I was lucky enough to have a chance to chat with Aaron Skonnard at DevWeek last month and I captured a few videos which I thought I’d share here.
Aaron (as you probably know) is a co-founder of the Pluralsight company and is a great trainer and technical presenter and was keynoting DevWeek with a talk about Cloud Computing so I manage to snag him and ask him a few questions about “the Cloud”.
I’ve broken this down into a couple of sections, the first one here mostly being about timelines as we head towards Cloud;
and then the second one here being more about how developers can prepare for Cloud computing;
and then this last one here was really more of a “fun” question where I asked Aaron what he was currently playing with. I always find this an interesting question as I think all developers are always secretly toying with some bit of technology even if it means staying up late 🙂
Here’s Aaron’s answer;
Johannes Kerbeck and Simon Sabin are running an event around Virtual Earth in the Microsoft offices in London on April 16th.
Sounds like an interesting take on things to me is that it seems to be angled more around taking spatial data and applying it in both places.
More details from here.
You won’t see me there though. I’ll be here.
I’ll be honest.
I haven’t done much with Windows Azure at this point.
The list of technologies that I need to “spend time on” never seems to shrink and the pieces in Azure have so far escaped me although I do have a long-standing interest in all this service-based stuff spanning back through WF, WCF, ASMX and BizTalk.
I did spend some time with some of the Live Services so that puts a small tick into one of the boxes on the block diagram from the PDC;
but, as always, there’s a tonne more to do.
However…one thing that I definitely picked up at DevWeek is that I need to take a bunch more interest in what falls into that category of Microsoft .NET Services, namely;
- Access Control
- Service Bus
- Workflow Services
so that’s been pushed onto my stack marked “TO DO” ( along with a tonne of other stuff 🙂 ).