What's new and Shiny?

Let's do something different - tonight we'll have six different short talks, each showing us something new and shiny that might be useful.

• Gareth on LinqPad

• Bevan on NimbleText

• Darcy on a Password Entropy library

• Jamie on Hoist with C#

• Mark on Azure Continuous Deployment

• Patrick on Value Objects in C#

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  • Patrick Te T.

    I'd like to do a talk on the benefits of Value Objects in C# and how they help us to fail fast and write robust software.

    March 6, 2014

    • Darcy T.

      I was thinking about your talk. When creating a "value type" they should be created as structs and not classes (You may have said and I just missed the detail) As that would put less pressure on the GC, because they would be popped off the stack (for free) when they go out of scope.

      May 14, 2014

    • Patrick Te T.

      Good idea regarding GC. One issue with structs is when people use the default(<StructType>­) keyword. It allows you to create type in an invalid state e.g the value is null when it can't be.

      May 14, 2014

  • Jakub C.

    Not much of a report post, but I found it really funny! - http://chodounsky.net/2014/05/04/legacy-software-development-with-linqpad/

    May 4, 2014

  • Stephen

    Really enjoyed the format. It's great to have a number of different interesting / useful topics to hear about, and also provides a good opportunity for quick presentations that wouldn't take up the whole hour.

    BTW Last night I used the online version of NumbleText to wraggle some HTML into shape. Very useful - thanks!

    May 1, 2014

  • Darcy T.

    Here is a link to my ppt https://db.tt/Y89a5jaM­

    And (the important part) the links from the last slide:

    zxcvbn.tequiladrivendevelopment.com
    github.com/darcythomas/zxcvbn.net
    www.nuget.org/packages/zxcvbn.net
    github.com/dropbox/zxcvbn
    tech.dropbox.com/2012/04/zxcvbn-realistic-password-strength-estimation

    May 1, 2014

  • Jamie W.

    I had a really great time tonight. Here's a link to my slide deck: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1o1lmfcgtemg3p8/WhatsNewAndShiny-Hoist.pdf

    April 30, 2014

  • Ben A.

    Great format, and some really good talks. I'd love to see more of this format.

    April 30, 2014

  • Bevan A.

    And, we're closed. Seven 10 minute talks in one hectic hour ... this'll be fun.

    March 6, 2014

  • Mark C.

    chuck me on for an azure continuous deployment demo

    March 6, 2014

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