The SDN – Software Development Network – is a special interest group for dutch developers. Four times a year they organise an event where people present and talk about their passion.
As a member of the SDN you are aware of the latest developments. You are part of a network of professional developers who assist each other in word and deed. This means there is a technical helpdesk at your fingertips so you can book considerable time savings in solving problems.
sdn.nl with Google translate
Here are the talks I attended.
Agile, why it works
Freek talked from experience about the cycles in agile. At the end of each cycle it it moved to the next step until the cycle is accepted.
- design, designing and building the software
- feedback, show it to the customer and get feedback (fix it)
- accept, final demo, now customer must accept or accept ‘when’*
*Accept ‘when’ means accept feedback, but when that is fixed customer must accept.
Make sure to do workshops and use timebox – bugetbox.
Henk Jan (aka Nacho Libre) showed us how AngularJS emerged from the Google Feedback project. After a little sidestep to todomvc.com he showed us how to do it.
You need to learn the directives first, but than it is very declarative. As a special handicap he did it all on someone else’s machine (he forgot the VGA-HDMI converter) Nicely done
Microsoft Application Insights
Next up is Hassan who is a MVP and VS ALM Ranger. He talked a lot about the microsoft ALM suite and ended his talk showing Insights.
You can add Insights to web, windows phone or windows store applications. It reports about
All you need to do is add some code that is handed to you in the portal. See this Azure Friday video for more detail.
Roland shows cordova and cordova based frameworks (phonegab, telerik appbuilder) to build cross platform apps. The key is that you build a website that is hosted in a chromeless browser inside a native app.
The paid frameworks deliver more features, but are still cordova based. This means that after the license expires you can stil use the code and build your app.
Look at phonegap build to overcome the “not having a mac” issue. Keep in mind that you still need an Apple developer certificate. It is free for one private app and unlimited open source apps.