.NET Rocks!

Pete Brown Has Fun With Silverlight and More!

Episode #684 Thursday, July 28, 2011

Carl and Richard talk to Pete Brown from Microsoft about the cool things he's working on, including building a Commodore 64 emulator in Silverlight! Pete also touches on the fact that Silverlight is not dying at all - there's lots of good things going on! The conversation digs into Pete's favorite new features of Silverlight 5. Pete is the author of Silverlight 5 in Action, you can get a discount by using code s5ia38 at the Manning web site. Ultimately the conversation ends up on the .NET Micro Framework and MIDI - music and geekery collide!


Pete Brown

Five years ago, Pete joined Microsoft to focus on XAML and .NET. Today, he focuses on that, as well as apps and technology for musicians, and IoT/Embedded, and pretty much anything that blinks LEDs, goes “ping” in the night, or extrudes or machines physical materials. Pete loves working with IoT and embedded devices. He has at least as many MOPS tied up in development boards than he does recognizable computers (and there are a lot of PCs in his house). Some run Windows, some run Linux, many are just C or C++ on the metal. Pete lives and works in his home in Maryland with his wife, two children, two rabbits, a pile of synthesizers, some CNC machines, a lot of woodworking tools, and several Commodore computers. You can find Pete on Twitter @pete_brown, and on Chitter and FriendFace under the same name.


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