Kevin, Scott K, and Jon talk about Scott Koon’s bold adventure out of the tech industry, GitHub Package Registry, and a Build 2019 Recap.
Kevin, K Scott, and Jon talk about .NET Foundation Elections, WSL, MAX_PATH, calc.exe, Edge on Chromium, Firefox, and Rogue Thermostats.
Download / Listen: Herding Code 230: 2018 Year End Wrapup
Kevin, K Scott, Jon, and Rob Conery talked about what they’ve been learning, programming languages vs. async patterns, message queues, blockchain, Claude Shannon, Mandarin, learning to play the drums, making perfect lattes, and more.
In the interest of getting this out there, this one going up the same day it was recorded, without detailed notes. Maybe we’ll update the notes, maybe we won’t.
The guys talked to Matt Warren about his recent blog posts on .NET open source and open source contributions.
- (00:20) How Matt goes about writing his in-depth blog posts
- (03:15) Arrays and the CLR – a Very Special Relationship
- (07:00) The Book of the Runtime
- (11:00) Span<T> to allow high performance array and string manipulation
- (16:07) Memory Usage Inside the CLR
- (20:06) A look at the internals of ‘boxing’ in the CLR
- (24:40) Intel hardware intrinsic functions (SSE, AVX, POPCNT, etc.)
- (25:50) A look at the internals of ‘Tiered JIT Compilation’ in .NET Core
- (35:00) A DoS Attack against the C# Compiler
- (40:00) How much the cross-platform aspects of .NET are apparent in the .NET platform code
- (43:40) Analysing C# code on GitHub with BigQuery
- (51:35) Open Source .NET – 3 years later
The gang gets together to talk about what they’ve been up to, year end wrap-up, and some random odds and ends.
- K Scott’s been focused on cloud stuff – moving apps to the cloud. Kevin’s been working with rearchitecting an application to Node based microservices. They’re using Docker some in dev, but not in production. There’s a discussion about Docker based deployments.
- Jon talks about what’s been going on with .NET Foundation: Meetup Pro, new projects joining, etc. Kevin makes Jon explain what the .NET Foundation actually is.
- Mixed Reality – What can you actually do with it? The guys wonder if it’s neat but niche, comparing it to Kinect and the Segway.
- Jon talks about how he accidentally ended up with $250ish in Bitcoin and $10 Dogecoin.
- The Bitcoin Pizza, Scott Hanselman’s $3500 USB cable.
- K Scott never bought any because he didn’t need to buy meth or pay off a hitman.
- Jon wondered if he could make money mining Bitcoin with solar power, but the internet told him no.
- K Scott’s OdeToCode.com website was mining Bitcoin, he claims it wasn’t him.
- Jon talks about how the Herding Code site was hacked.
- Net Neutrality: Does public opinion matter? What will the result be? Jon and K Scott bemoan the fact that many consumers don’t really have much choice on internet providers.
- iPhone discussions: Does the notch matter? Kevin misses the home button. The guys talk about how touch gestures are sometimes frustrating.
- Alexa and voice based commands: what works, what doesn’t?
Download / Listen: Herding Code 227: Rob Ashton on on Better Coffee Through Science
While at NDC Oslo, Jon talked to Rob about how he and the Tame Baristas crew make amazing coffee.
- What’s the deal with Tame Baristas and making coffee at software conventions?
- Ensuring consistency – precise weights, equipment
- The imporance of a quality coffee grinder (he uses an EK43)
- Freezing coffee – actually a good thing?!?
- What’s the deal with pour over coffee?
- What’s the best way to up your home coffee game on a budget?
- What do you do when you’re not making coffee? Spoiler: Elm and Erlang.