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Hosted by JJ Hammond & Gus Emery, CodeCast will give you instructional, informative, unique and insightful commentary on various types of programming languages and technology.

Hosted by JJ Hammond & Gus Emery, CodeCast will give you instructional, informative, unique and insightful commentary on various types of programming languages and technology.
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Hosted by JJ Hammond & Gus Emery, CodeCast will give you instructional, informative, unique and insightful commentary on various types of programming languages and technology.






Episode 43 - Talking about C#

Most developers have their favorite programming languages that they prefer when coding. For Alejandro Ramirez, that language is C#. Have a listen as Alejandro explains why he prefers C# when given the choice and make sure to pay attention during the episode as he has a giveaway for one lucky listener, but make sure to send him the answer via Twitter to: @alejandrormz Also, make sure to visit his post on this subject and see what else he has on the site at:


Episode 42 - Unity 5 game development

Game development is enjoyable for many people. Seeing some of the great modern games that you can get for the Playstation 4, Xbox One & PC are absolutely mind blowing. If you are someone who is looking to get into game development, you may want to give the Unity 5 development platform a look. Head over tothe Unity websiteto get started. Unfortunately, Alejandro had an issue during his Unity demo, but has recorded a successful demo that he uploaded to YouTube which you can find...


Episode 41 - Flying Solo

In episode 41, JJ finds himself flying solo with Gus in Lincoln Nebraska for the Nebraska Code Conference & Alejandro being unavailable. But as always, JJ brings you some interesting things to think about as it relates to software development. Let us know what you think about this episodevia email, and we look forward to bringing you some more consistent episode releases in the coming weeks. To reach out to JJ on Twitter, feel free to do so below: JJ Hammond...


Episode 40 - Cloud Computing

Welcome to another episode of CodeCast by STLTechTalk! In this episode, Alejandro Ramirez joins JJ Hammond to discuss cloud computing with Azure and other solutions. Have some suggestions for future episode topics or guests you would like to hear from?Contact us via email To reach out to both JJ & Alejandro on Twitter, feel free to do so below: JJ Hammond -@JJHammondMusic Alejandro Ramirez -@alejandrormz Our Sponsors We would like to thank our sponsors Enertia...


Episode 39 - Apple Watch Development with Alejandro Ramirez

Welcome to another episode of CodeCast! In episode 39 we are joined by Alejandro Ramirez who is here to talk about developing for the upcoming Apple Watch! The Apple Watch is sure to be one of the most discussed wearables in 2015 as Apple gets into the game with their first release. There are plenty of developers hard at work to make sure that this launch goes as smooth as possible. To reach out to Alejandro, you can do so via Twitter at@alejandrormz. Our Sponsors We would like to thank...


CodeCast - Episode 38 - Brad Urani talks Life After OO: Functional Programm

Brad Urani returns to CodeCast to talk about Functional Programming in Ruby! Brad recently spoke at CodeMash and also currently runs a software team at Upside Advisor which is a financial software company with offices in St. Louis, Missouri. Connect with Brad on Twitter and at his website at:@BradUrani& Subscribe & Share Also, we would love your feedback on CodeCast. Please leave us a review/rating over at both iTunes & Stitcher Radio, and feel free to email us...


CodeCast - Episode 37 - Where to start?

As we all know, software development is comprised of many different programming languages and thought processes. In this episode of CodeCast, JJ & Gus spend the hour talking about some of their favorite ways to keep up with the latest in learning, some interesting news to come out and also some of their favorite people they feel you should make sure to be keeping tabs on. If you have any feedback, please email us Relevant Links for all skill levels Microsoft...


CoceCast - Episode 36 - Brock Allen talks IdentityServer & IdentityManager

We have returned from our long holiday hibernation with a great episode for you! Brock Allen joins us to talk about & demo IdentityServer & IdentityManager. Additional links that may be of interest to you: IdentityServer github repo IdentityServer github docs To watch future episodes live and to see who is on our upcoming guest list, please! About our guest Brock Allen is an independent consultant specializing in .NET, web development, and web-based security with...


CodeCast - Episode 34 - Julie Smith talks SQL Server Integration Systems

Two time SQL ServerMVP Julie Smith joins us to talk aboutSQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)andMaster Data Management! Information you may find helpful from this discussion: SQL Server Business Edition $60.00 Pragmatic Works and BI xPress About our guest Julie Smith has been moving and bending data for over a decade using varied tools such as MS Access, MySQL, and SQL Server 2000-2012. She has built and designed increasingly complex BI solutions for...


CodeCast - Episode 33 - Scott Hunter talking ASP.NET 5

In this episode of CodeCast, we are joined by Scott Hunter fromMicrosoft who will be talking about ASP.NET 5. Scott will be talking about what ASP.NET 5 is, what are the goals, why they are working on it, what is the current status of it and also how you can get involved. About our guest Scott Hunter is the Director of Program Management at Microsoft working for the Azure Developer Experience Team. His team builds .NET on the Server (ASP.NET, Entity Framework, WCF), Visual Studio Web...


CodeCast - Episode 32 - Brian Lagunas talking Prism & Unity Game Developmen

On episode 32 of CodeCast, we are joined by Microsoft MVP Brian Lagunas who will be talking about various topics such as Prism and Unity Game Development! You can connect with Brian on Twitter at@brianlagunasor you can visit his website About our guest Brian Lagunas is a Microsoft MVP, a Microsoft Patterns & Practices Champion, Director of Technology for INETA, co-leader of the Boise .Net Developers User Group (NETDUG), board member of Boise Code Camp, speaker, trainer,...


CodeCast - Episode 31 - STLDODN recap with Alejandro Ramirez & Andy Long

If this is your first time checking out an episode of Codecast, we are thrilled to have you! In episode 31, we are going to be joined by Alejandro Ramirez who led our precompiler session at the recently completed St. Louis Days of .NET conference in St. Louis, MO & Andy Long who has been on a previous episode and currently develops apps for the Microsoft platforms. We have a wonderful time talking with so many great speakers and other technology companies at STLDODN. The people in this...


CodeCast - Episode 30 - Live from St. Louis Days of .NET

In this episode of CodeCast, JJ & Gus are live at the Ameristar Casino & Resort in Saint Charles, Mo for the 2014 edition of the St. Louis Days of .NET developer conference! Have a listen as JJ & Gus recap many of the recent developer announcements from Microsoft during their Microsoft Connect event on Nov 12, 2014. More details can be found here. They also talk a little bit about the St. Louis Days of .NET conference, along with touching on some upcoming guests that you will be hearing...


CodeCast - Episode 29 - Rob Tiffany and the Internet of Things

The wonderful Rob Tiffany returns to CodeCast to talk with the crew about the Internet of Things (IoT). What exactly is the "Internet of Things"? A brief description would be: "The Internet of Things is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existingInternetinfrastructure." Have a listenas Rob goes more in-depth with this very interesting subject. To do a little extra reading on the Internet of Things, visit theInternet of Things Wikipedia page....


CodeCast - Episode 28 - Rachel Appel talking about modern web development

Rachel Appel joins us on CodeCast to talk about modern web development and also discuss her background in development. We also had a great discussion on using the cloud and making sure to focus on security. About our guest Rachel Appel is a 20+ year software engineer, author, mentor, and international speaker. During her career, she has worked on projects of all sizes from the smallest of apps, to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world’s leading companies. Rachel currently...


CodeCast - Episode 27 - Robert Schurbet and Windows Phone development

Microsoft may not have a huge market share when it comes to smartphones, but they do have some very passionate people creating apps for the platform. On this episode of CodeCast, we are joined by Robert Shurbet who just happens to be one of those passionate developers. One of the recent casualties of the now defunct DVLUP Ambassadors program, it has not kept Robert from continuing to create new apps for the Windows Phone platform or help others with their projects. Join us as Robert talks...


CodeCast & STLTechTalk Podcast - St. Louis Days of .NET 2014 Special

We are doing something a little different this week. We are combining shows to talk about one of the largest developer conferences in the midwest that is held right here in good old St. Louis. Which conference am I referring to? Why St. Louis Days of .NET of course! Join JJ, Gus & Kevin for this special crossover episode as we talk with Scott Spradlin, one of the organizers that helps make St. Louis Days of .NET possible! If you have any questions, you will be able to ask live during the...


CodeCast - Episode 26 - Todd Gardner and TrackJS

In this episode of CodeCast we are thrilled to be joined by President & Co-Founder Todd Gardner from TrackJS! Todd will be talking about & doing a demo aboutadvanced JavaScript error reporting in the browser using TrackJS! About our guest Todd H Gardner is the President and Co-Founder of TrackJS (, a freelance web developer, and an agile team coach. With over a decade of experience building information systems Todd has built large enterprise systems, complex software products,...


CodeCast - Episode 25 - David Hathaway from Xamarin

In this episode of CodeCast, we are pleased to bring you David Hathaway from Xamarin! David, who is the Enterprise Customer Success Engineer for Xamarin, will be showing why Xamarin is one of the best tools on the market today to help you develop for multiple mobile platforms. We would like to thank our sponsors,Enertia SoftwareandTEKSystemsfor their continued support of CodeCast! About our guest David is an Enterprise Customer Success Engineer with Xamarin working with Fortune 1000...


CodeCast - Episode 24 - Miguel Castro

Our first guest on CodeCast, Miguel Castro, makes a welcomed return visit to the showfor, what is sure to be an AMAZING conversation! You can watch or listen to ourprevious interview with Miguel Castro here. About our guest Whether playing on the local Radio Shack’s TRS-80 or designing systems for clients around the globe, Miguel has been writing software since he was 12 years old. He insists on staying heavily involved and up-to-date on all aspects of software application design &...