Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Monday, October 04, 2010
Reminder: Perth .NET User Group Meeting: Thurs 7th Oct, 5:30pm: So what is the Windows Server AppFabric? with Bill Chesnut
Join us at the Perth .NET User Group for a talk exploring what the Windows Server AppFabric is, looking at both hosting and caching, and learn how to configure and manage WCF and WF services in AppFabric. We will examine the diagnostic and tracing functionality while building high performance and fault-tolerant applications.
Bill is Mentor with SolidQ Australia located in Melbourne Australia. Bill started his career in IT some 25-years ago with the US Defence as an IBM Systems Programmer. He switched to the Microsoft Windows platform 14-years ago, and has been involved with Windows development ever since. Bill has worked on numerous enterprise projects using Microsoft C/C++, Visual Basic and SQL Server. Most recently, Bill has been driving various application integration projects using BizTalk Server (2000 – 2009) to connect a variety of Microsoft Business Solutions applications with other systems. Bill is also a Microsoft Certified Training and has been actively training BizTalk developers since the release of BizTalk 2004. Bill has been awarded as a BizTalk Server MVP since 2004 and is the leader of the Melbourne .Net User Group.
There will be a door prize of a choice of license from JetBrains (one of ReSharper , TeamCity Build Agent, dotTrace Profiler, RubyMine, IntelliJ IDEA), and several 30-day coupons to Tekpub's high-quality, online screencasts for programmers.
Also note: Bill will be presenting a talk on SQL Server virtualisation at the SQL Server User Group on Weds 6th Oct. Details here.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com