Thursday, December 06, 2007

VSX on Code To Live


Code To Live I recently did an interview and quick demo with Josh Holmes from the Code To Live podcast.  The topic was Visual Studio Extensibility. 

I liked having the opportunity to show some code as well as talk about the technology.  The demo was recorded in the speakers' lounge at the Memphis Day of .NET.

If I seem overly mellow in the interview, it is due to exhaustion.  It was recorded at the end of the first day of DevLink, after I had given two talks.  After I finished the interview (and my cigar) I headed back to the hotel to crash.

Code To Live: Alan Stevens talks on Visual Studio Extensibility



Entity Framework on the ASP.NET Podcast


I did an interview with Wally McClure recently about the Entity  Framework for his podcast.  It is now available for your listening pleasure.  I had some bandwidth issues that caused Skype to choke a few times, but it sounds like Wally did some crafty editing on those parts.

Our discussion was fairly general and introductory, so if you aren't already aware of the Entity Framework, this should be a decent introduction.

ASP.NET Podcast Show #105 - Alan Stevens and Entity Framework



 Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tech Ed U.S. 2008 Split


This is fantastic news.  This will improve the signal to noise ratio for both developers and system engineers.  Thanks to Jason for the heads up.


 Saturday, November 03, 2007

Visual Studio as an Application Platform


Josh Holmes blogged about Microsoft as a platform company rather than an application company.  He referred to VSTO as making Office a platform for other companies to develop applications.  He further mentioned Facebook's recent success as a platform for others to extend.