Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feb 23: Akka.Net and Azure RM for Devs

Back to usual everyone, the meet up is on Tues. We have two talks.

Akka.Net - Philip Laureano

With the advent of multiple core CPUs becoming ever more commonplace and infrastructure becoming increasingly cheaper to spin up in the cloud, one of the greatest challenges that we face as .NET developers is managing concurrency across multiple machines. The tales of immutable and incredible message-passing systems such as Erlang scaling to millions of users at a time have become the stuff of legend--but is there something similar for .NET?

Indeed, there is such a system for the CLR, and it's called Akka.NET. In this talk, I'll show you how you can write small, single-threaded classes (called "actors") and have Akka.NET seamlessly scale up those actors across not only multiple CPU cores--I'll also show you how you can scale and run thousands of jobs in parallel across multiple loosely-coupled machines in a cloud environment, such as Amazon Web Services. If you've ever wanted to experience the power of Erlang, but never wanted to leave the convenience of the C# language, then this is one talk you don't want to miss!

Azure Resource Manager for Devs - Raphael Haddad

Infrastructure, servers and hosting have come a long way. The last few years have seen advent of cloud technology and how this can make a developer’s life a lot easier. Recently, many people say they ‘do cloud’? But, what does actually this mean?

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates is a new offering that allows developers to do cloud properly by deploying a large collection of connected resources all at one time! Come along to see a short demonstration on how ARM templates are used and the power of ‘Infrastructure as code’

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