Dev Talk Monday is the series that brings you awesome dev talks every Monday
Today I bring you a super interesting ALT.NET Seattle session titled “Why so mean?” that touches topics like how to be opinionated without being mean, how to create a nurturing .NET community for newbies, how to spread the word about best-practices, and more. As Cori says, it is fascinating to look back and catch a glimpse of a moment in the history of the .NET community :).
UPDATE 10th April 2014: I did a newer, better version of this presentation for SWENUG - Sweden’s .NET User Group - in Linköping earlier this week and it was a blast!! Don’t miss the code samples at GitHub
A month ago I was hacking away on quiz4couples for iOS (wo! secret unveiled just like that!), slinging some Objective-C up and down, right and left, trying to get these weird storyboards, segues and… outlets to work, when to my surprise and wonder I was approached by an Amazon recruiter (○o○). They wanted me to participate in a round of interviews they were going to do here in Sweden for a job in the Kindle team in Seattle.
I had never ever thought of Amazon as a prospective employer but, of course, it was an interesting opportunity so I decided to give it a try and see where things led to, even though I was not even sure I wanted the job. Well… it led to nowhere, hahaha XDDD. It was a very interesting experience though, the Amazon girls and guys were great and I got to take a look at a bunch of tech stuff I have been wanting to rehash for a while but I have never felt I have had the time to: that is, cool computer science stuff such as data structures, algorithms, networking… and other stuff like distributed systems, scalability, databases, design patterns, NoSQL, and… RavenDB.
So just after the interview I got the chance to prepare a presentation around NoSQL and RavenDB for my teammates at Medius, that I will be improving and presenting for Swenug at the end of the month. Don’t freak out with the name of the presentation though, I like to use themes in my talks, as you may have noticed, but in this particular case, I hadn’t the slighlest idea about which theme to use…so I settled for Edgar and his raven.
Dev Talk Monday is the series that brings you awesome dev talks every Monday.
This dev talk monday goes to Addy Osmani and Yo Polymer a great introduction to a small piece of the future of the web: web components and polymer a library that allows you to start using web components today! Don’t miss the presentation, it is fun, interesting and packs a ton of goodness in just 20 minutes.
In this article I will introduce knockout.js observable arrays, provide useful code examples and describe important things that you need to consider when using observable arrays in your web applications. In upcoming articles I will focus on new features of observable arrays released in Knockout 3.0 and the different helpers provided by knockout to facilitate operating with arrays.