# Wednesday, 28 May 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, 25 May 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, 07 May 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

posted on Wednesday, 07 May 2008 02:33:09 UTC  #    Comments [0]