Kestrel - the new web server for ASP.NET 5

by DotNetNerd 8. November 2015 14:12

With ASP.NET 5 which is currently in Beta 8, Microsoft has launched a new web server named Kestrel, which is of course Open Source. There are a number of reasons they are building Kestrel, but most importantly to provide a cross-platform web server which does not rely on System.Web and a full version of the CLR in order to bootstrap the new execution environment (DNX) and CoreCLR - which was not possible with Helios.


GOTO Copenhagen day 2 continued

by dotnetnerd 7. October 2015 08:10

After lunch I picked a talk by Dave Thomas on Fast data - tools and peopleware. Dave threw some punches at SCRUM and OO languages, while describing the challenges of handeling the huge amounts of data and the variery of devices that we have today. With that he concluded that the amount of serialization and modelling we are doing is hopeless and that going through layers like ODBC is terrible. More...



GOTO Copenhagen day 2

by dotnetnerd 7. October 2015 08:03

The day started with a keynote by Brian Goetz called "move deliberately and don't break anything", as kind of an answer to Erics talk and going against Mark Zuckerbergs "move fast and break things". He quoted Bob Dylan saying "when you aing got nothing, you got nothing to loose" making the argument that move fast and break things make sence for startups, that have all to gain and not much to loose, but for a mature company with a large userbase it is a different story. He described programming as an economic exercise, where programmer time and pizza is turned into software and technical debt. Building on this he argued pragmatism and that there is no good or bad, this time quoting Yoda saying: there is no good, there is only good for.




GOTO Copenhagen day 1 continued

by DotNetNerd 7. October 2015 06:38

The rest of day one i skipped blogging, in order to stat focused for my own talk. I ende me up seeing the other talks on the Microsoft track, which were really good. Anders Lybecker did a nice talk on comming things in ASP.NET, Mark Seeman had fun with a tennis kata demobstrating property based testing and Jeppe Andersen introduced the new build feature in Visual Studio Online - something I have an actual need for on a current project.




GOTO Copenhagen day 1

by DotNetNerd 5. October 2015 11:05

Today GOTO Copenhagen was kicked off and it has been packed with good talks. The keynote was by Anita Sengupta, who talked about working on descent and landing on Mars based on her work at NASA. Amasingly interesting subject, and some really extreme conditions that these people work under. To illustrate it takes 7 minutes from when they enter the atmosphere on Mars until the robot has landed, but the signal takes 14 minutes minutes from it is sent until it reaches control on earth. More...

Using gulp with Visual Studio 2015

by DotNetNerd 22. September 2015 10:49

Lately I have been using gulp with the new Visual Studio 2015 integration, which I really like. With so much good tooling in place, I think it is the right step for Visual Studio to embrace it. The one thing that is cumbersome about the experience currently is the setup required to get up and running. So, hopefully I can save others from a bit of trial and error with these ourlined steps.


Looking forward to GOTO 2015

by DotNetNerd 27. August 2015 11:57

We are at that time of the year where GOTO Copenhagen is in sight, and I am once again on board as a blogger. This year will be a little different though, because I will also be speaking myself. My talk is titled "TypeScript - a look at SPA's with Angular 2", a topic that I've had the pleasure of speaking quite a bit about, so I look forward to doing it at GOTO.



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Live slowly, be happy and save battery!

by DotNetNerd 8. July 2015 07:22

Fair warning, this is not a tech post, but me doing some happy contenplating. Hopefully someone might get something from this, but if you are looking for my usual techy posts, this one is not one of them. So with that in place..

If there is one thing I have been thick headed about in my life, it is how much my "problems" are created entirely by myself. It took me almost 34 years to truly acknowledge this, but when I did it hit me like a ton of bricks - really nice, fluffy happy bricks. More...

The joy of functional concurrent programming

by DotNetNerd 25. June 2015 07:40

Pleanty of people have said that concurrency and functional programming are becomming essential to developing modern systems. Some have even gone so far as to say that if you don't adapt you will become a maintenance programmer in a few years. With the increasing need for concurrency to provide speed and handeling of huge amounts of data, I beleive it to be true. I do however beleive there will still be pleanty of smaller applications, so I am not predicting doomesday for anyone quite yet.


Initial thoughts on Angular 2

by dotnetnerd 31. May 2015 16:29

I was asked to do a talk about Single Page Applications and Angular 2 in a couple of weeks. At first I was a little sceptical, because Angular 2 is far from a finished product yet. After agreeing that the main points could be around SPA architecture, TypeScript and how you can build these kinds of applications without using a framework I said yes. So lately I have been working on the talk and the first part has been quite easy to do. Yesterday I got started on demoes, and dived into Angular 2 for real.


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My name is Christian Holm Diget, and I work as an independent consultant, in Denmark, where I write code, give advice on architecture and help with training. On the side I get to do a bit of speaking and help with miscellaneous community events.

Some of my primary focus areas are code quality, programming languages and using new technologies to provide value.

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