx Writer, an iPad application made with the help of Tom Hanks to recreated the mechanical typewriter experience on a tablet. Remember skeuomorphism? H
Wednesday, 31-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Programming in Elixir with Bryan Hunter
While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talked with Bryan Hunter about the language Elixir. Bryan tells the story of how the folks behind Ruby got interested in Erlang, thinking to bring some of Erlang's features to other languages - but then discovered it
Tuesday, 30-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Databases in Continuous Delivery with Enrico Campidoglio
While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talk to Enrico Campidoglio about including databases in your continuous delivery process. Enrico talks through a few different strategies for getting your database moving as fast as your application, without losing da
Thursday, 25-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Simple.Data.2 with Mark Rendle
While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Mark Rendle to talk about the latest version of Simple.Data - version 2! Simple.Data started out years ago as a simple abstraction for data access, all open source with numerous additional projects bu
Wednesday, 24-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
Docker on Windows with Ben Hall
Another great show from NDC London, Carl and Richard talk to Ben Hall about Docker. Docker has been taking the industry by storm, bringing a lighter-weight approach to virtualization by getting the operating system out of the package and focusing on autom
Tuesday, 23-Dec-14 04:00 UTC
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
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