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Kathleen Dollard

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The State of VB.NET with Kathleen Dollard

.NET Rocks!

Is VB.NET dead? Kathleen Dollard says No! Carl and Richard talk to Kathleen about a recent blog post from Microsoft about VB.NET not coming to .NET 5. Kathleen talks through the decision-making process that led to the blog post - not the death of VB.NET, but keeping VB.NET stable while C# is going through such significant changes. No, VB.NET is not going into maintenance, the same team is continuing to work on it - it's just going in a different direction from C#!

55mins

11 Jun 2020

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The State of VB.NET with Kathleen Dollard

.NET Rocks!

Is VB.NET dead? Kathleen Dollard says No! Carl and Richard talk to Kathleen about a recent blog post from Microsoft about VB.NET not coming to .NET 5. Kathleen talks through the decision-making process that led to the blog post - not the death of VB.NET, but keeping VB.NET stable while C# is going through such significant changes. No, VB.NET is not going into maintenance, the same team is continuing to work on it - it's just going in a different direction from C#!

55mins

11 Jun 2020

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Kathleen Dollard on Setting Up Your Machine for .NET Core - Episode 69

Azure DevOps Podcast

Today’s episode marks the end of 2019 as well as over a year of Azure DevOps Podcasts! In today’s final episode of 2019, Kathleen Dollard joins the podcast to discuss setting up your machine for .NET Core! Kathleen is a Principal Program Programmer at Microsoft, a long-time developer, and a national conference speaker. She’s been at Microsoft for a little over two years now and is an expert in C#, .NET and ASP.NET, SQL Server, and Visual Basic. She’s also the author of the book, Code Generation in Microsoft .NET (published in 2004), which put forth principles of metaprogramming that are still valid today! Tune in to hear Kathleen as she highlights all the important, key pieces listeners should consider when diving into the world of .NET Core for the first time, a peak under the covers of what’s currently going on behind the scenes of .NET Core from Kathleen’s perspective, and how you can most effectively set up your machine for .NET Core today! Topics of Discussion: [:39] Be sure to visit AzureDevOps.Show for past episodes and show notes. [1:06] Jeffrey gives a quick announcement. [1:18] About today’s episode! [1:34] Jeffrey welcomes Kathleen to the show. [2:43] Kathleen speaks about the journey of her career and how she’s come to work on the .NET Core team at Microsoft. [5:05] Kathleen speaks about her experience as a language expert. [6:54] From Kathleen’s perspective, does she .NET Core 3.1 as the new wave? I.e. if you’ve been waiting, now is the time to move to it? And how complete is it? [10:34] Kathleen and Jeffrey talk about the migration of classic ASP applications. [13:26] What do people need to start thinking about when setting up their machine for .NET Core? Kathleen also highlights a recent bug and how to get around it! [25:00] A word from The Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure. [25:28] Jeffrey highlights some exciting announcements! [27:11] Why does Kathleen think that Visual Studio Code is more popular than Visual Studio 2019? [28:52] Kathleen talks about some of their work behind-the-scenes. [30:55] Kathleen shares some key information for those who distribute WinForms applications. [32:05] Kathleen is open to hearing listeners’ ideas! Feel free to reach out to give her your feedback! [32:45] Kathleen speaks about their uninstall tool in the works and where to get a hold of the beta. [34:48] In Kathleen’s opinion, what would cause someone to choose a new WinForms app .NET Core versus a WPF Core app? [38:53] Kathleen shares what the .NET Core team is up to right now. [40:00] Kathleen highlights some additional resources and gives some advice for those planning on making the .NET Core plunge! [43:43] Jeffrey thanks Kathleen for joining the podcast! Mentioned in this Episode: Azure DevOps Clear Measure (Sponsor) .NET DevOps Bootcamp 2020 — January 16th & 17th in Austin, T.X. .NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! bit.ly/dotnetdevopsebook — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook! bit.ly/dotnetdevopsbookforcommunity — Visit to get your hands on two free books to give away at conferences or events! Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter — Follow to stay informed about future events! Jeffrey@Clear-Measure.com — Email Jeffrey for a free 30-point DevOps inspection (regularly priced at $5000!) — Spaces are limited! Code Generation in Microsoft .NET, by Kathleen Dollard .NET Core Visual Basic (VB) Rosalind NuGet MSBuild JSON Visual Studio Code Visual Studio 2019 Dotnet.Microsoft.com/download/dotnet-core/current/runtime/desktop Blazor GitHub.com/dotnet/CLI-lab MSIX Want to Learn More? Visit AzureDevOps.Show for show notes and additional episodes.

45mins

30 Dec 2019

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Episode 56: The Family That Codes Together with Kathleen Dollard

Away From The Keyboard

This episode starts off with Kathleen telling us a little about her history being a Microsoft MVP, traveling, and her C# workshops. We then get into a discussion on where her passion for community comes from. She talks about the programming languages she’s learned over the years, and even talks about programming with Clipper. Kathleen also shares with us how she’s been able to stay relevant in her career.We then get to hear about the lineage of programmers in Kathleen’s family. She also talks a bit about the Turing School for programmers and how her younger son’s reviews pull ...

49mins

6 Jan 2017

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Episode 065 | Kathleen Dollard - Relentless Dedication

Developer On Fire

Guest:Kathleen Dollard @kathleendollard Full show notes are at https://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-065-kathleen-dollard-relentless-dedication

52mins

27 Nov 2015

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Episode 40: Kathleen Dollard

The Hello World Podcast

Kathleen Dollard wants to teach you to code better. There’s more to learn about the tools you use every day and the tools you aren’t yet using.  Coding is our passion and debugging is our challenge - you’ll be happier if you do both better. Kathleen’s written dozens of articles, spoken at conferences and user groups around the world, and pushes Microsoft to respond to your real world needs as a long time MVP. Her Open Source project RoslynDom offers alterative access to information in the .NET Compiler Platform, Roslyn with a load/interrogate/mutate/build SyntaxTree model. She has courses in the Pluralsight library and a series of C# 6 webcasts now available for free on WintellectNOW.

28mins

15 Sep 2014

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Bytes by MSDN: Kathleen Dollard and Tim Huckaby discuss Visual Studio and .NET Tips and Tricks

Bytes by MSDN (MP4) - Channel 9

Abstract: Join Tim Huckaby Founder/Chairman, InterKnowlogy Founder/CEO, Actus Interactive Software and Kathleen Dollard .NET Coach, Crystal MEF Lab chat about .Net and Visual Studio11. Kathleen talks about what she likes in upcoming releases of Visual Studio 11 and Managed Extensibility Framework ( MEF). She shares her favorite tips and tricks with Visual Studio, RegX search and replace. Watch this interview to for tons of practical information! Try Visual Studio Express 2012 RC for Windows 8.About KathleenKathleen Dollard is .NET Coach for Crystal MEF Lab. She has been a Microsoft MVP since 1998 and has given hundreds of speeches around the world. She has worked extensively with compositional architectures in relation to specific development platforms. Her experience includes HTML5/Javascript, Silverlight, and WPF in both C# and Visual Basic. She’s interested in making core .NET technologies available to all coders to enable them to write better software faster. Her newest adventures include Windows Azure and SQL Azure. Kathleen is also a long-time advocate of generative techniques and is the author of Code Generation in Microsoft .NET (from Apress). She has published numerous articles on a range of .NET technologies. Kathleen is active in the Northern Colorado .NET SIG, the Denver Visual Studio User Group, and the Northern Colorado Architect's Group.About TimTim Huckaby is focused on the Natural User Interface (NUI) in Rich Client and Rich Internet Application (RIA) Technologies like Silverlight & WPF on the computer, the Surface, and Windows Phone 7. He has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press.Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest rated Keynote and technical presentations for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world by Microsoft Corporation. Tim has done presentations on Microsoft technologies at technology events like Microsoft Tech Ed, Product Launch events, Dev Days, MEC, World Wide Partner Conference, MGB, MGX, and the PDC, along with 3rd party technology conferences all over the world is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim was selected by Microsoft as a speaker for the International .NET Association and speaks at events world-wide on Microsoft's behalf. Tim has done keynote demos at big Microsoft events and product launches for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.Tim founded InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and Actus Interactive Software, and has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, an MVP and serves on multiple Microsoft councils and boards like the Microsoft .NET Partner Advisory Council.Resources we recommend you check outKathleen Dollard Blog Follow Kathleen on Twitter Visual Studio Express 2012 RC for Windows 8 Tim Huckaby's blog Follow Tim on Twitter

6mins

9 Aug 2012

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Code Generation and T4 with Kathleen Dollard

Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman

Scott chats with Kathleen Dollard about the past and the future of Code Generation. Scott's infatuated with T4, but does it have a future?

37mins

5 Mar 2009