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Alvin Ashcraft
Magical Debugging in Visual Studio with OzCode

Have you ever wanted to know that an exception was about to occur while stepping through your source code? Have you ever wished you could diff your objects the same way you can diff your files? Get ready to take the Visual Studio debugging experience to another level with OzCode, a Visual Studio extension that provides a set of powerful enhancements to the IDE. Get an overview of the product and dive deep into some of its most amazing features.

Alvin is a Microsoft Visual C# MVP and .NET developer in the Philadelphia area. He has nearly 20 years of software development experience in the Healthcare, Financial and Manufacturing industries, primarily using Microsoft tools. Alvin currently builds enterprise clinical health care software for Genzeon Corporation in Exton, PA.

Location: Corporation Service Company   [ Map ]
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company


Kevin Buckley
Microservice Architecture

A look at the why and how when using a microservice architecture instead of the default monolithic paradigm. Breaking up your application provides better performance and more flexibility, which is why it's been adopted by Netflix, Amazon, Ebay and others. Kevin will walk through his experience in breaking up a monolithic system into a microservice architecture with examples of where it went well, where it wasn't great, and how it's helped his company. This talk is best suited for people who are living with a monolithic system and would like to hear a case study of a company who went through the transition to a microservice architecture.

Kevin Buckley codes for Chatham Financial, the largest Derivatives Consultancy in the country, and has been doing ASP.NET development for 9 years. He's currently spending most of his time obsessing over NodeJS, CouchDB, Redis, ServiceStack, and performance profiling.

Location: 1313 Innovation / Hercules Bldg   [ Map ]
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company

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Chris Gomez
ASP.NET 5 – Web Dev Reimagined

ASP.NET 5 is on its way and, as Microsoft puts it, "is a significant redesign of ASP.NET." There are many breaks from the past. So by now you are wondering what this means for you? It means a transition to ASP.NET 5 is unlike anything before it. You'll feel familiar in the surroundings of Visual Studio but might be new to modern package managers. You might be intrigued by using other dev tools and curious about how this is all going to run on Linux or Mac.[[br]][[br]] Chris will start with a brief overview of the major differences and new features that you may be interested in. But what you may not have seen anywhere else is a dive into the day-to-day coding and development tasks you will actually have to do. [[br]][[br]] The goal of this talk is to make you comfortable in using Visual Studio 2015 to get started with ASP.NET 5 and at least a demonstration of other editors and platforms. It's a quickly evolving project being developed in the open so what gets shown will depend on what is finished by the time of this session, but no matter what it will be exciting.

Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for 20 years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks and retail stores and building web based portfolio analytics for commercial lending. His hobby for game development started much earlier by making games using ASCII characters in text mode using BASICA.

Location: Corporation Service Company
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company