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.NET Rocks!
.NET Rocks! is an Internet Audio Talk Show for Microsoft .NET Developers.
Podcast, English, Bridgeport, USA Genres: Tech News, Gadgets, Podcasting, Talk, Software, Tech

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Psychology in Programming with Adam Tornhill
Carl and Richard talk to Adam Tornhill about his work understanding the psychology of programming. The conversation starts out with some thinking around getting into "the flow," being able to focus effectively on programming. Adam then digs into where bug
Thursday, 31-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Modern App Development with Rocky Lhotka
Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka about what it means to build modern apps today. In past shows, Rocky has been pretty frustrated with the native development options and focused primarily on web development with HTML 5 and JavaScript. But things on th
Wednesday, 30-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
ASP.NET vNext with Jeff Fritz
Carl and Richard chat with Jeff Fritz about ASP.NET vNext - and yes, ASP.NET is now open source! So what does that really mean for ASP.NET developers? Jeff digs into the impact of taking open source on the development process of ASP.NET and how we can all
Tuesday, 29-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Fusion Power GeekOut
In what is likely to become a multi-part series, Richard and Carl chat about fusion power, focused on the "hot" side of fusion - megaprojects like the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). But fi
Thursday, 24-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Making Money on Mobile with Atley Hunter
Carl and Richard talk to Atley Hunter about how he monetizes phone apps. A newcomer to .NET Rocks, Atley was a regular guest on the TabletShow and has talked about monetization before - but now he's learned even more techniques! Atley talks about the adva
Wednesday, 23-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Developing for RFID with Daniel Simmons
Carl and Richard talk to Daniel Simmons about his work with PasTrak, building RFID tools for small businesses. The first half of the conversation focuses on what RFID is all about - different types of tags, scanners, security concerns, and so on. There's
Tuesday, 22-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Teaching New Developers with David Graham
Carl and Richard chat with David Graham about what it takes to create a new developer. David starts out the conversation talking about the shortage of developers today, and how the shortage is getting worse, not better. This leads to a conversation about
Thursday, 17-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Amazon Fire Apps with Jason and Brian Kriesel
Carl and Richard talk to Jason and Brian Kriesel about their work building Amazon Fire Tablet applications. The conversation starts off talking about the differences between the Android world and the Amazon world - they aren't that far apart! The brothers
Wednesday, 16-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Building Development Teams with Michelle Smith
Carl and Richard talk to Michelle Smith about building great development teams. Michelle talks about what a great team looks like, the differences in productivity and focus. This leads to a conversation about team building, creating trust within the team
Tuesday, 15-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Why Do You Develop Software Panel Discussion at NDC
On the last day of the NDC 2014 Conference in Oslo, Carl and Richard assembled a panel of speakers: Robert Virding, Steve Sanderson, Venkat Subramaniam, and Anthony Eden. The discussion focused initially on the motivations around building software, but ul
Thursday, 10-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
The Future of Durandal with Rob Eisenberg
Carl and Richard talk to Rob Eisenberg about the crazy changes going on in his life - starting with joining Google! Rob talks about meeting the AngularJS folks at the ng-conf conference and deciding that upcoming versions of DurandalJS and AngularJS are o
Wednesday, 09-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Web Security Breaches with Troy Hunt
While at NDC, Carl and Richard chat with Troy Hunt about specific common web security breaches and things you can do about them. The conversation starts out with a continuation of an earlier show, talking about the vulnerabilities around open WiFi connect
Tuesday, 08-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Building Computer Vision Systems with Martin Jul
While at NDC is Oslo, Carl and Richard talk to Martin Jul about the state of visual computing technology today. As Martin says, the future is very bright - amazing free libraries are now available that make it simple to do image and character recognition
Thursday, 03-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
End-to-End Web Instrumentation with Nik Molnar and Anthony van der Hoorn
While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Nik Molnar and Anthony van der Hoorn about instrumenting web application. Of course the conversation starts out with a catch-up on Glimpse, the awesome session-based instrumentation tool for your web pages.
Wednesday, 02-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Octopus Deploy with Paul Stovell
Carl and Richard chat with Paul Stovell, one of the principals behind Octopus Deploy. Octopus Deploy is all about getting your organization to continuous delivery - by automating every step. Paul talks about how the product came to be, from the frustratio
Tuesday, 01-Jul-14 04:00 UTC
Getting into the Zone with Mark Seeman
While at the Norwegian Developers Conference in Oslo, Norway, Carl and Richard talk with Mark Seeman about his thinking around how developers 'get into the zone.' As Mark explains, this behavior isn't all that unusual - psychologists call it 'flow,' and i
Thursday, 26-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Getting into the Zone with Mark Seeman
While at the Norwegian Developers Conference in Oslo, Norway, Carl and Richard talk with Mark Seeman about his thinking around how developers 'get into the zone.' As Mark explains, this behavior isn't all that unusual - psychologists call it 'flow,' and i
Thursday, 26-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Show 1000!
Celebrate the millennium with us in this special episode of .NET Rocks! We do a little looking back, a little looking around and a little looking forward. Jason Olson joins us for a mini-show about audio and MIDI in Windows - and an epic giveaway. Mary Jo
Wednesday, 25-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Wearables in the Enterprise with Stephen Forte
Carl and Richard talk to Stephen Forte about the continuing evolution of wearables and their role in the workplace. The conversation starts out focused on the most visible of the wearables today - Google Glass. Does it have a role in the enterprise? That'
Tuesday, 24-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Nuclear Weapons Geek Out
Well here we go - a tough geek out topic if ever there was one. The most requested Geek Out we haven't done yet: nuclear weapons! Starting back before World War II, Richard digs into the science history that created the first proposals for nuclear weapons
Thursday, 19-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Real World Single Page Apps with Cory House
While at NDC, Carl and Richard chat with Cory House about his experiences building Single Page Applications for the automotive industry. Cory talks about the challenges of the industry, including supporting both IE7 and IE8 running on Windows XP and iPad
Wednesday, 18-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Agile Metrics with Doc Norton
While at NDC, Carl and Richard talk to Michael 'Doc' Norton about his experiences figuring out the right metrics to measure in productivity of a development team. The discussion focuses in on the key issue - that velocity is a dangerous metric. As Doc exp
Tuesday, 17-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Building Functional Communities with Bryan Hunter
While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Bryan Hunter about his experiences building communities around functional programming. Bryan talks about the transformative moment he had first encountering functional code in the form of an Erlang service.
Thursday, 12-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Xamarin Forms with Chris Hardy
While at NDC is Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Chris Hardy about Xamarin's latest work - Xamarin.Forms. As Chris explains, Xamarin.Forms brings a XAML-like experience to building forms for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The conversation focuses in on w
Wednesday, 11-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
OpenID-Connect with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen
While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard chat with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen about their latest thinking on consumer and enterprise identity solutions. Dominick talks about the conflict between WS-Federation, the confusion that is OAuth2 and how OpenID
Tuesday, 10-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Go and DNSimple with Anthony Eden
Carl and Richard chat with Anthony Eden about his work creating DNSimple and the languages he uses to create awesome. Yeah, the boys fangirl a bit on DNSimple, since they do love it so. But so what? It's a great product and you should use it. Anthony talk
Thursday, 05-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
MVVMCross Grows Up with Stuart Lodge
Carl and Richard bring Stuart Lodge back to talk about the latest development in MvvmCross. Previously on The Tablet Show, Stuart talked about how he helped lead the MvvmCross open source project to make cross platform mobile applications easier to build.
Wednesday, 04-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Building the Internet of Things with Clemens Vasters
Carl and Richard talk to Clemens Vasters about his latest work at Microsoft around making the Internet of Things (IoT). Clemens starts with a definition of IoT, describing massive numbers of devices sharing data seamlessly... and confusing people at the s
Tuesday, 03-Jun-14 04:00 UTC
Lessons from Code Reviews with Shawn Wildermuth
Carl and Richard talk to Shawn Wildermuth about his experiences in code reviews - what good and bad reviews look like and what he's learned reviewing lots of different projects. Shawn runs down the challenges of team dynamics when it comes to code reviews
Thursday, 29-May-14 04:00 UTC
Getting to the Top of the App Store with Amir Rajan
Carl and Richard talk to Amir Rajan about an amazing tale of getting to the number one spot on the Apple App Store! The app in question is called A Dark Room, a simple text-based game with an awesome story and experience. Originally a web game, Amir helpe
Wednesday, 28-May-14 04:00 UTC
Cloud Patterns with Vishwas Lele
Carl and Richard chat with Vishwas Lele about the architectural patterns of cloud development. Vishwas talks about how the cloud influences application design, focused on more asynchronous, scalable and flexible messaging focused architecture. While the p
Tuesday, 27-May-14 04:00 UTC
Enterprise SharePoint Development with Ted Pattison
Carl and Richard chat with SharePoint legend Ted Pattison about his experiences with the latest version of SharePoint. Microsoft is pushing hard to make SharePoint a service that you pay by the month for - but is that what customers actually want? Ted dis
Thursday, 22-May-14 04:00 UTC
Phone Games in China with Jonathan Peppers
Carl and Richard chat with Jonathan Peppers about his experiences building phone games for different languages and cultures. The conversation starts out talking about Jon's game Draw a Stickman, originally made for the US market. The game was also very po
Wednesday, 21-May-14 04:00 UTC
DevOps on TFS with Brian Randell
Carl and Richard chat with Brian Randell about the latest version of Team Foundation Server and it's ability to support a DevOps practice in your organization. The conversation starts off with Brian's thoughts on DevOps in general, focusing on automation
Tuesday, 20-May-14 04:00 UTC
Coffee Geek Out
Carl and Richard welcome coffee roaster Hugh Griffin to chat about liquid sleep, otherwise known as coffee. Coffee has a *ahem* rich history, and while we know what we like, many of us don't know our blonde from our Sumatra from our Colombian. So pour a c
Thursday, 15-May-14 04:00 UTC
The Better Parts with Doug Crockford
While at DevIntersection in Orlando, Florida, Carl and Richard chat with Douglas Crockford about the better parts of JavaScript. Douglas wrote JavaScript the Good Parts back in 2008 and was a key influencer in making JavaScript the important language it h
Wednesday, 14-May-14 04:00 UTC
Security, the NSA and Windows Azure Pack with Christian Weyer
Carl and Richard chat with Christian Weyer about his experiences working with cloud technologies in Germany. The conversation starts out pretty grim, digging into how the NSA revelations have chilled interest in cloud technology because of security and pr
Tuesday, 13-May-14 04:00 UTC
Managing Your Career with John Sonmez
Carl and Richard chat with John Sonmez about the management of your career as a developer. John talks about how he focused on the leadership of his career as well as the management - thinking about where he wanted to go and want he wanted to do, besides j
Thursday, 08-May-14 04:00 UTC
Recapping Build with Mary Jo Foley
Carl and Richard chat with Mary Jo Foley about her impressions at Build. The Build conference in San Francisco had six hours worth of keynotes including the first keynote given by new CEO Satya Nadella. MJ talks about what she saw as most important at Bui
Wednesday, 07-May-14 04:00 UTC
WPF is Back with Billy Hollis
While at DevIntersection in Orlando, Carl and Richard talk to Billy Hollis about WPF. Having established that WPF is not dead a few weeks back at Build, Billy admits that he's never stopped developing for it. His work is all about client applications, and
Tuesday, 06-May-14 04:00 UTC
VB6 to .NET Migration with Francesco Balena
Carl and Richard talk to Francesco Balena about migrating VB6 applications to .NET. Yes, that's still happening! With Microsoft ending support for Windows XP in April 2014, folks that have been hanging onto old platforms and applications are taking anothe
Thursday, 01-May-14 04:00 UTC
Building Mobile Apps on Xamarin with James Montemagno
Carl and Richard chat with James Montemagno about his experiences building Xamarin applications. But first, a little history, James first getting involved in mobile development, finding Xamarin, culminating with being hired by Xamarin and going on the roa
Wednesday, 30-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
Service Bus Update with Udi Dahan
Carl and Richard talk to Udi Dahan about the state of NServiceBus. NServiceBus is Udi's on-going development effort to make the development and maintenance of complex, distributed systems easier. The conversation digs into how developers fall into the N+1
Tuesday, 29-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
Holistic Design with Tim Thomas
Carl and Richard talk to Tim Thomas about his thoughts around holistic design. And Tim means it - thinking about all levels of design, not just the UI, but how the whole application goes together. The conversation digs into the debate around skeuomorphism
Thursday, 24-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
Developing for SmartGlass with Neil Black
Carl and Richard talk to Neil Black from the XBox team about SmartGlass. SmartGlass is Microsoft's technology for utilizing smartphones and tablets as an extension of the XBox. Neil talks about the various roles that the 'second screen' can play in XBox a
Wednesday, 23-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
Google Analytics and Azure with Zoiner Tejada
While at DevIntersection in Orlando, Carl and Richard sat down to chat with Zoiner Tejada about his work instrumenting cloud-based web sites. Zoiner talks about using a wide variety of features in Google Analytics to instrument his Azure apps, including g
Tuesday, 22-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
Prism for WPF and Win 8 with Brian Noyes
Carl and Richard chat with Brian Noyes about the state of affairs with WPF, Windows 8 and the Prism project. Brian starts out the conversation talking about WPF is far from dead - Microsoft continues to invest in it, and lots of folks, including Brian's c
Thursday, 17-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
The Mobile Development Stack with Burke Holland
Carl and Richard talk to Burke Holland about building mobile apps. But the conversation starts out with an announcement - Telerik's KendoUI is going open source! Burke talks a bit about the history of KendoUI and how it has evolved over the years, includi
Wednesday, 16-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
Microsoft Orleans with Richard Astbury
Carl and Richard chat with Richard Astbury about the Microsoft Research project known as Orleans. Orleans brings the Actor model of development to C# - the Actor model is typically found in functional languages, but you can write functional C#, so why not
Tuesday, 15-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
Interstellar Space Flight Geek Out with Uncle Bob
Carl and Richard go back to space with Uncle Bob! What started at NDC last Fall finishes today! But first, a quick conversation about an episode with Alan Stevens around the software craftsmanship movement, which Uncle Bob is a key part of. Then off to in
Thursday, 10-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
SPA Update with John Papa
Carl and Richard talk to John Papa about the current state of Single Page Application development. John digs into his latest focus on libraries, the constant evolution in the Javascript world, and how AngularJS is still a big pile of awesome. The conversa
Wednesday, 09-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
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