Gibraltar Software Sponsor DDD Scotland

We would like to thank Gibraltar Software for sponsoring DDD Scotland.

Square-LogoGibraltar Software provides tools to help smart developers build rock-solid .NET software.

Gibraltar, our flagship product, provides advanced error reporting, logging and application monitoring for .NET web apps, desktop apps and services. With Gibraltar, you can make reality-based decisions about what bugs are impacting your users, which features are most important, and where bottle-necks are impacting user experience.

VistaDB is database of choice for an easy-to-deploy SQL Server-compatible database engine. The engine is a single 1 MB assembly you can xcopy deploy that provides x86 and x64 compatibility with T-SQL, ADO.NET and Entity Framework including Visual Studio integration.

We’re very proud to be a DDD Scotland sponsor and looking forward to this event. Please check out Kendall Miller’s talk on Creating your Own Software Company (a Survival Guide) to meet one of our founders.

ComponentOne sponsor DDD Scotland 2011

We would like to thank ComponentOne for sponsoring DDD Scotland 2011.

Component One LogoComponentOne provides hundreds of developer productivity tools to build enterprise-level applications for the desktop, Web, and mobile devices. With ComponentOne’s flagship product, Studio Enterprise, Microsoft Visual Studio developers spend less time coding and more time focusing on business logic. From grids, charts, reports, and schedulers to PDF viewers, editors, and more UI controls, you get added functionality, professional looking styling, and effortless deployment. This is why developers, just like you, turn to ComponentOne. Visit

DDD Scotland 2011 - Agenda

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We are pleased to announce the agenda for this year’s DDD Scotland. We will keep this up to date and it will reflect any changes as an when we make them.

We are working to get the agenda published on the DDD Scotland website however this may take a few days

Time Track A Track B Track C Track D Track E
08:45 - 09:20 Registration
09:25 - 09:30 Housekeeping
09:30 - 10:30 Creating your Own Software Company: A Survival Guide Streams of Streams - Your Rx Prescription Introduction to Android Development using Monodroid From .NET to Rails, A Developer’s Story CQRS and Friends: Possibly distributed systems, intentionally.
Kendall Miller Ray Booysen Chris Canal Colin Gemmell Andrea Magnorsky
10:30 - 10:40 Break
10:40 - 11:40 Asymptotics and Algorithms - What You’ve Forgotten Since University Defensive programming 101 Building seriously scalable websites with ASP.NET with and without Windows A Step into Workflow Foundation 4 Caliburn.Micro: Painless MVVM apps for Silverlight and WPF
Gary Short Niall Merrigan Chris Hay David Muir Barry Carr
11:40 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 13:00 Making Crap Code Better - Real world Coding Standards Parallel… Parallelise… Pallar… Doing stuff at the same time in .NET 4.0 Don’t Make Me Wait - Faster Websites 101 Unit Testing, Test Driven Development and the Walking Skeleton Behavioural Driven Development (BDD) with F#
Phil Whinstanly Colin Mackay Duncan McDougall Seb Rose Phillip Trelford
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch and Grok Talks
14:30 - 15:30 Is your code S.O.L.I.D ? SpecFlow - functional testing made easy Real World SLUT (Silverlight Unit Testing) The dark parts of Mono Building composite applications with Open frameworks
Nathan Gloyn Paul Stack Daniel May Toby Henderson Sebastien Lambla
15:30 - 15:40 Break
15:40 - 16:40 Functional Alchemy: Tricks to keep your C# DRY* How to build a framework, and why you almost never should. Produce Cleaner Code with Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) Introduction to Kanban Rewriting software is the single worst mistake you can make - apparently.
Mark Rendle Richard Dalton Gael Fraiteur Chris McDermott Phil Collins
16:40 - 17:00 Closing

Developer Day Scotland 2011 – Call For Speakers Open

DDD Scotland LogoHot on the heels of the record-breaking sell-out of DDD 9 in 12 minutes yesterday (congratulations to the DDD 9 team!), we are pleased to announce that session submission for DDD Scotland 2011 is now officially open! You have until the 6th of February to submit as many sessions as you wish however they MUST be within the scope of Software Development.

You can submit sessions via the DDD website at

For those of you unfamiliar with DDD events, check out our earlier post.


Developer Day Scotland 2011 - Date Announced

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Building on the success of Developer Developer Developer Day 2010, we are currently in the process of organising next year’s event and are pleased to announce that DDD Scotland 2011 will be held on Saturday 7th May 2011 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Developer Developer Developer events are founded on a number of principles which we think makes it unique and well worth a single day of your time once a year.

DDD events are free. It doesn’t cost you anything to attend. Think of any large conference that you might like to go along to. They costs hundreds of pounds, if not more. Sure, we might not have all the bells and whistles of a big fancy conference, but at the end of the day what do you want out of an event like that? Do you want the glitz and schmaltz or do you want to learn something new?

Speakers from the community. We invite people that have something to say, a story to tell, or an experience to learn from. This year we had 65 session submissions from all sorts of folks and on all sorts of subjects. The majority of these people are real day-to-day software developers or DBAs that actually work for a living.

DDD events are democratic. All the sessions are voted in by the community, so we only put on what people have asked to see. This year the 65 sessions were whittled down to 20. We had sessions ranging from ASP.NET MVC to MonoTouch, from Defensive Programming to HTML5 and from concurrency to behaviour driven development delivered by both community new comers and veterans alike.

No Marketing BS. The core philosophy for the sessions are that they contain useful information. Stuff that you can either take back and start using the next day or (if not yet available) to start planning how to move to that technology.

To paraphrase the Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, Developer Day Scotland is of the developer community, by the developer community and for the developer community.

(Ok, so many of those words were written by my predecessor, Colin Mackay, but they are still true)

Call for Speakers

We will be opening the call for speakers shortly

Call for Sponsors

We wont lie, running a free community event like DDD Scotland isn’t a cheap thing to do and it is only through the support of our sponsors that we can make it happen. Last year one of our sponsors, Storm ID, produced the speaker t-shirts that are worn on the day and they included the Storm ID logo, those t-shirts have now been seen as far afield as Perth, Australia. If you are interested in sponsoring DDD Scotland 2011 and would like more information, please contact us: support [at] scottishdevelopers dot com.

You can get updates on Twitter by following @scottishdevs and @dddscot

The official DDD Scotland website will be live shortly and will be available from

Andy Gibson, Chairman, Scottish Developers

DDD Scotland 2010 - Session Resources

Now that DDD Scotland 2010 is over and the dust is beginning to settle we have been receiving requests from delegates for the slides and demos for various sessions. We have brought together links to some of the session resources and we will continue to add to this list as and when we hear back from other speakers.

Niall Merrigan - Defensive Programming 101

Craig Nicol - HTML5: The Language of the Cloud

Martin Hinshelwood - Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2010

Liam Westley - Commercial Software Development

Paul Cowan - What ASP.NET (MVC) Developers can learn from Rails

Ray Booysen - Silverlight Real World Gotchas

George Adamson - Get Going With jQuery

Chris Hardy - C# on the iPhone With Monotouch

Barry Wimlett - Developments in MultiCore and Concurrent programming with .net4

Guy Smith-Ferrier - Enforcing Code ‘Beauty’ With StyleCop

Bridgeall sponsor Developer Day Scotland

Scottish Developers are pleased to announce that we have signed up Bridgeall as a sponsor for DDD Scotland 2010:


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