Some notes from this weekends DDDSW and to mostly fill in the gaps from Nathan Gloyn’s write up.
Sessions I attended:
Session 1: Steve Sanderson's - Architecting large Single Page Applications with Knockout.js
Lots of interesting background on the use of Typescript on the new Azure management portal – main takeaways
Beware preloading large amounts of data and check for memory leaks
New components feature in Knockout - https://github.com/knockout/knockout/issues/1273
Session 2: Marc Gravell — Redis cluster— everything you need to know
Nathan was in the same session – check out his write up
Except to note that there are Nuget packages for including a Redis server in an ASP,Net app or you can use chocolaty to install
Session 3: Phil Trelford — F# eye for the C# guy
A very entertaining presentation by Phil with some great pointers on how to get started with F#, Phil’s approach is to start with writing tests in F# and then move on to writing the domain layer. He gave a compelling demonstration of how terse the F# code is compared to its C# equivalent.
Worth taking a look at his version of SpecFlow – TickSpec
Also for getting started he suggests taking a look at the F# Koans on GitHub
He also has a book coming out soon - F# Deep Dives
Session 4: Gary Short — Hadoop and Big Data for Microsoft Developers
Big Data is all the rage right? – Gary went on to explain what Data Science is really about and that size is not all that counts.
A couple of good demos on how C# can be used to write Map Reduce implementations and make the hadoop command line easier to write!
Plus a demo on using PowerView in Excel to connect to a hadoop file system to query results
There are Microsoft authored packages on nuget
MS Supported Hadoop on windows server
Session 5: Mauro Servienti —A gentle introduction to AngularJS
This was a good contrast to Steve Sanderson's talk in the first session with further clarification of when Angular is a good fit, impact on page size etc
Slides from the presentation
All in all a great day and another year when I didn't win anything in the raffle