# Tuesday, 24 March 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

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# Tuesday, 17 March 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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# Monday, 09 March 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

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