Mar 14 2018
Messaging in Distributed Systems - What's the Deal?
Chris, Jess, and Todd chat about enterprise messaging patterns. Is it a good practice to put a message bus or a queue in between your web server and your middle tier services? Can message buses be overkill? What’s the best way for your loosely-coupled containerized services to communicate with one another? Did Todd actually say that there’s some benefits to building a monolith? We asked all these questions, but you’ve got to listen to see how many of them we actually answered… or how many answers we actually got right.
Feb 28 2018
Going beyond NuGet.org by creating your own packages
Jess and Chris chat about not just using NuGet to download Microsoft’s and other Open Source libraries from NuGet.org, but creating your own custom NuGet packages to help version and distribute your own components, without ever leaving your firewall!
Dec 21 2017
Todd, Chris, and Jess chat about using Git in their day-to-day lives. Jess thinks it’s the best thing since the CPU, but Todd thinks it’s just the shiny new toy that’s no better than TFS. Meanwhile, Chris thinks that GitFlow is the most overly-complicated process he’s ever seen. What do you think?
Oct 06 2017
Developer Productivity: TechBash 2017 Conference Panel
What’s the best way for a developer to provide true “value”?
Aug 14 2017
Real-World DevOps with Andy Schwam
What does “DevOps” really mean when you’re not up on stage demoing the latest DevOps product or working at Netflix, Etsy, or Facebook? To find out, we ask Andy Schwam (@schwammy), a development manager, architect, and coder who has lived and breathed the concepts of “DevOps” in the real world… and lived to tell about it. What’s myth and what works? What’s hard and what’s easy? Andy takes us behind the scenes and tells us what it takes to transform an existing error-prone manual deployment to a highly-reliable, repeatable, and automated process.
Jess Chadwick is a software developer and technologist with over fifteen years of development experience ranging from embedded devices in start-ups to enterprise-scale solutions in Fortune 25s. He is an ASPInsider and a magazine and book author with O’Reilly publishing, as well as several courses on Lynda.com including Up and Running with ASP.NET 5. Jess is actively involved in the development community, regularly speaking at user groups and conferences as well as co-lead of the NJDOTNET Central New Jersey .NET user group.
Todd has been a software developer/architect for over 20 years. During that time, he has spent several years as a consultant providing technical guidance and leadership for the development of enterprise class systems on the Microsoft and Web Platforms. At Infragistics, he is a principal consultant that focuses on the design and construction of Rich Internet Application (RIA), mobile and n-tier based systems. Todd is the co-leader for the New Jersey .NET User Group, NJDOTNET, and is a frequent speaker and book author.
Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for over twenty years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks and retail stores and building portfolio analytics for commercial lending. Today Chris is building distributed systems with .NET and other platforms and is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET / IIS. His hobby for game development turned into a game development user group called Philly GameWorks, founded in 2014.