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.NET Rocks!
.NET Rocks! is an Internet Audio Talk Show for Microsoft .NET Developers.
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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
Enterprise Mobile Web with Chris Love
Carl and Richard talk to Chris Love about building mobile web apps for the enterprise. The conversation starts out with a reference to a comment made on a previous show about the problems with web apps not being built well enough for your device - that th
Wednesday, 20-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
Thinking in DDD with Julie Lerman and Steve Smith
Carl and Richard talk to Julie Lerman and Steve Smith about the fundamentals of Domain Driven Design (DDD). Julie and Steve have collaborated on a very popular Pluralsight course about DDD that has made the methodology more approachable for more people. T
Tuesday, 19-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
Fusion Power Geek Out #2
Well, here we go - the second installation of the fusion power geek out. While the first show focused on the "Big Science" fusion power projects like NIF and ITER, this time around Richard digs into smaller hybrid projects, like General Fusions Magnetized
Thursday, 14-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
Evolving ASP.NET Web Development with Scott Hunter
Carl and Richard chat with Scott Hunter about how Microsoft is working to evolve web development for ASP.NET developers. While the focus of the discussion is on ASP.NET vNext, you can't talk web without also talking cloud, and that means Azure. Scott digs
Wednesday, 13-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
Machine Learning in the Cloud with Seth Juarez
Carl and Richard talk to Seth Juarez about the latest developments in the machine learning space for the Microsoft space. The conversation starts out focused on Seth's open source library for doing machine learning in .NET. Seth talks about the challenges
Tuesday, 12-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
Internet of Things on Windows with Dan Rosenstein
Carl and Richard chat with Dan Rosenstein about his work bringing the Windows Developer Program for Internet of Things (IoT) to life. The conversation starts out with a discussion about Microsoft's focus on IoT and the recognition that this a thing that i
Thursday, 07-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
Building Mobile Web Apps with Rick Strahl
Carl and Richard chat with Rick Strahl about his latest efforts to build mobile web applications. The conversation starts out with a recap of the continuing debate about native vs web on mobile devices. As Rick says, there are no easy answers there. Every
Wednesday, 06-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
Migrating to Azure with Mike Wood
Carl and Richard talk to Mike Wood about migrating your applications to Azure. The conversation starts out thinking through the fundamentals of working in the cloud - how architecture and deployment are different. This inevitably leads to the hardest deba
Tuesday, 05-Aug-14 04:00 UTC
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
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
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