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Apr 25 2016

The Best C# 6 Features

Chris, Todd, and Jess discuss the cool new features available in C# 6. Some will save you keystrokes, some may save you bugs, and some… well, some you may never actually use (but why not find out about them anyway?). Show Links
Apr 18 2016

BUILD 2016 Response Show

In this episode, Jess, Chris, and Todd share their thoughts on the announcements and presentations that happened at Microsoft’s BUILD 2016 developer conference. The biggest question is: how much of this is (or will be) actually relevant to us?
Mar 15 2016

Automated Testing for Developers

In this episode, Todd, Jess, and Chris chat about automating developer testing. Some call it “TDD”, some call it “BDD”, but we just call it a good topic for a show! Join us as we talk about our varying experiences with creating, modifying, getting rid of, or even completely avoiding automated unit tests and how it’s affected us. In this episode, we mention the following great resources:
Jan 27 2016

.NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0

Join Todd, Chris, and Jess as they wade through the waters of the “new” (but not really new) Microsoft frameworks, .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0. What were the motivations for the name change? Was it a good move? What the heck is .NET Core and ASP.NET Core, anyway?
Dec 23 2015

War Stories

In this episode, Todd, Chris, and Jess embrace the holiday spirit and share the stories that have molded them into the hardened code slingers they are today. Did Chris actually meet the real, live Batman while on a job in the middle of the night in Disneyland? Will Jess ever actually get fired - or even scolded - for deleting production databases and bringing production websites to a grinding halt? Why does Todd carry around 4 laptop power adapters to this day? Listen to our stories and decide for yourself. If you enjoy the show, please let us know by leaving a comment on iTunes or on our website: http://www.staticvoidpodcast.com. We’re dying to hear what you think!


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 Lynda.com 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.