# Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Dave and Adam are back after most hectic time of the year for a Microsoft Evangelist – fiscal year end. In this episode, we go off the tracks right out of the gate with a discussion of Adam’s recent trip to Disney World. After we gain traction, we muse on the many announcements coming down the pike for Microsoft developers with the recent enhancements to Windows Azure and the announcements from the Windows Phone 8 Summit.

(Note: portions of this program were edited out to protect little ears and their belief of a certain mythical creature with floppy ears.)

Hosts

Dave Bost, http://davebost.com, @davebost

Adam Hoffman, http://stratospher.es, @stratospher_es

 

Show Notes

Meet the New Windows Azure (Scott Guthrie Blog Post)

Meet Windows Azure (Channel 9)

Announcing Windows Phone 8 (Joe Belfiore Blog Post)

TechEd North America 2012 (Channel 9)

TechEd Europe 2012 (Channel 9)

Windows Phone Summit (Channel 9)

Adam is speaking at the Microsoft Cloud Summit: Windows Azure and Beyond on July 10th in Dallas, TX

Find Microsoft Technical Evangelist Events at http://msdnevents.com

Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (Blue Box, c.1978)

Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set (Red Box)

 
Picks of the Show

Adam: Instructables, Marvel Heroic Roleplay Basic Game

Dave: GameInstitute.com

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD104.MP3

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# Wednesday, May 09, 2012

After a long hiatus, the Thirsty Developer is back to kick off Season 2. In this episode, we introduce the listeners to a new member of the Thirsty Developer team, Adam Hoffman. Dave and Adam wax poetic about the old Commodore 64 days and learn about Adam’s role at Microsoft as well a hobby project of his – the Cloud Car (aka. Car-Puter).

Hosts

Dave Bost, http://davebost.com, @davebost

Adam Hoffman, http://stratospher.es, @stratospher_es

Show Notes

The Commodore 64 and our favorite peripherals

Mike Benkovich’s Cloud Computer Soup to Nuts Webcasts

Windows Azure for the ASP.NET Developer Series

Project Detroit (“Microstang”)

Clemens Vasters on the Azure Service Bus (Channel 9)

Books: Back of the Napkin (Dan Roam), Understanding Comics (Scott McLoud)

Picks of the Week

Pluralsight

http://mp3car.com

Napkin Academy

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD103.MP3

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# Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In this episode, Dave and Larry sit down and discuss what excites them with some of the recent announcements coming into the technology industry from the likes of Google, Apple and Microsoft.

Show Notes

The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown

Join the Cause - Prompt your users to upgrade their browser

 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD102.MP3 

 

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# Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In this episode, Clark and Larry pull up a bar stool in Madison with Developer’s Steve Evans and Lance Larsen to discuss the latest tips, tools and guidance around using JavaScript in your application development.

Show Notes

Madison .NET Users Group

JS Bin - an open source collaborative JavaScript debugging tool.

JavaScript compacting tools: SquishIt, Minify

IE9ify - jQuery Site Pinning plugin

QUnit - JavaScript testing suite

JSLint - JavaScript code quality tool

JSMock - Mock Object library for JavaScript

jQuery - JavaScript library

xkcd - Exploits of a Mom ("Bobby Tables")

Brandon Satrom's Blog

Twitter: @davebost, @csell5, @larryclarkin, @thirstyd

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD101.MP3 

 

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# Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Show 100! After 3 years and some change we finally hit Show #100. In this episode, Larry comes back and joins Dave and Clark for the meta of all meta episodes. We take a look back at shows of the past, plan ahead for MIX and talk about innovation in the industry and what developers should do to keep up.

Show Notes

The Thirsty Developer 6: Project Euler - The first recorded (but not published) show

The Thirsty Developer 16: Dev-igners and Des-elopers w/Kevin Farner

The Thirsty Developer 25: The one with Joe Stagner

The Thirsty Developer 29: The iPhone Edition

The Thirsty Developer 38: Anthony Handley

The Thirsty Developer 61: I got nothing!

The Thirsty Developer 64: More on Powershell

The Thirsty Developer 66: HAML with a side of SASS

The Thirsty Developer 80: Meeting the New Guy, Clark Sell

The Thirsty Developer 88: Coding 4 Fun with Clint Rutkas

Twitter: @davebost, @csell5, @larryclarkin, @thirstyd

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD100.MP3 

 

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# Monday, February 28, 2011

After yet ANOTHER hiatus (holidays + work = no podcasts) and an operator FAIL on Dave’s part, Dave and Clark are back to discuss WebMatrix, Razor (the syntax) and NuGet. Also, Clark let’s us in on his upcoming travel schedule and Dave fetches the beer while he leaves Clark to his own devices. A little spoiler, it didn’t go well.

Show Notes

WebMatrix

Clark’s Web Camp Tour

Web Camps TV

Microsoft's Web Camps

Blog: Introducing “Razor” – a new view engine in ASP.NET (http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu)

Blog: NuGet 1.1 Released! (http://haacked.com)

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD099.MP3 

 

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# Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We're Back! After a little hiatus, Dave and Clark are back with special guest, Anthony Handley. In this episode we discuss how Silverlight is NOT dead, designing a lemonade stand, building a Windows Phone 7 app and did we mention… Silverlight is NOT dead.

Guest: Anthony Handley is the User Experience Practice Lead at Magenic. His focus is to create great digital experiences for the desktop and the web. With over 16 years working in interactive design and creative direction, he leads Magenic’s ux design team

Show Notes

PDC

Adam Kinney

Building a Lemonade Stand in Expression Blend

GuestList WP7 app

Silverlight Firestarter event on Dec. 2nd

 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD098.MP3 

 

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# Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In this episode, Dave and Clark lament about why podcasting is difficult, Expression Design vs. Adobe Illustrator, Windows Phone 7 versus the competition, Dave’s desire to learn how to build games, Silverlight for Embedded Devices and what the plans are for the Summer. As you can tell… it’s a show about nothing. Enjoy!

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD097.MP3 

 

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# Monday, June 28, 2010

In this episode, we sit down with Jon Galloway and James Senior to discuss the “weird and wonderful world of the Microsoft Web stack” and their latest world travels with Microsoft WebCamps.

Show Notes

Where to find Jon? Jon on Twitter, Jon's Blog, Herding Code Podcast

Where to find James? James on Twitter, James' Blog

Microsoft WebCamps

Microsoft Web Development Portal

ASP.NET

ASP.NET MVC

AJAX Control Toolkit

jQuery

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD096.MP3 

 

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# Saturday, June 12, 2010

In this episode, Clark chats with Microsoft Senior Program Manager, Barclay Hill. Barclay is a member of the Visual Studio development team responsible for the Database Project tools found in Visual Studio Ultimate. Here they chat about features such as versioning, refactoring, static code analysis and unit testing for your database.

Show Notes

Barclay's Blog

Starting Team Database Development (MSDN)

Forums: Visual Studio Database Development Tools

Xerox Case Study

Download the Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Trial

Blogs of Note:

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD095.MP3 

 

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# Wednesday, June 02, 2010

In this episode, we chat with Microsoft Technology Evangelist, Wade Wegner. Wade fills us in on the Windows Azure AppFabric, oAuth, claims-based authentication and the AppFabric Service Bus.

Show Notes

Wade's Blog

Wade on Twitter

Windows Azure AppFabric

AppFabric Developer Portal

Azure Training Kit

Azure Code Samples

Blogs of Note:

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD094.MP3 

 

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# Thursday, May 20, 2010

In this episode Clark had a chance to sit down with Microsoft’s Group Program Manager, Jay Schmelzer.  Jay oversees a vast number of features across the Visual Studio product line.   Here, Clark and Jay discuss: What does a release cycle look like in Visual Studio, Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO), SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010.

Show Notes

VSTO Developer Center

Removing the PIA Dependence from the Application

SharePoint Developer in Visual Studio

[Article] Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SharePoint Development (MSDN Magazine)

[Video] SharePoint Development with Visual Studio 2010 (Channel 9)

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD093.MP3 

 

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# Monday, May 17, 2010

In this episode, Clark is joined by Roman Rubin and Ramya Parthasarathy from Wolters Kluwer as they discuss a project that they've been working on to convert an existing ASP.NET .NET 1.1 application over to Silverlight.

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD092.MP3 

 

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# Wednesday, May 12, 2010

After a slight hiatus, Dave and Clark are back to catch up on what’s been going on and where we’ve been. We are all over the board on this show. There is so much to talk about we’re not even sure where to go with it all. We muse on the latest Zune update, Windows Phone 7,  the release of Silverlight 4, and so much more.

Show Notes

Windows Phone Developer Portal

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools

Expression Blend for Windows Phone

Windows Marketplace

oData

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD091.MP3 

 

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# Friday, April 23, 2010

In this episode, Clark joins up with Mark Tinderholt of Avanade at the recent MIX conference to discuss putting Silverlight through it's paces in the Enterprise.

Mark let’s us in behind the scenes of a large project he is participating on in which the team is working to re-platform a large insurance system consisting of disparate systems, such as ASP.NET and Java, and how they’re pulling the system together using technologies such as Silverlight 3, WCF and Prism.

Show Notes

Mark on Twitter: @markti

Mark’s Blog

Prism (CodePlex project site)

MEF (CodePlex project site)

Prism and MEF (David Hill’s WebLog)

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD090.MP3 

 

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# Thursday, March 25, 2010

In this episode, Clark sits down with Chip Aubry, lead technical architect from Tribal DDB. Here they discuss a recent project in which Tribal DDB created a web experience for McDonalds called the McNuggets Village that coincided with McDonald's Winter Olympics marketing campaign. Chip lets us in behind the curtain as he talks about how the project was implemented with technologies such as Silverlight, IE8 Web Slices and Azure.

Show Notes

Chip on Twitter: @caubry

McNuggets Village (to be taken down soon)

Visit the McNuggets® Village to see how McDonald’s® uses Silverlight in their latest campaign

MIX

Microsoft Technology Center

http://Silverlight.net

.toolbox – Silverlight & Expression training

Silverlight TV

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD089.MP3 

 

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# Friday, March 12, 2010

by clintedmonson.In this episode Dave and Clark talk with the mad scientist, Clint Rutkas.  Clint talks us through what a day in the life looks like when you work on Coding4Fun and Channel9.  From automated bartenders to dropping a thousand bouncy balls on your CTO’s head. It’s a wild and crazy show!

Show Notes

Are you new to Coding4Fun? The very first place to start is here.  They are always looking for new and crazy ideas.  Pitch the idea first but just don’t pitch any crazy LOB solutions.

Links

Here is a list of the different items we referenced during the show:

Tip of the day: Never ever hook up AC into your USB port.

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD088.MP3 

 

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# Monday, March 08, 2010

Jimmy SchementiIn this episode, we sit down with Jimmy Schementi of the Dynamic Languages Runtime team at Microsoft as we discuss Iron Ruby, Iron Python and how Jimmy found his way to Microsoft.

 

 

Show Notes:

Jimmy's Blog

Jimmy on Twitter

Jimmy Schementi: Inside IronRuby (Channel 9)

Iron Ruby

Iron Python

LOLCode

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD087.MP3 

 

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# Tuesday, February 23, 2010

 

Kirk EvansIn this episode, we grab some time with Microsoft Architect Evangelist, Kirk Evans, to discuss the all important question, "When NOT to use SharePoint". The conversation leads to Kirk laying out some of the new enhancements in SharePoint 2010 as well as discussing the finer points of going from a pure ASP.NET developer to a SharePoint developer. Kirk also gives Dave and Clark a lesson on how one can ramp up quickly in SharePoint development with a list of great resources.

I apologize for the recording quality of this interview. We are still trying to work out the kinks with recording some of our interviews through Skype. Please bear with us.

Thanks!

Show Notes:

Kirk's Blog

Kirk on Twitter

Sites running SharePoint: Ferrari, Hed Kandi, Hawaiian Airlines

WSS Demo – Features web sites that are built using SharePoint (and it is built with SharePoint, too)

Randy Drisgill’s Blog on SharePoint Branding

Andrew Connell's Blog

MSDN Article: Understanding and Creating Customized and Uncustomized Files in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Book: Inside Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Book: Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building Publishing Sites with Office SharePoint Server 2007

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD086.MP3 

 

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# Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hank JanssenIn this episode, Dave caught up with Hank Janssen of the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center at the recent CodeMash conference in Sandusky, OH. Hank and Dave discuss Microsoft’s contribution into the Open Source community including the PHP runtime and the Linux Kernel.

Also, Dave and Clark discuss setting up our machines with Boot-to-VHD.

Show Notes:

Hank on Twitter

Hank featured on Heroes Happen Here

Port 25

Interoperability @ Microsoft Blog

Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux Community

PHP on Windows

Web Platform Installer

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD085.MP3 

 

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# Tuesday, February 09, 2010

In this episode, we talk with Thomas Lewis, Director with the Developer Platform and Evangelism team at Microsoft. Thomas and his team run the MIX Online website and is also a part of the planning team behind the MIX conference. We talk with Thomas about the recent design overhaul on MIX Online as well as what people can expect at this year's MIX conference.

I apology for the quality issues on this one. We're working out the kinks on utilizing Skype for our remote calls.  

Show Notes

Software KVM tools: Synergy+, Kavoom, MaxiVista

@TommyLee - Thomas on Twitter

Nishant Kothary dishes on the MIX Online re-design

Nishant Kothary says Goodbye to Twitter

MIX'10 Conference

MIX Labs: Incarnate, Descry, Oxite

A Website Named Desire

Content Strategy for the Web by Kristina Halvorson (Book)


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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD084.MP3 

 

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# Thursday, January 28, 2010

In this episode we talk with Ram Cherala, Principal Program Manager in the Visual Studio Test Business, about the new testing tools and lab management features available in Visual Studio 2010. Also joining us are Developer Technical Specialist, Angela Dugan (again!), and Mark Nichols from Microsoft Consulting Services.

Show Notes

Visual Studio Team Test Team Blog

Visual Studio Lab Management Team Blog

Video: Lab Management coming to Visual Studio Team System 2010 (Channel 9)

Ram on Twitter

Visual Studio Test Tools on Twitter

Forums: Testing with Visual Studio Test and Lab Manager, Visual Studio UI Automation Testing, Visual Studio Web and Load testing, Visual Studio Lab Management

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD083.MP3 

 

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# Thursday, December 17, 2009

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After a search that spanned the globe, I am happy to introduce the new co-host of The Thirsty Developer, Clark Sell ( @csell5 ). Clark recently joined my team as a Developer Evangelist also based in Chicago, well he lives on the Wisconsin \ Illinois border so that is hardly Chicago.

Clark has been with Microsoft for over 4 years coming to the evangelist team from Microsoft Consulting Service.  Having 12 years’ experience as solution architect, developer, tester, and product manager in the software industry, he’s mostly focused on Financial Services customers, line of business software and a quick jaunt through the halls of healthcare. Clark is also a Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) Ranger. You know that TFS check-in policy that stops you from checking in if the build is broken?  You can thank him for that one.  Clark is no stranger to podcasting as he has another podcast in which he co-hosts called The Smackdown on DeveloperSmackdown.com you can also read his blog at csell.net

 

Show Notes

Clark on Twitter

Clark’s Blog

Developer Smackdown Podcast

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD080.MP3 

 

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# Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In this episode, I had a chance to sit down with Tim Heuer after the announcement at PDC 2009 of the Silverlight 4 Beta. Here we break down some of the many new features found in this next anticipated release of Silverlight.

Show Notes

Tim's post on Silverlight 4 Beta – A guide to the new features

Tim's Roundup of the Silverlight sessions at PDC09

PDC 2009 Session Videos

Silverlight 4 Training Courses on Channel9

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD079.MP3 

 

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# Friday, November 20, 2009

In this episode I had a chance to catch up with one of my colleagues, John Bristowe, a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft Canada. In this extended conversation, John and I discuss some of our favorite new features in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 with a Canadian geography lesson thrown in from John.

Show Notes

TechDays Canada

Cygwin – Your favorite Linux tools and utilities for the PC

NiNite – App Downloader and Installer

Thursday Night WAN Party hosted by Sara Chips

John on Twitter: @jbristowe

John's Top Tech Learning Podcasts:

Canadian Developer Connection Blog

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD078.MP3 

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# Thursday, November 05, 2009

In this episode, I sit down with Jordan, Angela, Moungi, and Wade from our local DPE Tools team to discuss what's new in Visual Studio 2010. We discuss the Sku changes, the migration path, MSDN benefits, as well as the some of the new features found in Visual Studio 2010 to make development teams successful.

Show Notes

Visual Studio 2010 Product Information

Application Life-Cycle Management Assessment

Brian Harry's Blog Post on TFS Basic

Brian Keller's Blog

10/4 Show on Channel9

Visual Studio 2010 Training Course on Channel9

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Training Kit

 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD077.MP3 

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# Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In this episode I have a conversation with Loke Uei Tan and Anand Iyer of the Windows Mobile team. We discuss the recently launched Windows Mobile 6.5 platform, the new marketplace and how developers can build applications that target the Windows Phone platform and possibly win a Microsoft Surface table in the process.

Show Notes

Windows Phone

Windows Phone for Developers

Windows Phone Blog

HTC Touch Pro 2

Samsung Omnia 2 

Samsung Jack

HTC Snap

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD076.MP3

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# Monday, October 12, 2009

I recently had a chance to sit down with Chad Campbell. Chad is a Silverlight MVP and recent Entrepreneur with the launch of his new company Ecofic. We discuss Chad's transition into the world of Entrepreneurship, the building of a product and how BizSpark has helped him get his business off the ground.

Show Notes
Chad’s Blog – http://blog.ecofic.com

Divot Dog

Book: Silverlight 2 in Action

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD075.MP3

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# Monday, September 28, 2009

In this episode we sit down for a roundtable discussion with world renown speaker and author, David Chappell, and Paddy Srinivasan and Bharat Srinivasan of Cumulux to discuss their perspectives of the Windows Azure Platform and the shift to Cloud Computing.

We have a *Bonus* in this episode. Sometimes the conversation continues after the mics turn off. Sometimes those conversations are more insightful then the interview itself. Luckily I was able to grab my MicroTrack II and hit the record button to capture the continuing discussion. Stick around in the end as we’ve tacked this great discussion to the end of the episode.

Show Notes

David Chappell's Blog

Cumulux

Windows Azure Platform

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD074.MP3

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# Monday, September 21, 2009

In this episode we sit down with Claudio Caldato from the Microsoft Interoperability team as we discuss some of their work including the recently released Toolkit for PHP and ADO.NET Data Services.

This is a special episode as we have a guest host, Jeff Brand, from the Spaghetti Code podcast. You can check out the Spaghetti Code podcast at SlickThought.net or on the Zune Marketplace or iTunes.

Show Notes

Microsoft Interoperability Team blog

ADO.NET Data Services (MSDN)

Toolkit for PHP and ADO.NET DataServices (Codeplex)

Windows Azure SDK for PHP (Codeplex)

PHP Training Kit for Windows

Consuming data over the web between PHP and .NET with REST and ADO.NET Data Services (Channel9)

Interoperability @ Microsoft (Interoperability Bridges and Labs Center)

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD073.mp3

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# Wednesday, September 09, 2009

In this episode, we bring everyone up to speed on the changes taking place in the Thirsty Developer offices. Also, Dave and Larry sit down to chat about…well… many things. When you get those two together you’re not quite sure where the conversation is going to go. If you were to boil it down, they talk about what’s coming ahead in the year to come in their jobs at Microsoft.

Show Notes

Project Euler

Larry’s Blog – EraserAndCrowbar.com

Netflix Developer Network

Amazon Product Advertising API

Windows API Code Pack for Microsoft.NET

 

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD072.mp3

 
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# Monday, August 10, 2009

This week we are please to bring you an interview with Tim Heuer (@timheuer), who is a Program Manager for Microsoft Silverlight (which actually makes him part of ScottGu’s private ninja army).

Show notes

Tim helps maintain the http://silverlight.net community site. 
Check out the new design at http://beta.silverlight.net/
snapflow is a cool Silverlight application
Continental airlines case study: http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000004918

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD071.mp3

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# Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This week we are please to bring you an interview with Sergio Pereira, a Chicago area developer who has been talking a lot about the need to learn JavaScript as a language.

Show notes

Sergio’s blog
Devilcious Blog Network
Sergio’s book recommendation: Ship it! A Practical Guide to Successful Software Projects
C Programming Language (2nd Edition) (Prentice Hall Software)
jQuery
JavaScript: The Good Parts
ScriptSharp
Video: JavaScript the Good Parts
Chicago Alt.NET User Group

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD070.mp3

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# Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This week we are please to bring you an interview with Scott Seely (@sseely), who works as a developer / architect at Myspace.  We talk with Scott about some of the advanced features of WCF and where services are headed in the future.

Show notes
Blind search” comparison tool that Scott Mentioned
Scott's recent Book: Effective REST Services via .NET: For .NET Framework 3.5
Internet Identity Workshop 
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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD069.mp3

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# Thursday, July 16, 2009

This week we are please to bring you an interview with Andy Theimer (@atheimer), who works for the startup company Lansare and on a side project called Recipe Bridge that aggregates content from across the internet.

Show notes

Milwaukee’s Technology Innovation Center
Microsoft Bizspark for startups
Sitemaps definition
Bing Webmaster Tools
RecipeBook XML
Microformats hRecipe Definition

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD068.mp3

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# Monday, June 29, 2009

This week we are please to bring you an interview with Doc List.  We talk with Doc about Open Spaces and applying those principles to the corporate environment. 

Show notes

Harrison Owen’s Open Space Technology: A User's Guide
Larry’s blog post on applying Open Spaces at work

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD067.mp3

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# Thursday, June 25, 2009

This week we are please to bring you an interview with Dan Nawara (@dnawara) a front end designer about the HAML and SASS technologies.  The first part of the interview was recorded at Bombacigno's J & C Inn in Chicago, IL; one of Dan’s favorite restaurants (until we got kicked out).

Show notes

Official HAML Site
nHAML (.NET version of HAML)
SASS (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets)
Tenplate (Dan’s framework) source code on Github
The HAML Wikipedia page has an HTML / HAML Example

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD066.mp3

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# Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This week we are please to bring you an interview with Derik Whittaker.  Derik talks with us about the SOLID principles and other coding practices.

Show notes

Dimecasts – Derik (and his friends) series of screencasts
Three of Derik’s favorite tools: Resharper, Reflector and SQL Prompt
Scott Hanselman’s interview with Uncle Bob on SOLID
Uncle Bob on Stackoverflow Podcast (including apology)
Original Whitepaper on SOILD
Ted Patison’s Programming Distributed Applications With Com & Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
Microsoft Research Code Contracts
IOC Containers: StructureMap, Ninject, Spring.NET and Unity


Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD065.mp3

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Note

The show was updated after publishing due to a problem with the show notes.  Uncle’s Bob’s PDF of his original whitepaper was the original link (now a link to a blog article).  The PDF was incorrectly picked up instead of the audio file.  Sorry for any problems this caused.

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# Monday, June 01, 2009

This week we bring back Steve Murawski (@StevenMurawski) to continue our conversation on Powershell.

Show notes

We had a request to shorten our episode titles so they are better seen on devices.  Love it?  Hate it?  Let us know!
Scripting Games brought to you by powershellcommunity.org and poshcode.org
Powershell Templates for Visual Studio
Script Center
PowerShell SDK Documentation (The SDK is part of the Windows SDK)
PowerShell Programmer's Guide (MSDN)
PowerGUI
PowerShell Plus
Sapien's PrimalScript
/n Software PowerShellToys


Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD064.mp3

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# Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This week we have an interview with Aaron Erickson (@AaronErickson), a C# MVP.  Aaron talks with us about F#.

Show notes

Aaron’s book “The Nomadic Developer
Monte Carlo Simulations
Expert F#“ by Don Syme
"Foundations of F#" by Robert Pickering
F# for Scientist” by Jon Harrop
Milwaukee area’s Geek Book Club


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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD063.mp3

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# Monday, May 11, 2009

This week we have an interview with Mike Tai and Matt Stratton of apartments.com.  Mike and Matt share with us some of the things that make their website (which gets over 4 million unique visitors a month) scale.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD062.mp3

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# Tuesday, May 05, 2009

This week we have a special episode where Larry interviews Dave about his recent work on project MEBA.  They also talk about the availability of Windows7 RC and the upgrade process.

Show Notes

Chicago Code Camp
Indy Code Camp
Fox Valley Day of .NET
Jim Holmes’ post on unit testing by MS Evangelists
Jack Greenfield’s blog
UMM

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD061.mp3

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# Monday, April 27, 2009

This week we have an interview an interview with Chuck Heinzelman, a SQL Server MVP.  Chuck is a Database Administrator who has been working with some of the new development oriented features of SQL Server 2008.  Chuck blogs at: http://devplanet.com/blogs/memydatabaseandi/.

Show Notes

Books online sparse columns guidelines (% null): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280604.aspx
Migrating to SQL Server 2008 (podcast): http://thirstydeveloper.com/2009/03/02/TheThirstyDeveloper53MigratingToSQLServer2008.aspx

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD060.mp3

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# Monday, April 20, 2009

This week we have an interview an interview with Brennan Stehling a developer and author from Milwaukee, WI.  Brennan and Larry talk about jQuery.  Brennan blogs at http://brennan.offwhite.net/blog/.

After the interview Larry talks about with Dave about his finishing up on his special assignment in Redmond.  Larry then asks Dave which technology he leans towards: AJAX or RIA.

Show Notes

ASP.NET AJAX
John Resig – creator of jQuery
Pro JavaScript Techniques by John Resig
cssQuery Project
Learning jQuery by Jonathan Chaffer
Javascript the good parts by Douglas Crockford
Running JSLINT from within Visual Studio
jQuery in Action by Bear Bibeault

A Website you should know

Dave’s pick: Clemens Vaster’s Blog
Larry’s pick: W3C Validator for HTML and CSS

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD059.mp3

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# Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This week we have an interview with Chris Deweese, a software architect with REJIS about how they have applied SOA concepts and technology.  Chris also discusses some of the issues that they have had with SOA.  Our guest interview this week is Clint Edmondson, an architect evangelist based out of St Louis, MO.

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD058.mp3

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# Tuesday, April 07, 2009

This week we talk with Mike Browne, an MVP on Windows Client Technologies about Windows Presentation Foundation. We also spend some time talking about Stream Oriented Computing and  a WPF application that he built called flow..

Show Notes

MSDN Magazine Article on M-V-VM Pattern
Martin Fowler’s Presentation Model
Mike Brown’s Flow (early Beta)

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD057.mp3

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# Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This week we talk about the future of managed languages with Mark Strawmyer, a Microsoft MVP in the C# language.  Before we dive into the future of languages, Mark and Larry talk about the past, including a trip down memory lane to discuss Visual Basic with and without line numbers.  After the interview Dave and Larry catch up and talk about their first and next programming languages.

Show Notes

Qbasic Gorillas Wikipedia Page (includes links to a Flash version of the game)
Unemployed Underscores
visitmix.com for MIX Keynotes
ClearRX – Deborah Alder’s keynote topic
Commodore 64 Manuals 

Blog / Site you should know

Dave’s pick: MSDN Developer Centers (VB, C#, C++, etc)
Larry’s pick: Benkotips by Mike Benkovich

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD056.mp3

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# Tuesday, March 17, 2009

This week we talk about REST (Representational state transfer) style web services with Dan Rigsby, a Microsoft MVP specializing in connected systems (WCF and related technologies).

Show Notes

Original Definition of REST (from Roy Fielding’s dissertation)
REST Starter Kit
– Preview 2 (Just released!)
JSON Definition (Wikipedia)

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http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD055.mp3

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# Monday, March 09, 2009

This week we have an interview with Steven Murawski (@stevenmurawski) an IT Specialist (or IT Pro) who is a PowerShell Enthusiast.  He is also the co-host of the Mind Of Root podcast.

Show Notes

PowerShell Home Page - http://www.microsoft.com/powershell
Polymon - http://www.codeplex.com/polymon
PowerShell Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/PowerShell/
PowerGUI - http://www.powergui.org/index.jspa
Admin Script Editor - http://www.adminscripteditor.com/ 
PrimalScript - http://www.primaltools.com/index.asp?p=PrimalScript
Professional Windows PowerShell Programming by Wrox

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD054.mp3

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# Monday, March 02, 2009
George Huey
George Huey

This week we have an interview with George Huey, an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft Corporation.  George has been helping customer migrate their application databases from SQL Server 2000 and 2005 to Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Show Notes:

SQL Server Upgrade Assistant
SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide

Download / Listen to the Show:

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD053.mp3

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# Monday, February 16, 2009

This week Dave and Larry interview Erik Klimczak, the creative director of Clarity Consulting, who is also known as the XAML Ninja.  We talk with Erik about developing touch based applications for Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 and then talk about the XAML stack.

Show Notes

Thirsty Developer 36 – where Erik got his nickname
Thirsty Developer 49- featuring Twitterlight an Eric Klimczak designed user interface
Microsoft Surface
Windows 7
PDC 2008 Session “Developing for Microsoft Surface”
HP Touchsmart
WPF Unleashed by Adam Nathan
A Guide Tour of WPF by Josh Smith
Trial version of Expression Blend 2 (30 day)
Visual Studio Express Edition

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD052.mp3

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# Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Note:  This podcast was re-published on February 17th, 2009 after an error removed it from the website and feed.  It had nothing to do with Ed swearing on the podcast.  :-)

This week Dave and Larry interview Ed Thomson, a software developer with Teamprise.  Teamprise creates cross platform clients for Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server.

Show Notes

Teamprise’s parent company is Sourcegear
Eric Sink founded sourcegear and he is not a legend 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD051.mp3

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# Monday, February 02, 2009

This week Dave and Larry interview Paddy, one of the co-founders of Cumulux, a company developing applications targeting the Azure Services Platform.

Show Notes

Azure Services Platform Site
Live Service Developer Site
Cloud Connection (cumulux blog)

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD050.mp3

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# Monday, January 26, 2009

This week is an interview with Steve Holstad about a front end for Twitter that he created with Silverlight 2.

Show Notes

Twitterlight web site
Steve’s Twitter Handle
Coding for fun article on Twitterlight (with code)

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD049.mp3

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# Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This week is an interview with Damon Payne about creating a design surface in Silverlight 2.

Program Notes

The Thirsty Developer website was done for about 24 hours.  Sorry for any problems that is caused and thanks to the folks who pointed it out to us.

Dave Bost is on temporary assignment in Redmond, WA.  He ha promised us a couple of interviews while he is up there.  Follow his adventures at http://davebost.com.

Show Notes

Klipsch Corner - Damon's Klipsch fan site
AGT Sample Site
AGT CodePlex Site 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD048.mp3

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# Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This week is an interview with Pete Prodoehl (AKA Raster) about Microformats.  Before we dive into the topic Larry and Pete talk about his music, Creative Commons and the fact that he has been blogging for more than 11 years. 

Show Notes

Backing In (full cut) - The Thirsty Developer Intro Song
Large Deposits (full cut) - The Thirsty Developer Exit Song
Pete's RPM Album "SnowBound" from 2008
Pete's Flickr Account (all under Creative Commons)
Web414 - a Milwaukee based Web User Group
Bucketworks - The World's First Health Club for the Brain
Dave Winer's Blog - Scripting News
Firefox Microformats Extensions
Oomph - A Microformats Toolkit (codeplex site)

 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD047.mp3

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# Tuesday, December 30, 2008

This week is an interview with Matt Terski, the President and co-founder of Serlio Software, a company that creates Case Complete.   Matt and Larry talk about Use Cases and how they fit into the software development life cycle. You can follow Matt at the Use Case blog.

Show Notes

Ivar Jacobson
Eric Sink's article on Platforms that Larry Mentioned
Download a free 30 day trial of Case Complete (full featured)

Download / Listen to the Show

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD046.mp3

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# Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This week is an interview with Mario Rodriguez, a program manager on Team Foundation Server about some of the cool new features in Visual Studio Team System 2010.  Angela Binkowski was our special co-host for this episode while Dave Bost is on special assignment in Redmond, WA.

Show Notes

Episode 22 with Ed Glas
Cameron Skinner's Video from PDC (advance to 10:20 in the video)

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD045.mp3

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# Tuesday, December 09, 2008

In this week's interview Larry interviews Eric Willeke, an Architect with Inkubook.  Inkubook is a start-up that allows users to self publish photo books.  Inkubook picked the Silverlight platform to launch their new venture.  Eric recently did a presentation to the Indianapolis .Net User Group (IndyNDA) on their experiences with adopting Silverlight this podcast is a sort of replay of that presentation.  Eric shares the good, bad and ugly of adopting Silverlight 2 before it was in Beta!.

Show Notes

Dan Rigsby's PDC Halloween Costume
LINQ to SQL Performance from Rico Mariani (Part 1 of 5)
Silverlight 2 RTW, or, how Microsoft choked Blog Post by Eric
New Inkubook feature - Calendars
Silverlight Cream - great blog on Silverlight
Silverlight Spy - great tool
ScottGu's Silverlight 3 sneak peek

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD044.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, LinkedIn

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# Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Darrin Bishop
Darrin Bishop

At MOSSCamp Chicago 2008 Larry interviewed Darrin Bishop, an independent Consultant with the Darrin Bishop Group and a Microsoft MVP on Windows SharePoint Services.  They talk about how a .NET Developer can get started on developing on SharePoint, including how to setup your developer machine for SharePoint Development.

Show Notes
MOSSCamp Project on Codeplex
SharePoint Designer
SharePoint Virtual Hard Drive (evaluation)
Setting up SharePoint on MSDN
Darrin's Laptop rig with external hard drive (picture)
MSDN Developer Conference registration is open
Darrin's recommended tools

Visual Studio Extensions for WSS
Powershell
IE Developer Toolbar
SharePoint Manager 2007 on CodePlex
SharePoint Guidance from P&P
TypeMOCK Isolator for SharePoint Unit Testing

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD043.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Peter, Maarten, Constance and Larry
Peter, Maarten, Constance and Larry

Dave and Larry caught up with the Microsoft Community Program Manager Constanze Roman and 2 Microsoft Mobile MVPs: Peter Nowak and Maarten Struys about some of the great announcements about Windows Mobile at the PDC.  Specifically they talk about Silverlight 2 for Mobile and Live Mesh for Mobile clients.

Show Notes

PDC Silverlight 2 Mobile Session
Interview with Amit Chopra
Mobile Development Center on MSDN
Codeplex
MSDN Code Gallery
OpenNetCF
MSDN Developer Conference registration is open

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD042.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Larry Interviews Stephanie Saad in the Big Room at PDC
Larry Interviews Stephanie Saad

In this episode we talk with Stephanie Saad, a group program manager with Microsoft.  Stephanie talks about how Microsoft is already using many of the new features of Team Foundation Server that were announced at PDC.

Show Notes

Visual Studio 2010 Talks are available at the MicrosoftPDC.com
MSDN Developer Conference registration is open.
 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD041.mp3

A Blog you should Know

Dave's Pick: Steve Marx
Larry's Pick: Engineering Windows 7 

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Monday, November 10, 2008

In this episode we talk with Matt Hester and Matt Heller about how developers and IT Pros should be preparing for the upcoming release of Internet Explorer 8.

Show Notes

IE Team Blog
MSDN Developer Center on IE
TechnetCenter on IE 8

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD040.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Monday, October 20, 2008

In this episode we talk with Mike Rohde, an designer, artist and writer based out of the Milwaukee, WI area.  Mike has a great technique for capturing notes at a conference, meeting, etc and has shared them with the world.

Show Notes

Flickr Collection of Mike's Sketchnotes
South By Southwest
Seed Conference
Moleskin Notebooks
Jet Pens
Moleskin Hacks by Mike Rohde

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD039.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Monday, October 13, 2008

In this episode we talk with Anthony Handley, a designer with Magenic Technologies in Chicago, IL.

Show Notes

An Event Apart
Anthony's .NET Rocks Interview (Show 282)
MOSSCamp
Hawaiian Airlines Case Study
Phizzpop Design Challenge
XAML to Illustrator plugin
Damon Payne's Illustrator Story
Chicago Designer and Developer's User Group 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD038.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Monday, September 29, 2008

In this episode we talk with Rick Stratton and John Welborn, two of the founders of Feed.us.  Feed.us is a cloud based, distributed content management written with Microsoft technology, but usable by any dynamic (and static) web platform.

Show Notes

Want to learn more about cloud computing?  It will be a big topic of conversation at PDC 2008, register now before it sells out.
Rick Mentioned giving the Thirsty Developer listeners a sneak peak of the service.  The url is http://feedusdemo.com/, e-mail Rick (contact @ feed.us) and he will send you a userid and password if you tell him you heard about the site on the show.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD037.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Monday, September 22, 2008

In this episode we talk with George Durzi a consultant with Clarity Consulting in Chicago, IL about a project that he worked on that used Vista Gadgets, Unified Communications and WPF.

Show Notes

George committed to MOSSCamp 2008 during the show: MOSSCamp Website and Registration
The project that George worked on is up on CodePlex at: http://www.codeplex.com/MOCVistaGadget
WPF presence controls for Communicator 2007: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5001d612-533a-4721-91ea-da990d94ff0f&DisplayLang=en

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD036.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Monday, September 15, 2008

The first ever (and hopefully annual) Codeapalooza event was held on September 6, 2008 in Wheaton, IL (a suburb of Chicago).  The event was a partnership between the Chicago .NET User Group and the Chicago alt.net group.   After the conference ended we sat down with some of the organizers and speakers and did a roundtable discussion that led to conversations about UX, languages and what you would like to do if you could "code for fun".

Show Guests

Jason Bock - @jasonbock on Twitter
Kirstin J - @kirstinj on Twitter
Chris Williams - @chrisgwilliams on Twitter
Aaron Erickson - @AaronErickson on Twitter
Keith Franklin
Brian Mavity

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD035.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Monday, September 08, 2008

In this show Dave, Larry and Brian sit down with Jon Box to discuss Windows Mobile Development.

Show Notes

WM Developer Center
“How Do I?” Videos for Devices
Steve Lasker's Blog
Windows Mobile 6 SDK

Download / Listen to the Show

http://shows.thirstydeveloper.com/TD034-BoxonMobile.mp3

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Brian Gorbett: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag


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# Saturday, August 30, 2008

In this show Dave and Larry sit down with their co-workers Beth Humphreys, Jennifer Marsman , Angela Binkowski and Rachel McKane to talk about the role of Women in Technology.

Show Notes

Jennifer's Women in Technology Series
License to Drive - clearly not a John Hughes film
Lego Serious Play
Serious Play for Women at PDC
Math Doesn't Suck by Danica McKellar (aka Winnie Cooper)
Microsoft's Digigirlz Program

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD033-WomenInTech.mp3

Blogs you should know

No blogs this week!

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Brian Gorbett: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag


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# Saturday, August 23, 2008

In this show Dave and Larry sat down with Ka Wai Cheung from We are Mammoth (blog) in downtown Chicago to talk about Software Factories.  Dave and Larry first met Ka Wai at the Riapalooza event in Chicago at the end of May.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD032-SoftwareFactories.mp3

Blogs you should know

No blogs this week!

Ways to connect with your hosts:

Dave Bost: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry Clarkin: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Brian Gorbett: Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Saturday, August 16, 2008

In this show Larry sat down with Jeffrey Palermo at his recent visit to the Wisconsin .NET User Group.  Jeffery is a Microsoft MVP, CTO of Headspring and the organizer of the world famous "Party with Palermo".  They discuss design patterns and Jeffrey's upcoming book.  During the interview they change roles and Jeffrey asks Larry some questions about how he came to Microsoft, the role of an evangelist and Larry's recent series of blog posts Architecture By Baseball.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD031-PatternswithPalermo.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's pick: Chris Woodruff's CloudSocket Blog and his Deep Fried Bytes Podcast
Brian's pick:
JD Meier's Blog

Ways to connect with Brian and Larry:

Brian's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Saturday, August 09, 2008

In this show we have a guest interviewer and co-host: Brian Gorbett is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft DPE based out of Chicago and a new teammate of Dave and Larry's.  Brian is filling in for Dave while he is on vacation and will be a new contributor to the Thirsty Developer.  Brian recently attended an Internal Microsoft conference, called Techready.  While at the conference he recorded a couple of great interviews:

Scott Guthrie - ScottGu tells us about .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and answers some concerns about the upcoming MVC Framework and how it will and will not effect traditional web forms development.  He also lets us know why his blog has been do quiet lately.

Mark Hindsbo - Mark is the general manager of Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism.  He and Brian talk about DPEs role and shares his outlook on development and Microsoft's vision for software and services.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD030-Techreadytalk.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's pick: Scripting News by Dave Winer
Brian's pick:
John Nack on Adobe

Ways to connect with Brian and Larry:

Brian's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

Upcoming Halo 3 online "Frag Fest"

Meet the Thirsty Developer hosts in an online Halo 3 match.  Friend us on XBOX Live and join us on Saturday August 9th at about 9:00 PM Central Time.

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# Saturday, August 02, 2008

In this show we talk with Charles Sieg, a .NET developer by day and entrepreneur at night, about developing applications for the iPhone.  Charles was inspired to create the AccelaStudy line of iPhone and iPod Touch applications for learning a new language by his need to carry around flash cards to learn the Turkish language.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD029-iPhoneEdition.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's pick: Fake Steve Jobs and The Real Dan
Dave's pick:
Dime Casts by Derik Whittaker and friends

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

Upcoming Halo 3 online "Frag Fest"

Meet the Thirsty Developer hosts in an online Halo 3 match.  Friend us on XBOX Live and join us on Saturday August 9th at about 9:00 PM Central Time.

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# Saturday, July 26, 2008

In this show we talk with Sean McCormack about how they have applied SCRUM and Agile principles at the large enterprise where he works.

Show Notes

Sean's open source project Adapdev technologies

DSDM Consortium

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD028-SCRUMandAgile.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's pick: TWIPPhoto
Dave's pick:
Karl Seguin

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag


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# Wednesday, July 16, 2008

In this show we have a roundtable at the recent RIAPalooza event in Chicago.  We talk with two RIA experts: Josh Holmes of Microsoft (and the Code to Live Show) and Mike Labriola of Digital Primates and an Adobe Community Expert - Flex.  Josh and Mike were fresh off their "Best and Worst Practices Building a RIA" session from the event.

Before the interview Dave and Larry talk about untested way of getting a generation 1 iPhone on the cheap as well as ways to "cheat" at the new Lego Indiana Jones xbox game.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD027-RIARoundtable.mp3

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag


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# Saturday, July 05, 2008

In this show, we talk with Tim Heuer, a Microsoft Program Manager who works with technologies like Silverlight and Corrina Barber, a designer who works on the UIFX team with tools like Expression Blend.   We caught up with Tim and Corrina at the RIAPalooza event in Chicago at the end of May.  We talked about the designer and developer workflow.

Show Notes

Corrina's great Silverlight Templates 
Blendables

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD026-TimandCorrina.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's pick: TED Blog
Dave's pick:
Nibbles Blog and the related Nibbles Tutorials

Dave shows his softer side

During the show Dave admits to watching Oprah Webcasts with his wife.  One of the ones that caught his attention was Jill Bolte Taylor's story that was originally a TED Talk called stroke of insight.  Check out the talk:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

Thirsty Developer Halo Fragfest
Dave and Larry periodically join some friends and co-workers on XBOX Live for a little Halo 3 action and would like to invite our listeners to join us.  Friend us on XBOX Live (GamerTags: BogeyD for Dave and Bottom9th for Larry).  And join us:

Saturday Night, July 12th at 8:30 CDT (Central Daylight Time)

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag
Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile, GamerTag

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# Friday, June 27, 2008

In this show, we talk with Joe Stagner, who is Microsoft's Opinionated Misfit Geek and a program manager in the developer division community team.  We caught up with Joe at the PHP|Tek 2008 conference in Chicago, IL

Show Notes

During the show we talked about a number of the open source initiatives at Microsoft, including:

CodePlex - an open source hosting platform by Microsoft
Port 25 - a communication portal
ASP.NET MVC Framework - a project under development

Zune Contest Winner

We are please to announce the winner of our second Zune contest.  Michael Wood of Kentucky is our lucky winner.  Michael is one of the founders of the Cincinnati .NET User Group.  Enjoy your Zune!

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD025-JoeStagner.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's pick: arCast.tv
Dave's pick:
Rob Conery's Weke Road

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile
Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

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# Wednesday, June 11, 2008

In this show, we talk with Jeff Moser and Dan Rigsby about the art and science of technical blogging.  We also catch up with Dave after him being gone for 2 episodes and hear what he has been up to.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD024-Blogging.mp3


Blogs you should know

Larry's pick: Flickr Blog

Dave's pick: Microspotting

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

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# Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In this show, we talk with Chris Pietschmann, a developer and a Microsoft MVP on the Virtual Earth platform.  Chris tells us how he got started on Virtual Earth back in the beta of version 1.0 and gives us a good overview of the product.

Virtual Earth Links (courtesy of Chris):

Chris Pietschmann's Blog - http://pietschsoft.com

Virtual Earth Dev Site - http://dev.live.com/virtualearth

Virtual Earth Interactive SDK - http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk

Mike Garza - Virtual Earth Concepts - http://garzilla.net/vemaps/

Via Virtual Earth - http://viavirtualearth.com

MapCruncher - http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/mapcruncher/

PietschSoft.VE - Open Source ASP.NET Virtual Earth Mapping Server Control - http://codplex.com/PietschSoftVE3

Simplovation Web.Maps.VE - ASP.NET AJAX Virtual Earth Mapping Server Control - http://simplovation.com/page/webmapsve.aspx

Zune Contest

Our second Zune contest is still underway, but closes on June 2nd - so get your entries in. One lucky winner will receive a Zune80 with custom artwork etched from ZuneOriginals.net. This contest is easy enough. Just send us your constructive feedback on what Microsoft can do better to support your work/personal life in utilizing Microsoft's tools and technologies. Send your entries to thirstydeveloper [at] live.com with the subject header of 'Zune Contest'.

Submit your feedback and your entry for a custom Zune80.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD023-VirtualEarth.mp3


Blogs you should know

Virtual Earth 3D Team Blog

Mark Brown's Virtual Earth Blog

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

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# Sunday, May 25, 2008

For this episode Larry flies solo, as Dave has been busy putting together the Code Fests: Hands on labs on some of the new features of .NET 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.  If you are in Wisconsin, Illinois or Indiana, and want to attend a Code Fest check Dave's Blog for details.

In this show, Larry sits down with Ed Glas, a program manager on the Team System team, who is responsible for the web load testing tools that are part of the product.  We talked at the recent QAI Conference in Chicago, IL.  Among other things, Ed gives us some insights (no promises) on features they are looking at for future releases of the product.

Our second Zune contest is still underway. One lucky winner will receive a Zune80 with custom artwork etched from ZuneOriginals.net. This contest is easy enough. Just send us your constructive feedback on what Microsoft can do better to support your work/personal life in utilizing Microsoft's tools and technologies. Send your entries to thirstydeveloper [at] live.com with the subject header of 'Zune Contest'.

Submit your feedback and your entry for a custom Zune80.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD022-WebLoadTesting.mp3


Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Team System Videos on asp.net 

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

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# Wednesday, May 07, 2008

In this weeks show, Larry sits down with some of the fine folks from Canopy Financial to discuss they started a business based on .NET technologies and tools. We also discuss Microsoft Start-Up Zone and how start-up companies can work with Microsoft to launch their businesses.

We also discuss the outcome of what Jeff Atwood was teasing us with Episode 18. A partner venture with Joel Spolsky to create a technical community portal called Stack Overflow. Joel and Jeff are also recording their weekly planning calls on offering that up as podcast, which is certainly a good listen.

We finish this week's episode by announcing our second Zune contest. One lucky winner will receive a Zune80 with custom artwork etched from ZuneOriginals.net. This contest is easy enough. Just send us your constructive feedback on what Microsoft can do better to support your work/personal life in utilizing Microsoft's tools and technologies. Send your entries to thirstydeveloper [at] live.com with the subject header of 'Zune Contest'.

Submit your feedback and your entry for a custom Zune80.

 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD021-StartingUpOnDotNet.mp3


Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Jeff Moser's Software Development Adventures

Dave's Pick: Sara Fords Weblog / Visual Studio Tip of the Day

 

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

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# Wednesday, April 30, 2008

In this episode we talk with our pal Server Girl (Beth Humphreys) about Hyper-V the new virtualization technology included in Windows Server 2008.  Beth gives us a great overview of the technology and we chat about how developers can use Hyper-V technology to create a great developer rig.

Second Life Heroes Happen Here Launch

Before we jumped into the interview Dave spends some time talking about this last weekend's Heroes Happen Here launch event in Second Life (the 3D Virtual World).  The event was put on by the Second Life .NET Users Group and coordinated by our fellow Evangelist Zain Naboulsi.  You can read Zain's blog post on the event and check out some photos.

 

Show Links

Hyper-V information (includes link to download RC0 or latest released version): http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/virtualization-consolidation.aspx

Hyper-V management tools for Windows Vista: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949758

Currently tested guest OSes: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-faq.aspx

Download / Listen to the show

 http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD020-ServerGirlonHyperV.mp3

A blog you should know

Dave's Pick: Ben Armstrong's Virtual PC Guy

Larry's Pick: Paul Thurrott's Win Super Site

 


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# Friday, April 18, 2008

In this episode, Dave and Larry sit down with Richard Campbell at the recent Deeper in .NET conference held in Milwaukee, WI. Richard is Product Evangelist for Strangeloop Networks and is co-host of .NET Rocks and RunAs Radio. Richard shares with us his insights on how to build scalable web applications.

Also, Dave and Larry announced the upcoming Visual Studio 2008 virtual launch in Second Life on April 26th, 2008, 9:00am - 4:00 PST. Zain Naboulsi has all of the details.

 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD019-RichardCampbell.mp3


Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Damon Payne: Hand Waving Software Architect

Dave's Pick: LifeHacker.com

Dave's Software Pick: FeedDemon

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# Monday, April 07, 2008

This week Dave Interviewed Jeff Atwood author of the Coding Horror blog during the recent Microsoft Technology Summit.  Larry and Dave also spend some time talking about their favorite geek movies.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD018-JeffAtwood.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Jeff Brand's Slickthought.net 

Dave's Pick: Tim Heuer's Method ~ of Object ~ Failed


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# Friday, March 28, 2008

This week we interviewed Jeff Webber who created the Farseer Physics Engine, which is a 2D Physics engine originally written for XNA, but was ported to support Silverlight with help from Bill Reiss of Blue Rose Games.  You can check out some samples written on Silverlight 2.  Jeff is using the physics engine to create some cool games, which you can check out at Farseer Games.  You can follow Jeff at the Farseer Games Blog.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD017-Farseer.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Zune Insider

Dave's Pick: XNA Team Blog

Dave's Bonus Pick: Games on your Zune!?! What? How? When? by Laura Foy from Channel 10

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# Saturday, March 22, 2008

This week we interviewed Kevin Farner of Gomoll Research and Design about ways that designers and developers can work better together.  You can follow Kevin at the Gomoll Blog.

Books to learn more about design (Courtesy of Kevin)

Paper Prototyping

Designing web navigation

Designing Interfaces

Communicating Design

Don't make me think

About Face

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD016-DesignersandDevelopers.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Creating Passionate Users (archive) by Kathy Sierra

Dave's Pick: iRhetoric by Karsten Januszewski


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# Friday, March 14, 2008

This week's interview was recorded on location at MIX 08.  We talk with Adam Kinney (aka the Silverlight Surfer), who is the technical evangelist for Silverlight.

This week we were joined in studio by our fellow evangelist, Beth Humphreys (aka Server Girl).  She is an Infrastructure Architect Evangelist who spends her days (and many nights) making servers safe for developers and architects.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD015-Silverlight2.mp3

Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Guy Kawaski on how to change the world

Dave's Pick: Sessions site from Mix Conference

Beth's Pick: IdentityBlog by Kim Cameron


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# Saturday, March 01, 2008

This week we talk with Ed Chaltry, the CTO of Centare Group and a Certified ScrumMaster about SCRUM, which is an Agile process that can be used to manage and control complex software and product development using iterative, incremental practices. 

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD014-SCRUM.mp3

Show Links

Control Chaos SCRUM Site

Ken Schwaber's Agile Software Development with SCRUM book

Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Dan Rigsby and his many great posts on WCF

Dave's Pick: Roy Osherove's Blog on Unit Testing, Agile Development, Architecture, Team System & .NET

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# Saturday, February 23, 2008

This week we talk with Drew Robbins, the technical evangelist for IIS7 about some of the great new features of IIS, which released in late 2006 on Windows Vista and is also included in Windows Server 2008

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD013-DrewbyOnIIS.mp3

Show Links

PHP on IIS

ACID2 Test

IE8 and the ACID2 Test

Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Onion Blog by Fritz Onion

Dave's Pick: IE Team Blog 

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# Friday, February 15, 2008

This week we talk with Ben and Norb from Frozen Code Base, a game development studio based out of Green Bay, WI.  They have released their first title ScrewJumper on XBOX Live Arcade and have a second title coming out soon.  Ben is the founder of the company and Norb is their chief designer.  As we talked about the game development process and creating games for XBOX live hilarity ensues.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD012-ScrewJumping.mp3

Show Links

XNA Creator's Club

XNA Game Studio 2.0

Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Major Nelson by Larry Hryb

Dave's Pick: Let's Kill Dave! by David Weller

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# Thursday, February 07, 2008

This week we talk with Paul Hacker, who is a Microsoft MVP on the Team System platform.  We discuss the advantages and best practices around Continuous Integration.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD011-ContinuousIntegration.mp3

Show Links

Larry and Dave will be attending MIX.  How about a listener Meetup?

Dave will be attending SXSW Interactive

Paul Hacker is the Editor in Chief of TFS Times and is the leader of the Team System SIG in Indianapolis, IN as well as the co-host of the Radio TFS podcast.

Blogs you should know

Larry's Pick: Chris Bernard's Design Thinking Digest

Dave's Pick: Ron Caron's Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/

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# Wednesday, January 30, 2008

This week we talk with Matt Goebel of Crowe Chizek about building .NET applications with Globalization and Localization in mind.

Listen / Download this show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/TD010-GlobalizinAndLocalizin.mp3

Show Links

Dave writes about working some permalink magic

Sleepless in Chicago is this weekend in Chicago where the winners of a SharePoint development competition will win an all expense paid trip to the Office Developers Conference in San Jose, CA, Feb. 10 - 13, 2008 

Dave and Larry will be in Las Vegas for MIX'08. Did someone say listener meetup?

Are you going to MIX'08 or SxSW? If so drop a note to thirstydeveloper [AT] live.com for a Thirsty Developer listener meetup!

Blogs you should know:
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# Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This week Larry sits down with C# MVP, Mark Strawmyer, to share stories of projects of old and utilizing some of the new analytic features found in Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite to measure product complexity.

Listen / Download this show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/td009-CyclomaticComplexity.mp3

Show Links

Larry's experience of a week without Flash

Sleepless in Chicago is coming to Chicago the weekend of February 1st and to various cities throughout the country.

Office Developers Conference 2008, San Jose, CA, Feb. 10 - 13, 2008 

Dave and Larry will be at the Silicon Prairie Social II in Lisle, IL on Jan. 24th.

ArcReady - http://www.arcready.com

DevCares - http://www.devcares.com

MSDN Events - http://msdnevents.com

VS, SQL, Windows Server 2008 Launch, http://heroeshappenhere.com

Are you going to MIX'08 or SxSW? If so drop a note to thirstydeveloper [AT] live.com for a Thirsty Developer listener meetup!

Blogs you should know:
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# Monday, January 14, 2008

DevCamps are un-conference events that are starting to pop up in the developer community that provide a casual environment and a lot of energy for like-minded developers to come together and learn from one another about a particular technology area. In this episode of The Thirsty Developer, we sit down with George Durzi and Kevin Marshall, from Clarity Consulting, who recently hosted a DevCamp around SharePoint and affectionately termed it MOSSCamp.

Also, in this episode, we announce the winner of our first listener contest. Thomas Emge correctly answered the question of "When and Where is the kick off launch event for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008", and that of course is in Los Angeles, CA on February 27th, 2008. Microsoft is hosting numerous launch events across the world. To find one if your area, head on over to http://heroeshappenhere.com.

Listen / Download this show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/td008-MOSSCamp.mp3

Show Links

ArcReady - http://www.arcready.com

DevCares - http://www.devcares.com

Sleepless in Chicago is coming to Chicago the weekend of February 1st and to various cities throughout the country.

MIX'08, Las Vegas, NV, March 5 - 7, 2008

MIX University

Silverlight 1.0 Fire Starter

Blogs you should know

MOSSCamp - http://mosscamp.net


 

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# Monday, January 07, 2008

A few weeks ago we met up with Ryan Powers, Jonathan Schuster and Kevin Marshall from Clarity Consulting to talk about a project they've been working on called Facebook Developer Toolkit. The initial project was a collaboration with the Microsoft Visual Studio Express team in Redmond and is now an open source project hosted on CodePlex. If you're a .NET developer and want to start building applications for the Facebook platform, you definitely need to check out the Facebook Developer Toolkit. If you'd like to contribute to the project, head on over to the Facebook Developer Toolkit Project Page.

Also, be sure to listen to the show for a chance to win a custom 80GB Zune from Zune Originals.

Listen / Download this show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/td007-FacebookDeveloperToolkit.mp3

Show Links

Larry is speaking at the Indianapolis .NET Developers Association on January 10th.

Sleepless in Chicago is coming the weekend of February 1st.

Larry will be attending MIX'08 in Vegas.

Dave will be attending South by Southwest.

Facebook Developer Toolkit Project Page

Ryan's article on Silverlight 1.1 on Facebook Canvas Page using ASP.NET and Facebook Developer Toolkit.


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# Sunday, December 23, 2007

For this episode, we sat down with Gerry Heidenreich and Damon Payne in Milwaukee, WI to discuss Project Euler.  Project Euler is named after Leonhard Euler, who was a mathematician in the 1700's.  Gerry and Damon spend some of their free time solving mathematical problems on the Project Euler site.  You can read Gerry's blog at http://edsid.com/blog/ and Damon's Blog at http://damonpayne.com.

Listen / Download this show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/td006-ProjectEuler.mp3

Show Links

Project Euler - http://projecteuler.net

Damon's "Multithreading large workloads" post - http://www.damonpayne.com/PermaLink,guid,fdb0de99-446c-428b-ba98-14ef8c5dfaf0.aspx

Way Back Machine on ProjectEuler.net - http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://projecteuler.net/

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# Saturday, December 15, 2007

Brad Jones is Microsoft MVP based out of Indianapolis, IN and the editor of Code Guru.  He also is the founder and president of the Indianapolis .Net Developer Association.  This is the fourth and last interview in our series of that were recorded at the IndyTechfest in Indianapolis, IN.  We talked with Brad about what it takes to put on a community event like the IndyTechfest.

Listen / Download this show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/td005-bradjones.mp3


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# Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Rob Bogue is Microsoft SharePoint MVP and a consultant, based out of Indianapolis, IN.  This is the third in our series of interviews from the IndyTechfest in Indianapolis, IN.  We talked with Rob about his presentation at the event, which was on SharePoint in the Enterprise.  Rob has a lot of knowledge to impart on SharePoint, he even "wrote the book" on it (or co-authored one of the books).  You can check out Rob's blog at: http://thorprojects.com/blog/.

Listen / Download this show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/td004-robbogue.mp3


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# Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tim Landgrave is an architect with the consulting division of Microsoft, based out of Louisville, KY.  This is the second in our series of interviews from the IndyTechfest in Indianapolis, IN.  Tim spends a lot of time talking with customers about how to get the most of the .NET framework and other Microsoft technologies, and we spent a few minutes with him discussing the current state of the framework.  You can check out Tim's blog at http://timlandgrave.com.

Listen / Download this show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/td003-timlandgrave.mp3


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# Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chad Campbell is a software developer with Crowe Chizek, based out of Louisville, KY.  We met up with Chad a few weeks ago at the IndyTechfest in Indianapolis, IN, where he was set to give a talk called "Silverlight on Every page".  We caught up with him at the speaker's room and asked him to talk about his technique for using Silverlight 1.1.  You can Check out Chad's blog for more thoughts and Silverlight at http://cornucopia30.blogspot.com/.

Listen / Download this show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/shows/td002-chadcampbell.mp3


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# Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Thirsty Developer is on the air with the inaugural episode of the new podcast series.  For this episode, we traveled to Madison, WI to interview Adam Salvo, who is a lead developer with Terso Solutions. We talked with Adam about their recent migration to Visual Studio 2008 and Team Foundation Server 2008.  They were early adopters of VS 2008 / TFS under the "go live" provision of the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 EULA.  We will hear about the features in Visual Studio 2008 that attracted them to an early adoption.

Terso Solutions builds and manages intelligent enclosures (which are cabinets and refrigeration units) that hold medical supplies used in hospitals and research labs.  In addition to the hardware devices themselves, Terso has a software back end infrastructure that is created with BizTalk Server, Windows Servers and customer .NET

Listen to the Show
Download the MP3: http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/td001-MigratingtoVS2008.mp3
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