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Episode Date
Methods to Organize Your Learning Process with Lourdes Montano
As developers we need to learn new technologies fast, and often. Scott talks to Lourdes Montano about her learning process and how she's formalized her learning process to more effectively learn JavaScript and CSS.
Jun 20, 2019
Saving the SpaceOrb360 with open source hardware and software with Vic Putz
Vic Putz continues to carry a torch for the SpaceOrb, as do I, except he's actually doing something about it. Vic has been working on a new version called the Orbotron 9001 for the last few years that is an interface for the SpaceOrb to modern systems. Scott talks to Vic about their shared love of this 25 year old controller and why the world is missing out on the magic of 6 degrees of freedom.
Jun 13, 2019
How to build an inclusive conference with Saron Yitbarek
Saron Yibarek started the CodeNewbie community because it was hard to find truly welcoming places for new coders. Now she's made CodeLand and let me tell you, it's an amazing developer conference that sets a new bar for what it means to be welcoming. How did she do it and why?
Jun 06, 2019
The magic of Software Defined Radio with Ben Hilburn
Ben Hilburn is the Director of Engineering at DeepSig Inc., which is commercializing the fundamental research behind deep learning applied to wireless communications and signal processing. He also runs GNU Radio, the most widely used open-source signal processing toolkit in the world, serving as Project Lead and President of The GNU Radio Foundation. Ben talks to Scott about why Software Defined Radio is magical and they talk about how SDR can be used to teach STEM and solve interesting engineering problems.
May 30, 2019
Solving real problems with software and the Human Utility with Tiffani Ashley Bell
Tiffani Ashley Bell saw a problem on the internet. With just a tweet she took action, and unlike so many people today she continued to take action. The Detroit Water Project became The Human Utility and she and the team have helped hundreds of our most vulnerable with their water bills. How did this happen and how can we help?
May 23, 2019
Avalonia is a cross platform XAML Framework for .NET Framework, .NET Core and Mono with Steven Kirk
Avalonia is a cross platform XAML Framework for .NET Framework, .NET Core and Mono. Avalonia uses a XAML dialect that should feel immediately familiar to anyone coming from WPF, UWP and Xamarin Forms. Scott talks to Steven Kirk about how Avalonia started, how it's not just "cross-platform WPF." You can start writing cross-platform desktop apps in C# today!
May 16, 2019
Copyright, Trademarks, Patents, and Branding yourself online with Yasmine Salem Hamdan
Yasmine focused her studies in law school on entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and dispute resolution and now runs the YSH Law Firm as Managing Attorney & Counselor at Law where she helps busineses with Trademark and Brand Protection. In this episode, Yasmine educates Scott on copyrights, trademarks, patents and more!
May 09, 2019
The Problem with Software by Adam Barr
Scott talks to engineer Adam Barr about why there is so much bad software—and why academia doesn't teach programmers what industry wants them to know. In his new book "The Problem with Software," Adam examines the proliferation of bad software, explains what causes it, and offers some suggestions on how to improve the situation.
May 02, 2019
Your biggest questions when learning how to code with Ali Spittel
Ali Spittel is a software engineer and developer advocate at DEV.to. Before that, she was a lead instructor at General Assembly teaching their Web Development Immersive course. She also teaches Python. In this episode, Ali and Scott talk about how new programmers learn to code, the questions they have, and what we can do to make their experience more welcoming and successful!
Apr 25, 2019
Sean Valentine on Hidden Geniuses and parenting in a digital age
The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Sean Valentine talks to Scott about how to plug young people in without being too plugged in!
Apr 18, 2019
Performance as a Feature with Jeremy Boyd
Raygun promises to give a window into how users are really experiencing your software applications with diagnostics and error logging and more. What's really interesting however, is how they scaled to billions of events. In moving to .NET Core from Node they increased throughput by 2000 percent. How do you build systems that scale to these heights while still dealing with Moore's Law? How do you load test a system this big? What does it mean to "monitor what matters"? Is .NET Core ready for production? All this plus perf as a feature on this episode.
Apr 11, 2019
Blockchain explained with TruStory's Preethi Kasireddy
There's a ton of hype around "blockchain" and sometimes it's overwhelming. Scott sits down with Preethi Kasireddy for a blockchain primer. This episode is a great clear explanation about what's interesting, what's useful, and what's coming with blockchain technologies.
Apr 04, 2019
The Manager's Path with Camille Fournier
Camille Fournier is the author of The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change and is the Head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma. She sits down with Scott to talk about how managing people in the technical industry is a technical discipline! How do YOU go from tech lead to CTO? What does it take to be a good mentor and a good leader?
Mar 28, 2019
Inside a Tribe of Hackers with cryptographer Marcus J Carey
Marcus is renowned in the cybersecurity industry and has spent his more than 20-year career working in penetration testing, incident response, and digital forensics with federal agencies such as NSA, DC3, DIA, and DARPA. He started his career in cryptography in the U.S. Navy and holds a Master’s degree in Network Security from Capitol College. Scott and Marcus talk about his new book "Tribe of Hackers" that he wrote with Jennifer Jin.
Mar 21, 2019
A love letter to language (and programming) with Eva Ferreira
Eva Ferreira organizes the non-profit CSSConf Argentina and teaches at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Argentina. She and Scott talk about learning and teaching on the web when the students' native language isn't English. What's the most effective way to teach an inclusive web?
Mar 14, 2019
How galaxies evolve with Dr. Molly Peeples
Dr. Molly Peeples is an Aura Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her B.S. in Physics from MIT and went on to both an MS and PhD in Astronomy at Ohio State University. Today she teaches Scott about the circumgalactic medium and her need for more and more compute power!
Mar 07, 2019
Cloth Simulation for Computer Graphics with Tuur Stuyck
Physics-based animation is commonplace in animated feature films and even special effects for live-action movies. How does one model something as complex as cloth, how it drapes on the body, moves in the wind, and more? Tuur Stuyck talks about the research happening in this space, including his own, as well as his new book on the topic!
Mar 01, 2019
How to look smart in meetings and how to be successful without hurting men's feelings with Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper spent a decade working in tech at companies like Yahoo! and Google when she stopped it all to focus on comedy! Since then she's become a best selling author, comedian, writer, speaker and general trash-talker. Her book "100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings" is fantastic and her new book "How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings" has some amazing 1-star reviews from people who have no humor in their lives.
Feb 21, 2019
Privacy and Security on today's internet with Melanie Ensign
Melanie Ensign is the Security + Privacy Communications Lead for Uber and has worked with DEF CON, and Facebook. She and Scott talk about security and privacy on today's internet. Where is the happy medium between user experience, expectation, and real security? How do we leap the uncanny valley of privacy?
Feb 15, 2019
Coding for the ZX Spectrum and Netflix/Black Mirror's Bandersnach with Matt Westcott
As an enthusiast of retrogaming and retrocomputing, Matt Westcott has been in ZX Spectrum and demo scene for many years. Recently when Netflix's Black Mirror needed an easter egg for their interactive episode Bandersnatch, they reached out to Matt to write a new game for the Spectrum in 2018! Bandersnatch's plot had the main characters writing video games in the 80s and a secret easter egg led to "nohzdyve." How do you write a game for the Spectrum in the 21st century?
Feb 08, 2019
Exploring Algorithms of Oppression with Dr. Safiya Noble
Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. She's the author of a best-selling book called Algorithms of Oppression. Today she talks to Scott about how commercial search engines have algorithmic bias that shape how we see the world. How can we identify biases in our search results and still find the information we need?
Feb 01, 2019
Getting started with Machine Learning and Sabrina Smai
Sabrina is a Commercial Software Engineer and serial hacker who has attended over 32 hackathons! She was also a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Today she sits down and gets Scott (and you!) started with the basics of Machine Learning. What are the tools and concepts you should explore to start?
Jan 25, 2019
A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics with Jeremy Kun
Like Programming, Mathematics has language and culture. Jeremy Kun has written A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics as a way to bridge these two worlds and make the power and magic of mathematics available and understandable to programmers everywhere.
Jan 18, 2019
Episode 666 - Game Engine Black Book: Doom with Fabien Sanglard
I love that an exploration of Doom is Episode 666. Fabian Sanglard has written The Game Engine Black Book: Doom as a deep exploration of the history, impact, and code that made Doom a cultural phenomenon. The book was released exactly 25 years after DOOM.zip was first published on the University of Wisconsin FTP server in December 1993.
Jan 11, 2019
Regine Gilbert on the Essence of Accessibility
Regine Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place—one that starts and ends with the user.  Regine is passionate about making websites and apps that work for everyone!
Jan 03, 2019
Better Allies and Better Hiring with Karen Catlin
Karen Catlin was a vice president of engineering at two public software companies, and served as the CEO of an early-stage startup. Today she's a leadership coach and author who is helping folks cultivate ally skills. Most recently she wrote "Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces."
Dec 28, 2018
test && commit || revert with Kent Beck
Kent Beck is an American software engineer and the creator of extreme programming, an original signer of the Agile Manifesto, and the author of the Extreme Programming book series, and a proponent of Test-Driven Development. Today he's chatting with Scott about how "test && commit || revert" might offer us a new programming workflow to explore!
Dec 21, 2018
Test Automation University with Applitools' Angie Jones
Angie speaks all over the world on Test Automation strategies, and she got Scott excited about Selenium again! She keynoted Selenium Conf 2018 and currently works at Applitools making automated visual testing tools. She's most recently launched on a new "Test Automation University" that's free and community driven.
Dec 13, 2018
Real Software Engineering with Glenn Vanderburg
Glenn Vanderburg works as the VP of Engineering at First and has spoken all over on the notion of software development as engineering. What should an engineering discipline of software development look like? What's "REAL" Software Engineering? Does the analogy of software engineering as home construction hold water? What should software engineering look like?
Dec 07, 2018
ASP.NET Core in Action with Andrew Lock
Scott talks to author Andrew Lock about his new book ASP.NET Core in Action! What made Andrew write a book on this new technology and how did he find the process? What about ASP.NET Core was so compelling and how does Andrew use it? More importantly, should you?
Nov 30, 2018
PlayFab's complete backend platform for live games with Dr. Hanna Oh Descher
Hanna Oh Descher is a data scientist at PlayFab with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. She is passionate about understanding player behavior to help developers make games more fun. Scott and Hanna talk about what PlayFab allows game developers to do - focus on fun games!
Nov 22, 2018
Moving companies to Open Source with the Head of Comcast's Open Source Office Nithya Ruff
Nithya Ruff serves as an at-large director on the Linux Foundation's board of directors. In her day job she is the Head of Comcast's Open Source Office. Nithya has been guiding companies' open source strategies for many years and in this episode she and Scott talk about how to introduce Open Source to more "traditional" companies.
Nov 16, 2018
Upgrading GitHub and improving Rails with Eileen Uchitelle
Eileen Uchitelle is a Senior Systems Engineer at GitHub and a member of the Rails Core Team. They recently upgraded GitHub two major versions to the latest Rails. How do you manage such a large upgrade and the technical debt underneath - with no downtime? How do you also move improvements in GitHub's own branch upstream into Rails so everyone can benefit! Eileen explains it all to Scott in this episode.
Nov 08, 2018
Designing for a Global Audience with Digital Nomad Jenny Shen
Digital Nomad Jenny Shen aims to design software for a Global Audience. Are you creating software that includes everyone? Does it consider not just internationalization but also culture and how people think?
Nov 01, 2018
Gaming for all with the Xbox Accessibility Controller and John Alexander
What if you couldn't play video games? Most controllers require not just two hands but also fine motor skills and exact motions. The Xbox Accessibility Controller aims to open up gaming for everyone. It's not trying to be the controller for everyone, but rather than controller *platform* for everyone! Scott talks to John Alexander about how he games with the Xbox Accessibility Controller.
Oct 25, 2018
Finding Engineering teams that share your Key Values with Lynne Tye
How do you find the perfect questions to ask in your job interview? How do you know if this is the right company for you? Do they share your values? Interviews are a two way street. This week Scott talks to Lynne Tye about what she created KeyValues.com and how it might help you find your next work home.
Oct 18, 2018
Animating Donald Glover's "This is America" with MacPaint on original hardware with Wahyu "Pinot" Ichwandardi
Animator Wahyu Ichwandardi, also known as Pinot, has been documenting his attempt to capture Childish Gambino's "This Is America" choreography since the beginning of June...using MacPaint and MacroMind Video on original hardware!
Oct 11, 2018
Analog Computing and the Computer of the Tides with Charles Petzold
Charles Petzold taught many of us to code Windows, but now he's turning his attention to a new book he's been working on for over a decade! This week Scott talks to Charles about Analog Computing and the Computer of the Tides.
Oct 04, 2018
Scaling tech apprenticeship with Techtonics's Heather Terenzio
Scott talks to Techtonic's Heather Terenzio about how her company is scaling tech apprenticeship. Techtonic Group is a software services company building web-based and mobile products for start-ups and the Fortune 1000. Four years ago, Heather founded Techtonic Academy to train people with diverse backgrounds how to code using a unique, Department of Labor (DOL) approved Apprenticeship program.
Sep 27, 2018
.NET Core Global Tools for Developers with Mark Rendle
Mark Rendle is the author of a number of open source projects and most recently he's been creating global tools with .NET Core. Scott and Mark talk about the importance of global tools to today's development process. What kinds of things can you make and how can we tap into this growing ecosystem?
Sep 20, 2018
Forge Your Future with Open Source and VM Brasseur
VM Brasseur has been a leader in open source for decades and is the Vice President of the Open Source Initiative. Now she's brought her experience together into a booked called "Forge Your Future with Open Source." It's the missing manual of open source contributions and community participation.
Sep 13, 2018
Accelerate: The State of DevOps with Dr. Nicole Forsgren
Dr. Nicole Fosgren has a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. She's just released the Accelerate: State of DevOps 2018: Strategies for a New Economy report as well as the supporting book on the topic. Nicole talks to Scott about the state of DevOps - who are the high performers and how do they perform so well? Using rigorous scientific method we'll learn WHY companies are successful in delivering software reliably with speed and quality.
Sep 06, 2018
How GDPR is affecting the American Legal System with Gary Nissenbaum
There's a huge number of questions swirling around the European Union's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). In this episode Scott sits down with Gary Nissenbaum to try to make sense of it. Since Gary is a lawyer in the United States, we will be mostly focusing how GDPR affects developers in America.
Aug 30, 2018
Inside Linux on Windows with WSL and Tara Raj
Windows 10 runs Linux natively! How is that possible? Scott talks to Microsoft's Tara Raj, the Program Manager for the Windows Subsystem for Linux. How does this technology work? Tara explains the internals of WSL to Scott in this episode.
Aug 23, 2018
Container Catharsis with Laura Frank Tacho
Laura Frank Tacho is the Director of Engineering at CloudBees and has been working with Docker almost since its inception. She shares her experiences in running teams that constantly rely on and deploy containers at scale. How have containers changed effectively everything and where are we heading?
Aug 16, 2018
Teaching Programming to kids (and everyone else) with Ben Wheeler
Ben Wheeler teaches tech to kids ages 4 to 104. He talks to Scott about how to effectively teach technology, as well as the importance of social context around tech. Everyone's journey to tech is different. How can we as teachers use those journeys to make everyone successful?
Aug 09, 2018
Learning how to be a Wizard Programmer with Julia Evans
Julia Evans has been making comics and zines for years. You've likely learned "How to be a wizard programmer" from one of Julia's comics. She's a software developer at Stripe in her day job and on this episode she talks to Scott about how to effectively teach and learn computer concepts.
Aug 02, 2018
Blazor brings .NET to Web Assembly with Steve Sanderson
The Blazor project aims to bring .NET to the open Web using Web Assembly. Scott talks to Steve Sanderson about this experiment and it's future plans. How are they compiling C# and .NET to Web Assembly in a way that works everywhere? How does Mono and .NET Standard fit in?
Jul 26, 2018
Compassionate Coding with April Wensel
April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, a conscious business that helps technical teams cultivate sustainable, human-­centered software development practices built on a foundation of emotional intelligence. She talks to Scott about how we can apply these concepts to our own software projects.
Jul 19, 2018
Web Accessibility and a focused on A11Y with Nicolas Steenhout
Nic Steenhout is a long term A11y (accessibility) advocate who works remotely for Knowbility, an Austin, TX based non-profit. In this episode Scott and Nicolas talk about various kinds of accessibility from the web to mobile devices to wheelchair ramps! He's also the host of the A11y Rules podcast.
Jul 12, 2018
Visible Designers with Revision Path's Maurice Cherry
Maurice Cherry is a veteran designer AND veteran podcastee. His award-winning podcast Revision Path has showcased nearly 250 Black Designers and influencers. Scott and Maurice talk about the importance of good design on today's web (AND good podcasts!) Where does Maurice see design going with the rise of cookie-cutter themes. Is it hard to be unique and fresh with the rise of the Visible Designer?
Jul 05, 2018
C++ and Browser Monoculture with Vivaldi's Patricia Aas
Patricia Aas is a C++ programmer working on the Vivaldi Browser where she has currently taken on platform integration of media. She has previously worked at Opera Software on their Desktop Browser and at Cisco on their Telepresence Hardware Endpoints, primarily on Linux. In this episode she and Scott tackle the hard questions around C++ - Is it getting a bad wrap? Patricia always waxes philosophic on the browser wars!
Jun 28, 2018
Is a Programming Bootcamp right for you? with Kristen Leake
Is a Programming Bootcamp right for you? Why choose a bootcamp over self-study? How instrumental was having done a camp on your resume to get your job? Scott talks with bootcamp graduate Kristen Leake about her journey into technology.
Jun 21, 2018
Tips for Teaching Programming with Dr. Neil Brown
Dr. Neil Brown recently published a scholarly article on how to effectively teach programming. Rather than a series of anecdotes, this is backed up by actual research in educational psychology. He talks to Scott about how we can and should approach teaching the next generation of developers.
Jun 14, 2018
Azure Sphere and Microsoft's new Linux with Caitie McCaffrey
Azure Sphere is a new solution for creating highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) devices. Caitie McCaffrey is Principal Software Engineering Lead on the project and is an expert in building large scale services and systems for folks like 343 Industries (Halo), HBO, Twitter, and more. How will this new system (and new Linux) keep our IoT devices safe?
Jun 08, 2018
A new life for old software - DasBlog Core with Mark Downie
Scott and Mark Downie have been blogging for nearly 15 years using a blogging system called "DasBlog." It started with .NET 1.1 and now Mark is forking DasBlog and taking it into an open source future with .NET Core.
Jun 01, 2018
Do you need to speak English to Code? Noor - An Arabic Programming Language with Ahmed Abdalla
Do you need to speak English to Code? Ahmed Abdalla created Noor , an Arabic Programming Language as a way to teach programming to Arabic-speaking kids.
May 25, 2018
Eric Heutchy on Backward Compatibility, Xbox One X Enhanced Games, and The Heutchy Method
Xbox One X Enhanced Games with Backward Compatibility are AMAZING. You can play a decade old game - originally meant for 640x480 or 720p resolution - and enjoy it in 4k resolution. Not upscaled. Actually up to 10x clearer within recompiling the game? How? Xbox's Eric Heutchy tells Scott how!
May 18, 2018
How do you become a CTO - with Microsoft's CTO Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott is the CTO of Microsoft...but how did he get there? Scott talks to Kevin about his experience from early teens through his successful foray at LinkedIn and beyond. Where does Kevin see technology going and how do we help get more people involved in the future of technology?
May 10, 2018
Building Web Applications for the next Billion Users with Ire Aderinokun
Ire Aderinokun is a self-taught UI/UX Designer and Front-End Developer working in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently the Technical Lead at Big Cabal Media. She says the Next Billion Users are coming online now and they'll be outside Western countries and they'll be mobile first. What do we need to know as Web Developers to create great apps and sites for the Next Billion?
May 04, 2018
Investing in Underrepresented Tech Founders with Arlan Hamilton's Backstage Capital
Arlan Hamilton's Backstage Capital has invested more than $4M+ in over 80 companies led by underrepresented founders. How has she gone from Homeless to VC in just a few years? Arlan also recently started Project Cover to give micro-grants to driven creatives. Scott catches up with Arlan to hear about how she's continued to build her team and her fund and BUILD COOL STUFF.
Apr 27, 2018
A history of the Windows 95 Start Button and User Research at Microsoft with Kent Sullivan and Derek Hoiem
Kent Sullivan and Derek Hoiem were some of the original hires at the User Research Labs at Microsoft. The worked on the exploratory user research that produced the taskbar and Start menu, as well as the iterative research that helped nail down the details. How did the Start Menu and Start Button come to be?
Apr 20, 2018
Inside the world of Star Trek's Visual and Practical Effects with Dan Curry
Dan Curry was a Visual Effects Supervisor, Visual Effects Producer, Second Unit Director, Director and Main Title Designer for Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and Next Generation series. He spent 18 years doing Star Trek and pioneering visual and practical effects. On this episode he talks to Scott about his time and inspiration for a number of the props you've seen in the show you love! Even better, some of his collection is being auctioned on April 15th, 2018.
Apr 13, 2018
Christine Spang's Open Source Journey from Teen OSS Contributor to CTO of Nylas
Christine Spang started her tech journey contributing to Debian while still a teenager. She went on to MIT, then worked on Ksplice, helping the Linux kernel stay up-to-date without rebooting. From there working as a Principal Developer at Oracle, Christine when on to co-found Nylas where she's currently the CTO. Scott talks to Christine about her experience, her thoughts on going from Dev to CTO, leading teams, and their product suite at Nylas.
Apr 05, 2018
A new Sega Megadrive/Genesis Game in 2018 with 1995 Tools with Tanglewood's Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips didn't just creating a brand-new Sega Megadrive/Genesis Game in 2018 called Tanglewood. He did it using the original dev kit, computers, and software from 1995. You can experience Tanglewood today and buy it with a proper cartridge, box, and manual!
Mar 30, 2018
F# and the functional SAFE Stack with Krzysztof Cieślak
Scott digs into the SAFE Stack with Krzysztof Cielak. SAFE is an end-to-end, functional-first stack for cloud-ready web development that emphasizes type-safe programming. Is this your next programming paradigm?
Mar 23, 2018
Demystifying Serverless with Cecil Phillip
Scott talks to Cecil Phillip about how cloud architecture is changing everything. But what's IaaS, PaaS, then FaaS, and now serverless? How will being billed for usage affect software architecture?
Mar 15, 2018
Type to the world in your language with Keyman and Marc Durdin
Marc Durdin has been working on the same open source project more or less since he was 14! Today Keyman is a thriving open source project that supports over 1000 languages and works on Windows, Mac, Phones, and the Web!
Mar 09, 2018
Developing Online Identity with Sarah Squire
Sarah Squire is a Senior Technical Architect at Ping Identity. So much has happened since "Identity 2.0" so Sarah catches Scott up to date. OpenID, OAuth and beyond, what's new and what direction is the web heading?
Mar 03, 2018
Jessica Rose and the Worst Advice Ever
Scott teams up with Pursuit Podcast's Jessica Rose for a collaboration. Jessica asked her audience "What's the worst advice you've ever received?" We took their audio clips and turned it into a two-part discussion! You can check out Part 2 at The Pursuit Podcast https://twitter.com/pursuitpod http://hyperurl.co/zukdmh
Feb 23, 2018
Mr. Robot Disassembled with Ryan Kazanciyan
Ryan Kazanciyan is the Chief Security Architect at Tanium, and in his spare time worked as Technical Consultant for Mr. Robot alongside writer and producer Kor Adana. Why is Mr. Robot so unique in the quality of its on-screen hacks? How does one make a hack both real AND entertaining a technical and non-technical audience? Is there a lot of pressure knowing that Reddit will screenshot every frame and analyze it? All this and, how afraid should we be of our compromised computers?
Feb 16, 2018
Quantum Computing detangled with Dr. Krysta Svore
What is Quantum Computing and will it change everything? Scott talks to Dr. Krysta Svore about why the future is Quantum and why YOU should be thinking about how Quantum Computing can help your applications today.
Feb 09, 2018
Empathy in Technology Product Design with Venture Capitalist Sarah Kunst from Proday
Sarah Kunst is a long-time technologist, angel investor, talent scout, and now CEO and Founder of Proday.co. A member of the Forbes 30 under 30, Sarah's experience is broad and deep. She attributes much of that to empathy and specifically empathy in technical product development. In this episode she talks to Scott about the importance of truly understanding your customer and market and why empathy in design is just the start.
Feb 02, 2018
From F# to JavaScript and beyond with Fable and Alfonso Garcia-Caro
Fable is an F# to JavaScript compiler powered by Babel, designed to produce readable and standard code. Alfonso chats with Scott about how Fable and F# fit into the larger JavaScript ecosystem and how you can experience the best of .NET with the best of node and JavaScript.
Jan 26, 2018
Developing ON (not for) a Nokia Feature Phone with Elvis Chidera
In 2012, Elvis Chidera wrote his first app on a Nokia feature (J2ME) phone. He wrote the Java App ON the phone (literally writing the Java code with T9 text on a numeric keypad.) Today, he's an Android developer at dotlearn.io who has worked on over 50 apps and currently works for an MIT startup. He chats with Scott about the Nigerian mobile market, how feature phones work, and where Android is headed.
Jan 19, 2018
Staying Secure and "Getting Pwned" with Troy Hunt
Troy Hunt runs HaveIBeenPwned.com as a service to us all, but it's also a massive learning playground for him. He schools Scott on all things security and privacy. Is your password known? Let's ask Troy.
Jan 12, 2018
Functional Programming, F#, and Cloud Containers with Lena Hall
Scott checks in with Alena (Lena) Hall about her thoughts around F#, functional programming, microservices, Kubernetes and containers in the cloud. Where are we heading and are we moving too fast? Is F# well-positioned for the cloud-based future?
Jan 05, 2018
Serverless and OpenFaas with Alex Ellis
Scott talks to Docker Captain and Open Source programmer Alex Ellis about the rise of Kubernetes, Serverless, and his project "OpenFaas." Alex also shares details on the obsession (and usefulness) of Raspberry Pi clusters for learning large systems development.
Dec 29, 2017
Machine Learning 101 with Paige Bailey
This week on the show Scott talks to Data Scientist and AI expert Paige Bailey. What's the difference between machine learning and deep learning? Do I need to learn R and Python to use machine learning models? Do models need to deploy regularly or can I use them forever? All these questions and more, this week!
Dec 22, 2017
Revolutionizing remote pair programming with Live Share
We all remember when we first saw Etherpad or Google Docs and could type in an online document while another remote person typed in the same doc. It's magic! Fast forward and soon we can share entire code workspaces and debugging sessions using languages and frameworks that aren't even installed on our machines? Scott talks to compiler nerd Amanda Silver about how Visual Studio's Live Share goes far beyond "text editor sharing" to something deeply technically interesting.
Dec 15, 2017
Progressive Web Apps with Tara Manicsic
Progressive Web Apps are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps! Does your app work offline or in low-bandwidth situations? What are the best practices that you can add in to your existing websites that would progressively turn them into a PWA?
Dec 08, 2017
Continuous Delivery in AAA Games - Sea of Thieves with Rare Games' Jafar Soltani
Sea of Thieves is a massively multiplayer AAA game coming soon for the Xbox One...and it's one of the few video games that is created using Continuous Delivery. The game is always shippable. How is this possible? What kinds of challenges do they run into? What can we learn from their experience?
Dec 01, 2017
Removing Bias from AI and Machine Learning with Camille Eddy
Camille Eddy has worked on Robotics and Hardware nearly her whole life. Now she's turning her gaze to how AI and machine learning. In this episode she gets Scott up to speed about how AI/ML work and how cultural bias can teach computers how to think...wrong. What can we do to prevent bias from creeping into our algorithms?
Nov 24, 2017
Moving Across Technology Stacks with Kamilah Taylor
There's a lot of talk about "full stack" developers, and many of us specialize while watching others successfully navigate multiple stacks. Kamilah Taylor has moved across multiple tech stacks in her career, from Back to Find, Java to Swift, USB Drivers to iOS UI. What can we learn from her experience?
Nov 17, 2017
Thomas Happ from Axiom Verge
Axiom Verge is an indie Metroidvania video game created by Thomas Happ...written on his own in nights and weekends! Written in C# and Monogame, Axiom Verge is now on PlayStation 4, Windows, OS X, Linux, Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch! Scott talks to Thomas about how one starts a herculean effort like this...and succeeds!
Nov 10, 2017
Mike Brocchi on Angular CLI
Mike Brocchi teaches Scott about the usefulness and architecture of the Angular CLI, and about the proliferation of CLIs (Command Line Interfaces) in general. What's the best way for you to create a new web app, and what can you do with the Angular CLI?
Nov 03, 2017
CEO Rian Buckley finds the FitCode between fashion and tech
As a working professional model, Rian Buckley saw a problem, and started a tech company to solve it. A single code that doesn't indicate a piece of clothing's size, but rather its fit. Now she needs to get clothing retailers to adopt it! Scott talks with Rian about the skills she's developed as an NCAA athlete, model, and now tech CEO.
Oct 27, 2017
Web Animation at Work with Rachel Nabors
Rachel Nabors is a cartoonist, artist, and web developer and web animation expert. Her new book "Animation at Work" isn't just a book on HOW to use animation - it's a book on WHY to use it. By understanding the human visual processing system, you can design delightful animation that works to ease cognitive load!
Oct 20, 2017
Terms of Service for Developers - ToS explained with lawyer Gary Nissenbaum
Gary Nissenbaum, Esq. is the managing attorney and founding principal of the Nissenbaum Law Group. They help app developers and internet technologists understand how to navigate both the legal world and the virtual world. Gary explains the surprising importance of the ToS - Terms of Service - that you likely don't read! Every app developer needs to listen to this show. NOTE: This is a talk show. It is NOT advice and is NOT a replacement for you getting legal representation.
Oct 13, 2017
Which JavaScript Stack should I learn? with Tracy Lee
In her short time as a developer, Tracy Lee hasn't stayed true to one JavaScript Framework. Instead, she continues to explore JavaScript with React, Angular, Ember, React Native, and NativeScript. She chats with Scott about the process of learning JavaScript and the need to "pick a framework."
Oct 06, 2017
Polyglot Persistence for .NET with PostgresSQL and Marten with Jeremy Miller
There's so many great open source projects and stacks to choose from in the .NET ecosystem. Scott talks to Jeremy Miller about "Marten" - it offers Polyglot Persistence for .NET Systems using the Postgresql Database as the backend. You get both a Document Database with JSON support as an Event Store! Jeremy talks about all the great options you have for persisting your objects.
Sep 29, 2017
Maybe just use Vanilla Javascript with Chris Ferdinandi
There's a new JavaScript created every few seconds. If you pick up any noun there's probably a JavsScript library named after that noun. What if you just used Vanilla JavaScript? Chris helps Scott answer that question, and more in this episode.
Sep 22, 2017
Technology in non-profits with the New York Public Library and Courteney Ervin
Scott talks with web developer Courteney Ervin about her experiences developing software in the non-profit space. Courteney works for the New York Public Library creating open source software that serves their constituents as well as other public libraries.
Sep 15, 2017
Making browsers faster with Mozilla
Lin Clark is an engineer at Mozilla who also helps make technology accessible by explaining it with Code Cartoons! In this episode she explains to Scott how Mozilla is making the browser faster with projects like Stylo/Quantum CSS. Is this the resurgence of the browser wars? And will we all win?
Sep 08, 2017
Games across decades with Diablo programmer and Graybeard Games' David Brevik
David Brevik is a video game designer, producer and programmer known early on as the Lead Developer on Diablo. Today he's the primary at Greybeard Games. He talks to Scott about game design then and now!
Sep 01, 2017
Software Endurance with Ariya Hidayat
Scott has a wide-reaching conversation with Ariya Hidayat about how he - and software - endures. He started the popular PhantomJS project but also writes code in Free Pascal! Keeping positive, making small forward moves.
Aug 25, 2017
Laura Laban explores Infinite Flight simulation on mobile devices
Laura Laban is the CEO, Co-Founder and Chief Aviatrix working on Infinite Flight. Their app is a mobile flight simulator that gives amazing graphics and physics on mobile devices. Infinite Flight is written entirely in C# and available on iOS and Android. How is such detail and accuracy possible in such a small form factor? Was this the right tech stack for the team to choose?
Aug 18, 2017
Pia Mancini explains liquid democracy and the Open Collective
Pia Mancini is an innovator of liquid democracy and trans-national collaboration. In 2016 she founded Open Collective and is changing how groups collect and spend money transparently. She explains the importance of this transparency in a today's connected world.
Aug 11, 2017
Tracking your life and health with the Gyroscope app and Mahdi Yusuf
Mahdi Yusuf is the CTO of Gyroscope Innovations. They are using AI and the cloud along with ALL the sensors and health trackers that you're already wearing to create amazing reports, visualizations, and insights into your health and your mind. How many sensors and apps already create valuable information that you can use to improve your lifestyle? Is this the start of the Quantified Self for the mainstream?
Aug 04, 2017
Preparing a city for self-driving cars with Leslie Caceda
Leslie Caceda is a Transportation Technologist at the Atlanta Regional Commission. In this episode she talks to Scott about the design and ethics of self-driving cars. What will this revolution mean to car ownership? To people who were otherwise unable to travel? What about the ethics of how a self-driving car decides to drive...and stop?
Jul 28, 2017
Live Coding on Twitch for a year with Suz Hinton
Suz Hinton has been coding LIVE on Twitch for over a year. How did she start and how did she stick with it? Is it hard to code with someone watching? How about a thousand people watching?
Jul 21, 2017
Making your path to development with Anjana Vakil
Anjana is fascinated by languages, both human and machine, and the connections between the two. She recently completed a MS in computational linguistics at Saarland University in Germany, where she studied speech technology, machine learning, and computer-assisted language learning. Her spontaneous talk "Learning Functional Programming with JavaScript" has been viewed over a half-million times on YouTube. She talks to Scott about her thoughts on languages and her strategies for learning.
Jul 14, 2017
Brandon Bouier on the Defense Digital Service and deploying code in a war zone
Brandon Bouier works at the Pentagon at the Defense Digital Service. He's travelled to Afghanistan to deploy code and migrate data. He talks to Scott about what it means to support US Defense IT resources and how the military is innovating at new speeds with new techniques and fresh thinking.
Jul 07, 2017
YOU should write an interpreter with Thorsten Ball
Thorsten Ball has a thirst for knowledge, so one day he decided to make a new Programming Language. He went from 0 lines of code to a fully working interpreter written in Go for the "Monkey" Language. Check it out at https://interpreterbook.com!
Jun 30, 2017
Data Science with Angela Bassa
Angela Bassa is the Director of Data Science at iRobot. In this episode she sits down with Scott and demystifies the major concepts. Is this a new science and an old one? What's the traditional path for a Data Scientist - and is that the only path?
Jun 23, 2017
Get on the Coding Train with Processing and Daniel Shiffman
Daniel Shiffman is a programmer, a project lead with the Processing Foundation, and an Associate Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Dan uses the popular Processing Language to teach people to code on his popular (an wild and wacky) YouTube Channel "The Coding Train."
Jun 16, 2017
Being hired as a Functional Programmer with Eric Normand
Eric Normand wants everyone to know that they, too, can get a job as a functional programmer. While functional programming might feel intimidating, in this show Eric shares with Scott a number of practical techniques and ways to think about functional programming that might just help you with a change of career.
Jun 09, 2017
Apps without Code with Tara Reed
Tara Reed non-technical founder building software without writing code. How far can a non-coder get? Pretty far actually! There's a ton of tools and resources available that can allow you and your friends or family to create very polished apps and websites without code.
Jun 02, 2017
Inside WebAssembly with Mozilla Fellow David Bryant
Scott sits down with Mozilla Fellow David Bryant to talk about the last few decades of the web and how it's all about to change with the advent of WebAssembly. Is JavaScript the new "metal?"
May 26, 2017
Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence with Edaena Salinas Jasso
Scott talks to Microsoft Research's Edaena Salinas Jasso who explains Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. What are they, what's the difference, and how can I use them to make my users' lives better?
May 19, 2017
RavenDB, the open source NoSQL Database for .NET with Adi Avivi
RavenDB is am open source NoSQL Database for .NET that is fast and efficient. It's so efficient that the RavenDB team wanted to see if they could get it to run on a Raspberry Pi using .NET Core! Scott talks to Adi Avivi from the team about their accomplishment.
May 12, 2017
Ruby and Rails in the Real World with Scott Bellware
Scott Bellware works with development teams on monolith rescue and remediation, as well as autonomous services projects. He's been on a five-year mission to incorporate all the good things he's learned in the distributed systems world with all the good things he's learned in the Ruby world. ScottB catches ScottH up on the state of Ruby on Rails as ScottB sees it in the real world!
May 05, 2017
Today's Cloud, Containers, and Architecture with Kelsey Hightower
Scott talks to Kelsey Hightower from Google about today's Cloud, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, and how we architect for the web. Kelsey and Scott chair the OSCON open source conference together with Rachel Roumeliotis.
Apr 28, 2017
Deployment made easy with Zeit
Guillermo Rauch created socket.io and got the internet excited about WebSockets. Now he's teamed up and created a new cloud company - Zeit - and they are kicking the internet again with "now." Just create a folder, put some files or an app in it and type "now" and you've deployed a cloud scale app. How is it possible? Guillermo schools Scott on all things now.
Apr 21, 2017
Renewing the Kalingo Language with Dr. Keisha Marie Josephs
Keisha Josephs (soon to be Dr. Keisha Josephs!) is a Linguist and Web Developer. She's also Kalinago - a member of the Indigenous people of the Caribbean - and very passionate about renewing interest in the Kalinago language. She'll be using her graduate work and web/app development skills to make it happen! She talks to Scott about the fundamentals of learning languages (both web and spoken) and how she sees the future of her peoples' language.
Apr 14, 2017
The Road to Lead Developer with Linda Kamau of Ushahidi
Linda Kamau is the Lead Software Developer for Ushahidi based out of Nairobi. She also is a co-founder at AkiraChix, a non-profit that offers technical training and outreach for young women. Linda talks to Scott about her journey and how she plowed forward even when obstacles were in her way.
Apr 07, 2017
Hanselminutiae 18 with Richard Campbell - Nintendo Switch
It's another episode with oft-guest Richard Campbell! Scott has a Nintendo Switch and he inflicts it upon Richard! It's a gaming podcast this week!
Mar 31, 2017
Lean Customer Development with Cindy Alvarez
Cindy Alvarez is the author of Lean Customer Development. How do you develop products that people will actually use and buy? She shows Scott how to validate product and company ideas through customer development research—before we waste months and millions on a product or service that no one needs or wants.
Mar 24, 2017
Feedback Driven Design with Windows 10
Windows 10's Insiders program has let regular folks like you and I run beta copies of Windows and send bugs and feedback directly to the team like never before. I (Scott) talk to Jennifer Gentleman from the Windows team about how Feedback Driven Design shapes software on their team.
Mar 17, 2017
Getting Started with Angular with Jeff Cross
Jeff Cross is one of the Angular original committers and now he's doing Angular Consulting. Jeff talks to Scott about the basics of Angular, how to get started, and some of the core concepts when beginning a new Angular project.
Mar 10, 2017
A new kind of commerce - M-Pesa, Mookh, and Africa
George 'Porgie' Gachui is a co-founder at Kenyan startup Mookh. Mookh enables you to sell anything off your website or social media site and integrate the checkout system with digital wallets like M-Pesa. Is M-Pesa and wallets like it the future of commerce, not just in Africa but worldwide?
Mar 03, 2017
Forgotten Empires, amazing games - Age of Empires is back with Bert Beeckman
Bert Beeckman and his partners at Forgotten Empires have brought Age of Empires back after 16 years of slumber. One of the greatest games ever now has not one, but three \*official\* expansion packs. Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms, and Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas all include new stories, new art, new heros, and new adventures. How is this possible? How did it start, and more importantly where can YOU buy new AoE adventures?
Feb 24, 2017
The Return of Mo - Lessons from Scott
It's been a few hundred episodes. It's not episode 214 as Scott said, it's Episode 403 that Mo was last on - go check it out! This episode we get an update on Mo's cancer, her new job, and Scott's trip to Kenya and South Africa.
Feb 17, 2017
A new kind of STEM learning with Laron Walker
Laron Walker is a technologist and entrepreneur infatuated with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.
Feb 10, 2017
Discovering WebVR with Ada Rose Edwards
Ada Rose is an engineer and developer advocate for Samsung. Her passion for the open web and VR has led her to explore WebVR deeply. She explains to Scott why this open technology may be the next big thing!
Feb 03, 2017
Building Pantsuit: The Hillary Clinton UI Pattern Library with Mina Markham
Mina Markham built "Pantsuit," Hillary for America’s internal design system. The core CSS architecture of Pantsuit is based around a combination of SMACSS and Harry Roberts’ ITCSS, along with his brilliant namespacing patterns. How complex are systems like this? How does a well-documented styleguide and system improve your developer's workflow?
Jan 27, 2017
Speech to Text in 2017 with Signl.fm
Most of us started talking to computers with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and were somewhat disappointed. Now with Siri, Cortana, and Alexa it's getting better...fast. Scott talks with Kimberley Hansen about her startup Signl.fm and how they are aiming to change how podcasts to transcripts in the race to 100% comprehension. Check the transcript at https://transcripts.hanselminutes.com/
Jan 20, 2017
Vets who Code with Jerome Hardaway
Jerome Hardaway left the Air Force and saw an add for Code.org on Facebook. Working his way through CodeAcademy tutorials and online courseware he's turned himself into a polyglot developer. What kinds of strengths can vets bring to the world of code?
Jan 13, 2017
Checking in with Joel Spolsky who says I suck at Excel
I'm in New York this week checking in with Joel Spolsky from StackExchange/StackOverflow. Big things are happening in Joel's world. They've just hired Anil Dash to be the CEO of FogCreek and launched a new product. What's it like to be Joel and what's it like to NOT suck at Excel?
Jan 06, 2017
Is it OK to build websites that require JavaScript? with Nolan Lawson
Nolan Lawson sparked a niche debate with his statement "In 2016, it’s okay to build a website that doesn’t work without JavaScript." In this show Nolan explains what he meant by this, and dissects the concept of Progressive Enhancement in web apps today. Where will the next billion web surfers come from and what do their apps look like?
Dec 30, 2016
Including Automation in your Definition of Done with Angie Jones
Angie Jones is a Consulting Automation Engineer who advises several agile teams on automation strategies and has developed automation frameworks for countless software products. She challenges us to consider including Automation earlier in the product development cycle. Is Automation included in your company's "Definition of Done?"
Dec 23, 2016
Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing and Henry Segerman
Dr. Henry Segerman works at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Mathematics. He's looking at interesting ways to visualize mathmatics using 3D printing! Is this a new idea or a new take on an old one? Is tactile 3D math easier to pick up and understand?
Dec 16, 2016
Rethinking Front End Design and Development with Una Kravets
Una Kravets is front-end developer who works at Digital Ocean, has worked for IBM, spoken all over, and likes to rethink things. She's written about rethinking everything from JavaScript to Responsive Design to Harry Potter! She also wonders if we need JavaScript! She educates Scott in this episode about all things webby.
Dec 09, 2016
Being a Polyglot Programmer with Amir Rajan
You may know Amir from his #1 AppStore Game "A Dark Room." Amir is a programmer who has learned (and continues to learn) multiple programming languages. Is being a polyglot programmer a good idea for all programmers? Which languages should you start with?
Dec 02, 2016
Alcohol and the Tech Industry with Victor Yocco
Does the tech industry have an alcohol problem? Perhaps, or perhaps not. Does the alcohol have a place on the job? At parties? How far does one go? Scott talks to Victor Yocco about a way to think about drinking in the workplace.
Nov 25, 2016
Interactive Computing Experiences with nteract and Safia Abdalla
Scott talks to Data Scientist Safia Abdalla about the rise of python notebooks and new ways to think about interactive computing, both online and off. What is "interactive literate coding" and how does it change computing for both the technical and not-quite-technical user? All this and Safia teaches Scott about the "nteract" project.
Nov 18, 2016
Mob Programming with Woody Zuill
You've pair programmed but have you tried Mob Programming? Woody Zuill and his team "discovered" programming as a group and it changed their whole process. Woody joins Scott and explains how they stumbled on this, how they refined it, and how Mob Programming may make your programming life better.
Nov 11, 2016
Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn with Sandi Metz
Sandi Metz and Scott explore the art and science of teaching. How to people learn? How can we be better teachers? When presenting information, what's the best way to get it from your brain into the students? Why am I phrasing everything like a question? All this and more on this week's episode.
Nov 04, 2016
Should Developers Design with Iheanyi Ekechukwu
Iheanyi Ekechukwu is a Product Engineer with Digital Ocean. He has a background in both design and development. Are such people unicorns? How closely should designers work with developers? Are these truly separate practices...and how separate?
Oct 28, 2016
Infrastructuralism with Truss
What is Infrastructuralism and how can it help you think differently about software and large problems? Scott sits down with Everett Harper, CEO of Truss. They talk about how applying some old ideas in new ways helped them fix healthcare.gov.
Oct 21, 2016
Orchestrating and automating deployments with Octopus Deploy and Damian Brady
We first interviewed Paul Stovell a few years back when he started a micro-ISV he was calling "Octopus Deploy." Now it's a fully formed and successful company whose flagship product Octopus Deploy is used all over. Damian Brady joins Scott and explains why deployment is more subtle then you think.
Oct 14, 2016
Cake Build - A C# Make cross platform build automation system with Patrik Svensson
Patrik Svensson had an idea in 2014 for a build automation system that had C# at its heart. Fast-forward to 2016 and Cake Build has a thriving group of core contributors, a large group of "contrib" plugins, and it's joined the .NET Foundation. How does Cake work, and how does one build an open source project into a success?
Oct 07, 2016
Hello Ruby with Linda Liukas
Linda Liukas is a Finnish computer programmer, children's writer and programming instructor. In 2014, her Hello Ruby coding book for children raised $380,000 on Kickstarter becoming the platform's most highly funded children's book. She talks to Scott about how it all started and where teaching coding to kids is going!
Sep 30, 2016
The State of Virtual Reality 2016 with Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson works at Funomena on Virtual Reality games. He's currently working on Luna, a unique tactile VR puzzle game. Do you need many thousands of dollars and a super-powered computer to experience VR? Scott Anderson gives us a tour from Google Cardboard to Oculus and beyond.
Sep 23, 2016
An overnight success in 13 years! Luvvie Ajayi is Judging You!
Luvvie Ajayi has been writing. She's been writing for YEARS. She has been blogging for 13 years! She's a noted humorist, techie, digital strategist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She's spoken all over (including The White House!) and taught classes worldwide. Today she joins Scott to talk about her brand, her tech, and her hilarious new book "I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual"
Sep 16, 2016
Archiving Digital Experiences using Emulation with Jason Scott
Jason Scott is the internet's historian and archivist. He is the creator and maintainer of textfiles.com, a web site which archives files from historic bulletin board systems. In 2011 he proposed that the MAME arcade emulator be ported to JavaScript and the next half decade changed how we think about old software and hardware on the internet.
Sep 09, 2016
Becoming a more social developer with Daphne Chong
Daphne Chong has had a great year. While she's been a professional developer for many years, this year she's organized user groups, spoken at a number of conferences, and generally pushed herself out of her comfort zone. How did she do it?
Sep 02, 2016
Exploring Code Smells in code written by Children with Dr. Felienne
Felienne is always learning. In exploring her PhD dissertation and her public speaking experience it's clear that she has no intent on stopping! Most recently she's been exploring a large corpus of Scratch programs looking for Code Smells. How do children learn how to code, and when they do, does their code "smell?" Is there something we can do when teaching to promote cleaner, more maintainable code?
Aug 26, 2016
Building with the Microsoft Bot Framework with Dan Driscoll
Scott sits down with Dan Driscoll to talk bots. What happened in 2016 that made bots more intelligent and more relevant than ever before? Why now, and what can YOU do with your own bot written in Node.js, .NET, or using their REST API?
Aug 19, 2016
Creating a new GPU Texture Compressor with Binomial with Stephanie Hurlburt
Stephanie Hurlburt and her co-founder at Binomial see a problem with how graphics and assets make their way from the CPU to the GPU and on to your screen. Now they're creating a new texture compressor and GPU Transcoder that will improve how your games look and play!
Aug 12, 2016
Learning to love Legacy Code with Andrea Goulet from CorgiBytes
Andrea Goulet and her business partner Scott Ford love legacy code. No one is supposed to LIKE legacy code, right? Andrea and the team at CorgiBytes believes people are more than just makers - they are also menders. So how does one approach an old code base?
Aug 05, 2016
A .NET IDE for the iPad? - Exploring Continuous with Frank Krueger
Frank Krueger is well known for his popular iOS applications like iCircuit and Calca. Frank creates his apps with Xamarin and C# or F#. But why not write these apps for the iPad \*on the iPad?\* Frank just released the incredible new apps Continuous for iOS. You CAN write .NET on an iPad, productively. Today. Scott asks Frank how he did it!
Jul 29, 2016
New Development on Old Systems: Exploring the NES in 2016 with Rachel Simone Weil
Rachel Simone Weil thinks in 6502 Assembly and loves to program on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yes, that's the NES and yes, it's 2016! She's created a number of amazing NEW apps including the world's first connected Twitter client for NES.
Jul 22, 2016
Exploring the Orleans Distributed Virtual Actor Model with Richard Astbury
The open source Orleans project is behind some massive systems including Halo itself. Is the virtual actor model the revolution it appears to be? How does this relate to the models of the best, as well as things like Akka and Service Fabric? Richard Astbury does his best to set Scott straight in this episode.
Jul 15, 2016
Machine Learning for all with TensorFlow with Andy Kitchen
Andy Kitchen is a consultant and researcher in machine learning specializing in neural networks. He sits down with Scott and explains why Machine Learning matters, and why you and I should start learning it ourselves, right away, with TensorFlow!
Jul 08, 2016
Creating cross-platform Electron apps with Jessica Lord
Jessica Lord works at GitHub on the Electron framework. Is Electron "just Chrome in a frame" or is it so much more? Jessica sets Scott on the right path and explains exactly where the Electron platform fits into your development world.
Jul 01, 2016
Building remote-first teams with Karolina Szczur
Karolina has often been on remote teams. Whether it's working from Europe or Australia, working 10 time zones away or just a few, she's developed a number of tips and tricks for surviving (and thriving!) while working remote. Can we build our tech teams "remote-first?"
Jun 24, 2016
Data Literacy and the usefulness of Excel with Oz du Soleil
With all this talk of Big Data, this episode we go smaller. Oz du Soleil has built his career on Excel. He feels that there isn't enough data literacy in our industry. While you're writing SQL queries, do you know where you data comes from? Is it clean and is it valid? Where does Excel and tools like it fit into the data-focused world of 2016?
Jun 17, 2016
Living Functional Programming with OCaml and Gina Marie Maini
Gina Marie Maini is a functional programer. She's the most totally amped functional programmer I've ever met, and she told me that OCaml was wonderful. Today Gina tries to get me to accept OCaml and functional programming as the way and the light.
Jun 10, 2016
Native apps using NativeScript with Jen Looper
NativeScript lets you build truly native iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps with Javascript and CSS. How is it different from Xamarin? What about Cordova? How can we tell what's "native" and what's not, and honestly, when should we care? Scott talks to Jen Looper about the NativeScript OSS project.
Jun 03, 2016
Bootstrapping a hardware startup: Creating Tinsel with Aniyia L. Williams
Aniyia L. Williams saw a gap in the market and a product that needed to be created. Tinsel creates tech jewelry to ensure that fashion-savvy women can enjoy technology without sacrificing their style. How did Aniyia bootstrap her hardware startup? She explains the concept, funding, prototypes, development, and manufacturing on this episode.
May 27, 2016
The Aurelia JavaScript Framework with Rob Eisenberg
Rob Eisenberg is the creator of the Aurelia JavaScript framework. This open source framework is a reimagining of how we create rich apps in the browser. Is this the framework that you were looking for? How does it compare to others?
May 20, 2016
Practical Containers for Developers with Aja Hammerly
There's so much talk about containers as it's clearly the buzzword today. Rather than doing a deep dive into container tech, Scott talks to Aja Hammerly about what containers really means to us as developers. How do containers change our workflow? Is the promise of cloud portability real?
May 13, 2016
Punishment Driven Development with Louise Elliott
Scott sits down with software developer and development manager Louise Elliott about her ideas around "Punishment Driven Development." Why is this such a common way to run a project? Does it work and is it ever appropriate?
May 06, 2016
Funding Open Source with Nadia Eghbal
Former VC Nadia Eghbal is exploring the world of open source and how tech gets funded. Her investigative work is currently supported by The Ford Foundation as she explores the way that the public infrastructure of the Internet gets built. She talks with Scott about how Open Source Software gets funded!
Apr 29, 2016
Investing in Underrepresented Tech Founders with Arlan Hamilton
Arlan Hamilton is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a seed investment fund that backs high-potential, underrepresented startup founders. She talks to Scott about how starting a fund works, how much money one needs to invest, and demystifies many of the buzzwords around investing in tech today!
Apr 22, 2016
Creating the Belter Language for Syfy
Nick Farmer is best known for developing the Belter constructed language (conlang) for Syfy’s The Expanse. What's involved in creating a convincing constructed language? How real are these languages?
Apr 15, 2016
Failure - "What if you fake it and don't make it?"
Scott talks to web developer and entrepreneur Kronda Adair about her business and her recent failure. How do projects fail and what do we do with that failure? Can failure be a motivator or does it slow us down? How can we turn lemons into lemonade as technologists?
Apr 08, 2016
March Is For Makers: Arduinos, JavaScript, and Johnny-Five with Lyza Danger Gardner
Scott sits down and talks with Lyza Gardner, CTO of Cloud Four and long-time web expert, about her recent explorations into hardware using the Johnny-Five Framework. You can control Arduinos and other devices and make robots with brains written with Node.js and JavaScript! Is this the framework we've been waiting for?
Apr 01, 2016
March Is For Makers: Modulo and Modular Electronics with Erin Tomson
Erin Tomson left Pixar after 13 years to pursue something totally new! Her hardware startup called "Modulo" brings plug and play flexibility to the world of microcontrollers like Arduino and Particle. How did she get started and make the move from 3D software to modular hardware?
Mar 25, 2016
March Is For Makers: Arrow.com Electrical Engineer Laura Hughes
This week Scott talks to to electrical engineer Laura Hughes from Arrow.com. Laura specializes in lighting and power supply design and can solve pretty much any problem with an LED. Laura schools Scott on a number of electrical issues and they come up with an epic new project idea!
Mar 18, 2016
March Is For Makers: Arduinos and Useless Robots with Simone Giertz
Simone Giertz is a Maker, a robotics enthusiast and surprisingly (her words!) a non-engineer. She's become somewhat of an expert in sh\*tty robots and we love her for it. Also, she happens to be Swedish but sounds totally American just to confuse us. Scott talks about how she gets her inspiration and how she got started!
Mar 11, 2016
March Is For Makers: Taking Stuff Apart with Captain Brent Chapman
Captain Brent Chapman has a BS from the West Point, an MS in Information Security from Carnegie Mellon, and has been tearing electronics apart since he was four. Today, Cpt Chapman works for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) at Moffett Field and puts those skills to work. In his spare time, he tinkers, creates, and helps others do the same.
Mar 04, 2016
Ambitious UX and Ambitious Apps with Ember and Lauren Tan
Scott talks to Lauren Tan, a Senior Developer at Dockyard, about her excitement with the Ember Framework. Her talk on "Ambitious UX for Ambitious Apps" covers new techniques like Reactive UX that are made easy with the Ember.js framework.
Feb 26, 2016
Exploring the Creative Process with Comic Creator and Musician Afua Richardson
Afua Richardson joins Scott for this creative episode. Afua is a comic artist who has worked for Marvel, Image Comics, Top Cow, and many more. Her work on "Genius" was nominated for a Glyph Award. She's also a singer/songwriter and an accomplished musician. Afua and Scott explore how comics are made, who owns them, and how creators can express themselves in the digital age.
Feb 19, 2016
The Open Artificial Pancreas System (OpenAPS) project with Dana M. Lewis
Scott sits with fellow Type 1 Diabetic Dana M. Lewis about the Open Artificial Pancreas System that she and her husband Scott Leibrand created. As other commercial entities race to "close the loop" for diabetics, how did two regular folks control diabetes with off-the-shelf parts? Dana demystifies the technology behind this software-managed diabetes solution.
Feb 12, 2016
Scaling The Walking Dead: No Man's Land with Next Games' Kalle Hiitola
What's it like building and scaling a mobile game to millions of users and billions of transactions? Does the cloud really allow you to "not worry about scaling" and just focus on the game? We'll hear from Kalle Hiitola, the CTO of Next Games, about their experience scaling The Walking Dead, an app that got over a million downloads in its launch weekend!
Feb 05, 2016
Getting started making Video Games with Kris Rothe
Scott talks to Kris Rothe about the best way to get started making your own video games! How technical do you need to be? Should you start with Unity, GameMaker, or something else? We'll hear about all this and more from an experience game creator!
Jan 29, 2016
Inside ASP.NET Core 1.0 with Damian Edwards
Scott talks to Damian Edwards about ASP.NET Core 1.0 (previously ASP.NET 5). How freaked out should developers be? What's changed and what hasn't for this new version of .NET and the ASP.NET Web Framework?
Jan 22, 2016
From Enterprise Developer to Tech Startup CEO with Tiffany Mikell
Scott talks to enterprise developer, now tech CEO, Tiffany Mikell about the challenges and rewards of software development in a startup. What's it like to transition from large teams to smaller agile teams? How do you manage security and ops without dedicated teams? What are architectural discussions like with non-technical cofounders?
Jan 15, 2016
Inside Age of Ascent with Ben Adams
Scott talks to Ben Adams, the CTO of Illyriad Games, about their new massively multiplayer space game "Age of Ascent." Why is it interesting? It's massively bigger than any other game and it's written with web technologies like JavaScript and WebGL. Can they pull this off and scale?
Jan 08, 2016
Is QA a lost art? Node.js quality expert Stacy Kirk
Stacy Kirk is the CEO of QualityWorks, a node.js-focused QA company, a 20 year software development veteran, and the creator of nodeqa.io. Stacy is a graduate of Stanford and also coaches two Lego League Robotics teams! Scott and Stacy talk about the lack of respect that Quality Assurance has been getting over the last several years.
Jan 01, 2016
Data Visualization and D3.js with Irene Ros
Scott talks to Data Visualization expert Irene Ros. When she isn't contributing to the Miso Project, teaching her d3.js class, or working on making OpenVis Conf the best data visualization conference it can be, she's working on projects that focus on creating engaging interactive visual displays of information.
Dec 25, 2015
Today's Startup Accelerators John Henry from Cofound Harlem
John Henry is with Cofound Harlem, a startup accelerator dedicated to building 100 new companies in Harlem by 2020. What does an accelerator look like today? Do companies just need startup cash, or is there a more innovative and effective way to bootstrap tomorrow's companies today?
Dec 18, 2015
The importance of fixing your own consumer electronics with IFixit's Kyle Wiens
Kyle Wiens is the CEO and Co-founder of IFixit. IFixit is kind of the Wikipedia of Repair Guides and Teardowns. Scott and Kyle talk about why it's important to be able to fix your own hardware. Do we have the right of repair? Why are so many consumer electronics designed without repairability in mind?
Dec 11, 2015
Hanselminutiae LIVE 17 with Richard Campbell
Scott talks with Richard Campbell in this episode of Hanselminutiae LIVE. We did this show on Google Hangouts and you can watch the video at Scott's youtube at http://youtube.com/shanselman if you'd like. We talk about technology, gadgets, new directions, and industry trends.
Dec 04, 2015
Imagining the Future of Minority Report with Greg Borenstein
Greg Borenstein is a computer vision expert, game designer, and author. He's currently a researcher in the Playful Systems Group at the MIT Media Lab. He also works as the futurist for the TV Series "Minority Report." The show tries to stay true to the universe of the movie while imagining a realistic (and socially conscious) future in 2065.
Nov 27, 2015
OptiKey - Open Source Assistive Tech for Motor Neuron Disease
Scott talks to Julius Sweetland, developer of OptiKey. OptiKey is an assistive on-screen keyboard which runs on Windows. It is designed to be used with a low cost eye-tracking device to bring keyboard control, mouse control and speech to people with motor and speech limitations, such as people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) / Motor Neuron Disease (MND).
Nov 20, 2015
Speak Up and Present with Confidence with Poornima Vijayashanker
Poornima Vijayashanker was a founding engineer at Mint.com and now is building an education company called Femgineer. Her new book "Present! The Techie's Guide to Engaging an Audience" speaks to the importance of speaking up. Poornima talks to Scott about why speaking up and improving your communication skills can revitalize your career in tech.
Nov 13, 2015
You don't know JS with Getify (Kyle Simpson)
Kyle Simpson, aka @getify, is the Curriculum Manager for MakerSquare and has created a series of books called You Don't Know JS. You can read the You Don't Know JS book series for free on GitHub, but we know you'll want to buy them after you hear this interview. Kyle sets Scott straight and explains why Scott doesn't know JavaScript. It's true, he really doesn't...at least not as well as he thought!
Nov 06, 2015
Understanding Web Components and Polymer with Monica Dinculescu
Monica Dinculescu works on Polymer and Chrome for Google. In this episode she teaches Scott all about Web Components and the Polymer Project. Are Web Components the future of the web, and why? Where does Polymer fit in, and what should YOU use if you are starting a project today?
Oct 30, 2015
SID Chips and C64 Music with Ocean Software's Matthew Cannon
Scott talks to Matthew Cannon about the musical revolution that happened the eighties and early 90s in video game soundtracks. Matthew worked at Ocean Software and composed music for games like Navy Seals, Batman: The Movie, Elf, and many more. Matthew worked on C64, Amiga, SNES, Megadrive, and other systems. How did these systems work and what can they teach us about computing today?
Oct 23, 2015
Your Personal Cloud Platform with Sandstorm.io and Kenton Varda
Scott talks with former Googler Kenton Varda about his startup Sandstorm.io. Sandstorm makes it easy to run and manage your own server by simplifying application deployment and security. How does it work and how does it relate to Docker? How is a "personal cloud" different from "a server under the stairs?"
Oct 16, 2015
An overview of non-web-based assisted technologies with Sylvia Richardson
There's lots of discussion around assistive technology on the web, but what about technologies that aren't all about the browser? There are a number of conditions that have made it easier to develop assistive technology (social media, crowdfunding, rapid prototyping tools,etc.) Scott talks to Sylvia Richardson, an accessibility coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina about some of the many innovations in this space.
Oct 09, 2015
Creativity, Code, Community, and Connected Objects with Dawn C. Hayes
Scott talks with coder, tinkerer, and occasional adjunct professor Dawn C Hayes about the intersection of physical computing and creating coding. As we write code more, we have to ask ourselves "but are we improving our world? The community? Our culture?" The advent of wearables, augmented games, and networked objects has the potential to take computing out of the garage and into the collective consciousness. Dawn teaches Scott about how these objects can combine with new thinking around informal learning to engage not only new audiences but the next generation of creator.
Oct 02, 2015
Jet.com scales with Azure, F#, and more with Rachel Reese
Scott talks to Jet.com's Rachel Reese about how Jet uses F#, Azure, and lots more to scale to new heights. What's it like to build a massive system on a functional language? How does using .NET but NOT using C# change how you recruit?
Sep 25, 2015
Killing Off Wasabi - A 20yr old VBScript problem solved with 2015 Roslyn tech
Scott talks to Jacob Krall from Fog Creek Software about how his team used the open source C# Roslyn compiler to bring their ancient VBScript-style language called "Wasabi" into the 21st century. They solved real-world problems in a systematic way with smart decisions and computer science.
Sep 18, 2015
Information Architecture with Abby Covert
Abby Covert is an independent Information Architect and also the President of the Information Architecture Institute. She's the author of "How to Make Sense of Any Mess" and spends her life trying to make the unclear be clear. In this episode, she explains the difference between UX and IA, and sets Scott straight about some common misconceptions about information architecture.
Sep 11, 2015
Developing Designers with Catt Small
Scott talks to Developer and Designer Catt Small from SoundCloud. When you're a designer AND a front-end developer, where does one half of your personality end and the other half begin? Should prototypes be written in JavaScript and HTML or in a visual prototyping application?
Sep 04, 2015
Computer Science in School vs. The Real World with Kaya Thomas
Kaya Thomas is an undergraduate in Computer Science at Dartmouth and is interning this summer at Intuit on the Mint iOS team. She's also a Code2040 fellow and has both a YouTube channel with tech tutorials and a book resource app called We Read Too in the iOS App Store. She and Scott talk about the difference between coding in school vs. the real world.
Aug 28, 2015
Enterprising Node.js with NodeSource's VP of Engineering Kevin Stewart
As open source thinking and open source software goes more mainstream, it heads to the Enterprise. What does that mean for a popular framework like node.js? What features does Node need to thrive in a larger company? Scott talks to NodeSource's Kevin Stewart to explore these questions.
Aug 21, 2015
Redesigning Computer Science 101 Education with Omoju Miller
PhD Candidate Omoju Miller is a Computer Scientist who is working to unlock the joys of Natural Language Processing as applied to rap lyrics. She is finishing her PhD in Computer Science Education and has big ideas about where the field should go. How should we change Computer Science 101 for the next generation of developers?
Aug 14, 2015
Identity Server and ASP.NET with Dominick Baier
Scott talks to Dominick Baier about identity on the web and in ASP.NET. Dominick and Brock Allen have a great series of open source products in the form of Identity Manager, Identity Server, and Identity Model. What does auth on today's web look like? How does Open ID Connect and OAuth work and how can you set it up in your websites today?
Aug 07, 2015
Designing Usable Security with Google's Adrienne Porter Felt
Adrienne Porter Felt, Ph.D. is a security and privacy researcher at Google. Her current focus is on designing and building usable security. Scott talks to her about how modern application platforms think about permissions, how users react to the "lock" icon, what we think about HTTPs, and much more!
Jul 31, 2015
The Problem with DateTime - NodaTime with Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson is a time nerd. He has contributed with the Noda Time project and is helping with making time, dates, and timezones easier to use with .NET and .NET Core. Most of what we think is intuitive about time, isn't!
Jul 24, 2015
Systems Thinking: Less Coding, More Thinking with Kishau Rogers
Kishau Rogers is the Founder and CEO of Websmith Group. She's a twenty-year programming veteran. She talks to Scott about the importance of teaching "Systems Thinking" over just Learning to Code. How do our solutions change when we better understand how they fit into the big picture?
Jul 17, 2015
Debugging Windows Problems with Mario Hewardt
Scott talks to expert Windows debugger Mario Hewardt about what it takes to be a good debugger. How does the .NET managed heap and garbage collector work and when should you just let it do its job?
Jul 10, 2015
Relationships, Geek Culture, and Raising Nerds with Anjuan Simmons
Scott sits down with Technical Project Manager and Conference Speaker Anjuan Simmons to talk about the rise of "Nerdland" and fan culture, the difficulties raised when Geeks marry Normals, and how we pass our fandom on to our kids.
Jul 03, 2015
Tessel.io - Making the Internet of things with JavaScript and Kelsey Breseman
Scott talks to Tessel's Kelsey Breseman about the Tessel 2 and now this little $35 board makes making even more accessible! If you know JavaScript, you already know how to program a Tessel.
Jun 25, 2015
Virtual Reality today with Andreia Gaita
Scott talks to former Unity developer and current Githubber Andreia Gaita about Virtual Reality. Why is it so compelling? Why do we want so badly to live in "Snow Crash?" Andreia talks about her first experience in an Oculus Rift VR system and when she thinks off the shelf VR will be available.
Jun 19, 2015
Building Community around the XPRIZE with Jono Bacon
Jono Bacon wrote the book on Community with "The Art of Community" and worked at Canonical on Ubuntu's community for years. Now he's headed to the XPRIZE organization to help build their community. How do you create a community around robots on the moon and tricoders?
Jun 12, 2015
Hanselminutiae LIVE 16 with Richard Campbell
This episode of Hanselminutiae LIVE 16 with Richard Campbell was recorded on Google Hangouts! You can check it out at Scott's YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/shanselman
Jun 05, 2015
Getting Started with SVG with Sara Soueidan
Scott talks to web developer Sara Soueidan about the state of SVG on the web today. Is SVG mainstream and ready for you to use in your web apps today? Sara is the author of the Codrops CSS Reference, and a co-author of the Smashing Book #5 - a book that covers time-saving, practical techniques for crafting fast, maintainable, and scalable responsive websites.
May 29, 2015
Getting started making NodeBots and Wearables with Kassandra Perch
Today we talk to Kassandra Perch from Bocoup about the state of node-based robotics and wearables in 2015. Back in episode 391, we talked to Raquel Vélez about controlling robots with Node.js. Nodebots have blown up and it's easier than ever to jump in and make your own!
May 22, 2015
Accessibility (a11y) with OpenDirective's Steve Lee
Scott talks to accessibility advocate Steve Lee about today's accessible web. We've all added alt tags around images (or we should) but what does a modern AND accessible application require? Steve educates Scott on ARIA, WCAG, WAI and other TLAs (three letter acronyms) and gives us practical actionable advice on how we can make the web available to everyone.
May 15, 2015
Saving Bletchley Park with Dr. Sue Black
Bletchley Park is where brilliant people worked tirelessly to break the German Enigma code, and others. More importantly, it wasn't just Alan Turing. In fact, thousands of people, 80 percent of them women, worked at Bletchley Park. Scott talks to Dr. Sue Black, who used social media to raise awareness of the current state of Bletchley Park and help return the site to solvency.
May 08, 2015
Developing StaffPad, a new class of music notation application with Dr. Matthew Tesch
Scott talks to Dr. Matthew Tesch of Carnegie Mellon University about StaffPad, an new music notation application for Windows that he developed with composer David William Hearn. StaffPadd is for pen-and-touch based Windows 8 tablets like the Surface Pro and written largely in C#.
May 01, 2015
Inside the Akka.NET open source project and the Actor Model with Aaron Stannard
Akka.NET is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications on .NET & Mono. This community-driven port brings C# & F# developers the capabilities of the original Akka framework in Java/Scala. Scott talks to co-founder Aaron Stannard about the project, the Actor model, and distributed development in .NET.
Apr 23, 2015
Usability and the Human Factor with Dr. Danielle Smith
Dr. Danielle Smith is a Human Factors professional with over 10 years' experience in usability research and user experience design. She has a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a concentration in Human Factors. She and Scott talk about the state of User Experience research today. What data are we using and what important data are we missing?
Apr 17, 2015
Building a better 3D printer (with software!) with OctoPrint’s Gina Häußge
Scott talks to Gina Häußge, creator of OctoPrint. In very short order OctoPrint has gone from a small side project to Gina's full time open source job! OctoPrint gives your 3D Printer a camera, a print queue, visualizers, temperature control and much more! Gina shares her journey in this Maker episode.
Apr 10, 2015
Bitcoin Explained with Rhian Lewis
Rhian is the co-developer of CountMyCrypto and the co-host of London's Bitcoin Women. She sits down with Scott and catches him up on the state of Bitcoin, Altcoin, and some of the tech behind Blockchain technology.
Apr 03, 2015
March Is For Makers: Electronics and Electricity 101 with Andrew J. Dupree
This week hardware engineer Andrew J. Dupree gives Scott a lesson in Electrical Engineering 101. Andrew has a Master of Science in Computer Hardware Engineering from Stanford and works at Mindtribe on cool hardware and technology strategy. This is the fourth episode in our month-long podcast series March Is For Makers. We're teaming up with CodeNewbie to give you a month of great hardware and maker content. Check us out at http://marchisformakers.com and subscribe to both podcasts!
Mar 27, 2015
March Is For Makers: Learning Robots with Dr. Ayanna Howard of Zyrobotics
Today we talk to Dr. Ayanna Howard about robots. Dr. Howard has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA from Claremont, and she teaches at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also the Founder and CTO of Zyrobotics, a technology startup dedicated to inclusive technology inventions. Dr. Howard also worked with NASA JPL on the Mars Rovers. This is the third episode in our month-long podcast series March Is For Makers. We're teaming up with CodeNewbie to give you a month of great hardware and maker content. Check us out at http://marchisformakers.com and subscribe to both podcasts!
Mar 20, 2015
March Is For Makers: Enclosures for your DIY hardware projects with Bertrand Le Roy
Bertrand Le Roy has a PhD in theoretical physics and deep experience in both software and hardware development. His startup Nwazet sold hardware and software for makers. He talks to Scott about the importance of putting your DIY project in an enclosure you can count on. They also discuss 3D printing, CNC Machines, Laser Cutters, Makerspaces, and more! This is our second episode in our month-long podcast series March Is For Makers. We're teaming up with CodeNewbie to give you a month of great hardware and maker content. Check us out at http://marchisformakers.com and subscribe to both podcasts!
Mar 13, 2015
March Is For Makers: 3D Printing with Printrbot's Brook Drumm
Brook Drumm took a successful Kickstarter and turned it into a fantastic business making Printrbot 3D Printers. Brook is also a co-star on the new Science Channel TV show "All-American Makers." This is our first episode in our month-long podcast series March Is For Makers. We're teaming up with CodeNewbie to give you a month of great hardware and maker content. Check us out at http://marchisformakers.com and subscribe to both podcasts!
Mar 06, 2015
Living Clojure with Carin Meier
Scott talks to Clojure expert Carin Meier about how to get started with this powerful functional language. Carin worked in Java for 15 years and switched to Clojure and loved it so much she wrote a book! 'Living Clojure' comes out April of 2015.
Feb 27, 2015
Hanselminutiae 15 with Richard Campbell - Recorded as a Google Hangout, we talk all things tech
Scott talks to Richard Campbell in this episode, recorded LIVE (and available on YouTube!) on February 10th.
Feb 20, 2015
Atom-Shell for cross platform desktop apps with Paul Betts
Scott talks to developer Paul Betts, formerly of GitHub, now working on the Windows Desktop application for Slack. They are building their desktop with atom-shell, a cross-platform toolkit that uses V8 and Chromium. Is atom-shell right for you?
Feb 13, 2015
Creating Ruby with Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) recorded LIVE in Japan
Scott was in Japan at the GoAzure event in January and had the pleasure of interviewing Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz), the creator of the Ruby language! What motivates Matz and how did that motivation drive the creation and direction of Ruby?
Feb 06, 2015
Where is Web Design going in 2015 with Carl Smith
Carl Smith Carl Smith is the founder of nGen Works, a design firm in Florida specializing in User Experience Design, Branding, App and Mobile Development and more. Carl is also the co-host of the BizCraft podcast. Carl talks to Scott about where he thinks web design and development is heading in 2015.
Jan 30, 2015
An Introduction to the Dart Language with Lars Bak and Kasper Lund
Scott sits down (remotely from Denmark!) with Dart Language founders Lars Bak and Kasper Lund. Dart is an open source web programming language developed by Google and introduced in 2011. It looks familiar, has its own VM, but can also compile to JavaScript.
Jan 23, 2015
Performance as a Feature with Matt Warren
Scott talks to .NET performance aficionado Matt Warren about how to make performance a feature of your application. Is performance cultural or technical? What tools are available to put perf front and center?
Jan 16, 2015
Starting with Continuous Integration in the Cloud with Steven Edouard
Scott talks to Steven Edouard about making CI (Continuous Integration) and easy deployment possible in the cloud. From small node-based sites to larger Chef and automated VM deployments, Steven outlines our options and gets us started in Azure.
Jan 09, 2015
Computer Vision Explained with PyImageSearch's Adrian Rosebrock
Adrian Rosebrock has PhD focused on Computer Vision and Machine Learning. He's a recognized expert in getting computers to "see" stuff...and all kinds of things at that! Adrian and Scott talk about some of the kinds of problems computer vision can solve, from medical issues to gaming, retail to surveillance. Scott gets educated on how to start and how far he can take Computer Vision as a beginner!
Jan 02, 2015
Get Involved in Citizen Science with Chandra Clarke
Scott talks to science advocate Chandra Clarke about the rise of Citizen Science. Chandra has a Master's degree in Space Studies and writes about citizen science and space for a number of websites, including her own Citizen Science Center. What does it mean to be a citizen scientist and how can you (and the children in your life) get involved? We talk tech, software, space, the moon, and much much more.
Dec 26, 2014
An Internet of Things (IoT) primer with Erica Stanley
Scott talks to engineer Erica Stanley about the Internet of Things. What's the tech behind this popular buzzword? What are some of the emerging standards for connectivity, and where should you start when exploring IoT development kits!
Dec 19, 2014
Web Animation Foundations, Today and Tomorrow with Rachel Nabors
Scott sits down with award-winning animator and web animations expert Rachel Nabors about the importance of intentional and thoughtful animation on the web. Rachel talks about the death of Flash and what that meant for animation and where she sees the web going with the advent of the new Web Animation API that is starting to show up in daily builds of Chrome.
Dec 12, 2014
JSIL with Katelyn Gadd
Katelyn Gadd is a freelance programmer and game designer and the creator of the amazing JSIL project. JSIL is a compiler that transforms .NET applications into standards-compliant, cross-browser JavaScript. Katelyn teaches Scott about how this project works, where its power lies, and how XNA games can come to the browser!
Dec 05, 2014
Comics, Creativity, Computers and Secret Coders with Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang is an writer of graphic novels and comics, including the Eisner Award winning "American Born Chinese." He's also written the comic continuation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and much more. He also is an engineer and teaches software at a local high school! He and Scott talk computers, creativity, and comics. He's creating a new book, "Secret Coders," about the magic of computers.
Nov 28, 2014
The Other Side of Diversity with Erica Joy
Erica Joy is an engineer at Google. She talks to Scott about her experience growing up, when she first started to love computers, and the demographics and environments of the various companies she's worked at over the years. They talk about stress, what it really means to have a diverse workplace, and finding your authentic self.
Nov 21, 2014
Balancing a Nerdcore Music Career and a PhD with Sammus aka Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo
Scott talks to nerdcore musician Sammus, aka Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo. She's doing a PhD at Cornell but also pursuing a music career. Her lyrics are complex and multilayered, touching on topics of popular culture, gaming, computers, history, and much more. She tours, raps, produces, and much more. How does she do it all?
Nov 14, 2014
The New Digital Journalism with Elon James White
Scott sits down with podcaster, radio host, and advocate Elon James White. Elon is the founder of TWiB (This Week in Blackness) and an award-winning blogger. He recently went mobile and took his show to Ferguson, Missouri. How does social media and accessible digital tech change how we receive our news?
Nov 07, 2014
Controllerism and digital music with artist and inventor Moldover
Musician, artist, and inventor Moldover creates, tours, and explores new frontiers in electronic music and also coined the term "Controllerism." He's currently creating a new original album packaged in a playable circuit board instrument! Moldover explains Controllerism to Scott, how it differs from Turntablism. How does Moldover make his instruments and mold his sound?
Oct 31, 2014
Selecting the Ultimate Developer Laptop with Damian Edwards
Scott and Damian need better laptops. They need the Ultimate Developer Laptop. i7, 8 to 16 gigs, 256G+ SSD, and under 2 pounds. Does it exist?
Oct 24, 2014
All about CSS Animations with Val Head
Scott's at Blendconf and sits down with Val Head to talk about CSS Animations. Val is the author of "The CSS Animations Pocket Guide" and explains the essence of CSS Animations to Scott in this episode.
Oct 17, 2014
"A Dark Room" - What's it like to have a #1 App? With Amir Rajan
"A Dark Room" was the #1 App in the Apple App Store for weeks and weeks. Surely that's made its creator, Amir Rajan a millionaire, right? Amir explains exactly how the finances work, shares tips on how to make a #1 app, and sets YOU up for success.
Oct 10, 2014
A Sass Primer with Claudina Sarahe
Claudina Sarahe is a Front End Developer, educator, conference organizer, and an expert on the Sass CSS preprocessor. She shares her love of Sass with Scott while at @blendconf. Why was Sass needed? What makes Sass powerful...and should you start using it right now?
Oct 03, 2014
Being a CodeNewbie with Saron Yitbarek
After starting along a medical path, Saron Yitbarek switched directions, did a bootcamp at the Flatiron School and is now well on her way in a new career as a programmer. Saron also started CodeNewbie, a welcoming community of beginner and developing programmers.
Sep 26, 2014
Choosing a JavaScript Framework with Craig McKeachie
Scott talks to Craig McKeachie about his new book the Javascript Framework Guide. There's lots of talk about frameworks, but not a lot about HOW to choose a framework and WHY? What kinds of things do I value, and does my framework of choice value those things as well?
Sep 19, 2014
Hanselminutiae 14 with Richard Campbell - Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Announcements (+VIDEO)
Scott sits down with Richard Campbell to talk about the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Announcements. Will wearables finally happen? Is this the fitness wearable we've been waiting for, paired with the ultimate watch? NOTE: There is VIDEO of this show on YouTube, the link is below on this site.
Sep 12, 2014
Space and the next IT decade with Tom Soderstrom from JPL
Scott talks to Tom Soderstrom, the IT CTO at JPL, a NASA Center. What's going to happen in the next IT decade (which is shorter than you'd think!)? What kinds of systems do they use at JPL and NASA, and where does Tom think the next big innovation is coming from?
Sep 05, 2014
Exploring Trans*H4CK with Dr. Kortney Ziegler
Transgender people face discrimination, unemployment, homelessness, and a myriad of social problems. Dr. Kortney Ziegler is an activist, academic, artist, and filmmaker who created Trans\*H4CK as a response to help tackle these problems through education, empowerment, open source, and advocacy.
Aug 29, 2014
Inside RavenDB with Michael Yarichuk
Scott chats with Michael Yarichuk about RavenDB. Michael works with Ayende and the RavenDB team on their document database. Scott is trying to learn about document databases and Michael helps him along the path, exploring those computer science concepts that make document databases unique.
Aug 22, 2014
Building CalendarTree, a new startup, with Dilbert creator Scott Adams
Scott H. sits down with Dilbert creator Scott Adams to talk about his new startup CalendarTree. Has Scott become the pointy-haired boss? Why not just hang out on the beach and draw cartoons? What's it take to succeed, and how many times do we have to fail?
Aug 15, 2014
BrightstarDB, an open source NoSQL .NET database with Kal Ahmed
Kal Ahmed and his open source team have created a great .NET-based NoSQL solution called BrightstarDB. Brightstar is an RDF triple store. What does that mean? It does not require the definition of a database schema, and with the RDF data model you can easily add and integrate data of all shapes. Kal talks to Scott about RDF, NoSQL, and the whens and whys of using a database like BrightStarDB.
Aug 08, 2014
Applying Improv to Agile and Lean Startup models with Jessie Shternshus
Jessie Shternshus takes comedy and improve to the next level and applies it to Lean Startup and Agile Software methodologies. Can't believe it? Jessie sits down with Scott and they chat about how thinking quickly on your feet is a muscle and a skill that must be exercised.
Aug 01, 2014
Designing for Performance with Lara Swanson
Lara Swanson is the Engineering Manager of Performance at Etsy. She sits down with Scott to explain how to design for page load time, including optimizations to images, fonts, markup, and more. How important is having a culture of performance and executive buy-in? Is a two-second page load time reasonable? How important is A/B testing?
Jul 25, 2014
Learning WebGL and making 3D HTML Games with David Catuhe and Babylon.js
David Catuhe is the primary author of Babylon.js and an expert in WebGL. Are 3D games really happening on the web? There are more possibilities than you may realize! WebGL really lights up with libraries like three.js and babylon.js.
Jul 18, 2014
Exploring the Bionic Pancreas with Dr. Steven Jon Russell, MD, PhD
A collaborative group from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital is working together to make automated blood glucose control a reality, and they have announced their results from the Bionic Pancreas study. Scott, who is also a 20 year+ Type 1 Diabetic on an insulin pump, sits down with Dr. Steven Jon Russell, MD, PhD to talk about this project and it's ramifications.
Jul 11, 2014
Applied Azure with Vishwas Lele
Scott continues to learn Azure and in this episodes turns to 3rd party expert Vishwas Lele. Vishwas builds Azure systems all day long and recently also released a Pluralsight course called "Applied Azure."
Jul 04, 2014
Windows Phone 8.1, Universal Apps, and the Developer Landscape with Lars Klint
Scott talks to Lars Klint, a Windows Phone Developer MVP, about developing for Windows Phone 8.1. What's coming in 8.1 and what changes for developers? What's the plan for Universal Apps and what kind of reuse will we see?
Jun 27, 2014
Creating Reactive User Interfaces with Adaptive Consulting's Reactive Trader
Scott talks to Matt Barrett from Adaptive Consulting about creating high-quality reactive user interfaces for the industry. Adaptive has just released a reactive sample application as open source and it's a great place to start learning about Reactive Programming.
Jun 20, 2014
What it really means to be Junior Developer with Jonathan Barronville
Jonathan Barronville is a Junior Developer, and he's not apologetic about it. What does it really mean to be Junior Developer, and why is everyone in such a rush to be a Senior? Are we really gaining experience or just experiencing the same years, one after another? What can we do as an industry to be more welcoming to Junior devs, while realizing that we must all be amateurs ourselves?
Jun 13, 2014
Reconciling ASP.NET vNext with Damian Edwards
There's been a lot of talk around ASP.NET vNext. How did development start, and what's been the thinking about how to manage a new world while still innovating on the current generation of technology? In what ways does ASP.NET vNext break from the past, and in what ways does it build on our existing power and experience?
Jun 06, 2014
Shoulder-to-shoulder remote collaboration with Susie Wee, CTO of Networked Experiences at Cisco
Scott is at the Cisco DevNet conference at Cisco Live! talking to Dr. Susie Wee. Susie is the CTO of Networked Experiences at Cisco. Susie shares some of her projects with Scott like the "Spring Roll" project, an immersive telepresence experiment for 'shoulder to shoulder' collaboration with remote teams.
May 30, 2014
Stories of Computer Science Past and Present with Len Bass
Scott is at the Carnegie Mellon SATURN software architecture conference talking to Software Architect Dr. Len Bass. Len is a Senior Principal Researcher at NICTA in Australia and the author of Software Architecture in Practice. Len shares some of his stories over his 40+ year career in software.
May 23, 2014
Designing Video Games with student and game designer Lauren Scott
Scott skypes with Computer Science student and game designer Lauren Scott. Lauren recently spoke at GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Francisco. Are folks breaking out of the mold with indie games these days? How multi-faceted is video game design and what kinds of skills should one develop?
May 16, 2014
Agile Families: Techniques for Living with Change with David Starr
What happens when you apply agile practices to managing your family life? Is Scrum a good way to manage kids and their busy schedules? Agile expert David Starr from Scrum.org talks to Scott about implementing agile in his family.
May 09, 2014
Managing Errors across platforms with RayGun.io
Scott is in New Zealand talking to John-Daniel Trask from Mindscape. They've got a new cloud-based error tracking system called RayGun.io that Scott is using for two side startups. RayGun is rather unique in its wide "polyglot" language support. How does one build and maintain a service like RayGun?
May 02, 2014
Hacking the Creative Mind with Denise Jacobs
Scott is at AngleBrackets in Orlando and talking to Denise Jacobs. Denise wrote "The CSS Detective" but now is a Creativity Evangelist. She teaches workshops to help knowledge workers unlock their creative potential.
Apr 25, 2014
Hanselminutiae 13 with Richard Campbell
Scott talks with regular guest Richard Campbell about open source, finding airplanes, and more.
Apr 18, 2014
Learn WebRTC with Lisa Larson-Kelley
Scott talks to web video expert Lisa Larson-Kelley about WebRTC. How will this new browser-based peer-to-peer standard change the web? Is this a Skype-killer, or rather just a new tool in our open web tool-belt?
Apr 11, 2014
I am teaching my daughter to code with Hopscotch - Fitzgerald Steele
When Jerry Steele posted his daughter's "5 things I learned about programming" he didn't imagine it would take off like it did with nearly 3000 retweets! Scott talks with Jerry about teaching children to program, and how to think. What is it about software that can make our kids more powerful?
Apr 04, 2014
An Introduction to the Go Programming language with Andrew Gerrand
Andrew Gerrand is a developer at Google who works on the Go Programming Language (golang). Why Go and why now? What kinds of problems does Go solve that aren't a good match for existing languages? How does Go compare to C++ and improve upon it?
Mar 28, 2014
Bitcoin Explained with Steve Beauregard, CEO of GoCoin
Bitcoin is happening and Scott's missing out. He talks to Steve Beauregard, CEO of GoCoin, who sets him straight. How does Bitcoin work, and what problem does it solve? Is Bitcoin the "people's money?"
Mar 21, 2014
Creating the Plex Software Ecosystem with Elan Feingold
Plex is a powerful media ecosystem with a server component available on almost every platform and NAS, and clients for every tablet, laptop, phone and device you can imagine. How does it all fit together and get you your media your way, today?
Mar 14, 2014
I'm a Blind Software Technician - Ask Me Anything! with Katherine Moss
Scott talks to Katherine Moss, a blind software tech, about how she uses her computer and her phone. What does she see and what does her screen reader(s) see? What do sighted developers need to do to support those with less sight?
Mar 07, 2014
Getting Started with JavaScript Unit Testing with Jasmine and Rushaine McBean
Scott is at the jQuery conference today and sits down with full stack developer Rushaine McBean to learn about JavaScript Unit Testing with Jasmine. How does Jasmine relate to things like Selenium? Will it change how I write my JavaScript?
Feb 28, 2014
Creating a Mac emulator using JavaScript with James Friend
Scott talks to James Friend, author of PCE.js which is a port of PCE the Portable Computer Emulator. You can run Mac System 7 in your browser? How is this sorcery possible? We talk emscripten, portable C, and lots more.
Feb 21, 2014
Xbox One Developer with Dave Voyles, formerly of Comcast
Scott talks with Dave Voyles who worked on the Comcast Xfinity application for Xbox. What's it take to write an application for an Xbox One? Will your HTML and JavaScript skills translate? All this, plus discussion of SmartGlass.
Feb 14, 2014
Model View Culture - A new media platform covering Technology, Culture, and Diversity
Scott sits down to chat with Amelia Greenhall and Shanley Kane about the launch of their new media company "Model View Culture." We talk about issues faced by marginalized groups in tech and about what Shanley and Amelia have planned for their startup's new media future.
Feb 07, 2014
sass.js - An Emscripten Experiment with Rodney Rehm
We have more interesting tools available to us than we realize. When asked if there was a JavaScript version of the Sass CSS library, Rodney Rehm and his friend Sebastian decided to see if they could use Emscripten to compile the existing C/C++ one into JavaScript. Because, why not?
Jan 31, 2014
Learning Code The Hard Way with Zed Shaw
Is the best way to learn to code The Hard Way? Scott talks to Zed Shaw, author of the Mongrel web server for Ruby Web Applications, and now the creator of the Learn Code The Hard Way movement.
Jan 24, 2014
Discourse and The Art of Discussion with Jeff Atwood
Scott catches up with Jeff Atwood about his new startup, Discourse.
Jan 17, 2014
Coneryminutes #3 - Bartending vs Software
Rob Conery takes over Hanselminutes again! He talks to Scott about the motivation for a young person to stay in school (and software) when bartending can easily pay the bills. Rob also tries to get Scott to lose his train of thought.
Jan 10, 2014
iOS Developer and Professional Model Lyndsey Scott
Scott talks to iOS Developer and professional model Lyndsey Scott. Lyndsey balances a full-time job as a model, working for clients such as Gucci and Victoria's Secret, but codes more than 20 hours a week on iPhone and iPad apps.
Jan 03, 2014
Geek Relationships 2013 with Scott's Wife Mo
It's 2013 and Christmas Eve Eve, and Scott sits down with his wife Mo to chat about techies and relationships.
Dec 27, 2013
Are we as Software Engineers focused on the right social priorities? A discussion with Hadi Hariri
Scott is in Australia this week and takes a moment to sit down with Hadi Hariri. We're buildings with the skills to make and create software, but we are making software for the greater good?
Dec 20, 2013
An Internet of Inclusion with Chanelle Henry
Chanelle Henry is the Director of User Experience at Bluewolf and Co-Founder of Pavo (a fashion discovery app). She has an educational background in Psychology, Computer Science, and Design, and when creating things for the internet she's always thinking about inclusion. How do we make everyone successful on today's internet?
Dec 13, 2013
Node.js Tools for Visual Studio
Scott talks to Microsoft Developer Dino Viehland about the new open source Node.js Tools for Visual Studio. It integrates Node into VS with full debugging, profiling, deployment and lots more. How did they do it and why?
Dec 06, 2013
Chris Dancy, the world's most quantified man, explains the Quantified Self
Are you wearing a FitBit and tracking how many steps you take? Perhaps you chart your weight? You're just starting to quantify yourself. Chris Dancy tracks much much more and is arguably the world's most quantified man. From humidity to ambient noise, from heart rate to blood sugar, it adds up to terabytes of text information to mine and chart.
Nov 29, 2013
Virtual Reality, the Oculus Rift and Unity 3D with Rift Chopper author James Andrew
James Andrew is so excited about the Oculus Rift virtual reality he can hardly contain himself. He shares his excitement with Scott as he explains how an Oculus Rift headset works, the ideas behind "getting it right" and his new helicopter simulator "Rift Chopper." He also explains the power behind the Unity 3D engine and why it's THE best way to make a compelling game in minutes.
Nov 22, 2013
PANEL: What do Web Developers need to know in 2014 - Hanselman, Crockford, Papa, Jacobs
Scott leads a LIVE panel at the AngleBrackets conference in Las Vegas. "What do Web Developers need to know in 2014? With Douglas Crockford, John Papa, Denise Jacobs, Michele Leroux, Bustamante
Nov 15, 2013
Bugs Considered Harmful with Douglas Crockford
Scott is at the AngleBrackets conference in Las Vegas and sits down with Douglas Crockford. Douglas is the author of "JavaScript: The Good Parts" as well as the discoverer of JSON. What do we need to do to be better developers? Is it better tools? Better attitudes? More discipline?
Nov 08, 2013
Web Service Tools for Distributed Applications with Runscope's John Sheehan
Scott sits down with John Sheehan from Web Service tool provider RunScope to talk about REST, JSON, and Web Services and how we debug them. Devs face a number of challenges like service reliability, performance monitoring, and testing. We've all become distributed systems programmers, but have our tools and knowledge kept pace?
Nov 01, 2013
Demystifying Scala with Netflix's Dianne Marsh
Scott talks to Netflix's Dianne Marsh about the rise of Scala. Is Scala just for scientists? Is this a complex functional language that's beyond the grasp of the average developer, or is this an expressive new way of programming against the JVM?
Oct 25, 2013
The Mobile Phone Struggle with Travis Pope
Scott talks to tech writer Travis Pope about his recent switch from Windows Phone to iPhone. Scott moves between an iPhone and a Lumia 1020 and is currently evaluating a Galaxy S4. How important is the ecosystem and apps vs. built in functionality? When will the search for the perfect phone end?
Oct 18, 2013
Groovy on Grails with Netflix's Clay McCoy
Clay works at Netflix on a Groovy on Grails app. What's Groovy and why does it sound like Ruby on Rails? Scott learns about how the Groovy language sits on top of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and where Grails fits into the world of Web Development in the Cloud.
Oct 11, 2013
Controlling Robots with node.js and Johnny-Five with Raquel Vélez
Did you know that you can control a robot with JavaScript and node.js? Scott talks to Raquel Vélez from nodebots.io about how to start! Why JavaScript and not C? What libraries and hardware do I need to build a robot that will bring me a soda?
Oct 04, 2013
The State of Object-Relational Mapping with Frans Bouma
Scott talks to LLBLGEN author Frans Bouma about the state of Object Relational Mappers in .NET. Will the relational database die, or are we just lacking the proper tools? Should an ORM hide the fact we have a database and just make everything look like objects?
Sep 27, 2013
The Agile Mindset with Linda Rising
Scott talks to consultant Linda Rising about the Agile Mindset. Are our skills fixed or are they always growing? Does that change if we change our mindset? Can organizational mindsets affect our performance? What does the research say about these tapes we're listening to in our heads every day?
Sep 20, 2013
Vision-Based Computing with Dr. Neil Roodyn
Scott was super-disappointed in his recent experience with a Leap Motion, and hasn't used his Kinect in months. Dr. Neil Roodyn joins us to set expectations. What's the present and future of vision-based computer interactions?
Sep 13, 2013
Demystifying UX with Natasha Irizarry
Scott is at the Code On The Beach conference in Jacksonville, Florida and catches up with UX Designer and Front-End Developer Natasha Irizarry just after her talk on "Lean User Experience." What does it all mean?
Sep 06, 2013
Understanding CouchDB and NoSQL with Jan Lehnardt
Scott talks to open source developer Jan Lehnardt about the NoSQL movement and CouchDB. Is HTTP too heavy to use for a database? How does NoSQL data modeling differs from classic ER systems? Does Couch matter in the Enterprise?
Aug 30, 2013
Creating Calca - A symbolic calculator with markdown for iOS and more
Calca is a powerful symbolic calculator that gives you instant answers as you type. It was written by Frank Krueger (creator of iCircuit) using C# and Xamarin tools and is available today for iPhone, iPad, and Mac desktop - plus soon for Windows! How did Frank do it, and why?
Aug 23, 2013
Python Tools for Visual Studio with Dino Viehland
Scott talks to Dino Viehland, a Microsoft developer who has worked on Python inside Microsoft for almost seven years. He and his team make Python Tools for Visual Studio, a complete and FREE Python IDE that supports CPython, IronPython, mixed-mode debugging and a hundred other features you won't believe.
Aug 16, 2013
Enough with the JavaScript Already! with Nicholas Zakas
Nicholas Zakas is a Front-end guy at Box and recently gave a talk called "Enough with the JavaScript Already!" where he advocates that developers use fewer libraries and write smarter JS. Where do we start? What are the four opportunities to load JavaScript? Is Progressive Enhancement still the right solution? Aren't we supposed to be writing MORE JavaScript? Nicholas educates Scott on all the right moves when writing front ends on today's web.
Aug 09, 2013
Creating the AGENT Smart Watch with Chris Walker of Secret Labs
Scott is at the MonkeySpace conference talking to Chris Walker about how SecretLabs created the AGENT Smart Watch. A week of battery life, Bluetooth 4 and much more! It runs .NET and you'll be able to write apps for it yourself on an open ecosystem.
Aug 02, 2013
What's the Deal with Windows 8.1?
Scott talks to Pete Brown about the upcoming Windows 8.1 update. What does it add to Windows 8 and will we care? How does 8.1 change the start screen, the windowing environment, and how apps work and update? What about power users with multiple monitors? Also, we hear about how 3D printing is coming and its drivers are built into Windows 8.1.
Jul 26, 2013
Web Development Pain and Suffering with Jim Wang
Scott talks to web developer Jim Wang about what sucks about today's web development experience, how they work, and what we can do to fix it.
Jul 11, 2013
The Future and Past of Computing with Dan Bricklin
Scott sits down with Computing Pioneer and VisiCalc developer Dan Bricklin. Dan also wrote the popular iPad application Note Taker HD and has recently joined Alpha Corporation as their CTO. Dan and Scott chat about Douglas Engelbart, the invention of the mouse, and the myriad of computing innovations that we've enjoyed since the 60s.
Jul 04, 2013
Hanselminutiae 12 with Richard Campbell - The post-BUILD show
BUILD week is over, so Scott and Richard get together to talk it out. What's the deal with these new 8" tablets? Will Apple get Live Tiles? What about smart Agent technology...does my phone know too much about me?
Jul 01, 2013
Open Sourcing Web Essentials - Mads Kristensen and the Front End Developer
Scott sits down with Mads Kristensen and talks about his new open sourced Web Essentials. Web Essentials adds dozens of new features to Visual Studio for the Front End Developer...and now it's open source! We also talk Visual Studio 2013 and the new project Codenamed Artery that's posed to change everything.
Jun 27, 2013
A gentle introduction to node.js with Raquel Velez
Scott's attending the jQuery Conference this week so Raquel Velez takes a moment before her node.js talk and explains the why node, why now, and what .NET developers should think about the rise of JavaScript on the server.
Jun 14, 2013
On Culture and Remoteness at GitHub with Paul Betts and Justin Spahr-Summers
Scott's in the Bay Area today talking to Paul Betts and Justin Spahr-Summers at GitHub. What is it about GitHub's culture that makes it work so well? Is it tools or culture or both? Are remote workers fully accepted at GitHub?
Jun 14, 2013
Big Data, Low Power - Analyzing Hard Drive Energy Consumption with Dr. Anthony Hylick
Our clouds demand more storage capacity and more power, but do we really understand where that power is expended? How is power used by modern hard drives and where can savings be found? Scott talks to IBM Researcher Dr. Anthony Hylick about his work in the space of hard drive energy consumption.
Jun 07, 2013
A Desktop Developer moves to the Web - with Mark Rendle
Mark Rendle has a twenty year career developing software for the desktop. He's long believed that the web just isn't meant for applications of any import. Until now. What changed in web development that caused Mark to take another look at the web and completely change his tune? NOTE: Mark is offering a discount code for HM listeners. It's "HM20" and is good for 20% off the first year of an annual subscription. For UK listeners that'll be £40 instead of £50, US $64 instead of $80. The code can be used at the payments page after the 30 day free trial expires.
May 31, 2013
Are you secure? WiFi Honeypots, Pineapples and SSL with Troy Hunt
Scott talks to Security Researcher and Web Developer Troy Hunt about the state of web security. Should I worry when I connect to a wireless network at a coffee shop? How much should I worry and what can I do to protect myself? As a web developer what are the things we most often forget?
May 24, 2013
Integrating Office and the Open Web with Lucidchart's Brian Pugh
Lucidchart offers high quality flowcharting and diagramming on the Open Web. It's all JavaScript and it's all in your browser. Now Lucidchart integrates into Office 2013! How does this non-Microsoft tech web app integrate into a desktop app in 2013? Brian Pugh tells us how. Now why isn't your web app in Office?
May 17, 2013
Bacon is bad for you - On Developer Monoculture with Garann Means
Scott talks to Garann Means. Garann is a front end developer who recently spoke at a conference called "Devs Love Bacon." Her topic? "Bacon is bad for you." She talks about developer monoculture and how it puts us all at risk.
May 10, 2013
WordPress and Internet Security with Kellep Charles
Scott talks to Security Consultant Kellep Charles about WordPress and public website security. What can you do to protect yourself? Where does internet security break down?
May 03, 2013
MonoGame and Xamarin make shipping Infinite Flight a reality
Scott's at the Xamarin Evolve conference and talks to Dean Ellis who works on the MonoGame framework and Philippe Rollin from Infinite Flight. Philippe, along with business partner Matthieu Laban have created an amazing flight simulator using C# that's available in AppStores now! How did they do it?
Apr 26, 2013
Firefox OS and the open Mobile Web with Christian Heilmann
Scott's at the first AngleBrackets conference and sits down to talk about the new Firefox OS and the open Mobile Web with Mozilla's Christian Heilmann.
Apr 19, 2013
Practical ReST with Sebastien Lambla
Scott talks to Sebastien Lambla, author of OpenWrap and OpenRasta, to get his thoughts about ReST. Why are people so passionate about their Web Services? Should creators of Web Services be required to understand the Web, or is it OK to abstract things away?
Apr 12, 2013
PhoneGap/Cordova - Is HTML a reasonable app solution? With Steve Sanderson
Steve Sanderson schools Scott on PhoneGap/Cordova. We explore the concepts and ask: is HTML a reasonable app solution? What kinds of apps lend themselves to HTML and JavaScript? What backend services are needed to support these apps?
Apr 05, 2013
VsVim: Visual Studio and Vim with Jared Parsons
An unholy alliance or a wonderful combination? Jared Parsons has created what he thinks may be the best of both worlds. VsVim combines the speed and familiarity of Vim with the power and development power of Visual Studio. How did he do it, and why?
Mar 29, 2013
HTML5, JavaScript, Chrome and the Web Platform with Paul Irish
Scott sits down with Chrome Developer Advocate Paul Irish to talk HTML5, JavaScript, Chrome and the Web. What Chrome Developer Tools features make web dev easier? While Webkit marches on, should we embrace or fear monoculture? Will modules make JavaScript apps easier to write? Where does Windows fit into the world of web development?
Mar 22, 2013
iOS and Android apps with Xamarin Studio 2.0 and Miguel de Icaza
Miguel de Icaza talks to Scott about Xamarin Studio 2.0 and how we can start making iOS and Android apps alongside Windows Phone and Windows apps today using C#!
Mar 15, 2013
Language Hunters with Willem Larsen
Scott sits down at Agile Open Northwest with Willem Larsen of Language Hunters. Language Hunting is an accelerated learning system designed to develop fluent speakers of all ages in a fun and supportive game-like environment. Does it work? Will it work for Scott?
Mar 08, 2013
Approval Tests with Llewellyn Falco
Scott is at the Agile Open Northwest open spaces conference with Llewellyn Falco this week. He talks to Llewellyn about his "Approval Tests" open source project. It's a polyglot framework to make test verification much easier when Assert() isn't enough.
Mar 01, 2013
Git support within Visual Studio
Scott talks to Philip Kelley and Martin Woodward, developers on the project that's brought Git support to Visual Studio. They talk about committing to a GPL'd OSS project, plugging it into VS, and how TFS and Git work together.
Feb 08, 2013
Halo 4 - Services in Azure with Caitie McCaffrey
Scott talks to 343 Studios engineer Caitie McCaffrey about how they use the cloud to run services for Halo 4. All the backend services sit on Azure Compute, Azure Storage, Azure Service Bus more. How do they scale? How do they deploy? How does this change how they write software?
Feb 08, 2013
Dr. Kyla McMullen on Diversity in Computer Science and Spatial Audio
Dr. Kyla McMullen has become the first African American woman at the University of Michigan to graduate with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Scott chats with Dr. Kyla about how to increase diversity in engineering disciplines. We also chat about her thesis "Interface Design Implications for Recalling the Spatial Configuration of Virtual Auditory Environments."
Feb 01, 2013
Geeks Without Bounds with Willow Brugh
Scott talks to Willow Brugh from Geeks Without Bounds. Geeks Without Bounds is an accelerator for humanitarian projects. How can you get involved?
Jan 25, 2013
Accessibility, Deafness, and Computing with Jenny Lay-Flurrie
Jenny Lay-Flurrie is a Senior Director at Microsoft and an accessibility advocate who happens to also be quite deaf. She talks to Scott about how she works and what she works on. How does deafness slow her down, what works, what doesn't, and how does it make her an even better customer advocate?
Jan 18, 2013
Today's Web Malware with AVG's Brad Rittenhouse
Scott talks to AVG LinkScanner team lead Brad Rittenhouse about malware on the web today. What motivates the bad guys? What techniques are they using and where are they getting them from? Should we browse with JavaScript turned off?
Jan 17, 2013
Coneryminutes #2 - The Mid-Life Crisis
It's the get off my lawn episode. Scott and Rob have birthdays coming up and they talk about what it means. Have we founded enough startups? What does success mean? Why don't we listen to folks 20 years older? Why doesn't anyone younger listen to us? ;)
Jan 11, 2013
Making Open Source work at Microsoft with SignalR and Damian Edwards
Scott talks to Damian Edwards about how he and David Fowler shipped SignalR at Microsoft, now with a team of a dozen. They use open source, they are open source and they love open source. How are they making it happen and what does it mean for the future of .NET?
Jan 03, 2013
Understanding NancyFX with Richard Cirerol
Scott sits down with Richard Cirerol, author of the PluralSight video series on the Nancy Web Framework. Scott gets an update on Nancy and a primer on what Nancy and web frameworks like it matter.
Dec 27, 2012
Learning how to Learn Git with Michael Sarchet
Scott's been working with Michael Sarchet on updating their SmallestDotNet website. Scott's using the experience to better learn Git. Scott and Michael chat about how your previous source control experience colors your experience learning Git and offers some ideas on how to think about Git.
Dec 21, 2012
Hanselminutiae-eleven with Richard Campbell
Scott chats with Richard about all things automatable. Scott's finally got his backup situation handled, and is now exploiting his NAS appliance with new packages for surveillance, transcoding and more.
Dec 13, 2012
More on Service Stack with John Sonmez
Scott sits down with trainer John Sonmez to talk more about the open source .NET and Mono REST Web Services framework called Service Stack.
Dec 06, 2012
Developing the Hulu Windows 8 app
Scott talks to Zachary Pinter from Hulu about the new Hulu Windows 8 application. What did they write the Hulu app in and how did they find the development environment? What kinds of issues does Hulu think about when creating apps for many platforms? How do they get all those clean images? What about designing for 10" AND 30" monitors?
Nov 30, 2012
Why C++ with Herb Sutter
The world runs on C and C++. Did you know that? Herb Sutter sits down to convince Scott that he's not only standing on the shoulders of giants but that those giants all write C++.
Nov 23, 2012
World Class Climbing with Audrey Sniezek
Audrey Sniezek supports her climbing habit with a job at Microsoft working on the Azure Compute Cloud. Is it possible to hold a full time job and have a world-class hobby? Where does the hobby end and work begin? Audrey educates Scott on how she climbs, trains, eats and analyzes life.
Nov 16, 2012
Moment of Inspiration - Inside the MOI3D modelling tool with Michael Gibson
Michael Gibson has a one-man software company that creates MoI. "Moment of Inspiration" is a unique 3D modeling application for designers and artists with an extremely accessible workflow. It's lovely and it's cross-platform. Scott talks to Michael about how he made MoI, what it's written in, how it runs on a Mac and more. All this plus Scott gets to act like he knows what a Bézier Curve is.
Nov 09, 2012
Draw a Stickman EPIC - An iPhone, Android and Windows 8 Game with MonoGame
Scott talks with Phil Williams, creator of Draw a Stickman, and Jon Peppers, Lead Developer for Apps at HitCents. They are releasing Draw a StickMan Epic in three AppStores! They've also achieved 95% code reuse by writing the game in C# with MonoGame. Let's find out more.
Oct 19, 2012
An Interview with Paul Lutus
Paul Lutus designed electronics for the NASA Space Shuttle, retired at 35 then moved to the country. There he purchased an Apple ][ and proceeded to write the best selling Apple Writer. Paul also sailed around the world over 3 years and wrote about the experience.
Oct 12, 2012
Porting "Contre Jour" to HTML5 with Erik Klimczak
Scott talks to Clarity Consulting Creative Director Erik Klimczak about porting the iOS touch-based game "Contre Jour" to HTML5 and JavaScript with the support of the IE team. What worked, what didn't? What libraries did they use and how often did they think they were totally stuck? Is HTML5 and JavaScript a valid platform for gaming or is it too soon?
Oct 11, 2012
What is TypeScript and why with Anders Hejlsberg
A new language has been released that turns into JavaScript. It's TypeScript and we've got Anders Hejlsberg himself to explain it to us. Why TypeScript and why now? What problem does it solve and what does it mean to large scale development efforts. What about .NET?
Oct 05, 2012
Continuous Delivery with Jez Humble and Martin Fowler
Scott sits down with Jez Humble and Martin Fowler at the GOTO Conference in Aarhus, Denmark to talk about Continuous Delivery. How do your software systems have to change if you deploy weekly? Daily? How about 10 times a day?
Oct 02, 2012
Glimpse gets a benefactor - Can Open Source and Commercial Software live together?
Scott talks to Anthony van der Hoorn and Nik Molnar from the open source Glimpse Project. You may remember them from show 273. A lot has happened since then and now Red Gate is supporting the Glimpse Guys full time. Is this a good thing or the end of Glimpse? What's changed at Red Gate since the Reflector acquisition and what does it mean for Glimpse going forward. All this and more.
Sep 19, 2012
Robots on Mars with Mark Powell
Scott talks to Mark Powell, Senior Software Engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratories. Mark has worked on three Mars lander missions, most recently supporting Curiosity. Mark lives on Mars Time. What's it like to write software that helps us talk to robots on that are on FREAKING MARS?
Sep 11, 2012
Bill Steele on 3-D Printing with the Ultra-bot 3D Printer
3D printing is coming into its own. Scott sits down with Bill Steele to talk about his 3D printing Kickstarter - the Ultra-bot. A refinement of the original Makerbot Cupcake 3D printer, Bill's new design can make MUCH larger objects. Will the revolution be printed in 3D?
Sep 06, 2012
Scott Hunter talks to the Entity Framework Team
ScottHa is on vacation for one last week so Scott Hunter and friends talk to Rowan Miller from the Entity Framework team about the recent EFv5 release.
Sep 06, 2012
Joining Microsoft with Taylor Mullen, Damian Edwards and Scott Hunter
With Scott Hanselman out this week Scott Hunter and Damian Edwards talk to a new developer on the ASP.NET team Taylor Mullen about how he interviewed and joined Microsoft.
Aug 25, 2012
Using Windows 8 with Brad Wilson and Scott
Scott has been using Windows 8 for a week and Brad Wilson has been using it since last October. Neither of them work on Windows 8 so in this episode we talk about using Windows 8 as a power user. What works and what doesn't?
Aug 16, 2012
Coneryminutes #1
Rob Conery turns the table (he insisted) and creates Coneryminutes, interviewing Scott for this episode.
Aug 09, 2012
Starting Programming with Iris Classon
Scott sits down with new programmer Iris Classon. Iris has been coding for just one year and is now working full time as a .NET Developer. How did she get started and why so late? How should we as a community get more women and children involved in computers? What can we do to support new developers?
Aug 02, 2012
Zero Day and Trojan Horse: An interview with Mark Russinovich
Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow on the Azure Product Team at Microsoft, but is also the author of the cyber-thriller Zero Day, and its upcoming sequel Trojan Horse. How realistic are the scenarios from Mark's books? How concerned should we be and what's being done about it?
Jul 26, 2012
Understanding WinRT and Windows 8 for .NET Programmers
Scott's confused about what 'WinRT' is. Is it a new .NET? A new runtime? Is .NET dead? He's totally confused so he talks to Immo Landwerth who sets him straight with complete context from Win32 to COM to .NET and beyond.
Jul 19, 2012
The Art of Community with Jono Bacon
Scott sits down with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon at OSCON 2012 in Portland, Oregon to talk about community. Does it need to be managed? Is community a garden to tend or something that handles itself?
Jul 18, 2012
Everything .NET programmers know about Asynchronous Programming is wrong
Scott gets schooled by Damian and Levi on the differences between parallelism, background processing, and asynchronous programming. How does await and async change the game and what do you need to know to get started today.
Jul 05, 2012
JavaScript, Web APIs, Performance and more with Dave Ward
Scott sits down with developer and JavaScript expert Dave Ward. They talk about Twitter's recent move away from hashbangs, their recent performance improvements, and the direction the web is heading. Is performance achieved on the client or the server or some combination of both?
Jun 28, 2012
ASP.NET 4.5 Updates, Core, WebForms and SignalR with Damian Edwards
Scott talks to Damian Edwards to get the latest information on ASP.NET 4.5. This includes improvements to the Core of ASP.NET, ASP.NET Web Forms and the inclusion of SignalR with Damian Edwards. They also talk about One ASP.NET and what that means to the developer this fall.
Jun 23, 2012
Ben Kamens from the Khan Academy on Internships and Mentorship
Ben Kamens is the lead developer at The Khan Academy and was also a part of the storied Fog Creek Software. He's managing 12 summer interns at the Academy this year. Scott talks to Ben about the mentor relationship, how to manage code reviews, one on ones, preparing for their arrival and more. How can you get the MOST out of your interns?
Jun 14, 2012
On Empathy with Leon Gersing the Ruby Buddha
What causes one community to be empathetic and another not? What really drives us as creators? Is it money, tech or the potential connection we can have to other people? Scott talks to Leon Gersing out of Columbus, Ohio about promiscuous pairing, kindness vs. empathy and the user connection.
Jun 14, 2012
Getting Fit with programmer John Sonmez
Scott talks to Pluralsight trainer and fitness buff John Sonmez about getting fit. Scott's trying to lose some weight and gain some muscle and John gives some tips and suggestions as to how to a programmer can start developing good nutritional and fitness habits.
Jun 07, 2012
Randomness and Windows 8 with Jeff Atwood
Scott checks in with Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror since his mini-retirement. They talk kids, Star Wars and Windows 8. All this and less on this episode of Hanselminutes.
Jun 06, 2012
Developing GitHub for Windows with Phil Haack and Tim Clem
Announcing GitHub for Windows. The Git client you always wanted is here and it's for Windows. Our own Phil Haack and new friend Tim Clem talk about metro-style, WPF, their design philosophy, open source, and talk about our many other contributors and supporters like Keith Dahlby and the amazing Paul Betts.
May 18, 2012
The Making of How to Be Black with Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston has extensive experience in being Black for more than 30 years. Baratunde was the Digital Director at The Onion until recently and is now striking out on his own with a new venture called Cultivated Wit. He keynoted SXSW this year and is currently on tour promoting his book "How To Be Black." He talks to Scott about how he used technology to turn his memoir into a New York Times bestseller.
May 17, 2012
Making real stuff with Pete Brown
Scott sits down with noted tinkerer Pete Brown to talk about making stuff. What kinds of cool things are being funded by Kickstarter? What can you make with a 3D printer? When will we start manufacturing at home?
May 10, 2012
It IS Rocket Science: Holly Griffith, former Space Shuttle and current Space Station worker bee
Scott talks to Holly Griffith, former Space Shuttle Flight Controller and now International Space Station worker bee. Holly is an engineer who has worked in and around space and aerospace for her entire career. Holly and Scott talk space, engineering, fuel cells and Scott tries to keep up.
Apr 26, 2012
Source Control and The Cloud: How did CodePlex start supporting Git?
Scott sits down with infrastructure engineer Matt Hawley to find out how the CodePlex team implemented the Git distributed source control system. CodePlex now supports TFS, Mercurial and Git as choices for source.
Apr 26, 2012
Hanselminutiae-eleven with Richard Campbell
Richard joins Scott for another thrilling episode of whatever is on Richard's mind! We talk privacy policies, location apps, Facebook, and much more!
Apr 19, 2012
More Relationship Hacks with Scott's Wife
Almost two years after our most popular show, Scott's Wife Mo is back! How does one manage a mixed (geek/normal) marriage? Can Scott and Mo agree on the fundamental laws of physics? Check out part one also: http://hanselminutes.com/216
Apr 18, 2012
Deep Inside Image Resizing and scaling with ASP.NET and IIS with ImageResizing.net author Nathanael
Scott sits down with ImageResizing.net author and ASP.NET scalability expert Nathanael Jones. Nathanael educates Scott on the good and bad about manipulating images in .NET. They talk about when to stay out of the managed pipeline and when not to. When do you use ASP.NET and when do you use IIS?
Apr 12, 2012
ASP.NET MVC and Open Source with Phil Haack
Scott talks to former Microsoftie and new GitHubber Phil Haack about his opinions on the ASP.NET MVC open source announcement. We have lots of fun and eventually the conversation devolves into phone hacking.
Apr 06, 2012
Why F#? with Richard Minerich and Phillip Trelford
Richard Minerich and Phillip Trelford run popular F# users groups and work with F# every day. They take this opportunity to educate Scott on powers of F# and it's place in the .NET ecosystem. Are you missing out by not using F# in your .NET projects today?
Mar 23, 2012
Startup Series: Buying an Existing Small Company or Online Application
Scott talks to Rob Walling about how he purchases small niche products and companies online and revitalizes them. He recently purchased an existing product that consisted of a 300 gig database and tens of thousands of lines of Classic ASP. How did he know it was valuable? What's next?
Mar 15, 2012
Startup Series: Creating Alan Mendelevich's AdDuplex
Alan Mendelevich has created a successful Windows Phone advertising network with just one employee. He's done it from home in Lithuania, a country that doesn't even sell the Windows Phone. How does the introduction of the cloud change how startups operate? Does it even the playing field?
Mar 09, 2012
Software Craftsmanship and Code Retreats with Corey Haines
Scott talks to Software Craftsman Corey Haines about his adventures pairing with developers all over the world. What has he learned and what can we learn from him? He also has created Code Retreats where you can develop your skills and passion for better code.
Mar 01, 2012
AisleFinder.com - Creating a Location-based Mobile Startup with Curtiss Pope
Scott chats with Curtiss Pope, the CEO of AisleFinder. AisleFinder is Google Maps for your Supermarket. Want to know what aisle something is in? What's the quickest way for you to get your weekly groceries? AisleFinder even has an Open Source API for you to call. Curtiss tells his startup story.
Feb 24, 2012
Creating Science Fiction with "Zoo City" author Lauren Beukes
Scott is in New Zealand this week speaking at Webstock and spoke to the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke award winning author of "Zoo City," Lauren Beukes. What's her process? How does she keep it all straight and how do you know when to stop? Lauren shares how she works, how she thinks and discusses her upcoming projects as well as writing for comics.
Feb 16, 2012
MonoTouch and Mono for Android with trainer John Sonmez
Scott chats with John Sonmez who creates courseware and screencasts to teach both Monotouch and Mono for Android. Is C# on every mobile device a dream come true? What kind of abstractions are included and what benefits do they offer you?
Feb 07, 2012
Making your first PhoneGap Application with Peter Mourfield
Peter Mourfield is an HTML and JavaScript programmer who wanted to create a mobile application for Scouts to use on their phones but he didn't want to learn Java or Objective-C. Let's see how he built an app with HTML5, JavaScript and PhoneGap.
Feb 02, 2012
Improving Diversity in Technology with Kimberly Bryant from BlackGirlsCode.com
Scott sits down with Kimberly Bryant, a Biotechnology/Engineering professional and also the founder of BlackGirlsCode. Do we need more diversity in technology? Why? Are kids getting exposed to engineering as an option, and if not, why not?
Jan 26, 2012
Being a Phony with Jon Skeet
"It's amazing how much you don't know when you have to explain something to someone else." Scott sits down with Jon Skeet at CodeMash and talks about being a phony, getting through interviews and why we do what we do.
Jan 18, 2012
Learning to Speak another Language with Zach Owens
Zach Owens is a traveler. For the last year he's been living and working in China. While he's there he's taking Chinese classes and immersing himself in the culture. When does language learning become language fluency?
Jan 04, 2012
Framework Series: Service Stack with Demis Bellot
Demis Bellot has put together an open source .NET and Mono REST Web Services framework called Service Stack. It's effectively a WCF replacement for some kinds of webservices. There's no XML and no code-generation. Why do frameworks like this exist and what kinds of things did Demis take into consideration when creating it? How does one balance performance vs. compliance?
Jan 04, 2012
Hanselminutiae-ten with Richard Campbell
It's the last show of the year, why not enjoy it with a chat with Richard Campbell! We talk tablets, economics, Christmas, and less. Always a treat to talk to Richard and ring out the year.
Dec 24, 2011
Framework Series: Kendo UI HTML5 framework with Todd Anglin
Kendo UI is a Web, Mobile and Data Visualization framework that's all HTML5,JS and CSS from Telerik. It's under a open source dual-license. Scott talks to Todd from Telerik about the thinking behind Kendo. Why not jQuery Mobile? How open source is it? Where does Todd see this framework going? Disclosure: Telerik is a sponsor of the show, but this podcast is unrelated.
Dec 22, 2011
Framework Series: The eXpand Framework with Apostolis Bekiaris
Before he worked for DevExpress, Apostolis Bekiaris worked on an open source project with others in the community based on a DevExpress commercial Framework. Now he works for the company! How does he balance open and commercial, how does the team choose features to support and more.
Dec 15, 2011
Framework Series: Steve Smith from NimblePros on Anti-Patterns
Scott chats with Steve Smith from NimblePros about the 2012 Software Craftsmanship Motivational Calendar...specifically Anti-Patterns. Iceberg Class, Design By Committee, Reinventing the Wheel, there's some you know, some you don't. They are all anti-patterns and something to watch out for. Steve explains why.
Dec 08, 2011
Framework Series: The Chuck Norris Framework with Rob Reynolds
Scott talks to Rob Reynolds, one half of the "Chuck Norris Framework." It's a collection of tools for development, build, deployment, and more. Why build your own framework? When do you know it's done? How do you balance work requirements and public requirements with your own ideas?
Dec 01, 2011
Understanding BDD and NSpec with Matt Florence and Amir Rajan
Scott sits down with NSpec authors Matt Florence and Amir Rajan to talk about Behavior Driven Development (BDD). Where does one start with BDD? Is BDD just TDD with a fancier name or can it really change how you design software? The NSpec guys set Scott on the right path.
Nov 25, 2011
Developing a mobile app for iPhone, Windows Phone 7 and Android with Toran Billups
Scott sits down with micro-ISV mobile developer Toran Billups. Toran has written, published and sold his mobile application on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. In the process of writing BlueFlix, his Blockbuster Express movie application, he learned mobile development on three platforms. What was his experience and what does that tell us about the state of mobile development today?
Nov 17, 2011
History of HTTP and the World Wide Web with Henrik Frystyk Nielsen
One day Henrik Frystyk Nielsen met Tim Berners-Lee at CERN and became his first graduate student. He joined the W3C and worked on HTTP and some of the first browsers. Henrik is one of the primary authors of the HTTP specification. He sits down with Scott and they chat about the history of the web from HTTP to the mysterious HTTP Status Code 418.
Nov 10, 2011
Damian Edwards explains The Realtime Web for ASP.NET with SignalR
Damian Edwards and David Fowler have created a jQuery client-side library and an ASP.NET back end that promises to make real-time persistent connections available to .NET programmers. Long-polling, Server-sent events and WebSockets. What does it all mean? Damian sets us straight.
Nov 03, 2011
Designing a better experience with Sara Summers
Scott talks to Microsoft UX expert Sara Summers at the Heartland Developer's Conference. Sara has coauthored the recently published book for experienced designers, entitled Dynamic Prototyping. Sara loves to talk about big ideas, changing everything, breaking your toys, throwing away your designs and capturing new ideas.
Oct 27, 2011
Inside Visual Studio Performance and PerfWatson with Phil Price
Scott goes directly to the source and talks to Phil Price from the Visual Studio team. Why is VS sometimes slow? When it is slow, what's really happening? What is PerfWatson and how will it help them make VS faster? All this and some hints in interesting improvements in the next version of Visual Studio!
Oct 21, 2011
Google's Steve Souders, Creator of YSlow on Web Site Optimization
Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His book, Even Faster Web Sites, explains his best practices for performance. Steve is the creator of YSlow, one of the top 25 Firefox add-ons.
Oct 15, 2011
Startup Series: Alex Papadimoulis on creating Inedo and The Daily WTF
Not every startup starts up smoothly. Alex Papadimoulis shares his stories of near-failure moving from a consultancy to a software company while working on a wildly popular blog at night. What mistakes did his company make in sales and marketing, and how long did it take them to change course?
Oct 06, 2011
Startup Series: PostSharp from Open Source to Commercial Business with Gael Fraiteur
Gael Fraiteur had a full time job while working on the side on his open source Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) project "PostSharp." He's since turned his project into a successful commercial entity called SharpCrafters. What did he learn along the way and what can we learn from his successes and troubles? We also learn about Aspect Oriented Programming and how AOP tools like PostSharp can help your projects today.
Sep 28, 2011
Startup Series: Gibraltar Software with Kendall Miller
Kendall Miller is a founder at .NET development tools vendor Gibraltar Software. They are two years into their their startup experiment and are becoming a small, mature company with some great products. How much did they need to fund their startup? How do they market and spread the word? What if there are free or open source versions of their software out there?
Sep 22, 2011
Startup Series: Growing ZocDoc with Nick Ganju
Scott chats with Nick Ganju CTO of ZocDoc on how he's building his business with BizSpark and ASP.NET. Does he use Open Source? When do they write their own libraries and when do they buy? What kinds of issues does a .NET startup run into when hiring?
Sep 15, 2011
Startup Series: Building Octopus Deploy with Paul Stovell
This week Scott skypes with Paul in London. He's recently moved from Australia and has simultaneously launched his own micro-ISV focused on convention-based deployments made easy. What's involved? How did it get started and what does this Octopus Deploy do?
Sep 06, 2011
Startup Series: Inside the DuckDuckGo Search Engine with Gabriel Weinberg
In this first Startup Series episode, Scott talks to Gabriel Weinberg about DuckDuckGo, his new search engine. How dare he go up against Google? He dare with better, more relevant search results. Learn how to be an overnight success in just 15 short years.
Sep 02, 2011
Inside the Design Process - Redesigning Scott's blog with Jeremy Kratz
Scott talks to designer Jeremy Kratz about the design process from yellow legal pad to complete design. What kinds of things should a designer take into consideration? Where does design stop and CSS begin, or is there a distinction? Should YOU hire a designer?
Aug 25, 2011
Microsoft Research: Trinity is a Graph Database and a Distributed Parallel Platform for Graph Data
Scott talks via Skype to Haixun Wang at Microsoft Research Asia about Trinity: a distributed graph database and computing platform. What is a GraphDB? How is it different from a traditional Relational DB, a Document DB or even just a naive in-memory distributed data structure? Will your next database be a graph database?
Aug 18, 2011
Within Windows with Rafael Rivera
Scott sits down with Rafael Rivera to talk about the black box that is Windows. Or is it? Rafael doesn't take no for an answer and shares stories of breaking apps to fix them. No more secrets, this week on Hanselminutes.
Aug 12, 2011
Microsoft Web Platform and Azure direction with Scott Hunter
Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter (also known as Scotts the Lesser) talk about recently Azure/Web reorg, the direction that ASP.NET and Azure are talking, and how they see open source fitting into the future at Microsoft.
Aug 04, 2011
Polyglot Programming and .NET - Lessons Learned with Ivan Towlson from Mindscape
Scott sits down with Ivan Towlson from Mindscape. They recently released Web Workbench to the community for free with support for LESS, SASS, and CoffeeScript. Interestingly, they used C#, F#, JavaScript and Ruby to create this app. Why was polyglot programming right for what them? Is it right for you?
Jul 28, 2011
Script# compiles to JavaScript: A Real World Implementation at Earth Class Mail
Scott talks to Matt Clay and Matt Davis at Earth Class Mail about how they used Nikhil Kothari's Script# compiler to write JavaScript from C# source. Why did they do it? What were the benefits? The problems? Would they do it again?
Jul 22, 2011
Digging into the Kinect SDK with Dan Fernandez
Scott gets schooled on the Microsoft Research Kinect SDK by Dan Fernandez. What happens when I plug a Kinect into my PC? What's included with the SDK and what's not? What work happens in the hardware and what happens in software...and more importantly, what can I build?
Jul 14, 2011
JavaScript is Assembly Language for the Web: Semantic Markup is Dead! Clean vs. Machine-coded HTML
Scott talks to Erik Meijer about the idea that JavaScript is an assembly language. What assumptions can we make and how could this idea fundamentally change how we develop software on the web?
Jul 07, 2011
Glimpse - A client-side Glimpse into your server
Scott talks with open source developers Anthony van der Hoorn and Nik Molnar from the Glimpse Project. Their very innovative (and all JavaScript and HTML!) debugger tool for ASP.NET has taken the community by storm. How did they do it and how can Glimpse make your live better?
Jun 30, 2011
Basics of Web Security with Barry Dorrans
Scott sits down with Microsoft Security Engineer Barry Dorrans to get a general sense of the basics of Web Security in 2011. Who are the groups in the news most often? What threats are nailing websites most often today, and are they different from classic threats? Where do we start to protect our sites?
Jun 23, 2011
Inside IronJS - A complete JavaScript/ECMAScript open source implementation on the .NET DLR
Scott talks to open source developer Fredrik Holmström about IronJS. It's a very complete implementation of JavaScript written in F# on top of the DLR. It's even faster than IE8 now and getting faster every day. How does something like this get built? What can you use it for? What are the Iron\* languages used for and how can you get involved?
Jun 16, 2011
Nancy, Sinatra and the Explosion of .NET Micro Web Frameworks with Andreas Håkansson
Scott chats with open source developer Andreas Håkansson about his .NET micro web framework called Nancy which is inspired by a Ruby framework called Sinatra. Why do we need frameworks like this? What kinds of sites and services can they support and how do they relate to ASP.NET?
Jun 09, 2011
Community vs. Evangelism vs. Marketing vs. Authenticity with Brandon Watson
Scott sits down with Brandon Watson, a Director on Windows Phone. He works with the Developer Community, but what does that really mean? Scott pushes on this point to better understand his own job at Microsoft.
Jun 02, 2011
Personal Systems of Organization - Rey Bango interviews Scott Hanselman
Tables turned this week and Rey Bango interviews Scott on his personal systems of organization. How has Scott synthesized the systems of Stephen Covey, David Allen, J.D. Meier and the Pomodoro Technique into a living system that works for him.
May 26, 2011
Before The Show: Off the Cuff Conversation with Jeff Atwood (EXPLICIT)
Sometimes the most interesting conversations happen before or after the show. Often they happen with Jeff Atwood. I (Scott) called Jeff to get some audio for our other show http://thisdeveloperslife.com and was recording as soon as Jeff and I started chatting. Here's our unedited random personal phone call that I thought might be fun.
May 23, 2011
Open Source vs. Making Money vs. Freaking Lasers - Are we all Evil? With Chris Sells
Scott chats with Chris Sells about the pressure to release software as Open Source versus pressure to make money as a business. How are Google, Microsoft and Apple evolving over the years and what should we as developers do about it?
May 12, 2011
Network Attached Storage and Windows Home Server with Travis Illig
Scott chats with fellow home storage enthusiast Travis Illig about NAS options (Network Attached Storage) available today. Both Scott and Travis purchased (and told their friends about) Windows Home Servers. Where are their Home Servers now, and what are they using going forward?
May 05, 2011
This is not your father's WCF - All about the WebAPI with Glenn Block
Glenn Block is with Scott in The Netherlands and tries to get Scott up to speed on what's new in WCF. Scott thinks WCF is scary and heavyweight. How does WCF fit into a world of Web 2.0 lightweight APIs? What's the WCF WebAPI and how does compare to services in ASP.NET MVC?
Apr 28, 2011
A C++ guy learns JavaScript - Chris Sells moves to the Web
Scott talks to Chris Sells after Chris has been up since 7am writing JavaScript and HTML. What's the world coming to when one of the world's foremost managed code experts starts writing Web Code? How is he finding JavaScript and what should you do about it?
Apr 21, 2011
The Rise of the Micro-ORM with Sam Saffron and Rob Conery
Scott's at Mix this week and he sits down with Sam Saffron and Rob Conery to talk about their Micro-ORMs. What have they done in less than 400 lines of code, that the rest of the planet needs a dozen assemblies for? Should you abandon your ORM and start writing inline SQL? All this and more.
Apr 14, 2011
ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update with Phil Haack
Mix 11 is today so Scott got the scoop from Phil on the new tools being released.
Apr 12, 2011
.NET API design that optimizes for Programmer Joy with Jonathan Carter
Scott sits down with Jonathan Carter to brainstorm about optimizing APIs for programmer happiness, rather than programmer productivity.
Mar 31, 2011
Remote Eclipse/Java Development using TFS at Microsoft with Martin Woodward
Scott talks to Martin Woodward, a Microsoft Program Manager who lives and works in Northern Ireland on the Java-based Eclipse plugin for Team Foundation Server. Martin Woodward is the Program Manager for Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere and part of the Team Foundation Server group at Microsoft. He helps to ensure that Eclipse and cross-platform developers are an active part of the TFS eco-system.
Mar 24, 2011
Inside Entity Framework 4.1 CodeFirst with Jeff Derstadt and Tim Laverty
This week Scott sits down with the lead dev and lead PM for Entity Framework to talk about the improvements from the first version. What's improved and changed? What do they think about NHiberate or just doing SQL on your own?
Mar 23, 2011
Selenium for Web Automation Testing with Jim Evans
Scott chats with Jim Evans from the Selenium team about how to get into Web Automation Testing. What's new in Selenium v2? Can you use Selenium with any browser? How does .NET fit into the process? All this and more in this Web Testing Episode.
Mar 20, 2011
JavaScript and jQuery: Moving beyond Alert()
Scott talks to Elijah Manor and Dave Ward about how one can take their JavaScript knowledge to the next level. What are the major concepts I should study? Which plugins are the must-haves? What's "Modernizr" and how does it, along with the concept of feature detection make my life easier?
Mar 02, 2011
The Opinionated Cloud - Learning about AppHarbor
Scott sits down with Rune from AppHarbor. AppHarbor has some strong opinions about how the cloud should work and how applications should be deployed. Is there room for another cloud offering? Is the cloud about elasticity or something else? What's a Cloud and what's Platform as a Service. All this and more as Scott gets educated.
Feb 24, 2011
ASP.NET Web Forms - Reports of my Death have been exaggerated, with Damian Edwards
Scott chats with Damian Edwards about new features coming in ASP.NET WebForms, new techniques, controls, model binding, HTML 5 and more.
Feb 17, 2011
Organizing your own Virtual Technical Conference - MVCConf Post-Mortem
Scott talks to Javier Lozano and Jon Galloway (and Eric Hexter in spirit) about MVCConf. Thousands of viewers logged in and watched hours of top technical content on ASP.NET MVC this last week. How was it organized? How was it paid for? Can you put together your own free conference?
Feb 10, 2011
ReactiveUI extensions to the Reactive Framework (Rx) with Paul Betts
Scott sits down with Paul Betts and talks about extensing the Reactive Framework. We currently manage our UI events as they are pushed to us. How does programming - and asynchronous programming - change if we change the way UI events are consumed? The ReactiveFramework extends .NET, and Paul's extended that with his Open Source Reactive UI framework. Let's see if Paul can teach Scott a new trick.
Feb 05, 2011
HTML5 Basics with Mads Kristensen
Scott chats with Mads Kristensen about HTML5? What exactly is this thing? Is it evolutionary or revolutionary? Should you start working with HTML5 now, or should you wait for some unknown future?
Jan 27, 2011
Professional Technical Speaker Tips from Scott with Drew Robbins
Scott and Drew are shattered, having just finished presenting 8 solid hours of technical but upbeat content in The Netherlands. They're doing WebCamps and take a moment to talk about presenting. How do you start? How do you stay focused and recover from errors? How can you move up from smaller venues to the big rooms? All this, plus Scott's lost his voice.
Jan 22, 2011
On WebMatrix with Rob Conery
WebMatrix was relesed on the 13th of January. Some folks have said its very existance is confusing. Do we need another IDE? What's Microsoft trying to pull here? Scott talks to ex-Microsoftie Rob Conery on his unfiltered take.
Jan 13, 2011
Executable Specifications with Gojko Adzic, Jonas Bandi and Aslak Hellesoy
This week Scott learns about Executable Specifications with Gojko Adzic, Jonas Bandi and Aslak Hellesoy. What's all this talk about BDD, Cucumber, Gerkin and SpecFlow? Where's the best place to start and how to Acceptance Tests fit into my existing projects?
Jan 06, 2011
From Agile Consultant to Agile Team Member with John Wilger
Scott sits down with former agile coach John Wilger to talk about his experience going to work for the company he originally consulted with. What kinds of issues do small teams deal with when moving from traditional software develoment processes?
Dec 30, 2010
Hanselminutiae-nine with Richard Campbell
Happy holidays! It's a totally random chat show with Richard Campbell. What's next for Windows Phone 7? Will Scott give up his iPhone? How many Kindles can one man own? Is Kinect the future of computing? All this and less on this episode.
Dec 23, 2010
Transitions - Exploring issues moving from small companies to large corporations
Scott talks to his friend John Batdorf about their move from small consultancies to large corporations. What kinds of issues do we deal with as employees and what kinds of issues do IT departments come upon as companies grow?
Dec 17, 2010
Kayak, OWIN, Open Source Web Servers and more with Benjamin van der Veen
Scott sits down with open source developers Benjamin van der Veen to talk about his C# Web Server, Kayak, as well as OWIN, Open Source Web Servers and his thoughts on where server-side web development is going.
Dec 10, 2010
Knockout Javascript with Steve Sanderson
Steve Sanderson has created an interesting MVVM Javascript library for ASP.NET MVC. Yes, you read that right! MVVM on the client, MVC on the server, living together happily may make a more enjoyable development experience. All this plus HTML, data binding, jQuery, text boxes over data, ASP.NET and more.
Dec 01, 2010
The Plight of the Remote Worker with Pete Brown
Scott and Pete have both worked for Microsoft for a while now as remote workers. What works, what doesn't? Why is Scott obsessed with video portals and cameras and does it help? Pete shares his thoughts and tips on the remote life.
Nov 24, 2010
The MVVM Pattern with Laurent Bugnion
Scott talks to Laurent Bugnion about the often misunderstood Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. What's the different between this pattern and MVC? Can I use this pattern for Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone 7, and what Open Source projects can support this pattern?
Nov 18, 2010
Developing Indie Games for Xbox 360 and XNA with George Clingerman
This week Scott talks to George Clingerman, a member of the Independant Xbox Game Development Community (Indie Games). George is a business developer by day and a game developer by night, using C# and managed code in both instances. How does this all work and how can you develop and sell your own games?
Nov 12, 2010
Creative Outlets with Rob Conery
Rob joins Scott this week as they talk about their new (and very different) podcast "This Developer's Life." Why does Rob feel the need to create? What's the process? How does one create their own podcast and what are some tips for not just success, but feeling good after!
Nov 04, 2010
ASP.NET MVC 3 RC and NuGet Package Management with Phil Haack
It's PDC week and Scott's on campus with Phil Haack talking about ASP.NET MVC 3 RC and the NuPack^H^H^H^H^H^H^H NuGet Package Manager.
Oct 27, 2010
Deeper into the Netduino with Chris Walker from Secret Labs
Scott chats with Chris from Secret Labs about the Netduino Open Source hardware platform. How does Netduino and Netduino Plus relate to the .NET Microframework and which parts of Open Source? What can I build with it and it how? What kinds of capabilities does this little piece of hardware have, and can it give even smaller?
Oct 21, 2010
Misunderstanding REST with Mike Amundsen
Web Services with SOAP are a pretty well understood thing, but what's all this appeal about REST? Is REST just CRUD (Create Read Update Delete) for the Web? Is it a pattern, a style or dogma? Recognized REST expert Mike Amundsen sets Scott straight.
Oct 07, 2010
Making a hobby a job - Talking with Eric Herbrandson about his Silverlight-based MicroISV
Eric Herbrandson has been working on the site creating a Silverlight-based audio mixer at night and weekends. What's the best way to hold down a full time job while pursuing your passion? Was it hard for Eric to learn a new technology and apply it to his little ISV? And some tech chat about his product, AudioOrchard (now ScratchAudio), what was possible and what wasn't.
Oct 07, 2010
Getting Things Done with Lane Newsom
Scott chats with Getting Things Done (GTD) practitioner and MBA student Lane Newsom. How does she apply the principals of GTD in a practical way to her daily life?
Sep 28, 2010
Inside the Naked Objects Framework with Richard Pawson
Richard Pawson wrote his PhD thesis on "Naked Objects." Scott sits down to chat with Richard about the framework. Too complex? Too simple? How does Naked Objects apply in today's object oriented systems and what does it learn from yesterday's?
Sep 16, 2010
.NET Micro Framework with Colin Miller
Scott talks to Colin Miller about the .NET Micro Framework. It's a "tiny CLR" that runs in as little as 64k! He explains how it started with the SPOT Watch (remember that) and how it's grown to an Open Source project under the Apache 2.0 license with a broad ecosystem and dozens of hardware boards available from partners.
Sep 09, 2010
Eric Sink on Distributed Version Control Systems
Scott chats with Eric Sink from SourceGear about DVCS. How bad IS SourceSafe? What kinds of things should you think about when moving to more modern source control system like SVN? Then what about moving to a proper distributed system? Mercurial vs. Git and more.
Sep 02, 2010
Continuous Web Deployment with Jon Torresdal
This week Scott talks to Jon Torresdal from Norway via Skype. Jon is an Architect for a Norwegian insurance company, and an editor for InfoQ. His agile team practice Scrum and Jon shares his experiences making web deployment a no-click affair. What are the tools and techniques you need to make your automated build automate deployment to a production web farm?
Aug 26, 2010
OpenID and OpenAuth with DotNetOpenAuth open source programmer Andrew Arnott
Scott talks to Andrew Arnott about OpenID and OpenAuth. What are these two protocols, how do they relate to each other and what do we as programmers need to know about them? Do you use Twitter? Then you use OpenAuth and may not realize it. Andrew works at Microsoft and works on the side on his open source project DotNetOpenAuth.
Aug 19, 2010
Performance of Silverlight on Windows Phone 7
Scott talks to Jeff Wilcox, a Developer on the Silverlight Team about developing on Windows Phone 7. What kinds of performance can we expect from the phone? Jeff Wilcox shows Scott some tips and tricks on how to get the smoothest animations from your phone. Frame Rate Counters and more fun are explained!
Aug 12, 2010
Inside Expression SuperPreview with developer Mike Calvo
Scott talks to Mike Calvo, a Microsoft Lead Developer based out of Minnesota (!) about Expression SuperPreview. SuperPreview helps developers and designers with cross-browser CSS and HTML issues. How'd they build it and with what? What's inside? How does the cloud fit in and how do they support Safari?
Aug 11, 2010
Building your own Ultimate Developer PC 2.0 with Pete Brown
Scott catches up with Pete Brown after they've both built their "Ultimate Developer PCs." Any regrets? What'd they learn and how you can learn from their mistakes and successes.
Aug 09, 2010
Learning about NHibernate 3 with Jason Dentler
Scott chats with Jason Dentler about NHibernate and their new 3.0 release. Jason is the author of the upcoming "NHibernate 3 Cookbook" from Packt Publishing. Is NHibernate hard and scary? Jason gets Scott up to speed and talks open source community.
Jul 29, 2010
ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 with Phil Haack
ASP.NET MVC matches forward. Scott talks to Phil Haack about today's Preview 1 release. There's new features to make dependency injection easier, an all new "Razor" ViewEngine, and much more. How do they choose these features and how can the community help?
Jul 23, 2010
Code First Databases with Entity Framework (Magic Unicorn Edition)
Scott talks to Jeff Derstadt, Senior Dev Lead in the Database and Modeling Group. They released a CTP (Community Technology Preview) of a simplified Code First model for creating, describing and accessing databases using the Entity Framework. Scott digs in and finds out if this is the Data Access technology for him (and maybe you).
Jul 16, 2010
Art is Shipping - Bridging Designers and Developers with Jin Yang
Scott sits down with designer Jin Yang to talk about the fundamental differences between developers and designers. Are we a totally different breed? How should designers and developers work together? Should designers code their own sites?
Jul 15, 2010
Hanselminutiae-eight with Dan Fernandez
This weeks it's a very sick Dan Fernandez from Channel 9 who joins me on the show for a random Hanselminutiae. We talk iPads, Windows Phone 7, Hulu Plus, TimeSvr, innovation and more.
Jul 08, 2010
Creating the Ultimate Developer Machine 2.0 - How can we get a 7.9 WEI Score for under $3k?
Creating the Ultimate Developer Machine 2.0. It's that time again. Pete Brown and I want to know how we can get a 7.9 WEI Score for under $3k. We enlist Larry Larsen from Channel 9 as well as Jeff Kirkham and Chris Kirk from the WinSAT team. These guys work on the WEI score itself. Can we make it happen?
Jul 02, 2010
Demystifying Microsoft's Application Server: Windows Server AppFabric with Karandeep Anand
Microsoft's Application Server is out and it's called AppFabric. Scott chats with Karandeep Anand from the Distributed Application Server group at Microsoft about Windows Server AppFabric. It's released and it's part of Windows itself. How does it relate to Azure? What's included, and where's Velocity?
Jun 24, 2010
Punditry, Politics, Race, iPads, The Onion and the Web with Baratunde Thurston
Scott's in DC this week and he sits down with multimedia personality Baratunde Thurston. He's a Web Editor for TheOnion.com, a founder at JackAndJillPolitics.com, a host on the Science Channel and the author of the upcoming book "How To Be Black." He tells Scott how.
Jun 19, 2010
MVC Turbine and IoC made easy with Javier Lozano
Scott talks to Javier Lozano about his open source MVC Turbine project and how it makes Dependency Injection and inversion of control extremely easy. These concepts can be tricky to jump into and usually require custom code in your app. MVC Turbine makes it easy to get up and running in minutes with ASP.NET MVC and IoC.
Jun 10, 2010
Geek Relationship Tips with Scott's Wife
Scott's on vacation this week at the beach and Scott's Wife Mo joins him on the show to share Geek Relationship Tips. Is it hard to be married to a geek? What are some techniques for avoiding conflict and having a drama-free relationship?
Jun 03, 2010
World Airplane Travel Tips with James Senior
Scott and James are on a world tour and racking up the miles. James shares some of his best travel tips and tricks, and Scott shares how he moves through airport security as fast as possible. It's Techie Travel with James and Scott this week on Hanselminutes, recorded from Sydney, Australia.
May 27, 2010