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