Extroverted Developer #5 - Rachel Appel

This week we talk with Microsoft’s Rachel Appel, a developer evangelist for web technologies. An area where Microsoft has arguably had some challenges attracting developers to their stack.

Show Notes:

  • What is an evangelist?
  • ASP Class vs WebForms vs ASP MVC
  • Do Evangelists still get to code?
  • Silk Project, a model application for learning how to do ASP MVC.
  • Please make deployment better for ASP MVC
  • Deploying with TFS vs Git
  • Hosted TFS in the cloud
  • Give Camp
  • Startups and Microsoft technologies
  • Issues with using OpenID
  • Attracting web developers to the Microsoft Stack via cloud
  • Get free Visual Studio Professional: Website Spark, BizSpark, DreamSpark
  • Are software developers putting outselves out of work?
  • Will software developers be replaced before house builders?
  • Writing software is essentially like translating from english, and thus we’re getting very close to being able to talk with your computer and having it translate into C. With Google Translate/Voice Commands and Siri
  • Why aren’t OSS devs just writing their own pay apps?
  • Speaking of science fiction: Which augmentation are you going to get?
  • Singularity
  • Hilarious:Reverse Craigslist Troll
  • How did you get into programming? (a: video games)
  • Code Camp People: Y U NO START LATER IN DAY?
  • Bacon Roses

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