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Functional Architecture

Posted by Phil Trelford  on  Aug 29, 2012

Phil Trelford suggests domains, such as modeling, DSLs, concurrency, for which functional programming is well-suited, and areas for which an OO or a mixed approach has better results.

Going for Speed: Testing Against Performance Expectations

Posted by Jay Harris  on  Aug 24, 2012

Jay Harris offers tips on using unit testing to improve the performance of applications.

This Week on Code Hoarders: De-clutter Your Codebase with Aspect Oriented Programming

Posted by Joe Kuemerle  on  Aug 01, 2012

Joe Kuemerle demoes using AOP to separate some of the concerns –logging, exception handling, security, etc. - from a codebase.

Platform Choices on Windows Azure (It’s not just ASP.NET and SQL Server)

Posted by Mark Rendle  on  Jul 31, 2012

Mark Rendle introduces the basic services offered by Windows Azure along with examples of various platform choices that can be used: RavenDB, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js + Express, MongoDB, Sinatra, etc.

A Simple EventStore on both Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure

Posted by Yves Reynhout  on  Jul 23, 2012

Yves Reynhout discusses event sourcing and storage, demoing implementing a conceptual event storage model on top of AWS Storage and Azure Storage Services.

Extreme FIX Messaging for Low-Latency

Posted by Kevin Houstoun and Rupert Smith  on  Jul 17, 2012 3

Kevin Houstoun and Rupert Smith discuss the creation of Java and .NET libraries for a FIX Protocol implementation without generating garbage in order to avoid the latency spikes associated with GC.

Creating a Metro Style Geospatial Application Using Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript

Posted by Jason Follas  on  Jul 16, 2012

Jason Follas explains how to create a Windows Metro application processing geo-spatial data coming from hardware sensors with HTML and JavaScript/WinJS.

Modeling and Code Generation on the .NET Platform at Icinetic

Posted by Rubén Jiménez Marrufo and Pedro J. Molina  on  Jun 27, 2012

Rubén Jiménez Marrufo and Pedro J. Molina discuss the history of modeling at Microsoft along with current MSDS approaches, reference frameworks and features for the .NET platform.

Erlang for C# Developers

Posted by Bryan Hunter  on  Jun 18, 2012 4

Bryan Hunter introduces Erlang, comparing various language features with C#’s, emphasizing what it is good for and doing a demo.

Introduction to Windows Azure Service Bus

Posted by Joe Feser  on  Jun 14, 2012

Joe Feser discusses how to enhance a legacy application into a disconnected hybrid app using Pub/Sub capabilities of the Windows Azure Service Bus.

Introduction to Context Specification – Behavior-Driven Development

Posted by Philip Japikse  on  Jun 07, 2012

Philip Japikse discusses and demoes doing BDD with Context Specifications, then using MSpec to transform those specification into TDD code.

C# Async, From the Outside, From the Inside - Part 2

Posted by Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet  on  Mar 23, 2012

This is Part 2 of the session. Bill Wagner and Jon Skeet explain the basics of asynchronous operations in C# using the Async keyword. The session is spiced with live demos.

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