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42 3/24/2011 3 Guys, 3 Helpers, NOT Three’s Company with Brandon Satrom
  

Clark and Mark sit down with Microsoft’s Brandon Satrom to talk through three very different implementations of an ASP.NET Helper. We dive into the dirty details of each and how come each implementation is just so different.


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58 8/24/2011 A few beers and JavaScript with Brandon Satrom
  

What do you do when your on the road at 1AM? Easy, talk about JavaScript after after imbibing on a few cocktails. Clark and Brandon explore the resurgence of JavaScript today and talk about a number of populate JavaScript tools. Brandon even decides to show off his beat boxing skills.


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36 12/2/2010 A year in the rear view mirror.
  

In this musing Mark and Clark reflect on a bit of history. We explore how Developer Smackdown got started, what we've liked and have a few laughs. One year down, many more to go.


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27 6/9/2010 Application Architecture and PowerShell with Steven Murawski
  

In this version, Clark and Mark chat with Steven Murawski and talk a bit about PowerShell. This isn't a show about what PowerShell is but rather why it should be an upfront design tenant of everyone's application. architecture.


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52 7/15/2011 Application Security with Glenn Leifheit
  

In this episode, we talk to Glenn Leifheit, a Senior Information Security Consultant at FICO in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota about security – what to think about, where to start, approaches and best practices.


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62 10/26/2011 Arduino and Netduino with a Couple of Microcontroller Geeks
  

In this version, we grab a table at the local pub and talk microcontrollers. Brothers, Min and Lwin Maung walk us through the Arduino and Netduino revolution. By the end of the show, we decided to hack Clark’s garage door. We will save that for another show.


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12 1/10/2010 Are You Mocking Me?!
  

Mark and Clark talk about the use of mocks and stubs for unit testing. They define each and then talk about when they are best used. Tips and tricks include data driven testing using Excel and using Ping with IPV6 and IPV4.


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45 4/1/2011 Assert.OhNoHeDidn’t( BDD with Brandon Satrom and Sara Summers );
  

Live from the SxSW show floor, Clark talks with 2 native hipsters, Brandon Satrom and Sara Summers about Behavior Driven Development or BDD for short.


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16 3/8/2010 Bamboozled in the Office
  

It's the first show of the new year and decade. Mark and Clark talk about, well, nothing that they planned on. The show gets bamboozled right from the start and the discussion turns toward where most development is done and that's in your office at home. We talk about what went into the design and what makes the office work from two similar but still different points of view.


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53 7/20/2011 Building CTA Watch for Windows Phone with Matt Hidinger
  

In this show, Mark and Clark sit down with Matt Hidinger and talk about the building CTA Watch for Windows Phone 7. Matt discusses his experiences over this past year and shares a great deal of passion about the platform.


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59 8/31/2011 Building HTML5tx.com with FrogSlayer's Sam Hooker
  

In this version Mark and Clark sit down with FrogSlayer’s Sam Hooker. We talk to Sam about how he took the creative built by Drifting Creatives and built HTML5TX.com.


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43 3/28/2011 Chewy Chong serves us some IE9 humble pie.
  

Clark managed to somehow transfer into the Redmond distortion field and meet up with an old friend, Chewy Chong. Chewy works on the IE9 team inside of Windows organization and serves us a delicious slice of IE9 humble pie. We have an honest conversation about today’s browsers, frameworks and the current state state of IE. Chewy explains what it means to us developers and site owners.


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56 8/10/2011 Creating the HTML5tx.com design with Drifting Creatives Gavin Braman and Martin Hooper
  

In this version Clark and Mark sit down with Gavin Braman and Martin Hooper, founders, owners and warriors of Drifting Creatives. Gavin and Martin were the designers behind html5tx.com. Listen to us as we try crawling into their heads and see just how they came up with such badassery.


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50 6/17/2011 Developer Smackdown is 2 and we just hit show #50!! How do you learn?
  

Thank you for the support, Developer Smackdown is 2!?!? Yes you heard it right. 50 shows in 2 years. Clark and Mark start the show musing a bit and then dive into how might you learn using NuGet as an example.


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26 6/3/2010 Event Driven Architectures with Matt Long
  

We're getting deep with a discussion about Event Driven Architecture - what it is and what it can do. We're talking to our friend and Microsoft colleague Matt Long


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64 2/16/2012 Good Bye Brandon Satrom, Hello Brandon Satrom
  

Brandon and Clark rap about careers and how’s Brandon’s has lead him to Kendo UI. Oh yea, did we mention he’s leaving Microsoft.


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29 7/21/2010 Google IO with Wade Wegner
  

In this musing Clark and Mark chat with fellow blue badge Wader Wegner. We recap what Wade took in while attending the 2010 Google IO Conference.


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31 9/17/2010 GUID my @$$, I plead IUnknown with Chris Woodruff
  

In this musing Clark and Mark chat with MVP Chris Woodruff. Chris schools us on .NET RIA Services while he reminisces about his DCOM development days in Delphi.


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13 2/7/2010 Home Server and why we like it!
  

Clark and Mark explore how Windows Home Server joined their arsenal of computer hardware and software. Listen to why and how they both leverage Windows Home Server.


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48 5/10/2011 HTML5 Labs with Craig Kitterman
  

In this episode Mark and Clark sit down with Craig Kitterman, Senior Technical Ambassador in the Interoperability Strategy team at Microsoft . Craig schools us on HTML5 Labs and what it brings to web developers.


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28 7/2/2010 HTML5 with Brian Hogan
  

In this musing Clark and Mark chat with Pragmatic Bookshelf author Brian Hogan. We explore some of the different aspects of HTML5 and what it offers.


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41 2/16/2011 http://bit.ly/TheSmackdownTalksToBitly with Matt LeMay
  

What’s the first rule of bit.ly?…You can’t bit.ly a bit.ly! Mark and Clark talk to Matt LeMay of Bit.ly about their API’s, the analytics that they provide, how they are used, how they fit in to the internet ecosystem and where they are hoping to go in the future.


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40 2/3/2011 I NEED HELP, HELP, HELPERS
  

In this version, Mark and Clark muse about ASP.NET Helpers and NuGet. What are they, getting started and of course deploying.


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9 10/30/2009 Intro to ASP.NET MVC
  

Clark and Mark talk about there first experiences with ASP.NET MVC. It is an MVC Love Fest


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23 4/19/2010 Intro to OData
  

In this version of The Smackdown, Clark and Mark introduce OData. Our goal was to simply bring some awareness to what is this thing called OData and how can you start finding more information about it.


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14 3/3/2010 Is Your Robot Looking At My Hinie?
  

Mark and Clark talk about doing home automation using Z-Wave and MS Robotics Studio. Clark wants to turn his house into a robot and they talk about how to get started with home automation. Tips and tricks include quickly changing editor font size in Visual Studio 08 - great support for code demos. Woopra web site analytics are also discussed.


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11 1/4/2010 Ketchup Time?!?
  

It's been too long so Clark and Mark do a little catching up.


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54 7/27/2011 Kinecting with the Cosmos with Jonathan Fay, Dr. Mark SubbaRao & Michelle Yehling (Part 1)
  

In this episode (part 1), we are on location at Adler Planetarium, Mark and his guest cohost sister, Michelle (Nichols) Yehling talk to astronomer Dr. Mark SubbaRao of Adler Planetarium and Principal Software Architect Jonathan Fay of Microsoft Research.


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55 8/3/2011 Kinecting with the Cosmos with Jonathan Fay, Dr. Mark SubbaRao & Michelle Yehling (Part 2)
  

In this episode (part 2), we complete the interview on location at Adler Planetarium. Mark and his guest cohost sister, Michelle (Nichols) Yehling talk to astronomer Dr. Mark SubbaRao of Adler Planetarium and Principal Software Architect Jonathan Fay of Microsoft Research about the details of developing the Worldwide Telescope, the conversion to Silverlight, Kinect in the WWT and future plans at Adler.


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61 10/13/2011 Live from HTML5.tx: Drifting Creatives destroys the DeveloperSmackdown.com website
  

We’re live from Austin TX at the epic HTML5.tx conference. In version 56 we asked the warriors from Drifting Creatives to blow up the DeveloperSmackdown.com site. They did exactly that! They walk us through what’s wrong, why they would change it. Of course they served us that plate of humble pie in front of 100 of our closest friends. After that Brandon and Clark talk about where the site should start adopting HTML5.


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15 3/7/2010 Martin Woodward talks about Teamprise
  

In this version of The Smackdown Mark and Clark have the awesome opportunity to spend some time with Martin Woodward. Martin recently joined Microsoft as a result of the Microsoft Teamprise acquisition joining the Visual Studio ALM Suite of tools. Martin tells us all about getting his Microsoft chip installed as well as some Teamprise stuff too.


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18 3/14/2010 MIX10 - Live from MIX day 1
  

Today is the pre-conference sessions and we talk about the new Silverlight 4.0 capabilities and a little about ASP.Net MVC 2.0.


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19 3/15/2010 MIX10 - Live from MIX day 2 (official day 1)
  

Today we got to hear an amazing keynote at MIX10 about Silverlight 4.0 and Windows Phone 7 Series. Saw some really impressive demos of applications for the phone that were created in only 3 weeks. Then, went to some sessions talking about the phone, MVVM, app development and more.


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20 3/16/2010 MIX10 - Live from MIX day 3 (official day 2)
  

Today the quick update turned into a group discussion with Lance Larson, Travis Feirtag and Aaron Hoffman about what we all saw and heard at MIX10.


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21 3/17/2010 MIX10 - Live from MIX day 4 (Last Day Recap)
  

Today the quick update turned into a group discussion with Lance Larson, Travis Feirtag and Aaron Hoffman about what we all saw and heard at MIX10.


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17 3/12/2010 Mix10 Smackdown - Were kicking off things.
  

In this musing Clark and Mark kick off their trip to the Microsoft Mix 2010 Conference in Vega$. We will explore some of the different techniques they use to navigate such a conference.


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25 5/26/2010 Multi-Touch with Travis Feirtag
  

In this version, Clark and Mark sit down with Travis Feirtag and talk multi-touch. We explore the importance of user experience and what role multi-touch plays in applications today. Of course we dive into what that means to .NET. Listen along as we start touching UX.


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63 12/15/2011 Organizing a Conference with CodeManiacs Ian Randall and Ben Gracewood
  

In this episode, Clark and Mark talk across a lot of time zones to Ian Randall and Ben Gracewood about how to set up and organize a technical conference. Ian and Ben are creating “CodeMania” which is a developer’s conference slated for March 2012 in Aukland, New Zealand. This is an interesting behind-the-scenes view of what goes through the minds of organizers trying to create the ultimate technical discussion and learning environment.


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49 5/20/2011 Solus: Technology to Help with Peace of Mind
  

In this episode we get a little serious and talk to Nick Pearson, Mike Price and Nishanth Samala about an application they are working on to help friends and loved ones use targeted communications when a medical “situation” make things exceedingly difficult.


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4 7/9/2009 Source Control
  

If you write software chances are your using source control. Clark and Mark talk about a few source control common practices that continue to work on their projects.


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35 11/3/2010 Take 2-Catching Up: Talking Tech and Gearheading
  

In this musing, Clark and Mark catch up after a summer hiatus and talk about what's been happening - digital pens, Kinect, Windows Phone 7, cars, upcoming events, and a bunch of other ramblings.


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30 9/1/2010 Taking a REST with Scott Seely
  

Taking a little REST using .NET WCF. Scott Seely educates us on the use of .NET WCF within the world of REST, POX and URI's, .NET 4.0, REST vs. SOAP, HATEOAS vs. TUK, DataContract vs. XMLSerializable and more religious wars. This recording was done just minutes after a tornado touched down just outside of DS Studio North so as a result, we were all a little excited.


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37 1/7/2011 Talkin ASP.NET MVC with Brandon Satrom
  

Clark and Mark talk to Brandon Satrom of Microsoft about ASP.NET MVC. We talk about the old and the very new and how MVC has evolved over the years.


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60 9/7/2011 Talkin Twilio and Telephony with Keith Casey and John Sheehan
  

In this version Mark and Clark talk to Keith Casey and John Sheehan of Twilio. Keith and John are Twilio evangelists who talk to developers and help them create reliable and scalable voice and text messaging apps with Twilio technology.


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51 6/30/2011 TDD with Keith Burnell
  

In this episode, we talk to Keith Burnell, a Software Engineer with Skyline Technologies in Green Bay, Wisconsin about a topic near and dear to all three of us: Test Driven Development.


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5 7/16/2009 Team Build - Then and Now
  

Team Build 2010 or “v3” is coming. Clark and Mark reflect on a bit of Team Build history and touch on a few things to expect with Team Build 2010.


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32 9/24/2010 TFS Migrations with Ed Blankenship
  

In this musing Clark and Mark chat with MVP Ed Blankenship. The TFS fan boys sit down and muse about doing TFS migrations.


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3 7/2/2009 TFS Nugget Show
  

TFS is a big product! Clark and Mark talk about a few of their favorite TFS features and tricks.


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24 5/13/2010 TFS Team Build 2010
  

In this version of The Smackdown, Clark and Mark introduce Team Foundation Server's Team Build 2010.


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2 7/1/2009 The Build Master
  

This is for you Mr. Build Master. We love you, we need you. Mark and Clark talk about just how important a “build master” is to software development.


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1 6/24/2009 The Intro
  

Come join Mark and Clark on their madden voyage into podcasting. We are guaranteed to stumble around but you got to start somewhere, right?


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39 1/13/2011 The Name's Matrix, WebMatrix!
  

Clark and Mark talk about the release of the new web development environment from Microsoft called WebMatrix. As part of that discussion, they also talk about "Razor", the new view engine syntax. All of this wouldn't be complete without doing a comparison of the WebMatrix editing environment with Visual Studio and how they coexist. Helpers and the Nuget Gallery publishing environment help finish up the session.


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8 9/26/2009 The Smackdown Site is up and running!!
  

Clark and Mark finally get the DeveloperSmackdown.com site up and running, at least some of it ;). We're going to explore how and why we got started with the site.


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38 1/10/2011 The unplugged history of 271447
  

In this off topic musing, Clark and Mark attempt to chat about Clark's professional career. It really didn't go how we thought it might when we talked about the idea in the first place, so why bother editing? We leave this one basically the way it got recorded. Have a behind the scenes look as we try to look inside Clark's career. Hopefully his badge still works after we publish this.


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57 8/17/2011 Turning on the LightSwitch with Jay Schmelzer
  

In this version Mark and Clark sit down with Microsoft Director Jay Schmelzer and talk about the newly released Visual Studio LightSwitch. Jay flips on the LightSwitch for us as he walks us through just what exactly Visual Studio LightSwitch is and how it all works.


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44 3/30/2011 Umbraco with Warren Buckley
  

During SxSW Clark had a chance to sit down with Warren Buckley, front end developer with Umbraco. Clark and Warren muse everything Umbraco.


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46 4/8/2011 Unicorn Rhinos, Mexican Martini's, and 2 My Style Community Tacos
  

WARNING * WARNING * WARNING, this is a LONG show which is RAW and unfiltered. If you have small children present, you’ve been warned. During SxSW Clark sat down with Keith Casey, Jeff Blankenburg and Brandon Satrom and talked community. Each of us represent different technical communities and different areas across the United States. Clark attempts to get to the heart of what does and doesn’t work in their respective communities.


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6 8/6/2009 Unit Testing
  

Clark and Mark start demystifying the black art of automated testing. This is just the start of a whole series of shows around Automated Testing.


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33 10/5/2010 UX with Corey Miller
  

In this musing Mark and Clark chat with Microsoft MVP Corey Miller aka The XAML Mammal about everything UX. Corey dives into what it really means to be a designer in today's world.


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47 5/5/2011 WCF Web API with Glenn Block and Scott Seely
  

In this show Mark and Clark sit down with Glenn Block and Scott Seely and talk about the new release of WCF’s Web API.


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7 8/14/2009 We got Nothing ( sorta )
  

Podcaster’s block. We’re going to talk about just a few of our favorite features in the world of Windows and\or VSTS.


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34 10/15/2010 What's that Lync? with George Durzi
  

In this musing, Clark and Mark talk to George Durzi of Clarity Consulting about developing within the Lync Server 2010 environment. Lync (not to be confused with Linq) is is the Unified Communications environment formerly known as Office Communicator.


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22 4/13/2010 Why Projects Fail!? Wah, Wah, Wahhhhh
  

This time we talk about our vast experience with failed projects. Project "X" is the big topic but there were others.


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10 11/19/2009 Windows 7 Boot to VHD
  

Clark and Mark talk about there first experiences with Windows 7 Boot to VHD.


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