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.NET Rocks! is an Internet Audio Talk Show for Microsoft .NET Developers.

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    • 4.7 • 192 Ratings

.NET Rocks! is an Internet Audio Talk Show for Microsoft .NET Developers.

    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!

    • 49 min
    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!

    • 53 min
    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?

    • 1 hr 7 min
    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!

    • 56 min
    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!

    • 56 min
    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!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

whit_rose ,

Thank you Carl and Richard!

Y’all have been awesome for so many years now! Thank you so much for all the great content! It’s made a huge impact on me and my career! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

CaffinatedGamer ,

One of the best .NET Podcast

My title says “one of the best” but I think it might just be “The best” .NET podcasts. I listen to you guys everyday on my way into work and on my way home. I feel like I’m always learning something new or interesting and the way in which you deliver the content isn’t mundane or tedious like you can sometimes see in other podcasts. Keep doing what you are doing! It Rocks!!

Nevada Williford ,

Simply The Best

I’ve been a .NET Rocks listener for 12+ years now. This show has been and continues to be one of the few podcasts that I choose to listen to during my commutes.

I listen to practically every episode even if the main topic is not my forte. Hearing from knowledgeable guests about topics that I don’t encounter in my normal 9 to 5 broadens my perspective and gives me an appreciation for what others are doing.

Oftentimes, I’m inspired by a comment read by Richard or a Better Know a Framework by Carl. Being able to review the show notes and pick up a book or course recommendation has proven to be invaluable on numerous occasions.

Seriously, if you’re a .NET developer specifically, or just a software developer in general, you owe it to yourself to give this show a try.

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