Wrapping up SDP Nov. 2012

November 29, 2012

Wow, a conference that lasts 8 days, that a first. So here’s the gist of what I taught in 5 of these days: What’s new in WCF 4.5 In this 1-hour session I covered some of the important new features of WCF 4.5, such as Intellisense for configuration, UDP and WebSockets bindings, and improved support for streaming and compression. Debugging the Web with Fiddler In this 1-day tutorial we saw how to use Fiddler to debug, test, and...

BUILD 2012 – Day 4 Overview

November 3, 2012

First session of Day 4 was about advanced cloud service development. I came in a bit late so I missed the introduction, but the part about diagnostics and IIS 8 was nice – IIS 8 and Windows Server 2012 offer new stuff such as .NET 4.5 on web/worker roles, SignalR, and Websocket support. CDN and traffic manager cover was shallow, but the Service Bus part was nice where he showed service bus topics. Session number 2 was about Windows Azure Storage. There are a couple of new things coming to Azure Storage, and new stuff that...

BUILD 2012 – Day 3 Overview

November 2, 2012

Day 3 began with a great keynote session by Scott Hanselman, one hour that recapped my entire webdev history (being doing this stuff for the past 15 years). The bottom line of the session was – remember that you also have a very powerful machine on your desk (or legs if it’s a laptop), so don’t just throw everything on the server, try to also use javascript to do stuff. After Scott’s session I stayed in the hall for the TypeScript session. Writing JavaScript with JavaScript – well, as long as it doesn’t like...

BUILD 2012 – Day 2 Overview

November 1, 2012

So day 2 started with a keynote that had “Windows Azure” written all over the stage, so that was promising (see overview of day 1). By the way, if you’ll compare the stage to yesterday’s keynote you’ll see the stage is empty – that is because all the demos are in the cloud Some of the stuff shown in the keynote: Mobile Services. this feature was rolled out in August, but the demo was very good and managed to show the highlights of Mobile...

BUILD 2012 – Day 1 Overview

Ok, first, just in case you aren’t familiar with my work – I’m a server/web/cloud guy, not a client guy, so all the hype about Windows 8 and Phone 8 sounds to me like “bla bla bla”. I’m into servers and Windows Azure, so day 2 and on is more to my like than Day 1. So day 1 began with the keynote where Steve Ballmer did his “shopping channel” appearance, showing the various hardware running Windows 8. BTW, in the first photo, on the left, you can notice an 82” surface ....