Wait, we’ve read this one already!
I know, but I was so taken aback by the sheer number of typos and incorrect links that I’ve decided to send it again (and delete the previous version from the archives).
Please accept my apologies folks. It wont happen again.
Welcome to the June edition of the official newsletter for The .NET Core Podcast.
Before we get onto the newsletter proper, I just wanted to take a moment and explain why there weren’t any newsletters last month:
Essentially, I make a point of getting these newsletters prepared ahead of time but I was pretty bad at scheduling my time in April and May, which meant that the newsletter ended up slipping through the cracks.
For those who don’t follow the twitter account for the show
which is dotnetcoreshow, by the way
and those who might have missed the episode that I put out on April 5th
it was called A Quick Update
I spent a few weeks of April in Japan. Planning the vacation, translating for everyone I went with, the travel, and the jet lag meant that I needed a little more time to recover than normal. Which meant that I ended up not being able to type up a newsletter, and get the show out on time.
That’s my fault, and I’m looking for ways to stop that from happening in the future.
By the way, if you’re at all interested in finding out what I got up to, I produced a special episode of The Waffling Taylors
which is one of the other shows that I work on in my free time
all about the trip called “Jays Japan Diaries”. The episode is a number of audio clips that I recorded, reflecting on my trip whilst I was there. The show notes
has an embedded player
so you don't have to subscribe if you don't want to, butt you totally should
and a number of photos from my trip, too.
Another thing which has happened in that time is that I was a guest on Steve “Ardalis” Smiths’ Weekly Dev Tips Podcast
You might remember him from his appearance on episode 9 of the podcast
The episode that I guested on was entitled “On Sleep with Guest Jamie Taylor”, and you can find a direct link to the episode here
And since the previous version of this email message went out, another episode of a show that I guested on has appeared. I was on an episode of the Developer Side Quests Podcast talking about static site generators, Hugo, and Netlify
that link will take you directly to the episode that I'm on, but I would definitely recommend subscribing to the show
Anyway, on to business… after this message:
Support for The .NET Core Podcast is provided, in part, by our Patreon supporters. To find out more about them, or to become a supporter of the show head over to our Supporters. Did you know that Patreon supporters get early access to full versions of each episode?
We also have a ko-fi page. This is for listeners who may not want to support us on a monthly basis, but more of an ad-hoc one.
This edition of the mailing list is sponsored by RJJ software.
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This episode was published to Patreon supporters a few days ahead of the “regular” RSS feed on June 12, 2019 at 12:30 GMT.
This episode of The .NET Core podcast was a wonderful discussion with Chris Sainty on Blazor, his GitHub organisation ‘Blazored’, and dogfooding Blazor by building a gitter client.
It was later released to the “regular” RSS feed on June 14, 2019 at 12:30 GMT. The show notes, including a transcription, are available at: Episode 27 - Blazored with Chris Sainty
also, yes that link does have a typo in it, but that's the actual page url. That's what happens when you rush, I suppose
This episode will be published to Patreon supporters a few days ahead of the “regular” RSS feed on June 26th, 2019 at 12:30 GMT.
This episode of The .NET Core podcast is a discussion on memstate and non-relational, no-SQL database technologies like memstate and how we can cut down on our database sizes without having to rely on those pesky mapping tables and foreign keys. You might be shocked to hear just how much data Robert claims to be able to hold in the RAM of a “modest desktop”
As of sending this email out, the interview with Robert hasn’t been released yet, but will be available on June 28th, 2019 at 12:30 GMT.
Once it has been released, you’ll be able to check out the show notes at: Episode 28 - memstate with Robert Frieberg.
Since the previous edition of the newsletter was released, there have been a number of episodes.
This episode was published to Patreon supporters a few days ahead of the “regular” RSS feed on May 15, 2019 at 12:30 GMT.
In this episode of The .NET Core Podcast I gave listeners a taste of my Blazor talk entitled “Blazor: You Want to Run .NET Where?!”
It was later released to the “regular” RSS feed on June 17, 2019 at 12:30 GMT. The show notes, including a transacription, are available at: Episode 25 - Blazor - You Want To Run .NET Where?!
This episode was published to Patreon supporters a few days ahead of the “regular” RSS feed on May 29, 2019 at 12:30 GMT.
In this episode of The .NET Core Podcast I talked to Pablo Santos about Plastic SCM (a source control system written entirely in .NET which predated git), and the process of building your own distro of Mono
It was later released to the “regular” RSS feed on May 31, 2019 at 12:30 GMT. The show notes, including a transcription, are available at: Episode 26 - Plastic SCM with Pablo Santos
Pro tip: look out for another episode with Pablo in the near future
This episode was an incredilby in depth discussion with Thomas about his (then) brand new programming paradigm of Lizzie, which allowed you to create WebApi applications without having to worry about the security implications inherant in creating them.
Full show notes, including text snippets from the episode and an embedded player are available here
As with the episode with Pablo, look out for a new episode with Thomas in the near future
I don’t currently have any speaking engagements lined up, but I’m looking at a number of (UK based) conferences and meetups that I’d like to attend. I’ll keep this portion of the newsletter updated (in later editions) with the list of places and events that I’ll be attending, and if you’re around, find me and say hi. I like to think that I’m an approachable sort of chap - and I might have some swag to give away.
If you’re at all interested in having me speak at your event, then please get in touch. The best way is to follow me on Twitter and send me a DM (they’re always open).
You can subscribe to the show in a number of ways, here are links to a number of podcasting services which have the show listed:
This is an amazing theme for VS Code which gives the entire IDE a retro 80’s aesthetic. It’s definitely one for the folks who are into the Vaporware/Synthwave colour scheme, or for folks who are nostalgic for a specific type of 80’s TV show or anime.
Ardalis does it again by providing a wonderfully simple to follow blog post and code sample which describes how to advice the bane of web developers everywhere: the expired HTTP certificate.
And the best part is that he’s provided it as a unit test, so you can run it at any stage in your dev cycle.
Published by the Association for Computing Machinery, this is a wonderful look at what your boss needs to know about what you do. After all, we all thought that The Expert was a hilarious sketch for a reason: it run true for a lot of us.
This article presents the parts of what we do for a living, in a way which is approachable to those who might not have a background in the nitty gritty of the tech space.
I recently quipped that you should buy your favourite PM three copies of The Mythical Man-Month, because they'll be able to read it three times as fast
Here are some awesome Communities Where you can find me:
yet another podcast-based Slack that you can join, but this time run by me. plus, Patrons get their own area separate from everyone else where they can suggest topics. I’m also doing an AMA with them via this, too