January Meetup, Talk TBC
Martin is a technical evangelist for Microsoft based in the UK. In his role, Martin talks with customers, partners, start-ups and anyone who is willing to listen about developing applications on the Microsoft platform. This includes Windows, Office, Microsoft Azure and Web technologies including ASP.net and the Edge browser. Martin has been working with Microsoft development technologies since the late 90's and has been working for Microsoft directly since 2005.
Following our continued success of the lightning talks, we are hosting another round! We will be having 5 speakers doing a 10-15 minute lightning talks, if you would like to get involved please message me on meetup or twitter.
A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or similar forum. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz.
Slot 1 - Chris Perks (@perksc) - Elasticsearch
Slot 2 - John Stovin (@johnstovin) - Paket
Slot 3 - Kevin Smith (@kev_bite) - Messaging with MassTransit
Slot 4 - Elliot Chaim - Hadoop/HDInsights
Slot 5 - TBA
Messaging - RabbitMQ, Azure (Service Bus), Docker and Azure Functions
Message queuing is becoming an essential part of modern architectures and essential for asynchronous architectures and microservices. In this session will be described the benefits of messaging systems, the software solutions that are available and typical messaging architectures. Examples will be made using Azure Storage Queues, Azure Service Bus and RabbitMQ. This talk is primarily about messaging, however as this session is for tech hipsters, the demos will be done giving an extensive introduction to Azure functions, Azure Resource Manager Templates, .Net Core and Docker.
John Staveley is an organiser at LeedsSharp with 17 years programming experience and has been a heavy user of RabbitMQ and Azure in the past couple of years.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of APIness : The Secret to Happy Code
We spend our lives working with systems created by other people. From the UI on our phones to the cloud infrastructure that runs so much of the modern internet, these interactions are fundamental to our experience of technology - as engineers, as developers, as users - and user experiences are viral. Great user experiences lead to happy, productive people; bad experiences lead to frustration, inefficiency and misery.
Whether we realise it or not, when we create software, we are creating user experiences. People are going to interact with our code. Maybe those people are end users; maybe they're the other developers on your team. Maybe they're the mobile app team who are working with your API, or the engineers who are on call the night something goes wrong. These may be radically different use cases, but there's one powerful principle that works across all these scenarios and more - and it's called discoverability. In...