If you are a .Net Developer it’s real easy to feed your Podcast addiction and become a Podcast Junkie like me. Here’s my favorites for keeping up with the wonderful world of .Net development.
DotNetRocks – The grand daddy of .Net podcasts, Richard and Carl now have well over 450 shows behind them. One of the oldest, some of the older shows are well worth listening to even now as they talk about practices and principals we still use today, not to mention the current shows delivering up to date news on .Net.
DNRTV – Hand in hand with the audio podcast is the DotNetRocks TV show. When audio is not enough, DNRTV steps in to show what you heard about in DotNetRocks.
DeepFriedBytes – I love this show, Keith and Woody interview folks and do it with a real flare of Southern Hospitality. Not only do they have interviews with interesting people but you get good ideas for new deep fried foods! I also love the “rusty washers” segments.
Hanselminutes – Each week Scott Hanselman does an interesting, creative interview with people all over the coding spectrum. It’s typically half an hour in length so easy for those with a short commute. Scotts style is very relaxed and enjoyable.
The Thirsty Developer – While most of the episodes lean toward .Net occasionally they throw in a show about non Microsoft topics, such as the recent show on HAML. I think it makes a nice balance to see what folks are doing who may be using tools different from mine.
Herding Code – Similar to the previous podcast, this one primarily focuses on .Net but takes occasional forays into other subjects.
Misfit Geek – This is a relatively new podcast with only two episodes under it’s belt. Both have been interesting though so I’m hopeful to see more in the near future.
Channel 9 – The site for Microsoft produced podcasts this is a firehose of information for all .Net developers. No matter what your specialty if you work with Microsoft tools there will be something here for you.
Whiile these ought to keep you busy for a while, I know tomorrow you’ll be eager for more. While keeping up with programming is important, I also think it’s vital to keep up with industry trends. The roll out of new computers and OS’s has a big effect on the life of a developer. In addition I also think it’s valuable to remember there are a lot of folks who work with computers all day who are not coders. Thus tomorrow we’ll take a look at the list of podcasts useful for knowing what’s going on in the computer industry.