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Deep Fried Bytes

Summary: Deep Fried Bytes is an audio talk show with a Southern flavor hosted by technologists and developers Keith Elder and Chris Woodruff. The show discusses a wide range of topics including application development, operating systems and technology in general. Anything is fair game if it plugs into the wall or takes a battery.

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 Episode 37: The Present and Future of Workflow Foundation with Brian Noyes – Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode Keith and Woody sit down with Brian Noyes to discuss the current state of Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation. Brian is working in the community to prepare developers for Workflow 4.0. The guys chatted about how Workflow Foundation benefits other technologies like WCF, SharePoint and SQL Server. Brian also discussed migrating to Workflow 4.0, designing and implementing custom activities, the new rules engine, and debugging workflows. Thanks to our guest this episode Brian is Chief Architect at IDesign, Microsoft Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and a Connected Systems MVP. He is a frequent top rated speaker at conferences worldwide, including Microsoft TechEd, DevConnections, DevTeach, VSLive! and others. He is the author of Developing Applications with Windows Workflow Foundation, Smart Client Deployment with ClickOnce, and Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0. Brian can be reached via his website: Twitter   Show Notes Workflow Foundation on MSDN Beginner's Guide to Windows Workflow Foundation Upcoming Changes to .NET 4: WCF and Workflow Foundation Introduction to Programming Windows Workflow Foundation Download Show

 Episode 36: What Happens In The Speaker’s Lounge is Supposed to Stay In the Speaker’s Lounge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode Keith sits down with a bunch of speakers at the DevLink 2009 conference held in Nashville, TN.  It isn’t every day one gets to hear what other speakers talk about and that’s why we titled the show the way we did.  Listen in to learn how much time speakers devote to the community, why they do it, why some are getting tired and why the developer community can be so rude at times. Thanks to our guests this episode   Michael Eaton Michael Eaton is the owner and principal consultant of Validus Solutions, LLC. Since 1994, Mike has been designing and implementing high quality, robust solutions using Microsoft technologies including .NET and SQL Server. Mike has spoken at many regional technical events including devLink and CodeStock. He is the organizer of the Kalamazoo X Conference and the Ann Arbor Give Camp. He is a 2009 C# MVP. When not working on projects or spending time with his family, he enjoys blogging, playing his XBOX 360 and hanging out with friends. Michael’s blog is twitter @mjeaton Alan Stevens Alan Stevens     is a father, geek, vegan and software artisan living in Knoxville, TN. Alan regularly speaks at industry conferences and user groups.  Alan is an Open Space Technology facilitator. Alan is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in C#. Alan is a member of ASP Insiders. When Alan is not playing with his kids, enjoying a fine cigar, singing or playing his acoustic guitar, he occasionally updates his blog at twitter @alanstevens   Chris Smith Chris Smith works at Microsoft on the F# team. When he isn’t blogging or programming, he enjoys skiing and spending quality time with his X-Box. You should totally buy his book Programming F# by O’Reilly due out later this year. Chris’ blog is twitter @aChrisSmith   Jim Holmes Father. Husband. Geek. Veteran. Community Guy. Blogger ( Big fan of Naps. Jim’s blog is twitter @jimholmes   Sara Ford Sara Ford is the Program Manager for CodePlex, Microsoft’s open source project hosting site. Prior to CodePlex, she worked on the Visual Studio team for six years and ran the popular Visual Studio Tip of the Day series. In 2008, she authored her first book Microsoft Visual Studio Tips by Microsoft Press and donated all her royalties to start a scholarship fund for Hurricane Katrina survivors of her hometown. Her life-long dream is to become a 97 year old weightlifter, so she can be featured on the local news Sara’s blog is twitter @saraford   Kevin Griffin Kevin Griffin is a .NET Developer for Antech Systems, located in Chesapeake, VA.  He’s the leader of the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group.  Often, he can be found speaking at or attending other local user group meetings or code camps.  He enjoys working with new technology, and consistently works on being a better developer and building the best software he can. Kevin’s blog is twitter @1kevgriff   Chris Roland I’m into a wide range of tech, from hobby robotics to development.  I focus on data related technologies because I love to analyze data and the infrastructure needed to support it. I work with SQL Server and Microsoft’s business intelligence stack.  I think the ease of use and integration with MS BI provides small businesses an awesome tool. Chris’ blog is twitter @ChrisRoland   Jeff McWherter Jeff McWherter is the Director of Simplicity at Web Ascender in Okemos, MI. Jeff graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications, and has thirteen years of professional experience in software development. He is a founding member and current Program Director for the Greater Lansing Users for .NET ( He enjoys

 Episode 35: Why Comments Are Evil and Pair Programming With Corey Haines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode Keith and Woody sit down with friend and traveling developer Corey Haines.  Here's a question, how many times have you written comments in your code?  Probably a lot!  In this show Corey gives some valid reasons why developers shouldn't have comments in their code (with a few exceptions).  The guys also discuss pair programming, what it is, how it is done, and the benefits of doing it. Thanks to our guest this episode Corey Haines is currently a freelance developer and journeyman, traveling around to pair-program with other developers. He is an active member in the software craftsmanship movement, focusing his attention on post-apprenticeship activities. He started programming in the early 80's by cheating at video games (they weren't compiled back then) and fell in love with development as a teenager. He currently specializes in Ruby, but will pair in just about any language you want. Corey can be reached via his website: Twitter   Show Notes The "How I Got Started In Programming" Interviews Cleaning Up Your C# Closet, Making Messy C# Code More Readable Witty Twitter Download Show

 Episode 34: The World According to Tim Huckaby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keith and Woody finally held down the energetic and entertaining Tim Huckaby long enough to get his views on software development, Rich Internet Applications and technology. His stories and advice for developers when in front of their computers and when they need to have fun are timely and refreshing in this industry. Thanks to our guest this episode Tim Huckaby co-founded InterKnowlogy in 1999. As a Software Development Lead, Architect, Author, & Speaker, Tim has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is one of ~150 Microsoft Regional Directors world-wide, a Microsoft MVP and sits on multiple Microsoft advisory councils and boards. As the CEO of InterKnowlogy he spends a large amount of his time traveling nationally and internationally speaking at various industry conferences and events. Tim regularly consults and advises Microsoft at a corporate level. Consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers, and currently focused on RIA & Smart Client Technologies like WPF, VSTO and Silverlight, Tim Huckaby has been called a “Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution”. Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest rated Keynote and technical presentations for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world. Follow Tim on his blog:   Show Notes InterKnowlogy’s Silverlight projects InterKnology WPF Class Library Reference Poster Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight Billy Hollis’ Windows Presentation Foundation Book Download Show

 Episode 33: Getting the Scoop About Oslo and M with Shawn Wildermuth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keith and Woody speak with the first repeat guest of the podcast, Shawn Wildermuth about Oslo and the M language.  In this episode listeners will get some real world examples and use cases for using Oslo and M along with a clearer understanding about DSLs and what the future may hold. Thanks to our guest this episode Shawn Wildermuth is a Microsoft MVP (C#), MCSD.NET and is the founder of Wildermuth Consulting Services, LLC, a company that is dedicated to delivering architecture, mentoring and software solutions in the Atlanta, Georgia area.  He is also a speaker on the INETA Speaker’s Bureau and has appeared at several national conferences to speak on a variety of subjects.  He is currently teaching Silverlight across the country during his Silverlight Tour ( Shawn is also the author of several books including the book "Pragmatic ADO.NET" for Addison-Wesley, and is also the co-author of four Microsoft Certification Training Kits for MS Press, as well as the upcoming book, “Prescriptive Data Architectures”.  He has been writing articles for a number of years for a variety of magazines and websites, including MSDN, MSDN Online, DevSource, InformIT, Windows IT Pro, The ServerSide .NET, and Intel’s Rich Client Series. Shawn has enjoyed building data-driven software for more than twenty years. He can be reached at his website at   Follow Shawn on twitter   Show Notes A real world application with Oslo and M language Oslo Home Page “M” Language  Download Show

 Episode 32: Being Dynamic about IronPython with Harry Pierson – Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In the second part of Keith and Woody’s interview with Harry Pierson, Program Manager on the Visual Studio languages team, the conversation continued about the Dynamic Language Runtime and IronPython but also on Harry’s thoughts about Open Source and Community involvement inside Microsoft and outside. Thanks to our guest this episode Harry Pierson is a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Languages team, focused on IronPython and dynamic languages. He writes the weblog DevHawk Follow Harry on twitter   Show Notes Dynamic Language Runtime IronPython Homepage Resolver One – Python-powered spreadsheet TIOBE Programming Community Index Nightly Builds of IronPython and the DLR Download Show

 Episode 31: Being Dynamic about IronPython with Harry Pierson – Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

After a few months of hunting him down, Keith and Woody sat down with Harry Pierson who is a Program Manager on the Visual Studio languages team. Harry’s big passion is currently IronPython but he also works with all of the dynamic languages at Microsoft. In addition we discussed the Dynamic Language Runtime and Harry’s views about Open Source and Microsoft. Thanks to our guest this episode Harry Pierson is a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Languages team, focused on IronPython and dynamic languages. He writes the weblog DevHawk Follow Harry on twitter   Show Notes Dynamic Language Runtime IronPython Homepage Resolver One – Python-powered spreadsheet TIOBE Programming Community Index Nightly Builds of IronPython and the DLR Download Show

 Episode 30: New Ideas for the Web with Thomas Krotkiewski | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keith and Woody went international and spoke with Thomas Krotkiewski in Poland about designing next generation web sites.  For example, imagine a web site without a single navigation menu on the site.  How would you build that and what technologies would you use?  They also discuss how mobile phones are being used in Europe, viral marketing videos, and much more. Thanks to our guest this episode Thomas Krotkiewski was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in '71. He attended the RMI Bergh's Marketing Institute and studied Mass Media Communications, Systems Science, and Economics at the University of Gothenburg. His career has focused on marketing since 1993, and on Interactive since 1996. He's worked with film production, classic advertising, and interactive marketing both as a creative and as a strategist. After moving to Warsaw, Poland in 1999, he founded TC:Reaktor, an interactive agency focusing on the marketing and creative aspects, which quickly became one of Poland's top 5 agencies, servicing brands such as Unilever, MTV, Volvo and others. After returning to Sweden for a year of consulting in brand development in 2003, he returned to Warsaw and worked as the GM of G2, the Below-the-Line arm of Grey World Wide. During this time he founded Othersource, an interactive agency based in Warsaw but servicing clients in the US, UK, Sweden, Holland and Poland. The company creates interactive marketing projects spanning mobile, on line and off line media. Othersource's most recent production is, one of the world's first web 3.0 sites, which can carry on a conversation with visitors and show content in response to their questions. is currently number one on Creativity On Line's Interactive top 20, and places 8 on the overall top 20. Read more about Othersource on Follow Thomas on twitter   Show Notes Artificial Meta Language Pandorabots Download Show

 Episode 29: Let's Rumble with the Rails Rumble Champs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keith and Woody found the Rails Rumble 2008 Champion team while at the CodeMash conference in Sandusky, OH.  They sat down the Rails Rumble champs to discuss Ruby and their award winning site Thanks to our guest this episode Andrew Kavanaugh Andrew’s blog is twitter @andrewkavanaugh Jonathan Penn Jonathan’s blog is twitter @jonathanpenn Joe Fiorini Joe’s blog is twitter @joefiorini   Josh Walsh Josh’s blog is twitter @joshwalsh   Show Notes Rails Rumble 2008   Download Show

 Episode 28: Networking Silverlight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keith and Woody found a bright new voice in the development world while at Codemash, RIA Developer John Stockton.  They sat down and discussed networking Silverlight applications.   Thanks to our guest this episode John Stockton is currently a RIA Developer at Ascentium where he builds Silverlight applications for major companies such as Microsoft and T-Mobile. His career has included building web applications for Fortune 500 companies such as GE, NEC, National City Bank and Sherwin Williams as well as government agencies like the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. John has recently been spreading the virtues of Silverlight by presenting at user groups, code camps and most recently the CodeMash conference. Last fall he also co-authored Silverlight 2 in Action with Chad Campbell. John’s blog is   Show Notes Silverlight 2 in Action book Windows Communication Foundation Developer Center  Download Show

 Episode 27: Present and Future of the C# Language | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Deep Fried Bytes attended and was a sponsor of the CodeMash event in Sandusky, OH in January 2009. Keith and Woody had a chance to sit down with Mads Torgersen of the C# team at Microsoft to discuss the past, present and future of the C# language.  Thanks to our guest this episode Mads Torgersen is the Language PM for C# at Microsoft. He runs the C# language design meetings, takes the notes, maintains the language specification and that type of language lawyer activity. He also occasionally gets to go out and meet real customers, as well as some of the self-established customer spokespeople that populate events like CodeMash. Before joining Microsoft 3 years ago, Mads was almost a real academic, working as an Associate Professor at a Danish university and doing programming language research. During that time he ran a collaboration with Sun Microsystems to design and implement generic wildcards in Java. Mads blog is   Show Notes Beta Programming Language Self Programming Language C# Language IronPython IronRuby F# Developer Center at MSDN Download Show

 Episode 26: Discovering Azure SQL Services | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keith and Woody were grateful to get a chance at PDC 2008 to sit down with two experts on Azure SQL Services, Niraj Nagrani and Nigel Ellis. They discussed how this new Microsoft Cloud computing initiative can help developers have better reliability and scalability to store and retrieve their data. Thanks to our guests this episode Niraj Nagrani is a senior product manager with the Microsoft SQL Server Technical Marketing team, where he is responsible for driving positioning, messaging, and evangelism of various features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to the IT pro audience. Nigel Ellis -- SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) Development Manager   Show Notes Azure SQL Services Home Azure Services Training Kit SQL Data Services Team Blog Azure SQL Services Forum SQL Data Services Dev Center Download Show

 Episode 25: What's Coming in Server 2008 R2 with Michael Leworthy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

During PDC 2008, Michael Leworthy of the Windows Server group at Microsoft joined Keith and Woody to talk about what to expect from Windows Server 2008 R2 and discussed how developers have a world of new capabilities with the new server platform such as power management, virtualization and security. Thanks to our guest this episode Michael Leworthy is a Senior Product Manager within the Windows Server division for Windows Server 2008. With over 7 years experience at Microsoft, including 3 years within the Application Platform Division, has enabled him to spend time equally between infrastructure and developer solutions. This has provided a solid understanding of the needs of developers, knowledge workers and IT professionals in organization of all sizes. Michael attended the University of South Australia where he studied both B.Eng in Electrical Engineering and B.Sci in Computer Science.   Show Notes Introduction to Windows Server 2008 R2  Download Show

 Episode 24: Chatting about F# with Chris Smith and Dustin Campbell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keith and Woody found an old friend Dustin Campbell and a new friend Chris Smith at PDC 2008 to sit down and chat about F#, Functional Programming and Chris’ upcoming F# book. Thanks to our guest this episode Chris Smith works as a Software Design Engineer in Test at Microsoft, where he spends his time making sure F# is the most awesome programming language ever. Chris’ blog is Dustin Campbell is a program manager in the Visual Studio Managed Languages group at Microsoft where he works primarily on the Visual Basic IDE experience. Before joining Microsoft, he developed much of the low-level plumbing of the award-winning CodeRush and Refactor! products at Developer Express. A regular speaker, Dustin is a noted authority in many advanced areas of the Microsoft .NET Framework and dives deep “under the hood” of any technology that he works with. Dustin is a language nut. Dustin’s blog is   Show Notes F# at Microsoft Research  Microsoft F# Developer Center Download Show

 Episode 23: Functional Programming in C# with Oliver Sturm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

During PDC 2008, Oliver Sturm joined Keith and Woody to talk about his new book Functional Programming in C# (due in 2009) and discussed how all C# developers have the power of functional programming at their fingertips today. The discussion went so deep there is a code example in the post to illustrate the concepts Oliver discussed. Thanks to our guest this episode Oliver Sturm is an experienced software architect, developer, trainer and author, and a language freak. He also thinks he's a nice guy, but he's prepared to accept other opinions on that. He is a C# MVP and he works for Developer Express as a Technical Evangelist and Lead Program Manager for the Frameworks Division. Oliver’s blog is   Code from the interview Func<int,int,int> add = (x,y) => x + y; Func<int, Func<int,int>> addC2 = delegate(int x) { return delegate (int y) { return x + y; } }; Func<int, Func<int,int>> addC = x => y => x + y; var add5 = addC(5); add5(37); Show Notes DX Helmet video CodeRush Xpress for Visual Studio Download Show


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