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Developing .NET on AWS with Isaac Levin

Developing .NET on AWS with Isaac Levin

.NET Rocks! 29 September 2022

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What can AWS do for you? Carl and Richard talk to Isaac Levin about the experience of being a .NET developer working with Amazon Web Services. Isaac talks about the broader strategy of moving applications to the cloud and what Amazon offers to make your life easier, with various migration and validation tools that can help you understand how an existing application will behave on cloud services. The goal is to get beyond the virtual machine and into containers, serverless, and more!

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Building Microservices using DAPR with Paul Yuknewicz

Building Microservices using DAPR with Paul Yuknewicz

What is DAPR, and why do you want it? Carl and Richard talk to Paul Yuknewicz about how DAPR helps you build better microservices by dealing with all the plumbing. We all need messaging, security, logging, and other services to make microservices work - and there are a ton of SDKs and libraries out there to help. DAPR helps glue all those pieces together with a nice layer of abstraction to make it easier for your tool selections to work! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 December 2021 57m and 1s


OpenSilver Ships with Giovanni Albani

OpenSilver Ships with Giovanni Albani

OpenSilver reaches V1! Carl and Richard talk to Giovanni Albani about OpenSilver - an open-source, plug-in-free implementation of Silverlight. Giovanni talks about how the client-side of OpenSilver is different from Silverlight, using Web Assembly to eliminate the need for the plug-in. But the developer SDK side is as close to identical as possible. The conversation explores going beyond compatibility with Silverlight 5 from 2011 to more modern capabilities, including the latest versions of .NET and C#. OpenSilver is not just a migration solution - it's a cross-platform development platform that is continuing to grow! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 December 2021 49m and 26s


Thinking WAAAY Outside the Box with Mark Miller

Thinking WAAAY Outside the Box with Mark Miller

How do you start thinking outside the box? Carl and Richard chat with Mark Miller about his approach to creative problem-solving - not just solving the problem, but making it appear like there's no problem at all! Mark talks about driving toward optimal solutions, with some examples from his work in CodeRush. You don't always have the perfect tools to do everything you want, which is where improvisation comes in. The conversation also digs into getting beyond failure, being willing to walk away from an approach and try something totally new. There are many ways to solve problems, and part of the fun is trying a new way! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 November 2021 52m and 2s


Cross-platform .NET Testing with Kendra Havens

Cross-platform .NET Testing with Kendra Havens

How do you test .NET applications written for different browsers, different servers, and different platforms? Carl and Richard talk to Kendra Havens about the recent release of .NET 6, Visual Studio 2022, and all the great tools to make testing and debugging cross-platform .NET applications easier. Kendra digs into tools like Test Explorer, the Remote Debugger, and Hot Reload - all tooling to make your testing life easier, no matter where your code is running! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 November 2021 48m and 45s


Desktop Development with Billy Hollis

Desktop Development with Billy Hollis

Is desktop development still relevant? Billy Hollis says yes! Carl and Richard talk to Billy about his work building desktop apps, primarily with XAML. Billy talks about how desktop development has evolved even though a lot of folks have steered clear of it for years, doing all development with web clients. What is better with a traditional desktop client? The conversation also swings to how users interact with software, how developers learn, and how we could all stand to take a step back, decrease our rate of interruption, and focus more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 November 2021 59m and 59s


DNSimple API with Enrique Comba

DNSimple API with Enrique Comba

How do you automate DNS changes? And why would you? Carl and Richard talk to Enrique Comba, the DNSimple Ambassador, about programming against the DNSimple API. Enrique talks about automating migration from other DNS services - in fact, there are community-created products for migrating from various 'popular' DNS providers to DNSimple. The conversation also ranges over other tasks that are difficult to do manually, like certificate generation and renewal. If you're creating multi-tenant applications, configuration of DNS is a normal part of the job, and it should be automated - there are lots of reasons to dive into the API! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 November 2021 45m and 33s


Azure Infrastructure as Code with Eduard Keiholz, Erwin Staal and Henry Been

Azure Infrastructure as Code with Eduard Keiholz, Erwin Staal and Henry Been

How do you build your Azure infrastructure? Carl and Richard talk to Eduard Keiholz, Erwin Staal, and Henry Been about their upcoming book on building Azure infrastructure with code using ARM Templates and Bicep. The conversation dives into a deep love for JSON that no one has - and the amount of tweaking it takes to build ARM Templates from JSON. Enter Bicep that gives you a more familiar dot notation that works well with intellisense and ultimately transpiles into the JSON that Azure needs. There are lots of tools out there to help you automate your infrastructure - but the built-in products in Azure can do the job for you! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 November 2021 55m and 43s


Data Analytics in the Cloud with Vishwas Lele

Data Analytics in the Cloud with Vishwas Lele

How has the cloud changed data analytics? Carl and Richard chat with Vishwas Lele about his latest work taking a developer's view of data analytics - without upsetting the DBAs too much! Vishwas talks about how the cloud has changed bringing disparate data sources together for analytics. With the cloud's compute-on-demand, you don't need to do many transformations of data as it's loaded - but you can test it! This leads to a conversation of how CI/CD techniques can be applied to data to make for accurate data analytics - make your ingestion pipeline smart! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 October 2021 55m and 57s


Adding Collaboration to Your Application with Rickard Hansson

Adding Collaboration to Your Application with Rickard Hansson

Collaboration is key - how do you add it to your applications? Carl and Richard talk to Rickard Hansson about Weavy and their API for adding audio, video, and text to your application. Rickard talks about collaboration with context - making sure you can bring together the right people at the right time to get work done. The conversation also turns to various other approaches to collaboration, and making the distinction between business-to-consumer and business-to-business interactions. But when collaboration is done right, the productivity boost is huge! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 October 2021 57m and 2s


C# 10 with Mads Torgersen

C# 10 with Mads Torgersen

What's coming for the next version of C#? Carl and Richard chat with Mads Torgersen about some of the new features in C# 10 shipping with .NET 6. Mads talks about how a year is not a lot of time for building language features - but it does create a steady stream of new language ideas explored and tested before being finalized into the language. While C# 10 is largely finished, we also get a peek into some of the new ideas coming for C# 11! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 October 2021 1h, 49s


Uno Update with Thomas Huber

Uno Update with Thomas Huber

It's 2021, what can Uno do for you? Carl and Richard talk to Thomas Huber about the current state of Uno and the many other options for desktop and cross-platform client development. Thomas talks about how Uno offers a great path to pushing out applications to iOS, Android, MacOS, web, and Windows - and offering routes to platform-specific features. The conversation also digs into MAUI, Xamarin, WPF, and Blazor. There are lots of choices out there, have you seen what Uno can do? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 October 2021 1h, 5m and 56s


Code that Fits in Your Head with Mark Seemann

Code that Fits in Your Head with Mark Seemann

How do you make code that fits in your head? Carl and Richard talk to Mark Seemann about his latest book that focuses on building sustainable applications. Mark talks about the key issue of any application that is going to exist for a while: Can others understand what you wrote? Making understandable code starts with brevity, but clarity is also important. Modern tooling makes it easier to create sustainable applications, with automated testing and continuous integration and deployment being some of the biggest players. Code that you can learn from is code that fits in your head! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 September 2021 59m and 51s


F# and JavaScript with Zaid Ajaj

F# and JavaScript with Zaid Ajaj

What's been happening in the web development world and F#? Carl and Richard talk to Zaid Ajaj about his favorite tools for building web pages with F#. The conversation starts concerning the comment read on the show and the Giraffe library that works with ASP.NET Web Core, still going strong at version 5. Zaid also talks about the power of Fable to transpile F# code into JavaScript and how to interoperate with existing JavaScript libraries - pointing to the project that Zaid build for using React from within F# through Fable. F# transpiles to JavaScript well, and can help you create very sustainable web apps! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 September 2021 57m and 52s


From Software Developer to Software Engineer with Chad Michel and Doug Durham

From Software Developer to Software Engineer with Chad Michel and Doug Durham

Should we all be software engineers? Carl and Richard talk to Chad Michel and Doug Durham about the discipline of software engineering - separate from computing science and software development. Doug and Chad discuss the elements of lean engineering in software, referencing their book Lean Software Systems Engineering for Developers. The conversation digs into what it is to focus on engineering and the role of developers within the engineering system. There's room for a range of skills in development, and as Doug says, it's important to have a diversity of experiences and viewpoints to build great software! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 September 2021 57m and 37s


Developing for Office 365 with Dan Wahlin

Developing for Office 365 with Dan Wahlin

Does it make sense to use .NET with Office 365? Carl and Richard talk to Dan Wahlin, now in his new role as a Cloud Developer Advocate, about the power that exists within the Office 365 APIs and what you can do with them with .NET. Dan talks about how Office 365 knows a lot about what's going on in your organization, and how you as a developer can take advantage of the existing file handling, messaging, and interconnects to simplify your projects and make them more visible to users. The conversation explores moving existing brownfield applications into the Office 365 realm, and what code you should be writing, or perhaps turning over to Azure Logic Apps or Power Automate! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 September 2021 59m and 43s


Building Text-Grab with Joseph Finney

Building Text-Grab with Joseph Finney

Learning by doing! Carl and Richard talk to Joseph Finney about his experiences building Text-Grab, a clever utility for extracting text from graphics using OCR built into Windows. Joe talks about how the 'search-with-screenshot' built into Windows 10 depends on Bing, but there is an OCR library inside Windows - why go to the cloud? The conversation dives into the challenges of handling multiple screens, screen resolutions, DPIs, language packs, and more... what seems like a simple tool is never that simple. And, as it turns out, building the app is the easy part: Now, how do you get it into the Microsoft Store? That leads to both Richard and Carl installing the app, showing that purchasing and installing an app is much harder than it needs to be! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 August 2021 1h, 16s


Domain-Driven Design in 2021 with Steve Smith and Julie Lerman

Domain-Driven Design in 2021 with Steve Smith and Julie Lerman

Julie and Steve return! Carl and Richard talk to Julie Lerman and Steve Smith about their new version of the Domain-Driven Design Fundamentals course. The conversation starts focused on Open AI Codex, a project for writing code with the spoken (or typed) word - and how that is an example of focusing on domain implementation - because the AI is doing the functional implementation from your words! Julie and Steve also dig into how DDD has evolved since their original class in 2014, including using event storming to help gather all the important information around a project in an enjoyable way. Gathering domain information is important - implementations come later! Don't get stuck in the conference-driven development of the latest technology, better to focus on what is distinct to the business! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 August 2021 59m and 4s


Visual Studio 2022 Productivity with Mika Dumont

Visual Studio 2022 Productivity with Mika Dumont

How much more productive can Visual Studio get? Carl and Richard talk to Mika Dumont about some of the new features coming in Visual Studio 2022 to help shorten your development inner loop. Mika talks about some of the new code analyzer capabilities working within the Roslyn service that you can customize - and create your own! The conversation explores how these tools can add code automatically to save you typing, like adding using constructs on paste. It's a challenge to get the balance right between helping and interrupting, but the team works hard on it - and listens to your feedback to make it better. Take the VS2022 Preview out for a spin and help make it even better! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 August 2021 49m and 55s


Hot Reload in Visual Studio 2022 with Dmitry Lyalin

Hot Reload in Visual Studio 2022 with Dmitry Lyalin

How do you speed up your development loop? Carl and Richard talk to Dmitry Lyalin about Hot Reload in Visual Studio 2022. Dmitry talks about how Hot Reload goes beyond Edit and Continue, where you can make changes in code without a breakpoint, and Hot Reload will insert it into the running code, wherever possible. It doesn't work in every scenario, but it does work for many, and across platforms and tools! Get more productive by being able to change code and see the results immediately! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 August 2021 54m and 36s


A Little Vue with Shawn Wildermuth

A Little Vue with Shawn Wildermuth

How is Vue evolving? Carl and Richard talk to Shawn Wildermuth about the ongoing evolution of Vue, now at V3. Shawn talks about the culture of Vue and how the significant changes between versions two and three did NOT lead to a lot of breaking changes. There may have been some casual chatter between three old guys, but hey, there are worse things. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 August 2021 58m and 29s


Fighting Hackers using HoneyTokens with Dana Epp

Fighting Hackers using HoneyTokens with Dana Epp

Bring the fight to the hackers with some clever code! Carl and Richard talk to Dana Epp about honeytokens - adding code and elements to your applications that are there only to attract bad actors. Dana talks about how hackers attack applications, looking for vulnerabilities. Often those attempts take weeks or even months and are hard to detect in regular logs. By adding code that would only run if an attacker was trying to exploit, you can raise a red flag to your security team early and take action before the attackers are successful. Have a listen, then chat (preferably over pizza) with your security folks about how you can help! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 July 2021 1h, 6m and 27s


htmx with Carson Gross

htmx with Carson Gross

Why should form tags and submit events have all the fun? Carl and Richard talk to Carson Gross about htmx, a small Javascript library that extends HTML through attributes so that almost any element, on any event, can trigger a GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, or DELETE. Carson talks about building sophisticated web apps with HTML, rather than tons of JavaScript, and really getting into the original hypertext web metaphors - arguably the way Tim Berners Lee intended. With a simple learning curve, it doesn't take much effort to get started with htmx, just add a few attributes and start exploring what HTML really could be doing for your apps! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 July 2021 1h, 7m and 52s


The Mixed Reality Toolkit with Catherine Diaz

The Mixed Reality Toolkit with Catherine Diaz

What if you could build a mixed reality app once, and run it on all kinds of different VR and AR headsets? Carl and Richard talk to Catherina Diaz about the Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK) on GitHub, which offers up a cross-platform deployment of VR/AR applications. Catherine talks about how MRTK abstracts the visualizations and interactions across different devices, including implementations for Hololens, Oculus, Vive, the Windows VR headsets, and even mobile devices! The conversation also dives into how VR and AR evolving, mapping existing user interface metaphors into the 3D realm, and also ideas on what pure VR/AR interfaces could be like! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 July 2021 1h, 1m and 46s


Azure APIs with Jeff Richter

Azure APIs with Jeff Richter

How do you make APIs in Azure that work across a dozen languages? Carl and Richard talk to Jeffrey Richter about his role at Microsoft working on with a number of different groups that help keep Azure APIs consistent around key features like authentication, logging, and tracing. The conversation digs into managing and minimizing breaking changes in existing APIs, and keeping API implementations working well not just for C#, but also C, C++, Go, Java, JavaScript, Python, iOS, and Android! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 July 2021 58m and 7s


Node in the 2020s with Rob Richardson

Node in the 2020s with Rob Richardson

It's 2021 - how has NodeJS evolved? Carl and Richard talk to Rob Richardson about NodeJS and much more. Rob dives into the current evolutionary process of JavaScript with the ECMAScript standards and the impact of transpilers to allow developers to use the latest concepts of JavaScript while still remaining compatible with existing browsers. The conversation dives into the Node philosophy of minimal footprint and surface area and the great libraries that help you get going quickly. And then there's WebAssembly! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 June 2021 55m and 43s


CUPID with Dan North

CUPID with Dan North

Do the SOLID principles still make sense? Carl and Richard talk to Dan North about SOLID, starting with a five-minute PubConf talk that Dan did about how SOLID was wrong. Meant to be humorous (it was PubConf after all), the SOLID fans took exception, and actually led to Dan exploring how SOLID could be reinterpreted... as CUPID. With a lot of back story and laughs, Dan digs into his thinking around making sustainable, quality software with the acronym CUPID. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 June 2021 1h, 16m and 56s


Open Source in the Enterprise with Rocky Lhotka

Open Source in the Enterprise with Rocky Lhotka

Are you using open-source libraries in your enterprise applications or products? What are the consequences? Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka about his work with organizations coming to grips with the use of open-source code in their projects. What happens if the project goes away? What if there is malware added to the code intentionally or accidentally? What about plagiarism of code? Diligence around the origin of code is important, whether it is open-source or not - and should be part of your build process! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 June 2021 1h, 3m and 46s


Event Sourcing with Jeremy Miller

Event Sourcing with Jeremy Miller

What is event sourcing, and why should you care? Carl and Richard talk to Jeremy Miller about the latest version of Marten, the Document store for PostgreSQL - and how there is an increased focus in this version of event sourcing. Jeremy talks about the patterns of development around event sourcing, separating how data is written to a system from reading it. One of the side effects is some latency, but the advantage is scalability and reliability. It takes some time to get used to the patterns around event sourcing, but for the right project, it can make all the difference! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 June 2021 56m and 36s


Debugging Ransomware and Other Stories with Paula Januszkiewicz

Debugging Ransomware and Other Stories with Paula Januszkiewicz

Ransomware is serious - are you protected? Carl and Richard talk to Paula Januszkiewicz as part of the Techorama online event about her work fighting ransomware. Paula talks about how successful the bad guys have been these days - multi-million dollar ransoms are being paid. But sometimes, not all the data gets restored - you can't trust bad guys! There are a lot of approaches to resisting ransomware, and some great tools, but it does take time and effort. But if the alternative is being out of commission for days, costing huge amounts of money... isn't it worth it to get secure? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 May 2021 58m and 15s


Build 2021 Announcements with Scott Hunter

Build 2021 Announcements with Scott Hunter

What's being announced at Build? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the latest from the Virtual Build conference. With .NET 5 out last November, and .NET 6 coming next November, this is a time for interim features - including some huge performance improvements! Scott talks about being able to modify code while running to shorten your development cycle, and the latest version of Upgrade Assistant to help move your existing .NET applications to the latest version. Lots of great stuff! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 May 2021 57m and


Oracle for Startups with Jason Williamson

Oracle for Startups with Jason Williamson

Oracle for Startups? Carl and Richard talk to Jason Williamson about Oracle's programs to support startups using Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Jason talks about how startups can get credit on OCI, migrate workloads from other locations, and even interoperate with other clouds - for redundancy, special services, or even to save money. The conversation also dives into what Oracle brings to the table - access to investors in the Silicon Valley, even to existing Oracle customers! If you'd like to take Oracle for Startups for a spin, go to https://www.oracle.com/startup/ and use the promo code NETROCKS for $2,500 USD in free cloud credits! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 May 2021 48m and 59s


Visual Studio 2022 with Simon, Anthony and Andy

Visual Studio 2022 with Simon, Anthony and Andy

What's new in Visual Studio 2022? Carl and Richard talk to Simon Calvert, Anthony Cangialosi, and Andy Sterland about the upcoming version of Studio. First on the docket is 64-bit: While Studio has been able to build 64-bit applications for more than a decade, the devenv.exe itself has remained a 32-bit application. The team discusses why it makes sense to move to 64-bit and what that means for development going forward. But there's much more to Studio 2022, including improvement to debugging and diagnostics across platforms, being able to collaborate with developers in real-time using Live Share, and getting smarter about how you navigate and explore existing code. Cool new things are coming! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 May 2021 56m and 19s


When Investors Come Calling with Paul Stovell

When Investors Come Calling with Paul Stovell

What happens when your company brings on investors? Carl and Richard talk to Paul Stovell about the recent investment made by Insight Partners into Octopus Deploy. Paul talks about how a great investment group brings important skills and insights to a company - not just money. The conversation also digs into deciding when to take investment, what new opportunities open up, and how the investment can affect the culture of the company - preferably for the better! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 May 2021 52m and 42s


Smarter Testing using Verify with Simon Cropp

Smarter Testing using Verify with Simon Cropp

How do you do smarter testing? Carl and Richard talk to Simon Cropp about Verify, Simon's open source project to add snapshot testing capabilities to many of your favorite testing stacks. Simon talks about how snapshots can help you look at the output of code, rather than the code itself, to test its validity. And as code changes, the new snapshots reflect those changes - no need to rewrite the tests! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 April 2021 58m and 42s


Xamarin Forms to Maui with Gerald Versluis

Xamarin Forms to Maui with Gerald Versluis

Xamarin Forms 5 is being replaced by .NET Maui - what's a mobile dev to do? Carl and Richard talk to Gerald Versluis about what to expect from .NET Maui and what to expect when migrating your Xamarin Forms apps. There are going to be some changes, and you can expect support for Xamarin Forms to end sometime in 2022. Gerald talks about how the skill sets are similar, so the move isn't too hard - and it's still worthwhile to learn and build in Xamarin Forms today! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 April 2021 49m and 25s


TDD in 2021 with Ian Cooper

TDD in 2021 with Ian Cooper

How are you doing TDD today? Recorded online at NDC Manchester, Carl and Richard chat with Ian Cooper about his views on TDD, going back to his old talk on Where TDD Went Wrong. Ian talks about how folk struggled to understand TDD, focusing solely on writing tests, rather than understanding how people use their software. This leads to a conversation on how development approaches have evolved with the cloud and modern software - is it time for a new development methodology? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 April 2021 54m and 6s


OWASP Purpleteam with Kim Carter

OWASP Purpleteam with Kim Carter

How do you test the security of your applications? Carl and Richard chat with Kim Carter about purpleteam, an open-source library for testing web applications as part of your CI/CD pipeline. Kim talks about OWASP in general and yes, SQL injection (and injection in general) is still the number one security risk - but there are plenty more. Don't be an easy victim, start making security testing part of your build and deployment process! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 April 2021 50m and 16s


The Environmental Impact of AI and Machine Learning with Amber McKenzie

The Environmental Impact of AI and Machine Learning with Amber McKenzie

What is the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the environment? Carl and Richard talk to Amber McKenzie about her examination of resource consumption when creating machine learning models. As Amber explains, using ML models is not particularly resource-intensive, but creating them is - which leads to a discussion about using technologies like transfer learning to avoid making models unnecessarily. The conversation also digs into the broader thinking about resource consumption in computing - do you know how much power your apps use? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 March 2021 54m and 4s


Visual Studio Feedback with Mads Kristensen

Visual Studio Feedback with Mads Kristensen

How is Visual Studio working for you? Carl and Richard chat with Mads Kristensen about his new role on the Visual Studio feedback team - not that he's ever far from VS extensions! With a dash of home automation thrown in, Mads talks about how you can provide feedback to the Visual Studio team, and how that feedback is part of the continuous development plans for improving Visual Studio! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 March 2021 56m and 46s


MongoDB in the Cloud with James Kovacs and Rachelle Palmer

MongoDB in the Cloud with James Kovacs and Rachelle Palmer

Where would you like your Mongo? Carl and Richard chat with James Kovacs and Rachelle Palmer about the latest at MongoDB, the open-source document database. While MongoDB's origins are in open web projects, today it is very popular with the enterprise development crowd and so the libraries for Java and C# are excellent. The conversation also turns to MongoDB Atlas, which is the cloud offering that runs on AWS, Azure and GCP - so you can have MongoDB-as-a-Service in the cloud provider of your choice! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 March 2021 1h, 1m and 47s


.NET 6 with Daniel Roth

.NET 6 with Daniel Roth

What's next for .NET? Carl and Richard chat with Dan Roth about all the good things coming this November for .NET. The conversation starts out with some discussion around Blazor, which is no longer an experimental project, but now a key part of .NET. Dan talks about the role of MAUI bringing together UI elements for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and more. There's a lot to look forward to by the end of 2021! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 March 2021 58m and 16s


Elasticsearch for .NET with Steve Gordon

Elasticsearch for .NET with Steve Gordon

How can Elasticsearch help you? Carl and Richard talk to Steve Gordon, who recently moved to Elastic to work on the .NET clients. Steve talks about how Elasticsearch can act as a data store as well as work with existing databases and non-relational data to provide awesome search capabilities to your applications. And not just for search bars - there are many cases where having an ability to see across an organization's data can provide huge value. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 March 2021 56m and 57s


Migrating WCF and More to .NET 5 with Mark Rendle

Migrating WCF and More to .NET 5 with Mark Rendle

Do you have apps that need to move to .NET 5? Carl and Richard talk to Mark Rendle about his work on Visual Recode, which started out as a migration tool for WCF to gRPC, but has evolved to deal with the migration to .NET 5 challenges. Mark talks about how older WCF apps can often move to gRPC pretty easily, but moving the app has other problems, like out-of-date libraries, build practices, tests, and so on. There's also the possibility of migrating WebAPI and even WebForms apps - lots of possibilities! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 February 2021 1h, 13s


Building Teams Apps with Hilton Giesenow

Building Teams Apps with Hilton Giesenow

Teams is extensible - wanna write some code? Carl and Richard talk to Hilton Giesenow about his work building Teams extensions - and there are a lot of options! The conversation starts out focusing on what Teams can do for you, which is to be the portal into collaboration at work. Hilton talks about the huge array of extensibility options for Teams to put more of the work in the tabs of Teams - from bots to PowerApps, there are a lot of choices! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 February 2021 58m and 44s


A Very Serious Bot with Phil Haack

A Very Serious Bot with Phil Haack

Can a chatbot make your team development process better? Carl and Richard talk to Phil Haack about his work building Ab.bot, a chatbot designed to work in Slack and Discord to help with building software - call it ChatOps - doing your development workflow with everyone able to see, sending commands through the bot. Phil talks about building add-ins to Ab.bot using C#, Python, and Javascript. ChatOps your way to an efficient team building great software! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 February 2021 53m and 40s


Blazor Static Web Apps with Jeff Fritz

Blazor Static Web Apps with Jeff Fritz

What's a Blazor Static Web App, and why should you care? Carl and Richard talk to Jeff Fritz about how the new Azure Static Web App service can be combined with Blazor to do dynamic things on the client, without any client rendering on the server. The conversation ranges over a variety of web development technologies, including Web Forms, Angular, and more. Static doesn't mean boring! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 February 2021 56m and 43s


Entity Framework Core 5 with Julie Lerman

Entity Framework Core 5 with Julie Lerman

What's new in Entity Framework Core 5? Carl and Richard chat with Julie Lerman about the latest in EF Core, stories from the trenches of data development and more! Julie talks about there not being an EF Core 4 (to avoid confusion), but that there will be an EF Core 6 which should align pretty nicely with EF 6, which is now in maintenance. Yes, there's more to do to make the ORM better, and parity is close between the versions! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 January 2021 1h, 4m and 14s


Containers on Azure with Tom Kerkhove

Containers on Azure with Tom Kerkhove

How many ways can you run containers on Azure? Carl and Richard talk to Tom Kerkhove about his experiences working with Azure container solutions. The conversation starts out talking about Azure Functions, which under-the-hood are handled in containers - but you don't control those containers at all. You can run Web Apps in Containers or use the Azure Containers Instance. Azure Service Mesh also supports containers, and then there is the Azure Kubernetes Service. Tom helps sort these various options out - they each can help you in different ways! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 January 2021 49m and 46s


IdentityServer Update with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

IdentityServer Update with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

Time for an Identity Server update! Carl and Richard talk to Dominick Baier and Brock Allen about Identity Server. The conversation starts out focused on the evolution of security over the internet in the first place, including an update to OAuth - version 2.1. Then the conversation turns to IdentityServer itself, and how to sustain and grow development on it. Dom and Brock talk about building open-source software for the long term. The answer for them is Duende Software, a company they have created to support IdentityServer into the future - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 January 2021 56m and 42s


The State of Security in the Octoverse with Maya Kaczorowski

The State of Security in the Octoverse with Maya Kaczorowski

How secure is your software? Carl and Richard talk to Maya Kaczorowski of GitHub about The State of the Octoverse Security Report - one of three annual reports coming from GitHub about how software is being built. Maya talks about how software vulnerabilities are found and fixed, including the amazing statistic that vulnerabilities on average exist in code for four years before being detected! Also, the criticality of the vulnerability doesn't seem to increase the speed to fix - what does make a difference is automation. Automated build and deployment pipelines, including security analysis early in the process - those are the things that make our software safer! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 January 2021 50m and 54s


Geek Out 2020

Geek Out 2020

Happy New Year! To ring in the New Year, Carl and Richard talk Geek Out for a couple of hours! Topics include the Pandemic, Renewable Energy, the latest in Space and Electric Cars. Yeah, that's right, all the hits in one show! Richard talks about how our understanding of COVID-19 has evolved, and the impact of genetic technology and new vaccine concepts are advancing our response. On the power side, the growth in wind and solar, the state of fusion power, and a look at modular nuclear reactors. And then SPACE - it's been a good year for SpaceX, flying astronauts to the space station, launching lots of Starlink satellites, and the development of Starship. But also China on the Moon, Japan on an Asteroid, and Perseverance on the way to Mars! Finally, a dig into the state of electric cars - they're coming of age and here to stay. Yeah, it's a long one, but a great listen while you recover from New Years... here's to a great 2021! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 December 2020 2h, 12m and 32s


.NET 5 with Scott Hunter

.NET 5 with Scott Hunter

.NET 5 is shipped! What happens now? As part of the .BLD() Tech Talks XXL event in the Netherlands, Carl and Richard streamed interviewing Scott Hunter about .NET 5. The conversation turns to how the scope of .NET 5 focused in on how to help projects move from the standard framework onto .NET 5. Scott also dives into the ever-improving performance of .NET, the latest version of Blazor, and the adoption of WinForms in .NET 5 - and what's coming for .NET 6! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 December 2020 53m and 39s


Building a Flight Simulator in C# with Laura Laban

Building a Flight Simulator in C# with Laura Laban

What does it take to make a flight simulator in C#? On a smartphone? Carl and Richard talk to Laura Laban about her experiences building Infinite Flight - starting with the Windows Phone in 2011! The conversation follows the history of using C# in smartphones, from WinPhone 7 through to MonoTouch, MonoGame, and Xamarin! Laura discusses the challenges of tooling getting deprecated, platforms going away, and the vagaries of app stores! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 December 2020 54m and 24s


Building a TwitchBot in Blazor with Georgia Nelson

Building a TwitchBot in Blazor with Georgia Nelson

What can you use Blazor for? Carl and Richard talk to Georgia Nelson about GifBot, a Twitch bot Georgia has built using a variety of tools and languages (including Java) and today is C# and Blazor. Georgia talks about evolving the bot from version to version, looking for ways to make it easier for Twitch streamers to use. From WinForms to WPF to Blazor, the UI has taken a few turns, but Blazor works great in the role of user interface! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 December 2020 54m and 59s


NUKE 5.0 with Matthias Koch

NUKE 5.0 with Matthias Koch

With a new version of .NET out, it's time for a new version of Nuke! Carl and Richard talk to Matthias Koch about Nuke V5 - synchronizing the version number of Nuke with the version of .NET. Matthias talks about the philosophy of Nuke, focusing on creating builds using C# with package references and class inheritance. This leads to a conversation around build maintainability - making sure every developer on the team can contribute to the build, and that certain build classes can be used in multiple build projects! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 November 2020 49m and 10s


Hello World the Film with Shawn Wildermuth

Hello World the Film with Shawn Wildermuth

Ever pivoted halfway through a software project? It happens in filmmaking too! Carl and Richard talk to Shawn Wildermuth about his experience making Hello World the Film. Shawn talks about starting out wanting to make a love story about being a programmer - and how anyone could be one. Until he discovered that it wasn't true: That getting into software development does require a certain amount of privilege. The conversation then dives into how the film explores the problems in diversity in software and the things we can do to get better. Go see it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 November 2020 53m and 20s


The Microsoft Open Source Sandbox with Aaron Stannard

The Microsoft Open Source Sandbox with Aaron Stannard

Can you make open source projects in the Microsoft ecosystem and live to tell the tale? Carl and Richard talk to Aaron Stannard about his view of the Microsoft open-source ecosystem, including the challenges of building and maintaining Akka.NET. Aaron talks about Microsoft being good producers of open source but not good consumers of open source - they still have that not-invented-here viewpoint on things. The conversation turns to either making an open-source project that is popular but ultimately consumed by Microsoft, or profitable because it lives in the long tail that Microsoft won't explore. But could there be a better way? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 November 2020 1h, 6m and 49s


The ROI of Good UX Design with Billy Hollis

The ROI of Good UX Design with Billy Hollis

Good user interface design makes your company money! Carl and Richard talk to Billy Hollis about his latest work around understanding the return on investment that exists with user interface design. Billy talks about a spreadsheet he's been using in presentations to actually look at the cost associated with bad UI designs, that require more keystrokes, more searching, more time and more frustration. Great UX design leads to users that work faster, consume less resources for each task and a happier work environment. Good UX is worth it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 November 2020 56m and 28s


Cake 1.0 with Mattias Karlsson

Cake 1.0 with Mattias Karlsson

Cake is shipping! Carl and Richard talk to Mattias Karlsson about Cake, aka C# Make. First on the show in 2016, Cake has been through a lot - all the twists and turns of .NET Core, becoming a cross-platform product - it's not easy to be a good build system! But things are stable now and version 1 is released. Mattias talks about how Cake fits into your build pipeline, working with many other components as needed. The conversation also turns to extensibility and the awesome community that has grown around it - have a slice! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 November 2020 55m and 34s


The Business Case of AI and Data Science with Joel Hulen and Kyle Bunting

The Business Case of AI and Data Science with Joel Hulen and Kyle Bunting

Everyone wants AI - but where's the business value? Carl and Richard talk to Joel Hulen and Kyle Bunting about building machine learning models and what they can do for business. The conversation starts out with the typical AI-destroys-the-world debate, recognizing that these tools are just that, tools. Using them responsibly is important, but so is focusing on business value. What can this technology help with? Usually, the first goal is not the goal delivered! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 October 2020 1h, 3m and 28s


The .NET Foundation Evolves with Layla Porter

The .NET Foundation Evolves with Layla Porter

A new .NET Foundation board is elected - what does it mean for you? Carl and Richard talk to Layla Porter about her new role on the .NET Foundation board and the goals of the foundation to grow its membership, bring more open source projects into the fold, support the maintainers of those projects and to broaden the reach of .NET everywhere. Layla talks about finding new ways to connect with folks in the .NET community and the challenge of evolving a young foundation. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 October 2020 50m and 15s


Migrating .NET Applications to Azure with Mike Richter

Migrating .NET Applications to Azure with Mike Richter

The pandemic is sending a lot of work to the cloud - are you ready to move? Carl and Richard talk to Mike Richter about his work helping companies move .NET applications into the cloud. Mike starts out with the hard truth, that moving your virtual machines into the cloud can get expensive. Better to take advantage of the Azure platform, starting with AppService. There's a lot you can do with existing software, and even more if you're willing to recompile. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 October 2020 57m and 43s


GitHub Codespaces with Anthony van der Hoorn

GitHub Codespaces with Anthony van der Hoorn

Can a development environment be online? Carl and Richard talk to Anthony van der Hoorn about GitHub Codespaces - the consolidation of a number of online development solutions from Microsoft including Visual Studio Online. Anthony talks about unifying the online dev environment for Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code - recognizing that the two tools are very different! And there is the option to explore code directly in the browser as well. You have more choices than ever for writing code! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 October 2020 54m and 59s


When Your Experiment Gets Popular with Jamie Rees

When Your Experiment Gets Popular with Jamie Rees

What happens when an open-source experiment becomes software people care about? Carl and Richard talk to Jamie Rees about his experiences creating Ombi - an open-source project that helps people managing Plex servers to handle requests from friends and family for more content. Jamie talks about creating Ombi as an experiment with NancyFX that soon evolved into something lots of folks needed and wanted. The conversation dives into the challenges of managing a popular open-source project, both from a technical, personal, and professional perspective. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 September 2020 50m and 51s


Learning Dapr with Haishi Bai

Learning Dapr with Haishi Bai

Build better distributed apps with Dapr! Carl and Richard talk to Haishi Bai about his work on Dapr, the open-source framework for building microservices with an event-driven, portable runtime. Haishi talks about the challenges of building modern distributed apps, with elements running in the cloud, on PCs, mobile, and IoT devices. There's also a variety of languages, platforms, and patterns as well. Dapr sits in the middle, abstracting away specific services so that you can keep your app running where ever it needs to be. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 September 2020 50m and 10s


Machine Learning in 2020 with Zoiner Tejada

Machine Learning in 2020 with Zoiner Tejada

Machine Learning has been around for years, what does it look like today? Carl and Richard chat with Zoiner Tejada about how he approaches machine learning today, starting with a focus on data. The bulk of the work for using machine learning is focused on sources, quality and bias in data. Zoiner talks about using data lakes to organize data simply, and be able to filter it for processing quickly. Often, it makes sense to duplicate data for processing efficiency! The conversation then dives into the role of algorithms, training and testing, and what it means to be a data scientist. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 September 2020 1h, 14s


Starting with Xamarin with Theodora Tataru

Starting with Xamarin with Theodora Tataru

What do you do when COVID-19 cancels your internship? Write an app! Carl and Richard talk to Theodora Tataru about her experience creating an application using Xamarin to help with tracker her college grades. Theodora talks about learning the tools, the libraries, and the various techniques to making a Xamarin app - including asking for help! College Diary is just starting to arrive in the app stores - and Theodora is starting her career as a developer! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 September 2020 48m and 43s


The Microsoft 365 APIs with Glenn Block

The Microsoft 365 APIs with Glenn Block

What are the Microsoft 365 APIs and what can you do with them? Carl and Richard chat with Glenn Block about his new role at Microsoft, working with Graph. Glenn talks about how Graph actually serves are a part of a larger "intelligent substrate" that covers all of Microsoft 365 and more. In the end, the substrate is a set of APIs that are used by Microsoft product teams and third-party developers alike. More to come! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 September 2020 54m and 51s


F# Update with Philip Carter

F# Update with Philip Carter

F# turns five - not five years old (it's more than ten years old!) - but version five! Carl and Richard talk to Phillip Carter from the F# team about what's coming in F# 5. Phillip talks about the past few years of F# being focused on getting fully onboard with .NET Core - and now is the time to go further. The conversation dives into adding capabilities to interactive mode of F# including working easily in Jupyter Notebooks. More ability to manipulate data means more power for all of us, check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 August 2020 58m and 20s


Building Serverless .NET Apps on AWS with Robb Schiefer

Building Serverless .NET Apps on AWS with Robb Schiefer

Sure you can build .NET apps on Azure - but what about Amazon AWS? Carl and Richard talk to Robb Schiefer about his work building .NET Apps on AWS. Robb digs into the various reasons you might use AWS, while admitting that the two clouds are pretty comparable. But like Azure, AWS has good integration into Visual Studio, supports lots of versions of .NET and offers other cloud-based services that you need. AWS is an excellent option for .NET apps! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 August 2020 54m and 10s


Show 1700!!!

Show 1700!!!

It's Show 1700! For a bit of fun, Carl and Richard invited the six most frequent guests on .NET Rocks over the past eighteen years - Michele Bustamante, Rocky Lhotka, Billy Hollis, Kathleen Dollard, Tim Huckaby, and Phil Haack. The conversation digs into memorable moments on the show for each of the guests, plus lots of commentary about making shows, the state of the industry, and favorite funny (if maybe a bit off-color) story. From the first show in August of 2002 to now... thanks for being with us for eighteen years. We are grateful. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 August 2020 1h, 1m and 16s


Adding Identity to Your Applications with Christos Matskas and John Patrick Dandison

Adding Identity to Your Applications with Christos Matskas and John Patrick Dandison

What is the right way to secure your applications? Carl and Richard talk to Christos Matskas and John Patrick Dandison about the various security offerings made by Microsoft for application developers. Christos and JD talk about Azure Active Directory B2C and the upcoming Microsoft Identity Web libraries on GitHub. The conversation explores reasoning for rolling your own security - which is almost never the right solution. Let the existing tools make your life easier when it comes to recovering passwords, using multifactor authentication, and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 August 2020 56m and 24s


OpenSilver with Giovanni Albani

OpenSilver with Giovanni Albani

Got Silverlight apps? Carl and Richard talk to Giovanni Albani about the OpenSilver project - building an open-source version of Silverlight that runs without a plugin, using WebAssembly. Giovanni talks about companies he has communicate with that have Silverlight apps with hundreds of thousands of lines of code - not a simple thing to rewrite. The goal of OpenSilver is to let you migrate those applications. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 July 2020 59m and 31s


The Open Source Ecosystem, .NET Foundation, and Microsoft with Sebastien Lambla

The Open Source Ecosystem, .NET Foundation, and Microsoft with Sebastien Lambla

Grenades with love! Carl and Richard talk to Sebastien Lambla about the state of the .NET open source ecosystem today, the role that Microsoft plays in it, and what the .NET Foundation could do in the future! Seb talks about the challenges of making open source projects in the .NET ecosystem when Microsoft gets involved - and how tough it is to stay involved when a megacorporation goes a different way. Is it damaging the ecosystem? The conversation turns to the value of diversity and the potential to make the ecosystem better. A key factor is the .NET Foundation - and voting is open as of July 21! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 July 2020 57m and 32s


C# 9 with Mads Torgersen

C# 9 with Mads Torgersen

What's coming in C# 9? Carl and Richard talk to the Mads Torgersen, the leader of the C# team, about the rapidly approaching C# 9. Mads explains that with .NET 5 coming in the fall, he felt there should be a new version of C# as well - so in less than a year since C# 8, they're going to have another version! That being said, the feature set of C# 9 is not as aggressive as it was in C# 8, with a focus on making immutable coding easier. And the whole development process is being done in public, on GitHub. So if you want to check out the bits, go for it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 July 2020 57m and 42s


ASP.NET Core API Endpoints with Steve Smith

ASP.NET Core API Endpoints with Steve Smith

Ready to simplify and organize your MVC app? Carl and Richard talk to Steve Smith about his open-source project called ASP.NET Core API Endpoints. Steve digs into the problems around the controller part of MVC - as a project gets bigger, it gets harder to manage all of the elements associated with a controller. His Endpoints library cleans up this issue, to transform the MVC pattern into the Request-EndPoint-Response pattern, with simpler code and an easy project to manage. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 July 2020 51m and 2s


Testing using nDepend with Patrick Smacchia

Testing using nDepend with Patrick Smacchia

How do you do static testing in your applications? Carl and Richard talk to Patrick Smacchia of nDepend - one of the original testing products for .NET, stretching back to the very beginning! Patrick talks about how nDepend has grown over the years to provide a variety of tools for helping you to visualize the quality of your code, and to detect code smells - that is, aspects of code that may indicate a problem. The conversation dives into building out rules in projects to do static evaluation as code is created so you can catch problems early, to determine when its time to refactor older code! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 July 2020 56m and 32s


Elements Mercury with Marc Hoffman

Elements Mercury with Marc Hoffman

Are there alternative versions of VB.NET? Soon! Carl and Richard talk to Marc Hoffman of RemObjects Software about Elements, their cross-platform compiler for Oxygene (Object Pascal), C#, Java, Swift, Go and soon, VB.NET. Marc discusses the relationship between platforms and languages and the idea that, at least for this array of languages, they can all work together. The conversation dives into why you might want to take an existing Java app, compile it in Elements, and then build C# components for it. And then there's VB.NET - the Mercury Element. Coming soon to a cross-compiler near you! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 June 2020 53m and 18s


.NET Multi-Platform App UI with Scott Hunter

.NET Multi-Platform App UI with Scott Hunter

Ready to go to Maui? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the .NET Multi-Platform App UI or MAUI for short. Scott talks about how the next versions of .NET are focused on unifying the elements that go into .NET to make One .NET. And that includes the UI stacks - including Xamarin! The evolution of Xamarin into .NET means that all UI stacks will be treated equally. And that leads to the .NET Multi-Platform App UI, letting you make a single project that covers Windows, OS/X, iOS and Android. Coming soon to a .NET near you! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 June 2020 56m and 52s


The State of VB.NET with Kathleen Dollard

The State of VB.NET with Kathleen Dollard

Is VB.NET dead? Kathleen Dollard says No! Carl and Richard talk to Kathleen about a recent blog post from Microsoft about VB.NET not coming to .NET 5. Kathleen talks through the decision-making process that led to the blog post - not the death of VB.NET, but keeping VB.NET stable while C# is going through such significant changes. No, VB.NET is not going into maintenance, the same team is continuing to work on it - it's just going in a different direction from C#! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 June 2020 55m and 25s


Testing Blazor Apps with Egil Hansen

Testing Blazor Apps with Egil Hansen

How do you test your Blazor app? Carl and Richard talk to Egil Hansen about bUnit, an open-source testing framework designed to work with Blazor - both the server-side Razor components and the WebAssembly client. Egil talks about building bUnit to allow for robust testing, that is, tolerant to the normal changes that come to an application without breaking all the tests. The conversation also turns to growing the bUnit project with more contributors, a wider set of features, and perhaps being part of the .NET Foundation! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 June 2020 58m and 8s


Building Apps using Uno with Kenzie Whalen

Building Apps using Uno with Kenzie Whalen

What's your cross-platform development solution? Carl and Richard talk to Kenzie Whalen about the Uno Platform, where you write C# and XAML for Windows and are able to deploy via Xamarin to iOS and Android... and to browsers via WebAssembly also! The conversation digs into how UWP is evolving, and the approaches you can take to keep your codebase as common as possible between all the platforms. But there are always variations from platform-to-platform. Kenzie also talks about how some of the new hardware, like Surface Duo, will impact development - more cool stuff is coming! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 May 2020 50m and 37s


APIs in the 2020s Panel

APIs in the 2020s Panel

How are shared APIs evolving in the new decade? From the online version of NDC Porto, Carl and Richard chatted with panelists Shawn Wildermuth, Irina Scurtu, and Heather Downing about the right things to do around APIs. Are you just exposing your database to the internet through APIs? Or do you have specific use cases? What about REST vs GraphQL? How about versioning APIS - can you ever turn the old versions off? Lots of great thoughts about the modern API! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 May 2020 51m and 16s


Chocolatey with Rob Reynolds

Chocolatey with Rob Reynolds

Time for some chocolatey goodness! After seven years, Rob Reynolds is back chatting with Carl and Richard about the Windows application package manager that you want to use! Since the last show in 2013, Chocolatey has grown up, become a commercial product with a great open source free version. And there's a GUI - you can help your non-technical friends and family automate application installation and updates! But more typically, you use Chocolatey to build out your development environments in an automated way. Make paving your machines easy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 May 2020 52m and 8s


AFWerx Challenge with Heather Wilde

AFWerx Challenge with Heather Wilde

Ready for a challenge? Carl and Richard talk to Heather Wilde about her work with the Air Force on innovation projects called AFWerx. Heather talks about the different kinds of projects that the Air Force is interested in, and how anyone (who is an ally of the US) can submit projects. And if your project is successful, you can build some business around it, working with the Air Force! Check out the links in the show notes for more information. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 May 2020 49m and


There is a Silver Bullet with Mark Seemann

There is a Silver Bullet with Mark Seemann

Are there Silver Bullets in Development? Carl and Richard chat with Mark Seemann about the 1986 Fred Brooks essay No Silver Bullet. Mark argues that there are silver bullets - but do we notice them? The conversation dives into technology like the Internet (maybe you've heard of it?) changing the way we do software development: Providing rapid access to resources, answering your questions, and simplifying deployment. Mark also talks about automated testing to shorten cycle times, how modern distributed source control can help you work faster and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 April 2020 59m and 2s


Versioning in a Pandemic with Jon Skeet

Versioning in a Pandemic with Jon Skeet

Jon Skeet is the first show recorded since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared - so its pretty far ranging! Carl and Richard discuss Carl's recovery from the virus, and then chat with Jon about what life is like for him in this new world. The conversation also digs into the Better Know a Framework around VB.NET going into maintenance, challenges with nodatime and versioning and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 April 2020 1h, 1m and 40s


CSLA .NET Version 5.1.0 with Rocky Lhotka

CSLA .NET Version 5.1.0 with Rocky Lhotka

What's up with CSLA? Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka about his ubiquitous framework for managing business rules and user interfaces. Rocky talks about the latest version with support for Blazor, along with many other popular UI solutions including Web Forms, WPF even Silverlight. Rocky talks about the challenges of taking care of an open-source project for so many years, including some issues around NuGet. The conversation also dives into the power of Blazor and how CSLA makes it even easier to build great apps! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 April 2020 53m and 45s


Azure for Government with Vishwas Lele

Azure for Government with Vishwas Lele

Did you know there is a separate Azure for government? Carl and Richard talk to Vishwas Lele about his work with Azure Government, specifically the version for the US Government. Vishwas explains that there are a number of data centers around the world set up as sovereign data centers for the local government. They comply with various government-related security standards and have a restricted set of features. They cost more too! But if you want to do business with certain governments, working within these specialized versions of Azure can be very lucrative! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 April 2020 49m and 7s


jQuery is Obsolete with Chris Love

jQuery is Obsolete with Chris Love

Still using jQuery? Chris Love asks why! Carl and Richard chat with Chris Love about modern web development; and the fact that what jQuery does today is largely built into JavaScript. Chris talks about the state of JavaScript back in 2006 when jQuery first came along and how the move to HTML 5 and more mature versions of JavaScript have moved the bar far enough that you can let it go. So why is adoption still growing? Often jQuery and other libraries are included by reflex, not thought. Time to do some thinking! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 March 2020 1h, 2m and 12s


GitHub Actions with Enrico Campidoglio

GitHub Actions with Enrico Campidoglio

What are GitHub Actions, and why should you care? Carl and Richard talk to Enrico Campidoglio about how GitHub evolves under Microsoft and the addition of GitHub Actions to expand CI/CD capabilities directly in GitHub. Enrico talks about how typically build services of continuous integration with GitHub have to be set up elsewhere - but GitHub Actions solves that, and adds some new capabilities. The discussion turns to building Docker containers as part of GitHub Actions and the power that represents - use it wisely! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 March 2020 1h, 1m and 37s


Pair Programming in 2020 with Stacy Cashmore

Pair Programming in 2020 with Stacy Cashmore

What is pair programming like in 2020? While at SWETUGG in Stockholm, Carl and Richard chatted with Stacy Cashmore about her experiences using pair programming to build quality software - and a stronger team in the process! The conversation digs into the idea that the goal of programming is not typing, but rather thinking hard about understanding a problem and building an efficient way to solve it. The best way to do that is to talk it out with someone else! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 March 2020 41m and 37s


Ethics of AI in 2020 Panel from NDC London

Ethics of AI in 2020 Panel from NDC London

It's 2020, and AI technology is all around us. What are the consequences? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard hosted a panel discussion with Tess Ferrandez, Brandon Satrom and Evelina Gabasova about the state of AI today and the ethical considerations we have to think about, including bias in data, impact on work and decision making. As it was recorded in front of an audience, there are questions from the audience toward the end of the show! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 March 2020 58m and 28s


Angular and RxJS with Sandi Barr

Angular and RxJS with Sandi Barr

How and why would you mix Angular and Reactive Extensions? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard chatted with Sandi Barr about her work building reactive applications where the front-end is Angular. Sandi talks about how Angular has ReactiveJS built-in and why you want to use reactive in your applications where you have streams of data you need to look at, but not capture every bite of. Reactive is a cool pattern of development, you should add it to your repertoire! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 March 2020 46m and 8s


Implementing Multifactor Authentication with Christine Seeman

Implementing Multifactor Authentication with Christine Seeman

How do you implement multifactor authentication in your application? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard chatted with Christine Seeman about what it takes to add multifactor authentication support to your application. Christine talks about all of the great tools that exist today to make it easier to put authentication tools to work. But then the tricky part comes - how do you get your users to take advantage of them! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 February 2020 1h, 41s


Getting Started Using Vue with Gwendolyn Faraday

Getting Started Using Vue with Gwendolyn Faraday

How do you get started with vue JS? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talked to Gwendolyn Faraday about how she teaches people to develop with vue. Gwen breaks down what makes vue distinct as a development framework, and how you go about building, testing and deploying web apps. Want to build a native mobile app? Vue does that too! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 February 2020 43m and 43s


Combating Illegal Fishing using Machine Learning with Carmel Eve and Jess Panni

Combating Illegal Fishing using Machine Learning with Carmel Eve and Jess Panni

Technology doing good! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Carmel Eve and Jess Panni to talk about a project with OceanMind to use machine learning technology to track ships committing illegal acts. The conversation explores the nature of illegal fishing, but also how ships are used to smuggle drugs, human smuggling and slavery. OceanMind has worked on these problems for years, and the Endjin team has moved them onto Azure to increase their capabilities - an exciting story of AI! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 February 2020 51m and 56s


AI That Helps You Code with Danny Simmons and Gustavo Soares

AI That Helps You Code with Danny Simmons and Gustavo Soares

What if Visual Studio could help you write better code? Carl and Richard talk to Danny Simmons and Gustavo Soares about Program Synthesis Using Examples - aka, PROSE. PROSE uses machine learning to understand how you are changing your code and finds ways to help with those changes. Originally a part of Microsoft Research, PROSE has moved to the developer division at Microsoft and is part of the Intellicode extensions in Visual Studio. There are also examples and code on GitHub - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 February 2020 58m and 52s


Client-Side Development in 2020 with Brian Lagunas

Client-Side Development in 2020 with Brian Lagunas

It's 2020 - how do you build client-side applications? Carl and Richard talk to Brian Lagunas about his work in client-side development, largely around XAML (don't worry WinForms, we still love you!) - WPF, UWP and Xamarin.Forms. Brian leads the Prism open-source project that helps to build XAML-based applications, specifically WPF and Xamarin.Forms. The conversation digs into the problems around UWP and even a mention of Silverlight - and then the challenges of the other client-side platform, mobile! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 January 2020 1h, 28s


The Perfect Education for a Software Developer with Thomas Betts

The Perfect Education for a Software Developer with Thomas Betts

What does the perfect developer education look like? Carl and Richard talk to Thomas Betts about how he learned about software development, and how he has taught others. The conversation dives into the diversity of education, including the power of a liberal arts education to provide key skills like communication, teamwork and communication. Oh, and also, communication! This wide-ranging conversation also dives into the differences in generations of developers, adding new skills when you're an experienced developer, and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 January 2020 52m and 36s


Visual Studio Online with Nik Molnar

Visual Studio Online with Nik Molnar

What if your development environment was in the cloud? Carl and Richard talk to Nik Molnar about Visual Studio Online - literally a version of Visual Studio running on Azure. Nik talks about the time it takes to set up each development environment for each development project you have, and what you could do to make that less painful. The conversation also dives into the differences between personal configuration options and project options - you can have a dark theme if you want! And even more interestingly - you can do remote development on your own dev machine at work while traveling through VS Online. Lots of cool possibilities! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 January 2020 53m and 45s


XAML Tooling with Dmitry Lyalin

XAML Tooling with Dmitry Lyalin

How do you write XAML? Carl and Richard chat with Dmitry Lyalin about Microsoft's on-going efforts to make coding in XAML faster, easier and more reliable. Dmitry starts out talking about how there are different dialects of XAML, including WPF, UWP, Xamarin Forms and more - although there are concerted efforts to keep them more in sync. And that helps with tooling also! Dmitry dives into Blend, XAML Designer and the power of coding XAML directly with IntelliCode, hot-reload and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 January 2020 56m and 32s


Q# and Quantum Computing with Johnny Hooyberghs

Q# and Quantum Computing with Johnny Hooyberghs

Are we actually making progress on quantum computing? While at .NET Developer Days in Warsaw, Carl and Richard talked to Johnny Hooyberghs about quantum computing and Microsoft's Q# language. The discussion begins with some definitions around quantum computing including qubits, superposition, and entanglement. Google's announcement on quantum supremacy is debated, as is the idea that quantum computers could ever be general-purpose computing devices. Back in the 1950s, we didn't think computers would be homes, so who knows what comes next! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 January 2020 50m and 27s


Debugging Memory Leaks in .NET with Adam Furmanek

Debugging Memory Leaks in .NET with Adam Furmanek

Memory Leaks in .NET? How is that possible? While at .NET Developer Days in Warsaw, Carl and Richard talked to Adam Furmanek about modern memory leaks - the things we can do in .NET that cause more memory to be consumed over time. Adam talks through various aspects of .NET that have a risk of causing memory leaks, how to detect them and then the hard part - how to fix them. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 December 2019 53m and 37s


Going Live on Containers with Michele Leroux Bustamante

Going Live on Containers with Michele Leroux Bustamante

Containers sound like a good idea - but can you get your application live on them? Carl and Richard talk to Michele Bustamante about her on-going work migrating existing applications to microservices on containers, as well as greenfield development. Michele discusses the balance of complexity and flexibility that containers bring, and the challenges of getting an organization comfortable operating an entirely new architecture of applications. But the payoff is big - scalable, reliable and cost-effective software! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 December 2019 1h, 5m and 50s


Python for .NET Developers with Michael Kennedy

Python for .NET Developers with Michael Kennedy

Do you Python? Carl and Richard chat with Michael Kennedy about the current state of Python and how .NET developers can learn it! Michael talks about the many flavors of Python out there today and the tremendous number of libraries available. The focus of Python on machine learning, scientific computation and more makes it great for all sorts of applications outside of regular dev. But if you wanna make a web site - it kicks butt there too! Check out Michael's course on Python for .NET Developers if you want to get started! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 December 2019 56m and 20s


High Performance C# with Steve Gordon

High Performance C# with Steve Gordon

How do you improve the performance of your application? While at .NET Developer Days in Poland, Carl and Richard chatted with Steve Gordon about his work writing high-performance C#. The conversation digs into the larger picture of why and how you improve performance - don't guess, use method profiling, benchmarking and great measurements to know if you're fixing the right thing, the right way. That being said, there are a bunch of techniques available to improve performance - check out Steve's blog and the links in the show notes! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 December 2019 1h, 1m and 45s


Visual Studio 2019 Productivity with Kendra Havens

Visual Studio 2019 Productivity with Kendra Havens

How can you be more productive with Visual Studio? Carl and Richard talk to Kendra Havens about all the built-in productivity gadgets in Studio - plus the ones you can build yourself! Kendra talks about putting those red and green squiggles, lightbulbs and screwdrivers to work communicating with developers about standards of development within your organization using Roslyn Analyzers, as well as taking advantage of the huge number of productivity features including regex completion, type recognition and many more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 November 2019 1h, 46s


Configuring Your Cloud using .NET with Joe Duffy

Configuring Your Cloud using .NET with Joe Duffy

How do you configure your cloud? Carl and Richard talk to Joe Duffy about Pulumi, a tool that lets you use your favorite programming languages to provide Configuration-as-Code. Joe Duffy talks about the new addition to Pulumi - .NET Core languages including C#, F#, VB.NET... even COBOL.NET if you really want to! The conversation then turns to the process of creating better code for managing configuration, getting real testing, building our modules. Configuration-as-Code is code, give it the love it needs! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 November 2019 58m and 23s


Entity Framework Core 3 with Julie Lerman

Entity Framework Core 3 with Julie Lerman

What's up with Entity Framework? Carl and Richard talk to Julie Lerman about the latest updates to Entity Framework, both EF 6 and Entity Framework Core 3.0. The discussion dives into this transitory time in the world of .NET, where .NET framework and .NET Core live side-by-side, and looking to a future of a unified .NET 5. Julie talks about the new features in EF Core 3.0 and what's coming shortly in EF Core 3.1. There are more breaking changes than new features, but it should all be worth it, lining up for what comes in the next year. Exciting times! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 November 2019 59m and 28s


WinUI 3.0 with Ryan Demopoulos

WinUI 3.0 with Ryan Demopoulos

What's happening with Windows client-side development? Carl and Richard talk to Ryan Demopoulous about WinUI 3.0, the next version of the WinUI stack, which represents a major shift in how Windows applications are going to be built and supported in the future. Ryan starts the conversation focused on the current WinUI 2, which is open source, but largely focuses only on UWP. WinUI 3 expands the horizons to support .NET Core and more - the alpha bits shipped at Ignite, check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 November 2019 58m and 40s


Modernizing Angular Apps with Jennifer Wadella

Modernizing Angular Apps with Jennifer Wadella

What does it take to move away from AngularJS? Carl and Richard talk to Jennifer Wadella about so-called legacy Angular apps, that is, web apps built using Angular 1.x - known as AngularJS. The discussion calls back to the issues around AngularJS, that its flexibility led to a huge array of programming approaches, making it difficult to manage projects in the long term. The opinionated approach of Angular from version 2 dealt with that issue, at the price of making upgrading hard - but today the change shows its value in a huge ecosystem that makes modernizing worthwhile! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 October 2019 54m and 21s


Building Multi-Tenant Cloud Apps with Tom Kerkhove

Building Multi-Tenant Cloud Apps with Tom Kerkhove

Software-as-a-Service is getting more common, what does it take to make a good app in that world? Carl and Richard talk to Tom Kerkhove about building multi-tenant cloud apps today. While multi-tenant apps have been around for a long time, the cloud offers new ways to build, monitor and maintain them. The conversation starts out digging into the challenge of data - do you really want a database for each customer? Tom talks about the new data capabilities Azure offers and how that impacts your choices - along with monitoring, API controls and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 October 2019 51m and 34s


Client-Side Development in 2019 with Tim Corey

Client-Side Development in 2019 with Tim Corey

What does client-side development look like today? Carl and Richard talk to Tim Corey about WinForms, WPF and other ways to build applications that live on a client. The conversation digs into the fear that client-side developers have around WinForms going away - which does not appear to be happening with a new version appearing in .NET Core 3. But Tim does dive into how you can spend time organizing your application in a way that tolerates changes to UI... but what to change to? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 October 2019 47m and 4s


Migrating from Delphi to .NET - a Story by Elias Puurunen

Migrating from Delphi to .NET - a Story by Elias Puurunen

Ready for a tale of migration? Carl and Richard enjoy a tale by Elias Puurunen who tells the story of migrating a 90's era Delphi app to .NET. The application in question was an air quality simulation application with some serious math equations in it that was written in the 90's in Delphi. The original developer long gone, there is source code but no operating development environment for it. Elias describes the various tactics he used to get the application into .NET so that it could have a future - and new features! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 October 2019 57m and 53s


The ASP.NET Core Ecosystem with Jeremy Miller

The ASP.NET Core Ecosystem with Jeremy Miller

The ASP.NET Core Ecosystem is thriving! What does that mean for you? Carl and Richard talk to Jeremy Miller about how the latest versions of ASP.NET Core are building an ecosystem of third-party tools in the open-source world. Jeremy talks about looking at different approaches to building web apps with ASP.NET Core, the variety of backend libraries available, and takes a short trip down memory lane to talk about ALT.NET, an open-source movement he was a part of going back to 2007! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 October 2019 47m and 36s


.NET Core 3 Launch with Scott Hunter

.NET Core 3 Launch with Scott Hunter

.NET Core 3 has shipped - what did we get? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the announcements at .NET Conf around .NET Core 3 and the cool stuff still coming from the latest version of .NET. .NET Core 3 continues to expand on the ability to work across platforms, while also adding the new Windows SDK that contains a new version of WinForms and WPF. More compiling options, installation features, monitoring and more - it's a great time to be a .NET developer! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 September 2019 54m and 12s


Empathy vs Sympathy in Software with Lily Dart

Empathy vs Sympathy in Software with Lily Dart

How do you build software for a diversity of customers? Carl and Richard talk to Lily Dart about what it takes to really build diversity-sensitive software, and it starts with understanding the difference between sympathy and empathy. Lily talks about how folks fall into the trap of avoiding diversity using empathy training - but real empathy takes understanding, and that means living with diversity. There's no substitute for a diverse team, and even then, you'll still need to research into areas of diversity your team doesn't have. It's hard work, but worth it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 September 2019 53m and 41s


Moving from Web Forms to Blazor with Jeff Fritz

Moving from Web Forms to Blazor with Jeff Fritz

Blazor is coming on strong - should you migrate to it? Carl and Richard talk to Jeff Fritz about what's happening with Blazor and how server-side Blazor is going to ship with .NET Core 3. But what about moving existing web forms apps to Blazor? The developer ecosystem seems to be building controls for Blazor, so perhaps there are options there, but first, make sure your web forms apps are using the latest .NET bits - then you'll have a better grasp of what's possible and where to go! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 September 2019 52m and 28s


gRPC with Shawn Wildermuth

gRPC with Shawn Wildermuth

What is gRPC and why should you care? Carl and Richard talk to Shawn Wildermuth about the new hotness that is gRPC - or is it? Shawn talks about all the different approaches we've taken over the years to communicate over the wire, whether with SOAP, REST or all the other flavors in-between. What makes sense for your application? Shawn talks about how gRPC has a solid cross-platform solution for streaming connections and how that is probably the main reason you should consider gRPC at all - and if you aren't concerned about streaming, then there isn't much reason to move from where you are. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 September 2019 54m and 11s


Performance is a Feature with JD Trask

Performance is a Feature with JD Trask

In the age of the cloud, does performance matter? Carl and Richard talk to JD Trask of Raygun software about his work making applications run fast - and knowing how to do it! JD talks about the various ways that you can measure the performance of different types of applications, especially in this modern day where you can instrument in production and actually see what your customers are experiencing. The trick is to not look at averages - individual experiences matter, and figuring out where and what to tune takes time and good tooling. A great geeky conversation on performance! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 August 2019 55m and 39s


Building Applications using Server-Side Blazor with Shaun Walker

Building Applications using Server-Side Blazor with Shaun Walker

Server-Side Blazor is poised to ship at the end of September 2019 - are you ready? Carl and Richard talk to Shaun Walker, formerly of DotNetNuke fame, about server-side Blazor - starting with, how does server-side Blazor even make sense? Blazor has been a client-side technology using web assembly since Steve Sanderson showed off the prototype in 2017. But as the product matured, a server-side model from the Razor world emerged as a hugely powerful way to build forms-over-data web applications - and the component vendors have jumped on-board! Shaun talks about his new open-source project called Oqtane which promises to make building Blazor apps even easier! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 August 2019 52m and 43s


Integrating Accessibility with Elle Waters

Integrating Accessibility with Elle Waters

How do you integrate accessibility into your applications? Carl and Richard chat with Elle Waters about her on-going work helping educate developers and organizations to include accessibility features as part of their user experience design. Elle digs into how accessibility should become part of your workflow - it takes time to learn, but once understood, it doesn't cost much in terms of routine work. The same applies to client-side and mobile tech. In the end, accessibility *is* user experience - you gotta do it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 August 2019 58m and 50s


Rust and C# with Ashley Mannix

Rust and C# with Ashley Mannix

What is Rust and why would you use it with C#? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard chatted with Ashley Mannix about he and the team at Datalust build Seq, a structured log server, using Rust on the back end and C# on the front. Rust looks a lot like C++, but with a great type safety system and a smart compiler that can help catch memory leaks before they happen. Rust is a modern language with modern capabilities and well worth the look! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 August 2019 55m and 1s


Ethics and Bias in AI with Amber McKenzie

Ethics and Bias in AI with Amber McKenzie

Artificial Intelligence is happening - are we using it correctly? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Amber McKenzie about the challenges of building AI applications that are ethical and unbiased. Doc Am discusses how the AI term is over-used, and how often there are simpler technologies that can solve business problems. But where AI is applied, it comes with some ethical needs about how it is used, and an understanding that there is always bias in the data that trains AI . Tread carefully! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 August 2019 55m and 6s


Automated Text Summarization with Masa Nekic

Automated Text Summarization with Masa Nekic

Can software summarize documents? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Masa Nekic about automated text summarization. Masa walks through a few cases where text summarization is valuable, such as search optimization. There are a variety of strategies to automate text summarization, and there are plenty of 'it depends' cases, but it's a cool tech to explore! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 July 2019 55m and 26s


Migrating from WCF with Mark Rendle

Migrating from WCF with Mark Rendle

WCF isn't coming to .NET Core 3 - what to do? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard chatted with Mark Rendle about his new project called Recode. Mark talks about how Microsoft came to the decision that they could not migrate WCF to the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core and what that means going forward. Mark's solution is a tool called Recode that can convert WCF code to gRPC - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 July 2019 56m and 54s


Integrating UX in your Development Process with Debbie Levitt

Integrating UX in your Development Process with Debbie Levitt

How does UX work in your organization? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Debbie Levitt about how UX can help make software better and the development process less difficult. Debbie talks about UX being part of the initial requirements gathering process, talking to users and looking through how business processes actually work. UX can help you build the right thing! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 July 2019 59m and


HashiCorp Packer with Jamie Phillips

HashiCorp Packer with Jamie Phillips

What can HashiCorp's Packer do for you? Carl and Richard talk to Jamie Phillips about how Packer helps to make golden images of hypervisor machines - that would be Hyper-V, VMWare or any of the container solutions so that you can ship them out to whoever needs them. The images can be used as part of your pipeline to push cloud products into a store, or for developers to work from production-configured images, and so on. Packer is a powerful open source solution that can be part of your CI/CD pipeline! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 July 2019 49m and 58s


Authentication with Auth0 2019 with Vittorio Bertocci

Authentication with Auth0 2019 with Vittorio Bertocci

What's your authentication solution? Carl and Richard talk to Vittorio Bertocci, now an architect at Auth0, about building pure identity solutions that work for all platforms and languages. Vittorio digs into why you want an authentication solution that stands independent of any given cloud vendor, and what capabilities you need to get authentication right! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 June 2019 53m and 38s


Messaging Pitfalls with Jimmy Bogard

Messaging Pitfalls with Jimmy Bogard

How do you use messaging? Carl and Richard talk to Jimmy Bogard about his work developing messaging architecture for applications. Jimmy talks about the mistakes he's made along the way, starting with not using formal messaging systems - yes, you can use a text file or a database table as a queue, but should you? And when you do embrace messaging, there is an overhead of code and effort to work with queues properly. Is it worth it? The answer is always, it depends! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 June 2019 56m and 57s


Home Automation Geek Out with Mads Kristensen

Home Automation Geek Out with Mads Kristensen

It's 2019, how smart is your home? Time for a Geek Out! Carl and Richard chat with Mads Kristensen about how he's adding automation to his home - and in a way that is tolerable for his significant other and young children. Mads talks about his kids being small enough that they can't reach the light switch - so automation to turn lights on is hugely empowering for them! But how do you make your home automation not so annoying? That's a bit trickier, and a great conversation! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 June 2019 58m and 27s


Building Websites using Gatsby with Jason Lengstorf

Building Websites using Gatsby with Jason Lengstorf

Why should you build your website with Gatsby? Carl and Richard chat with Jason Lengstorf about the Javascript library built on top of ReactJS to automate the generation of static web pages from a variety of data sources with a focus on blogs and CMS sites. The conversation dives into this idea of higher layer abstractions making building multi-format web pages easier and highly performant by generating to static content. This lets you push your content closer to the customer on a CDN - the web development world continues to evolve. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 June 2019 52m and 45s


Migrating to Containers using Istio and Kubernetes with Rob Richardson

Migrating to Containers using Istio and Kubernetes with Rob Richardson

Ready to move your applications into containers? Carl and Richard chat with Rob Richardson about his work migrating existing applications running in virtual machines over to containers using Kubernetes as the orchestration engine and Istio as the traffic manager. Why add Istio to the mix? It makes it easier to have a mixture of containers, services running in VMs and more. The conversation digs into the expanding tribe of services that work in containers together to give you great options for analytics, security and more. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 May 2019 53m and 45s


Rockstar with Dylan Beattie

Rockstar with Dylan Beattie

Have you heard of Rockstar? Carl and Richard talk to Dylan Beattie about a joke that may have gone too far - or perhaps not far enough? Dylan talks about the origins of Rockstar, the idea that recruiters like to use the term rockstar to identify a certain class of developer that is far from realistic. But what if rockstar was a language? Then anyone who programmed in it would be a rockstar developer... right? What started as a gag specification is now a language - the code looks like 80s rock lyrics, but it compiles! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 May 2019 55m and 19s


Securing Microservices with Sam Newman

Securing Microservices with Sam Newman

How do you secure microservices? Carl and Richard chat with Sam Newman about the complexity that comes with containerization and microservices, and how that impacts your security plans. Often security has been based on a monolithic single-point-of-access model. But when applications are broken down into microservices, there are a whole bunch of new points of contact to be secured. The good news is, there is plenty of technology out there to help, including password vaults, mutual TLS and more - you just need to learn about it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 May 2019 50m and 34s


.NET Core 3 and Beyond with Scott Hunter

.NET Core 3 and Beyond with Scott Hunter

Build is over - what did we learn? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the various announcements at Build connection with .NET - including the delivery date of .NET Core 3 and what happens beyond! The conversation digs into switching to a routine delivery model for .NET, so that you can anticipate when you'll need to implement the new version of the framework. Scott also talks about new features coming in C# 8, including the fact that C# 8 is only for .NET Core 3 and above... things are changing, and it seems for the better! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 May 2019 50m and 43s


Identity Server Update with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

Identity Server Update with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

What's the latest for Identity Server? While at NDC in Porto, Carl and Richard chatted with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen about their latest work on Identity Server. The conversation goes through the various current generations of attacks on web pages, how Single Page Apps behave differently, and more! Great conversation about the current state of web-based security and how you can do more. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 May 2019 50m and 27s


Music Technology Geek Out with David Frangioni

Music Technology Geek Out with David Frangioni

Back in February, the fascinating David Frangioni made a trek up to Pwop Studios to geek out with Carl and Richard about music technology. Oh, the stories! What a gas. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 April 2019 55m and 6s


The Modern Developer with Dan North

The Modern Developer with Dan North

What does it take to be a modern developer? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked with Dan North about how being a developer has evolved. The conversation starts out discussing the transformation of Microsoft itself and how it has helped throw the definition of developer out the window - so what happens now? Dan digs into looking at developers as more than an array of technical skills, but also how they work in teams and in the organization. Great thinking! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 April 2019 58m and 41s


Visual Studio Templates with Layla Porter

Visual Studio Templates with Layla Porter

Templates can make your life better! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard chatted with Layla Porter about the power of Visual Studio Templates. Layla talks about trying to avoid repeating herself in code, and trying to document or remember best practices for the various projects she works on. The answer is templates - so that you can File-New a project with all that thinking already built in. And not just for new projects - you can template Visual Studio configurations as well! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 April 2019 46m and 5s


Still an Impostor with Rob Conery

Still an Impostor with Rob Conery

Impostor Syndrome is real and pervasive in the development industry - what can you do about it? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talk to Rob Conery about the second edition of The Impostor's Handbook. Rob talks about how most software developers don't actually have an education in computing science, but that doesn't mean you can't learn - he talks about key bits of education you can add to your repertoire to help resist feeling like an impostor - you can do it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 April 2019 56m and 14s


Azure Functions using Node with Simona Cotin

Azure Functions using Node with Simona Cotin

What can Azure Functions do for you? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked to Simona Cotin about Azure Functions. You can code Azure Functions in C#, Java, Python and JavaScript - but Simona prefers JavaScript. Use the language you're most comfortable with. Programming Azure Functions in JavaScript means using the NodeJS frameworks, building small chunks of code that do exactly what you want them to do without a lot of plumbing! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 March 2019 53m and 6s


Instrumenting Software Features with Christine Yen

Instrumenting Software Features with Christine Yen

How do you measure the success of a feature in your application? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked to Christine Yen about her experiences building instrumentation systems for applications both to diagnose problems and to understand how to make software better. The conversation digs into the scientific method of hypothesizing a potential feature, exploring different ways to build it and deciding on measurements of success - know when something works! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 March 2019 46m and 48s


Functional Web Programming using SAFE with Anthony Brown

Functional Web Programming using SAFE with Anthony Brown

Build your web site in F#! While in London at the NDC, Carl and Richard talked to Anthony Brown about the SAFE Stack - a complete set of tooling for building back-end and front-end parts of your website in F#! Anthony talks about the various pieces needed to work together, how debugging works, and his preferred tooling, including VSCode as the editor and some great plug-ins that make F# coding easy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 March 2019 46m and 38s


Building Security Into Your App with Victoria Almazova

Building Security Into Your App with Victoria Almazova

Are you adding security to your application at the end of a development cycle? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Victoria Almazova about how she encourages developers to include security planning as early as possible - it costs less and is more effective! The new tooling available today for security makes it easier to do the right thing, you just have to include it as part of the process. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 March 2019 51m and 34s


CSS Grid with Amy Kapernick

CSS Grid with Amy Kapernick

Have you heard of CSS Grid? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Amy Kapernick about one of the new features in CSS introduced in 2017 on all major browsers. CSS Grid is not tables - and tables aren't inherently evil, they can just be used badly. With Grid, you can define flexible layouts and formatting for a variety of elements. And there's nothing you're doing that can't be tweaked effectively by designers when the time comes - check 'em out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 February 2019 57m and 34s


Open Source Home Assistants with Sarah Withee

Open Source Home Assistants with Sarah Withee

Have you got a home assistant device? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Sarah Withee about her experience with Mycroft, the open source home assistant device. As an open source project you can run Mycroft on your PC, or even a Raspberry Pi. The conversation turns to the concerns about constantly listening speakers and how having an open source project that lets you see what its listening to make that whole experience less concerning. And there's custom hardware too! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 February 2019 40m and 43s


Blazor in 2019 with Steve Sanderson and Dan Roth

Blazor in 2019 with Steve Sanderson and Dan Roth

What's up with Blazor? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard chatted with Steve Sanderson and Daniel Roth about the latest efforts around running C# in the browser with Web Assembly. Since its first demo back in 2017 by Steve, Blazor has grown up a lot - part of ASP.NET Core but still nominally an experimental project, parts of Blazor are now appearing in the preview editions of .NET Core 3 as Razor Components. 2019 looks to be a big year for Blazor! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 February 2019 56m and 55s


Teaching Experienced Developers with Clare Sudbery

Teaching Experienced Developers with Clare Sudbery

How do developers learn? While at NDC, Carl and Richard talk to Clare Sudbery about her experiences helping developers learn. The conversation digs into various learning models, the challenges of coming up with standards for education in software and what we can do to get better. Clare talks about how organizations need to create a culture that allow their people to not know things so that there is room to learn - once that culture is in place, things get much simpler! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 February 2019 1h, 1m and


Migrating to .NET Standard with Rocky Lhotka

Migrating to .NET Standard with Rocky Lhotka

How do you migrate your .NET application to current standards? Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka about his approach to migrating existing .NET applications to .NET Standard. Rocky explains that many folks ask him about moving to .NET Core, but getting to .NET Standard is an easier move (but likely not easy) and offers more options in the long run, including .NET Core. The process starts with getting your .NET application upgraded to at least .NET 4.6.1, but it goes on from there - many organizations have a huge portfolio of older .NET applications - Rocky offers a plan to modernize! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 January 2019 1h, 23s


SEO for Developers with Chris Love

SEO for Developers with Chris Love

Should developers care about search engine optimization (SEO)? Chris Love says yes! Carl and Richard talk with Chris about how SEO impacts consumer-facing websites and what developers can do to include SEO in their development process. The good news is, many of the things we do routinely in web development help with SEO, including mobile-first development, using HTTPS and focusing on performance. But there's more to be done, and Chris digs into important bits - check out the tools in the show notes for more ideas on how to make your website more SEO friendly! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 January 2019 57m and 36s


UX Design for Developers with Billy Hollis

UX Design for Developers with Billy Hollis

User Experience Design is on the rise! Carl and Richard talk to Billy Hollis about his latest thoughts and efforts around getting developers to design UX as part of their development process. The conversation dives into the change of thinking it takes to really understand how users work with your software and the interfaces change as you think about what someone needs to see and when. Billy also brings up the advantage of great UX - happier users, more users and more profitability. Software is also cheaper to maintain and educate on as well! Whether its mobile, web or desktop, you need great UX! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 January 2019 1h, 54s


Test Automation with Arnon Axelrod

Test Automation with Arnon Axelrod

How do you get into test automation? Carl and Richard talk to Arnon Axelrod about his new book on Test Automation and the concept of the Test Automation Maturity Model - the steps you take along the way to getting testing to be a key part of making quality software. Arnon digs into building the right kinds of tests, what tools help you move in that direction, and where skills need to be grown to make better tests and automate them in a way that they are part of every build, whether you ship the software at that time or not. Test automation is not just for SaaS apps - everyone can benefit! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 January 2019 42m and 56s


Kubernetes in 2019 with Jessica Deen

Kubernetes in 2019 with Jessica Deen

It's 2019, do you know where your containers are? Carl and Richard talk to Jessica Deen about her work with containers and how Kubernetes has come to dominate the container space, especially in the Microsoft arena. Kubernetes is a container orchestration engine that runs on-premises and all the major cloud vendors - but it is so much more than that, with an ecosystem growing up around it providing an array of tools that can handle your CI/CD pipeline and a huge array of elements for deploying applications. Check out the extensive set of links in the show notes! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 January 2019 47m and 51s


Span of T in .NET Core 2.1 with Adam Sitnik

Span of T in .NET Core 2.1 with Adam Sitnik

How do you make .NET Core go even faster? System.Memory! While at the Update Conference in Prague, Carl and Richard sat down with .NET Core team member Adam Sitnik to talk about his work on Span of T and System.Memory. Adam talks about .NET Core 2.1 and C# 7.2 giving access to unmanaged heap and stack memory. Used right, you can get huge performance boosts and decreased memory footprints for certain classes of work - at the risk of a stack overflow! Great conversation about when and where you should take advantage of these new features! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 January 2019 43m and 29s


Becoming Cloud Native with Vishwas Lele

Becoming Cloud Native with Vishwas Lele

What does it mean to be cloud native? Carl and Richard talk to Vishwas Lele of Applied Information Sciences about his on-going evolution to be a cloud-native, and what means in 2019. Vishwas talks about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, an organization independent of the major cloud vendors that helps with identifying and managing tools that make cloud native applications work! Vishwas digs into a variety of tools, starting with Kubernetes and with many more tools coming! The cloud is only getting more amazing! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 January 2019 49m and 58s


Time Travel Debugging with Omer Raviv

Time Travel Debugging with Omer Raviv

How do you debug? Carl and Richard talk to Omer Raviv about OzCode Debugging, including its ability to do 'time travel' or 'reverse' debugging - rather than stepping through code forward line-by-line, you can go any direction you want with any rules that you need. Omer talks about the years of work in OzCode and the array of features including understanding what your LINQ queries are doing in detail, writing conditional breakpoints and more. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 January 2019 44m and 29s


The Azure Blockchain Development Kit with Marc Mercuri

The Azure Blockchain Development Kit with Marc Mercuri

Ready to add blockchain to your repertoire? Carl and Richard talk to Marc Mercuri about the Azure Blockchain Development Kit. Blockchain is full of hype, especially in relationship to cryptocurrency, but there are so many other possibilities. The idea of a distributed ledger of transactions has huge potential for reducing costs of transactions and allowing the sharing of information about those transactions up and down the chain. But how to make it work? That's where Microsoft comes in with some great tooling - have a listen! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 January 2019 54m and 9s


.NET Foundation Update with Jon Galloway and Beth Massi

.NET Foundation Update with Jon Galloway and Beth Massi

The .NET Foundation is changing! Carl and Richard talk to Jon Galloway and Beth Massi about the changes in the .NET Foundation and what it means to the average .NET developer. The first announcement is that the .NET Foundation is moving to an open membership model - if you have made a contribution to .NET in any way, be it code, documentation or other, you can apply for membership and expect to be accepted. Next up, the expansion of the .NET Foundation board to seven directors and open elections for those board seats - any .NET Foundation member can be a director! Nominations are happening in January 2019, so get on board today! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 January 2019 43m and 41s


Bot Framework Adventure Games with Edwin van Wijk and Sander Molenkamp

Bot Framework Adventure Games with Edwin van Wijk and Sander Molenkamp

What can you do with the Bot Framework? How about make old-school 8-bit adventure games? While at UpdateConf in Prague, Carl and Richard chatted with Edwin van Wijk and Sander Molenkamp about the GameATron4000 open source project that ties the Bot Framework together with Phaser.io graphics to make simple, funny adventure games. The conversation explores how the Bot Framework simplifies the whole command engine of the game, being able to deal with the variations in language to still get to the intent commands of the game. Add other Cognitive Services to take it even further! The project is open source and looking for contributors - bring your humor and learn what the Bot Framework can do! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 December 2018 46m and 17s


Merry Christmas, Rory Blyth

Merry Christmas, Rory Blyth

Merry Christmas! For your Christmas listening pleasure, Carl and Richard chat with former .NET Rocks co-host Rory Blyth. Rory chats a bit about what has happened to him lately, and how he's gotten more engaged with the community after a long break. Lots of conversation about the past and a little bit about some of the new things that he's playing with, Rory is always a fun and freewheeling conversation. NOTE - this show is PG-13 and there are a few bleeps, but nothing too awful. It's just like Christmas with that one uncle that everyone has! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 December 2018 1h, 10m and 8s


Node Development Panel from DevReach

Node Development Panel from DevReach

What's new in Node development? While at DevReach in Bulgaria, Richard moderated a panel of David Neal, Brandon Satrom and Tara Manicsic about their experiences with Node. There's a huge array of application types that make sense for Node, starting with IoT solutions, but also exploring the more traditional web applications. Node works great in the serverless role as well, it's low-ceremony approach works great with Azure Functions and AWS Lambdas. The continuing improvements to Javascript help also, and since you control the runtime environment, you get to use those language improvements in production! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 December 2018 55m and 32s


Top Azure Security Fails with Karl Ots

Top Azure Security Fails with Karl Ots

What can you do wrong with Azure security-wise? Lots! While at Update Conference in Prague, Carl and Richard talked to Karl Ots about all the things that can go wrong with security in Azure. Karl starts at the top with one of the main reasons you should consider Azure - physical security. Those data centers are safe! From there, the conversation dives into choices you make when setting up Azure that can cause trouble - what email addresses to use, what privileges each account requires, and so on. It makes perfect sense to give minimum privileges to users and applications, but do you do it? Have a listen! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 December 2018 1h, 54s


State of Mobile Development Panel from DevReach

State of Mobile Development Panel from DevReach

How do you build a mobile app in 2018? Or should you? Richard moderates a panel from DevReach in Bulgaria with Sam Basu, Jen Looper and Jo Franchetti about their experiences with different tools building mobile apps. The conversation ranges over Xamarin, Cordova, NativeScript and good ol' fashion mobile web. Is the Progressive Web App good enough now to skip going to the app store? Or do you want your PWA to appear in the app store? How awful are app stores? Great thoughts around testing, accessibility and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 December 2018 54m and 24s


IoT and Edge Computing with Jared Rhodes

IoT and Edge Computing with Jared Rhodes

What can edge computing do for you? While at the Update Conference in Prague, Carl and Richard chatted with Jared Rhodes about his work building Internet of Things solutions with a variety of hardware and software. Jared talks about building reliable IoT solutions that are simple of customers to interact with - or work without any interaction at all. There are a lot of different choices in the IoT space right now, and no one right way - it is worth experimenting! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 December 2018 51m and 47s


The Source Control of Windows with Ed Thomson and Jill Campbell

The Source Control of Windows with Ed Thomson and Jill Campbell

Windows represents the single largest Git source control library in the world at 300GB - but what does it take to work on it? Carl and Richard talk to Ed Thomson and Jill Campbell about how Azure DevOps (formerly known as VSTS) functions under the load of 33,000 people working on the Windows project with 11 million work items. There are many things in Azure DevOps that can cope with that scale, but some aspects don't make sense to add directly, like moving millions of work items. For that, the team has built extensions available in the Visual Studio marketplace - check them out, maybe they can help you! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 December 2018 52m and 19s


Dependency Injection with Steven van Deursen

Dependency Injection with Steven van Deursen

What's your dependency injection solution? Carl and Richard talk to Steven van Deursen about his work building SimpleInjector and why there seem to be so many different dependency solution options out there. Steven talks about how he came to build SimpleInjector and what makes different DI solutions valuable - including when the .NET Core team tried to build an abstraction over dependency injection that resulted in an anti-pattern! Dependency injection helps you code in a maintainable way, but the tooling you use affects everything. It takes time to make the right fit for you application. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 December 2018 52m and 38s


Morality of Software Development with Bill Buxton

Morality of Software Development with Bill Buxton

Is there a morality to software development? Carl and Richard talk to Microsoft Principal Researcher Bill Buxton about his thoughts on what software can do and what our responsibility as software creators is. Bill talks about Melvin Kranzberg's Laws of Technology, starting with the idea that technology is neither good nor evil, nor is it neutral. Ultimately software is a tool, and people decide how that tool is going to be used. We shape tools, but tools ultimately shape us as well. It's always wise to check in on what your shape is. Lots of great thinking! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 November 2018 1h, 3m and 4s


More Akka.NET with Aaron Stannard

More Akka.NET with Aaron Stannard

You need more actors in your life! Carl and Richard talk to Aaron Stannard about the latest around Akka.NET, an open source actor model framework that has been evolving and growing for a number of years. Aaron talks about how his company Petabridge is providing professional services around Akka.NET including some custom tooling like a CLI tool called CMD. The conversation also dives into utilizing actors outside of just the server - actors make sense in mobile devices and IoT to name two! It's a different way to think, but actors can help you work concurrently and asynchronously - and who doesn't want to do that? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 November 2018 57m and 12s


Superconductor Geek Out

Superconductor Geek Out

Carl and Richard talk about the latest science in superconductivity Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 November 2018 59m and 17s


Containers in Windows Server 2019 with Elton Stoneman

Containers in Windows Server 2019 with Elton Stoneman

Windows Server 2019 has shipped and Windows containers have improved! Carl and Richard talk to Elton Stoneman about the changes that have come with Server 2019 and the 1809 Update. Elton describes it as the second significant implementation of containers on Windows, although it has been steadily tested in the field over the past few years. For the most part, containers on Windows now have parity with the Linux containers - and the possibilities for migrating existing .NET applications to containers have expanded - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 November 2018 55m and 8s


Cross-Platform CI/CD Automation Using Nuke with Matthias Koch

Cross-Platform CI/CD Automation Using Nuke with Matthias Koch

Looking for some build automation options? Carl and Richard talk to Matthias Koch about his open source project called Nuke - as in Nu-Make. Matthias discusses building a domain-specific language in C# that focuses on building software using fluent syntax, but looking beyond those options for more ways to work with third-party software and not getting too tangled in the details. This leads to an entire add-on model for Nuke that lets you encapsulate functionality and complexity. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 November 2018 47m and 30s


Modern UX Thoughts with Heather Wilde

Modern UX Thoughts with Heather Wilde

How are user experiences evolving? Carl and Richard talk to Heather Wilde about her work with UX in a number of capacities, including helping to create the user experience of EverNote. The conversation dives into a number of poor UX designs, including frustrations around Windows 10 - but what's coming next? Heather talks about anticipatory design from the perspective of most people living with decision fatigue and being unwilling to make more decisions. So simplify your UI! Popular applications today need to be spartan and direct to help the user. The question is what the UX is attempting to do - help the user or help the business? Can it do both? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 November 2018 54m and 7s


Building for the Cloud using Pulumi with Luke Hoban

Building for the Cloud using Pulumi with Luke Hoban

How do you build out your cloud infrastructure? Carl and Richard talk to Luke Hoban about Pulumi, a start-up making open source software that helps you take Infrastructure-as-Code to the next level - not just simple scripts, but real programming languages. Luke talks about getting away from the cut-and-paste effects of Infrastructure-as-Code into building classes with enough sophistication that you're not creating technical debt each time you build a new cloud resource. With support for multiple clouds and multiple programming languages, this looks to be the next essential cloud development tool! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 November 2018 46m and 57s


Web Performance Tools in 2018 with Benjamin Howarth

Web Performance Tools in 2018 with Benjamin Howarth

Web performance is still important - what are you doing to keep your sites fast? Carl and Richard talk to Benjamin Howarth about his current approach to web site performance - with a focus on dealing with older smartphones and lower bandwidth. The conversation runs through a huge gamut of tools that help you understand what your customer experiences when accessing your website, and where to focus to make improvements. Not everyone has 4G connections and top-of-the-line phones - be kind to your users! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 November 2018 57m and 28s


Azure Durable Functions with Maxime Rouiller

Azure Durable Functions with Maxime Rouiller

Functions are ephemeral and stateless - right? What if they weren't? Carl and Richard talk to Maxime Rouiller about durable functions in Azure. Maxime dives into the patterns that durable functions provide, starting with the chaining pattern, where you can declare a series (or chain) of function calls that only start when the previous function completes. And then onto the fan-out pattern that allows for an orchestrator to launch any number of simultaneous functions and then collect their results in whatever order they complete. There's more choices and a ton of possibilities in durable functions! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 November 2018 48m and 22s


IoT and .NET with Bryan Costanich

IoT and .NET with Bryan Costanich

Is .NET ready for the Internet of Things? Carl and Richard talk to Bryan Costanich about the current state of IoT and how his startup Wilderness Labs is building next-generation hardware that runs .NET! Bryan talks about how microcontrollers have gotten much more powerful today, but the programming stacks are still back in the 80s. The expectations of customers today is cloud integration, auto-updating and mobile apps - which is expensive and time-consuming to write in C++! Enter Meadow, programmable with .NET Standard 2. Join the Kickstarter to get the first release of hardware! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 October 2018 53m and 15s


PostgreSQL on Azure with Craig Kerstiens

PostgreSQL on Azure with Craig Kerstiens

Ready for a different database? Carl and Richard talk to Craig Kerstiens about his work with PostgreSQL. The conversation starts out with a little bit of the history of PostgreSQL being one of the original open source projects - and how it has evolved over the years. Today there is great support for Postgres in .NET, and in Azure as well! Craig is the editor of the Postgres Weekly newsletter, so if you're keen to get engaged with the Postgres community, sign up today! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 October 2018 48m and 7s


AI and the Singularity with Agustinus Nalwan

AI and the Singularity with Agustinus Nalwan

Call it an impromptu Geek Out! While at NDC Sydney, Carl and Richard talked to Agustinus Nalwan about his work with artificial intelligence technology in his company. This leads to a larger conversation about the risks around AI and the idea that we may be approaching the Singularity - which according to Gus is where technology continues to teach itself. Richard chimes in on the debate around the Singularity from Ray Kurtzweil, exploring how humans could integrate with technology and what that would mean to society as whole. Lots of philosophy, and perhaps even pushing against the edges of spirituality, this isn't a technical show, but it sure is geeky! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 October 2018 54m and 31s


Coding Haskell and F# with  Daniel Chambers

Coding Haskell and F# with Daniel Chambers

Ready for some functional thinking? While at NDC in Sydney, Carl and Richard chatted with Daniel Chambers about his experiences in functional programming, starting with F# and moving to Haskell. Daniel talks about how F# serves as the gateway drug for functional programming, living within Visual Studio and still interoperating nicely with the object-oriented world. But sometimes you want pure functional, and Haskell can help you - communicating with it via web service models, you write purely functional, immutable code. The tooling is a bit different, but the benefits are significant! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 October 2018 56m and 10s


Securing your Dependencies with Nina Juliadotter

Securing your Dependencies with Nina Juliadotter

What does it take to make an application resilient to exploits? Caring about more than just the code you wrote! While at NDC in Sydney, Carl and Richard talked to Nina Juliadotter about securing all the code in your application - including the open source libraries that your application takes dependencies on. Nina talks about building tests into your CI/CD pipeline to evaluate all the libraries in your project to figure out what is in your application and what the current versions are. Do you keep all your libraries up to date? They're the most likely versions to be secure! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 October 2018 46m and 56s


Embedding Power BI with Peter Myers

Embedding Power BI with Peter Myers

What can PowerBI do for you? While at NDC in Sydney, Carl and Richard talked to Peter Myers about Microsoft's modern data analytics tool. The conversation starts out exploring the history of data analytics at Microsoft and how it has landed at PowerBI. Peter talks about how PowerBI is both a Software-as-a-Service tool and Platform-as-a-Service component. You can embed PowerBI in your applications to do dashboards and dynamic reporting. It consumes virtually any data source and has great programmatic extensibility - add it to your application! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 October 2018 53m and 41s


Coding in Q# with John Azariah

Coding in Q# with John Azariah

Start programming quantum today! While at NDC in Sydney, Carl and Richard talked with John Azariah about Q# and the Quantum Development Kit that he has helped create. The conversation starts out with a refresher on quantum computing in general, including exploring a number of the myths and fallacies - John brings up the really important problems that quantum can tackle, including (no kidding!) world hunger and climate change. John dives into what Q# is all about, being able to abstract away from the quantum hardware and various emulators so that you can explore quantum functions. You may not have the hardware today, but some day you will! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 October 2018 1h, 36s


Reading Other People's Code with Patricia Aas

Reading Other People's Code with Patricia Aas

How do you read other people's code? While at NDC Sydney, Carl and Richard talked to Patricia Aas about the fine art of studying code you haven't written - and even more challenging, understanding it! Code doesn't read like a novel, there really is no beginning or end, it's always an exploration. The conversation also turns to being respectful of existing code, recognizing that it is as good as it could be at the time and that there are always ways to make it better. And when you're writing code, the challenge is to write it so that it can be read and understood by others! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 October 2018 55m and 17s


Making Bots with Adam Stephensen

Making Bots with Adam Stephensen

You need a bot for that! While at NDC in Sydney, Carl and Richard talked to Adam Stephensen about his experiences building bots. The bot craze has died down a bit these days, but that means that more serious work is being done. Adam talks about what it takes to build a good bot, looking beyond the FaqBot and into more context-sensitive and service-oriented bots. In the end, a bot is just another front-end over your well-organized services layer that can handle web and mobile front-end services as well. But what does it do that is unique? How does it help people? Are bots just a fad, or are they here to stay? Adam has thoughts! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 October 2018 46m and 26s


Neural Net from Scratch using LINQPad with Joe Albahari

Neural Net from Scratch using LINQPad with Joe Albahari

Can you build a neural net from scratch? While at NDC in Sydney, Carl and Richard talked to Joe Albahari about using LINQPad to create neural nets from scratch. LINQPad is an interactive development environment for .NET - originally focused on helping you build LINQ expressions. But as Joe explains, it can be used for all sorts of interactive coding experiences - including learning to build neural networks. Joe talks through the fundamentals of neural nets and what it's like to build neural nets yourself. Even if you move on to more advanced machine learning tooling, learning the fundamentals are useful! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 September 2018 47m and 32s


SignalR with Anthony Chu

SignalR with Anthony Chu

SignalR is updated! Carl and Richard talk to Microsoft Cloud Developer Advocate Anthony Chu about the latest updates to SignalR - including a version of SignalR for .NET Core! Anthony talks about how SignalR has evolved since the first versions in 2011, today there is still the Standard Framework edition as well as the new .NET Core edition. And then there's also the Azure backend! You can run the back end in Azure with a free tier, and there's a paid tier as the scale gets larger. Anthony also dives into how Azure Functions can play a role. Socketed connections live on! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 September 2018 49m and 25s


Testing the SPA with Dan Wahlin

Testing the SPA with Dan Wahlin

How do you test a single page application? Carl and Richard talk to Dan Wahlin about cypress.io, Dan's favorite new open source library for testing anything in the browser, including SPAs like Angular, React and Vue. The conversation dives into the various challenges around testing for web apps, trying to get beyond unit testing and into more functional testing that will let you know if you broke the UI. Dan talks about taking over existing projects that have chunks of code that everyone fears - and how testing helps mitigate that fear. As usual with Dan, he also compares and contrasts various web stacks - lots of great links in the show notes too! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 September 2018 1h, 2m and 15s


Azure DevOps with Donovan Brown

Azure DevOps with Donovan Brown

Time to rub a little DevOps on it! Carl and Richard talk to Donovan Brown about the state of DevOps at Microsoft - including some important changes! The conversation starts out talking about the latest tooling making it easier than ever to get a great automated pipeline of continuous delivery. But that's not enough, there's a cultural shift that has to happen also. Donovan talks about how IT folks can resist the changes that come with rapid deployment, and Richard argues back about how IT roles struggle - the solution is to create common goals around value to the customer. Meantime, there's big news at Microsoft - Visual Studio Team Services is becoming Azure DevOps, and opening the door to a more diverse way to rub more DevOps on everything you do! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 September 2018 1h, 4m and 5s


Node and IoT with Suz Hinton

Node and IoT with Suz Hinton

The Internet of Things keeps evolving! Carl and Richard talk to Suz Hinton about her on-going work in the IoT space, including joining Microsoft! It's been five years since Suz created the MeowShoes, and the combination of Moore's Law and the Cloud has made IoT more powerful and less expensive at the same time. Suz talks about coding in JavaScript via NodeJS to deploy code to all sorts of devices, along the way mentioning that operating systems just don't matter much, these days you can program what you want with whatever you want. Security continues to be a key issue, but things are looking up with smart ecosystems like Azure Sphere on the way. More IoT FTW! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 September 2018 54m and 12s


The Intelligent Edge with Kevin Scott

The Intelligent Edge with Kevin Scott

What's an Intelligent Edge? Carl and Richard talk to Microsoft EVP and CTO Kevin Scott about his work in software with Google, LinkedIn and Microsoft - and what he focuses on today. Kevin talks about the resurgence of interest in .NET and C#, and the expansion of .NET across all sorts of development areas including Internet of Things. This leads to a conversation around Intelligent Edge, recognizing that there is enough compute power in even the smallest of devices that they can do analysis of data, not just haul it up to the cloud. AI and ML tech is key here - and there's lots to explore! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 September 2018 50m and 52s


Code Security with Gabriel Torok

Code Security with Gabriel Torok

How do you protect the source code you ship in your applications? Carl and Richard talk to Gabriel Torok, who has led PreEmptive Software for years and has provided code obsfuscation for .NET since the very beginning - for free! Today it's not enough to conceal your code, as Gabe says, it's about tamper-proofing. Not just to keep your code from being stolen, but to stop hackers from stealing data and exploiting your applications. With GDPR and other regulations, your responsibilities to protect your applications are growing - so check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 September 2018 51m and 47s


The Redux Dance Craze with Ward Bell

The Redux Dance Craze with Ward Bell

The Redux Dance Craze is on! Carl and Richard talk to Ward Bell about how Redux has becoming a key player in state management for UX stacks in modern Single Page Application development. Although Redux was originally a library to support the React component model, today there are implementations of Redux for almost any Javascript UI solution - including Angular! Ward talks about how Redux and reactive architecture makes a cleaner, tidier and more maintainable UI solution. And lots of great side conversations about various aspects of web development along the way! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 September 2018 54m and 36s


Windows Compatibility Pack with Immo Landwerth

Windows Compatibility Pack with Immo Landwerth

Migrating .NET applications to .NET Core? The Windows Compatibility Pack can help! Carl and Richard talk to Immo Landwerth about the Windows Compatibility Pack, which is a NuGet package of NuGet packages to fill in over 20,000 APIs that aren't part of .NET Core. The goal, as Immo explains, is to make it easier for developers to deal with migration, by having more parts of the framework included. But you likely don't need them all, so breaking them down into separate packages makes them easy to remove also! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 August 2018 48m and 16s


Coding on Twitch with Jeff Fritz

Coding on Twitch with Jeff Fritz

What the heck is Twitch, and why would you want to code on it? Carl and Richard talk to Jeff Fritz about his experiences building a TwitchTV livestream for coding with .NET. What started as an experiment has grown to thousands of viewers and streams that happen several times a week. Jeff talks about the power of reaching new audiences and how the digressions during streams turn into the most important bits. Is live stream coding a good way to learn? How does it compare to other techniques? And just for fun - we recorded this show on his Twitch channel! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 August 2018 53m and 6s


The Nine Knights of Azure with Adam Cogan

The Nine Knights of Azure with Adam Cogan

How should developers get started with Azure? Carl and Richard talk to Adam Cogan about his nine knights of Azure - in order, a set of services in Azure that developers should start with. Right off the bat, Adam suggests staying clear of the fancy cloud techs like containers and serverless. Start simple with Azure Web Apps, then start working on continuous integration and deployment. There are a ton of moving parts in Azure, and Adam has a great plan for getting your application and your skills gradually up to speed so that you can take them all on! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 August 2018 1h, 4m and 28s


Xamarin Essentials with James Montemagno

Xamarin Essentials with James Montemagno

Xamarin keeps evolving - are you using the latest? Carl and Richard talk to James Montemagno about his on-going work making life easier for Xamarin developers. The conversation starts out referencing a comment from a listener about the code-compile-deploy time and what it takes to get going faster. James discusses the work Xamarin has done working with the different emulators out there to make things go faster and work in more configurations. And then it's on to Xamarin Essentials - combining all your favorite Xamarin plugins into one easy-to-install-and-manage package! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 August 2018 57m and 33s


AI for Earth with Jennifer Marsman

AI for Earth with Jennifer Marsman

Can Artificial Intelligence help protect the Earth? Jennifer Marsman says yes! Carl and Richard talk to Jennifer about her new role working with Microsoft Research on implementing machine learning systems to support agriculture, environmental protection, biodiversity and more. Some of the projects originate within Microsoft, but there are a number of external projects supported by the team with Azure credits and funding. AI for good! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 August 2018 56m and 45s


Building Hololens Apps using Unity with Jimmy Engstrom

Building Hololens Apps using Unity with Jimmy Engstrom

How are applications being built for Hololens? While on the Modern Web Tour in Munich, Richard chatted with Jimmy Engstrom about his work building software for Hololens. The conversation starts out with the frustration over the lack of new hardware on the Hololens front - but with hope for something new soon! Jimmy runs down a variety of different programming methods for Hololens, the most popular of which is Unity - and not just for writing games! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 August 2018 47m and 56s


MVVM Light with Laurent Bugnion

MVVM Light with Laurent Bugnion

Back at the beginning of WPF, before Silverlight, there was MVVM Light. While on the Modern Web Tour in Zurich, Richard sat down with Laurent Bugnion to talk about his work creating the open source toolkit that helped developers build cross-platform applications using the Model View View-Model pattern. Laurent's story crosses much of the story of XAML itself, from WPF to Silverlight to Windows Phone and Xamarin Forms! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 August 2018 59m and 47s


Learning UX with Jessica Engstrom

Learning UX with Jessica Engstrom

Ready to add UX to your skills? While in Berlin at the Telerik Modern Web Tour, Richard interviews Jessica Engstrom on how developers can add UX skills to their repertoire. Sure, it would be nice to have a dedicated UX person, but that's not always an option. So what do you need to know to get started? Jessica talks about the Tenets and Traps card deck that lists a variety of key tenets and the traps that you can fall into when it comes to making great UX experiences. Lots of great thinking! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 August 2018 53m and 55s


Progressive Web Apps for Mobile Development with Matt Netkow

Progressive Web Apps for Mobile Development with Matt Netkow

So many ways to build mobile apps - what works best for you? Carl and Richard talk to Matt Netkow about the past, present and future of PhoneGap and how the Progressive Web App is playing in the mobile dev world. Matt talks about the many JavaScript-based solutions for mobile cross-platform development including PhoneGap, Cordova, NativeScript and Ionic. But with Progressive Web Apps being supported by browsers on mobile devices, could you just be writing native Javascript for your web app? Lots of good discussion! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 August 2018 56m and 23s


C++ in 2018 with Kate Gregory

C++ in 2018 with Kate Gregory

It's 2018, do you know where your C++ is? Carl and Richard talk to Kate Gregory about the resurgence she sees in C++ - but why? Kate talks about a number of factors, including the fact that C++ itself has evolved, the latest standard is from 2017 and there are plans for a 2020 edition! Anywhere that performance and resources are at a premium, C++ is there - you see it in embedded systems, all kinds of drivers and production code that cares how fast things go. There are lots of new developers on lots of new projects in the C++ world, check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 July 2018 59m and 8s


GraphQL with Cory House

GraphQL with Cory House

GraphQL continues to evolve - should it be in your toolbox? Carl and Richard talk to Cory House about how he's been working with GraphQL. Cory talks about how he appreciates the lack of ceremony around GraphQL and it's strengths in dealing with a diversity of clients and bandwidth availability. Comparisons with oData are inevitable, and the jury is kind of out on it - both technologies are viable. GraphQL has a great ecosystem growing up around it, and is well worth a look if you need web-callable APIs! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 July 2018 57m and 36s


It's a Container World with Ben Hall

It's a Container World with Ben Hall

Containerize all the things! Carl and Richard talk to Ben Hall about his on-going work with software in containers. Ben talks about Docker being pretty much synonymous with containers now, but when it comes to orchestration, there are a few more choices. Kubernetes seems to be the popular choice in the public cloud space, but Docker Swarm, Apache Mesos and Red Hat OpenShift all can play a role as well. Ben also digs into the role of serverless in a container world, and how these cloud-native architectures make you think about software differently! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 July 2018 55m and 39s


Supervolcano Geek Out

Supervolcano Geek Out

We've all heard of volcanoes - but what's a supervolcano? Time for a Geek Out! Richard starts out with a discussion on the core concepts behind our understanding of volcanoes and vulcanism - and how before modern times, there have been occasional massive volcanic eruptions so large they are classed as super-eruptions. The best-known supervolcano today is the Yellowstone Caldera, and depending who you ask, it's due for an eruption. What would a super-eruption look like, and what can we do about it? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 July 2018 49m and 23s


Node on Azure with John Papa

Node on Azure with John Papa

Azure loves Node! Carl and Richard talk to John Papa about running JavaScript on the server side, in the cloud and otherwise. John talks about the tooling around doing web development in Azure, including the Azure CLI and more. The conversation also digs into the client side of development with VS Code and the huge array of extensions available that allow you to personalize and automate your development experience - the right tooling makes all the difference! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 July 2018 59m and 25s


Leading C# with Mads Torgersen

Leading C# with Mads Torgersen

Time for a chat with the leader of C#! Carl and Richard talk to Mads Torgersen about where C# has been and where it's going. Mads discusses some of the ideas being explored for what will become C# 8, including the on-going experiments with nullable reference types. The conversation dives into how language features are developed, the challenge of dealing with a huge diversity of developers in C# of varying skill levels and community engagement. Mads loves his role, and C# is better for it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 July 2018 56m and 11s


Software Extensibility using Serverless Tech with Glenn Block

Software Extensibility using Serverless Tech with Glenn Block

Serverless technology can extend your applications! Carl and Richard talk to Glenn Block about his work at Auth0 and building out WebHooks. Glenn talks about taking WebHooks to the next level with Extend, providing a SaaS offering for extensibility into other SaaS applications. This leads to a conversation about the architecture of extensibility in the cloud - rather than building a ton of features, let your customers extend your software the way they want! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 July 2018 55m and 44s


Writing Visual Studio Extensions with Mads Kristensen

Writing Visual Studio Extensions with Mads Kristensen

Want to extend Visual Studio? Carl and Richard talk to Mads Kristensen about what its like to build Visual Studio extensions - and how he's now responsible for helping others build extensions too! Mads is the person behind Web Essentials, which used to be a big stand-alone download. Today it's a bunch of Visual Studio extensions. Today Mads is a program manager for Visual Studio extensions, and wants to help YOU be successful at building them too! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 July 2018 1h, 4m and 25s


.NET Core in Action with Dustin Metzgar

.NET Core in Action with Dustin Metzgar

.NET Core in Action! Carl and Richard talk to Dustin Metzgar about his new Manning book, .NET Core in Action. Dustin talks about the challenge of writing faster than the .NET team can ship code - how do you get a book done? The conversation also digs into effective strategies for working with .NET Core, the kind of tooling you care about, approaches to debugging, internationalization and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 July 2018 51m and 47s


Developer Security in Azure with Daniel Piessens

Developer Security in Azure with Daniel Piessens

How can Azure help your applications be secure? Carl and Richard talk to Daniel Piessens about his experiences using various features of Azure to secure applications. The conversation starts out with application secrets stored in Azure Key Vault - not just for SSL certificates, any information that your application needs should be in there. To access it, you'll want Azure Active Directory, and that leads to a discussion on multi-factor authentication and increasing sophistication of identity - all features that come automatically from Azure. Whether your application is in the cloud or on-premises, you can make it more secure with these tools! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 June 2018 56m and 34s


ML.NET with John Alexander

ML.NET with John Alexander

Put machine learning into your .NET app! Carl and Richard talk to John Alexander about ML.NET - a set of libraries that Microsoft has been using internally for years, now available for you as a NuGet package that you can add to your application pretty painlessly. The conversation dives into what sorts of machine learning tasks make sense for ML.NET and your application, and there are a ton. From sentiment analysis to pricing prediction, machine learning has a ton of possibilities. ML.NET provides a .NET friendly layer over top of a number of machine learning technologies! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 June 2018 49m and 56s


Handling Faults using Polly with Dylan Reisenberger

Handling Faults using Polly with Dylan Reisenberger

How do you handle faults in your application? Carl and Richard talk to Dylan Reisenberger about Polly, the open source library (now part of the .NET Foundation) that helps organize fault recovery into a set of policies. Dylan talks about creating good fault solutions, not especially hard code, but it can get messy at times - creating policies makes your code more readable as well as easy to maintain when your approach to faults needs to change. And now Polly is a recommended tool for working with .NET Core 2.1! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 June 2018 1h, 1m and 39s


The Evolution of the .NET Framework with Kathleen Dollard

The Evolution of the .NET Framework with Kathleen Dollard

The .NET Framework continues to evolve! Carl and Richard talk to Kathleen Dollard about her work at Microsoft - helping to provide tooling and new features for maintaining existing applications and creating new ones. Kathleen is also responsible for Visual Basic .NET, and talks about how it's being maintained based on the needs of VB.NET developers - stability is a focus! The upcoming Core 3 offers some interesting opportunities for existing applications to get new features, and Kathleen talks about how the team will integrate the new features. The framework continues to evolve! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 June 2018 1h, 44s


Antifragility in Software Architecture with Barry O'Reilly

Antifragility in Software Architecture with Barry O'Reilly

Everything fails eventually - how do you recover? Carl and Richard talk to Barry O'Reilly about building anti-fragile systems. Anti-fragility is the philosophy of accepting that things can break and you need to be able to detect and recover from that failure, whatever form it might take. Barry talks about the four aspects of anti-fragility: redundancy, diversity, modularity and loose-coupling. They're all common terms, but understanding how to do them well within your system is a challenge. How reliable do you need to be? What's an acceptable level of failure? This is what modern software systems are all about! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 June 2018 52m and 33s


Microsoft Buys GitHub with Phil Haack

Microsoft Buys GitHub with Phil Haack

Microsoft acquires GitHub! What does this mean? Carl and Richard talk to Phil Haack about what's going to change and what isn't - starting with, at least for the foreseeable future, Phil is not a Microsoft employee! GitHub is going to be a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, operated independently. But having Microsoft resources available does open some interesting doors - Phil talks about the vast amount of resources that Microsoft has to move quickly on cool features and projects around the open source world! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 June 2018 48m and 49s


Open Sourcing Uno with Francois Tanguay and Jerome Laban

Open Sourcing Uno with Francois Tanguay and Jerome Laban

Where has Uno been all your life? Carl and Richard talk to Francois Tanguay and Jerome Laban about Uno - the open source cross-platform UX library based on the Microsoft Universal Windows Platform (UWP) - the other flavor of XAML! Francois and Jerome talk about using various versions of Uno the past four years to build cross-platform applications for Windows, Android and iOS - more than 200 of them! Now they have implemented a web assembly version as an experiment and are open sourcing the framework to broaden the community and explore more UX ideas - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 June 2018 49m and 41s


Essential C# with Mark Michaelis

Essential C# with Mark Michaelis

C# is not done - there's more to come! Carl and Richard talk to Mark Michaelis about his work on Essential C# 7 which digs into the new bits in the 7.x version of C# - which is cool, but so is the conversation around what happened at the Build event and how that is reflected in C#. Mark talks about the new language features in C#, even going into some things that should appear in version 8 to deal with modern programming problems. And then there's Core 3 - what will it mean to have WPF and WinForms? Could they be cross-platform? Should they be? Lots of good thinking! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 June 2018 1h, 2m and 13s


Azure Tooling for Visual Studio with Paul Yuknewicz and Andrew Hall

Azure Tooling for Visual Studio with Paul Yuknewicz and Andrew Hall

Azure is good - but tooling makes it great! While at Build in Seattle, Carl and Richard talked to Paul Yuknewicz and Andrew Hall about the latest tools available in Visual Studio for developers wanting to get the most out of Azure. The conversation starts out with a response to a listener about debugging services in Azure - the challenge of following an execution path through your software and the various service offerings of Azure that your application might depend on to understand where problems lie. Then a dive into the new bits - new container support, tooling around Kubernetes and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 May 2018 57m and 58s


Visual Studio for Mac Update with Mikayla Hutchinson

Visual Studio for Mac Update with Mikayla Hutchinson

More news from Build - the release of Visual Studio for the Mac 7.5! Carl and Richard talk to Mikayla Hutchinson about the latest features coming for the former Xamarin product. The biggest news is support for Razor, JavaScript and TypeScript intellisense, which sounds simple, but involves a ton of changes and makes VS for Mac more than just that mobile development tool. There's plenty of improvements in the mobile dev space too, and the first steps to integrating with VSTS! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 May 2018 43m and 28s


Life on Other Planets Geek Out

Life on Other Planets Geek Out

Could there be life on other planets? Time for a Geek Out! Richard chats with Carl about Fermi's Paradox, Drake's Equation and all the latest science we've gathered around how common life is on other planetary bodies. This does lead to a discussion about what makes a planet a planet in the first place - that definition is changing and being heavily debated. And as for intelligent life... well, that's a whole other problem! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 May 2018 1h, 18s


MSIX with Andrew Clinick

MSIX with Andrew Clinick

Desktop installation needs to get better! While at Build in Seattle, Carl and Richard talked to Andrew Clinick about MSIX, the next generation installation technology from the Windows team. MSIX is open source and available at GitHub, and works to make your desktop application installation experience a bit less painful. Andrew discusses the various approaches that Microsoft has taken over the years around installation and some of the unintended consequences that have come along - all that learning has been merged into MSIX to make desktop installation better. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 May 2018 55m and 27s


Windows Sets with Raymond Chen and Jason Watson

Windows Sets with Raymond Chen and Jason Watson

Tabs for Windows apps? While at Build in Seattle, Carl and Richard talked to legend Raymond Chen and Jason Watson about the upcoming Sets capabilities in Windows 10. The conversation dives into the virtual desktop, Windows 10 timeline and other tech to get you back to a productive state quickly, from one device to another. Jason and Raymond talk about how developers can add functionality to their applications to take advantage of Sets to further increase productivity. Windows continues to evolve! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 May 2018 50m and 34s


Writing High Performance .NET Core Code with Ben Watson

Writing High Performance .NET Core Code with Ben Watson

.NET Core is fast, but does how you write code in .NET Core help with performance? Carl and Richard talk to Ben Watson about the 2nd Edition of his HIgh Performance .NET Code book. The original edition came out in 2014 when .NET Core was just beginning (ASync/Await were brand new too!) and so an update is welcome. Ben explains that there is no one right way to write high performing code, every implementation is on a case-by-case basis. You need to benchmark and instrument to understand where bottlenecks are, then measure performance carefully before you start trying to improve. But there are a bunch of options available to improve performance! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 May 2018 52m and 45s


MFractor Update with Matthew Robbins

MFractor Update with Matthew Robbins

MFractor grows up! Carl and Richard talk to Matthew Robbins about the progress he's made over the past 18 months (since his last show) on MFractor - now an extension for Visual Studio for the Mac to make building mobile applications with Xamarin easier. Matt talks about improving the mobile development cycle - the time it takes from writing code on your PC to it running on your smartphone, and recognizing that it's not just about compile and transfer times. It's also image sizing and copying, catching errors early and more - things that can be done while writing code! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 May 2018 52m and 50s


Announcing .NET Core 3 with Scott Hunter

Announcing .NET Core 3 with Scott Hunter

Fresh from Build (actually recorded before Build) - a new version of .NET Core! Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the announcement of .NET Core 3. Scott leads off with a conversation around .NET Core 2.1, now a release candidate at Build. And then the big news, the next version of Core bringing love to the desktop side, at least for Windows. Versions of WinForms and WPF run against Core. It's a separate package because it's not cross-platform, but it certainly brings new Windows desktop development to Core! Check out the build.microsoft.com site for video on Core 3! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 May 2018 56m and 33s


Constraints Liberate with Mark Seemann

Constraints Liberate with Mark Seemann

Do constraints liberate? Carl and Richard talk to Mark Seemann about the very constraints that developers often argue against - pointing out how those constraints can actually make us more productive. Mark talks about memory management, such as garbage collection in .NET, while a constraint (you can't do what you want with memory) actually liberates you from thinking about memory. The same with static typing - decide on a type once, and stop worrying about it. The question is, are you surrounding yourself with the constraints that liberate you? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 May 2018 57m and 38s


RavenDB V4 with Kamran Ayub

RavenDB V4 with Kamran Ayub

Where do you store your objects? Carl and Richard talk to Kamran Ayub about the latest version of RavenDB. Kamran talks about his experiences implementing Raven in different projects all the way back to version 2 - and how much he appreciates that this latest version offers a ton more features and the kind of stability you need in a data storage tool. The comparisons to MongoDB are inevitable, and it's impressive how similar they are - but clearly RavenDB has a .NET spin! Of course, it's open source and cross-platform, so you can run RavenDB anywhere you like - even a Raspberry PI! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 May 2018 54m and 3s


Building UI on the Web using Ooui with Frank Krueger

Building UI on the Web using Ooui with Frank Krueger

How do you build your web UI? Carl and Richard talk to Frank Krueger about his work on Ooui (pronounced whee), an open source project for implementing a Xamarin-forms like UI experience to the browser. The result is pretty amazing, including a web-based XAML editor that all runs in the browser... super fast! Frank talks about his experiences building code that runs with WebAssembly and the challenges of thinking through new UI experiences. The challenge is the variations in implementation - is XAML destined to fragment further, or can they all come together? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 April 2018 57m and 51s


Blazor and WebAssembly with Rocky Lhotka

Blazor and WebAssembly with Rocky Lhotka

Blazor is getting some buzz, but is it really useful? Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka about his thoughts around how Blazor uses WebAssembly (WASM) to let C# run on the browser - and what that means for client-side development, both web-based and regular desktop client. Rocky talks about how WASM is an equal-opportunity feature for all sorts of languages, and covering the four big browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari. Could the future of enterprise apps be all in the browser? Between Progressive Web Apps and WASM, this might be the way forward! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 April 2018 56m and 12s


Clean Architecture with Steve Smith

Clean Architecture with Steve Smith

What does it mean to have clean architecture? Carl and Richard talk to Steve Smith about his work on an e-book and template for clean architecture using ASP.NET Core. Steve describes the new tools that make life easier for following clean architectural principals as well as the separation of concerns, between business logic, infrastructure, and clients. The conversation also digs into Domain Driven Design, Test Driven Development and the ever popular Pain Driven Development. Great, common-sense thinking from Steve Smith! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 April 2018 55m and 18s


Xamarin Update with Laurent Bugnion

Xamarin Update with Laurent Bugnion

What's new with Xamarin? Carl and Richard talk to Laurent Bugnion, now a Microsoft Cloud Developer Advocate, about his latest experiences with the cross-platform mobile development tool. It's been two years since Xamarin joined Microsoft, and a lot has happened - and far more to come. Laurent talks about both .NET and XAML Standards, and the challenges of reconciling development approaches for an array of mobile devices, the PC and the web. The conversation also dives into the truth that there is no one right way to build cross-platform mobile applications. New approaches and tools continue to be developed! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 April 2018 55m and 3s


Practical Test Driven Development with John Callaway and Clayton Hunt

Practical Test Driven Development with John Callaway and Clayton Hunt

Test Driven Development (TDD), good idea in theory, but in practice? Carl and Richard talk to John Callaway and Clayton Hunt about their success with TDD. At it's simplest level, TDD is about writing tests first, before coding. In practice, everything is more complicated than that. Writing testable code isn't as simple as it seems, and refactoring existing code to become testable can cause it to break - which is why you wanted tests in the first place. John and Clayton talk through their experiences getting things right and exploring the advantages that TDD brings - more reliable software that sustains for longer and can continue to evolve! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 April 2018 51m and 37s


Desktop Deployment using Squirrel with Paul Betts

Desktop Deployment using Squirrel with Paul Betts

How do you do desktop deployment? Carl and Richard talk to Paul Betts about the open source project called Squirrel, which is all about making desktop deployment less painful. As Paul says, like ClickOnce, only doesn't suck! This leads to a discussion about the various installation tools out there and what they focus on. Paul talks about what makes Squirrel different - providing the tooling to make it easier for a developer to provide unobtrusive updating of applications - as in, not when they start up! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 April 2018 47m and 18s


Productivity Tools in VS2017 with Kasey Uhlenhuth

Productivity Tools in VS2017 with Kasey Uhlenhuth

How productive are you with Visual Studio? Carl and Richard chat with Kasey Uhlenhuth about her work making Visual Studio even more productive for developers. The conversation focuses on the huge array of features that Visual Studio has, to support all sorts of different styles of programming. Kasey talks about balancing the needs of developers - some want lots of support and hints from Visual Studio, and some want it to just get out of the way while they program. There are a ton of options, you just have to discover them. Kasey points out a productivity guide that she has helped create to help you take advantage of the power of Visual Studio - check out the link in the show notes! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 April 2018 43m and 53s


The Microsoft Business Application Platform with Vishwas Lele

The Microsoft Business Application Platform with Vishwas Lele

Programming for the Cloud! Carl and Richard talk to Vishwas Lele about the Microsoft Business Application Platform, which organizes the huge suite of tools available in Azure along with PowerApps and PowerBI to create a great place to build applications that run on Windows, iOS and Android. Vishwas talks about moving up into a higher layer of coding using Logic Apps and Azure Flow to pull together the various sources of data that already exist in your organization, including Office, SharePoint, Sales Force and so on - you already have the data, how do you surface it in an app that your users like to use? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 April 2018 50m and 13s


Falcon Heavy Geek Out

Falcon Heavy Geek Out

Falcon Heavy flies! Now what? Time for a Geek Out! Richard talks to Carl about the amazing Falcon Heavy launch - what worked, what didn't and why did it take so darn long to fly? The discussion dives into how the plans for the Heavy evolved, affected by the evolution of the Falcon 9. The impact of the launch is interesting - is it a new phase of spaceflight for humanity? The Heavy just barely sneaks into the super heavy lift class, and it's flight has caused a bit of a kerfuffle - both Russia and China have announced new super heavy lift rockets. And then there's NASA... does the Space Launch System still make sense? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 March 2018 1h, 13m and 39s


Concurrency in .NET with Riccardo Terrell

Concurrency in .NET with Riccardo Terrell

How do you do concurrency? Carl and Richard talk to Riccardo Terrell about his new book on concurrency in .NET. More than just ASync and AWait, there are still a ton of concurrency options available in .NET, you just need to know when and where to apply them. The conversation ranges over a bunch of different technologies, including a lot of discussion on functional programming as a whole, since it lends itself to concurrency far better. But you don't have to use F# to write functional code! Riccardo talks through a number of strategies for deciding when concurrency makes sense and how to do it safely. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 March 2018 49m and 18s


The Ethics of Big Data with Cathy O'Neil

The Ethics of Big Data with Cathy O'Neil

Can Big Data actually hurt society? Carl and Richard talk to Cathy O'Neil about her book, Weapons of Math Destruction. Cathy has been deeply involved with machine learning and big data for decades and has a broad view of both the potential and dangers of the technology. The conversation dives into understanding how this technology amplifies bias and how that bias ultimately shapes behavior. The trick is to acknowledge that the bias exists - once you see it, it is possible to overcome its effects. Lots of great thinking from an expert in the space! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 March 2018 59m and 35s


Surviving Microservices with Michele Bustamante

Surviving Microservices with Michele Bustamante

Michele is back and surviving microservices! Carl and Richard talk to Michele Bustamante about her work with microservices and the challenges that her customers have. Starting with the normal problems innate to any re-architecting exercise - what is the benefit to the customer? You can't make microservices because they're fun, they have to solve a particular problem - and typically it's the problem of over-coupling within a group of services. Update one and you derail the others. Picking what service to separate is a challenge - and how do you do it! Great conversation about containers, DevOps and management strategies! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 March 2018 1h, 57s


Azure Success Stories with Christos Matskas

Azure Success Stories with Christos Matskas

How do you have success with Azure? Carl and Richard talk to Microsoft PFE Christos Matskas about some of the projects he's been involved in helping organizations deploy apps and services into Azure. As Christos says, it's not an all-or-nothing thing - some applications and services make more sense in the cloud, and some work great on-premises. But there are a bunch of moving parts to organize and understand to have success with Azure. Christos tells stories of where things go right, things go wrong, and how it has less to do with the technology involved, and more with how you think and work together as a team! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 March 2018 54m and 6s


The .NET Core 2 Road Map with Scott Hunter

The .NET Core 2 Road Map with Scott Hunter

What is coming up for .NET Core? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter, who leads all of .NET at Microsoft, about the road ahead for .NET Core. But first, a quick look back at where .NET has come from, including a discussion around performance and the impact of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws impacting performance across the board. Then into a huge raft of features coming up in the next year in .NET Core, including compilation and performance enhancements, as well as some old favorites like lazy loading in EF Core and SignalR! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 March 2018 50m and 48s


Building Dashboards with Jessica White

Building Dashboards with Jessica White

How do you know how your software is working? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Jessica White about her experience building dashboards to instrument operations, management and development. The conversation dives into what needs to be measured as well as how to represent those measurements in ways that help people understand - do it wrong and you can actually confuse people, or have your dashboard ignored. Jessica talks about how dashboards have to evolve with business needs. With new goals come new metrics and new dashboards to show those metrics. Your dashboard is no more static than your business is! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 March 2018 53m and 39s


SharePoint Development in 2018 with Sahil Malik

SharePoint Development in 2018 with Sahil Malik

SharePoint development continues to evolve in 2018! Carl and Richard talk to Sahil Malik about his view on the latest offerings around SharePoint. At the Ignite event in 2017, Microsoft announced SharePoint 2019, so there's definitely a new on-premises version of SharePoint coming. Obviously, it's taken from the cloud edition, which is why the development model has changed so substantially. Sahil talks about the SharePoint Framework as the model for doing SharePoint customizations, and the coding is primarily in JavaScript - now SharePoint development is web development! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 March 2018 54m and 41s


Voice Programming with Heather Downing

Voice Programming with Heather Downing

What does it take to build an application where the UI is strictly voice? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Heather Downing to talk about her experiences building voice-driven applications with a variety of tools, including Alexa and Google Voice. Heather digs into the challenges of thinking through what the voice interface is really good at, versus more traditional screen, keyboard, and mouse driven software. This leads to a broader discussion about getting away from the desk entirely, into highly mobile and standing environments where the keyboard is just not a practical option. Voice-driven apps are a different class of app entirely - does it make sense for your organization? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 March 2018 54m and 23s


The Docker Stack with Rob Richardson

The Docker Stack with Rob Richardson

What goes into a Docker stack? Carl and Richard talk to Rob Richardson about how containers are evolving in the .NET world. Rob talks about how the Windows side of Docker is actually getting stronger - most developers using Docker use Linux as the template OS. The conversation focuses on moving existing .NET applications into Docker - aka, without .NET Core. It's certainly possible, and you get some of the container advantages. But with containers comes new thinking around architecture, the ability to organize and scale your services differently. But you can implement those features gradually, and take advantage of what orchestration can do for you. Whether in the cloud or on-premises, containers have a lot to offer! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 February 2018 51m and 45s


Teaching Software Development with Maria Naggaga

Teaching Software Development with Maria Naggaga

Modern software development is complex, how do you teach it to beginners? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Maria Naggaga to talk about her approaches to teaching software development, both to children and adults, from the very beginning. Maria talks about using more approachable cause-and-effect type tools at the beginning to learn about procedural programming, and how the latest bits actually allow you to take that code forward into more advanced tools. Interactive documentation and minimal installation requirements are also important - check out Try .NET! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 February 2018 53m and 13s


Talking C# with Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet

Talking C# with Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet

C# continues to evolve - there's more to learn! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Jon Skeet and Bill Wagner about their on-going work on C#. For Bill, he's now part of the docs team helping people understand C#, and for Jon, it's his contributions via GitHub to ideas and features for C#. Both write great books and talk about the challenge of how C# is evolving as open source and in public. What features matter, and where does it all lead to? Will C# ever be finished, or is this an endless process? Is it getting easier to develop with C# or more complex? Great thoughts from two of the nicest thinkers on C#! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 February 2018 1h, 1m and 23s


Security for Non-Profits with Cameron Birge and Tarek Dawoud

Security for Non-Profits with Cameron Birge and Tarek Dawoud

Whether you're a multi-national NGO or your local church group, every non-profit has cybersecurity issues! Carl and Richard talk to Cameron Birge and Tarek Dawoud about tools, techniques and mindset to protect data and resist hackers. While the practices are broadly applicable to any organization and applications, non-profits have specific challenges that make cybersecurity all the more challenges - how do you train volunteers that turn over steadily? How can you be sure that a volunteer software developer is doing the right thing security-wise? Lots of good thinking about how to prioritize your security needs, it's a journey, not a destination! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 February 2018 53m and 50s


Amazon Machine Learning with Kesha Williams

Amazon Machine Learning with Kesha Williams

How is machine learning different over in the land of Amazon? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked to Kesha Williams about her work building machine learning solutions using various Amazon technologies. The conversation starts out talking about the challenges around bias being amplified by machine learning technology - there are no simple solutions. Kesha talks about building a crime risk evaluation system using image recognition and machine learning. Just a prototype, but it opens the door to a deep conversation about the moral obligations on developers today. And the tech is cool too! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 February 2018 53m and 52s


Building Cloud Native Apps in Azure with Scott Guthrie

Building Cloud Native Apps in Azure with Scott Guthrie

What does it mean to build a cloud-native application? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked to Scott Guthrie about the latest features available in Azure. While there are always the Infrastructure-as-a-Service options of VMs and the like, you don't really get the power of the cloud until you move into more of the platform features. Scott describes how existing applications and be lifted-and-shifted into VMs in the cloud, and then broken apart to take advantage of various services. The ultimate manifestations use technologies that are cloud-specific, like CosmosDB and Logic App features so that you focuses solely on your code. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 February 2018 1h, 3m and 22s


More on Blazor with Daniel Roth and Steve Sanderson

More on Blazor with Daniel Roth and Steve Sanderson

What if you could program in C# in your browser? Carl and Richard talk to Daniel Roth and Steve Sanderson about the evolution of Blazor - Steve Sanderson's amazing project using WebAssembly to put .NET In the browser. The big news is that Blazor is moving from a Sanderson research project into the ASP.NET GitHub repository - the team is going to work on it! Still experimental, the Microsoft team is keen to see what all of us will do with Blazor. If you want a C# experience end-to-end in web development, you need to check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 February 2018 54m and 4s


Postgres and Curious Moon with Rob Conery

Postgres and Curious Moon with Rob Conery

How can space science help you learn Postgres? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talk to Rob Conery about his latest book, A Curious Moon. Rob talks about being inspired by Andy Weir's The Martian to write a book that teaches Postgres by using the data from the NASA Cassini mission to Saturn. The book is part story, part tutorial about using Postgres, data loading and analytics. And the data is real - you're working from the actual data from the Cassini mission. The book is an innovative way to learn and starts you down the path of doing real data analytics, looking at what your data says! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 February 2018 59m and


Identity Server Update with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

Identity Server Update with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

Another year goes by, time for an identity update! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Dom and Brock about the latest updates to IdentityServer. A key aspect of the past year was two versions of .NET Core - both 1.1 and 2.0. Dom and Brock talk through all the twists and turns that it takes to keep IdentityServer up to date with the latest .NET Core pieces. So what about authentication? The conversation turns to the new PolicyServer available as both an open source and a retail product version. Identity continues to evolve! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 January 2018 56m and 44s


Programming for Girls with Jennifer Wadella

Programming for Girls with Jennifer Wadella

How do you get girls interested in programming and help them learn? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Jennifer Wadella about her experience building Kansas City Women in Technology. Jennifer talks about trying to build a community of women peers in Kansas City, only to discover a huge group of women who wanted to get involved in technology. So off into the teaching practice, aimed at girls called Coding and Cupcakes and for women, an event called Coding and Cocktails. Lots of great thinking about how to make programming more approachable! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 January 2018 1h, 8s


Flutter with Tim Sneath and Adam Barth

Flutter with Tim Sneath and Adam Barth

Still exploring options for cross-platform mobile development? Carl and Richard talk to Tim Sneath and Adam Barth about Google's Flutter - using the Dart language to build mobile applications that compile to iOS and Android. Tim has only recently joined Google but has dived head-first into this new approach to mobile development. Adam as one of the originators of the project talks about his key focus - the architecture that allows you to build for both platforms from one code base, and a rapid code-compile-deploy-edit cycle called hot-reload that makes iterating on your mobile app development fun! With a choice of editors (including VSCode), Flutter might just be the approach you'll enjoy to cross-platform mobile development! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 January 2018 43m and


Storytelling with James Whittaker

Storytelling with James Whittaker

How can storytelling advance your career? Carl and Richard talk to James Whittaker, who recently published The Storytellers Spellbook, about the power of stories to help people understand you and the things that are important to you. James tells his story about realizing how important storytelling was to his career and what it could do for him - and the additional challenge of teaching others how to tell stories. He breaks down three key aspects - the story you tell, how you tell it, and what you do while telling it. You don't have to be on stage, even your regular performance review at work is a type of storytelling, and it's in your best interest to get better at it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 January 2018 55m and 46s


OpenAPI.NET with Darrel Miller

OpenAPI.NET with Darrel Miller

How do you make sure your APIs can interop across languages and other complexities? Carl and Richard talk to Darrel Miller about OpenAPI, the open source specification for standard aspects of APIs like collections, security rules and more. The specification is now at version 3 and starting to really mature - all the big players are involved, and you can contribute as well! Darrel discusses how Microsoft has been implementing OpenAPI standards to their own APIs and what it takes for you to do it as well. There is an OpenAPI.NET implementation available at GitHub for you to work from and lots of great information in Microsoft docs. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 January 2018 51m and 16s


Finding a Job in Software Development with Chuck Wood

Finding a Job in Software Development with Chuck Wood

How do you get a job in software development that you love? Carl and Richard talk to Chuck Max Wood about his experiences teaching people to get jobs in software development. Chuck starts with finding a job you really want - there are lots of options in software development. He talks about LinkedIn as a great source of information about companies and the people that work at them. Making connections to people in companies, understanding what the company does and who is responsible for hiring is all part of the practice of getting the right job - you can do it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 January 2018 58m and 5s


Building Progressive Web Apps with Chris Love

Building Progressive Web Apps with Chris Love

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are here, and Chris Love has some thoughts! Carl and Richard talk to Chris about his view on PWAs and their impact on building great web applications. Chris talks about the power of service workers to increase the performance of a web application through pre-loading of caching, tolerating unreliable connections, even cool event features that allow web apps to light up when they are needed, especially in a mobile scenario. Graceful degradation of features means that you build to the ideal browser, but tolerate versions that don't have comprehensive support for all PWA features. And check out Chris' offer for a PWA Course, special to .NET Rocks listeners! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 January 2018 59m and 24s


Vision, AI and More with Tim Huckaby

Vision, AI and More with Tim Huckaby

Artificial Intelligence has transformed vision technology! Carl and Richard talk to Tim Huckaby about his latest work with vision systems for retail, security and more. Tim talks about how AI has fundamentally changed the way you implement vision systems, taking away many of the limitations on number of people tracked, object and face recognition and so on. The conversation digs into the demonstration done at the Build conference for using regular security cameras to implement a real-time safety tracking system on a construction site - aspirational, but coming soon! And of course, there's a long conversation about privacy. What is fair, reasonable and wise? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 January 2018 57m and 48s


ASP.NET in 2018 with Jeff Fritz

ASP.NET in 2018 with Jeff Fritz

A new year, and new features for ASP.NET! Carl and Richard kick off the new year by talking to Jeff Fritz about his on-going work on ASP.NET - both the framework and core editions. The conversation naturally turns to web forms, the big exclusion from the core edition, but new features continue to be released in .NET Framework 4.7.1. Jeff talks about what modern development looks like for ASP.NET web forms, and the power of continued support for existing web applications, while providing approaches for adding new capabilities like mobile development and more. It's going to be an exciting 2018! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 January 2018 52m and 36s


Laudato Si Challenge with Stephen Forte

Laudato Si Challenge with Stephen Forte

Last show of 2017, how about a story about changing the world? Carl and Richard talk to Stephen Forte about the Laudato Si Challenge, a startup accelerator that focuses on conscientious capitalism, providing an intense ten-week program that helps the companies get moving with finance, marketing, and growth strategies. Stephen talks about the genesis of the challenge with Pope Francis' encyclical 'On Care of Our Common Home.' Making a profit doesn't have to be at the expense of the planet or other people - we can all benefit, and Stephen is working to make it true! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 December 2017 55m and 1s


Xamarin Development Gets Faster with James Montemagno

Xamarin Development Gets Faster with James Montemagno

Mobile development continues to evolve in the Xamarin world! Carl and Richard talk to James Montemagno about the latest features coming out of the Xamarin team to make developing cross-platform native applications faster and easier. James digs into the new Xamarin Live tools that show your Xamarin app on your device with edit-and-continue capabilities. As you modify your Xamarin Forms code, the changes are immediately reflected in the device. This shortens the code-deploy-debug cycle so you can get more done in less time. The conversation also turns to XAML Standard and the challenges around bringing UWP, WPF and Xamarin Forms teams together to a common specification. James wraps up with a discussion on .NET embedding, letting you put your favorite .NET code into libraries that can be consumed by Objective-C, Swift and Java codebases! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 December 2017 57m and 32s


UX Design Rants with Billy Hollis

UX Design Rants with Billy Hollis

Last show before Christmas - time for some rants! Carl and Richard talk to Billy Hollis about his frustrations around UX design. And Billy starts out talking about the complete lack of UX design he finds in many applications. The conversation digs into the differences between visual design and interactive design, where the interactive part is harder, but ultimately more valuable. Billy also discusses the costs around poor design and ultimately, poor quality software. Cloud and internet have made it easy to update software, but pushing bad software on your customers is never a good idea. Can you see the impact? Lots of great thinking as usual from Billy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 December 2017 55m and 57s


DotVVM 2.0 with Tomáš Herceg

DotVVM 2.0 with Tomáš Herceg

The new version of DotVMM is imminent! Carl and Richard talk to Tomáš Herceg about his on-going effort to build a great framework for creating web applications and migration paths away from web forms and other web pages bound to the .NET Framework over to .NET Core. Tomáš discusses the new features coming in the latest version and his solutions to various problems around building web pages where the JavaScript is taken care of. And everything is open source - you have the code, modify it as you will! There are commercial versions available as well if you want to support this great set of tools! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 December 2017 43m and 52s


Salesforce for .NET Developers with Jay Janarthanan

Salesforce for .NET Developers with Jay Janarthanan

Developing in Salesforce? What's that about? Carl and Richard talk to Jay Janarthanan about the kinds of software being built today against the Force infrastructure that runs the Salesforce CRM SaaS product - and so much more! Jay talks about why you would want to do extensions to Salesforce, and how in the past few years enterprises have been building entire applications with the Force tools and infrastructure. The language of Force is Apex, and Jay is building an open source project called ApexSharp to let C# programmers use their favorite tools to build Salesforce applications. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 December 2017 55m and 29s


Implementing DevOps at Microsoft with Lori Lamkin

Implementing DevOps at Microsoft with Lori Lamkin

What does it take to implement a DevOps practice at Microsoft? While at Connect in New York, Carl and Richard talked to Lori Lamkin about the efforts of the VSTS team to deliver more value to customers faster. Lori talks about changing the tempo of deployment for TFS from 24 months to three weeks and the re-organization of the teams so that developers are responsible for features from conception to operations. The role of operations also evolves to one that focuses on monitoring, rather than deployment - it's a lot of change, but worth it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 December 2017 50m and 39s


Show 1500 - the History of .NET

Show 1500 - the History of .NET

Show 1500! What better to celebrate another aught-aught milestone of .NET Rocks than a look back. Richard has been working on writing a book on the History of .NET (maybe Christmas 2018?) but to celebrate a milestone show, he dives into the topic with Carl. .NET has had a lot of twists and turns through the years and .NET Rocks has been there the whole time - throughout the conversation, there are opportunities to point to specific shows that represent part of that history. Here's to another 1500 show and 15 years of .NET! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 December 2017 1h, 19m and 56s


Visual Studio Tools for AI with Seth Juarez and Paige Bailey

Visual Studio Tools for AI with Seth Juarez and Paige Bailey

Ready for some AI tooling? While at Connect in New York, Carl and Richard sat down with Paige Bailey and Seth Juarez to talk about the newly announced Visual Studio Tools for AI. The conversation starts out talking about what we really mean by Artificial Intelligence, focusing on machine learning and deep learning. There are a variety of tools out there to make building the models of AI easier, and the Visual Studio Tools for AI bring all those tools together into one working environment. Tons of cool links below, check them out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 December 2017 53m and 46s


Visual Studio Thoughts and Directions with Mitra Azizirad

Visual Studio Thoughts and Directions with Mitra Azizirad

Where has Visual Studio come from and where is it going? While at Connect in New York, Carl and Richard sat down with Connect owner/organizer Mitra Azizirad to talk about her show and long career at Microsoft. Mitra comes from a technical world but moved into developer marketing - and she's a huge fan of developers! Lots of interesting historical references about Visual Studio and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 November 2017 51m and 43s


Artificial Intelligence and the Future with Joseph Sirosh

Artificial Intelligence and the Future with Joseph Sirosh

Where is Artificial Intelligence going at Microsoft? While at Connect in New York, Carl and Richard talked to Joseph Sirosh about his work with AI through the years and especially now while it's a new (and likely permanent) upswing. Sirosh talks about what it takes to let regular developers take advantage of AI technology by gluing different bits of tech together. There's a lot to know, but it is the future! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 November 2017 47m and 1s


Visual Studio Team Services and DevOps with Brian Harry

Visual Studio Team Services and DevOps with Brian Harry

Visual Studio Team Services continues to evolve! While at Connect in New York, Carl and Richard chatted with Brian Harry about the latest set of features coming out of the VSTS team. Brian talks about how Microsoft has been eating its own dog food and using VSTS everywhere, even with the development of Windows. Discussions also dig into the challenges of moving so fast with so many developers, managing testing at speed and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 November 2017 45m and 17s


GitHub Beyond Your Browser with Phil Haack

GitHub Beyond Your Browser with Phil Haack

Ready to use GitHub beyond your browser? Carl and Richard talk to Phil Haack about his latest work at GitHub, where they are focused on expanding the audience that can rely on GitHub for social coding of all types. The discussion starts out focused on the rewrite of GitHub Desktop to Electron and the impact that has had for maintainability of code, and then moves to the latest work done to support game development in GitHub, specifically for Unity developers. Game development involves large digital assets like 3D models, movies and music - not the usual fodder for a Git repository. But Phil's team has build stuff to make life easier - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 November 2017 52m and 40s


Developer Tips and Design Patterns with Steve Smith

Developer Tips and Design Patterns with Steve Smith

No anti-patterns this time - Steve is talking patterns! Carl and Richard chat with Steve Smith about various development patterns that can help you build software that is more reliable, scalable and robust. While Steve is famous for his anti-pattern calendars, this time around he's discussing a number of excellent patterns that are becoming more prevalent in the .NET development world, including the Builder pattern (which .NET Core relies on), Null Object Pattern, Strategy and Rules Patterns and more! If an hour isn't enough, check out Steve's books and Pluralsight videos! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 November 2017 57m and 46s


Docker Tools for .NET Core with Kendra Havens

Docker Tools for .NET Core with Kendra Havens

Ready to experiment with containers? Carl and Richard talk to Kendra Havens about the on-going integration of container technology into Windows, Visual Studio and .NET. Kendra talks about moving existing applications into Docker containers, and how even when the underlying operating system is large (say, Windows), you only need to download it once to use it across any number of container instances. There's great tooling for Docker support in Visual Studio and VS Code, so you can use Docker the way you want to. And Microsoft uses containers extensively internally as well, so the tooling just keeps getting better! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 November 2017 44m and 56s


DevOps for Everyone with Donovan Brown and Damian Brady

DevOps for Everyone with Donovan Brown and Damian Brady

Can everyone benefit from DevOps practices? While at Ignite in Orlando, Carl and Richard sat down with Donovan Brown and Damian Brady to talk about the recently formed League of Extraordinary DevOps Advocates and the effort to get both developers and operations folks taking advantage of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Instrumentation tooling and more. While the key to a good DevOps practice is the culture and process, having great tools makes everything easier, and today VSTS and TFS offer one-button delivery pipelines. It's never been easier for everyone to get onboard with a DevOps practice! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 November 2017 45m and 7s


Building VSTS using VSTS with Dan Hellem and Rogan Ferguson

Building VSTS using VSTS with Dan Hellem and Rogan Ferguson

How does Microsoft make Visual Studio Team Services? With Visual Studio Team Services! While at Ignite in Orlando, Carl and Richard sat down with Dan Hellem and Rogan Ferguson to talk about their work in the VSTS team building and deploying features on a three-week cycle. The discussion dives into the agile practices that the different teams use and how they come together to get new versions out on a regular basis as part of the Software-as-a-Service offering of VSTS. Great conversation about keeping developers productive! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 November 2017 52m and 35s


SQL Server DevOps with Kevin Cunnane and Eric Kang

SQL Server DevOps with Kevin Cunnane and Eric Kang

DevOps with SQL Server? Yes! While at Ignite in Orlando, Carl and Richard sat down with Kevin Cunnane and Eric Kang to talk about the latest set of tooling in SQL Server to facilitate incorporating SQL Server databases into your DevOps workflows. Databases seem to be the biggest obstacles in the continuous deployment process - how do you make them part of the process? Kevin and Eric talk about the SQL Server Data Tools as a mechanism to allow database schema to be part of your source code and to be able to build deltas for version changes. Lots more tools in the show links, check them out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 November 2017 58m and 35s


AI for Developers with David Carmona

AI for Developers with David Carmona

What can developers do with artificial intelligence? While at Ignite in Orlando, Carl and Richard sat down with David Carmona to talk about the latest AI offerings from Microsoft. The conversation starts out focused on some of the higher level issues in AI tech - the moral and ethical aspects. The major AI players in the world are collaborating to help develop standards to do the right things. Then David digs into the tooling available from Microsoft including all of the cognitive services, deep learning and analysis models. Lots of great things to experiment with! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 October 2017 53m and 44s


Building Web Apps using vue.js with Shawn Wildermuth

Building Web Apps using vue.js with Shawn Wildermuth

Ready for a different vue on web pages? Carl and Richard talk to Shawn Wildermuth about his experiences with vueJS. The conversation starts out with a discussion about the endless range of JavaScript frameworks - do we need another one? Shawn compares his experiences with Angular, React and vue. They all have strengths and weaknesses, the question is, what is important to you when building websites? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 October 2017 56m and 30s


Git Source Control for Everyone with Dmitry Lyalin and Ed Thomson

Git Source Control for Everyone with Dmitry Lyalin and Ed Thomson

Git for everyone! While at Ignite in Orlando, Carl and Richard talked to Ed Thomson and Dmitry Lyalin about the latest updates to Visual Studio Team Services that includes deep integration with Git - not just GitHub, but Git the repository technology. The conversation digs into the commitment Microsoft has to contributing to open source projects including Git itself - including moving Windows into the world's largest Git repository, a whole 300GB of source code! Git has penetrated deeply into Microsoft, is it the right choice for your projects? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 October 2017 48m and 36s


SpaceX BFR 2.0 Geek Out

SpaceX BFR 2.0 Geek Out

In September 2017, Elon Musk walked out on stage at the International Astronautical Congress and updated everyone on SpaceX's latest plans. Time for a Geek Out! But first, an update on all of SpaceX's projects, including Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and the Interplanetary Transport System. Then into the new stuff - the next iteration of the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) that Elon says will replace all three systems. The BFR is bigger than the Falcon, smaller than the ITS (which likely will never be built), uses a smaller version of the Raptor methane engine and should be able to lift 150MT to Low Earth Orbit with 100% reusability. If SpaceX makes the BFR work, the price of spaceflight will drop to pennies a kilogram. Can it be true? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 October 2017 1h, 14m and 14s


.NET Core, Standard and the Future with Scott Hunter

.NET Core, Standard and the Future with Scott Hunter

.NET Core 2 is shipped - what comes next? While at Ignite in Orlando, Carl and Richard chatted with Scott Hunter about life after shipping .NET Core 2. The conversation ranges over what the .NET Standard really means, and the fact that there are no immediate plans to declare new standards - there's no need! Scott also talks about XAML Standard and hints at some interesting futures for WinForms and traditional client apps. .NET continues to evolve! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 October 2017 42m and 37s


Many Kinds of Messaging with Clemens Vasters

Many Kinds of Messaging with Clemens Vasters

There are so many messaging options in Azure, how do you choose? While at ProgNet in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Clemens Vasters to talk through the strengths and weaknesses of each messaging service. Clemens has been part of every messaging product in Azure, starting with Service Bus more than ten years ago. He discusses how customer needs and increasing demands in messaging resulted in making more specific products like Event Hub and IoT Hub. Azure Event Grid also fits a specific role in the discussion, making it easier for you to create message-driven workflows. Trying to sort out messaging in Azure? Clemens has the answers! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 October 2017 55m and 11s


AI Panel from DevIntersection Europe!

AI Panel from DevIntersection Europe!

What's up with Artificial Intelligence - and why should we care? While at DevIntersection in Stockholm, Carl and Richard hosted a panel discussion with Seth Juarez, Jessica Engstrom and Tess Ferrandez to explore the current AI craze. Each of the panelists discuss the technologies they've been working with for years that now fall into the banner of AI - whether that be machine learning, speech and visual recognition, even chatbots today are part of the AI story. As much branding as product, AI seems to be coming true, have you looked at the latest? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 October 2017 54m and 18s


Open Source Development on the Microsoft Stack with Dylan Beattie

Open Source Development on the Microsoft Stack with Dylan Beattie

Why should open source developers consider the Microsoft stack? While at ProgNet in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Dylan Beattie to talk about his experiences working with developers that have written lots of code, but not in the Microsoft world. The conversation starts out focused more on the ongoing evolution of the Microsoft Stack with the recent release of Core 2 and the evolving ability to do mobile development. Dylan talks about .NET no longer being about Windows, but rather available to whatever platform you care about: OS/X, Linux, iOS, Android... what matters to you? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 October 2017 1h, 1m and 34s


Entity Framework Core 2 with Julie Lerman

Entity Framework Core 2 with Julie Lerman

Core 2 is out, and with it, Entity Framework Core 2! While at ProgNet in London, Carl and Richard chatted with Julie Lerman about the latest version of Entity Framework Core. Julie talks about what's in, what's out and what's different - and it's a lot. The discussion digs into why you would use EF Core, including cases where you would use it with the regular Framework, not just with .NET Core. The team has taken the opportunity to do things differently, based on learnings from the original Entity Framework, giving EF Core some unique features and a pretty cool future. EF Core has more to come! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 October 2017 54m and 41s


Social Presentations with Mark Rendle

Social Presentations with Mark Rendle

How would you make presentations better? While at ProgNet in London, Carl and Richard talked to Mark Rendle about his efforts to build a tool to make presentations more social - he calls it Shtik! The idea is to provide a cross-platform presentation tool using HTML so that it works on any platform (hence .NET Core) but also provides ways for the attendees to take notes and send feedback in real time. This opens the door to having the attendees of a presentation help direct it, offering a very different type of talk. It's early days, but everything is open source and Mark is looking for some help, so take Shtik out for a spin! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 September 2017 1h, 59s


.NET Diagnostics with Jon Skeet

.NET Diagnostics with Jon Skeet

How do you diagnose problems in your applications? While at ProgNet in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Jon Skeet to talk through how he does diagnostics and understanding bugs. The conversation starts out with a discussion around a comment that Richard read about writing great Stack Overflow questions by breaking down the problem into the smallest possible reproducible version. Jon talks about humility and diversity as cultural aspects in development teams that leads to better diagnostics and sharing. In the end, it's not the tech, it's the people that solve problems! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 September 2017 58m and 7s


Azure Event Grid with Dan Rosanova

Azure Event Grid with Dan Rosanova

Event-driven architecture in Azure! Carl and Richard talk to Dan Rosanova about Azure Event Grid, built to power event-driven and serverless apps in Azure. Dan talks about how Event Grid picks up where WebHooks leave off, providing simpler connectivity between a variety of event streams and routing to different event consumers. The conversation also digs into the broader concepts of event-driven architecture, using queuing and subscription patterns to build loose-coupled, highly scalable and reliable applications. This is architecture perfect for the cloud! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 September 2017 50m and 24s


Migrating to .NET Core 2 with Jeremy Likness

Migrating to .NET Core 2 with Jeremy Likness

.NET Core 2 is out - are you ready to migrate? Carl and Richard talk to Jeremy Likness about his experiences migrating his own projects over to Core 2 from .NET Framework. The latest version of Core has the vast majority of the base class libraries from the original framework implemented. Jeremy talks about his open source project called Sterling that hails back from the Silverlight days as a NoSQL data store. And it migrated fine! The conversation dives into other aspects beyond being cross platform, including performance benefits and what new technologies are on the horizon that may be Core-only. It's a great time to kick the tires on Core! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 September 2017 51m and 50s


Windows Template Studio with Clint Rutkas

Windows Template Studio with Clint Rutkas

Struggling to get started with Universal Windows Platform applications? Carl and Richard talk to Clint Rutkas about the Windows Template Studio (WTS). WTS was first released into the Studio marketplace at Build in 2017 and has been updating every six weeks or so - with lots of community contributions. Clint talks about striking the right balance between generating code automatically that demonstrates best practices and getting in the way of you writing your own code - it's never simple, but when done right, hugely powerful. WTS is an open source project on GitHub, you can contribute to it as well! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 September 2017 51m and 6s


New Razor Pages with Jess Chadwick

New Razor Pages with Jess Chadwick

New to ASP.NET Core 2 is Razor Pages - how is it different from Razor? Carl and Richard talk to Jess Chadwick about how Razor Pages takes Razor to the next level, getting away from traditional MVC (which is a funny thing to say) and into a more flexible model with a simpler code-behind approach. Jess talks about how this approach often ends up more closely coupled, but in a lot of cases, that's just fine. The different techniques are not mutually exclusive, you can mix-and-match as needed. This leads to a great conversation about state management, server-side rendering and more - web development continues to evolve! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 September 2017 58m and 13s


Animations at Work with Rachel Nabors

Animations at Work with Rachel Nabors

Do you have animation in your work? Carl and Richard chat with Rachel Nabors about her work putting animation into web applications. The conversation starts out with a bit of a history lesson around early animation on computers, especially around touch - Rachel argues that what made the iPhone great was the keyboard animation metaphor so good you forgot you were typing on glass. Animation when done right just makes your software easier and more enjoyable to use - but it shouldn't be too noticeable! Want to learn more? You can get 10% off of Rachel's books and courses with the code NETROCKS. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 September 2017 52m and 56s


F# for C# Developers with Scott Wlaschin

F# for C# Developers with Scott Wlaschin

Ready to try on F#? While at NDC Oslo, Carl and Richard chatted with Scott Wlaschin about what C# developers need to know to get started with F#. Scott talks a bit about his own history with development which ties in with the evolution of functional programming which in a way lost out to object-oriented programming back in the 1980s. Not that the two approaches are mutually exclusive, and Scott discusses how objects and functions live happily together in F#. It's a different way of thinking, but can be a very productive way to build applications - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 September 2017 55m and 21s


Empathy Mapping with Diane Zajac-Woodie

Empathy Mapping with Diane Zajac-Woodie

How do you get to know your customers? While at NDC Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Diane Zajac-Woodie about empathy mapping, a process for trying to internalize the dimensions of your various customers. Diane talks about considering various dimensions of people, looking at what the see, hear, think, say and do. Empathy mapping is a way to get your team more engaged around what customer needs are, but they're only guesses - you also have to craft experiments to figure out the truth! In the end, the goal is to make the best software you can. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 August 2017 49m and 14s


Going Serverless Panel at NDC Oslo

Going Serverless Panel at NDC Oslo

Serverless is here - why would you do anything else? While at NDC Oslo, Carl and Richard hosted a panel of Rob Conery, Lynn Langit and Mathias Brandewinder to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the serverless approach to building applications. First up - the terrible name. Of course there are servers involved in serverless computing, you just don't have to think about them. The conversation spans over a number of different offerings, including AWS Lambdas, Azure Functions and Google Firebase. Serverless is worth serious study, there's a lot of potential! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 August 2017 46m and 48s


Security in ASP.NET Core with Barry Dorrans

Security in ASP.NET Core with Barry Dorrans

How does security work in ASP.NET Core? Barry Dorrans knows, he's writing it! While at NDC Oslo, Carl and Richard sat down with Barry to talk about all his work in the security space at Microsoft. As Barry says, .NET Core represented a unique opportunity to reboot how security works on the web for the Microsoft stack, and he tried to do right by us all. Nothing is ever simple as you want it to be, especially when it comes to security, but there are good things available today if you spend some time to understand them. And a little scotch doesn't hurt either! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 August 2017 58m and 44s


Accessibility for UX with Elle Waters

Accessibility for UX with Elle Waters

How do you make your applications accessible to everyone? Carl and Richard talk to Elle Waters about her working building applications for the visually and hearing impaired, on all sorts of platforms. The web dominates the discussions since so much can be built there. Elle talks about the array of tools that users have to help them understand a web page through audio, even touch solutions using braille! You can make your applications work well with these tools, but it takes empathy, effort and lots of testing. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 August 2017 56m and 17s


Event Tracing for Windows with Dina Goldshtein

Event Tracing for Windows with Dina Goldshtein

How can ETW help you? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Dina Goldshtein about her work instrumenting applications. This leads to a conversation about Event Tracing for Windows, which Dina uses primarily to take measurements of different applications running on Windows machines - but you can have your app add to the ETW stream as well. Monitoring, profiling and debugging are all different tasks that can take advantage of the data provided by ETW, it depends on your needs at the time. Lots of discussion on the impact of measuring as well - nothing is free! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 August 2017 57m and 21s


The Azure Platform Landscape with Barry Luijbregts

The Azure Platform Landscape with Barry Luijbregts

There's a lot of stuff in Azure - how to sort through it all? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talk to Barry Luijbregts about the huge array of features that exist in the Azure Platform-as-a-Service offerings. Barry runs down the list, helping to categorize what elements are very similar, what are totally different, and how things work together. The platform is where it's at in terms of value, it's well worth your time to figure out what parts can work for you! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 August 2017 58m and 32s


The Evolution of Serilog with Nicholas Blumhardt

The Evolution of Serilog with Nicholas Blumhardt

Is there more to logging? Yes! While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Nicholas Blumhardt about his long running logging project called Serilog. Calling back to the earlier .NET Rocks episode on Serilog (2014!), Nicholas talks about how logging is one of those 'bicycle shed' problems - it looks simple on the surface, but the deeper you go, the more you find complexity that needs to be managed well. Don't do it yourself, use a great library like Serilog! The core implementation is simple, but a great abstraction allows you to push those logs wherever you need them, whether that be text files, databases or the huge diversity of existing log tracking. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 August 2017 53m and 23s


MSBuild with Daniel Plaisted

MSBuild with Daniel Plaisted

MS Build is cooler than you think! While at NDC Oslo, Carl and Richard sat down with Daniel Plaisted to talk about the latest version of MS Build. But first, a quick conversation about the situation around the reversion back from project files using JSON rather than the traditional XML-driven MS Build files. The good news is that more of what made the JSON project files great is showing up in the MS Build files! The conversation also digs into building complex pipelines for MS Build and more importantly - how to debug them! Structured logging to the rescue! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 August 2017 47m and 39s


Azure Cosmos DB with Josh Lane

Azure Cosmos DB with Josh Lane

Are you ready to go into the cosmos? With apologies to the late Carl Sagan, let's talk about Cosmos DB! While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Josh Lane about Cosmos DB which was first announced at the Build conference. Cosmos DB is a globally distributed multi-modal database. As of the recording it supported several flavors of document storage (including MongoDB) as well as key-value, graph and columnar stores. Josh digs into the various scenarios for an ultra-fast distributed storage solution like this - a great example of platform-as-a-service! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 August 2017 55m and 9s


.NET Summer Hackfest with Jon Galloway

.NET Summer Hackfest with Jon Galloway

It's summer in the northern hemisphere, are you ready to get hacking? Carl and Richard chat with the new executive director of the .NET Foundation, Jon Galloway. The conversation starts out talking about the Foundation itself, why it exists and what it does for the .NET open source community as a whole. The Foundation is where .NET Core, C# and more all live, as well as many awesome third party projects. Then to the Summer Hackfest, where the Foundation is providing support to get developers working on open source projects - if you've got one in mind, check out the links below and make a submission! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 August 2017 53m and 6s


GraphQL with Steve Faulkner

GraphQL with Steve Faulkner

How do you make your APIs accessible to everyone? While at NDC is Oslo, Carl and Richard talk to Steven Faulkner about GraphQL, a Facebook open source project for exposing your APIs in a type-safe JSON-like approach. Steven talks about the advantages of having an abstraction over your APIs, allowing you to manage new versions of your API painlessly as well as packaging up multiple calls - saving some round trips! While the reference implementation is React and Javascript focused, the community has built support for many languages including C# - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 July 2017 52m and 28s


ASP.NET Core 2.0 with Damian Edwards and David Fowler

ASP.NET Core 2.0 with Damian Edwards and David Fowler

Core 2 is coming - are you ready? While at NDC Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to the amazing duo of Damian Edwards and David Fowler about the rapidly approaching release of Core 2. Expectations are huge, but Damian and David are confident that Core 2 will deliver. The conversation dives into the meta side of software development - what didn't make it into Core 2, what had to be pushed to the next version, and what will have to be added at the last minute. Lots of laughs and enthusiasm as the open source reality of .NET is coming true! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 July 2017 49m and 24s


TypeScript and Beyond with Anders Hejlsberg

TypeScript and Beyond with Anders Hejlsberg

The father of C# and TypeScript drops by for a visit! While at Build in Seattle, Carl and Richard talked to the one-and-only Anders Hejlsberg about his work on C# and more recently, TypeScript. Anders in his inevitable style talks through why languages work the way they do, the evolution of both C# and JavaScript, and the role that TypeScript has to play in making web development a better place. Great words from the legend! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 July 2017 54m and 12s


Windows Containers with Steve Lasker

Windows Containers with Steve Lasker

How are containers coming along in the Windows world? Carl and Richard talk to Steve Lasker about his work making containers easy to use from within Visual Studio. Most work on containers has been around Linux, but when Windows Server 2016 shipped, Windows containers became real. Should you be using containers in your all-Windows world? Steve talks about the advantages and challenges, it's not all simple, but it is very powerful and worth a look! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 July 2017 46m and 33s


The .NET Renaissance with Ian Cooper

The .NET Renaissance with Ian Cooper

After years of waning, .NET is on the rise - is it time for a renaissance? Ian Cooper says yes! The first of the NDC Oslo shows for 2017 starts out focused on a blog post that Ian published in February 2017 calling for a .NET Renaissance, and what it takes for it to come true. The move to open source has helped a lot, as it opens the door to what people really look for in a thriving community - rather than being a product created by Microsoft, it is a set of tools supporting by Microsoft but with direct community involvement. There's a lot going right, it's time for a renaissance! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 July 2017 58m and 54s


The Fluent Design System with James Clarke

The Fluent Design System with James Clarke

Ready to get fluent? While at the Build conference in Seattle, Carl and Richard talked to James Clarke about the Fluent Design System. Fluent represents the next generation of Windows UI elements, as part of the continuous updating process that Windows 10 is under going these days. James talks about how you can start to experiment with the latest Fluent bits and provide feedback directly to the team as the features evolve. Microsoft is implementing Fluent against Windows and the Microsoft Store, and you can be part of those experiments too - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 July 2017 56m and 26s


New .NET Standards with Mike Harsh and Joe Stegman

New .NET Standards with Mike Harsh and Joe Stegman

What's up with .NET Standard and the new XAML Standard? While at Build in Seattle, Carl and Richard chatted with Mike Harsh and Joe Stegman about the importance of the new standards and how they will affect .NET development going forward. As Mike and Joe explain, the focus is on making sure that the different versions of .NET (and XAML) that are out there today converge on a common standard. This will make it easier for tool vendors to build tools that work everywhere, and for developers to be able to write code that runs across platforms. It's going to take some time, but standards should make our lives better! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 July 2017 52m and 33s


WebAssembly and Blazor with Steve Sanderson

WebAssembly and Blazor with Steve Sanderson

Is Silverlight back? Carl and Richard talk to Steve Sanderson about a demo he did at NDC Oslo that blew some minds. The demo involved using WebAssembly to put a version of the .NET Runtime and C# into the browser. Yes, that's right, Steve found a way to write C# that runs in the browser with NO PLUGIN. It's only an experiment, and there's no XAML to be found, so it's not really Silverlight, but it certainly gets you thinking - what if you could run any language you wanted in the browser? What would your world be like then? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 July 2017 49m and 12s


Project Rome with Vikas Bhatia and Shawn Henry

Project Rome with Vikas Bhatia and Shawn Henry

We all have multiple devices, how do we make them all work together well? While at Build in Seattle, Carl and Richard sat down with Vikas Bhatia and Shawn Henry to talk about Project Rome. As Vikas explains, Project Rome is all about cross-device experiences utilizing APIs available on multiple platforms and interacting with Microsoft Graph. The goal is to have work and information follow you between devices - with the user always in control. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 June 2017 55m and 19s


Ideas from Build with Holger Mueller

Ideas from Build with Holger Mueller

More analysis from Build - during Build! While at Build in Seattle, Carl and Richard talked to Holger Mueller about his impressions of the show, shortly after the first keynote. Holger runs the gamut, talking about .NET Core, Visual Studio 2017, Azure, DevOps, Containers and more. A lot happened at Build, here's a view from the early point in the event itself! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 June 2017 52m and 58s


Military Spaceplanes Geek Out

Military Spaceplanes Geek Out

What does the military want with a space plane? Time for a Geek Out! The conversation begins with that question - what space plane? Richard digs into the history of the space shuttle, which did have substantial funding from the US Air Force for specific military missions, none of which ever happened for a variety of reasons. And then off into the various projects to try and build a military space plane, including the DC-X, X-33, X-37B, DARPA RASCAL and the latest attempt, the DARPA XS-1. Each project brought some capabilities to the fore, but there's still a long way to go! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 June 2017 59m and 51s


The Azure Mobile App with Jakub Jedryszek and Michael Flanakin

The Azure Mobile App with Jakub Jedryszek and Michael Flanakin

Want to manage your Azure apps on your smartphone? Carl and Richard talk to Jakub Jedryszek and Michael Flanakin about their work building the Azure Mobile App. Not just a mobile version of the Azure Portal, the app is built with Xamarin Native for iOS and Android, and focuses on using the phone efficiently to let you do what you need to! The discussion dives into the challenges of working on varying form factors and the tools that make things easier. And of course, there are great instrumentation and feedback mechanisms. It's early days for this application yet, so check it out and let them know what you need! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 June 2017 52m and 1s


New Great Design Science with Mark Miller

New Great Design Science with Mark Miller

Are you ready to take your UX design to the next level? Carl and Richard talk to Mark Miller about his latest research into the science of great design - and it's definitely a science! Mark walks through some core concepts related to user interface design and the design of the application as a whole, helping users stay focused on what they need to do without interrupting or confusing them along the way. The discussion also embraces a lot of design decisions in the non-digital world as well - how you walk and drive a car are impacted by the design of a number of things! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 June 2017 54m and 36s


Build Recap with Rocky Lhotka

Build Recap with Rocky Lhotka

What happened at Build? Lots! Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka about his impressions around the various announcements at Build. The conversation ranges over how this Build was somewhat different from others - perhaps more aspirational? Topics covered included the amazing AI/vision system demos that were exciting and frightening at the same time, as well as the XAML and .NET Standards, Hololens, VR, Project Rome and more! So much happened at Build! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 June 2017 1h, 5m and 56s


Azure Service Fabric and Microservices with James Sturtevant

Azure Service Fabric and Microservices with James Sturtevant

Azure Service Fabric is here - should your application take advantage of it? Carl and Richard talk to James Sturtevant about his experiences moving applications into Azure Service Fabric. Yes, it is possible to "lift and shift" your application into Service Fabric via Guest Executables, but that doesn't mean you'll get much of the benefit that Service Fabric can provide. James talks about picking a feature in your application to peel off into a microservice, perhaps as an Azure Function or other serverless strategy - or even into a container! Instrumentation is a key aspect to understanding what will improve your application, and it takes time - all apps are on a continuum of development! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 June 2017 47m and 7s


Building Cloud Redundancy with Vishwas Lele

Building Cloud Redundancy with Vishwas Lele

How do you get better uptime than the cloud? Two clouds! Carl and Richard talk to Vishwas Lele about his experiences building ultra-reliable applications, both on-premises and in the cloud. The discussion digs into the decisions around reliability - it's easy to want it, but will you pay for it? It's important to calculate the cost of downtime, as that helps set the budget for what it takes to stay up. And that leads to a conversation about how you build highly reliable software - it can't just come from the infrastructure, there is code involved as well! And the next question is - how do you make your app work in two different clouds? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 June 2017 58m and 55s


Banish your Inner Critic with Denise Jacobs

Banish your Inner Critic with Denise Jacobs

Banish Your Inner Critic! Carl and Richard talk to Denise Jacobs about her new book on creativity. And yes, we're all creative, we just have to get that inner critic under control. Denise talks about her own battles with feeling good enough to actually do work well and share it with others. It comes down to a sense of self-compassion - often we are harder on ourselves than we are on others. Give yourself a break and have some fun - the creativity will come! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 June 2017 56m and 14s


Security Nightmares with Troy Hunt

Security Nightmares with Troy Hunt

Troy is back, put on your tinfoil hat and get under the bed! Carl and Richard talk to Troy Hunt about the latest security exploits going around. Ransomware is hitting new highs, where a user's files get encrypted via malware, and the only way to get them back is to pay a ransom in Bitcoin. Or are there other ways to recover? And don't be so sure paying the ransom will fix anything, there are some unscrupulous criminals out there that just delete your files instead! The conversation also dives into the comprehensive move of the World Wide Web over to HTTPS - and with HTTP/2, HTTPS can actually be faster than HTTP! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 May 2017 53m and 40s


Ditching the Hourly Crusade with Jonathan Stark

Ditching the Hourly Crusade with Jonathan Stark

Ready to get off the hourly treadmill? Carl and Richard talk to Jonathan Stark about ditching the hourly crusade. Jon talks about the fact that software development really isn't an hourly business - you don't provide value every hour with software, the value only comes when it's finished. The conversation focuses on value - what value does this software bring to the organization? If you don't know that, how can you be successful? But once you do know, pricing is different, and so is focus for you. Provide value to your customer, not an hourly rate! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 May 2017 59m and 11s


Azure Functions with Yochay Kiriaty

Azure Functions with Yochay Kiriaty

What can Azure functions do for you? Carl and Richard talk to Yochay Kiriaty about his work creating Azure Functions as part of the App Service Platform for Azure. Azure Functions get you focused on just building code, there is no virtual machine, no operating system and a minimal hosting environment. But that doesn't mean that they're simple. Yochay talks about the need to architect effectively for Azure Functions - you can get yourself in a corner where Azure Functions can't save you. But if you keep your Azure Functions lean and stateless, this is the most dynamic, fastest scaling cloud service you can imagine! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 May 2017 1h, 23s


Hypersonic Vehicles Geek Out

Hypersonic Vehicles Geek Out

How fast can you go through the air? Time for a Geek Out! Richard chats with Carl about the challenges of flying in the hypersonic regime - above Mach 5! Lots of experiments were done in the early days of the space race, and died down after Apollo 11. But toward the end of the cold war there was a resurgence that has continued to this day - developing engines and materials to keep flying faster. Most of the technology is focused on military weapons, but there could be a path to space when more of the problems get solved! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 May 2017 1h, 18s


Enterprise Angular and Azure with John Papa

Enterprise Angular and Azure with John Papa

Is Angular ready for the enterprise? Carl and Richard talk to John Papa about the latest version of Angular and it's applicability in every day enterprise development. John discusses how the fast-moving updates of open source projects are a challenge for enterprise developers and the solutions available - you don't have to always use the latest bits! The role of the cloud (specifically Azure) is also explored, and John talks about Azure Functions as a great way to build server-side elements of your application quickly and painlessly, without a lot of ceremony and provisioning. And if you think that's cool, you want to come to AngularMix, Oct 10-12 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 May 2017 53m and 4s


Deploying Apps using Chef with Robb Schiefer

Deploying Apps using Chef with Robb Schiefer

How do you deploy software? Carl and Richard talk to Robb Schiefer about his experiences using Chef to do application deployment. Chef comes from the open source Linux world, and is free to use with a pay option when you get to certain enterprise features. The Windows support is pretty good, and it works closely with PowerShell and Desired State Configuration to automate deployment of Windows and Microsoft services. Robb digs into the testing component of Chef as well, with tools that allow you to test all sorts of options around your deployments so you can get them as robust as possible. Whether your on-premise, in the cloud, virtualized or containerized, Chef can help! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 May 2017 57m and 42s


Serverless Azure with Jeff Hollan

Serverless Azure with Jeff Hollan

Azure with no servers? Carl and Richard talk to Jeff Hollan about Azure's Serverless offerings. The idea is to stop worrying about virtual machines and operating systems and focus on the stuff you really need. Jeff talks about Logic Apps, which provide workflow and connectors between your code and a ton of other services, some coming from Azure and many coming from other service providers. Credentials for the services are kept in the Azure Key Vault rather than your code (or in the heads of your users), and there's some great instrumentation to understand what's going on. Is Serverless the future of the Cloud? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 May 2017 53m and 14s


The Evolution of Software Development Careers with Erik Dietrich

The Evolution of Software Development Careers with Erik Dietrich

How are software careers changing? Carl and Richard talk to Erik Dietrich about his new book, Developer Hegemony. Erik digs into the struggles that many developers have with the typical large enterprise, where software developers are treated more like cogs in the system, with limited amounts of information and flexibility. Leaving the company and contracting back increases your wages and flexibility, although now you are responsible for all the things that make your job your job - things like accounting, marketing, health insurance and so on. This leads to a more DevOps-like conversation that points to a future that is very software driven! It's a great time to be a developer! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 May 2017 51m and 25s


Comparing SPA Frameworks with Brian Noyes

Comparing SPA Frameworks with Brian Noyes

Angular or Aurelia? Carl and Richard talk to Brian Noyes about his experience building Single Page Application (SPA) style web sites using Angular and Aurelia. No, not both at the same time, but separately. Angular is all the rage these days, but Brian talks about the confusion around Angular caused by the breaking changes from 1.x to 2.x, the skipping of 3 and now settling on Angular 4. The discussion also digs into convention-over-configuration, Brian identifying Aurelia as a convention-driven framework, which leads to less code, but you have to understand how it wants to work. Lots of links in the show notes for tools and opinion pieces, take a look! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 May 2017 50m and 20s


DevOps Readiness Assessment with Jez Humble and Nicole Forsgren

DevOps Readiness Assessment with Jez Humble and Nicole Forsgren

Where is your DevOps at? Carl and Richard talk to Jez Humble and Nicole Forsgren about DORA, that is the DevOps Readiness Assessment. DORA helps you understand where your organization is at in the spectrum of DevOps, from low to medium to high. The conversation digs into what it takes to improve operational capability, focusing on understanding exactly how your organization delivers software so you can improve it. Along the way there are challenges, it is never easy to change an organization, but that's what it takes to actually improve software delivery. The goods news is that DevOps can work in any kind of organization: Big or small, startup or heavily regulated industry, it doesn't matter! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 April 2017 52m and 48s


Mobile Games using Xamarin Forms and Azure Service Fabric with Jon Peppers

Mobile Games using Xamarin Forms and Azure Service Fabric with Jon Peppers

You can make a game in Xamarin Forms? Yes! Carl and Richard talk to Jonathan Peppers about his latest work on NBA Life, a role-playing game for iOS and Android built with Xamarin Forms. Jonathan talks about the process they went through to decide on this particular architecture for the game, having done prototyping with Unity and Xamarin Native. The conversation also digs into the back end using Azure Service Fabric and it's Actor Model support - yes, everything is an actor! Lots of discussion around testing, deployment, crash handling and dealing with app stores. Building mobile games isn't always a pure native experience - you have choices! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 April 2017 53m and 40s


Antibiotic Geek Out

Antibiotic Geek Out

Most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives, but how do they work? Time for a Geek Out! Richard talks through some fundamental cell biology to be able to set the stage for what antibiotics are, where they come from and how they work. Why do antibiotics work on some illnesses and not others? Why are some bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant and what can be done about it? What's the alternative to antibiotics? As with most Geek Out subjects, the answers are complex, but worth it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 April 2017 1h, 5m and 37s


C# 7 and Visual Studio 2017 with Kathleen Dollard

C# 7 and Visual Studio 2017 with Kathleen Dollard

C# 7 and Visual Studio 2017 are shipped - now what? Carl and Richard talk to Kathleen Dollard about her experiences working with folks that are trying to dig into the latest version of Microsoft development tools. Kathleen talks about the various approaches she's taken to teaching both C# and effective use of Visual Studio, there are so many little things to know, it's hard to take it all in. The conversation dives deep into understanding async and await so that you actually get real benefit from them - it's not a simple thing to do right! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 April 2017 1h, 2m and 3s


DevOps Pipelines with Donovan Brown

DevOps Pipelines with Donovan Brown

The whirlwind of DevOps is back! Carl and Richard talk to Donovan Brown about his on-going mission to get everyone into a DevOps practice - in fact, he talks about getting to a place where continuous delivery and monitoring are just the way you make software. Donovan talks about a session he has been giving where he creates four different delivery pipelines in an hour, with different programming languages, platforms, testing and deployment tools. And if he can make four in an hour, there's really no reason anyone can't build one pipeline in an afternoon. The conversation ranges over a spectrum of DevOps topics, including testing and monitoring - it's easier than ever to rub some DevOps on it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 April 2017 1h, 1m and 53s


Multi-tenant Apps Using cloudscribe with Joe Audette

Multi-tenant Apps Using cloudscribe with Joe Audette

What does it take to build great multi-tenant apps on the cloud? Carl and Richard talk to Joe Audette about his set of open source tools called cloudscribe to make multi-tenant apps easier to implement. The conversation starts out with managing IdentityServer, the great open source library for handling single-sign-on across multiple applications. Cloudscribe helps you manage the sites, users, roles and claims for IdentityServer. But there's more to multi-tenancy than just authentication and authorization, and Joe dives into the other elements of the suite to get your multi-tenant app running right! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 April 2017 1h, 49s


MVVM Cross with Martijn van Dijk

MVVM Cross with Martijn van Dijk

MVVMCross has grown up! Carl and Richard chat with Martjin van Dijk about his work on MVVMCross. Past guest Stuart Lodge started MVVMCross way back in 2012 when it was focused on building MVVM apps in Silverlight, but today the focus is on Xamarin. Martjin talks about how MVVMCross works with Xamarin forms to make it easier to build, test and debug mobile apps, bringing inversion of control and dependency injection as part of the library. The conversation also turns to navigation being moved to the viewmodel, rather than the view, so you write less code. MVVMCross can be a key part of your mobile app development strategy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 April 2017 42m and 16s


VSTS Analytics with Steven Borg

VSTS Analytics with Steven Borg

What can analytics around development do for you? Carl and Richard talk to Steven Borg about his work with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), especially around understanding developer productivity. The conversation starts out with a comment around Team Foundation Server and VSTS, the former being the on-premise version of the latter. But why run your own infrastructure when you don't have to? Then Steven dives into different kinds of analysis, looking for the best quality code. Can analysis tell you who should do a code review? Have a listen! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 April 2017 59m and 38s


Chaiscript with Jason Turner

Chaiscript with Jason Turner

Scripting with C++? Of course! Carl and Richard talk to Jason Turner about ChaiScript, his open source project that simplifies adding C++ as a scripting language to any application, but especially other C++ applications. The conversation turns to how C++ has evolved and some amazing tools available today to help you understand what C++ is doing, right down to the CPU level! Check out the links in the show notes for some of the cool tools that Jason and his associates have built! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 March 2017 49m and 46s


Visual Studio for Mac with Mikayla Hutchinson

Visual Studio for Mac with Mikayla Hutchinson

Visual Studio on a Mac! Carl and Richard talk to Mikayla Hutchinson who's been with Xamarin since the very beginning, about her work on the preview of Visual Studio for Mac. The product comes from MonoDevelop, which is Xamarin's IDE that runs in Windows, Mac and Linux. Mikayla talks about how Visual Studio for Mac focuses on both the client side of mobile devices and Mac OS as well as the cloud - there are templates included that will generate a basic app for iOS, Android and the back end layer in Azure. It's still in preview, but Visual Studio for Mac looks great! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 March 2017 44m and 33s


Beyond Legacy Code with David Bernstein

Beyond Legacy Code with David Bernstein

How do you manage legacy code? Carl and Richard talk to David Bernstein about his book Beyond Legacy Code. The conversation starts out talking about what legacy code is - and David brings up the idea that code is legacy if you don't have confidence in it. Now how do you get confidence? This is where the rewrite behavior comes from: You're naturally more confident in your own code. But is it a good idea? David talks about nine practices that are most effective at getting your application under control and out of legacy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 March 2017 57m and 46s


Brownfield DevOps with Damian Brady

Brownfield DevOps with Damian Brady

How do you bring a DevOps practice to an existing application? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talk to Damian Brady about his experiences working with teams trying to get better at building, deploying, instrumenting and maintaining existing applications. Often the processes put in place when an application is first developed stay the same - new techniques are applied to new apps. But it doesn't have to be like that! Damian talks about engaging everyone involved in the app, including management, development, QA, data folks, operations and more to work toward a better, more reliable application. And the results are worth it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 March 2017 57m and 35s


Moon Base Geek Out

Moon Base Geek Out

Should we go back to the moon? Richard says yes - time for a Geek Out! In recent months conversations around the Moon have surged - Richard discusses both the SLS EM-1 mission to the move and the SpaceX space tourism flight. And then on to the main topic: Why should we go back to the moon? Richard focuses on four points: We have not explored much of the moon at all, we can extract fuel and manufacture things on the moon, we need to understand how humans function long term in low gravity (rather than freefall), and finally, there are some unique science opportunities on the moon. And it's not just Richard excited about the topic - there are a ton of scientists and industry that want to go too! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 March 2017 56m and 8s


Proto.Actor with Roger Johansson

Proto.Actor with Roger Johansson

Ready for another actor framework? Carl and Richard talk to Roger Johansson about his work on proto.actor, and ultra-light-weight, easy to get into actor framework for .NET and Go. The conversation starts out with Akka.NET, the framework that Roger worked on a few years ago, and how it's origins in Java gave it a certain amount of ceremony that Roger thought could be simplified - hence proto.actor! With a focus on speed and simplicity, proto.actor uses libraries like Google's protocol buffers to work with other platforms and libraries well, check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 March 2017 55m and 57s


Visual Studio 2017 with Tim Sneath

Visual Studio 2017 with Tim Sneath

Visual Studio 2017 ships! Carl and Richard talk to Tim Sneath about his role in this version of Studio. Tim talks about speeding installation of Visual Studio by modularizing the various elements so you don't install things you don't need - but it's always easier to add more in! The conversation also digs into the extensibility model that makes it easier to build new features into Studio, and a great marketplace to share and sell them. Studio continues to evolve, the 2017 edition is awesome! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 March 2017 52m and 59s


Twenty Years of Visual Studio with Julia Liuson

Twenty Years of Visual Studio with Julia Liuson

Visual Studio is twenty years old! Carl and Richard chat with Julia Liuson, who has been involved with Visual Studio since its very earliest days in the 90s. Julia talks about how Microsoft decided to build a unified IDE for all its various development products including Visual Basic, C++, FoxPro and their new web development tool, Visual InterDev. But following quickly on from the 1997 edition was .NET and the complete change that it created for Visual Studio. Lots of great stories from someone that has been involved since the beginning - here's to another twenty years of Visual Studio! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 March 2017 49m and 35s


Refactoring Code and Team with Ryan Stelly

Refactoring Code and Team with Ryan Stelly

How do you evolve your team when it triples in size? Carl and Richard talk to Ryan Stelly about his experiences working at Rally Health when an acquisition grew the development team from eight people to 30. The conversation begins with a look at where they came from, building ASP.NET MVC apps. The new team used Scala and Angular together - how do you move forward? Cross team training, exploring new technologies and a lot of fun leads to React/Redux, a new DevOps stack and a culture that you'd want to be a part of! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 March 2017 52m and 14s


Container Strategies with Michele Bustamante

Container Strategies with Michele Bustamante

What's your strategy for moving to containers? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard chat with Michele Bustamante on how she talks to companies about utilizing container technology effectively. Michele discusses the fact that implementing containers represents more than just a technology investment - it's also a change in culture and process. This means that buy-in for container technology has to start at the top and permeate through the organization. And the benefits are just as comprehensive; it can be a significant part of a DevOps practice within an organization. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 February 2017 55m and 23s


Conway`s Law with Mark Seemann

Conway`s Law with Mark Seemann

What is Conway's Law and how does it apply to your organization? Carl and Richard met up with Mark Seemann in Copenhagen to chat about how organization structure affects the structure of software. That is the essence of Conway's Law, going all the way back to the 1960s, where he talked about how committees designing software end up making software that reflects the structure of the committees themselves. This leads to a broad conversation about how virtually every company today is actually a software company, and that software represents a vital asset to most businesses, but they may not recognize it yet. Getting your organization into shape to build great software can be the difference between success and bankruptcy! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 February 2017 55m and 19s


Deploying Windows Containers with Ben Hall

Deploying Windows Containers with Ben Hall

Windows Containers are here! While at NDC London, Carl and Richard chatted with Ben Hall about his on-going exploration of container technology. Windows Server 2016 shipped in late 2016 with support for two kinds of Windows containers. Ben talks about migrating an existing web application, IIS and all, over to Windows containers, providing some great deployment automation and scalability. There are still more bits to be built, but you can be productive with Windows containers today - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 February 2017 57m and 13s


Twelve Factor Apps in .NET with Ian Cooper

Twelve Factor Apps in .NET with Ian Cooper

What are the twelve factors that go into a successful cloud architected application? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Ian Cooper to talk through the twelve factors approach to building software. Ian talks about focusing on building software-as-a-service style application, likely in the cloud (and certainly using cloud architectures), with continuous delivery of new features. While agnostic to any particular technology, there are lots of common practices here that make sense when building any kind of application, just doubly so for SaaS-style applications. Have a listen! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 February 2017 1h, 18s


Fusion Power Update Geek Out

Fusion Power Update Geek Out

Will fusion power ever be real? Time for a geek out! Since the original fusion shows in 2014, there has been a bunch of progress in the field of fusion... okay, some progress. Richard talks about how ITER is delayed another ten years, the Wendelstein 7-X is actually up and running and the rest of the billionaire-funded fusion projects are somewhat quiet. Does that mean they have enough money so their working, or are they stuck? The discussion dives into a key challenge of fusion - more powerful magnets. And new magnet technology is on the horizon. Is this enough to make fusion power actually work? And is it even relevant anymore? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 February 2017 52m and 5s


Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities with Jessica Engstrom

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities with Jessica Engstrom

Mixed reality is coming! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Jessica Engstrom to talk about her work with virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. And yes, they are all different, with the conversation starting off with definitions of each. Jessica talks about some of the projects she's done using the mapping capabilities of the HoloLens to re-create 3D spaces. There's a new diversity of hardware in the space coming as well, with more vendors making augmented reality solutions and Microsoft opening up the Holographic OS for other vendors to make hardware with. The VR/AR/MR space continues to evolve! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 February 2017 51m and 37s


Machine Learning Panel at NDC London

Machine Learning Panel at NDC London

Are your machines learning? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard hosted a panel of Jennifer Marsman, Evelina Gabasova and Barbara Fusinska talking about their work in machine learning. The conversation ranges over the variety of projects they've worked on, including using machine learning to analyze Stack Overflow data, building a machine learning-driven lie detector, doing sales data analysis with R, and more. The machine learning space is vast, and there are plenty of opportunities for everyone, you need to get exploring! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 February 2017 59m and 35s


Ops and Operability with Dan North

Ops and Operability with Dan North

With apologies to Jane Austen, Carl and Richard talk to Dan North about the modern operations environment as one of the first NDC London shows of 2017. Dan digs into the challenges of operating modern applications and how a constant demand for new features can be destabilizing to software. The conversation explores getting to the root of concerns in systems so that everyone understands what is hard and what is easy. When people are misunderstood, fear and resistance almost always follow. Take the time to listen and get everyone working together well! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 February 2017 56m and 53s


Xamarin MVVM apps with Gill Cleeren

Xamarin MVVM apps with Gill Cleeren

What's the right way to make a Xamarin app? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Gill Cleeren to talk about using the MVVM pattern as part of an overall mobile development stack. As Gill describes, MVVM brings consistency to the plumbing of the mobile app so that you can focus on the important (hard) stuff, getting the UI right, and trying to get as much common code as possible. In the end, the views end up being more device/OS specific, while the model and view-model can be shared. The tooling is complicated, but it is possible to get going fast with mobile development! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 February 2017 56m and 36s


Chatbots with Galiya Warrier

Chatbots with Galiya Warrier

Ready to build a chatbot? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talk to Galiya Warrier about the different chatbot technologies available today. The focus is on the Microsoft Bot Framework, which under the hood uses LUIS - that's Language Understanding Intelligent Service. Galiya also talks about the QnA Maker, which sits on top of the Bot Framework to automate the creation of a chatbot that can use an FAQ as content. The discussion explores different chatbot platforms you can use, the integration of speech with the tech, and how to get past the hype of chatbots and into practical value. This is a whole new kind of UI for your application! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 February 2017 50m and 32s


IdentityServer4 with Brock Allen and Dominick Baier

IdentityServer4 with Brock Allen and Dominick Baier

IdentityServer4 is all grown up! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Brock Allen and Dominick Baier to discuss their amazing open source product, IdentityServer. The conversation starts out where it left off last year, getting to the point of shipping IdentityServer with ASP.NET RC1. But literally a few hours later, RC2 was announced with serious breaking changes. The challenge of building software in the open! Dom and Brock talk through an implementation of IdentityServer using different federation sources, handling multi-tenancy and more. This is the right way to do identity! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 February 2017 57m and 4s


Data and Docker with Stephanie Locke

Data and Docker with Stephanie Locke

Can you use Docker with your database? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Stephanie Locke about her experiences deploying database in containers. And as Stephanie says, you can deploy the database engine there, but the data has to live somewhere a bit more stable - like the cloud! The conversation digs into the power of containers for rapid deployment and upgrading, as well as the value of using different types of file stores for retaining data. In the end, a database creates files of data, and that's what you need to protect. Stephanie also talks about what databases make sense in different scenarios - it's not only about relational! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 February 2017 55m and 6s


Nodatime, Google Cloud and More with Jon Skeet

Nodatime, Google Cloud and More with Jon Skeet

The Chuck Norris of C# is back! While at NDC London, Carl and Richard sit down with the indomitable (and always humble) Jon Skeet to talk about what he's been working on in the past year. First up is nodatime, an open source library for doing date, time and timezones correctly. Why is time so hard? Because politics and science! Jon talks about crazy time zone challenges, solutions for leap seconds and more. Next up is Google Cloud Platform which has gone all C# friendly! Jon talks about building C# friendly APIs for various Google services to make it easy as possible for your .NET application to work in Google's cloud. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 January 2017 57m and 50s


Punishment Driven Development with Louise Elliott

Punishment Driven Development with Louise Elliott

The beatings will continue until morale improves! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Louise Elliott about the idea of punishment driven development - that is, workplaces where blame is a driver. Louise talks about getting rid of blame and punishment, whether self-inflicted or team-inflicted, so that the individual unique contributions and capabilities of every member of the team are valued. The conversation also dives into creating constructive incentives - not pitting team members or separate teams against each other, actually making sure everyone is focused on making sure the business is successful. Great reminders about working on the right things! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 January 2017 53m and 37s


ASP.NET Core Opinionated Approach with Scott Allen

ASP.NET Core Opinionated Approach with Scott Allen

So what's the right way to use ASP.NET Core? There may not be one right way, but there are plenty of opinions, and Scott Allen has some! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard chat with Scott about his preferences for building ASP.NET Core apps. Scott digs into project organization, keeping projects and folder structures aligned, keeping elements related to features together and more. Many of the defaults around an ASP.NET Core project are arbitrary - you can do things the way you want to do them. The challenge is just putting some thought into it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 January 2017 58m and 14s


Microsoft Philanthropies with Jeremy Pitman

Microsoft Philanthropies with Jeremy Pitman

Can you help a charity move to the cloud? Carl and Richard talk to Jeremy Pitman of Microsoft Philanthropies about the new offering to provide $5000 worth of Azure credit to any qualified non-profit organization. The offering includes tools like Office 365 and Dynamics CRM - things that are pretty straightforward to implement. Even using Azure to set up a WordPress blog is simple - but what if you want to lift-and-shift an existing charity website? Perhaps .NET Rocks listeners could be helping their local charities to make this a reality! Beyond the basics, the cloud offers great new capabilities in analytics that can make charities even more effective! Public cloud for public good! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 January 2017 49m and 24s


Space in 2017 Geek Out

Space in 2017 Geek Out

2016 was an amazing year for space - what happens in 2017! Time for a Geek Out! Richard pulls together all his notes on the various players in the US space industry (and a few beyond the US). The big player, of course, is the United Launch Alliance (ULA). With pressure from SpaceX, ULA is starting to innovate - is this a good thing? And what about SpaceX? After the accident on Sept 1 2016, they're pushing hard to return to flight (and as this show publishes, should have just flown). There's also Blue Origin, Orbital ATK and a few companies you've never heard of that are sure to make some news in 2017 - exciting space times! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 January 2017 1h, 3m and 10s


Azure Key Vault with Sumedh Barde

Azure Key Vault with Sumedh Barde

Where do your keep your secrets? Carl and Richard talk to Sumedh Barde about Azure Key Vault - the perfect place to keep all your secrets for your Azure applications. Sumedh talks through the issues around securing Azure applications properly and needing to store certificates and other secrets (including username/password logins) in a very secure place. Azure Active Directory plays a critical role in making everything work by providing identity services so that you can decide who/what has access to the secrets without sharing the secrets themselves. This makes control over access much simpler - no need to change certificates because someone left the company! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 January 2017 55m and 2s


Monitoring your Azure App with Tom Kerkhove

Monitoring your Azure App with Tom Kerkhove

How do you monitor your applications in Azure? Carl and Richard talk to Tom Kerkhove about his work with Azure Application Insights. AppInsights works with .NET, Java and nodeJS apps to allow detailed instrumentation of how your application is being used. Tom talks about doing deep tracing with AppInsights to be able to see a request come in on the front side of the application all the way back to the database. The conversation also digs into other levels of instrumentation including Operations Management Suite and Azure Monitoring. Getting the right data is the challenge, but it's worth it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 January 2017 51m and 52s


Rewriting Critical Code with Phil Haack

Rewriting Critical Code with Phil Haack

How do you rewrite critical code safely? Carl and Richard talk to Phil Haack about his work on Scientist.NET. Phil talks about the challenges of rewriting code, which means taking something that works (more or less) and trying to make it better, at the risk of breaking it. Yes, test suites would help, but who has those on legacy projects? The Scientist library makes it easier for you to build a new version of a function in your legacy application and run it in parallel to the old function, so that you can validate the results in production without breaking anything. The conversation also turns to the value of rewrites, how tooling, techniques and technology have changed to make it more feasible to do major rewrites, and all the other geeky goodness that comes from hanging with Phil Haack. Happy episode 1400! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 January 2017 1h, 44s


Migrating to Azure with Christos Matskas

Migrating to Azure with Christos Matskas

How do you migrate to Azure? Carl and Richard talk to Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Christos Matskas about his work helping companies move workloads to Azure. The conversation starts out focused on what you can move to Azure - which is less a technical problem and more of a political one. Christos discusses Azure Site Recovery as a sort of gateway drug for getting organizations into Azure - much cheaper than running a backup data center, Site Recovery keeps images of all your active servers so that you can switch over to them in a disaster. And then the catalog is opened up, there are a ton of products in Azure, which ones do you use? Lots of great discussion on the various approaches to moving to the cloud! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 January 2017 55m and 28s


C++ for a New Generation with Kate Gregory

C++ for a New Generation with Kate Gregory

Are there new C++ programmers, or just old people? Carl and Richard chat with Kate Gregory about her discovery of a whole new generation of C++ programmers, who just haven't had to go through the same pain that the old folks once did. Kate talks about going to cppcon, the premier C++ conference in the world, and seeing packs of young people getting into C++. The good news is that C++ has evolved and the coding techniques are very different than they used to be. Yes, you can still build drivers and embedded systems with C++ and it's still pretty tough, but for regular software development, the new language features make life much more fun - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 January 2017 51m and 54s


Building Better C# Docs with Bill Wagner

Building Better C# Docs with Bill Wagner

Have you seen the new docs for C# (and many other Microsoft products)? Carl and Richard talk to Bill Wagner about his work with Microsoft getting great C# docs together on http://docs.microsoft.com. But first, a conversation about side projects, including Carl's work bringing the Polly library to the .NET Foundation as well as Bill and Richard's work on Humanitarian Toolbox. Then on to the docs - which are fully editable via GitHub, so anyone can help build the docs. Lots of interactive code options, the samples are real (and tested), video, great detailed descriptions and more. What if docs didn't have to suck? Because they don't! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 January 2017 52m and 7s


Making a Web App Progressive with Christian Heilmann

Making a Web App Progressive with Christian Heilmann

How do you make your website progressive? Carl and Richard talk to Christian Heilmann about the latest approach in web development - the progressive web app (PWA). Christian talks about how PWAs really are progressive - you can add bits of these new capabilities to your existing web sites and see some benefit. It starts with the manifest that helps create an icon on a desktop or smartphone to get access to the website, so your user doesn't have to type the URL anymore. And it goes from there, adding offline capabilities, notifications and more. Different browsers are in different states of implementation with PWAs, but the movement is clear, doing more with web apps! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 January 2017 1h, 1m and


Markdown Monster with Rick Strahl

Markdown Monster with Rick Strahl

You need to markdown to make good markup! Carl and Richard talk to Rick Strahl about his work building Markdown Monster, which is a Windows-based editor for creating markdown code that ultimately becomes HTML. Or leave it as markdown, which is a popular format (going back to 2004) for blogs, readme docs in GitHub and more. Rick talks about his experiences putting together a desktop app (WPF!) but still keeping it open source. Pay for it if you use it, but try it for free, or fork it on GitHub! Lots of great conversation about modern development on the desktop, including updates, packaging and so on. You can still make desktop software make sense! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 January 2017 55m and 20s


Software Development Apprenticeship with Will Gant and BJ Burns

Software Development Apprenticeship with Will Gant and BJ Burns

What happens when your college buddy decides later in life that he wants to switch to software development? Carl and Richard talk to Will Gant about his efforts bringing BJ Burns into his organization and apprenticing him as a software developer. What can you build with the earliest set of skills in modern development? How is an apprenticeship different from more traditional schooling? Will and BJ tell the story of how the apprenticeship came to be and where it is today - a great story of becoming a developer! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 December 2016 48m and 34s


The End of Web Essentials with Mads Kristensen

The End of Web Essentials with Mads Kristensen

With the release of Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate, the truth is out - no more web essentials! Carl and Richard talk to Mads Kristensen about his decision to stop making Web Essentials, but not to stop making all the Web Essentials goodness! Rather than make one big bundle of tools for web developers, Mads has broken down the package into individual add-ins that you can download separately and install. It all comes down to manageability - not everyone wants everything, so now you can pick and choose. Key to managing the add-ins is the Web Extension Pack, that will help you install the components you need. Web Essentials lives on! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 December 2016 1h, 1m and 6s


JewelBots with Sara Chipps

JewelBots with Sara Chipps

Friendship bracelets that teach girls to code! Carl and Richard talk to Sara Chipps about her experiences bringing Jewelbots to life. Sara talks about her idea to get girls more interested in coding by creating something programmable that girls will like - a friendship bracelet! Sara and her team put together a kickstarter in 2015 to raise $30,000 and ultimately raised $167,000 - the product was a hit right from the beginning. The story digs into the challenge of actually making a physical consumer product (as opposed to software), especially how much slower everything takes. But alls well that ends well - the product is shipping and people love it! Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 December 2016 51m and 13s


Managing Angular with Jules Kremer

Managing Angular with Jules Kremer

What does it take to keep AngularJS moving forward? Carl and Richard talk to Jules Kremer about her work as the head of Angular Developer Relations at Google. Angular started out as an internal library at Google and is widely used all over the organization. But as it's popularity grew, the outside world became interested in it also. Jules talks about learning how the rest of the world uses Angular and the role that played in the significant shift that happened in Angular 2, including the move to TypeScript, becoming more opinionated, and so on. The conversation also goes to the future of Angular, including the focus on Progressive Web Apps and a great set of docs. Oh, and we give away $5000 worth of technology to one lucky member of the .NET Rocks fan club! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 December 2016 54m and 19s


Building Mobile Apps using Ionic v2 with Justin James

Building Mobile Apps using Ionic v2 with Justin James

Ionic is growing up! Carl and Richard talk to Justin James about his work building mobile apps with Ionic Framework, now at version 2! Justin talks about the tight relationship between Angular and Ionic, including the significant changes from V1 to V2 - mostly due to Angular, but still. As such, Justin recommends sticking with Ionic 1 for existing apps but building new apps with Ionic 2. The conversation also digs into tooling choices (Visual Studio or not?) deployment options, emulators and side loaders and the fun that is app stores. Mobile development is never easy, but it is getting better with tools like Ionic! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 December 2016 53m and 19s


Going Serverless using WebTask with Glenn Block

Going Serverless using WebTask with Glenn Block

There are more ways to go serverless! Carl and Richard talk to Glenn Block about his work with WebTask. WebTask uses nodeJS to build services that are unique units of work with their own scalability. Glenn also talks about using WebTask as a Webhook, allowing you to do call backs based on an activity - it's this tooling that can help you automated builds and deployments and more. Using the Webhook approach, Glenn digs into techniques for building custom commands for Slack and a bunch of other environments - WebTask can become cloud-driven glue for your apps! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 December 2016 1h, 2m and 26s


Worldwide Energy Production Geek Out

Worldwide Energy Production Geek Out

As requested by a listener, a Geek Out on worldwide energy production! Richard starts out with a discussion on how to measure the energy production of humanity, and explores how energy is used on the planet - it's not just about electricity! Then into the hard stuff, looking through all sorts of energy sources including oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear, wind, solar and even geothermal. There's a lot of ways to make and consume power, some with more impact on the planet and some with less. What are the prospects going forward? Can we actually move away from fossil fuels, or is it just too expensive? Last Geek Out of the year, see you in 2017! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 December 2016 1h, 4m and 58s


JavaScript Development Environments with Cory House

JavaScript Development Environments with Cory House

How many different decisions do you need to make before starting web development? Carl and Richard talk to Cory House about picking out a JavaScript development environment. Cory talks about his own experiences getting into the groove with the React stack, but that is certainly not the only way to build a web application. When you think more broadly about building web apps, the number of decisions can be daunting, and hence the increase in starter kits and other tools like the JavaScript Services toolkit for making it easier to get all your tools together. Lots of great links in the show notes for different tools you can use! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 December 2016 52m and 18s


Containers Panel at DevIntersection Europe

Containers Panel at DevIntersection Europe

How are containers doing in the world today? While in Haarlem for DevIntersection Europe, Carl and Richard hosted a panel with Michele Bustamante, Dan Wahlin and Rick Van Rousselt about how they are currently working with containers and what they see coming in the future. The panel discusses how making containers work is really about working with Linux, which is entirely viable in the .NET world with .NET Core, but Windows Containers looks to change that in the coming years. What will modern development look like in the next couple of years as containers take ahold of the entire development cycle? Exciting times! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 December 2016 49m and 13s


Imposter Syndrome with Rob Conery

Imposter Syndrome with Rob Conery

Are you an imposter? Carl and Richard talk to Rob Conery about his battle with imposter syndrome - starting with a definition. Rob talks about how often folks that don't have formal computing science education feel like they are faking it when it comes to software development, no matter how significant their contributions are. And part of his process for dealing with his own issues was to write a book on the subject - self-published. One of the focuses of the book is to dig into core concepts in computing science that are actually valuable in your day-to-day development efforts, such as estimating the difficulty of a computing problem or describing core algorithmic concepts. Learn from the smart people that have come before in computing! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 December 2016 56m and 44s


ASP.NET Core Security with Roland Guijt

ASP.NET Core Security with Roland Guijt

How does security work in ASP.NET Core? Carl and Richard talk to Roland Guijt about the security features of ASP.NET Core - many of which are the same as the original .NET, but there are some significant changes! The conversation starts out dealing with the idea that retrofitting security at the end of a project is fraught with perils that ultimately endanger your application and users. It's worth taking some time to figure out how security is going to be part of your app from the beginning. Roland talks about what makes sense to build directly into your ASP.NET Core app and what can be externalized with tools like Identity Server. And there are claims - lots of claims! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 December 2016 48m and 48s


Understanding Entity Framework Core with Julie Lerman

Understanding Entity Framework Core with Julie Lerman

Entity Framework Core has shipped - now what? Carl and Richard talk to Julie Lerman about what this new version of Entity Framework does to the data layer. Julie digs into how EF Core has the same relationship with EF 6.x as ASP.NET Core has to ASP.NET 4.x - they are parallel versions aimed at different goals. The Core editions are all about cross-platform where the originals continue to be Windows-centric. Both versions of Entity Framework are open source on GitHub so you can see the development is on-going - and participate in it if you wish! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 December 2016 1h, 4m and 22s


Business Anti-Patterns with Steve Smith

Business Anti-Patterns with Steve Smith

There are software design patterns and anti-patterns, but does the same hold true for business? Carl and Richard talk to Steve Smith about business anti-patterns, that is, practices and approaches to business that while they may appear to be useful on the surface, are actually quite harmful. While the problem tends to be around development, since it's often not understood by business, many of these anti-patterns affect all aspects of a business. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 December 2016 49m and 46s


Progressive Web Apps with Kirupa Chinnathambi

Progressive Web Apps with Kirupa Chinnathambi

What the heck is a Progressive Web App? Carl and Richard talk to Kirupa Chinnathambi about his experiences building at the edge of the modern web with Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). PWAs are trying to bridge the gap between traditional applications and web applications, starting with keeping a web app functional when there is an interruption in Internet connection. But it's more than that - how do you appear as an icon on a desktop or app surface, provide notifications and otherwise look and act like every other kind of application? Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 November 2016 50m and 17s


Building an Azure Search Engine with Anthony Brown

Building an Azure Search Engine with Anthony Brown

How hard is it to build a search engine? Carl and Richard talk to Anthony Brown about his efforts to build his own search engine using Azure and F#. The conversation starts out with the question "Why?" which quickly turns into an indictment of the modern search engine, which, while useful, is bothered by the necessities of business with advertising and gaming of the system. Anthony talks about getting effective at exploring web pages for meaningful content using the ability of F# to write intelligent, tolerant parsing. Azure Search plays a huge role in taking that data and indexing in a way that makes it fast. Lots of great thinking about how these complex problems get solved! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 November 2016 47m and 52s


SQL Choices with Tony Petrossian

SQL Choices with Tony Petrossian

The choices for SQL Server continue to expand! With last week's announcements at Connect, SQL Server is coming to Linux in a big way. What does that mean for the average consumer of SQL Server? Tony talks about the on-going evolution of the product to store data in lots of different ways, not just relational. And on top of that, the latest SQL Server is great at taking relational data and making it available in super-fast and efficient ways. There are more SQL choices than every before! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 November 2016 48m and 32s


Science of Great UI with Mark Miller

Science of Great UI with Mark Miller

What does it take to make a really great UI? Carl and Richard talk to Mark Miller about his latest work on helping people build the best possible UI. Mark has developed an amazing course teaching all of the details of making a great UI, directly connecting it to how humans see, perceive and interact with technology. Color, contrast, hue and intensity all affect perception of information on the screen, and Mark has organized every bit of it with awesome examples to help you make a really great UI. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 November 2016 59m and 38s


The Marketing of .NET with Beth Massi

The Marketing of .NET with Beth Massi

.NET used to be all about Windows - but it's not anymore! How do you market something so diverse? Carl and Richard talk to Beth Massi about her new role as the Marketing Manager for .NET. Today .NET runs on all sorts of platforms, and you can develop .NET code on multiple platforms as well. Beth talks about reaching out to the new audiences that may have never considered .NET before because of it's former focus on Windows. Now .NET runs everywhere, on all sorts of devices, and into even more operating systems. Where would you like your code to run? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 November 2016 52m and 35s


Connect Debrief with Scott Hunter

Connect Debrief with Scott Hunter

So many amazing things announced at Connect! Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about his favorite bits of Connect, including a ton of important announcements including new support in Visual Studio for containers, cool new integration with SQL Server 2016, the on-going evolution of .NET Core and it's tooling and so much more! You've seen the keynotes, now listen to a deeper dive with one of the key people behind .NET today! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 November 2016 57m and 18s


Mobile Development using F# with Scott Nimrod

Mobile Development using F# with Scott Nimrod

Functional programming for mobile development? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Nimrod about his experiences building mobile apps with Xamarin using F# as the primary programming language. Does functional make sense for mobile development? Sure, but F# can handle OOP problems too. Scott calls it "functional first". The conversation digs into the power of staying within Visual Studio - tools that you know and understand! But there are also features in Visual Studio that don't necessarily work well (or the same) with F#, so it does take time to learn your way around your new language. But worth it! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 November 2016 51m and 51s


JavaScriptServices with Steve Sanderson

JavaScriptServices with Steve Sanderson

How do you get to coding quickly with the new web development frameworks? Carl and Richard talk to Steve Sanderson about JavaScriptServices, which is actually a set of templates for helping you set up your development environment for Angular, Knockout, React and/or React-Redux. Steve talks about all the bits and pieces necessary to actually get to your code-run-debug cycle of development. Along the way he mentions a number of tools involved to make life easier, including Yeoman and WebPack. The conversation also turns to this diversity of client development stacks and the philosophy behind them - more great thinking by a web leader! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 November 2016 55m and 32s


DC Lighting Geek Out

DC Lighting Geek Out

DC Lighting real, and Richard has installed it! Time for a Geek Out! You've heard bits and pieces about the flood in Richard's basement and the year long effort to get it restored and renovated - including DC LED lighting! Richard discusses his experience getting the LumenCache lighting system working in his basement, along with the various kinds of lights possible: new dedicated LED light fixtures, refitting existing light fixtures with LED and custom making LED lighting with aluminum extrusions and LED light tape. Power efficient, cool running and cool looking - this is what modern lighting should be! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 November 2016 50m and 11s


Building Mobile Apps using MFractor with Matthew Robbins

Building Mobile Apps using MFractor with Matthew Robbins

Making mobile apps is never simple - but it can be made easier! Carl and Richard talk to Matthew Robbins about MFractor, a tool designed to help you build mobile apps using Xamarin across platforms more easily. Matthew talks about the challenges of trying to create common code (typically C#) in Xamarin that actually runs correcting in Android and iOS. A big part of MFractor is the code analysis tooling that helps you verify correctness for schema assignments, references, and so on. There's also help with code generations, navigation and a variety of other utilities. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 November 2016 46m and 48s


.NET Standard with Immo Landwerth

.NET Standard with Immo Landwerth

So many versions of .NET Framework, so little time! Carl and Richard chat with Immo Landwerth about the .NET Standard specifications. Now that .NET has gone cross-platform, the sheer number of implementations of the framework can be overwhelming. And if you're building products for .NET, how do you communicate with your customers about what your product will work with? This is what the .NET Standard is all about - setting specific rules on what needs to be implemented to comply with a specific version of the framework. It's early days yet, but at least there is a plan to keep everyone organized. Dive in! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

8 November 2016 59m and 53s


Data Lakes with Michael Rys

Data Lakes with Michael Rys

Data Lakes are growing up, and you want one! While at Ignite in Atlanta, Carl and Richard sat down with Michael Rys to talk about Azure Data Lakes - a place to store your data "as is" so that you can easily query and organize the data for further analysis. Michael discusses the problems of data warehouses, with their Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) processes that manipulate the data into a particular shape for the warehouse - and make it harder to ask new questions of the data. Leave the data as it is in the data lake and then build mechanism to extract on demand for the various data marts you have. The conversation turns to USQL (U as in Universal) and HDInsights (Hadoop) as different ways to extract data from the Data Lake for analysis. Lots of choices! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 November 2016 56m and 29s


Web Accessibility with Aaron Gustafson

Web Accessibility with Aaron Gustafson

What does it take to make the web more accessible? Carl and Richard talk to Aaron Gustafson about his years of work helping to create and support standards for accessibility on the web - all kinds of accessibility. While supporting visual and hearing impaired is important, there are so many more aspects to accessibility, especially today where those capabilities translate into new devices that make focus on speech or other completely different UI paradigms. The good news is, the tooling is getting better (check the links on the web page) to make it easy for you to keep accessibility in your mind as you code - don't bolt on at the end! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 November 2016 55m and 35s


Azure API Management with Vishwas Lele

Azure API Management with Vishwas Lele

Are you afraid to make your API public? You should be! Carl and Richard talk to Vishwas Lele about Azure API Management, the safe an effective way to expose your API to the world and not take down your system. Vishwas talks about the array of problems in front of you once the public has access to your API: What happens if it's too popular for it's own good? Or someone builds runaway software that hammers it constantly? Or you want granular control over who can call your API, how often, and how fast? That's where Azure API Management comes in, taking on all of the front end side of APIs, even if you run the application behind the API on-premise. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 November 2016 55m and 32s


WiX Toolset with Rob Mensching

WiX Toolset with Rob Mensching

Installation is in chaos! Carl and Richard talk to Rob Mensching about the crazy amount of change that has come to distributing and installing software. The conversation references a comment from a listener about the diversity of server installation solutions including MSDeploy. But what about the desktop? As Rob says, things have been pretty stable for a long time with the MSI - and Rob led the WiX Toolset project to make MSIs. But with AppStores, MSIs are looking long in the tooth. What does the new desktop installation look like? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 October 2016 57m and 27s


Angular 2 Docs with Ward Bell

Angular 2 Docs with Ward Bell

How can you be successful with a product without good documentation? You can't! Carl and Richard talk to Ward Bell, who is serving as editor in chief for Angular docs. After complaining about the quality problems with the Angular documentation, Ward found himself in charge of the problem - and has taken it on in a big way. The docs themselves are developed in GitHub, so anyone can contribute. The challenge is making sure they're good - everything is driven by coding samples that are as simple as they need to be and follow strict standards. The result is docs you can trust - first and foremost they are correct, and hopefully effective at getting you productive with Angular! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 October 2016 56m and 43s


Xamarin Update with James Montemagno

Xamarin Update with James Montemagno

Time for a Xamarin update - things are moving fast! Carl and Richard talk to James Montemagno, now a Microsoft employee since the Xamarin acquisition, about the on-going evolution of the Xamarin tools for building mobile and UWP applications. The conversation starts out with a comment about folks coming to mobile development for the first time: Less rocket science, more building data-over-forms apps for internal use. James dives into the expanding set of capabilities that Xamarin Forms has to make folks more productive building mobile apps that have to work across iOS, Android and UWP. And testing is getting better too - check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 October 2016 59m and 9s


SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System Geek Out

SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System Geek Out

On September 27, 2016, Elon Musk held a press conference that was more like a rock concert to an excited crowd at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. At the event, he announced the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) and a plan to move a million people to Mars by 2050. How viable is this? Time for a Geek Out! Richard reviews the design of the Raptor engine, the ITS booster and spacecraft and the entire plan. This rocket is many times more powerful than anything ever built before. Will it work? What could you do with a rocket with this much power beyond the mission to Mars? Lots of possibilities! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 October 2016 58m and 37s


Migrating Legacy Apps to Docker with Elton Stoneman

Migrating Legacy Apps to Docker with Elton Stoneman

What does it take to move an existing application to Docker? Carl and Richard talk to Elton Stoneman about his experiences migrating applications to Docker. The power of containers is obvious, with the ability to run common configuration across development, QA and production. But how do you retrofit your existing application into that new model? It's not a simple lift and shift - Elton talks about breaking down your application into the relevant pieces that make sense for individual containers. Part of your app can live in VMs and part in containers. The process inevitably will make your application better by drilling into what is really important! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 October 2016 51m and 38s


Serverless Architecture with Ben Godwin

Serverless Architecture with Ben Godwin

Serverless is the new hot buzzword - but what does it really mean? Carl and Richard talk to Ben Godwin about his work building serverless applications - no servers, but lots of services! Ben talks about Amazon Lambda, which is similar to Azure Functions. Both these environments allow individual bits of code to run within them, written in a variety of languages, but often that language is Javascript in the Node style. The advantage of this approach is eliminating a lot of the ceremony around your services set, but at the price of some new working patterns and organization. Ben also mentions the Serverless Framework as a great free tool for getting started! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 October 2016 52m and 10s


Growing a .NET Meetup Group with Blake Helms and Robb Schiefer

Growing a .NET Meetup Group with Blake Helms and Robb Schiefer

Are user groups obsolete? Carl and Richard talk to Blake Helms and Robb Schiefer about their experiences starting and growing a .NET Meetup Group in Birmingham, Alabama. Modernizing on the user group with Meetup doesn't change the fundamentals - it takes dedicated volunteers, a good location, great speakers and consistency to make a group grow. Are meetups still worth your time? Definitely! The conversation turns to the power of networking: Not TCP/IP, but actually meeting and talking with people that share a common interest. If there's a Meetup group in your area, go to it! If not, start one - Blake and Robb have great suggestions on getting started! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 October 2016 53m and 38s


Distributed Caching with Iqbal Khan

Distributed Caching with Iqbal Khan

What role does distributed caching play in applications today? Carl and Richard sit down with Iqbal Khan to talk about nCache, an open source product built to do distributed caching in the .NET world. The conversation starts out with the traditional role of a distributed cache - state storage for a large scaling websites. It's never as simple as it sounds! From there, Iqbal dives into comparing caching to noSQL stores and RDBMS - they can all have a role in your application. The discussion then turns to more complex challenges around using distributed caches for map-reduce problems, and so on. Caching can do a lot! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 October 2016 50m and 28s


Hybrid Transactional Analytical Processing on SQL Server 2016 with Lindsey Allen

Hybrid Transactional Analytical Processing on SQL Server 2016 with Lindsey Allen

What the heck is Hybrid Transactional Analytical Processing (HTAP)? While at Ignite, Carl and Richard sat down with Lindsey Allen to talk about taking SQL Server "beyond relational." HTAP focuses on being able to do data analysis as data arrives in the database, independent of the transaction that actually wrote it. Lindsey talks about the power of being to get to near-real time with data analytics, rather than batch processing. Different than streams, you're still talking about data written to the database, so you already know your application logic and data integrity have been applied before you start your analysis. HTAP has huge potential for making super responsive applications! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 October 2016 46m and 54s


Thinking Voice Control with Austin Dimmer

Thinking Voice Control with Austin Dimmer

Has voice control come of age? Carl and Richard talk to Austin Dimmer about his efforts to build a great voice control system - including for Visual Studio! The conversation digs into the complexity of recognizing a diversity of voices and being fast enough to get the words right. Then the hard stuff: How to keep words in context so that you can derive enough meaning from them to be useful. This isn't just about transcription, it's about control. Austin also talks about all the different voice-related products that Microsoft makes, it can be a confusing landscape. Is it time for voice to be part of your application? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 October 2016 58m and 10s


PHP using PeachPie with Benjamin Fistein and Jakub Míšek

PHP using PeachPie with Benjamin Fistein and Jakub Míšek

Compiled PHP on .NET! Carl and Richard talk to Benjamin Fistein and Jakub Míšek about Peachpie, and open source project to implement PHP on the .NET Core. While the project isn't complete yet (you can help - it's open source!), the potential power is huge - taking existing PHP code and being able to compile it down to the CLR. Ben and Jakub talk about the challenge of mapping functionality across the languages, and the huge performance boost that compiled CLR code gets. How fast could WordPress be? The goal is to make PeachPie run on the .NET Core as well, so it can work on any platform you want. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 October 2016 47m and 22s


Supporting Aging Software with Dustin Metzgar

Supporting Aging Software with Dustin Metzgar

How does Microsoft maintain mature applications? Carl and Richard talk to Dustin Metzgar about his work at Microsoft maintaining applications and libraries like Windows Workflow, older versions of ASP.NET and Entity Framework and more. These products are maintained for a long time, typically without adding features, but rather to make sure new operating systems still work with them, security is maintained and bugs are fixed. There's a ton of cool stories in this space, it's the ultimate brownfield project challenge - rarely, if ever, do folks who created a product continue with it throughout it's life time! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 October 2016 52m and 23s


The Scourge of Multitasking with Ben Day

The Scourge of Multitasking with Ben Day

You can't multitask! Carl and Richard talk about the myth and scourge of multitasking, which has been proven again and again to not actually work. Ben talks about how the human brain is not that different from a microcomputer CPU - the context shifts involved in multitasking are expensive, and if you do too much of it, you spend all your time switching contexts, rather than actually getting work done. The conversation digs into all sorts of good discussion around productivity, but first and foremost, it is about getting things done - focus on one task until you're finished, then move on! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 September 2016 54m and 35s


Angular 2, ASP.NET Core and Docker with Dan Wahlin

Angular 2, ASP.NET Core and Docker with Dan Wahlin

Time to review the web application stack! Carl and Richard talk to Dan Wahlin about his current explorations into building web applications. The current stack for Dan is Angular 2 on the front-end, ASP.NET Core on the backend and Docker as the hosting environment. There are so many cool capabilities in this configuration that it can affect the way you build software as a whole, making it easier to automate deployment, accelerate testing, distribute sample versions, and so on. This could be the future of .NET development! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 September 2016 54m and 38s


nServiceBus Update with Udi Dahan

nServiceBus Update with Udi Dahan

Version 6 of nServiceBus is imminent! Carl and Richard talk to Udi Dahan about his on-going efforts to build a great service bus in a sustainable business way. The conversation starts out talking about sustainable open source businesses and what has worked (and not). Udi then dives into the cool new features of the latest version of nServiceBus, with a strong focus on asynchronicity. Reliability across clouds and on-premise systems is also a key focus of this version of nServiceBus, so you can run your software where you want. Then a deep dive into the architectural models of services buses, including a great conversation on microservices and actor models. Check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 September 2016 1h, 52s


Arctic Ocean Geek Out

Arctic Ocean Geek Out

Back from the wilds, Richard Campbell has stories of the Arctic Ocean! Carl asks questions to Richard about his experience on a 12-day sail around the Svalbard islands and up into the arctic ice to see polar bears, walrus and a huge assortment of sea birds. There's also stories about the crazy adventurers of the 19th and 20th century trying to get to be the first to the north pole - and most didn't make it. Ultimately the conversation comes back to the marine mammal known as the polar bear. Is it doomed? It seems inevitable now that the polar ice will melt. But it's not the first time in history that has happened to the polar bear, but mankind can help protect the bear so it has a chance to survive! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

22 September 2016 1h, 2m and 43s


Mobile Development Landscape Update with Atley Hunter

Mobile Development Landscape Update with Atley Hunter

Digging into what it's like to build mobile applications today with someone who's built more than just about anyone - Atley Hunter! Carl and Richard chat with Atley about what is working for him today and what's not. Atley talks about revenue potential from iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps (yes, there still is some revenue there), and what approaches make sense for actually building cross-platform apps today. While he's capable of native development, he's also looking close at the various evolving tools out there. Atley also digs into the challenges of the various app stores - the problems continue. It's tricky to make money on mobile apps, but it is possible, you just have to know your options! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 September 2016 47m and 12s


Fighting the Churn with Uncle Bob

Fighting the Churn with Uncle Bob

Is it worth your time to take on the latest frameworks and tools? Carl and Richard talk to Uncle Bob about fighting against "The Churn" - that is, change for change's sake. The conversation starts out focused on being professionals and holding yourself to a higher standard for your industry than just your customer. And the same issue applies for tooling - often it is easier to dive into new tools than it is to get better at your existing ones. Is this really the most productive thing you could be doing? Focusing on the broader aspects of your industry, whether a deep dive into the tooling you use or better understanding how your company really makes money, you can be more valuable and effective. And isn't that what a professional should be doing? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 September 2016 54m and 50s


ASP.NET WebForms Is Alive with Jeff Fritz

ASP.NET WebForms Is Alive with Jeff Fritz

The rumors of the death of WebForms is greatly exaggerated! Carl and Richard talk to Jeff Fritz, who runs with WebForms team (yes, there is a team!) about what's happening in the WebForms world. While WebForms is not coming to ASP.NET Core, it is a part of regular Windows-centric ASP.NET Framework, and there are new features continuing to be built. Jeff talks about what a modern WebForms app looks like - ViewState is gone, and PostBack checking is obsolete - you can use ASync Model Binding in WebForms! The conversation also digs into how the relationship between the community and the ASP.NET team has evolved... so much more of what's being done is visible and can be discussed before decisions are made! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

15 September 2016 53m and 3s


Emerging Experiences with Giorgio Sardo

Emerging Experiences with Giorgio Sardo

What's an "Emerging Experience" and why would you want one? Carl and Richard talk to Giorgio Sardo about Microsoft's overarching term for all of the new ways we connect humans to computers, and how much more fun it is to program beyond the keyboard and mouse! Of course it's easy to jump right to HoloLens, which is very cool, but there is so much more in the space. Giorgio talks about some of the Cognitive Services features available including LUIS, which is all about having a really natural conversation with your machine, and how it's possible to write code to work with it without a PhD in Linguistics! There's a ton of links to a host of cool tools for moving into this new space of development. Computing technology is permeating the world, and Microsoft is working hard to let your existing skills take advantage of it. Jump in! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 September 2016 49m and 36s


Simple.Data.Core with Mark Rendle

Simple.Data.Core with Mark Rendle

What if a data storage library just stored and retrieved your data? What if it wasn't a mollusk? Carl and Richard talk to Mark Rendle about his refocusing on his open source library called Simple.Data - now with .NET Core! Mark talks about why Simple.Data is not an ORM, and why you don't want to use an ORM anyway. And yeah, the conversation gets sillier from there! Mark also talks about what it means to build a library that runs on all the platform (because Core) and the challenge of getting everything together to run on the other platforms like Linux. And yes, we know a library can't be a mollusk, but it could be an ORM, and nobody wants that. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 September 2016 53m and 52s


Building LOB Web Apps using DotVVM with Tomáš Herceg

Building LOB Web Apps using DotVVM with Tomáš Herceg

Can you build a line of business web application and not write any JavaScript? Carl and Richard talk to Tomáš Herceg about his open source project called DotVVM. With DotVVM, you write your ViewModel in C# and your View in HTML. The JavaScript is generated at run time, and you never need to look at it. While there are free open source elements to the project, there are also "pro" editions of some features that you can pay for to keep the project going. Lots of controls to make your pages look good with a minimum amount of code. And it works with ASP.NET Core! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 September 2016 51m and 11s


Building XAML Apps with Billy Hollis

Building XAML Apps with Billy Hollis

Are you building XAML-driven applications yet? Carl and Richard chat with Billy Hollis about what it takes to get going with building XAML applications. As Billy says, XAML is a "compositional" platform, which is a very different way to think about how to build user interfaces. Ultimately, these design principles become platform-agnostic - you can use whatever tools you want to build them. Is it hard to think this way? It does take time, but the products you make stand out as just a better way to work with computers. Your customers will thank you! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 September 2016 59m and 28s


Feature Toggles with Daniel Piessens

Feature Toggles with Daniel Piessens

Are you adding feature toggles to your apps? Carl and Richard talk to Daniel Piessens about his approach to adding feature toggles, using frameworks to keep things organized. The conversation starts out talking about different kinds of features toggles, starting with the classic one that allows you to build features over time, but keep the code in the trunk, just not visible to the users until you're ready. In some cases, that feature toggle because permanent because it is a tool for ops to reduce load on a server at peak times. Toggles are also a strategy for A/B testing of different features, styling and advertising - you need to dig into this! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

1 September 2016 52m and 48s


Going HTML Native with Chris Love

Going HTML Native with Chris Love

How about *no* JavaScript libraries? Carl and Richard talk to Chris Love about his passion with making the smallest, fastest web applications possible. The conversation starts out with the idea that JavaScript libraries, like most code libraries, constantly grow - old code, support for things that don't matter any more, and features that you aren't using, all add up to a lot of bytes and compute time that you don't need to waste. Chris talks about how he doesn't write everything from scratch, he has built some very small libraries (check the links) that do only the things you absolutely need. You can be an HTML Native with just the code you need to make an application do what it needs to! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

31 August 2016 1h, 1m and 35s


React for Windows with Matthew Podwysocki and Eric Rozell

React for Windows with Matthew Podwysocki and Eric Rozell

React comes to Windows! Carl and Richard talk to Matthew Podwysocki and Eric Rozell about using React for Windows to build native Windows applications while programming in JavaScript! Originally intended for mobile apps, React Native works equally well building Windows 10 apps that work on phone, tablet and desktop. The conversation also turns to the conjunction of all things react and reactive - why do they go together? Matt talks about how the philosophy of streaming and event response build a philosophy that makes highly scalable, resilient software. Yet another cool way to build cross-platform applications with JavaScript! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 August 2016 47m and 22s


Patterns and Anti-Patterns with Steve Smith and Brendan Enrick

Patterns and Anti-Patterns with Steve Smith and Brendan Enrick

We all want to believe we have good habits when it comes to programming - but what about the bad habits? Carl and Richard chat with Steve Smith and Brendan Enrick about some of the many anti-patterns that exist in software development. Part of this conversation also ties back to a cool product that Steve and Brendan create - the Software Craftsmanship calendar! Be part of the Kickstarter and get yourself a hilarious and inspirational calendar! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

25 August 2016 53m and 56s


Angular 2 CLI with Joseph Woodward

Angular 2 CLI with Joseph Woodward

Why would a client-side Javascript library have a command line interface? Carl and Richard talk to Joseph Woodward about the power of the Angular CLI. It's all about the scripting! Joseph talks about all those tedious tasks involved in getting an application set up when you're ready to push out to the world. Angular CLI is all about automating that process using NodeJS style modules. The conversation also explores utilizing as many existing tools as possible, like Bower, Sass, and so on. You don't have to depend on Visual Studio if you don't want to - there are lots of ways to get deployed! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

24 August 2016 46m and 39s


Akka.NET 1.1 with Aaron Stannard

Akka.NET 1.1 with Aaron Stannard

A new version of Akka.NET has shipped! Carl and Richard talk to Aaron Stannard about Akka.NET 1.1. The discussion starts out talking about some of the new features in the latest release, which is focused on providing the tooling needed to build highly reliable and scaling enterprise class software. Aaron also digs into the differences between Akka.NET and other actor model frameworks. Akka is growing up! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 August 2016 51m and 38s


.NET on Google Cloud with Chris Sells

.NET on Google Cloud with Chris Sells

More cloud choices! Carl and Richard welcome Chris Sells back onto .NET Rocks after three years and a career change - Chris is now at Google! And he's been busy, excited to announce that Google is provided extensive support for .NET in the Google Cloud, including Visual Studio add-ins to make your implementation even easier. The conversation ranges over the modern cloud development pattern of building code, packaging it into containers (aka Docker) and then deploying into the cloud - for Google Cloud, that means Kubernetes. Meantime, Kubernetes is presumably coming to Azure also - could we be looking at a unified cloud world? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

18 August 2016 51m and 2s


Building Cross-Platform Apps using Electron with David Neal

Building Cross-Platform Apps using Electron with David Neal

There has been lots of conversation about cross-platform mobile apps, but how about cross-platform desktop apps? Carl and Richard talk to David Neal about the Electron framework, letting you build cross-platform desktop apps using HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Electron is how visual Studio Code is built! The conversation also turns to Xamarin - would you rather code in C# and XAML? Lots of choices for cross-platform development, it's worth taking a few out for a spin! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

17 August 2016 48m and 38s


Migrating to .NET Core with Matt Watson

Migrating to .NET Core with Matt Watson

Ready to move to .NET Core? Carl and Richard talk to Stackify's Matt Watson about their efforts to migrate their applications to the RTM editions of the .NET Core and ASP.NET Core. For better or worse, there have been a number of major changes between the two RCs and the RTM. But this is the version to stick to, so if you haven't started to move, now is a great time. Matt also talks about the challenges of losing certain libraries - projects that haven't been migrated to the Core editions yet. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

16 August 2016 58m and 24s


Electric Aircraft Geek Out

Electric Aircraft Geek Out

Could there really be airliners powered by electricity? Time for a Geek Out! The conversation starts out with Richard talking about the Solar Impulse, a single seat aircraft with a wingspan larger than a 747, that has flown around the world powered solely by the solar panels covering it. So yes, electric aircraft are real, but could they be made commercially viable? NASA continues to fund various research projects to improve modern airliners by increasing fuel efficiency, decrease emissions and noise. Electric powerplants could help in all those aspects, but how much power can you pack into an aircraft and how much do you need? We're closer than you think! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

11 August 2016 50m and 59s


Full-stack ReactiveX with Qiming Liu

Full-stack ReactiveX with Qiming Liu

What's a really modern web app look like? Carl and Richard talk to Qiming Liu about the Reactive Trader Cloud, demonstrating the synergy between the cloud, containers, microservices, the Reactive Extensions Framework and ReactJS on the client to make a real time currency trader application. The application is on GitHub, you can take it out for a spin for yourself and get a feel for this cool architecture. Qiming talks about treating all data as streams with the Reactive Framework for Javascript, passing messages to the various microservices to complete transactions. Packaging up those microservices in containers allows for resiliency and scalability - you just launch more instances using (in this case) Kubernetes. Check out the code! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

10 August 2016 48m and 5s


Building Multi-Tenant Applications with Paul Stovell

Building Multi-Tenant Applications with Paul Stovell

What does it take to make an application support multiple customers? Carl and Richard talk to Paul Stovell about his work making multi-tenant applications. As with most things, making multi-tenant apps is more complicated than it seems! Paul talks about making architectural decisions around separation between various customers - do they each get their own database? What about web server and/or app-pool? What about customizations and deployment. Do customers get new features immediately, or do they have the option to wait? How does the cloud impact your decision making? It's a complicated subject with a variety of trade-offs! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

9 August 2016 50m and 14s


Developer Playgrounds in HyperDev with Daniel Moore

Developer Playgrounds in HyperDev with Daniel Moore

How long does it take you to get an idea into a URL? Carl and Richard talk to Daniel Moore about HyperDev - a tool to make the shortest possible path between writing code and putting it online. Initially only implementing Node and HTML, you can use your Javascript skills to build a quick prototype that is easily shareable, even allow multiple people to work on the code together. At this point the system is relatively small, but it's easy to move off onto your own platform once you get your idea to a place where it needs to grow. But perhaps in the future HyperDev will be that place! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

4 August 2016 48m and 34s


F# to Javascript with Tomas Petricek

F# to Javascript with Tomas Petricek

F# that transpiles to Javascript! Wait, what? While at NDC is Oslo, Carl and Richard chatted with Tomas Petricek about the Fabel project, combining F# and the Babel project to turn F# into some tight Javascript code. Tomas talks about the easy parts of Fabel first, because Javascript does have some functional elements, and it is possible to write immutable-style code in Javascript if you really want to. Then come the more difficult parts, like typing. There's a judgement call to make about what makes sense in Javascript and what doesn't. But with the choices in where to run Javascript, writing in F# offers some interesting possibilities! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

3 August 2016 58m and 24s


State of DevOps at DevTeach

State of DevOps at DevTeach

So how's your DevOps doing? While at DevTeach in Montreal, Carl and Richard hosted a panel of Stephane LaPointe, Dylan Smith, William Buchwalter and Alexandre Brisebois to discuss the ups and downs of getting teams to work closer together to make better products and provide better services. The conversation focuses first and foremost on culture - the chant of People, Process and Products around DevOps is not accidental, without a commitment in culture, nothing much can happen. How do we create organizations that are willing to admit failure and make improvements? Does it always have to come from the top? How do you get started down the DevOps path? The panel digs into the questions and more - have a listen! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

2 August 2016 58m and 47s


Women in Tech and Code Pub with Astrid de Laval and Andreas Persson

Women in Tech and Code Pub with Astrid de Laval and Andreas Persson

How do we get more women involved in programming? Carl and Richard talk to Astrid de Laval and Andreas Persson about CodePub, a gathering hosted by NetLight to get women coding. The events have been running in Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and more over the past several months, drawing larger and larger crowds. Every event involves some coding exercises even for complete novices who have never coded before. CodeHub is looking to put on more events in more places - if you'd like to be a part of it, reach out to them! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 July 2016 37m and 1s


R for the .NET Developer with Jamie Dixon and Evelina Gabasova

R for the .NET Developer with Jamie Dixon and Evelina Gabasova

Ready to learn R? While at NDC Oslo, Carl and Richard sat down with Jamie Dixon and Evelina Gabasova to talk about what .NET developers need to know to get conversant in R. Data science represents a huge opportunity for developers these days, helping businesses actually take advantage of the data the company has. Jamie comes at R from a traditional .NET developer perspective, talking about how there are some skills (like source control and testing) that developers have more experience with than most data science folks. Evelina talks about the academic side of using R, learning statistical modeling and how to talk to data science experts when you're a developer. There's a great community out there to help you learn more and focus on the right things - join in! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

27 July 2016 55m and 28s


Security Panel from NDC

Security Panel from NDC

Time to get scared times three! While at NDC Oslo, Carl and Richard hosted a security panel of Troy Hunt, Niall Merrigan and Stephen Haunts in front of a live NDC audience. The conversation starts where most security conversation start - on passwords. Yes, passwords suck. The challenge is making them suck less. Beyond passwords, what aspects of application security are the responsibility of the developer, and what are more the focus of operations? Check out the links below for a number of tools you can add to your build process to evaluate the security of your web applications every time you check in code! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

26 July 2016 57m and 24s


Thorium Molten Salt Reactor Geek Out

Thorium Molten Salt Reactor Geek Out

Ready to talk about Thorium again? Since the last Thorium Geek Out in 2013, there have been a number of important developments. Richard takes Carl on a tour of why we want Thorium as a fuel, molten salt as a reactor design, and the choices we can make around different turbine technologies. Aspects of molten salt reactors continue to mature, offering continuous fuel reprocessing that means more of the dangerous radioactive material can be used for heat and left with safe residuals. Is it time to get building a molten salt reactor? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

21 July 2016 54m and 51s


AllJoyn with Jimmy Engstrom

AllJoyn with Jimmy Engstrom

How do we get all our IoT devices talking to each other? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard chatted with Jimmy Engstrom about AllJoyn, a Qualcomm started project now part of the Linux Foundation that provides a common language for devices to communicate with. Jimmy talks about the different elements of AllJoyn, servers and clients and how they share information about their capabilities. There's a plugin for Visual Studio to make it easier for you to implement AllJoyn in your IoT applications and get access to the ecosystem. Jimmy also talks about building and utilizing bridges to other device protocols including Zigbee, Z-Wave and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

20 July 2016 49m and 3s


ASP.NET Core with Shawn Wildermuth

ASP.NET Core with Shawn Wildermuth

ASP.NET Core is released, now what? Carl and Richard talk to Shawn Wildermuth about his efforts to migrate to the RTM of ASP.NET Core. As Shawn points out, the framework is ready, but the tooling is still in preview, so more changes to how you build your web sites and services will happen before everything is said and done. Lots of digressions in the show too, talking about the road trip, being an old developer and trying to do things right - a fun conversation! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

19 July 2016 53m and 26s


Learning Tech on KataCoda with Ben Hall

Learning Tech on KataCoda with Ben Hall

What's the best way for you to learn new technology? Carl and Richard talk to Ben Hall about his latest creation, KataCoda. KataCoda is a free web site that hosts tutorial systems for a variety of technology content including Docker, Erlang, C#, Jenkins and so on. Rather than make you set up an environment to experiment with new tech, KataCoda is all set to go and has great scenarios and walkthrough for you to practice with. And when you're ready to try your own thing, there are playgrounds also! The conversation digs into the different learning styles of developers and the challenges of doing effective hands-on practice. Give KataCoda a try! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

14 July 2016 44m and 54s


Understanding Cake with Gary Ewan Park

Understanding Cake with Gary Ewan Park

Write your build scripts in C#! While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Gary Ewan Park about Cake - aka C# Make. Cake is a cross platform build automation solution - it works on Windows, OSX and Linux. Gary talks about being able to work in C# to define everything that needs to happen in your build process, including testing, documentation generation and so on. Your script can call other scripts so that you can contain complexity based on task. And since it's an open source project, if you want to use something that isn't directly support it, you can add it yourself. Take a look! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

13 July 2016 53m and


Fixing File Paths in .NET Core with Jeremy Kuhne

Fixing File Paths in .NET Core with Jeremy Kuhne

Quick, how long can a file path in .NET be? Carl and Richard talk to Jeremy Kuhne, who has taken on the challenge of breaking the 260 character limit on file paths in .NET. Why has this problem persisted for so long? Jeremy references some blog posts from Kim Hamilton back in 2007 when the issue came up big - at the time, .NET was deeply intertwined with Windows, and there were too many things to fix. But the creation of .NET Core presented an opportunity to fix the problem once and for all, and Jeremy jumped on it. What happens next? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

12 July 2016 56m and 56s


Hololens Development with Rene Schulte

Hololens Development with Rene Schulte

The Hololens SDK edition is out - are you ready to write some code? Carl and Richard talk to Rene Schulte at NDC Oslo about his work building apps for the Hololens. The conversation explores the differences in virtual reality and augmented reality and the huge number of possibilities out there for Hololens. Rene talks about what it's like to develop for Hololens, discussing the relative merits between writing code in Unity3D and the Universal Windows Platform (XAML!) - it's all C# in the end! There's as much to discuss about the capabilities of Hololens as there is to talk about the potential solutions it can generate. There's a lot to think about! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

7 July 2016 50m and 53s


Software Testing for Failed Projects with Todd Gardner

Software Testing for Failed Projects with Todd Gardner

How does testing contribute to the failure of a project? Todd Gardner chats with Carl and Richard at NDC Oslo about his experiences with failing projects and testing. More than just the usual case that a lack of testing led to unreliable software, Todd also talks about how testing the market is important too - what if you build software nobody wants? The focus has to be on relevant tests, because every test represents an overhead of computing and maintenance. This ultimately comes back to understanding the value proposition of your software: What does your software do that is valuable, and how do you assure that value with testing? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

6 July 2016 54m and 4s


Cloud Infrastructure with Paul Stack

Cloud Infrastructure with Paul Stack

What does it mean to build for the cloud? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard chatted with Paul Stack about thinking about architecture specific for the cloud - not necessarily Azure or AWS, but the overall concepts of what it means to be in the cloud. It starts with the idea of everything you build being virtual and portable, whether than be VMs or containers. But there's also so-called 'server-less' designs as well, where your software runs on a platform in the cloud. If you could get rid of the need to patch operating systems, wouldn't you? Paul also talks about the smaller cloud providers and some of the cool stuff available there as well - there are lots of choices! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

5 July 2016 50m and 19s


Lie Detection using Azure Machine Learning with Jennifer Marsman

Lie Detection using Azure Machine Learning with Jennifer Marsman

Can you detect lies with machine learning? Jennifer Marsman can! Carl and Richard chatted with Jennifer while at the NDC conference in Oslo. Jennifer talked about gathering EEG data with Emotiv headsets to do lie detection by taking base line (known true and known false) questions and then applying Azure Machine Learning to classify the data. The conversation dives into the different machine learning techniques available on Azure and how certain algorithms are more effective on different data sets - it turns out EEG data works great with deep neural networking! There are lots of different opportunities in the machine learning space, time to check it out! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

30 June 2016 50m and 18s


Deep into Elixir with Rob Conery

Deep into Elixir with Rob Conery

Ready to go deeper into Elixir? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard caught up with Rob Conery to see how his obsession with Elixir and Erlang has evolved. Rob talks about getting comfortable in the space and getting serious about building software using the Phoenix MVC library and other tools. The conversation turns to the Actor Model pattern and how it becomes a way of life when you're working in Elixir - as fundamental as objects are to C#. Rob discusses the building, testing and deploying aspects of an Elixir project, and how you can integrate elements built in Elixir into the rest of your software. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

29 June 2016 50m and 24s


C# 7 with Mads Torgersen

C# 7 with Mads Torgersen

What's next for C#? While at NDC Oslo, Carl and Richard talked with Mads Torgersen about what's coming up in C# 7. But first some fun, talking about how languages evolve and the challenge of bringing new features to life while avoiding breaking what has come before. It's not easy building languages, especially popular ones! Mads talks about the process of deciding what is in and what will be pushed out for the next version of C#. Along the way, the discussion turns to grabbing onto great ideas from other languages (like pattern matching from F#) while still remaining true to the C# way of doing things. If you want an F# feature, use F#, but that doesn't preclude running with good ideas. A fun discussion with the guy who drives C# forward! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

28 June 2016 1h, 3m and 38s


Reusable Spacecraft Geek Out

Reusable Spacecraft Geek Out

Time to get Geeky in space! Carl and Richard talk about what it takes to make a truly reusable spacecraft. First up is the venerable space shuttle, which wasn't so much reusable as rebuildable. It never really made economic sense, but it definitely drove the technology forward. SpaceX has been able to recover four first stage rockets from Falcon 9 flights, but hasn't reused any yet, and Richard gets into the nitty gritty details of the challenges of reusing rocket engines. It may require a different engine design to be truly reusable. And what about the rest of the rocket? Reusability is hard, and the economics may not make sense - it's important to understand the trade-offs! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/net-rocks/donations

23 June 2016 1h, 1m and 54s


.NET Core and Kestrel with David Fowler and Damian Edwards

.NET Core and Kestrel with David Fowler and Damian Edwards

It's an exciting time for .NET! While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard sat down with David Fowler and Damian Edwards to talk about the development of .NET Core, ASP