What is this?
.NET Rocks! is a weekly talk show for anyone interested in programming on the Microsoft
.NET platform. The shows range from introductory information to hardcore geekiness.
Many of our listeners download the mp3 files and burn CDs for the commute to and
from work, or simply listen on a portable media player.
has been a figurehead in the VB community since the very early days
when he wrote for Visual Basic Programmers Journal. He authored the Q&A column of
that magazine as well as many feature articles for VBPJ and other magazines. He
has authored two books for John Wiley & Sons on sockets programming in VB, and in
1994 he helped create the very first web site for VB developers, Carl & Gary's VB
Carl is also the Microsoft Regional Director for Connecticut,
an MVP for Kinect, co-host of .NET Rocks! and The Tablet Show
a .NET Rocks! spin-off dedicated to developing for tablets, phones and other mobile devices,
as well as mobile web.
Carl is the creator of GesturePak
($99), the first
gesture recognition library for Microsoft Kinect for Windows. GesturePak records your motion as
you create gestures, then notifies your app when your user has performed one or more of your gestures.
Carl is also an accomplished musician and audio/video producer. He started Pwop
in 1999 as a record label for his first album, a collaboration with his brother Jay:
Lifeboat To Nowhere
in 2011, which has met with rave reviews. Carl is working on a new solo album, Been a While,
which offers a tune featuring John Scofield on guitar, as well as an incredible group of
local to New London, CT.
is now a full-service audio and video
post production studio in New London, CT, where Carl records and produces the podcasts as well as
music and video projects - both for himself, Franklin Brothers, and the public.
more than 30 years of high-tech experience and is both a Microsoft Regional Director
and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has consulted with a number of
leading North American organizations; Barnes&Noble.com, Dow Chemical, Johnson &
Johnson Health Care Services, Reuters, Subaru/Isuzu and the U.S. Air Force.
to speaking at conferences around the world, Richard is co-host of ".NET Rocks!,
the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers"
and the host of "RunAs Radio
, the Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals."
.NET Rocks! host Carl Franklin has been quoted in
and The New York Times
as an early pioneer of Podcasting
a technology for automatically downloading new shows as they become available.
Music on the Show
The official .NET Rocks! Theme song is
by Carl and Jay Franklin, the Franklin Brothers. Carl also writes,
performs, and produces the music beds heard in the commercial spots.