FOSDEM Videos online

As a .NET programmer in my day job targeting Windows desktop applications (winforms and wpf), I don’t get to stay on top of much ASP.NET or Mono. The ASP.NET stuff I feel like I have a good enough handle on via channels I use to stay on top of .NET in general (user groups, blogs, etc). Mono gets much less coverage there.

Luckily there are some awesome (720p quality) videos from FOSDEM 2010 of some Mono centric presentations.

Lluis Sanchez Gual on MonoDevelop – I knew MonoDevelop 2.2 had some awesome in it, but I didn’t know about some of the code generation things in it. Think R# mixed with CodeRush. It is very sweet.  Lluis’s Blog is always a good read too.

Ivan Porto Carrero on IronRuby – Poor Ivan had some demo troubles, but overall the presentation was excellent. It is VERY cool to see a Banshee add-in written in Ruby. I don’t think I was reading Ivan’s Blog before, but I am now.

Miguel on Mono – I think this is kind of Miguel’s “State of the Monkey” of the day. Its a status overview with a few deep dives into things. I especially thought it was cool that he went deep (well, deeper than most) into Expression<>.

The videos seem to be coming out slowly. I’m posting these brief summaries of the videos as I watch them, so expect me to link to more as I watch them.