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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 24, 2009
CodeCast Episode 41: Windows Live and Live Services with James Senior

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy and interviews James Senior, Web Platform Evangelist at Microsoft. James discusses various news, products, and technologies for Windows Live for both users and developers, and various Live Services for customization and platform development.


·         James Senior – Blog:, Twitter:


·         Windows Live Essentials downloads –

·         Home for Windows Live –

·         Live Mesh –

·         Live Services developer center –

·         Bing Developer –

·         Windows Live Feedback (partial list of various sites and services) –

·         @PDC09

Length: 27:03

Direct download: CodeCast_041.mp3 - Size: 25MB


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Categories: Windows Live, Live Services, Bing, PDC 2009

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
CodeCast Episode 39: CodePlex with Sara Ford

In this episode of CodeCast, Ken Levy interviews Sara Ford, “the” program manager for CodePlex at Microsoft. Sara discusses her past 8 years at Microsoft leading up to her current role on the CodePlex team, what’s new around CodePlex, how the CodePlex team uses agile development practices, prioritizing new features to CodePlex, and details on the CodePlex roadmap including high priority features. The chat concludes with Sara’s participation at recent and upcoming community conference event, and her MS Press book Microsoft Visual Studio Tips.


·         Sara Ford – Blog:, Twitter:




·         Microsoft Visual Studio Tips Book Helps Hurricane Katrina Survivors Rebuild Lives

Length: 35:27

Direct download: CodeCast_039.mp3 - Size: 32MB


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Categories: CodePlex, MS Press

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

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