# Friday, 28 March 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

posted on Friday, 28 March 2008 21:01:08 UTC  #    Comments [1]
# Saturday, 22 March 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


posted on Saturday, 22 March 2008 12:01:25 UTC  #    Comments [1]
# Friday, 14 March 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


posted on Friday, 14 March 2008 05:40:36 UTC  #    Comments [3]
# Thursday, 13 March 2008

Thanks to those of you who you joined us for the first Thirsty Developer meetup at MIX'08 in Sin City. We had fresh TD stickers straight off the presses, fresh beer being poured, great conversations, some geeking out to be had and even a special visit from my parents! Keep an ear for our next TD Meetup announcement. Here are some pictures to wet your appetite.

IMG_4640 IMG_4643

IMG_4644 IMG_4638

posted on Thursday, 13 March 2008 22:04:20 UTC  #    Comments [1]
# Thursday, 06 March 2008

If you are at MIX'08 in Las Vegas today (Thurs. March 6th), join us at Pinot Brasserie from 5:30pm - 6:30pm for the first Thirsty Developer meetup.

posted on Thursday, 06 March 2008 17:43:17 UTC  #    Comments [0]
# Saturday, 01 March 2008

You'll notice we started a new naming scheme for the show:

                The Thirsty Developer 14: Scrum vs. Episode #14: Scrum

This makes it easier to identify the show for those of you listening on a device that may not have podcast support. This change may also muck up your feed listing slightly in <insert your podcasting software here />, but it's a short lived pain for a longer term relief.

If you have any other suggestions on how to make the show better, please send them to thirstydeveloper **at** live.com.

Thanks for listening!

posted on Saturday, 01 March 2008 18:00:33 UTC  #    Comments [0]

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

posted on Saturday, 01 March 2008 04:24:14 UTC  #    Comments [5]