Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Nancy Talk from NDC

The video of the talk I did on Nancy at NDC is out.

The talk me writing some Nancy code, talking a lot about Nancy and at the end I have a simple todo application.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Belated NDC Roundup

NDC is well over. It was lots fun. Great chit-chatting with folks and some good talks as well. So what stuck? Which talks do I actually remember here couple of week later? For me it was mainly these 3:

  • Sebastian Lamblas talk on caching in HTTP. The guy knows his stuff and he can explain it too. On the surface of things caching in HTTP may sound like small topic, but it turns out there is more to it than meets the eye. Useful stuff for anybody building web apps (be it internal facing or public facing)  with any significant load.
  • Don Symes talk on F# type providers. Type providers are a cool concept. If you haven't checked them out you should, and this talk is a good place to start, although you probably need to know basic F# to get the most out of it.
  • Jonas Winje, Einar W. Høst and Bjørn Einar Bjartnes talk on drones and Rx. This was a really fun talk packed with breakneck demos stacking Node.js, Rx, Roslyn, Lisp, Nancy, a drone and probably a few other things I've forgotten on top of each other. Mixed in with all the fun and games where some good sound technical content especially around reactive programming.
There were other good talks, but these are the ones that mostly stuck in my mind. I'd recommend watching them when the videos come out.

Monday, June 3, 2013

NDC is just a week away

In just over a weeks time I'll be in Oslo for NDC. I'm doing an introductory Nancy talk on Friday. It will actually not be a whole lot of talk, but rather a fair bit of coding: I have just one slide, the rest will be me coding up a simple Nancy application in test first manner. Should be fun - I know it was at Warm Croc.

Apart from doing my own talk I'm looking forward to watching some of the other talks there too of course. Glancing through the program these particularly stick out to me, and are talks I'll make it to:

  • Don Symes two F# talks on Wednesday. This is perfect timing for me. I've gotten serious about learning F# over the last few month and am ready to get the inspiration to dig deeper.
  • To top off my functional programming geek out Wednesday I will end the day at the .NET Rocks Functional Programming panel.
  • Thursday I'll be focusing on the security talks in room 3.
  • My Thursday will start with more F# in Simon Skov Boisens Agents talk
  • Friday is when I'm doing my own talk which means I'll be getting ready before the talk and popping into random talks afterwards.
Hope to see you there!