March Van iDev - Fast Clouds

We have a couple talks lined up.

1) Building on Azure - Chris Risner (Microsoft)

Chris is an evangelist from Microsoft, talking about deploying cloud infrastructure on Azure. They have some pretty cool tools for iOS development on their Mobile Services platform that makes it equally powerful for deploying and syncing across the platforms.  Win Win, and makes the MS stuff play nice together with everyone else.


2) CBC Music - Ash Mishra

Ash is the main pioneer of all CBC music mobile initiatives it seems. He's going to demo and talk about the new CBC music mobile technology. And damn impressive I must say.


3) Meteor

Aaron's going to demo how fast it is to setup a meteor web interface, and talk about his team's accomplishment at Vancouver Hacking Health.  This includes tying a web request to the meteor server to trigger a realtime web refresh.



We're open to more iCandy or Tips from the Trenshed presentations, if you've got something about Clouds going at supersonic speeds, let's hear it!

Chris Hobbs ([masked]) - Presentation lineup

Argun ([masked]) - Tales from the Trenches

You could also post to this meetup board if you've got something you'd like to share and we'll line you up.

$10 at door, and it's cheaper online at $9.  Food and drink is served!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello All, just thought I'd let you know that we have some great videos with Brent Simmons talking about how to use Mobile Services located here: Additionally, we've also released an HTML/JS SDK for the Mobile Services stuff I showed at the meetup:

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for giving me the time to speak at the meetup last night. I had a great time!

    2 · March 8, 2013

    • Aaron H.

      Hi David, the question is a curious one. Any SQL server would reside behind a web server, then presented either directly as an HTML5 page with data, or HTML5 page with JS language to do the request for data against a web service that can pull the data from SQL. So at a minimum, you have two stacks. SQL <-> Web Server (ASP.NET/Ruby/Python/Nod­e.JS/etc..) -> HTML5 (+Data) or HTML5 (+JS that fetches Data)

      March 11, 2013

    • David A.

      thanks for the info. It seemed like a curious question to me as well, but not an issue for me currently.

      March 12, 2013

  • Roland T.

    Wonderful presentations this evening! I'm sorry I had to leave before the meteor presentation. Thanks to all for a great meetup.

    1 · March 8, 2013

    • Aaron H.

      Thanks for the pics!

      March 8, 2013

    • David A.

      thx for like, Chris.. hope it helps

      March 8, 2013

  • Tibor

    Good to see you all. Enjoyed the presentations and learned a lot!

    March 8, 2013

  • Bill B.

    Tip For Style: I'm new(ish) to iOS programming, but not new to programming. I was wondering what are the 'Effective iOS Programming' style comments that people could share. For example, Should all new code use @property for iVars? and other preferred style preferences (I have my own judgements, but i am sure there are some nuances in Obj-C that I am not aware of yet)

    March 7, 2013

    • Jason L.

      I think ivars are out except when you really need to make something @private. @synthesize is out. Putting everything in the .m (methods, properties, IBOutlets, IBActions) seems to be popular; only public interfaces go in the .h. These seem to be a few styles that Apple seems to be making more the norm.

      March 7, 2013

  • Chris H.

    Great informative evening. Chris made azure look attractive, learning about meteor was great, and I want that watch!

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Edward P.

    Here is the URL from the logging interceptor tip:

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Alborz H.

    How do I pay for a guest on the app? For some reason I can't update the RSVP.

    March 7, 2013

  • Aaron H.

    Yep, be prepared with parking. Wrap-up is estimated to be 8:40pm, with 20min padding built-in. (actual estimate is 8:20pm, if we're lucky)

    March 7, 2013

  • Aaron H.

    We've got a full lineup today, so I'll be doing my best to manage timing. Don't want us to be wrapping up TOO late, but wow, we've got some great talks from people. 3 tips from the trenches, two icandy talks, an awesome design talk by Alborz, and three dynamite main presentations. Yah, crazy. Still up for Lions Pub afterwards. :)

    March 7, 2013

  • Rita H

    just looking forward to attend today!

    March 7, 2013

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