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Monday, December 20, 2010
CodeCast Episode 98: Technical Resources for .NET Developers

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss various technical resources for developers including Channel 9, social media/networking, RSS with Twitter, Twitter clients, Twitter search, Twitter apps,, online ebooks, safari books online,,,, InstaPaper, and more. Some Twitter feeds mentioned: @MSFTNews, @Microsoft, @Ch9, @VisualStudio, @VSEditor, @MSDN, @OpenAtMicrosoft, @VSLightSwitch, @ScottGu, @ToddBishop, @MaryJoFoley, @CODEMagazine, @CodeCast

Length: 49:06

Direct download: CodeCast_098.mp3 - Size: 45MB


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Categories: Microsoft, Microsoft Platform, eBooks, Twitter

Friday, January 08, 2010
CodeCast Episode 63: 2009 Year in Review

In this special episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short summarize news, technologies, and products from 2009, then discuss predictions and new year resolutions for 2010.

Overall 2009 in review (Intro)
Windows 7 (14:10)
Expression and Visual Studio 2010 (22:10)
Tech industry news, Oracle buying Sun (24:57)
NUI (Natural User Interface) (28:56)
Digital content and readers (37:14)
Design UI, web, and client apps (41:39)
ASP.NET MVC (50:00)
Prism and MVVM pattern, RIA services (58:27)
Azure (59:18)
Virtualization (01:01:20)
Silverlight and WPF (01:05:31)
Bing (01:07:09)
Online multimedia (01:15:19)
Mobile devices and platforms (01:16:52)
Social media, content, and platforms (01:24:15)
2010 predictions (01:31:00)
New year resolutions, 2009 predictions review (01:37:29)

Length: 01:45:46

Direct download: CodeCast_063.mp3 - Size: 97MB


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Categories: ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Bing, Dynamic Languages, eBooks, Expression, Extension Manager, Microsoft, Microsoft Platform, RIA Services, Silverlight, Twitter, Virtualization, Visual Studio 2010, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone

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

Friday, August 21, 2009
CodeCast Episode 40: Developer Methodologies, Windows Live, and Tech News

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss news around Windows Phone (formerly Windows Mobile), PowerBuilder 12 released by Sybase based on the free Visual Studio Shell runtime, Apple related news, GPS apps for iPhones, eBook reader content, and recent Windows Live Essentials updates. The main discussion topic is development methodologies such as agile.


·         Agile Manifesto –

·         Windows Live Essentials download –

·         iPhone Navigation App Comparison Chart

Length: 49:22

Direct download: CodeCast_040.mp3 - Size: 45MB


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Categories: Agile Development, Windows Live, Windows Phone, Apple, iPhone, eBooks

Thursday, November 13, 2008
CodeCast Episode 4: State of .NET, IE8, ASP.NET MVC, and O'Reilly Media

Hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger discuss the new State of .NET events, IE8, ASP.NET MVC, followed by an interview from PDC with two editors from O'Reilly Media. More on ASP.NET MVC can be found at

The exit music is from Rick Strahl's band Two Bit Thief, song is City Boys -

Length: 38:18

Direct download: CodeCast_004.mp3 - Size: 35MB


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Categories: ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, eBooks, Internet Explorer, PDC, PDC 2008, Events, State of .NET

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