It’s that time of the year, where everyone wishes everyone a happy new year, full of new challenges, solutions, ideas and fantastic problems to solve. We, like everyone else also wish you a happy new year – and may it successfully compile at the end. We hope that you enjoy every minute of it and that it provides you with new challenges along the way.
It’s also the time when we make resolutions – and we promise to do our best to keep this blog filled with the challenges we face and the solutions we create. If you have any suggestions on topics, feel free to let us know in the comments or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web applications are growing increasinly more complex, and to speed up development, it makes sense to use pipelined development. This is one of the benefits afforded to the development team using decoupling as an architecture best practice. This deck contains a quick overview of decoupled apps, and how we can use AppFabric to handle decoupling.
At Bleeding Edge, I gave a talk about developing a modern web application, going from user experience design to finish (implementation). I am publishing the slide deck here. The demos are available here, and the full source code is available here.
At SLODUG, I have a talk about dependency injection, describing why it’s useful, when it becomes useful, what are the benefits, pitfalls, and how to incorporate it into your applications.
The talk & Slide deck is in Slovene, but we’ve decided to post it anyway. The demos will be uploaded soon as well.
Our friends at Kompas Xnet are organizing a SharePoint conference. It’s the leading SharePoint event in Slovenia. If any of you are doing SharePoint development. There will be some interesting talks given there, even one on Azure.
Coming to a browser near you…
Come meet us at this year’s Bleeding Edge in Gozd Martuljek, Slovenia – on the 29th and 30th of September. I will be hosting a talk about how to develop a site from UX to finish. We’ll cover topics like front-end development using Backbone.js and UX planning, interaction design, communication strategies and some other fancy stuff. As always, we’ll post the slides here when I’m done.
If you’re coming, let us know! Let’s meet & talk. For more info, check out http://www.bleedingedge.si/
September 1st, 2011 in Azure
This post serves more as a reminder to its author but may prove to be useful to people coming in from Google as well . Microsoft has all relevant Azure samples available for download at one simple place: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsazure/. If you’re looking for something, check there. If it’s more complex, you can check here as well or ask via StackOverflow.com. We’re always watching the questions.
August 24th, 2011 in Azure
Microsoft’s Grigori Melnik has posted some insight on the upcoming Windows Azure Integration Pack for Enterprise Library. An interesting read into the detailed thinking behind the process. After a quick read, it seems our cloud applications will now (finally) be ready to scale, true to the marketing promises from the initial years. We have a blog post pending, about writing and architecting scalable applications, so keep checking back or subscribe to our RSS feed.
When using the Microsoft’s Azure .NET Management API we’ve ran into an interesting predicament. On one of our projects we started getting “A property with the name ‘httpRequest’ is not present” exception. It happened sporadically and we could not reproduce it. But we needed it to work in this project.
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