Week 12 – SDN Cast News, Mob Programming with Woody Zuill and Mark Pearl

SDNCast 45

The subject of SDN Cast 45 is, next to the weekly news and event items, Mob Programming. We invited guest Woody Zuill and Mark Pearl to tell us some more on the subject. Both Woody and Mark are highly experienced subject matter experts and are happy to tell us all about it.

If you haven’t heard of it you may question: “What the … is Mob Programming?”. Well, with Mob Programming you are developing with a group of people instead of on your own. Sort of … pair-programming on steroids so to say.

You have one main computer and a team of developers working together on a solution. One of the developers acts like the “driver”, sitting at the keyboard programming the application following directions from the “navigators”.

At certain times, let’s say every 15 minutes, the “driver” changes position and one of the “navigators” will take over this role. The switching “driver” is added back to the group of “navigators” and by doing so if all goes well an application will emerge where all team members agree on.

Mob Programming Links:



Mob Programming Mechanics


.NET Rocks on Mob Programming

Ideal group sizes for solving complex problems

What is Mob Programming



Where can you find SDN Cast 45?

This episode of the SDN Cast is in English again (at least we try to do our best ) as for convenience we didn’t ask our guests to speak Dutch.

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News of the week

O-MG, the Developer Preview of Android O is here!

Devnology goes out with a ring! – 19 April, Utrecht Area

Keynotes Microsoft Tech Summit

Starting March 30, BrowserStack will offer free access to Microsoft Edge for both Live and Automate cloud-based testing.

· Live testing enables near-instant manual Edge testing via a streaming session to any host browser.

· Automate testing enables up to 10 concurrent Selenium WebDriver testing sessions per customer against cloud-hosted versions of Edge.

Versions of Microsoft Edge available for free testing will include: latest Insider Fast build (Preview), Current Branch (Stable), and the last (n-1) stable release.

· These versions will be kept up-to-date for the duration of the deal.

Announcing free Microsoft Edge testing in partnership with BrowserStack

Samsung Galaxy S8

Windows 10 – April 11, 2017
https://blogs.microsoft.nl/windows/windows-10-creators-update-vanaf-11-april-beschikbaar/ (Dutch)


Last Weeks Events

Serverless Compute, March 23 – Quintor, Amersfoort

Microsoft Tech Summit – Amsterdam, March 23-24, 2017

Events Next Week

SQL Bits April 5-8, Telford UK

Mob Programming Conference

Upcoming events

Windows Management User Group – April 11
Lowlands Unite – Endemol Shine Nederland BV – Amsterdam, NL

Exploring Visual Studio 2017 & .NET Core CLI .NET Meetup, April 13

DockerCon, April 17-20, Austin – TX – USA

Excel Summit 2017 April 18-19 Amsterdam – NL

Devnology goes out with a ring! – April 19, Utrecht Area – NL

Microsoft Data Amp – April 19 – Online

Global Azure Bootcamp, April 22

BE-Com Day 2017 – May 3 – Leuven – BE


Build – May 10-12, 2017 – Seattle

Techorama – May 22-24, 2017 – Antwerpen, Belgium

WWDC 2017 – June 5-9, 2017 – San José

Global Devops Bootcamp June 17

DevSum 17 – June 8-9, 2017 – Stockholm

Goto Amsterdam – 12-15 June

Microsoft Data Insights Summit – June 12-13, 2017 – Seattle
NDC Oslo – June 12-16 2017 – Oslo

E3 – June 13-1, 2017 – Los Angeles Convention Center

SDN Event 2 – Zeist – June 23, 2017

Inspire July 9-13 – Washington D.C.

Ignite 2017 – September 25-29 – Orlando

SDN Event 3 – Zeist – October 6

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About Maarten van Stam
I'm a Software Engineer, working at one of the top 3 accounting firms. Technology watcher, always looking for news and trends on technology. Received 16 Microsoft MVP Awards.. "My work is my hobby/my hobby is my work" - so you can find me almost at any time near a computer. If I'm not there it's most likely that I spend my time with my family - wife (undisclosed ;-) ), daughter (19) and son (17).

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