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Last Thursday I had the pleasure of going down to a local theatre to watch through the MSDN event for Azure, debugging, and mobility. The event itself was refreshing, and I always enjoy hearing Zain speak. We have similar passions, and also similar personalities.

The event started off with a brief look at Azure, which is Microsoft’s very beta cloud computing platform. The technology itself seems straightforward and easy to use, although Zain warned about a tedious process of getting the tokens necessary to get started. Altogether, the session was informative, and exposed resources that ought to be taken into consideration when computing from the cloud.

Afterwards, Zain went over some debugging hints that were completely new to me. The debugging session was the one I was attending for specifically, and it didn’t disappoint. Her talked about advanced debugging, and conditional debugging and watches. I didn’t know what to expect from the session, and it wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be about, but I can say that I definitely learned more about the debugging process from it.

The final session was on programming for mobile devices. There are many helpful downloads necessary for getting started, and the testing can be painfully slow, but otherwise the process seemed a lot simpler to what I remember about doing the same for Blackberry devices through Java.

All in all, I enjoyed the event and am glad I attended. I’ve been busy lately and haven’t been posting often, but I promise you that I’ll have something good for the beginning of February.

To see about attending this event near you, check out the MSDN Events website. Also, MSDN Dev Con is still going on, I’m sad I missed it, but you don’t have to be sad as well!

http://www.msdnevents.com/

 

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2009 12:21 PM Microsoft | Back to top


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