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.NET Rocks!
.NET Rocks! is an Internet Audio Talk Show for Microsoft .NET Developers.
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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
Structured Logging with Nicholas Blumhardt
Carl and Richard chat with Nicholas Blumhardt about his work on Serilog, a structured logging tool. But first, the conversation dives a bit into Octopus Deploy, an awesome tool for helping you manage your application packages and help deploy them to testi
Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
EU Data Protection Laws with Hugh Jones
Carl and Richard talk to Hugh Jones about EU Data Protection laws. But first, a long discussion about the NSA revelations and the surveillance culture we're living in today. Hugh talks about the evolving perceptions around privacy and how data needs to be
Thursday, 03-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
Future Javascript with Scott Allen
The first of the new Tablet Shows as .NET Rocks episodes, Carl and Richard talk to Scott Allen about the continued evolution of JavaScript. The conversation starts out with a comment from a listener about a past show with Scott on Modernizr, and Scott tal
Wednesday, 02-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
Private Cloud and Age of Context with Robert Scoble
A flash from the past! Carl and Richard chat with Robert Scoble! Carl and Robert go back to the VBits days and the beginning of the public internet, the first blogs and Robert's time at Microsoft. Then the conversation turns briefly to Robert's work at Ra
Tuesday, 01-Apr-14 04:00 UTC
CodedUI with Marcel de Vries
Carl and Richard talk to Marcel de Vries about CodedUI - the test functionality built into Visual Studio that nobody knows about. CodedUI tests are tests built to automatically operate your UI so that you can test your application top-to-bottom, no short
Thursday, 27-Mar-14 04:00 UTC
Release Management with Micheal Learned
Carl and Richard chat with Micheal Learned about modern release management with Visual Studio. The conversation starts like many do when it comes to ALM: what's hard, and what's easy. And let's face it - releasing software properly is often hard! Micheal
Tuesday, 25-Mar-14 04:00 UTC
Nuclear Accidents Geek Out
Well, you knew this was coming - a geek out on the not-fun topic of nuclear accidents. Richard runs down the fundamentals of nuclear accidents, with some story telling around what happened at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Then on to the main event - Fu
Thursday, 20-Mar-14 04:00 UTC
Usability Testing with Amber DeRosa and Alicia Hatter
Carl and Richard talk to Amber DeRosa and Alicia Hatter about usability testing. The conversation starts out by digging into what usability testing is all about - actually looking at how users are using your software... or perhaps would want to use your s
Tuesday, 18-Mar-14 04:00 UTC
Are you a Craftsman with Alan Stevens
Carl and Richard talk to Alan Stevens about his views on software craftsmanship. Well, if he just agreed with it, it wouldn't be much of a show now, would it? Alan starts off talking about what it really means to be a craftsman - referencing such wonderfu
Thursday, 13-Mar-14 04:00 UTC
Thinking Biggy with Rob Conery
Carl and Richard chat with Rob Conery about his open source project called Biggy. Biggy is a project in GitHub that puts a wrapper over top of Postgres (and SQL Server for that matter) to allow you to handle documents (aka JSON) efficiently and fast. Rob
Tuesday, 11-Mar-14 04:00 UTC
Modern Apps and ALM with David Chappell
While at the ModernApps2013 event in Mountain View, California, Carl and Richard got a chance to sit down with David Chappell and get his views on the changing landscape of software and software development. David talks about how applications have evolved
Thursday, 06-Mar-14 04:00 UTC
F# Everywhere with Neil Danson
Carl and Richard talk to Neil Danson about his experiences with F#. The conversation starts off connecting Carl's thoughts on neural networks and a listener question - so what is the role of F# in the big data analytic world? Neil digs into how F# has per
Tuesday, 04-Mar-14 04:00 UTC
Rocking Your Technical Interview with David McCarter
Carl and Richard chat with David McCarter about what it takes to be successful when you are interviewed for a job. But David goes well beyond just the interview - are you pursuing the right job for you? Are you looking for it the right way? The conversati
Thursday, 27-Feb-14 04:00 UTC
Enterprise SharePoint with Hilton Giesenow
Carl and Richard talk to Hilton Giesenow down in South Africa about what it takes to build real enterprise-class SharePoint systems. Hilton talks about the history of SharePoint and how it's twists-and-turns have left a bad taste in the mouth of some deve
Tuesday, 25-Feb-14 04:00 UTC
Building Umbraco with Benjamin Howarth
Carl and Richard talk to Benjamin Howarth about his experiences working with Umbraco. Umbraco is a CMS system built in ASP.NET. Benjamin discusses how Umbraco has become a key part of his work with Universal Music - and how its affected the entire develop
Thursday, 20-Feb-14 04:00 UTC
Python on .NET with Michael Kennedy
Carl and Richard talk to Michael Kennedy about using Python with .NET. Michael talks about the nature of Python and what makes it great (like whitespace counting). The conversation digs into the many forms of Python, some Windows friendly, some not so muc
Tuesday, 18-Feb-14 04:00 UTC
Cryptocurrency Geek Out!
Time to geek out on Bitcoin! Well, more than Bitcoin, let's talk cryptocurrency in general. But first, a history lesson - Richard runs down the fundamentals of currency and banking from the neolithic era, ancient culture, the middle ages, all the way to t
Thursday, 13-Feb-14 04:00 UTC
Neo4j Databases with Tatham Oddie
Carl and Richard talk to Tatham Oddie about his work with Neo4j. The conversation starts out exploring the core concepts behind graph databases - of which Neo4j is one. This leads to a more general conversation about NoSQL, what it's good for and where it
Tuesday, 11-Feb-14 04:00 UTC
Software Patents with Jonathan Zuck
Carl and Richard talk to Jonathan Zuck about the state of software patents today. The conversation starts out talking about some of the craziness around software patents - patent trolls, extortion-like letters and the like. Jonathan talks about the change
Thursday, 06-Feb-14 04:00 UTC
Kinect 2 and More with Tim Huckaby
While at the Denver stop of the ModernApps2013 tour, Carl and Richard talk to Tim Huckaby about the latest on the Kinect. The Xbox One comes with the Kinect 2, which by summer 2014 will be available for PCs. The conversation starts out explaining the diff
Tuesday, 04-Feb-14 04:00 UTC
The DC Revolution Geek Out
Time to Geek Out on Direct Current! Carl and Richard talk about the recent wave of discussion about DC in the home. Blame USB for part of it - everyone is using USB to charge devices now, and USB was never meant to do that... but in 2014, the new USB Powe
Thursday, 30-Jan-14 04:00 UTC
DevOps on Azure with Michele Bustamante
During the Seattle stop of the ModernApps2013 road trip, Carl and Richard chatted with Michele Leroux Bustamante about her experiences with Azure, and how that naturally leads to some DevOps practices. Michele discusses the relative benefits of automation
Tuesday, 28-Jan-14 04:00 UTC
Getting AngularJS with Dan Wahlin
While at the Irvine stop of the ModernApps2013 road trip, Carl and Richard talk to Dan Wahlin about getting started with AngularJS. The discussion digs into the variety of JavaScript libraries out there today and how Dan has shifted his skills from a much
Thursday, 23-Jan-14 04:00 UTC
Entity Framework 6 with Julie Lerman
At the beginning of the west coast leg of the ModernApps2013 road trip, Carl and Richard talk to Julie Lerman about the latest features of Entity Framework in Visual Studio 2013. Julie talks about the improvements made in EF6, the version of Entity Framew
Tuesday, 21-Jan-14 04:00 UTC
Web API Panel at NDC-London
At NDC-London, Carl and Richard moderated an amazing panel about Web API... panelists included Glenn Block, Darrel Miller, Pedro Felix, Christian Weyer, Dominick Baier and Daniel Roth. What's the future hold for Web API? Is it headed the way of WCF? Can a
Thursday, 16-Jan-14 04:00 UTC
Business Accelerators with Stephen Forte
While in Chicago at the ModernApps2013 Tour, Carl and Richard talk to Stephen Forte about accelerators - startup business accelerators. Stephen discusses how small teams enter into accelerators to learn about building Minimal Viable Products and the funda
Tuesday, 14-Jan-14 04:00 UTC
Javascript in the Enterprise with Justin Searls
At the Houston #ModernApps2013 Road Trip stop, Carl and Richard talk to Justin Searls about using Javascript in the enterprise. Besides referencing an awesome number of tools around Javascript (check out the huge list of links!), Justin focuses in on how
Thursday, 09-Jan-14 04:00 UTC
Applied ScriptCS with Block, Rusbatch and Ralph
While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Glenn Block, Justin Rusbatch and Adam Ralph about ScriptCS. Our first show with Glenn on ScriptCS was way back in March 2013, only a week after ScriptCS was first checked into GitHub. Nine months later, whe
Tuesday, 07-Jan-14 04:00 UTC
Code Generation and Roslyn with Kathleen Dollard in St. Louis
At the St. Louis stop of the #ModernApps2013 road trip, Carl and Richard chatted with Kathleen Dollard about code generation and Roslyn. The conversation starts out talking about the relative acquiescence of code generation in recent years and the potenti
Thursday, 02-Jan-14 04:00 UTC
Jez Humble is Still Delivering Software
While at NDC-London, Carl and Richard talk to Jez Humble about his latest thoughts on continuous delivery. Jez talks about the tendency of people to count on tools to provide continuous delivery, while culture and process are far more important components
Tuesday, 31-Dec-13 04:00 UTC
Building Zud.io with Mark Rendle
While at NDC-London, Carl and Richard sat down with Mark Rendle about building Zud.io, a set of tools for handling storage in the cloud. The conversation starts out with a quick chat about TypeScript and it's role in development. Mark talks about the expe
Thursday, 26-Dec-13 04:00 UTC
C# and Roslyn with Mads Torgersen
Carl and Richard talk to Mads Torgersen about his work on C# and Roslyn. Mads talks about how old the Roslyn CTP has gotten - and how that may change in the future. There's also a hint about a form of Roslyn already seen in the wild (hint - it's CodeLens!
Tuesday, 24-Dec-13 04:00 UTC
On Building Software with Bob Martin
While at NDC London, Carl and Richard check in with Bob Martin about a variety of subjects - starting with healthcare.gov. The conversation really digs into the fundamentals of professionalism - should the customer take precedent over the industry? What d
Thursday, 19-Dec-13 04:00 UTC
GPUs on the Web with Steve Sanderson
While at NDC-London, Carl and Richard talk to Steve Sanderson about his work with KnockoutJS, Azure and other goodies. Steve starts out talking about his role in Knockout and the MVVM pattern as well as his work building the admin consoles for Azure. The
Tuesday, 17-Dec-13 04:00 UTC
Lifetime Learning with Björn Granvik
While at Øredev in Malmö, Sweden, Carl and Richard talk to Björn Granvik about being a lifetime learner. The conversation starts out with a history lesson about Øredev - Björn has been involved since the beginning. He talks about how the development firm
Thursday, 12-Dec-13 04:00 UTC
The Magic of TFS 2013 with Joel Semeniuk
While at the Atlanta stop of the ModernApps2013 Road Trip, Carl and Richard talked to Joel Semeniuk about the latest on TFS 2013. Joel talks about how TFS 2013 changes your thinking about source control, requirements planning, work tracking and more. Grea
Tuesday, 10-Dec-13 04:00 UTC
TypeScript in Studio 2013 with Bill Wagner
The day before the US Road Trip started in Boston, Carl and Richard sat down with Bill Wagner to talk about the latest version of TypeScript. But first Bill talked about Humanitarian Toolbox, a charity building open source software for disaster relief org
Thursday, 05-Dec-13 04:00 UTC
Performance and Production Monitoring with Scott Barber
While at Øredev in Malmö, Sweden, Carl and Richard talk to Scott Barber about testing for performance and in production. Scott discusses his history that leads him to getting involved in making systems more efficient - sometimes that means faster, sometim
Tuesday, 03-Dec-13 04:00 UTC
Programmer Anarchy Created by Fred George
While at Øredev in Malmö, Sweden, Carl and Richard talk to Fred George about implementing programmer anarchy in your organization. This is the good form of anarchy - the kind that focuses on self-organization, rather than blowing things up. Fred talks abo
Thursday, 28-Nov-13 04:00 UTC
Web Development in Studio 2013 with Mads Kristensen
While at Øredev in Malmö, Sweden, Carl and Richard talk to Mads Kristensen about the amazing set of features that have been added for web development in Visual Studio 2013. First up is browser link, a method to automate the connection between your develop
Tuesday, 26-Nov-13 04:00 UTC
XKCD Geekout with Randall Munroe
A rockstar geek out at Øredev in Malmö, Sweden! Carl and Richard chat with Randall Munroe of XKCD fame! Randall talks about how he left NASA to focus on drawing web comics (?!) and the fun that has ensued since. The conversation digs into a bunch of the t
Thursday, 21-Nov-13 04:00 UTC
Agents and Actor Models in F# 3.0 with Rachel Reese
While at Øredev in Malmö, Sweden, Carl and Richard talk to Rachel Reese about her fun with F#. Rachel's background in mathematics led her to experiment with functional languages like Erlang and F#, and ultimately to solve problems more effectively utilizi
Tuesday, 19-Nov-13 04:00 UTC
Software Craftsmanship in 2013 with Steve Smith
Carl and Richard chat with Steve Smith about the latest Software Craftsmanship Calendar put out by Steve's team at Telerik. Steve runs through many of the anti-patterns in the calendar - lots of laughs about the silly things we've done over the years tryi
Thursday, 14-Nov-13 04:00 UTC
Sonar Inspects Software with Patroklos Papapetrou
While at Øredev in Malmö, Sweden, Carl and Richard talk to Patroklos Papapetrou about Sonar. Sonar is an open source project for instrumenting your code quality, looking for various 'deadly sins' of programming, such as duplication, lack of documentation,
Tuesday, 12-Nov-13 04:00 UTC
MongoDB on Azure with Mark Greenway
Carl and Richard chat with Mark Greenway about his work using MongoDB on Azure. The conversation starts out talking about fundamentals - why NoSQL? From there, Mark talks about his web based application, running as an Azure web site, that started out usin
Thursday, 07-Nov-13 04:00 UTC
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