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February 10, 2015 @ 11:30 pm – February 11, 2015 @ 1:30 am
Right Space to Meet
100 Miracle Mile #200
Miami, FL 33134

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This February show your love for technology and hear not one but two Microsoft MVPs on a special Tuesday night dotNet Miami meeting! Have you ever wondered how you can measure your web application’s performance? Nik Molnar, co-author of the diagnostic tool Glimpse, will show us how to capture your application’s live performance data and understand what those metrics mean. Nik will show us free services that will help automate performance feedback. Then Mike Wood will show us how we can introduce asynchronous messaging can be introduced into our applications. Mike will cover the specific scenarios where messaging will help and show us a few messaging patterns. Join us for what could be the biggest dotNet Miami meeting ever!

We’ll be meeting at Right Space 2 Meet. Right Space 2 Meet is a cowork facility that provides a collaborative community and a professional environment for entrepreneurs, freelancers and business professionals. It offers fully furnished offices, virtual offices, coworking spaces, conference facilities and event spaces. Right Space 2 Meet is located at 100 Miracle Mile Suite #200 in Coral Gables.

You can park at either the metered parking or one of the two the public parking garages located at: 51 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 or 245 Andalusia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL. Either parking lot is about a dollar an hour and a short walk to the SunTrust building. DO NOT park in the SunTrust building parking as you will most likely be towed.

And Don’t Miss the After Party…

Because we don’t want the fun to stop when the meeting is over we’ll be at Miller’s Ale House on Miracle Mile (101 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables) for food and networking. All are welcome.

Session and Speaker Details:

Tracking Real World Web Performance

Study upon study confirms that web performance has a direct correlation to revenue, operating costs, and search engine ranking. With this in mind, we all want our applications to be faster but how do we know what bottlenecks to focus on? Join Nik Molnar, co-founder of the open source debugging and diagnostics tool Glimpse, to learn how to leverage free and open source tools to capture your application’s live performance data, understand what the metrics mean and focus on the ones you should really care about.

This session will cover how to use free services to act as a simple lab for synthetic performance testing and how to get Real User Metrics (RUM) from the very last mile via the instrumentation API’s built into browsers. Nik will also demonstrate techniques to automate the performance feedback loop so you can ensure to always treat “fast as a feature”. This session is suitable for any stakeholder who cares about performance. It is classified as 200 level.

Nik Molnar is a New Yorker, Microsoft MVP, ASP & Azure Insider and co-founder of Glimpse, an open source diagnostics and debugging tool. Originally from Homestead Florida, Nik specializes in web development, web performance, web API’s and community management. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and on technical podcasts. In his spare time, Nik can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, hanging with his wife and working on other open source projects.

Messaging Patterns

There are numerous reasons why asynchronous messaging should be introduced in applications, as well as many approaches in incorporating messaging subsystems. In some cases intensive workloads need to be pushed to back end processing, or perhaps specialized (and perhaps expensive) resources need to be utilized to perform certain operations. In this talk we’ll cover several scenarios where introducing messaging can help, discuss a few messaging patterns, as well as look at abstracting your messaging subsystem to guard against evolving technology and designs. While examples will be given using Azure Storage Queues and Service Bus Brokered Messaging the concepts can be applied to cloud and on-premises solutions on just about any platform.

Mike Wood is a Technical Evangelist for Red Gate Software on the Cerebrata Team. He describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writing, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he’s not living up to that title he’s an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gamer. Michael is a Microsoft MVP in Microsoft Azure, an Azure Insider and the Editor for JustAzure.com. You can follow Mike on twitter under the handle @mikewo.