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Episode 85: From the Mind of a Modern Web Developer Shawn Wildermuth



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In this episode, Keith and Woody sits down with developer and technologist Shawn Wildermuth to discuss and ponder the modern web developer and just where are things going for this fad called the Internet.


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Shawn Wildermuth is a Microsoft MVP (C#), member of the INETA Speaker's Bureau and an author of six books about .NET. Shawn is involved with Microsoft as a Silverlight Insiders, Data Insiders and Windows Phone 7 Insiders. He has been seen speaking at a variety of international conferences including SDC, VSLive, WinDev, MIX, DevTeach and DevReach. Shawn has written dozens of articles for a variety of magazines and websites including MSDN, DevSource, InformIT, CoDe Magazine, ServerSide.NET and MSDN Online. He has over twenty years of software development regularly blogs about a range of topics including Silverlight, WP7, Databases, XML and web services on his blog. He is currently helping company through his company Wilder Minds (http://www.wilderminds.com).

Shawn can be found on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ShawnWildermuth

Shawn’s blog can be found at http://wildermuth.com/

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#1 Michael on 4.25.2012 at 5:22 PM

At 36:39 you guys say something about making your web look like a cracked up egg that is pieced back together. You said there's a slide on this available somewhere? Do you have a link to share? I can't find anything, my google-fu fails me.

#2 Terry on 4.26.2012 at 4:18 AM

As interviewers you should ask questions and let your expert guest talk. You did most of the talking in this interview.

#3 Alan on 4.26.2012 at 12:15 PM

@Terry - I agree, I listened to this podcast to hear what Shawn Wildermuth had to say not the hosts.

#4 Foz1284 on 4.27.2012 at 4:47 AM

As an electronic engineer turned software developer I think I can speak for engineers to say where you mentioned that it is only software engineers that are working on problems that have not been done before, this is completely incorrect, my previous employer taught me that my job as an engineer is not just to answer the questions customers do not know, it is to figure out the answers to questions they dont know they dont know - mechanical/structural engineers are in the same position, at the cutting edge of any field we are all pushing the boundries of what is possible, generally it is all about taking technology we are accustomed to and adding to it, as software developers we are generally using tools and languages we know and applying them to a novel solution, exactly the same as most engineers.

#5 Foz1284 on 4.27.2012 at 5:07 AM

Other than that an interesting show!

#6 cwoodruff on 4.27.2012 at 7:48 AM

Micahel --

I am looking around for that slide-deck with the egg web design analogy. Thanks

Woody

#7 cwoodruff on 4.27.2012 at 7:51 AM

Terry and Alan --

Sometimes our "interviews" turn into more of open discussions with our guests. Shawn is a great friend of ours and we just were chatting. I do understand your opinions and we will remember them going forward.

Woody

#8 cwoodruff on 4.27.2012 at 7:53 AM

Foz1284 --

I agree that all engineering fields are problem solvers. I started out as a Mech Eng major in college and graduated from an engineering college at my university. All engineering majors and professionals do have a great deal of problem solving skills.

Woody

#9 Brian Behm on 6.19.2012 at 3:13 PM

What was the name of the tool Shawn mentioned that allows you to post your photoshop images to a site and add hotspots for prototyping?

Thanks,

Brian

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