.NET Rocks!

by Carl Franklin

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

1528 Episodes

The Ethics of Big Data with Cathy O'Neil

Can Big Data actually hurt society? Carl and Richard talk to Cathy O'Neil about her book, Weapons of Math Destruction. Cathy has been deeply involved with machine learning and big data for decades and has a broad view of both the potential and dangers of the technology. The conversation dives into u...

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22 March 2018 • 59 minutes

Surviving Microservices with Michele Bustamante

Michele is back and surviving microservices! Carl and Richard talk to Michele Bustamante about her work with microservices and the challenges that her customers have. Starting with the normal problems innate to any re-architecting exercise - what is the benefit to the customer? You can't make micros...

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20 March 2018 • 59 minutes

Azure Success Stories with Christos Matskas

How do you have success with Azure? Carl and Richard talk to Microsoft PFE Christos Matskas about some of the projects he's been involved in helping organizations deploy apps and services into Azure. As Christos says, it's not an all-or-nothing thing - some applications and services make more sense...

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15 March 2018 • 54 minutes

The .NET Core 2 Road Map with Scott Hunter

What is coming up for .NET Core? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter, who leads all of .NET at Microsoft, about the road ahead for .NET Core. But first, a quick look back at where .NET has come from, including a discussion around performance and the impact of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security...

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13 March 2018 • 50 minutes

Building Dashboards with Jessica White

How do you know how your software is working? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Jessica White about her experience building dashboards to instrument operations, management and development. The conversation dives into what needs to be measured as well as how to represent those measurem...

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8 March 2018 • 53 minutes

SharePoint Development in 2018 with Sahil Malik

SharePoint development continues to evolve in 2018! Carl and Richard talk to Sahil Malik about his view on the latest offerings around SharePoint. At the Ignite event in 2017, Microsoft announced SharePoint 2019, so there's definitely a new on-premises version of SharePoint coming. Obviously, it's t...

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6 March 2018 • 54 minutes

Voice Programming with Heather Downing

What does it take to build an application where the UI is strictly voice? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Heather Downing to talk about her experiences building voice-driven applications with a variety of tools, including Alexa and Google Voice. Heather digs into the challenge...

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1 March 2018 • 54 minutes

The Docker Stack with Rob Richardson

What goes into a Docker stack? Carl and Richard talk to Rob Richardson about how containers are evolving in the .NET world. Rob talks about how the Windows side of Docker is actually getting stronger - most developers using Docker use Linux as the template OS. The conversation focuses on moving exis...

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27 February 2018 • 51 minutes

Teaching Software Development with Maria Naggaga

Modern software development is complex, how do you teach it to beginners? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard sat down with Maria Naggaga to talk about her approaches to teaching software development, both to children and adults, from the very beginning. Maria talks about using more approachabl...

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22 February 2018 • 53 minutes

Talking C# with Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet

C# continues to evolve - there's more to learn! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Jon Skeet and Bill Wagner about their on-going work on C#. For Bill, he's now part of the docs team helping people understand C#, and for Jon, it's his contributions via GitHub to ideas and features for...

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20 February 2018 • 1 hour, 1 minute