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 🙂
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;
so that’s been pushed onto my stack marked “TO DO” ( along with a tonne of other stuff 🙂 ).