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Hanselminutes on 9 - The .NET Micro Framework with Colin Miller

July 10, '09 Comments [3] Posted in Podcast | Programming
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I'm was Building 42 yesterday and stopped by the offices of Colin Miller. He runs the .NET Micro Framework, which is a "Tiny CLR" and supporting libraries that run on embedded systems in as little as 32k! (although usually more). There's 1.5 million devices running the .NET Micro Framework.

Check out the Video at Channel 9, it's short, sweet and to the point and Colin covers a lot of ground. It's also the first video that I filmed and posted in 16:9 720p without changing the aspect ratio, so let me know if you like the video quality.

This means that C# developers with little or NO background in electronics can create very sophisticated hardware systems including sensors, servos, whatever! Colin gives me the whole scoop and explains how the whole thing works from Virtual Machine to Firmware to Hardware.

Getting Started with .NET Micro Framework

1. About .NET Micro Framework

2. Get .NET Micro Framework

3. Learn .NET Micro Framework

I'm going to take a look at this and see how it can improve my arcade machine with some touch-screens and maybe a tilt-sensor for pinball. ;)

You don't need hardware to get stared as there's an emulator. I've got a small starter development point, though, and I'll post more as I explore.

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Hanselminutes Podcast 170 - Kanban Boards for Agile Project Management with Zen Author Nate Kohari

July 10, '09 Comments [1] Posted in Agile | Podcast
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imageMy one-hundred-and-seventieth podcast is up. Today Scott chats with Nate Kohari, author of Ninject, about Nate's new Kanban-inspired project "Zen." Are project boards something your agile team should be thinking about?

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Building quality software is never easy. It requires skills and imagination. We cannot promise to improve your skills, but when it comes to User Interface, we can provide the building blocks to take your application a step closer to your imagination. Explore the leading UI suites for ASP.NET and Windows Forms. Enjoy the versatility of our new-generation Reporting Tool. Dive into our online community. Visit www.telerik.com.

As I've said before this show comes to you with the audio expertise and stewardship of Carl Franklin. The name comes from Travis Illig, but the goal of the show is simple. Avoid wasting the listener's time. (and make the commute less boring)

Enjoy. Who knows what'll happen in the next show?

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Hanselminutes on 9 - What Laptop do Alpha Geeks Use?

July 7, '09 Comments [12] Posted in Channel9 | Podcast
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image I'm up in Redmond visiting for a few days this week and I'm in a super-secret meeting in an undisclosed location (Well, actually it's Studio C in the 3408 conference room, but still, what can you do with that?) and during a break I noticed how everyone had a different laptop. Here's 6 short minutes on who's running what. You might recognize a few familiar faces. I pulled out my Creative Vado HD and proceeded to be silly.

As with most Hanselminutes on 9 videos, this little diddy is entirely free of content.

Enjoy. Downloads for iPod, Zune, and PSP are also available on the site.

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July 7th - Seattle/Redmond/Bellevue Nerd Dinner

July 6, '09 Comments [1] Posted in NerdDinner
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Are you in King County/Seattle/Redmond/Bellevue and surrounding areas? Are you a huge nerd? Perhaps a geek? No? Maybe a, dork, dweeb or wonk. Maybe you're in town for an SDR (Software Design Review) or just hanging out. Quite possibly you're just a normal person.

Regardless, why not join us for some Mall Food at the Crossroads Bellevue Mall Food Court on July 7th around 6:00pm?

All the details are at http://www.nerddinner.com/717

Also, please Tweet This!

If you want to come and share something with the group, please do! We're language and technology agnostic and always eager to learn about new stuff.

It'd be great if Microsoft Employees came also - everyone loves to put a face to a blog and sometimes Microsoft folks get tunnel vision and don't learn about what's going on in other groups! All are welcome...Please spread the word!

Hope to see you there. If not, I shall eat my Spicy Chicken alone in peace.

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Hanselminutes Podcast 169 - The Art of Unit Testing with Roy Osherove

July 6, '09 Comments [12] Posted in NUnit | Open Source | Podcast | Tools
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ArtOfUnitTesting My one-hundred-and-sixty-ninth podcast is up. In this show recorded in Norway, Roy Osherove educates Scott on best practices in Unit Testing techniques and the Art of Unit Testing.

Also, be sure to check out Roy's talk at the recent Norwegian Developer's Conference, they're quite excellent and worth your time.

Roy's Publisher has given Hanselminutes listeners a code until August 1st, 2009 for 37% off. The code is "hansel37" and it's good at http://www.manning.com and takes the price to US$25.19. Oddly in other ironic news, the book is (tonight at least) $26.39 on Amazon. Go figure.

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Do also remember the complete archives are always up and they havePDF Transcripts, a little known feature that show up a few weeks after each show.

Telerik is a sponsor for this show!

Building quality software is never easy. It requires skills and imagination. We cannot promise to improve your skills, but when it comes to User Interface, we can provide the building blocks to take your application a step closer to your imagination. Explore the leading UI suites for ASP.NET and Windows Forms. Enjoy the versatility of our new-generation Reporting Tool. Dive into our online community. Visit www.telerik.com.

As I've said before this show comes to you with the audio expertise and stewardship of Carl Franklin. The name comes from Travis Illig, but the goal of the show is simple. Avoid wasting the listener's time. (and make the commute less boring)

Enjoy. Who knows what'll happen in the next show?

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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