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Herding Code

Summary: A weekly discussion featuring K. Scott Allen (odetocode.com), Kevin Dente, Scott Koon (lazycoder.com), and Jon Galloway.

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 Episode 29: Miguel de Icaza (part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is the second half of our discussion with Miguel de Icaza about Mono, Moonlight, open source, and other fun stuff. Topics When re-implementing .NET, do you match re-implement known bugs? The test / regression system to maintain compatibility How do you support so many platforms What parts of Mono are written in managed code? […]

 Episode 28: Miguel de Icaza (part 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we talk with Miguel de Icaza about Mono, Moonlight, and other fun stuff. Topics Overview and update on Mono Mono’s roots as a tool for desktop applications on Gnome / Linux The need for a package manager in Windows Managed operating systems (like Microsoft Research Singularity) New areas of focus for Mono – […]

 Episode 27: What Every Web Developer Needs To Know | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Kevin leads a discussion on what every web developer needs to know. Topics Javascript – language or toolkits? Does clean HTML matter? What are the tangible benefits? Working with designers who only speak Photoshop Basic usability Tools every web developer needs Progressive enhancement K. Scott introduces the Lightning Round Links Aggiorno – HTML refactoring tool […]

 Episode 26: Laurent Bugnion on WPF and Silverlight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jon talks to Laurent Bugnion about WPF and Silverlight. Laurent’s an expert on WPF and Silverlight, and is the author of Silverlight 2 Unleashed. Topics Differences between WPF and Silverlight Thoughts on Silverlight offline Model-View-ViewModel pattern and applications in Blend WPF Disciples mailing list Why use WPF instead of Winforms Non-visual benefits of WPF and [...]

 Episode 25: PDC 2008 Podcaster Roundtable with Deep Fried Bytes and StackOverflow (part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

While we were at the Microsoft PDC 2008 conference, we met up with the guys from the Deep Fried Bytes podcast as well as Jeff Atwood (StackOverflow, CodingHorror) for a podcaster roundtable. The first part of this discussion is over at Deep Fried Bytes (Episode 18). Download / Listen Herding Code 25: PDC 2008 Podcaster [...]

 Episode 24: Phil Haack on the ASP.NET MVC Beta Release (part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is the second half of our interview with Phil Haack on the ASP.NET MVC Beta Release. Topics ModelBinders in ASP.NET MVC Lessons learned in building MVC (question from Brian Henderson) To what extent did the MVC team look at other frameworks like Monorail, Rails, Django, etc. Any new features for the 1.0 release? How [...]

 Episode 23: Phil Haack on the ASP.NET MVC Beta Release (part 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This is the first half of our interview with Phil Haack on the ASP.NET MVC Beta Release. Topics The MVC Elevator Speech MVC and Codebehind files How MVC differs from Webforms How MVC changes your development process The difficulty in unit testing UI What’s the threshold for testing your programs? The File / New / [...]

 Episode 22: Brad Abrams and Tim Heuer on the Silverlight 2 Release | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we talk to Brad Abrams and Tim Heuer about the Silverlight 2 release. Topics What’s new? The releationship between the DLR and Silverlight 2 The Eclipse for Silverlight development The Open Specification Promise for XAML Progress on Mono / Moonlight The elevator speech on Silverlight How Silverlight fits in with AJAX Can Silverlight [...]

 Episode 21: Real World Development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week Jon leads a discussion of real world development. We talk about how our development practices in our jobs and personal projects match up with the way we’re “supposed to be” developing. Topics: What are the non-negotiable practices that we always use on any code we write? Jon isn’t always Test Driven. Does that [...]

 Episode 20: Ted Leung on open source in the corporate world | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we talk to Ted Leung. Ted works on dynamic languages and tools at Sun Microsystems and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. We discussed a variety of issues, including: Ted’s wild ride through Apple, Apache, the Open Source Application Foundation, and Sun How open source development can benefit software companies as well as [...]

 Episode 19: Pajama Driven Development (working remote) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week Scott K leads a discussion on remote work, remote access technologies, and synchronization software: What software and services help with remote development The joy of being your own network admin Source control implications (TFS, Subversion, GIT) The social tradeoff – fewer incidental conversations, more intentional conversations Remote access software Synchronization software Links GE [...]

 Episode 18: Matt Podwysocki on F# and Functional Programming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week Matt Podwysocki puts the fun in functional programming with a deep dive into F#. We’ve heard plenty of high level discussions of F# and functional programming lately, so we tried to dig into the gory details as much as possible: What is functional programming, and why should we care? Types of applications that [...]

 Episode 17: Browser Roundup | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week Jon leads a discussion on the new crop of browsers: What’s new in Google Chrome Comparison of Javascript engines What does crazy-fast Javascript mean? Is Webkit taking over? Why’s Firefox sticking with Gecko? IE8 Compatibility Mode – Will it save us from IE6? Is it time for the IE team to try “File/New/Browser”? [...]

 Episode 16: Interviewing Software Developers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week Kevin leads a discussion on interviewing software developers: What interview styles we find effective What sort of questions actually help us evaluate a candidate Why API trivia and puzzle questions don’t work Hiring mistakes we’ve made based on errors in our interview style Why we don’t do very well when the tables are turned [...]

 Episode 15: Chris Tavares on Unity, P&P, Rotor, MVC, and EntLib | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we talk with Chris Tavares, a developer on the Microsoft patterns & practices team, where he was the lead developer on Unity. He is also a virtual member of the ASP.NET MVC team, helping to design the new framework. Back in the day, he helped test out the effect of reference counting on .NET [...]

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