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Discover the Top Business Benefits of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

Why should your business focus on Application Lifecycle Management? What benefits will you see to your overall business? How does ALM impact your bottom line? Come attend this free webinar to discover all the answers!
Date
October 2, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Cost
Free
Location

Intro to CQRS & Event Sourcing Distributed Architecture Patterns

Imaginet's Dylan Smith Speaks at the Edmonton .NET User Group! CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) and Event Sourcing are two distributed architecture patterns that when combined produce a very compelling architecture for a lot of problems that we as software developers face on a regular basis. Why do we insist on using the same data model to service both the transactional portion of our software and the queries/read portion? We typically only store the current state of our entities, what happens when the business wants to do some analysis on *why* the data is what it is? The CQRS + Event Sourcing patterns attempt to address these concerns and provide a number of other valuable benefits, both technical benefits, but more importantly business benefits that translate directly into business value for your organization.
Date
October 7, 2014 5:30 PM MT
Cost
Free
Location
Edmonton Room (Basement), Edmonton Public Library 9950 - 102 NW, Edmonton, AB , Edmonton, AB

How to Improve Your Software Deployments with Release Management and TFS 2013

As teams try to meet the demand for a more rapid release cadence, one of the biggest pain points they are hitting is managing the releases and creating reliable, repeatable automated deployment. In addition, it is increasingly hard to manage the number of simultaneously in-flight releases. With Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2103, Microsoft now provides new release tooling to help you manage your in-flight releases. In this session, Imaginet will explore and demonstrate this new release management capabilities that will greatly improve your team’s release management experience.
Date
October 9, 2014 12:00 PM CT
Cost
Free
Location

Evolve Your Code: Fundamental Design Principles

Live session with Dylan Smith: If I could travel back in time and give the rookie developer version of myself an hour of advice, this session will be that advice. I'm specifically focusing on advice that will help us write better code. I've written a lot of horrible code in my career, and learned a lot of lessons in the process. In my day job I also get the opportunity to look at a lot of other teams code, and help them clean it up. Over my career I've gotten a pretty good idea of what I believe are the most important lessons when learning to write "good" code. And here's a hint, it's not neatly captured in the SOLID set of principles that seem to be so popular at conferences these days. Expect a lot of examples and concrete advice that you can take away and start applying immediately to improve your code.
Date
October 11, 2014 9:00 AM
Cost
Free
Location
Silicon Valley Code Camp, Foothill College 12345 El Monte RD., Los Altos Hills, CA

Discover How the Kanban Method Can Kick Start a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Kanban was originally created as a scheduling system to help manufacturing organizations determine what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce. Although this may not sound like software development, these lean principles can be successfully applied to development teams to improve the delivery of value through better visibility and limits on work in process. This webinar will provide an overview of the Kanban method, including the history and motivation, the core principles and practices, and how these apply to efficiency and process improvement in software development.
Date
October 16, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Cost
Free
Location

How To Manage Your Test Labs Without The Headaches

Several years ago, Microsoft released a bold new feature to support management of virtual test environments. "Lab Management" provided the ability to easily spin up test environments, perform automated build and deployments, run automated tests, and collect diagnostic data. Unfortunately, many teams were discouraged by the infrastructure requirements. With the newest version of Visual Studio and standard environments, even small teams or groups who can't use Microsoft's Hyper-V can still benefit from lab management. This session will demonstrate how to configure your existing environments for many of the same compelling features formerly available only with Hyper-V. Come join us for this free webinar!
Date
October 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Cost
Free
Location

How to Improve Your Software Deployments with Release Management and TFS 2013

As teams try to meet the demand for a more rapid release cadence, one of the biggest pain points they are hitting is managing the releases and creating reliable, repeatable automated deployment. In addition, it is increasingly hard to manage the number of simultaneously in-flight releases. With Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2103, Microsoft now provides new release tooling to help you manage your in-flight releases. In this session, Imaginet will explore and demonstrate this new release management capabilities that will greatly improve your team’s release management experience.
Date
November 6, 2014 12:00 PM CT
Cost
Free
Location

Deliver Higher Quality Software with Automated Coded UI Testing

In this webinar, Imaginet will demonstrate how to record tests run against various types of application user interfaces using Microsoft Visual Studio's Coded UI Tests and how to replay them at any time. Additionally, we will explore how to embed validations, either simple or elaborate, to ensure your application is producing the correct results. Learn how to improve the quality of your applications by having a repeatable set of Microsoft Coded UI Tests available to ensure defects don’t go unnoticed!
Date
November 13, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Cost
Free
Location

Enhance Productivity with Distributed Version Control Using Git and Visual Studio 2013

Microsoft’s newest release of Team Foundation 2013 enables you to work locally with a Git (distributed version control) repository and then “sync up” with a central TFS repository. In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate how this new integration works and the advantages that it will provide for your teams. Get best of both distributed version control system (DVCS) and Team Foundation Server with the TFS-Git integration. Come join us for this free webcast!
Date
November 20, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Cost
Free
Location

Enterprise UX: Project Success with User Experience Design

Find out why User Experience Design is the most important process that your development practice needs to adopt to stay ahead of the game. We will identify the fundamentals of UX and explain how you can succeed on your next project.
Date
December 4, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Cost
Free
Location

How to Improve Your Software Deployments with Release Management and TFS 2013

As teams try to meet the demand for a more rapid release cadence, one of the biggest pain points they are hitting is managing the releases and creating reliable, repeatable automated deployment. In addition, it is increasingly hard to manage the number of simultaneously in-flight releases. With Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2103, Microsoft now provides new release tooling to help you manage your in-flight releases. In this session, Imaginet will explore and demonstrate this new release management capabilities that will greatly improve your team’s release management experience.
Date
December 11, 2014 12:00 PM CT
Cost
Free
Location

Discover How the Kanban Method Can Kick Start a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Kanban was originally created as a scheduling system to help manufacturing organizations determine what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce. Although this may not sound like software development, these lean principles can be successfully applied to development teams to improve the delivery of value through better visibility and limits on work in process. This webinar will provide an overview of the Kanban method, including the history and motivation, the core principles and practices, and how these apply to efficiency and process improvement in software development.
Date
December 18, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Cost
Free
Location

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