Going into the whole podcasting adventure was something that I didn’t know if I was ready for or not. I won’t lie, it has taken a LOT more time than I had initially estimated. But getting the opportunity to meet and interact with the people that I have has been wonderful. I thought setting up interviews, given that the site is new, would be difficult. As it turns out getting people to come on the show has worked out quite well. So much so that people are now asking to come on the show directly. Wonderful.
So far I have interviewed Ben Schierman, Javier Lozano, Atif Aziz, and Sara Chipps (in that order).
Ben’s interview, which largely discussed ASP.NET MVC and surrounding technologies, is already posted.
I just finished the rough edit of Atif’s interview which was fantastic (he is reviewing that now). He has a wealth of untapped knowledge that would take several interviews to get out of him. We discussed some of his open source projects which touched ELMAH, Fizzler, Jayrock, LINQBridge, BackLINQ, and MoreLINQ among many other interesting things.
The next interview I will be posting will be the interview I had with Javier Lozano. That interview took us through quite a few details of the ASP.NET MVC framework. We discussed the existing MVC framework, new features of ASP.NET MVC 2 (preview 2), the MVC Contrib, Javier’s MVC Turbine project (which is awesome), the MVC controls provider by such vendors as as Telerik and Syncfusion, followed by a quick discussion of the Community for MVC (C4MVC) which I personally attended this last time around and loved! C4MVC is a must for any MVC developer.
Then earlier this week I had a chance to speak with Sara Chipps from GirlDeveloper.com. Sara covered ideas about how to make personal projects a reality. We discussed her personal project bundl.it which is similar to tinyurl.com except that it gives you one shortened url that points to a container (or bundle) of URLs! We then discussed some agile practices, jquery, async web pages, and architecting for speed and scalability. She then told me about a developer chat she created on tinychat.com called WAN party (which was Super WAN Party last night) where several big names in our industry get together for a round table to discuss todays trends. The key here is that everyone can interact with this folks. I attended last night and have to say that I was quite impressed. This was really quite a fun interview and I can’t wait to get it in front of you all!
If you are waiting for the next interview, watch for my tweet from @dnetradio tonight. I will be posting Atif Aziz’s interview later this evening.