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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:


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


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 (, 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 (, 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 and read his blog at 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 (, 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 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 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, 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 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,” ( 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.

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.


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