Deploying your web app to Azure by Bacardi Bryant 6-6:45 pm.
Bacardi will take us through the steps quickly building an MVC app, setting up Azure for deployment, configuration settings, options, best practices and pricing.
He'll also discuss performing VIP swaps and deleting deployments.
Regaining the control over legacy codebase by Mahendra Mavani 7-8:15 pm.
Historically almost all software that have made to production has over lived their original speculated life. What that implies to us as developer is, often we are stuck in land where we have to maintain those codebase, written by someone else. Making brand new beginning is mostly not an option and hence we need to continue support for such software. Typically this mean lot of bug fixes and also new feature development based on new business requirement. This session will cover trick and tips for working with such codebase where changing big chunk in one go is not an option. Code demo will show how to make small but meaningful changes and gradually regain control over the code-base without stopping the line.
Other Key benefit of such trick and tip are their applicability even for the new development projects. While being Agile and working as iterative development, we can't see everything upfront and hence need for changing existing code arise almost every day. Some of the technique covered in this session can guide you refactoring ongoing development codebase and extracting reusable framework out of existing code base.
Mahendra is a developer at Headspring and is driving down from Austin to visit our group. He has 12+ years of experience in the consulting field and has run the gambit of .NET applications, prefers simple solutions over complex and agile with iterative user stories over waterfall.
So come and enjoy some core developer discussions, pizza, drinks and free books from O'Reilly to hand out after the sessions.