SDC 2009 slidedecks and demos

DSC_0130 For me this was my first SDC and I really had a lot of fun. Great discussions with speakers and attendees. And as Dennis Doomen mentioned, the evening was pretty fun as well. I did two sessions, on about Test Driven Development, a basic introduction with some best practices. And also a presentation on Microsoft’s solution to distributed caching, “Velocity”.

Introduction into the TDD Mantra (slides and demo)
So you’ve heard about Test Driven Development but you’re not sure what it is? Not sure if it is what you’re doing? And if’s "Test Driven", why do people say tests are less important? Why do tests first have to fail? In this session you’ll learn what Test Driven Development is really about. About the simplest thing first and growing your application larger and larger. Until TDD made your application into what it should be, instead of what you thought it was going to be.

Distributed caching with Velocity (slides and demos)
It’s been some time since Velocity was introduced, and it hasn’t gotten the attention it deserved. Velocity is a distributed caching framework which means it can cache your application’s data and distribute this over multiple machines for performance, backup, etc. If you want to know how to use Velocity in your project and/or your website, come join me for this session.

If you have any questions about any of these subjects, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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