Creating a connected mobile application requires some form of backend infrastructure.
In this session, we will demonstrate how you can re-use your existing .NET/C# skills, or gain a straightforward introduction to building out a simple cross-platform, native mobile application with Xamarin and hook it up to cloud services in Azure. By integrating the easy to configure Azure client SDKs into your app, and leveraging the Azure Mobile App Service, we will show how app developers can create a powerful end-to-end solution with little or no requirement for server-side development skills.
Artificial Intelligence is the latest hotness. Machine Learning sits behind artificial intelligence and on the surface it may seem like a deeply technical, scientific topic.
We are here to tell you that it is more accessible than you think. We’ll look at some of the basics around the Azure Machine Learning service. We’ll also look some of the Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs which make it very easy to implement artificial intelligence ‘smarts’ into your application with simple, standard REST calls.
With mobile app projects becoming increasingly complex, this session will provide an overview of working with Xamarin tools for cross-platform native mobile development.
In particular, we will focus on the full project lifecycle through development, test, deployment and beyond using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services to effectively manage the agile process and continuous delivery. We will also take a look at the recently announced Visual Studio Mobile Center, a new comprehensive tool for managing all aspects of the DevOps pipeline.
Designing a programming language has a strong subjective component.
There are features - such as type and property inference - that many would agree are useful, subject to proper language integration. But then there are features of which utility is not immediately obvious, and that could go either way when it comes to community adoption and scaling up to real, large programs. This talk discusses three such features of D - seemingly unimportant, maybe greeted with a ho-hum by the community, but today ubiquitously used and enjoyed.
Modern web application development is like Victorian era medicine. The state-of-the art is advancing rapidly, but we’re still killing patients with our “best practices” and our “absolute truths”.
We’re trying new ideas, but, like bloodletting and mercury therapy, most are not better than what preceded them. This talk is a critique of the silly things we do on the “modern” front end. We’ll look at the tools and techniques that work and when they’re needed. We’ll also talk about ways to identify the good ideas and ignore the bad, so you can get back to being productive. Come find out what current web application techniques will be tomorrow’s snake oil and leeches.