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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 CDT

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 CDT

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, 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 and and is active on Twitter as @housecor."

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

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,” ( a podcast publishing three times a week and hosts RunAs Radio (, 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 and check out this superb show if you have yet to experience an episode.

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

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.


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

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 CDT