Mark Rendle, TweetFreelance Consultant
Biography: Mark Rendle
Mark is the creator of the Simple.Data framework.
Mark's career in software design and development spans three decades and more programming languages than he cares to remember. C# has been his favourite language pretty much since the first public beta, when you had to write the code in a text editor and compile it on the command line.
In this talk, we'll look at where the Windows Azure platform is at and where it's going. If you thought Azure was just a platform for ASP.NET and SQL Server applications, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. I'll share some examples of projects where I’ve used alternative .NET technologies, the first-class support for Node.js (which includes a full SDK for working with the Azure platform services), and NoSQL solutions like MongoDB and RavenDB. And hopefully some of the über-cool things that are under NDA as I write this abstract will have been made public, so we can talk about those too! Seriously, there's some awesome stuff coming.
Keywords: azure, cloud, node.js, ravendb, mongodb
Target Audience: developers, architects
Presentation: TweetKeynote: Zen and the Art of Software Quality
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a book about Quality; what it is, where it exists, and how we may try to attain it. In this talk, I will use passages from the book to introduce ideas on how we, as software developers, might try to improve the Quality both of the software we create and of ourselves. I'll talk about what "Quality" means in the context of software, how to measure it, and the importance of close interaction with users at all stages of application development.
Keywords: software, quality, attitude, improvement, zen
Target Audience: developers, designers, architects