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Dime Casts .NET - Learn Something New in 10 Minutes or Less

by Robert Bazinet on Jul 03, 2008 |

There is no better way to learn a technology than being able to watch someone teach it to you.  A new video podcast has been created to help .NET developers learn about various aspects of .NET development in short, focused segments.

This new video podcast is called Dime Casts .NET and is brought to you by Derik Whittaker and Kyle Baley.  Derik and Kyle have produced 19 episodes at the time of this writing.  The title of the podcast is reflective of the length of each episode, 10 minutes or less.

The episodes are done well and give the viewer the opportunity to gain exposure to something new and see the technology demonstrated first hand.  They are broken up by varying skill levels from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced.

Episode Variety

A variety of topics have been covered to-date by the Dime Casts .NET crew, including:

  • Generating an RSS Feed with Argotic

In this episode we will walk you though how to create and implement an RSS feed using the Argotic RSS framework.
We will walk through generating the document, creating the feed access point and finally creating the hooks so the world knows we have a feed.

  • Performing Subselects with Linq2Sql

In this episode we will walk you though the the various ways to perform subselects with Linq2Sql.
We will also take a look at the SQL that is generated. We will be doing all of our coding in this episode in LinqPad

  • Exploring Extension Methods in C# 3.0

In this episode we will be exploring a new feature in C# 3.0/.Net 3.5 called Extension Methods.
Extension Methods are a way to allow a developer to extend an object (add new methods) without having to subclass or recompile that object.

  • Introduction to Mocking with Rhino Mocks

In this episode we will learn how to use the Mocking framework Rhino Mocks.
This is an introductory overview of using Rhino Mocks and is meant for those who are new to either mocking or Rhino Mocks.

Topics vary but include subjects important to developers today.

Subscribe

The groups web site does not seem to have a way to subscribe in iTunes but it does have an RSS feed to keep up with them.  The Dime Cast .NET web site does have all the episodes available to either download or listen directly on the site, as well as the ability to follow on Twitter.

Please visit the web site for more information about the series and for past and future videos.

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Love to take credit but... by Kyle Baley

Not that I mind being associated with Dimecasts.net but I should clarify that I (Kyle) have merely been a cheerleader for Derik. I've done some casts for him to post but the idea and the effort to put it up are all his.

Re: Love to take credit but... by Derik whittaker

Thanks for the shout out, love the press.

And do not let Kyle fool you, I may be running the site, but he has been very influential in its success.

Re: Love to take credit but... by Robert Bazinet

So, Kyle, do you want your name removed from the news item? I didn't think so...

Kyle, thank you for the clarification though, it wasn't obvious from the web site. Keep up the good work both of you.

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