Raymond Chen tells the story of Windows’ API evolution from the beginning up to its latest version, WinRT.
Andy Gordon discusses machine learning using functional programming, explaining how Infer.NET Fun turns the succinct syntax of F# into an executable modeling language for Bayesian machine learning.
Matthew Moloney shares some of the F# tools built at Microsoft Research for dealing with Big Data.
K. Rustan M. Leino advocates developing in stages by using languages that offer both design level abstractions – types, contracts, higher-level constructs, ghost constructs- and implementation ones.
Chris Granger discusses the need for enhancing the learning tools starting from his own experience watching through a mirror people trying to solve problems at Microsoft.
Scott Guthrie has a hands on session demonstrating some of the Windows Azure’s main features, such as storage, websites, services, SQL, blobs, cache, etc.
Joel Semeniuk shares some of the lessons he learned managing development teams, how he got into Kanban and why its principles are helpful.
Justin Dearing presents a brief introduction to MongoDB, and focuses on interacting with it in Mono via the official 10gen driver. Techniques for handling business logic in application code, such as LINQ are discussed. This is a very code centric talk.
David Starr demoes Pex –a parameterized white box unit test tool- and Moles –an isolation framework-, two .NET tools useful for test-first development.
John Slaby and Jezz Santos explain how Raytheon has created Factories-in-the-Small useful to rapidly build new tooling such as the Pattern Automation Toolkit developed in cooperation with Microsoft.
David Starr presents some of the tools in Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 helpful for building an application’s architecture: Architecture Explorer, Dependency Graphs, UML Modeling, and Layer Diagrams.
Ian Goodsell presents the methodology for creating Eclipse and Visual Studio-based toolkits, and introduce Visual Studio Pattern Automation Toolkit, a toolkit for toolkit developers.