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
  • ASP MVC and REST APIs
  • 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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Extroverted Developer #4 – Megan Isaak

This week we explore the world of graphics and web design with CityMaps own Megan Isaak. It’s late this week because we had some more audio issues during the recording and it took extra time to get it into its current state :-/

Show Notes:

  • We talk about the differences between graphics designers and web designers
  • Career path for todays designers
  • Working with designers and developers, what’s the ideal process?
  • Where can I code?  A Wiki map I setup in response to a NYC ruby mailing list asking this question.

ProTips:

  • Megan: Have good passwords
  • Megan: Google Webmaster Tools
  • Jim: Google Docs
  • Ben: Pentotype

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Extroverted Developer #4 – Megan Isaak

Extroverted Developer #3 – Jared Parsons

On this week’s episode Ben and I talk with Jared Parsons, a lead developer at Microsoft working in Developer Tools division (Visual Studio). Author of the very popular (and free) VsVim extension for Visual Studio 2010 and #10 on Stackoverflow in total rep.

Show Notes:

Pro Tips:

  • Jared: git stash (as mentioned on hearding code #132)
  • Jim: Visual Studio Multi-targeting
  • Ben: f.lux

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Extroverted Developer #3 – Jared Parsons

NY Tech Meetup: SOPA/PIPA Protest Edition

Today while internet websites were going black, I attended the NY Tech Meetup emergency session located on the streets of New York.  Right outside of Senator Schumer’s office!

It was a fantastic turn out, and really great to see everyone rallying behind a common cause.  I don’t have any audio, because it turns out geeks are kinda quiet and shy.  Go figure.

I do have to say that Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian was incredibly well spoken and nice to all his geeky fans.

Episode #1

This is the first episode of a new series Tech and the City Extroverted Developer hosted by Jim Wallace and Ben Gundersen.

Being that this is the first podcast I’ve ever recorded and produced, there’s probably audio issues, additional ums and ahs that I didn’t edit out correctly and other issues with the quality in general.   Hope to fix these as we gain more experience in this medium.

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Episode #1 – Hello World

HelloWorld

I’ve wanted to do a podcast since the term was coined, but I’ve never managed to find someone else who was willing to co-host with me or I was never able to narrow in on a topic that had enough content and I was very passionate about.  But that has all changed.