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

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    • 4.7, 186 Ratings

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

    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!

    • 51 min
    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!

    • 51 min
    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!

    • 52 min
    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.

    • 49 min
    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!

    • 59 min
    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!

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

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!!

Jay 123457890 ,

Lacking structure and concise information sharing

I was very excited for a MS data/programming podcast but after listening to a few episodes I found it to be more banter than actual information sharing.

Needs Better Structure/Agenda. It would be great if you set out a timeline.

Ex.

5 minutes of your chit chat
5 minutes .Net/MS news updatea
15 minutes of the main content delivery
15 minutes for review and discussion/opinions
5 minute closing

I’ve found that the show description barely aligns with the content. For example, the latest show description mentions the “life of a developer”. I was psyched to hear about others perspectives within the industry for compare and contrast. However, there was about 10-15 minutes of useless banter and back-n-forth. There was some mention of the BASH and how the non windows world is leaking into the windows developer life but that was all.

Hoping you can use this as constructive feedback so you provide more industry value for all of us who are busy folks trying to be productive eliminating the noise.

Thank you!

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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