The Static Void Podcast


Recent Episodes

Aug 15 2016

.NET Core RTM - Jeff Fritz explains why it could be awesome after all

Jeff Fritz from Microsoft joins Jess, Todd, and Chris to talk about .NET Core and we challenge our discussion of .NET Core RTM in the previous episode. Now that you’ve heard several sides of the story, what do you think? Let us know at!
Jul 25 2016

.NET Core RTM - What is it and what does it mean?

In this episode, Jess, Todd, and Chris talk about the fact that .NET Core (and ASP.NET Core) have been officially released, and contemplate what that means and how it might (or might not) affect .NET developers. Some links to content discussed in the episode:
May 23 2016

The Browser as a Development Platform

In this episode, Jess, Todd, and Chris debate the merits and the suitability of using the browser as an application development platform. From memory management, to the DOM, to deployment, to Todd wishing that Silverlight never died, we touch on a variety of aspects involved in working in the browser.
May 12 2016

Code Sprawl with Matt Hornsby

Chris, Todd, and Jess welcome their guest Matt Hornsby to discuss a concept he calls “Code Sprawl” to describe the evolution and decay of software systems over time. Relating the growth and aging of a software project to the growth and decay of urban areas, he draws parallels to identify what goes wrong. He also presents hope that we can learn from urban renewal as well.   About our guest Matt Hornsby is an experienced principal software engineer who has led teams building Internet scale applications such as healthcare exchanges and retail websites that are among the largest in the world. This led Matt to develop a passion for guiding his teams to build maintainable systems and write quality code. Related Links
May 03 2016

WCF vs. Web API

Microsoft offers two frameworks that both allow you to create fully-functional web services and HTTP-based “web APIs”. Which one should you choose? Join Jess, Todd, and Chris as they debate the merits and “proper” usage of the two most popular Microsoft frameworks for creating web-based services: WCF and Web API. Show Links

Your Hosts

Jess Chadwick

Jess Chadwick is a software developer and technologist with over fifteen years of development experience ranging from embedded devices in start-ups to enterprise-scale solutions in Fortune 25s. He is an ASPInsider and a magazine and book author with O’Reilly publishing, as well as several courses on including Up and Running with ASP.NET 5. Jess is actively involved in the development community, regularly speaking at user groups and conferences as well as co-lead of the NJDOTNET Central New Jersey .NET user group.

Todd Snyder

Todd has been a software developer/architect for over 20 years. During that time, he has spent several years as a consultant providing technical guidance and leadership for the development of enterprise class systems on the Microsoft and Web Platforms. At Infragistics, he is a principal consultant that focuses on the design and construction of Rich Internet Application (RIA), mobile and n-tier based systems. Todd is the co-leader for the New Jersey .NET User Group, NJDOTNET, and is a frequent speaker and book author.

Chris Gomez

Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for over twenty years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks and retail stores and building portfolio analytics for commercial lending. Today Chris is building distributed systems with .NET and other platforms and is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET / IIS. His hobby for game development turned into a game development user group called Philly GameWorks, founded in 2014.