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Welcome to Betatalks the podcast, in which we talk with friends from the development community. We chat not only about technology, but what drives them, inspires them and makes them unique. Rick and Oscar, Principal Cloud Architects at Betabit, invite developers, makers, Open Source maintainers and other amazing people from the .NET and Azure development community. Looking for more content? Have a look at our Betatalks video's.
Our friend of the day is Stacy Cashmore. In this episode, we get to learn about her journey from attending conferences and having panic attacks to gaining confidence and experiencing a conference from the other side as a speaker. They talk about technologies that have impressed them lately, in particular Static Web Apps with its great scalability and price-quality ratio. And we hear more about her hobbies like creating Lego Modular Buildings & classic cars.  About this episode: you can find @stacy_cash on Twitter and visit her blog Stacy CloudsAbout Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel 
We talk with Christos Matskas about working with Microsoft Identity. We discuss the challenges surrounding Microsoft Identity, for instance, how do you get into Identity and Access Management running your application in the cloud? And how they’re doing their best to improve the onboarding experience and implementation, which can be rough. While also trying to reach out and inform the developer community and next generations. Furthermore, we dive into Managed Identities, its biggest benefits and how you can even use it to authenticate API’s. And we talk about Azure Active Directory, the misconceptions surrounding it, and aspects like automating Azure AD provisioning.  About this episode: you can find @christosmatskas on Twitter and learn all about Microsoft Identity via The 425 Show and its videos, blogs, Twitch streams and Discord.About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel 
In this episode, we talk with Jimmy Engström about the time he got wind of Blazor, immediately realized the potential, and adopted it in the beta phase. We dive into the world of Blazor, BLAZM, and writing his book 'Web development with Blazor:   A hands-on guide for .NET developers to build interactive UIs with C#'. And we hear about Coding after work, a code-intensive user group & podcast.  About this episode, and Jimmy in particular: you can find @engstromjimmy on Twitter and his podcast Coding after work.About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel 
We talk with Karl Ots, a cloud and cybersecurity expert with a broad range of deep Azure expertise. We look back into his journey in tech before Windows Azure, as it was formerly known,  came along.  We dive into Microservices, what it takes to migrate secured systems, and security trends in Azure, like managed identity, automated logging alerts, and confidential computing. We even talk about mixology: the art of mixing cocktails! About this episode, and Karl in particular: you can find @karlgots on Twitter.About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
In this episode, we talk with Irina Scurtu, Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies, Software Architect, CTT+ technical trainer, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. We dive into her passion for teaching and the importance of sharing knowledge. We talk about her sessions about REST API and why she’s so passionate about it. Furthermore, we discuss GRPC and GraphQL, the possibilities with it, and the advantages!About this episode, and Irina in particular: you can find @irina_scurtu on Twitter or visit her blog irina.codesAbout Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
We talk with Dennis Doomen about the benefits, goals, and drivers behind Fluent Assertions, the very popular .NET assertion library. How did it start and what does it set out to achieve? We talk about C# coding guidelines and writing clean code; the do and don’ts, the pitfalls and challenges, the mindset and attitude. And about test styles, var keywords, Typescript, Event Sourcing, the Gartner Hype Cycle, silver bullets, and the importance of context. Tools, processes, architecture, people, technology, all are ingredients of a final solution to build better systems. About this episode, and Dennis in particular: you can find @ddoomen on Twitter, read all about Fluent Assertions on fluentassertions.com, or visit his blog continuousimprover.com.About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
We talk with none other than Martin Woodward, Senior Director of DevRel at GitHub. So of course we dive into GitHub, its relationship and overlap with Microsoft, and its great and open culture perfectly suited for remote working. We look back at the overall change in attitude regarding sharing and collaborating with others, both within and outside of companies. With a special interest in InnerSource, its use, and its positive side effects. And we talk about the past and future of Azure DevOps and GitHub. About this episode, and Martin in particular: you can find @martinwoodward on Twitter.About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
In this episode, we talk with Salma about empowering developers and the relevance and fun of the DevRel role. Encouraging code streaming, building fun stuff, sharing, and teaching. We talk about her experience on Twitch, which entails some awkwardness, a lot of fun, and great content. And she highlights the downsides of social media and tech communities; the lack of compassion, inclusivity, and accessibility.About this episode, and Salma in particular: you can find @whitep4nth3r on Twitter, watch her code live on Twitch, or visit her website whitep4nth3r.com. About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
In this episode, we talk with Luce about Xamarin Forms and Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services, what’s great about it, and the ease of use. Luce uses both in her app Emotipal, formerly known as BodyLanguageAssistent. An example of how tech can be used to connect people or help us understand the world. Furthermore, we talk about Imposter Syndrome, being open about it, and helping others. And about writing Cypress tests for automated UI testing, keeping up with new technologies, and Twitch streaming. About this episode, and Luce in particular: you can find @LuceCarter1 on Twitter or watch her code live on Twitch.About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
In this episode, we talk with Layla Porter about the .NET Foundation and sharing knowledge. And especially how everybody can, or should, get involved in managing the open-source software community. Help and contribute, do not take it for granted. Furthermore, we talk about her path from Pilates to back-end development, about teaching and sharing, being there for beginners and noobs, and about creating a safe space on Twitch or Discord to share and ask anything. About this episode, and Layla in particular: you can find @LaylaCodesIt on Twitter or watch her code live on Twitch.About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
We talk with Jeff Fritz who is focused on educating the Microsoft tech community. We dive into the promising features of Blazor and a hybrid approach. How Blazor as a progressive web application is a really powerful idea, building faster and more efficient applications that work everywhere. We talk about the positive change in openness and transparency at Microsoft. Sharing source code and previews, creating more and more content. And how this led to a lot of positive outcomes – pull requests, bug reports, and feedback from the community – but how do you handle negativity and trolls? Furthermore, we talk about .NET Conf, virtual events, appreciating viewers, doing better for the next generation and where did the rainbow beard come from?About this episode, and Jeff in particular: you can find @csharpfritz on Twitter, watch him code live on Twitch, or visit his website jeffreyfritz.com. There you will find more content about his KlipTok project, an enterprise scale Blazor application.More info on Blazor: check out Build client web apps with C# and Blazor Tutorial- Build your first Blazor app. About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
In this episode, we talk with Isidora about her video series, her experience as a speaker, and advocate for more women as speakers at tech events. How it all start, what it led to and what she learned on the way. A road to speaking at Microsoft Ignite and Build, and to being a Microsoft MVP. Some lessons about having fun, sharing knowledge, and communities. How a community can open doors and why we should reach out to include more people. About this episode, and Isidora in particular: you can find @isidorakatanic on Twitter, visit her blog or watch her video series. About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
In this episode, we talk about the power of low code development and how Fusion Development Teams could be the answer to some drawbacks of software created by makers. We talk about her experience as a woman in tech and on social media. And we hear about her other passions such as sketchnoting, stickers, and Pacman! About this episode, and Luise in particular: you can find @LuiseFreese on Twitter, visit m365princess for her blog, watch her videos, or buy some amazing stickers at pimp your own device.   About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
We talk about how Gerald Versluis ended up working on GitHub Codespaces as a remote employee of Microsoft. He also shares his passion for Xamarin (Forms) and the Xamarin Community Toolkit, followed by a look into the near future with .NET 6 and MAUI. And we hear his take on Progressive Web Apps versus native apps. About this episode: some links we talked about: What will happen to the Community Toolkit?, GitHub Codespaces, and .NET MAUI. More content from Gerald on jfversluis.dev/,  be sure to watch his videos. About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
Rick and Oscar talk with Gerben van de Wiel about his experience working at a blockchain start-up over the last couple of years. We get introduced to some of the different blockchain layers and options. We learn about Substrate, an open source framework, and how it can help us. And we chat about different programming languages behind blockchain initiatives. About this episode: you can find @GerbenW on Twitter and learn more about Substrate at substrate.dev.  About Betatalks: have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
Welcome to Betatalks the podcast, in which we talk with friends from the development community. We chat not only about technology but what drives them, inspires them, and makes them unique. Rick and Oscar, Principal Cloud Architects at Betabit, invite developers, makers, Open Source maintainers, and other amazing people from the development community. Looking for more content? Have a look at our videos and join us on our Betatalks discord channel.
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