20 Nov 2017

.NET Oxford Meetup VIII: Lightning Does Strike Twice!

After the success of our last lightning talk event in July - we decided that it was about time for another one - proving that lightning most certainly does strike twice! And like the last one, it was fantastic seeing the variation and community-feel that the lightning talk format brings.

.NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups
28 Oct 2017

.NET Oxford Meetup VII: Serverless in Azure

It feels like lately you can't turn around without hearing the term 'serverless'. It seems to have become the latest architectural buzzword. So we were very pleased to have Christos Matskas from Microsoft speaking at .NET Oxford about what this term actually means, and also about the awesome Serverless choices we have in Microsoft's cloud platform - Azure!

.NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups
22 Sep 2017

A piece of Cake!

This is something that's been on my "to blog about" list for quite a while - so I thought it was about time! I've been using the Cake Build system for a few different projects now, and it has quickly become my go-to method of building and deploying my projects.

.NET, Cake
18 Sep 2017

.NET Oxford Meetup VI: Reactive Bots!

Reactive Bots? What's that all about? Well the title for this month's .NET Oxford actually refers to two different talks ... 'The fuss about Bots?' with Martin Kearn, and 'An Introduction to Reactive Extensions' with James World ...

.NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups
22 Aug 2017

.NET Oxford Meetup V: Rider - Taking ReSharper out of Process!

This week we had our 5th .NET Oxford, and this time we had Matt Ellis from Jetbrains talking about their new cross platform .NET IDE - Rider!

.NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups
23 Jul 2017

.NET Oxford Meetup IV: Lightning Talks!

On Tuesday it was our fourth .NET Oxford, and this time we had a slightly different format ... In order to give more people the opportunity to get up and talk, we decided to go with a lightning / grok talk event. There was actually quite a lot of interest, and the speaker slots filled up very quickly with a really good line-up ...

.NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups, LINQPad
15 Jul 2017

ELK Stack with .NET and Docker

I was recently investigating issues in some scheduling and dispatching code, which was actually quite difficult to visualize what was happening over time. So I decided to reach for the ELK Stack to help me see what was going on using time based charts. I've only used this briefly in the past, but given the very simple setup thanks to Docker, and also the power and flexibility of ELK, it made a huge difference in my investigations!

.NET, LINQPad, Docker
11 Jul 2017

LINQPad Tips and Tricks - Part 2

This is my second LINQPad Tips and Tricks post. If you haven't read my first post, I'd definitely recommended reading that one first, and then coming back to this one ...

.NET, LINQPad, Productivity
24 Jun 2017

.NET Oxford Meetup III: Xamarin!

On Tuesday evening we had our third .NET Oxford, and even despite the heat it was yet another great event! Whilst not quite our usual turnout due to the very hot weather, it was still pretty good! Luckily for those who did attend, our sponsors Corriculo Recruitment were on hand doing an amazing job as usual with plenty of refreshments - both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety! Personally, I think I drank enough of their water for everyone! It was so hot!!

.NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups, Xamarin
03 Apr 2017

Mindful Parallelism in Async/Await

At our most recent .NET Oxford event, we had Frans Lytzen, founder and CTO of New Orbit talking about Async/Await in .NET.

Rather than just your typical "How to use Async/Await" talk - Frans' talk instead focused more on what happens under the hood - eg. timings and threads, and the reasons you get the deadlock situation.

.NET
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