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JUN
13
Dylan Joins Microsoft
Dylan Smith
After 6.5 rewarding years with Imaginet, I'm joining Microsoft as a DevOps Architect.
JUN
7
Running Kubernetes on Azure Container Services
Simon Timms
Docker is cool and all but shipping containers to production has a lot of added challenges. Scaling, deploying, rolling deployments, storage,... the list of challenges goes on and on. An orchestration engine, like Kubernetes, can solve many of the challenges.
MAY
11
The Great RS-232 Adventure
Simon Timms
Talking over the RS-232 serial protocol is a bit of a blast from the past but I needed to use in on an Android tablet from within Xamarin. This is the, painfully complete, story of my journey.
MAY
9
Podcast: Transparency
Wherein the Western Devs determine if, when, and how companies should publish salary and diversity numbers
MAY
3
JSON.net not just for serialization
Simon Timms
If you happen to head over to https://www.nuget.org/packages and look at which package has been downloaded the most there is a clear winner: JSON.net. It is in everything, every where. JSON is so wildly ubiquitous that I play a little game with myself when I start a new project: how long can I go before I need to serialize or deserialize JSON and need to pull in JSON.net. I rarely last more than a couple of hours. But it turns out that there is a lot more that JSON.net can do.

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Transparency
MAY 9 - Wherein the Western Devs determine if, when, and how companies should publish salary and diversity numbers

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DevTeach
Dylan Smith
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Detroit.Code()
Peter Ritchie
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Detroit.Code()
Peter Ritchie
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