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Month: March 2015

Utah Code Camp 2015

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend Utah Code Camp. As I live in Salt Lake City, it was kind of like camping out in your backyard. It was great to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

The past few years I was one of the organizers of this camp, but this year I decided to step back. I will admit, it was good not having to keep things running and just be able to attend. I haven’t heard final attendance numbers, but Friday night, they were expecting between 600 and 700. That’s down from last year, but that was expected.UtahCodeCampVia@mgerickson

My session was right before lunch. The title was “A Little Non-chat About SignalR”. The idea came from my observation that most SignalR articles and demos show you how to create a chat app. I wanted something more realistic, that you would actually use in a real application. I have an application in production that uses progress bars and notifications, so it was a no-brainer to show how to do those. The other demo shows real-time data updates from one application to another.
UtahCodeCampVia@JoeMayo

Despite some pretty serious hardware issues and trouble with the projector, we got through everything and I think those of you who remained to end saw just how easy SignalR is. The demo code and slides are now available.

Thanks to @JoeMayo and @mgerickson for the pics.

I’ll be back next year. After all, it is my backyard. My next stop is Boise Camp Camp on March 21.

March Code Camps

I’ll be speaking at two upcoming Code Camps. The first is Utah Code Camp on March 14 in Salt Lake City. The other is Boise Code Camp the following week, March 21.

My topic at both camps is “A Little Non-Chat About SignalR”. Here’s the description: Web applications typically work by the browser sending a request to the server. But what if you need the server to send a request to the browser? SignalR will let you do that. But, it seems like every SignalR demo shows how to develop a chat application. How many of us are going to do that? In this session, we’ll explore real world uses for SignalR, including thermometers for long-running server tasks, alerts, SignalR in non-web apps, and more.

I hope to see you at one or both events.

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