NDC Sydney 2016 Highlights
September 6. 2016
A while ago I posted a shortlist of some of my favourite session videos from NDC Oslo 2016. Over the past few weeks, the videos from NDC Sydney 2016 have been appearing on the NDC Vimeo Channel, and I’ve picked out a few that caught my interest.
- Node.js Crash Course (for .NET Developers) - David Neal – I’ve not paid too much attention to node.js until now, but David makes quite a compelling case for giving it a go and links to lots of helpful resources.
- Akka.NET: The Future of Distributed Programming in .NET - Aaron Stannard – another interesting technology I’ve not got to grips with yet. Aaron is part of the development team and gives a superb high-level overview of the main concepts and benefits of AKKA.NET.
- What does an Open Source Microsoft Web Framework Look Like- Scott Hanselman – as always Scott’s talks are entertaining and full of interesting insights. Tells the back story of how we got to where we are ASP.NET Core.
- ASP.NET Core for Angular, React, Knockout (etc.) developers - Steve Sanderson – Showcases some really cool developer productivity features and yeoman templates for SPA development in ASP.NET Core.
- Solid ASP.NET Core - Jimmy Bogard – A live coding demo of various ways in which you can eliminate duplication in your ASP.NET core projects. Unfortunately there is about 10 minutes of the talk where the screen is not visible, but still a helpful talk.
- The Force Awakens: Mastering Your Inner Developer - Lars Klint – This is more of a motivational / inspirational talk. Even though I have a slightly different perspective to Lars on what constitutes success, this is still an interesting talk which will encourage you to think about your personal goals.
- One kata, three languages - Mark Seemann – Mark solves the FizzBuzz kata in C#, Haskell and Clojure which gives a nice introductory taster of these languages if you are new to them
- 50 Shades of AppSec - Troy Hunt – As always Troy’s talks on security are entertaining, informative, and a little bit scary. Learn about how easy hacking is and the sorts of stupid mistakes developers make.
- Looking forward to bootstrap 4 - Shawn Wildermuth – This one is perhaps six months too early since bootstrap 4 appears to be still a way off final release, but an interesting look into the future nonetheless.
There’s more being uploaded every day so it’s worth keeping an eye on and I may post again later with some more reviews. Let me know if you watched any that you can recommend.