Today it's .NET Rocks episode 949, Neo4j Databases with Tatham Oddie.
Neo4j is a graph database and in this show we can hear about the core concepts behind graph databases and some real life examples. Also a bit about NoSQL in general and how NoSQL and SQL databases can work side by side.
Two shorter ones today as well. First up a very short, it's Herding Code episode 187, Brock Allen on ASP.NET Identity and Security.
Brock from Thinctecture talks about his open source libraries to simplify cross platform development and also about the CORS support he contributed to ASP.NET Web API.
BonsaiJS is a lightweight graphics library that sounds very cool.
Two shorter shows today and first up is Startups For The Rest of Us episode 171, Top 12 Signs You Should Walk Away From a Project.
Sometimes it's necessary to walk away from a project. The reasons may differ and in this show the guys give us their top 12 signs.
It reminds me a bit of the term "Kill your darlings" from when I worked in advertising.
Second one is Hanselminutes episode 410, Xbox One Developer with Dave Voyles, formerly of Comcast.
Today it's Yet Another Podcast episode 120, Breeze Roundtable.
Jesse brings together a great panel to discuss Breeze; Brian Noyes, Ward Bell, John Papa and Jon Galloway. The guys discuss what Breeze is, how best to use it and share their experience on how to get started.
Starting out with a short one, Herding Code episode 186, Paul Betts on Three Cross-Platform Libraries: Splat, ModernHttpClient and Punchclock.
Paul has some nice libraries designed to simplify cross-platform development in C#. Splat lets you share things in cross-platform viewmodels, the biggest one being images. ModernHttpClient brings platform-specific networking libraries to Xamarin to speed up http calls. Punchclock is a library for managing concurrent operations.
Today I have The Tablet Show episode 123, Native vs. Hybrid with Shawn Wildermuth.
Shawn share his knowledge and experience in mobile development and talks about pros and cons of native development with tools like Xamarin and hybrid development with PhoneGap/Cordova and Icenium.
There is a lot going on around Angular and here's a nice suite of modules to accompany it. I will definitely check it out.
Two shorter show from RunAs Radio today, first up episode 354, Learning About Learning with Kim Tripp.
I enjoy listening to shows like this. Kim and Richard talks about learning, training, conferences and more.
Second on of the day is RunAs Radio episode 353, Distributed Replay in SQL Server 2012 with Boris Hristov.
I'm not a DBA and will never be one but I want to keep an eye on new features in SQL Server as well as other applications in order to know what's possible when architecting new solutions.
Distributed Replay collect transactions and can then replay those on your server.
Today it's .NET Rocks episode 948, Software Patents with Jonathan Zuck.
This is a very interesting discussion on software patents. There have been so much about patent trolls and companies suing each other the past years and sometimes it feels ridiculous. But Jonathan brings a lot of other views into the picture and there are a lot of things to think about.
Today is a pretty big milestone, I'm half way through my one hour a day experiment and haven't broken the chain yet. I'm going a little of topic and listened to a show about one of my other passions. It's .NET Rocks episode 886, Whiskey Geek Out.
I like the .NET Rocks geek out shows. For my 100th day I listened to one about barbecue and today it's whiskey, or as I spell it, whisky. The discussion actually starts with the spelling. I'm usually use whisky for scotch and whiskey for Irish and American. Who really cares, we drink it, we love it, no matter the spelling.
It's an awesome discussion going into the details of the destillation process, barreling and much more.
This is passion!