.NET Rocks!

.NET Rocks!

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


Machine Learning in 2020 with Zoiner Tejada
Sep 17 • 60 min
Machine Learning has been around for years, what does it look like today? Carl and Richard chat with Zoiner Tejada about how he approaches machine learning today, starting with a focus on data. The bulk of the work for using machine learning is focused on…
Starting with Xamarin with Theodora Tataru
Sep 10 • 49 min
What do you do when COVID-19 cancels your internship? Write an app! Carl and Richard talk to Theodora Tataru about her experience creating an application using Xamarin to help with tracker her college grades. Theodora talks about learning the tools, the…
The Microsoft 365 APIs with Glenn Block
Sep 3 • 55 min
What are the Microsoft 365 APIs and what can you do with them? Carl and Richard chat with Glenn Block about his new role at Microsoft, working with Graph. Glenn talks about how Graph actually serves are a part of a larger “intelligent substrate” that…
Building Serverless .NET Apps on AWS with Robb Schiefer
Aug 27 • 54 min
Sure you can build .NET apps on Azure - but what about Amazon AWS? Carl and Richard talk to Robb Schiefer about his work building .NET Apps on AWS. Robb digs into the various reasons you might use AWS, while admitting that the two clouds are pretty…
F# Update with Philip Carter
Aug 20 • 59 min
F# turns five - not five years old (it’s more than ten years old!) - but version five! Carl and Richard talk to Phillip Carter from the F# team about what’s coming in F# 5. Phillip talks about the past few years of F# being focused on getting fully…
Show 1700!
Aug 13 • 61 min
It’s Show 1700! For a bit of fun, Carl and Richard invited the six most frequent guests on .NET Rocks over the past eighteen years - Michele Bustamante, Rocky Lhotka, Billy Hollis, Kathleen Dollard, Tim Huckaby, and Phil Haack. The conversation digs into…
Adding Identity to Your Applications with Christos Matskas and John Patrick Dandison
Aug 6 • 56 min
What is the right way to secure your applications? Carl and Richard talk to Christos Matskas and John Patrick Dandison about the various security offerings made by Microsoft for application developers. Christos and JD talk about Azure Active Directory B2C…
OpenSilver with Giovanni Albani
Jul 30 • 60 min
Got Silverlight apps? Carl and Richard talk to Giovanni Albani about the OpenSilver project - building an open-source version of Silverlight that runs without a plugin, using WebAssembly. Giovanni talks about companies he has communicate with that have…
The Open Source Ecosystem, .NET Foundation, and Microsoft with Sebastien Lambla
Jul 23 • 56 min
Grenades with love! Carl and Richard talk to Sebastien Lambla about the state of the .NET open source ecosystem today, the role that Microsoft plays in it, and what the .NET Foundation could do in the future! Seb talks about the challenges of making open…
C# 9 with Mads Torgersen
Jul 16 • 58 min
What’s coming in C# 9? Carl and Richard talk to the Mads Torgersen, the leader of the C# team, about the rapidly approaching C# 9. Mads explains that with .NET 5 coming in the fall, he felt there should be a new version of C# as well - so in less than a…
ASP.NET Core API Endpoints with Steve Smith
Jul 9 • 51 min
Ready to simplify and organize your MVC app? Carl and Richard talk to Steve Smith about his open-source project called ASP.NET Core API Endpoints. Steve digs into the problems around the controller part of MVC - as a project gets bigger, it gets harder to…
Testing using nDepend with Patrick Smacchia
Jul 2 • 57 min
How do you do static testing in your applications? Carl and Richard talk to Patrick Smacchia of nDepend - one of the original testing products for .NET, stretching back to the very beginning! Patrick talks about how nDepend has grown over the years to…
Elements Mercury with Marc Hoffman
Jun 25 • 53 min
Are there alternative versions of VB.NET? Soon! Carl and Richard talk to Marc Hoffman of RemObjects Software about Elements, their cross-platform compiler for Oxygene (Object Pascal), C#, Java, Swift, Go and soon, VB.NET. Marc discusses the relationship…
.NET Multi-Platform App UI with Scott Hunter
Jun 18 • 57 min
Ready to go to Maui? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the .NET Multi-Platform App UI or MAUI for short. Scott talks about how the next versions of .NET are focused on unifying the elements that go into .NET to make One .NET. And that includes…
The State of VB.NET with Kathleen Dollard
Jun 11 • 55 min
Is VB.NET dead? Kathleen Dollard says No! Carl and Richard talk to Kathleen about a recent blog post from Microsoft about VB.NET not coming to .NET 5. Kathleen talks through the decision-making process that led to the blog post - not the death of VB.NET,…
Testing Blazor Apps with Egil Hansen
Jun 4 • 58 min
How do you test your Blazor app? Carl and Richard talk to Egil Hansen about bUnit, an open-source testing framework designed to work with Blazor - both the server-side Razor components and the WebAssembly client. Egil talks about building bUnit to allow…
Building Apps using Uno with Kenzie Whalen
May 28 • 51 min
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…
APIs in the 2020s Panel
May 21 • 51 min
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…
Chocolatey with Rob Reynolds
May 14 • 52 min
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…
AFWerx Challenge with Heather Wilde
May 7 • 49 min
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…