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41:38 | Sep 2nd

In this episode we talk to Guy Royse about Web Assembly (WASM), Blazor, and board games   Contact Guy Royse: Website: http://guy.dev Twitter: https://twitter.com/groyse LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/groyse/ GitHub: https://github.com/guyroyse...Show More

09:04 | Aug 19th

In this episode I wanted to talk about getting stuff done, and in particular one of the methods I use to keep going. If you're a regular listener you will know I don't do down time, I'm constantly doing something, I have to keep myself busy or I get ...Show More
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1:25:58 | Aug 5th

In this episode we are joined by Jamie Taylor of the .Net Core Podcast, and Paul Seal from CodeShare.co.uk We're here to discuss being a better, more effective developer, and what makes you a bad developer.   PVS STUDIO - PROMOTION Download here PVS...Show More

31:40 | Jul 8th

In this episode we talk about Developer Conferences with Sarah Withee. Sarah is a polyglot software engineer who loves the intersection of where people and technology meet, she is also an avid hardware and robot tinkerer located in Pittsburgh, Pennsy...Show More

38:09 | Jun 24th

In this episode we talk to Richie Coss about changing careers from welder to a web developer. Richie trained as a fabricator and worked in that profession for a decade before finding his true passion as a front end developer. His interest in front en...Show More

23:22 | Jun 10th

This episode was recorded live at the Chester Devs - Junior Developer Event in Chester, United Kingdom. If you would like the Cynical Developer to speak at your local meetup, then get in touch and we'll see what we can do. More about Chester Devs: Tw...Show More

43:19 | May 27th

In this episode we find out about developing games with MonoGame with Andy Clarke. Andy develops software for Protolabs, who use 3D printing and traditional manufacturing techniques to rapidly create prototype parts. He is the co-runner of the Shrops...Show More

28:58 | May 13th

In this episode we are joined by Andrew Kelly, who is here to talk to us about Well-Architected Web Applications. Andrew is a web developer from Cheshire in the UK, who currently works as a Technical Team Lead. Andy has been a web developer for over ...Show More

29:54 | Apr 29th

In this episode we discuss a journey to and from Development, with Paddy Kearns. Paddy is a Senior .NET Developer based in Nottingham, where he spends his days coding with VB.net, C# Webforms and MVC. He has been a developer for many years, but took ...Show More

34:49 | Apr 15th

In this episode we find out about GraphQL, and here to talk to us is Vladimir Novick Vladimir is a Developer advocate at hasura.io, a Google Developer Expert, a consultant, a worldwide speaker, a published author, he is host of the 3factorRadio podca...Show More

51:13 | Apr 1st

In this episode we talk to Iris Classon about Distributed Monoliths and why they could be a better solution for you. Iris Classon Microsoft MVP, author and speaker, A former clinical dietitian and personal trainer. She is a board member on the .net f...Show More

08:54 | Mar 18th

In this episode I will be dicussing a topic which its pretty irritating to say the least, rolling your own solution to a common problem!

49:07 | Mar 4th

In this episode I wanted to talked about pivoting in your career, and here to talk with us is Zac Braddy. Contacting Zac Braddy Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZackerTheHacker Github: https://github.com/zacbraddy CV: https://zackerthehacker.com/ Medi...Show More

47:42 | Feb 18th

In this episode we will be talking about Blazor, Jamie Taylor is hear to explain what all the fuss is about. Jamie is a full stack .Net developer, with a focus on web cross platform. He lives and works in Leeds in the UK and he has become the go to g...Show More

54:04 | Feb 4th

In this episode we have something a little different for you, we are coming to you from NDC { London }, and I am joined by Steve Gordon and Jon Galloway. We will be discussing the current state of .net and it's future. Useful Links .NET Foundation: h...Show More

39:52 | Dec 10th, 2018

In this episode we talk to Allen Underwood about the distributed streaming platform Kafka, and what exactly it is. Allen Underwood, is one third of the Coding Blocks podcast, he is a Software Architect and Microsoft MVP. He is a Father to three child...Show More

07:32 | Nov 26th, 2018

In this episode I will be announcing the winner of the 100th Episode giveaway, and the topic I will be discussing is Making Time for stuff! There is always one thing I say to people when they tell me they don't have time to do something and that is "...Show More

30:58 | Nov 19th, 2018

In this episode we talk about Code Reviews with Dave Follett, or as you may know him Super Good Dave. Dave is a Husband, and father of two. He is software developer living in the Metro Detroit area with more than 18 years of professional experience. ...Show More

29:55 | Nov 12th, 2018

In this episode we complete our extended dive into AI with Ed Yau, this is part 3 of 3. This all started back on Episode 101 be sure to go back and start your journey there. Ed works as a Solution Architect at cloudThing, on behalf of a number of cli...Show More

43:20 | Nov 5th, 2018

In this episode we continue our extended dive into AI with Ed Yau, this is part 2 of 3. This all started back on Episode 101 be sure to go back and start your journey there. Ed works as a Solution Architect at cloudThing, on behalf of a number of cli...Show More

41:04 | Oct 29th, 2018

In this episode we start our extended dive into AI with Ed Yau, this is part 1 of 3. Ed works as a Solution Architect at cloudThing, on behalf of a number of clients. Having spent over 15-years in software development building different styles of Ent...Show More

1:01:26 | Oct 22nd, 2018

In this episode the tables are turned and the host is under spot light and talks about technology and podcasting. We talk about why the podcast came around, what tech has been the most interesting, where James thinks tech is going and much more!   SW...Show More

48:35 | Oct 15th, 2018

In this episode we talk to Brandon Lyons about Vue.js, another front end technology for Javascript. Where will it end!? do we really need another framework? anyway... Brandon is a Brandon fullstack web developer, with a passion on the frontend develo...Show More

06:22 | Oct 8th, 2018

In this episode I want to challenge what you think practice is, what you were told as a child that it was, I want to give you something that will make a whole lot of sense and change your practicing for the better.

37:39 | Oct 1st, 2018

In this episode we talk about Rookout, with Or Weis, a new way to track to bugs in your online applications. Or started with computers at the age of 5, and went on to be a developer, officer, and researcher at the IDF Intelligence's elite Unit 8200. ...Show More

07:30 | Sep 24th, 2018

In this episode I wanted to talk about getting involved and getting yourself out there.

29:59 | Sep 17th, 2018

In this episode we talk about The Bug Squasher, a great new product for making your product better, with Kirk Deis Kirk has been featured on Forbes, radio shows and podcasts in the US. He is the CEO and Founder of two companies - Treehouse 51 a digit...Show More

12:25 | Sep 10th, 2018

In this episode I wanted to talk about a topic which I think a lot of developers suffer with at some point in their career, especialy those who are always rivng to better than they were yesterday, and that is losing your confidence as a developer. I ...Show More

44:19 | Sep 3rd, 2018

In this episode we talk with Matt Ellis about the cross platform IDE Rider from JetBrains. Matt is a developer slash developer advocate at JetBrains, he has spent over 20 years shipping software in various industries and currently works with IDEs and...Show More

04:26 | Aug 27th, 2018

In this episode we talk about where the podcast has come from, where its going and your chance to win some free stuff!   " />

43:41 | Aug 20th, 2018

In this episode we talk to Richard Campbell about The Humanitarian Toolbox. https://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/91/ Richard wrote his first line of code in 1977 and still isn't over it. He's had a bunch of jobs in computing, built a few companies al...Show More

12:46 | Aug 13th, 2018

In this episode I want to talk about career prospects for developers, This has been something of a hot topic of late with a few of my developer friends and I want to address what appears to be a common theme between them all. I'm going to make a few ...Show More

45:57 | Aug 6th, 2018

In this episode we talk with Jay Miller about productivity for developers. Jay dreamt of helping programmers to achieve their career and life goals, and through that dream and passion he created Productive Developers. As a United States Marine Vetera...Show More

09:39 | Jul 30th, 2018

In this episode I wanted to discuss having an opinion, what one is, and why you should keep it to yourself at times. As developers we are opinonated by nature, we are surrounded by them every day, even the technology we use is opinionated, but do you...Show More

48:02 | Jul 23rd, 2018

In this episode we speak to Stuart Mitchell about security in IoT. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/87/ Stuart Mitchell is the CEO of the IoT start-up mokanix, which is a Tata Communications business incubated in the company‚Äôs ‚ÄėShape the Future‚Äô p...Show More

04:55 | Jul 16th, 2018

In this episode I wanted to talk to you about talking to non technical people. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/86/ ‚ÄčFor some reason us techies have some kind of mental ad blocker in our heads when it comes to talking to about technical stuff to n...Show More

47:21 | Jul 9th, 2018

In this episode we talk about Games Development, using Unity3d with Jason Weimann http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/85/ Jason Weimann is a games developer and writer who loves to teach others how to build their own games. He has spent his career wo...Show More

09:15 | Jul 2nd, 2018

In this episode we conclude our miniseries on The Time Bandits, who are the time bandits? They are the thieves in our day to, to day lives that are stealing your time, stopping you being productive and reaching your targets and goals. This miniseries...Show More

34:51 | Jun 25th, 2018

In this episode we talk about yet another testing paradigm Property Based Testing with Mårten Rånge. This is not Marten's first appearence on the podcast, we spoke to him back on Episode 49, and that was about F# Mårten has been programming for more ...Show More

08:57 | Jun 18th, 2018

In this episode we continue our miniseries on The Time Bandits, and we talk about Neglected Work and how you deal with it. Who are the time bandits? They are the thieves in our day to, to day lives that are stealing your time, stopping you being pro...Show More

43:18 | Jun 11th, 2018

In this episode we will be talking about Integration testing, what it is and how it differs from unit testing. Here to talk to us today are two guests, rather than the normal one, we have John Callaway and Clayton Hunt http://cynicaldeveloper.com/pod...Show More

09:09 | Jun 4th, 2018

In this episode we continue our miniseries on The Time Bandits.  Who are the time bandits? They are the thieves in our day to, to day lives that are stealing your time, stopping you being productive and reaching your targets and goals. This miniseri...Show More

30:29 | May 28th, 2018

In this episode we talk to Sean Martz about moving into the world of development from the world of a systems administrator. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/79/ Sean, works as a software consultant in the Cleveland Ohio area, and is passionate abo...Show More

08:01 | May 21st, 2018

In this episode we continue our miniseries on The Time Bandits.  Who are the time bandits? They are the thieves in our day to, to day lives that are stealing your time, stopping you being productive and reaching your targets and goals. This miniseri...Show More

51:46 | May 14th, 2018

In this episode we talk about that crazy buzz term DevOps, what does it mean, is it even a thing? Well, David Rael is here to explain more about it. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/77/ Dave is the host of the Developer On Fire podcast, He is, fir...Show More

11:53 | May 7th, 2018

In this episode we start our miniseries, The Time Bandits, and we kick it off with Too Much WIP and how you deal with it. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/76/

32:23 | Apr 30th, 2018

In this episode we talk about a new community platform that is bringing people together to make amazing things with Ryan Dean http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/75/ Ryan Dean is the Founder & CEO of DreamerMade. When he couldn't find a place online ...Show More

37:17 | Apr 23rd, 2018

In this episode we finalise our mini series on hackathons by speaking to Toby Jones about his experience at the event. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/74/ Contacting Toby twitter: https://twitter.com/monotron_ website: https://imtoby.me github:...Show More

11:10 | Apr 16th, 2018

In this episode I discuss being selfish, and when you need to be as a developer. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/73/

36:09 | Apr 9th, 2018

In this episode we talk about the SOLID principles with Steve Smith (Ardalis) http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/72/ S - Single Responsibility O - Open/Closed L - Liskov Substitution I - Interface Segregation D - Dependancy Inversion Contacting St...Show More

55:27 | Mar 25th, 2018

In this episode we discuss students, learning patterns and how to become a professional developer with Kyle Garza http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/70/   Contacting Kyle Garza Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylehgarza/ Github: https://githu...Show More

30:52 | Mar 19th, 2018

In this episode we talk to several of the hackers at Hack24 about their experiences and their hacks http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/69/

44:10 | Mar 12th, 2018

In this episode we talk to Patrik Smacchia about NDepend and code quality http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/68/ Contacting Patrick Smacchia Website: https://www.ndepend.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-smacchia-b0123110/ Twitter:...Show More

16:34 | Mar 5th, 2018

In this episode I wanted to talk about hackathons some more, as a follow on from the last episode where we spoke to Emma and Andrew Seward about Hack24. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/67/

54:27 | Feb 25th, 2018

In this episode we talk to Emma and Andrew Seward about Hackathons and Hack24 http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/66/

38:50 | Jan 29th, 2018

In this Episode we catch up with Jamie Taylor about what's new in .Net Core. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/62/

10:57 | Jan 22nd, 2018

In this episode we discuss how to learn a programming language quicker http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/61/

36:25 | Jan 15th, 2018

In this episode we talk to Lars Klint about Hololens and virtual/mixed reality http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/60/

37:26 | Jan 8th, 2018

In this episode we talk to Jared Faris about PWA (Progressive Web Apps) http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/59/

05:49 | Jan 1st, 2018

In the first episode of 2018, we discuss what we will be doing throughout the coming 12months http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/58/

08:07 | Dec 25th, 2017

In this episode we discuss something I get a bit annoyed with when they aren't applied, Coding Styles! http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/57/

14:55 | Dec 18th, 2017

In this episode we discuss the tip of the iceberg that is securing your code http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/56/

36:44 | Dec 10th, 2017

In this episode we talk to Philip Morgan about specialisation for software developers http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/55

41:31 | Dec 4th, 2017

In this episode we talk to Matt Watson of Stackify, about... Stackify! http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/54/

39:49 | Nov 27th, 2017

In this episode we discuss SAASAAS with Zack Burt, Software As A Service As A Service http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/53/

40:46 | Nov 13th, 2017

In this Episode we speak to Lee Mallon from Rarely Impossible, about Amazon Alexa http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/51/

46:25 | Oct 23rd, 2017

In this episode we talk about UI Testing with Kevin Lamping, utilising WebdriverIO http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/48/

27:47 | Oct 16th, 2017

In this episode we talk about Ruby, and Ruby on Rails, and learn what they both are with Paul Lonsdale http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/47/

32:04 | Oct 9th, 2017

In this episode we discuss Rapid Spike a new kid on the block for up-time, application assurance and performance monitoring, with James Tyler. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/46/

39:50 | Oct 2nd, 2017

In this episode we talk with Daniel Furze about the increasing size of the barrier for front end developers, that wasn't really there a few years ago. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/45/

28:46 | Sep 18th, 2017

In this episode we talk to Ben Slinger about the podcast platform Podchaser http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/43/‚Äč

35:33 | Sep 11th, 2017

In this episode we talk to Darren Hoehna about his career and how he got a job in Microsoft http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/42/

24:57 | Aug 28th, 2017

In this episode we talk with Lawerence Sowell about Codera and Exist Social http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/40/

28:31 | Aug 14th, 2017

In this episode we talk about a new podcast hosted by Julie Torres and Kiana Tennyson http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/38/

40:54 | Aug 7th, 2017

In this episode we talk to Payam Pakmanesh about Softskills and Communication http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/37/

40:54 | Jul 31st, 2017

In this episode we are joined by Gary Ewan park to talk sweetly about Chocolatey http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/36/

11:16 | Jul 24th, 2017

In this episode we talk about how many hours you should be working. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/35/

48:03 | Jul 17th, 2017

In this episode we speak with Miles Daffin about Reprezen API Studio http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/34/

22:48 | Jul 10th, 2017

In this episode I talk about going from fat to fit, by changing my diet and exercising, but mainly just changing my diet http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/32/

41:08 | Jul 3rd, 2017

In this episode we talk with Joe Zack about why developers need side hustles. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/32/

09:18 | Jun 26th, 2017

This weeks topic is Reactive vs Proactive, whats the difference should I be one or the other or both as a developer? Good developers aim to be proactive, but great developers are able to switch between being reactive and proactive, but what does that...Show More

37:18 | Jun 19th, 2017

In this episode we find out what Octopus Deploy is all about with Chris Hey http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/30/

10:22 | Jun 12th, 2017

In this episode we discuss what the difference between Urgent and Important is, and how to use that to be more productive. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/29/

39:08 | May 29th, 2017

In this episode we talk to Thomas Hansen about Hyperlambda and Sephia Mail http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/27/

15:31 | May 15th, 2017

In this episode we talk about ways for you to be more productive. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/25/ Is it writing lots of code, is it getting through all the tickets in the tracker, is it releasing on time? The answer is, it's all those things ...Show More

37:05 | May 8th, 2017

In this episode, we are going to discuss how your succeed as a developer with Jo Overline http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/24/ Jo Overline, CEO of Swing Development, has been a successful iOS app creator for over ten years.  He’s built over 30 app...Show More

38:25 | Apr 24th, 2017

In this Episode we speak to Jonathan Bullock about AsciiDoctor. Jon explains what it is, where it came from, and why we should use it. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/22/

19:17 | Apr 17th, 2017

In this episode, we are going to discuss team work and how to work effectively as a team. Because being a developer, your need to be able to work on your own, but also with a team. Sometimes that means getting the team to work better together. The po...Show More

47:39 | Apr 10th, 2017

In this episode we discuss what Erlang is, where it came and what you might use it for today, with Zach Kessin. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/20/

15:55 | Apr 3rd, 2017

So straight off the bat I am not going to be telling you how to get out of the office and work on a beach, but what we will be discussing today is working remotely, I wanted to address some of the awesome things about working remote but also the chal...Show More

30:24 | Mar 20th, 2017

In this episode we discuss getting promoted http://CynicalDeveloper.com/podcast/17/ We are going to talk about getting promoted, not matter if that is from junior to developer, developer to senior or above. There are some fundamental targets you shou...Show More

37:44 | Mar 13th, 2017

In this episode we discuss Open Source Software (OSS) with Mattias Karlsson. We discuss what OSS is and how you can get involved or even start your own project. Find out more below: http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/16/

29:47 | Mar 6th, 2017

In this episode we discuss Interviews and CV to help you get your first job as a developer. http://CynicalDeveloper.com/podcast/15/

48:46 | Feb 27th, 2017

In this episode we discuss Freelancing, Contracting and Consulting with Zack Burt, we talking about what these three are, and how to get yourself out there. We also cover the pitfalls and the benefits http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/14/
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20:26 | Feb 20th, 2017

We're taking a different approach to this weeks show, there is no guest it's just me, on my own sat here talking to you guys and girls out there. The aim of the podcast is to help you to improve your development knowledge and career, but some of you ...Show More
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29:03 | Feb 13th, 2017

In this Episode we talk with Jim Basilio about AngularJs 2.0. Jim tells us about how it is different to AngularJs and what to expect should we use it. http://CynicalDeveloper.com/podcast/12/
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44:08 | Feb 6th, 2017

In this episode we discuss Cinchapi and Concourse Database with Jeff Nelson, Cinchapi Founder and CEO. We discuss what Concourse Database is and how Cinchapi can help you work effectively with it. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/11/
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36:48 | Jan 30th, 2017

In this Episode we talk with Daniele Pozzobon about TDD. Daniele gives a good overview of Test Driven Development and what it actually means for your software. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/10/
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30:18 | Jan 23rd, 2017

In this Episode we talk with Luke Warren about DotNetNuke. Luke tells us that DNN is not the beast it once was, what DNN is actually like and what we should use it for. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/9/
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39:50 | Jan 16th, 2017

In this Episode we speak to Jamie Taylor about .Net Core. Jamie explains what .Net Core is, and what we should use it for. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/8/
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35:13 | Jan 9th, 2017

In this Episode we speak to Paul Seal from Media Maker about Umbraco CMS. Paul explains what Umbraco is, what we should use it for, and that it isn’t the horrible beast some of us remember. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/7
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36:53 | Dec 26th, 2016

In this Episode we speak to Carl Schweitzer from MS Dev Show about UWP. Carl explains what Universal Windows Platform is, where it came from, and what we should use it for. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/6
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28:36 | Dec 12th, 2016

In this Episode we speak to Lee Mallon from Rarely Impossible, about Xamarin. Lee explains what Xamarin is, what it is, what you can build with it. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/5
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38:25 | Nov 28th, 2016

In this Episode we speak to Jonathan Bullock about jBake. Jon explains what jBake is, where it came from, and why we should use it. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/4
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39:06 | Nov 14th, 2016

In this Episode we speak to Zac Braddy about ReactJs. Zac explains what ReactJS is, where it came from, why we should use it, and why its better than the others, in his opinion. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/3
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27:10 | Oct 10th, 2016

In this Episode we talk with Gavin Lanata about XAML. Gavin explains what XAML is, where it came from and what the future for XAML is. Turns out its still kicking and so is Winforms. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/2
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41:27 | Sep 12th, 2016

In this Episode we talk with Gary Ewan Park about Cake. Gary explains exactly what Cake is, and how you would use it. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/1
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02:46 | Aug 29th, 2016

This is Episode 0 for The Cynical Developer Podcast aims to help you to understand why you should be using the latest and greatest in development technologies. http://cynicaldeveloper.com/podcast/welcome