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.NET Rocks! is an Internet Audio Talk Show for Microsoft .NET Developers.
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Open Source Panel Discussion at .NET Fringe
So what is the state of open source in the .NET community? While at the .NET Fringe conference, Carl and Richard moderated a panel of Ian Cooper, Amy Palamountain, Scott Hanselman, Sebastian Lambla and James Nugent as they explore the past, present and fu
Tuesday, 28-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
Moore's Law Geek Out
So when will Moore's Law end? Time for a Geek Out! In honor of the 50th anniversary of Gordon Moore writing the article that 10 years later would be known as Moore's Law, Richard digs into how much work goes into keeping the Moore's Law promise and its im
Thursday, 23-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
The Evolution of JavaScript Libraries with Scott Allen
So what JavaScript libraries are you focused on today? Scott Allen is back to talk about the latest bits he's excited about, including Rob Eisenberg's Aurelia! The conversation starts out focused on the on-going evolution of Javascript, with ECMA 6 and 7
Wednesday, 22-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
Tracking Errors with JD Trask
So how do you track errors in production? JD Trask talks to Carl and Richard about raygun.io, a service for instrumenting your clients and servers in production and feed errors directly to your project tracking and bug reporting systems. The conversation
Tuesday, 21-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
Working on Your Personal Brand with Eileen Fisher
Are you taking care of your personal brand? Eileen Fisher talks to Carl and Richard about what it means to have a personal brand, how to define, cultivate and care for it over time. In the end, a personal brand is simply what people know you for, and ever
Thursday, 16-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
The Three Ps with Mike Benkovich
The Three Ps: Passion, People and Participation. Carl and Richard talk to Mike Benkovich about his passion around the three Ps. The conversation starts first with a tour of favorite technologies, including a long conversation around the evolution of XAML
Wednesday, 15-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
Docker for Developers with Seth Lachner
So how does Docker change development? While at the Nebraska Code Camp, Carl and Richard chatted with Seth Lachner about his work with Docker and the impact it has had on him as a developer. Seth comes from the old school open source world of Linux and C,
Tuesday, 14-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
Failure Driven Development with Dustin Thostenson
How do you deal with failure? Carl and Richard talk to Dustin Thostenson about his experiences with failure and how they made him a better developer. The conversation starts out with a discussion of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how that ultimately maps
Thursday, 09-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
Being a Modern Mobile Developer with Heather Downing
What does it mean to be a modern mobile developer? While at the Nebraska Code Camp, Carl and Richard talked to Heather Downing about her recent dive into mobile development. In only a few years, Heather has been involved in a number of cool projects and t
Wednesday, 08-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
Debugging ASP.NET with Joel Kauffman
How did you learn to debug? While at the Nebraska Code Camp, Carl and Richard talked to Joel Kauffman about debugging practices. Rarely is debugging taught in classes, arguably because all school code is perfect. But code in the real world has bugs, and f
Tuesday, 07-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
State of Microsoft Web Development Panel
At the Nebraska Code Camp, Carl and Richard moderated a panel discussion with Mads Kristensen, Lee Brandt, Josh Broton, and Robert Boedigheimer exploring the state of web development on the Microsoft stack. Of course, the first topic is the upcoming ASP.N
Thursday, 02-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
UX Thoughts with Danielle Cooley
How are you thinking about UX these days? Carl and Richard chat with Danielle Cooley about her talk at the Nebraska Code Camp around user experience, efficiency and effectiveness of design. Danielle talks about her background in biotechnical design and th
Wednesday, 01-Apr-15 04:00 UTC
Azure App Service with Scott Hunter
What's the difference between an Azure Web Site and Web App? Not at thing! Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the latest announcements from Microsoft about Azure App Service. Azure App Service brings together Azure Web Sites, Mobile Services and
Tuesday, 31-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
Accelerating Agile with Dan North
How do you do agile faster? Carl and Richard talk to Dan North about accelerating agile - but Dan has changed the name to Software, Faster. And even that is controversial, as Dan talks about focusing on delivering business needs, which may or may not invo
Thursday, 26-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
iBeacon Development with Greg Shackles
Where can iBeacons take you? Carl and Richard talk to Greg Shackles about some of the opportunities available using beacon devices with smartphones. While iBeacons are specifically an Apple technology, there are lots of third party implementations that ar
Wednesday, 25-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
PRISM update with Brian Noyes and Brian Lagunas
Are you building in WPF? Are you using PRISM? Carl and Richard talk to Brian Noyes and Brian Lagunas about the PRISM project, which is a set of tools for building WPF apps. As Brian Noyes says, PRISM is the AngularJS of WPF! The conversation dives into th
Tuesday, 24-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
Space-Based Power Geek Out
Is Spaced-Based Power viable? Time for a Geek Out! Carl and Richard chat about the state of space-based power, reviewing a number of designs going back to the 1970s. Can you really transmit enough power to make it worthwhile? How big does the satellite ne
Thursday, 19-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
Cross Platform Development with Marc Hoffman
Programming in Swift? Want to build Android apps too? Carl and Richard talk to Marc Hoffman of RemObjects about his Silver project - using Swift to program for Android. Swift is Apple's cool new language for developing iOS apps, making life easier than Ob
Wednesday, 18-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
Managing an IT Codebase with Steve Evans
So when do IT Pros become developers? Carl and Richard talk to Steve Evans about his operations folks writing code and dealing with all the challenges that everyone finds when they write, own and operate code. The code in question is primarily PowerShell,
Tuesday, 17-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
Beyond Kinect with Tim Huckaby
The Kinect applications keep coming! Carl and Richard talk to Tim Huckaby about the on-going revolution of applications utilizing Kinect. While not especially popular in the traditional desktop setting, the Kinect is finding remarkable traction in retail
Thursday, 12-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
Building Untappd with Greg Avola
Like beer? Are you using Untappd? Carl and Richard talk to creator Greg Avola about the phenomenon that is Untappd. What started as a simple tool to keep track of what beer he liked and didn't like has turned into a super popular app with millions of down
Wednesday, 11-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
The Future of ScriptCS with Glenn Block
What an amazing year for ScriptCS! Carl and Richard talk to Glenn Block about the latest developments in ScriptCS - comparing the state of affairs to the last time he was on a year previously. With Roslyn all but shipped, ScriptCS is going mainstream - pe
Tuesday, 10-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
Secure Account Management with Troy Hunt
Are you user accounts secure? Carl and Richard talks to Troy Hunt about all the ways you can get your accounts stolen. So what should you store and how should you store it? Troy digs into the various encryption and hashing techniques available - and the m
Thursday, 05-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
Mobile Testing Strategies with Karen Johnson
How are you dealing with mobile testing? Karen Johnson talks to Carl and Richard about thinking through the big picture when it comes to testing. The conversation starts out with a discussion about the tools we've had for desktop and web testing for years
Wednesday, 04-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
ASP.NET in 2015 with Mads Kristensen
ASP.NET continues to evolve! Carl and Richard talk to Mads Kristensen about the many amazing things he's working on in the web space, starting with Web Essentials! Mads explains how Web Essentials is a way to experiment with new features for ASP.NET, and
Tuesday, 03-Mar-15 04:00 UTC
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
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