It’s been a rare quieter week at Skills Matter this week. So far May has seen the launch of the annual Progressive Java Tutorials and Progressive NOSQL Tutorials (follow both links for all the videos), and coming at the end of the month is the Progressive .NET utorials (featuring Don Syme on F#, dontcha know) — so it’s been good this week to have time to breathe. Though that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s quiet. So what’s at Skills Matter next week?
Paul Ardeleanu — “Geek in Chief” at Hello 24 — comes to Skills Matter on May 22 to present on Native vs HTML5 – particularly why, when and how to use them his. Paul will talk about how HTML5 is the ubiquitous platform for the web and how it cannot be dismissed any longer as a incomplete solution. It is both something entirely new and what HTML was always supposed to be. Once you “get it’, it’ll change the way you think about the web.. Sign up here.
Still buzzing from the Progressive Java Tutorials and Progressive NOSQL Tutorials, the Neo4j User Group will be at Skills Matter on May 23 with a talk from Toby O’Rourke and Michael McCarthy who will be presenting their experiences of Introducing Neo4j into a Relational Database Organisation. Sign up here. Neo4j leader Jim Webber is also looking for speakers to give lightning talks at future meetings: If you have something to share, send your pitch on over to email@example.com!
May 24 is going to be a busy night, as Gael Fraiteur comes to Skills Matter to give a talk on Multithreading beyond the lock keyword. As multi-core hardware becomes ubiquitous, system developers can no longer rely on a superficial knowledge of multithreading programming. In this talk, Gael will dust-off low-level synchronization primitives and show how to design programs that make better use of multiple cores. Check out the companies and their tech passions here — and sign up while you can.
And what is there to check out and catch up on from this week at Skills Matter?
London Ruby User Group: Ruby’s bin men and Dependency Injection
In The Brain of Phil Trelford & Tomas Petricek: F# for Commodities Trading
In The Brain of Oren Eini aka Ayende Rahien: Sharding And Scaling with RavenDB
Groovy Grails User Group: Building a MongoDB application with Grails
London Clojure User Group:(perfect? clojure environment)
London .NET User Group:Community Retrospective on a Decade of .NET
London Android User Group:Mozilla on Alternative Markets and Distribution
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