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Hanselminutes Podcast Episode Rollup 273 through 280 - Glimpse, JavaScript, Kinect, Script#, PolyGlot, Azure, Windows and Graph Databases

August 25, '11 Comments [0] Posted in Podcast
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It's happened again, I've gotten behind on my Podcast posts and rather than flooding you with copy-pastes, I figured I'd do a rollup post. It's a shame because, if I may say so, I think it's been a great few months for the show. Perhaps I'll start doing rollups every four episodes.

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Here's what's been going on with the last few episodes:

Haixun Wang #280 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?


Within Windows#279 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.


Windows Azure Logo#278 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.


#277 Polyglot Programming and .NET - Lessons Learned with Ivan Towlson from Mindscape

Mindscape LogoScott 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?


Earth Class Mail Logo#276 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?


Kinect#275 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?


Semantic Markup#274  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?


Glimpse#273 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?


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About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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