Lost Techies Fiesta Open Space Conference 2013
Thanks to all the Los Techies for their hard work on making this a great conference.
The opening session:
Knockout is for data binding, but the syntax is a little awkward
Angular is a better knockout
Ember is a better backbone (it's like Rails, follow conventions and life is easy)
SPA is Single Page Application
Progression: jQuery -> Backbone -> Marionette -> Ember
Knockout -> Angular
Breeze is an ORM for the browser
One strategy is to use Razor template strictly to toss out div tags and have the js framework populate the content.
10:00 Not a Basic Git Introduction by Keith Dahlby
BeyondCompare is a recommended diff tool (a class of tools Microsoft has yet to include in their OS)
Set a union merge strategy in the git attributes file:
Official notes of the conference are at https://github.com/lostechies/fiesta/wiki
11:00 Faster CodeMonkey, Faster
What helps you develop code faster?
Using Bootstrap Themes
Foundation, a competitor of Bootstrap, has flexible grids
PowerPoint 2012 Storyboard is great for prototyping GUIs
Expresso is a RE utility
https://www.debuggex.com is an online Regular Expression utility - very slick
Dapper is a micro ORM
"Do not write clever code"
Jira has a planning view for Scrum
DISC personality test
Amir recommended "Greatness" by Dabid Marquet for ideas on training developers:
Culture is the hard part
Toggle new features on a per user basis - have StuctureMap get the right version
Use Octopus for TeamCity for deployment
Rake is used in a lot of .Net builds
GitHub Enterprise is worth the price for some
Chocalaty is used to install programs. It is NuGet package with standard .ps1
2013 version of msbuild.exe has moved, but the old one is still there. Change your batch files.
Ruby needed by new .Net project
nhibernate has not been actively developed lately
ORMs require a deep understanding of underlying topics
Dapper and Massive are micro-ORM alternatives