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Nov 28 2016

Visual Studio Code vs. Visual Studio "Classic" -- what's an IDE, anyway?

In this episode, Chris, Todd, and Jess discuss how awesome Visual Studio Code is while Todd defends the relevance of the full-blown Visual Studio "Classic Cadillac" IDE. What's the difference between an "IDE" and the new breed of powerful and extensible "text editors" such as Notepad++, Sublime Text, and now Visual Studio Code. Oh yeah, and Jess gets yet another reason to talk about how great TypeScript is, too.
Aug 23 2016

.NET Core RTM - Real World "File > New Project"

Several episodes in to the ".NET Core RTM" series, Jess, Todd, and Chris finally get down to the specifics of how to use .NET Core. Starting with File > New Project all the way down to View Components, they talk about what it's like to actually use ASP.NET Core to develop real web applications.
Aug 15 2016

.NET Core RTM - Jeff Fritz explains why it could be awesome after all

Jeff Fritz from Microsoft joins Jess, Todd, and Chris to talk about .NET Core and we challenge our discussion of .NET Core RTM in the previous episode. Now that you've heard several sides of the story, what do you think? Let us know at staticvoidpodcast.com!
Jul 25 2016

.NET Core RTM - What is it and what does it mean?

In this episode, Jess, Todd, and Chris talk about the fact that .NET Core (and ASP.NET Core) have been officially released, and contemplate what that means and how it might (or might not) affect .NET developers.
May 23 2016

The Browser as a Development Platform

In this episode, Jess, Todd, and Chris debate the merits and the suitability of using the browser as an application development platform. From memory management, to the DOM, to deployment, to Todd wishing that Silverlight never died, we touch on a variety of aspects involved in working in the browser.

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Jess Chadwick

Jess Chadwick

Jess Chadwick is a software developer and technologist with over fifteen years of development experience ranging from embedded devices in start-ups to enterprise-scale solutions in Fortune 25s. He is an ASPInsider and a magazine and book author with O’Reilly publishing, as well as several courses on Lynda.com including Up and Running with ASP.NET 5. Jess is actively involved in the development community, regularly speaking at user groups and conferences as well as co-lead of the NJDOTNET Central New Jersey .NET user group.

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder

Todd has been a software developer/architect for over 20 years. During that time, he has spent several years as a consultant providing technical guidance and leadership for the development of enterprise class systems on the Microsoft and Web Platforms. At Infragistics, he is a principal consultant that focuses on the design and construction of Rich Internet Application (RIA), mobile and n-tier based systems. Todd is the co-leader for the New Jersey .NET User Group, NJDOTNET, and is a frequent speaker and book author.

Chris Gomez

Chris Gomez

Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for over twenty years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks and retail stores and building portfolio analytics for commercial lending. Today Chris is building distributed systems with .NET and other platforms and is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET / IIS. His hobby for game development turned into a game development user group called Philly GameWorks, founded in 2014.