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Thursday, January 28, 2010
CodeCast Episode 65: iPad, Tablet/Slate/Netbook PCs, Kindle, EPUB

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss in depth the new Apple iPad for both consumers/users and developers/businesses. This special show includes a detailed conversation of all the key details (hardware and software) of the newly announced iPad, with discussions on how it relates to PC based tablets, slates, and netbooks. The chat also includes how iPad and relative PC based devices can be used by developers in various ways for productivity and education. Plus, how the iPad is both a competitor and complement to Kindle devices and Amazon Kindle eBooks, as well as developers publishing content via EPUB format. CODE Magazine is available electronically via Kindle format which also includes reading on a PC (Mac soon), iPhone, iPod Touch, and on iPad via the free Kindle app.


·         Apple iPad

·         iLounge: First Look In Progress: Apple iPad

·         EPUB

·         CODE Magazine on Kindle store

·         CodeCast Episode 48: iPhone Development for .NET Developers

Length: 01:24:00

Direct download: CodeCast_065.mp3 - Size: 77MB


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Categories: Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Microsoft, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC, Kindle

Thursday, September 03, 2009
CodeCast Episode 43: Real-time vs. Cached Search, CODE in Kindle Format

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss news on Apple, Zune HD, The Lost Symbol coming to eBook (same day as hardback), Windows phone 6.5, CODE and CODE Focus magazines on Kindle format, Xiine, upcoming new CODE Magazine website, and the latest issue of CODE magazine. Then in the main topic, an in-depth chat on real-time vs. cached search when using public search engines as well as when embedding search into an application like a website app.


·         CODE Magazine –

·         Kindle Books on

·         Advanced Twitter Search -

Length: 65:08

Direct download: CodeCast_043.mp3 - Size: 60MB


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Categories: Apple, Bing, CODE Focus, CODE Magazine, Google, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, Windows Phone, Xiine

Thursday, August 27, 2009
CodeCast Episode 42: Project Complexity, Snow Leopard, CODE Mag on Kindle

In this episode of CodeCast has Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discussing project complexity on the Microsoft platform in comparison with tools and technologies on the LAMP stack. These days, there are a gazillion layers and technologies in development with database, data access, business objects, services, models, view models, controllers, views, WPF, Silverlight, JavaScrispt, HTML, AJAX, unit tests, integration tests, clouds, sync, and so on, and so on. All that to build a single app? Hardly anyone understands half those things. Are we all insane? Are the PHP guys right? Also discussed is the new Snow Leopard OS for Mac from Appke, eBook Reader news, publishing books and content on the Amazon Kindle eBook store, and the CODE Magazine coming soon to the Kindle eBook store.


·         Feedback and beta participation for digital eBook content for CODE Magazine – email:

Length: 67:01

Direct download: CodeCast_042.mp3 - Size: 61MB


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Categories: Microsoft Platform, LAMP, CODE Magazine, Kindle, eBooks, Apple, Mac OS

Monday, August 03, 2009
CodeCast Episode 37: ASP.NET MVC with guest Rick Strahl

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short are joined by returning special guest host Rick Strahl. The primary discussion, starting at marker 22:48, is on ASP.NET MVC, including what it is, what it’s for, how it relates to ASP.NET web forms, and a chat about what’s new in the V2 preview version. News discussion topics include Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down from the Apple board of directors, the rumor around an Apple Tablet, Radio Shack stores re-branded to The Shack, upcoming Microsoft relate stores compared to Apple retail stores, and portable devices in general.


·         Rick Strahl – Blog:, Twitter:



·         ASP.NET MVC V2 Preview 1 Released

Length: 62:49

Direct download: CodeCast_037.mp3 - Size: 58MB


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Categories: ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Google, Apple, Kindle, iPod, iPhone, Sony Reader

Thursday, July 30, 2009
CodeCast Episode 36: Chrome OS, eBooks with guest Rick Strahl

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short are joined by returning special guest  Rick Strahl. Discussions include latest news for CODE Magazine, Chrome OS, cloud based apps and services, mini-notebooks, eBook readers and content, Windows Marketplace for Mobile, with industry news and forecasting on these various topics.


·         Rick Strahl – Blog:, Twitter:


·         CODE Magazine:

Length: 54:37

Direct download: CodeCast_036.mp3 - Size: 50MB


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Categories: CODE Magazine, Chrome OS, Cloud Computing, Kindle, Sony Reader, Windows Mobile

Friday, July 17, 2009
CodeCast Episode 32: Roadmap for VB, C#, and F# with Luca Bolognese

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discussing Kindle and Sony eBook readers, upcoming  Microsoft Zune HD, Visual Studio 2010 beta. Then in the guest interview, Ken interviews Luca Bolognese who is the group program manager at Microsoft on the Visual Studio languages team. Luca talks about the roadmap for and co-evolution of VB, C#, and F# languages beyond Visual Studio 2010.


·         Luca Bolognese- (@ 22:32) – Blog:


·         Channel 9: Luca Bolognese: C# and VB.NET Co-Evolution - The Twain Shall Meet

Length: 54:02

Direct download: CodeCast_032.mp3 - Size: 49MB


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Categories: C# 4, C#, Zune, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio, Visual Basic, F#, Sony Reader, Kindle

Thursday, April 09, 2009
CodeCast Episode 16: MVPs and Connected Systems Community with Ed Hickey

In this episode of CodeCast, hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short talk in depth about Microsoft’s MVP Program, plus what’s new with CODE Magazine branding and production including plans for the Kindle format publication. In tech and gadget news, the hosts discuss Skype for iPhone and Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Mobile marketplace plans. In this shows interview, Ken Levy interviews Microsoft’s Ed Hickey, community program manager for the Connected Systems Customer Experience team, discussing his past role in the MVP program and his new current role working with the Connect Systems community.




·         Ed Hickey (@ 30:11)



·         Connected Systems Dev Centers –,,,

·         Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) -

·         Channel 9 videos on MVP Program: Toby Richards, archive: Sean O'Driscoll

·         Video: CODE Magazine Redesign

·         Microsoft Case Study on EPS, video: EPS Case Study

·         Houston Channel 39 News Video on EPS and Surface

Length: 49:36

Direct download: CodeCast_016.mp3 - Size: 45MB


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Categories: MVP, CODE Magazine, Kindle, Skype, iPhone, iPod, Windows Mobile, Connected Systems, EPS

Thursday, February 19, 2009
CodeCast Episode 12: Visual Basic and the VB Community

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss Internet Explorer 8, Windows 7 beta, Kindle and Sony eBook readers, and Visual Studio 2010. Ken has two in-depth interviews on the topic of Visual Basic, .NET languages, and the VB community. The first interview is with VB community program manager Lisa Feigenbaum and the second is with VB program manager Dustin Campbell.




·         Lisa Feigenbaum (@ 20:32) – Blog:, Twitter:

·         Dustin Campbell (@ 35:15) – Blog:, Twitter:



·         IE8 issue of CODE Focus magazine –

·         Internet Explorer 8 –

·         Windows Live Essentials -

·         Amazon Kindle –

Length: 50:07

Direct download: CodeCast_012.mp3 - Size: 46MB


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Categories: Windows 7, Windows, Internet Explorer, Sony Reader, Kindle, Visual Basic, CODE Focus, Live

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