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Thursday, July 22, 2010
CodeCast Episode 86: News on Mobile Devices, WebMatrix and Razor

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss various news and experiences with mobile device news such as the iPhone 4, iPad, and  the upcoming Windows Phone 7. Also discussed, starting at minute marker 56:30, news and scenarios around Microsoft’s recent release of the WebMatrix and Razor web technologies.


·         Microsoft WebMatrix – and

·         Microsoft sharpening Razor view engine for ASP.NET

·         ASP.NET Web Pages with Razor Syntax

Length: 01:10:28

Direct download: CodeCast_086.mp3 - Size: 65MB


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Categories: iPhone, iPhone SDK, iPad, iOS, Windows Phone 7, WebMatrix, Razor

Friday, July 02, 2010
CodeCast Episode 85: Cool Apps, Utilities, and Tips for Windows, Mac, and iOS

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy and Gary Short discuss many useful cool apps, utilities, and tips for power users (developers and non-developers) for the Windows, Mac, and iOS platforms.

Topics include: ZoomIt, TweetDeck, Kindle apps, iPhone Disk / iPhone Explorer, Adapter, SharedView, UltraVNC, Remote Desktop, Virtual PC 2007, Zinio, AppDelete, Flash Video, Dash Monitors, iOS SDK emulator, ShowAnytime, VR+ Recorder, RedLaser, SmartScan, ShareIt, Air Sharing, iExplorer, My Secrets, News Fuse / Tech Fuse,, Instapaper, Windows Live Messenger, Podcaster, Twittelator, Dragon Dictation, Bing app, Pastebot, iGo MyWay, Maplets, WiFoFoFum, iNet, iTeleport, Jaadu RDP, FTPOnTheGo, Whiteboard, My Movies, Deliveries, FlightTrack, iRail, Expedia, Point Inside, LED Football, Mikey mic for iPhone/iPod.

Length: 01:02:40

Direct download: CodeCast_085.mp3 - Size: 57MB


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Categories: Windows, Mac, iOS, iPhone, iPad

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
CodeCast Episode 78: iPad for Developers, iPhone OS 4, SDK section 3.3.2

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss the new Apple iPad and how it can be used as a useful to for developers, as in a complimentary device for software developers in general. Also discussed is what’s new in upcoming iPhone/iPad OS 4, and then a vibrant conversation with facts and analysis around the controversial section 3.3.2 in the iPhone SDK 4 license agreement defining how code as to be implemented a specific way, thus impacting Adobe, Novel’s MonoTouch, and more.


·         What’s New in iPhone OS 4

·         iPhone OS 4.0 dev agreement blocks using Flash or Unity as IDEs?

·         iPhone SDK 4 Beta License Agreement (PDF)

·         MonoTouch and iPhone OS 4 Update

·         Adobe throws in the towel on Flash for iPhone

·         Steve Jobs slams Adobe Flash as unfit for iPhone

Length: 01:08:05

Direct download: CodeCast_078.mp3 - Size: 62MB


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Categories: Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPhone SDK

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, October 01, 2009
CodeCast Episode 48: iPhone Development for .NET Developers

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss in depth an overview of iPhone and iPod Touch development: getting started, perquisites, Xcode, Cocoa framework, Objective C, MonoTouch, and other related topics such as submitting apps to the Apple iTunes application store.


·         Apple Developer Connection -

·         iPhone Development Training for .NET developers, Oct 29-30 in Houston or via GoToMeeting –

Length: 75:03

Direct download: CodeCast_048.mp3 - Size: 69MB


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Categories: Apple, iPhone, iPhone SDK, iPod, iPod Touch

Monday, September 14, 2009
CodeCast Episode 45: Development Constraints with CSS, HTML, HTML 5

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short discuss web development constraints of CSS, HTML and upcoming HTML 5. In the brief tech news segment, the topics include recent Apple announcements including the new iPhone/iPodTouch OS 3.1 firmware and iTunes 9 update.


·         HTML 5 draft –

·         HTML 5 demos-

Length: 48:06

Direct download: CodeCast_045.mp3 - Size: 44MB


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Categories: CSS, HTML, Apple, iPhone, iPod, iTunes

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

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, August 13, 2009
CodeCast Episode 38: Windows 7 for Devs, Digital Software Purchases

In this episode of CodeCast, co-hosts Ken Levy, Markus Egger, and Gary Short Topics have discussions including the recent major update to Xbox Live and trends around multi-touch applications. A major topic in the discussion is the release of Windows 7 including resources for developers around Win7. Another big topic in this episode is current technology and future trends around purchasing software electronically including examples such as Xbox Live, iPhone app store, digital games via Valve’s Steam. .


·         Windows 7 Training Kit For Developers

·         Hanselman: Top 10 Tips Working Developers Should Know about Windows 7

·         August 2009 Xbox Live Update

Length: 64:17

Direct download: CodeCast_038.mp3 - Size: 58MB


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Categories: Windows 7, iPhone, Microsoft Store, Xbox Live

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

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
CodeCast Episode 34: Surface, Win7 Multi-Touch, iPhone SDK with Dr. Neil Roodyn

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Dr. Neil Roodyn with an extended conversation on a variety of topics including the Microsoft Surface, upcoming Windows 7 multi-touch applications, iPhone SDK, WPF, Silverlight, Expression Blend, Windows SDK, natural interface UI/UX design, Twitter, and more.


·         Dr. Neil Roodyn - Blog:, Twitter:


·         nsquared -



Length: 61:00

Direct download: CodeCast_034.mp3 - Size: 56MB


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Categories: Windows 7, Surface, Multi-Touch, NUI, iPhone, iPhone SDK, Silverlight, Expression Studio, Expression Blend, Twitter, Windows

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, January 08, 2009
CodeCast Episode 9: 2008 Year in Review

Our special 2008 year in review episode with hosts Ken Levy and Markus Egger, joined by special guest co-host Rick Strahl of West Wind Technologies.



·         Visual Studio (@ 2:37)

·         Languages (@ 6:28)

·         SQL Server (@ 10:15)

·         Windows (@ 12:57)

·         WPF/Silverlight (@ 18:10)

·         SOA/WCF (@ 24:56)

·         IIS/ASP.NET (@ 29:55)

·         VSX (@ 36:07)

·         Tablet/Touch/Surface (@ 40:20)

·         Mobile (@ 43:07)

·         Browsers (@ 51:14)

·         Social Networking/Media and Web 2.0 (@ 59:02)

·         The "one big thing" in 2008 discussion (@ 1:05:57)

·         Our 2009 new year's resolutions for business discussion (@ 1:08:24)



·         CoDe Magazine –

Length: 1:12:52

Direct download: CodeCast_009.mp3 - Size: 67MB


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Categories: Visual Studio, SQL Server, Windows, WPF, Silverlight, IIS, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, VSX, Surface, Tablet PC, NUI, iPhone, iPod, Windows Mobile, CODE Magazine

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