Friday, July 19, 2013

July 30th Double Bill - Reactive Extensions and Moving to HTTPS!

Good news! We'll be bringing you yet another exciting ALT.NET evening this month. We have a confirmed venue of the ThoughtWorks office and two fun talks.

Applications of the Reactive Extensions framework - Niall Connaughton (@nconnaughton)

Despite the fact that the Reactive Extensions framework has been around for almost four years, its uptake is still patchy and often confined to niche applications. Yet its ability to manipulate and react to flows of in-flight data is seriously powerful.

There's a lot of material out there about learning Rx from scratch, and covering this topic in half an hour isn't going to get too far. Instead, we'll focus more on what Rx can do for you and how it can apply to many different types of applications.

We'll also go through a few examples of some neat applications of Rx to give you some inspiration, and cover some design pointers to help you get the most out of Rx while avoiding pitfalls.

If you're new to Rx, come along and learn why it's worth investing time in learning, and how thinking about the event flows in your application can open up the potential for new functionality. If you're already using Rx, come along and hopefully pick up some new ideas.

Moving to HTTPS - James Crisp (@jtcrisp)

After recently moving the Getup site fully to HTTPS, James will share with you security pitfalls, the justification for the move from mixed HTTP/HTTPS, lessons learnt, and performance tips. A romp through the protocols of the web with riffs on status codes, HSTS, domain verification, and interesting headers. This talk could save your bacon.

RSVP by getting yourself a free ticket from EventBrite and we'll see you there!


Videos of these talks were posted on YouTube. Thanks @Meligy

Moving to HTTPS -
Reactive Extensions -