Podcast Me 2 Virginia Beach

Podcast Me 2 Virginia BeachOver the last long weekend took a 12 hour family road trip to VA Beach, VA to see family. Of course to survie the round trip a good podcast line-up was necessary. The faithful consisting of Herding Code, The Hanselminutes Podcast, .NET Rocks didn’t disappoint plus but two new comers showed great promise The Treehouse Show and JavaScript Jabber.

I really enjoyed Amir Rajan Does Frictionless Development with Oak, Pablo Santos Does DVCS with PlasticsSCM, OWIN and Katana with Louis DeJardin, and the quick hitting Treehouse casts. The podcasts have geared me up to learn more about Oak, canopy, plasticscm, OWIN and be a regular Treehouse Show listener.

Oak is a frictionless development suite for ASP.NET MVC SPAs inspired by Ruby On Rails tools suite leveraging C# DLR to connect the dots. After listening to this talk I was jazzed to review the framework. Moving to the top of the list after Ember.js and Angluar.js.

PlasticSCM is one of the most powerful distributed version control systems on the market today providing advanced branching and merging plus integrates with all the major SCMs. Looking forward to taking this tool for a test drive. Product is FREE for 1-15 person teams.

OWIN defines a standard interface between .NET web servers and web applications. The goal of the OWIN interface is to decouple server and application, encourage the development of simple modules for .NET web development, and, by being an open standard, stimulate the open source ecosystem of .NET web development tools. NancyFx and SignalR both can run on OWIN hosts. Need to find sometime to play with Katana, an OWIN implementation for Microsoft servers and frameworks.

Pod-cats Lineup:

Treehouse Links

A list of links to checkout courtesy of Treehouse ( from referenced podcasts shows above ).