Nick Goossens is a developer and architect at Open Box Software working primarily with web technologies in the Financial and Property sectors. He is also a regional lead for SA Developer in Cape Town, a regular speaker at community events and conferences and hiking and rock climbing enthusiast.
In Nick’s words:
DevDays was an enjoyable event filled with great people and interesting outlooks on technology and its future. It was really great to be able to present exciting new technologies to the developer community and get their feedback on these new developments.
I presented two sessions at DevDays:
Building applications with WCF RIA Services: this session walks you through creating a line-of-business application from end-to-end using Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight and ASP.NET along with the WCF RIA Services platform. I demonstrated how validation can flow from the server to the client, how asynchronous operations can be abstracted away, how to easily implement authentication and much more.
In A lap around AppFabric we discussed how Windows Server AppFabric (“Dublin”) can make your WF (Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0) and WCF (Windows Communications Foundation 4.0) applications’ “life after F5” (deployment, maintenance) simpler and easier to manage with advanced message logging, routing, simplified hosting and more.
The session also demonstrates how AppFabric Caching (“Velocity”) allows you to build applications with superior performance and stability with features ranging from reliable distributed data & sessions to simple data sharing.
Thanks Nick! It was great to have you at DevDays 2010 🙂