Adventures in .NET

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

113 episodes of Adventures in .NET since the first episode, which aired on September 3rd, 2019.

  • New and Improved OWASP (Part 1 ) - .NET 097

    November 30th, 2021  |  38 mins 38 secs

    ace the list from 2017 and there are a number of changes. Christian Wenz joins us to go through each item with a fine-tooth comb. The list has some new additions and consolidates some of the categories to try and make things clearer. One of the bigger changes is Broken Access Control moving from fifth to first. Want to hear more about Broken Access Control, Cryptographic Failures or Insecure Design? Then join us for this awesome OWASP episode. Which item on the top 10 have you seen most in the wild? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

  • BONUS: How to do LARGE Volumes of HIGH Quality Work - While Spending Fewer Hours Working

    November 24th, 2021  |  47 mins 22 secs

    Mani provides us with strategies and tactics to get Deep Work time and how to get our minds into that focused state for hours at a time.

  • Integration Testing - The Why and How - .NET 096

    November 23rd, 2021  |  51 mins 37 secs

    We talk to Martin Costello - a .NET developer with a QA background - about integration testing.

    We walk through the different types of automated testing and discuss the benefits and purpose for each type.

    Martin introduces us to useful tools he uses to write tests within the .NET ecosystem and discusses what we should and shouldn't be testing as well as the metrics that are important when evaluating how well tested your code is.

  • Let's Get Functional - .NET 095

    November 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    Today's episode is all about functional programming. While C# isn't necessarily designed for functional programming you can still write functional code as long as you aren't a purist. Simon Painter joins us to talk about functional programming in general and how to use it in C# specifically. How do you write functional code in an object-oriented language? How do you use classes? What limitations do you put on your methods? We discuss these questions and also look at the new record type, Funcs, switch statements and Linq. Of course F# comes up during our discussion and we go through some of the differences and how C# has adopted a number of things from the F# language. Do you use functional programming in C#? Do you use the F# language? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

  • Azure Cognitive Services Etc - .NET 094

    November 9th, 2021  |  41 mins 49 secs

    Azure has a lot of services, some of which don't get much fanfare. Azure Cognitive Services might be a service that you haven't heard much about but that has a lot of useful features. Sam Nasr joins us to look into some of their APIs including vision and speech. After that we talk about SQL Server FileTables for storing files and directories. Last but not least Sam tells us about his user group in Cleveland and how it has impacted his life and career. Have you used Azure Cognitive Services? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

  • The future is in WebAssembly - .NET 093

    November 2nd, 2021  |  42 mins

    Alexandre Malavasi walks us through Blazor WebAssembly and explains the journey and evolution of the framework to this current point and future state with the upcoming .NET 6 release. We also discuss WebAssembly more generally and its possible impact for other Single Page App frameworks in the future.

  • Blockchain on Azure - .NET 092

    October 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Today we take a look at how Microsoft is working with blockchain in Azure. Stefano Tempesta is a senior program manager at Microsoft on Azure confidential computing. Azure confidential computing focuses on securing data in use and one of the technologies they are working with is blockchain. Microsoft is working to develop blockchain solutions that can be used for things like digital signatures and supply chain management.

    We also find out how Microsoft is using blockchain on some internal projects. Since Blockchain technology is here to stay, Stefano discusses a number of future uses outside cryptocurrency. Even so we had to ask Stefano about bitcoin, etherium and NFTs. Have you used Blockchain? Do you see any use for it in the enterprise space? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

  • How Fluent Are Your Assertions? - .NET 091

    October 19th, 2021  |  47 mins 48 secs

    Do you write unit tests? Do you use Test Driven Development (TDD)? Dennis Doomen does. He started an open source project called Fluent Assertions thirteen years ago that now has over 100 million downloads and has been forked over 400 times. We talk to Dennis about how Fluent Assertions got started and how it has evolved over the years.

    Dennis is a big proponent of TDD so we talk through some of the positives and negatives of using the methodology. Unit tests are something that most developers want to incorporate into their workflow but can't for one reason or another. Join us for this episode and maybe Dennis will be able to help you get over that hump. Are unit tests part of your workflow? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

  • VS 2022 64-bit - .NET 090

    October 12th, 2021  |  54 mins 38 secs

    A long time ago in a world very different from this one we had Mads Kristensen on the podcast. During our talk the topic of 64-bit Visual Studio came up and we thought it was probably years away. Well here we are with Visual Studio 2022 64-bit on the way. Mads comes back on the podcast to talk about the path to 64-bit and some of the interesting things they had to work through along the way. We couldn't have Mads back on the podcast and not talk about extensions so we find out how extensions will work differently in Visual Studio 2022. What is your favorite extension for Visual Studio? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

  • Want To Pair Up? - .NET 089

    October 5th, 2021  |  32 mins 11 secs

    In this episode of Adventures in .NET we have a special guest join us to talk about pair programming. When you hear the term pair programming it may conjure up ideas like efficiency, learning, discomfort or maybe even that it is a waste of time. A lot depends on the (two or more) developers who are pair programming together. We look into different reasons why you might want to try pair programming and discuss some ways to get the most out of the practice. There are certainly pros and cons to pair programming but with the right approach it can be useful for you and your team. Have you done any pair programming? What did you think about it? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

  • Advocate For Yourself ( Part 2 ) - .NET 088

    September 28th, 2021  |  46 mins 31 secs

    In today's episode we talk with G. Andrew Duthie about his career and how he went from developer to advocate. You can sum this episode up in one word, passion. Whether it is for blogging, user groups, video tutorials, or 3D printing if you have a passion for what you do it makes all the difference. Andrew has been passionate about development for a long time and that has opened up opportunities for him to reach more people and introduce more developers to .NET. Do you have something you are really passionate about? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.

  • Advocate For Yourself ( Part 1 ) - .NET 087

    September 21st, 2021  |  48 mins 26 secs

    In today's episode we talk with G. Andrew Duthie about his career and how he went from developer to advocate. You can sum this episode up in one word, passion. Whether it is for blogging, user groups, video tutorials, or 3D printing if you have a passion for what you do it makes all the difference. Andrew has been passionate about development for a long time and that has opened up opportunities for him to reach more people and introduce more developers to .NET. Do you have something you are really passionate about? Let us know on Twitter at @dotnet_Podcast.