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
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Perth .NET User Group Meeting: 6pm Thurs, 12th May: Introduction to the .NET Reactive Extensions (Rx) with Lee Campbell and James Miles
Join us at the Perth .NET user group, Thurs May 12th (6pm) where Lee Campbell and James Miles join up to present an Introduction to Rx, aka the .NET Reactive Extensions. Rx is a product from Erik Meijer's team at Microsoft that allows you to compose asynchronous and event based programs using observable collections and a Linq style syntax.
The presenters will guide you through the background and basics of Rx, and introduce you to the terminology that is peculiar to Rx. James and Lee will compare code written with and without Rx and show case code to demonstrate the power of Rx in the areas of resource management, fluent and familiar Linq syntax, composable nature, testability of asynchronous and concurrent queries, and the and the ability to tame side effects.
I’m under strict instructions to ask everyone to come armed with questions about Rx!
Please Note: this talk will start at 6pm (not our usual time of 5:30pm due to the venue’s availability)
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com