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Brian Schroer Don't Call Me Mort!
Just when I was almost caught up on TechEd North America 2014 videos… The sessions from this week’s NDC Oslo conference can be viewed now on their Vimeo site: http://vimeo.com/ndcoslo/vi... You can filter the conference’s agenda and find speakers / topics that you’re interested in via this page: http://ndcoslo.oktaset.com/... ......

I was thrilled to be able to attend TechEd North America 2014 in Houston last week. I got to go to Orlando in 2008, and since then I’ve had to settle for watching the sessions online (which ain’t bad – They’re all available on Channel 9 for streaming or downloading. Here are links to the Developer Track sessions and to the sessions from all tracks.) ......

Thanks to all of the organizers and volunteers and sponsors who made this fifth annual event another huge success. Thanks to all of the speakers, many of whom paid for their own travel and lodging in exchange for free chicken & waffles. My favorites were: Alex Papadimoulis: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder (A Talk on Ugly Code) Got myself a ......

Today is Independence Day in the USA, which got me thinking about loosely-coupled “independent” software components. I was reminded of a video I bookmarked quite a while ago of Jim Weirich’s “Grand Unified Theory of Software Design” talk at MountainWest RubyConf 2009. I finally watched that video this morning. I highly recommend it. In the video, Jim ......

If you can’t get to a conference, let the conference come to you! There are a ton of free recorded conference presentations online… Microsoft TechEd Let’s start with the proverbial 800 pound gorilla. Recent TechEds have recorded the majority of presentations and made them available online the next day. Check out presentations from last month’s TechEd ......

I’m a huge fan of the St. Louis .NET User Group and a regular attendee of their meetings, but always wished there was a local group that discussed more advanced .NET topics. (That’s not a criticism of the group - I appreciate that they want to server developers with a broad range of skill levels). That’s why I was thrilled when Nicholas Cloud started ......

I haven't posted a recap lately, because the Virtual Brown Bag recordings weren't being uploaded for a while. That was fixed two weeks ago, so I had a lot of meetings to catch up on. Here's an all-you-can-eat brown bag buffet… March 3 Guest presenter Jim Christopher - creator of StudioShell, a deeply integrated PowerShell host available inside of Visual ......

At this week's Virtual Brown Bag meeting: Claudio pointed us to Try Ruby! and Rails For Zombies, two sites to educate Ruby newbies We looked at the free version of Balsamiq, and other online mockup sites George walked us through a refactoring to isolate roles and adhere to the Interface Segregation Principle (the "I" in SOLID) We laughed at fuv, the ......

At this week's Virtual Brown Bag meeting: JB showed off his new SpeakerRate Ruby gem Claudio alerted us to the Refactoring Manifesto We answered the question "How do I get started with Design Patterns?" Ever had to kill a frozen instance of Visual Studio? Yeah, I thought so. Claudio showed us how to do it with PowerShell. (It's faster) JB previewed ......

At this week's Virtual Brown Bag meeting: Claudio has some one-month Evernote premium accounts to give away Claudio & George talked about FancyHands, the 4-hour work week, and paying people to do the stuff you don't want to JB shared more Ruby gems: cancan and open and talked about insert and other Ruby Enumerable functions We looked at the winner ......

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