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Most developers have their favorite programming languages that they prefer when coding.

For Alejandro Ramirez, that language is C#.

Have a listen as Alejandro explains why he prefers C# when given the choice and make sure to pay attention during the episode as he has a giveaway for one lucky listener, but make sure to send him the answer via Twitter to:

@alejandrormz

Also, make sure to visit his post on this subject and see what else he has on the site at:

http://alejandro.codes/c-sharp/

 

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors Enertia Software & TEKSystems for their continued support of the CodeCast by STLTechTalk Podcast!

Please make sure to visit both websites to see there is anything they can do to help you with either a software project you are working on or to help you locate that new job you have been looking for.

Make sure to tell them you heard about them from CodeCast to let them know their support is getting noticed.

 

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Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E43.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:28pm CST

Game development is enjoyable for many people. Seeing some of the great modern games that you can get for the Playstation 4, Xbox One & PC are absolutely mind blowing.

If you are someone who is looking to get into game development, you may want to give the Unity 5 development platform a look.

Head over to the Unity website to get started.

Unfortunately, Alejandro had an issue during his Unity demo, but has recorded a successful demo that he uploaded to YouTube which you can find here: https://youtu.be/6UJWUBK9BIM.

 

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors Enertia Software & TEKSystems for their continued support of the CodeCast by STLTechTalk Podcast!

Please make sure to visit both websites to see there is anything they can do to help you with either a software project you are working on or to help you locate that new job you have been looking for.

Make sure to tell them you heard about them from CodeCast to let them know their support is getting noticed.

 

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Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E42.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:27pm CST

In episode 41, JJ finds himself flying solo with Gus in Lincoln Nebraska for the Nebraska Code Conference & Alejandro being unavailable.

But as always, JJ brings you some interesting things to think about as it relates to software development.

Let us know what you think about this episode via email at contact@stltechtalk.com, and we look forward to bringing you some more consistent episode releases in the coming weeks.

To reach out to JJ on Twitter, feel free to do so below:

 

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors Enertia Software & TEKSystems for their continued support of the CodeCast by STLTechTalk Podcast!

Please make sure to visit both websites to see there is anything they can do to help you with either a software project you are working on or to help you locate that new job you have been looking for.

Make sure to tell them you heard about them from CodeCast to let them know their support is getting noticed.

 

Subscribe & Share

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E41.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

Welcome to another episode of CodeCast by STLTechTalk!

In this episode, Alejandro Ramirez joins JJ Hammond to discuss cloud computing with Azure and other solutions.

Have some suggestions for future episode topics or guests you would like to hear from? Contact us via email at contact@stltechtalk.com.

To reach out to both JJ & Alejandro on Twitter, feel free to do so below:

 

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors Enertia Software & TEKSystems for their continued support of the CodeCast by STLTechTalk Podcast!

Please make sure to visit both websites to see there is anything they can do to help you with either a software project you are working on or to help you locate that new job you have been looking for.

Make sure to tell them you heard about them from CodeCast to let them know their support is getting noticed.

 

Subscribe & Share

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E40.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:52pm CST

Welcome to another episode of CodeCast!

In episode 39 we are joined by Alejandro Ramirez who is here to talk about developing for the upcoming Apple Watch!

The Apple Watch is sure to be one of the most discussed wearables in 2015 as Apple gets into the game with their first release. There are plenty of developers hard at work to make sure that this launch goes as smooth as possible.

To reach out to Alejandro, you can do so via Twitter at @alejandrormz.

 

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors Enertia Software & TEKSystems for their continued support of the CodeCast by STLTechTalk Podcast!

Please make sure to visit both websites to see there is anything they can do to help you with either a software project you are working on or to help you locate that new job you have been looking for.

Make sure to tell them you heard about them from CodeCast to let them know their support is getting noticed.

 

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Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E39.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:42pm CST

Brad Urani returns to CodeCast to talk about Functional Programming in Ruby! Brad recently spoke at CodeMash and also currently runs a software team at Upside Advisor which is a financial software company with offices in St. Louis, Missouri.

Connect with Brad on Twitter and at his website at: @BradUrani & www.fractalbanana.com.

 

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Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E38.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:14pm CST

As we all know, software development is comprised of many different programming languages and thought processes.

In this episode of CodeCast, JJ & Gus spend the hour talking about some of their favorite ways to keep up with the latest in learning, some interesting news to come out and also some of their favorite people they feel you should make sure to be keeping tabs on.

If you have any feedback, please email us at 
contact@stltechtalk.com
.

 

Relevant Links for all skill levels

 

People you should follow

 

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Direct download: CodeCast_E37.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:57am CST

We have returned from our long holiday hibernation with a great episode for you!

Brock Allen joins us to talk about & demo IdentityServer & IdentityManager.

Additional links that may be of interest to you:

To watch future episodes live and to see who is on our upcoming guest list, please visit CodeCastSTL.com/live!

 

About our guest

Brock Allen is an independent consultant specializing in .NET, web development, and web-based security with almost 20 years of industry experience. He also is an author and instructor for the premier developer training company DevelopMentor where he manages the web curriculum. Brock also is member of ThinkTecture and contributes to the various open source projects there. He also frequently posts to the ASP.NET forums, is a MVP for ASP.NET/IIS, a member of ASPInsiders and a contributor to the ASP.NET platform.

To connect with Brock, you can do so via Twitter at @BrockLAllen and also visit his website BrockAllen.com.

 

Our Sponsors

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

 

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Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E36.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:42pm CST

In this episode of CodeCast, we are joined by Mads Kristensen who is a Senior Program Manager on the Web Platforms & Tools team at Microsoft.

Mads will be discussing topics such as Grunt, Bower and NPM along with telling us about his path to get to where he is in development today.

This will also be are final episode of 2014, so from the entire CodeCast crew, we would like to wish you all a safe & happy holiday season!

 

About our guest

Mads Kristensen is a Sr. Program Manager on the Web Platforms & Tools team at Microsoft working on the web developer experiences of Visual Studio. He has over a decade of experience in developing web applications on the Microsoft platform which got him the honor of becoming both an ASP.NET MVP and ASPInsiderMads is also the creator of BlogEngine.NET, Web Developer Checklist and Web Essentials, Image Optimizer and Voice Commands for Visual Studio. 

You can read more from Mads at MadsKristensen.net & connect with him on Twitter at @mkristensen.

 

Our Sponsors

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

 

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Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E35.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:15pm CST

Two time SQL Server MVP Julie Smith joins us to talk about SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and Master Data Management!

Information you may find helpful from this discussion:

 

About our guest

Julie Smith has been moving and bending data for over a decade using varied tools such as MS Access, MySQL, and SQL Server 2000-2012. She has built and designed increasingly complex BI solutions for organizations in Finance, Compliance, and Legal. She is a Business Intelligence Consultant at Innovative Architects, in Atlanta, GA, USA.

You can visit her website at DataChix.com and also follow her on Twitter at @JulieChix.

Also, you can stop by Julie's Microsoft MVP page for more information.

 

Our Sponsors

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

 

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Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E34.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:42pm CST

In this episode of CodeCast, we are joined by Scott Hunter from Microsoft who will be talking about ASP.NET 5. Scott will be talking about what ASP.NET 5 is, what are the goals, why they are working on it, what is the current status of it and also how you can get involved.

 

About our guest

Scott Hunter is the Director of Program Management at Microsoft working for the Azure Developer Experience Team. His team builds .NET on the Server (ASP.NET, Entity Framework, WCF), Visual Studio Web Tooling, NuGet Package Manager, Azure SDK’s and the Azure Cache. Before joining Microsoft Scott was involved in software development in the BBS (Bulletin Board System), Application Lifecycle,  Oil industries and more. In his spare time Scott loves hiking in the Pacific Northwest and is an avid fan of Formula One racing.

You can connect with Scott on his website here, or connect with him on Twitter at @coolcsh.

 

Sponsor info and feedback

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E33.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:13pm CST

On episode 32 of CodeCast, we are joined by Microsoft MVP Brian Lagunas who will be talking about various topics such as Prism and Unity Game Development!

You can connect with Brian on Twitter at @brianlagunas or you can visit his website at BrianLagunas.com.

 

About our guest

Brian Lagunas is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Patterns & Practices Champion, Director of Technology for INETA, co-leader of the Boise .Net Developers User Group (NETDUG), board member of Boise Code Camp, speaker, trainer, author, and original creator of the Extended WPF Toolkit. He is a multi-recipient of the Microsoft Community Contributor Award and can be found speaking at a variety of user groups and code camps around the nation. His talks always involve some form of XAML, such as WPF, Silverlight, and Windows 8, as well as how to build modular applications with Prism.

 

Sponsor info and feedback

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E32.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:21pm CST

If this is your first time checking out an episode of Codecast, we are thrilled to have you!

In episode 31, we are going to be joined by Alejandro Ramirez who led our precompiler session at the recently completed St. Louis Days of .NET conference in St. Louis, MO & Andy Long who has been on a previous episode and currently develops apps for the Microsoft platforms.

We have a wonderful time talking with so many great speakers and other technology companies at STLDODN. The people in this community, many of whom have already been on an episode of CodeCast or will soon be, are just some of the nicest and helpful people you could ever know! Another reason why doing this is so much fun!

Gus Emery is currently down in Orlando Florida for the ongoing VS Live conference, and is celebrating his birthday on the day this episode is recorded, so Happy Birthday Gus!

To connect with Alejandro, catch him on Twitter at @alejandrormz. To keep up with Andy, do so on Twitter as well at @andrew_long.

 

Sponsor info and feedback

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E31.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24pm CST

In this episode of CodeCast, JJ & Gus are live at the Ameristar Casino & Resort in Saint Charles, Mo for the 2014 edition of the St. Louis Days of .NET developer conference!

Have a listen as JJ & Gus recap many of the recent developer announcements from Microsoft during their Microsoft Connect event on Nov 12, 2014. 

More details can be found here.

 

They also talk a little bit about the St. Louis Days of .NET conference, along with touching on some upcoming guests that you will be hearing from soon.

 

Sponsor info and feedback

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Do not forget to subscribe & share this show with anyone you know that may be interested in software development.

Direct download: CodeCast_E301.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:17am CST

The wonderful Rob Tiffany returns to CodeCast to talk with the crew about the Internet of Things (IoT).

What exactly is the "Internet of Things"? A brief description would be:

"The Internet of Things is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure."

Have a listen as Rob goes more in-depth with this very interesting subject.

To do a little extra reading on the Internet of Things, visit the Internet of Things Wikipedia page.

 

About our guest

Rob Tiffany has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur, executive, architect, developer, strategist, and the writer of bestselling mobile and wireless technology books. A pioneer of the smartphone revolution, he drove the development of the mobile app ecosystem from its earliest days and co-founded the world’s first cloud-based mobile device management company.

As a Mobile Strategist at Microsoft, he’s in-demand as an advisor to executives and a speaker at conferences all over the world. Rob has been responsible for the architecture, development and deployment of many of the world’s largest mobile and wireless solutions for Fortune 100 companies. Through books, articles, videos and workshops, he helps to empower CIOs, developers and IT professionals in areas of mobile, strategy, wireless, data replication, device management, security, the cloud, and highly-scalable infrastructures. Rob loves to get in front of customers and presents at industry conferences including DevConnections, TechEd, CTIA, VSLive, MEDC, TechReady, and Mobile World Congress. He’s the creator of Microsoft’s Mobile Line of Business Solution Accelerator, an avid blogger, and a published author of dozens of articles found in leading technology publications as well as five, best-selling books on mobile infrastructure and app development.

Prior to Microsoft, Rob served as a technology executive in consulting and financial commodities trading firms.  He loves international travel and you might run into him writing children’s novels at a Paris café.

Connect with Rob on Twitter at:

You can also purchase any of his books over at Amazon:

 

Sponsor info and feedback

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Direct download: CodeCast_E29.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:17pm CST

Rachel Appel joins us on CodeCast to talk about modern web development and also discuss her background in development.

We also had a great discussion on using the cloud and making sure to focus on security.

 

About our guest

Rachel Appel is a 20+ year software engineer, author, mentor, and international speaker. During her career, she has worked on projects of all sizes from the smallest of apps, to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world’s leading companies. Rachel currently works as an independent consultant following a tenure at Microsoft; however she still works closely with Microsoft as an ASPInsider and IE userAgent.

You can read Rachel's monthly "Modern Apps" column for MSDN Magazine, or her blog about software development at http://rachelappel.com. Catch her speaking at top conferences such as VSLive, DevConnections, Devlink, and Netconf UY. Her expertise is in web development on the Microsoft stack, including ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, SignalR, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and TypeScript. Rachel also deals with data as a DBA and data scientist, and is an all-around language nerd (both computer and human).

You can also follow her on Twitter at:

 

Sponsor info and feedback

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours, and we want to make sure we are bringing you the type of content you want to hear.

Direct download: CodeCast_E28.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:37pm CST

Microsoft may not have a huge market share when it comes to smartphones, but they do have some very passionate people creating apps for the platform.

On this episode of CodeCast, we are joined by Robert Shurbet who just happens to be one of those passionate developers.

One of the recent casualties of the now defunct DVLUP Ambassadors program, it has not kept Robert from continuing to create new apps for the Windows Phone platform or help others with their projects.

Join us as Robert talks about the Windows Phone platform and what his thoughts are about developing for it, along with showing us a little bit of what he is currently working on.

 

About our guest

Robert was briefly…very, very, depressingly briefly…a Developer Ambassador for Windows Phone, prior to Microsoft ending that program after the acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services.

By day, Robert leads development of customer facing line-of-business tools using various Microsoft software and technologies for Pivot Technology Solutions, including SQL Server, WCF, MVC and Entity Framework. From 2002–2011 Robert worked for Whole Foods Market, building enterprise applications and mobile device apps using .NET/cf (C#/VB), WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET and Pocket PC/Windows Mobile.

Robert is originally from Texas and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Connect with Robert on Twitter: @TheCheekyTaurus

You can also head over to CheekyTaurus.com to see what Robert is working on and follow @pinlyapp to stay up to date on this project.

 

Relevant links from this episodes demo

 

Sponsor info and feedback

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours and we want to make sure we are bringing you what you want.

Direct download: CodeCast_E27.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:41pm CST

We are doing something a little different this week. We are combining shows to talk about one of the largest developer conferences in the midwest that is held right here in good old St. Louis.

Which conference am I referring to? Why St. Louis Days of .NET of course!

Join JJ, Gus & Kevin for this special crossover episode as we talk with Scott Spradlin, one of the organizers that helps make St. Louis Days of .NET possible! If you have any questions, you will be able to ask live during the show and we will answer them as best we can.

 

Important Information & links about the conference

Location - Ameristar Casino & Resort, St. Charles, MO 63301

Dates - November 13-15, 2014

Pricing

  • Early Bird registration is $200.00 (ends on October 13, 2014).
  • Regular registration price is $300.00
  • Walk-up registration is $600.00

Links

To contact the organizers, send an email to organizers@stlouisdayofdotnet.com.

 

Want to go to St. Louis Days of .NET for free?

If you are having trouble affording the price to go to the conference, we have partnered up with the awesome organizers of St. Louis Days of .NET and are offering two (2) lucky winners the opportunity to go to the 2014 St. Louis Days of .NET for free!

For details on how you can win, visit this link!

*Contest runs from October 2, 2014 until October 20, 2014

Direct download: STLDODN_special.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:40am CST

In this episode of CodeCast we are thrilled to be joined by President & Co-Founder Todd Gardner from TrackJS!

Todd will be talking about & doing a demo about advanced JavaScript error reporting in the browser using TrackJS!

 

About our guest

Todd H Gardner is the President and Co-Founder of TrackJS (trackjs.com), a freelance web developer, and an agile team coach. With over a decade of experience building information systems Todd has built large enterprise systems, complex software products, and launched startups.
 
Todd is a veteran of software conferences and an international speaker. He holds a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota. He lives in Stillwater Minnesota with his wife and children.
 
You can connect with Todd via Twitter at @toddhgardner.
 
 

Sponsor info and feedback

We would would like to thank our great sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for helping make CodeCast possible! Please make sure to visit our sponsors and see if there is anything they can do to help you.

Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us at contact@stltechtalk.com with topic & guest suggestions.

This is your show as much as it is ours and we want to make sure we are bringing you what you want.

Direct download: CodeCast_E26.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:21pm CST

In this episode of CodeCast, we are pleased to bring you David Hathaway from Xamarin!

David, who is the Enterprise Customer Success Engineer for Xamarin, will be showing why Xamarin is one of the best tools on the market today to help you develop for multiple mobile platforms. 

We would like to thank our sponsors, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for their continued support of CodeCast!

 

About our guest

David is an Enterprise Customer Success Engineer with Xamarin working with Fortune 1000 companies on defining successful cross-platform mobile strategies. With over 10 years of hands-on experience building enterprise applications in Microsoft technologies, David plays a key role in helping Xamarin's enterprise customers dive into the brave new world of mobile app development.

 

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Thanks!

Direct download: CodeCast_E25.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:36pm CST

Our first guest on CodeCast, Miguel Castro, makes a welcomed return visit to the show for, what is sure to be an AMAZING conversation!

 

You can watch or listen to our previous interview with Miguel Castro here.

 

About our guest

Whether playing on the local Radio Shack’s TRS-80 or designing systems for clients around the globe, Miguel has been writing software since he was 12 years old. He insists on staying heavily involved and up-to-date on all aspects of software application design & development, and projects that diversity onto the type of training and consulting he provides to his customers and believes that it’s never just about understand the technologies, but how technologies work together. In fact, it is on this concept that Miguel based two of his Pluralsight courses, Building End-to-End Multi-Client Service Oriented Applications, which was #1 for several weeks, and Developing Extensible Software. Miguel is a Microsoft MVP since 2005 and when he’s not consulting or training, Miguel speaks at conferences around the world, practices combining on-stage tech and comedy, and never misses a Formula 1 race. But best of all, he’s the proud father of a very tech-savvy 10 year old girl, and a proud husband to the woman that homeschools her.

 

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the sponsors of Codecast, Enertia Software and TEKSystems for their continued support of CodeCast.

Direct download: CodeCast_E24.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am CST

The wonderful Mark Miller returns, and you will not believe what he has in store for our coding demo tonight!

To see a little bit about what is being shown off on this episode, have a look here: devexpress.com/keyboard

 

About our guest

Mark Miller is a 5-year C# MVP Alumni with strong expertise in decoupled design, plug-in architectures, and great user interfaces. Mark is Chief Architect of the IDE Tools division at Developer Express, and is the visionary force behind CodeRush. Mark is a top-ranked speaker at conferences around the world and has been writing software for over three decades. You can follow Mark on Twitter at @MillerMark

Direct download: CodeCast_E23.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:21am CST

In this episode, we are joined by Microsoft MVP Phil Japikse who will be talking with us about Model-View-ViewModel for Windows Presentation Foundation.

Not sure exactly what MVVM for Windows Presentation for Foundation is?

Then you will want to make sure to watch, or listen to, this episode!

 

If you would like the files used in this demo, please visit Phil's downloads page on his website at http://www.skimedic.com/blog/page/Samples-and-Presentations.aspx

 

About our guest

An international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil is the Principle Architect for InterKnowlogy (www.InterKnowlogy.com), helping an amazing team create high impact software experiences. Phil serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (www.hallwayconversations.com), founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. Phil is a frequent speaker all over the world, from User Groups and Meet ups to large scale professional conferences. You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic and read his blog at www.skimedic.com/ blog.

Direct download: CodeCast_E22.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:47pm CST

In this episode of CodeCast we are talking with Brian Noyes about single page applications!

 

A little about our guest Brian Noyes

Brian Noyes is CTO of Solliance (www.solliance.net), a Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft MVP, and Pluralsight author. Brian specializes in building rich HTML and XAML clients and the services that back them with ASP.NET, WCF, and Azure. Brian is author of over a half-dozen Pluralsight courses, four books, and dozens of magazine and online publication articles. He is a frequent top rated speaker at conferences worldwide including Microsoft TechEd, VSLive!, DevIntersection, DevConnections, DevTeach, DevReach, and others. Brian got started programming as a hobby while flying F-14 Tomcats in the U. S. Navy, later turning his passion for software development into his current career. You can reach Brian through his blog at http://briannoyes.net or on Twitter @briannoyes.

Direct download: CodeCast_E21.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:02pm CST

In this episode of CodeCast, we are joined by Agile expert Steve Rogalsky!

 

A little bit about our guest, Steve Rogalsky

Process hacker, Culture hacker. Passionate about family, working with people, solving problems, coaching, teaching, agile, lean, and continuous improvement.

Through a variety of roles, Steve works with teams and organizations to help them use agile and lean principles and practices to improve their organizations and delight customers. Depending on the project or client, this could include roles such as agile coaching, agile project management, requirements and system analysis using agile techniques, agile testing, agile development, workshops, seminars, etc. Steve also help promote agile and lean techniques by speaking and volunteering at conferences and user groups.
You can interact with Steve by visiting his website, and following him on Twitter below:

 

Have suggestions on future guests and/or topics you would like to have covered on #CodeCast? Email your suggestions to podcast@stltechtalk.com and we will do out best to get you the information you are looking for!

Direct download: CodeCast_E20.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:34pm CST

We are very excited to talk with Jessica Kerr about functional programming on this episode of CodeCast!

 

A little bit about Jessica Kerr

Jessica wrote Java quietly for ten years, until she discovered conferences, speaking, functional programming, and the excitement of the software industry as it’s changing and growing three years ago. Now she has a dream job at Outpace Systems, writing Clojure from home while pairing remotely with great developers from all over the country. Meanwhile, she speaks at conferences and blogs. Her mission is to bring lessons from other paradigms back to object-oriented developers, to reveal the most useful bits in a way that’s immediately useful.

To connect with Jessica, you can do so the following way:

Direct download: CodeCast_E19.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:27pm CST

In this episode of CodeCast we are joined by one of the directors of the Kansas City Developer Conference (KCDC), Lee Brandt to talk about, and demo, some MongoDB.

To connect with Lee, you can do so via Twitter at @leebrandt and you can also check out his GitHub repository here.

 

A little about our guest Lee Brandt

After almost two decades writing software professionally (and a few years unprofessionally before that), Lee Brandt still continues to learn every day. He has led teams in small and large companies and always manages to keep the business needs at the forefront of software development efforts. He speaks internationally about software development, from both a technical and business perspective, and loves to teach others what he learns. Lee writes software in Objective-C, JavaScript and C#… mostly. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Visual C#, one of the directors of the Kansas City Developer Conference (KCDC), and serves as the Regional Mentor for .Net user groups in Kansas and Missouri. Lee is a decorated Gulf War veteran, a husband, a proud pet parent and loves to play the drums whenever he gets any spare time.

Direct download: CodeCast_E18.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:30am CST

If you have been to any developer conferences in the last few years, you have likely at least heard of our guest on this episode of #CodeCast. If you have not had the chance to hear Cory House give a presentation before, you are in for one heck of a treat as Cory talks about what is involved in becoming an Outlier!

For those of you who have sat in on one of Cory's sessions before, you know EXACTLY what I am referring to.

A brief bio about Cory House:

"Cory is founder of Bitnative LLC, an agile software development and training consultancy, and creator  of OutlierDeveloper.com, a community for software developers who aspire to be exceptional. He is a Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP in C#, INETA speaker, independent consultant, and blogger with 15 years experience in full-stack software development. As a software architect at VinSolutions, Cory specializes in creating C# .NET and JavaScript based single page applications for the automotive industry. He regularly speaks and coaches teams on clean code, architecture, and software career development at conferences and user groups across the country and internationally. Cory is of multiple Pluralsight courses including “Clean Code: Writing Code for Humans”, “Architecting Applications for the Real World in .NET”, and “Becoming an Outlier” on Pluralsight. Cory blogs at bitnative.com and outlierdeveloper.com and is active on Twitter as @housecor."

Direct download: CodeCast_E17.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24pm CST

In this episode of CodeCast we are joined by Richard Campbell of the super popular .NET Rocks podcast!

Richard Campbell has been involved with microcomputers and software since 1977. His career has spanned the industry both on the hardware and software sides, from manufacturing to sales, service, game development, line-of-business software and large scale systems. He’s been deeply involved in creating new businesses around software, hardware, services and products in a huge range of roles, including technical, management and financing. During the halcyon days of the DotComBoom he was a consultant to venture capital firms providing technical due diligence and architectural direction.

Today Richard consults with a number of clients on software architecture and future directions of technology. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. He’s a partner in PWOP Productions, creating a variety of multimedia programs including “.NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers,” (www.dotnetrocks.com) a podcast publishing three times a week and hosts RunAs Radio (www.runasradio.com), a podcast for the IT Professional using Microsoft technologies. You’ll find Richard at numerous conferences all over the world.

 

Make sure to head over to www.dotnetrocks.com and check out this superb show if you have yet to experience an episode.

To connect with Richard Campbell on social media, you can do so the following ways:

Direct download: CodeCast_E16.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:20pm CST

Maybe you have seen this episodes guest at a developer conference like KCDC or St. Louis Days of .NET, but if you have not had the chance to hear Brad Urani present, you are in for a treat!

In this episode, Brad joins JJ and Gus to talk about his development background and to do a demo on Ruby on Rails.

Enjoy!

Direct download: CodeCast_E15.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:03am CST

Pleased to be joined by Jeff Fattic who is a developer technology specialist from Microsoft!

 

Direct download: CodeCast_E14.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:02pm CST

In this episode we are joined by developer, speaker, author and just general technology lover, Scott Hanselman.

 

Direct download: CodeCast_E13.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:45pm CST

Direct download: CodeCast_E12.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:48pm CST

Welcome to episode 11 of #CodeCast!

In this episode we are joined by Android developer, author and entrepreneur Donn Felker from Arizona, here to talk about developing for Android and other developing tips. We talked about using Android Studio, Eclipse and why he enjoys developing for the Android platform.

Donn has been involved in the creation of numerous well known Android apps such as:

Some of the books that Donn has been involved in writing are:

To learn more about Donn, make sure to visit his website www.DonnFelker.com.

Also you can connect with Donn on Twitter at @donnfelker

Direct download: CodeCast_E11.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:25pm CST

No you are not imagining things, it is Alejandro Ramirez from the STLTechTalk podcast talking coding on #CodeCast !

In this episode, Alejandro will be walking us through Xcode as it relates to iOS app development with how to start a project in Xcode. We covered storyteller, linking apps, creating new views, using pointers from controls to functions. Very exciting stuff!

If you have yet to catch an episode of CodeCast, this will be a great one to get started with!

Direct download: CodeCast_E10.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:54am CST

On this episode of CodeCast JJ & Gus are joined by John V. Petersen who stopped by to talk about some different types of code than you are used to hearing on CodeCast.

This other type of code being talked about tonight is codes of conduct.

John is an 11 time Microsoft MVP and has been speaking at developer conferences across the world for some time now. He has seen both the very good side of conferences, and also the very bad side of conferences and he has a lot of great thoughts to consider as you will hear in this episode.

Want to connect with John after the show? You can do so via the methods below:

 

Another website that John is associated with is:

Direct download: CodeCast_E09.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:14pm CST

We are pleased to bring you Keith Dahlby who has had his presentations described as “terrific!”, “very interactive!”, and “the best I’ve seen all hour!" who was nice enough to join us to talk about all sorts of things such as GitHub and one of his projects www.up-for-grabs.net.

You can find more from Keith by catching him the following ways:

Direct download: CodeCast_E08.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:32am CST

For Episode 7 of CodeCast we are pleased to be joined by ASP.NET Insider, Windows Azure Insider, and ASP.NET MVP, Javier Lozano!

As more and more is learned about various ways that Azure can be used, Javier showed off many different Azure services.

Some of the programs used in this demo are:

  • Visual Studio
  • Azure
  • WebMatrix
  • Notepad

To connect with Javier:

Direct download: CodeCast_E07.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:21am CST

Guest

Rob Vettor is a Senior Developer Consultant with Microsoft, helping Microsoft Enterprise customers write better software. Rob focuses on application architectural guidance and the Microsoft web and data technologies, including ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Entity Framework.  An INETA Regional Speaker, user group leader, former 3-time C# MVP and recent co-author of the book Entity Framework 6 Recipes, Rob is a frequent presenter at regional technical conferences and has built systems for a number of corporations, including Avanade, Raytheon, American Express and Jack Henry and Associates. Rob lives in Dallas, TX, with his wife, twin sons, two dogs and mountains of .NET books.

 

What was talked about or demoed?

 

  • Entity Framework 6 and the benefits of using this tool.
  • Visual Studio integration

 

App Package picks

Gus's Pick:

  • AutoMapper
  • NuGet call
  • Install-Package Automapper

JJ's Pick:

  • Start developing Universal Windows Apps with this solution
  • XPlatformCloudKit on GetHub

Rob's Pick:

  • Entity Framework Recipes 6 book available on Amazon
Direct download: CodeCast_E06.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:45pm CST

In Episode 5, we were joined by Brian A. Randell who is a Visual Studio ALM MVP (ALM is "Application Lifecyle Management").

Brian not only still does some coding, but he helps teams to improve their processes from idea to shipping into production, to management and monitoring. In addition, he’s become obsessed over the last few years with natural user interfaces and how to create compelling user experiences regardless of platform.

In addition to this, Brian has also co-authored “Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013” from Wrox Publishing which you can purchase on Amazon here.

How to connect with Brian:

Demo shown

  •  Visual Studio Online team setup
Direct download: CodeCast_E05.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:10am CST

You want to learn about coding in the cloud and watching your program update in real-time? You will definitely want to check out what our guest, Mike Benkovich, has in store for you on CodeCast Episode 4!

Using Visual Studio and Azure, Mike quickly created a basic website that pulled data in real-time in which anyone who had the link could view!

To connect with Mike and learn more about his demo, make sure to visit his website & social media below:

 

Tools used in the demo

  • Visual Studio
  • Azure

 App picks

Direct download: CodeCast_E04.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:13pm CST

Want to learn a little bit more about the man behind CodeRush?

Watch, or just simply listen as our guest, Mark Miller, goes into great detail about what got him started down the path of developing and coding that led him to create CodeRush.

Starting with his time creating an unpublished for the classic Commodore 64 called Jogger, to working on a stage show for a Teenage Mutant Turtles production all the way to creating CodeRush for Visual StudioMark obviously knows his way around code!

If you want to learn more about what all was talked about during this episode of CodeCast, make sure to connect with Mark the following ways:

Also, if you are enjoying the CodeCast podcast, make sure to click here to subscribe.

We would also appreciate if you could leave us a rating & review over on iTunes by clicking here!

Development Applications of the week

Announcements

  • Nebraska Code Camp in Lincoln Nebraska on March 28-30
  • Build conference is April 2-4 in San Francisco

Upcoming Guests

  • Mike Benkovich
  • Brian A. Randall
Direct download: CodeCast_E03.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:17pm CST

In episode 2 of CodeCast by STLTechTalk, we bring you Wally McClure!

Wally took us for a nice walk down the technology memory lane talking about things like the Commodore 64 and how he got started with technology which led him to where he is now as a developer.

Then after the interview, he jumped into a Xamarin demo using Visual Studio of an iOS and Android simulation.

Want to check out more from Wally McClure? Visit him at some of the following links:

 

Links to checkout that can help you get started with some things discussed in this episode

Direct download: CodeCast_E02.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:19am CST

“Who is on the show?”

Have a listen as JJ Hammond & Gus Emery talk with the “DotNetDude” & Microsoft MVP Miguel Castro fromDotNetDude.com.

 

“What will we be presenting?”

  • Using Visual Studio and the C# language.
  • Miguel is here to talk about code that can utilize type checking instead of passing strings.
  • Also a very intuitive way to walk down a collection and find “Dirty Flags.”
  • Lastly we talk about code efficiency, containers, Ford GT Mustangs, Windows 8.1 update one, BUILD Conference, and Windows Phone 8.1. Who would not want to hear about that?!

 

“Show me the code and the links!”

Direct download: CodeCast_E01.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:32pm CST

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