March 2004 - Posts
I recently got some inquiries about the music that you hear before and during .NET Rocks! - It's a CD that my brother Jay and I wrote and recorded a few years back (aside from Rory's tunes, of course, which are awesome!).
The local paper wrote us up in 2001. I'd be glad to sell anyone a shrink-wrapped copy for 10 bucks and send the proceeds along to the American Cancer Society.
Next week on .NET Rocks! - Tony Bain talks with Rory and Chris Sells about the issues developers face when building SQL Server based applications. Topics include optimization strategies and tools, how DBAs can help, transaction and concurrency control, locking, isolation levels, good database design, and good strategies for accessing SQL from Visual Studio.NET.
Carl is away teaching a class this week.
Listeners can listen live at mms://radio1.franklins.net/dnr. HTTP stream is at http://radio1.franklins.net/dnr
Try the mms link first. If that doesn't work due to firewall restrictions, use the HTTP stream.
12PM EST (GMT-5) to 2PM EST
This week, Markus Egger of CoDe Magazine and EPS Software fame joins Carl and Rory this week to talk about OOP, Windows Forms, Visual Inheritance, and Tablet PC development.
Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp., a custom software development and consulting firm located in Houston, Texas. He specializes in consulting for object-oriented development, Internet development, B2B and Web Sercices. EPS does most of its development using Microsoft Visual Studio (.NET). EPS has worked on numerous software projects for Fortune 500 companies including Philip Morris, Qualcomm, Shell and Microsoft.
Markus has also worked as a contractor for the Microsoft Visual Studio team where he is mostly responsible for object modeling and other object and component related technologies. Markus is an international speaker having presented sessions at numerous conferences including a number of conferences in North America and Europe.
Markus has written numerous articles for publications including CoDe Magazine, Visual Studio Magazine, ASP.NET Pro Magazine, FoxPro Advisor, Fuchs, FoxTalk and Microsoft Office & Database Journal. Markus is the publisher of "Component Developer Magazine" (aka. Code Magazine), a .NET publication focusing in technologies such as .NET and Web Development.
Markus is the author of the book, Advanced Object Oriented Programming with VFP 6.0. Markus is the author of several well known tools such as the Voodoo Web Controls, GenRepoX, and Visual WebBuilder. Markus also received the Microsoft MVP Award (96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004) for his contributions to the developer community. Visual LandPro 98, one of the applications Markus was in charge of, was nominated for the Microsoft Excellence Awards three times.
You can contact Markus via email at email@example.com or visit him online at http://www.eps-software.com.
Up until now we have been broadcasting the shows live using 35K streams only. We just sucessfully tested (although not under stress) the intelligent streaming feature of Windows Media Services 9.0 in which the Media Player will automatically request lower and lower bandwidth versions of the stream until it finds one that works. When local bandwidth becomes more avialable it will adjust back up to normal, whatever that is.
Now there are two ways to access the live show:
See you online tomorrow.
I happened to be listenting to an old Whaddya Know from August, 1999 where Michael Feldman interviews Robert O'Williams about his book “Hometown Diners”, an exploration of America's Diners in photographs and text.
Anyway, I got to thinking about what Rory was saying about his supposed first Diner experience at Rosie's 'Round the Clock Diner in North Stonington, CT. While we didn't go to Norm's Diner, this is one of the more classic diners in the New London area. Listening to this show reminds me what I love about Diners.
In case you never heard it before, Whaddya Know is part of my Saturday Morning Ritual (SMR). Feldman is one of my hero's and I wish he'd bring his show to the Garde Theater in New London.
Another favorite show on public radio of mine (and Rory's) is This American Life. Even though these guys are totally nerdy, they often hit a real human chord, and I can't get enough. Anyway, check out the show they did called 24-hours at the Golden Apple (diner). Great stuff
Anyone else listen to these shows on the weekend?
Rory and I will be talking to Markus Egger of EPS Software (and c0de magazine) on Friday about OOP, Windows Forms, and Tablet PC development. Of course, Google Weirdos and the Linux Vulnerability of the Week is (as always) part of the fun.
If you have yet to check out the show live, now is a good time! We consider our live listeners a special group. You get to hear the unedited version as it unfolds!
It starts at 12PM EST (9AM PST) Tune in about 1/2 hour early if you want to catch the pre-show banter and sound check. :-)
The live stream URL is http://radio1.franklins.net/dnr
To send questions from our website, skype, or call-in, go to http://www.franklins.net/calldotnetrocks
To join our live yahoo chat during the show go to http://chat.yahoo.com/?room=DotnetRocks:1
Bill Gates announced today a new version of the Whidbey bits. Here's the official line:
The “community technical previews” or CTPs are a series of pre-beta code updates that will be distributed to targeted segments of the developer community between VSLive! and the first beta of the product. The purpose for the CTPs is to gather additional product feedback from our customers and ensure that Visual Studio 2005 incorporates the highest levels of stability, security, and overall product quality.
I'll be getting a copy of this soon, and I'll post whatever I legally can about it.
Last week Rory and I did a one-hour show with Chris Flores, Jay Roxe, and Brian Goldfarb on DevDays 2004.
If you want to know what to expect from DevDays this year, this is a good show to listen to.
We were a bit late posting it, but this is our missing show #53 :-)
For those listeners who want to listen in to tomorrow's show recording, we'll be talking to Jon Box and Dan Fox (we know) around topics covered in their book, “Building Solutions with the Microsoft Compact Framework“
Topics include the Microsoft Architect Advisory Board, design patterns, mobile controls and the future of smart devices, converting apps to the CF, lots of CF tips and tricks, pInvoke from the CF, SQL CE, performance, and securing smart device apps.
Click here to listen to the show Friday, March 19 at 12PM EST. The show is 2 hours long
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