ATL.NET Tools – The Videos

About a week ago I've participated in the first meeting of ALT.NET Tools session in Israel, the session was pure fun, we grouped together a bunch of geeks in one conference room to speak about tooling that can make developer’s live easier.

We had several interesting sessions over the meeting with lots of cool tools… some common ones and some are products of newly startup companies.

By the middle of the meeting we had lots of pizzas in complementary from our host Delver or by its new name Sears Israel. And by the end of the meeting I've handed out several nice prizes to the ones who filled up the feedback forms correctly :-)

Among the prizes your could have find leftovers from Manning’s contribution to the IDCC (Israeli Developer Community Conference)

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And an original boxed version of Windows 7 Ultimate x86/x64 DVD that I've received some time ago from Microsoft


I’ve just finished encoding and uploading the ATL.NET Tools sessions and you are welcome to watch them online. Please note that the sessions are in Hebrew.

Opening words by Ken Egosi – the founder of ALT.NET meetings in Israel

Session 1

Balasmiq Mockups – really cool tool for building mockups !

you can also read about it on the latest MSDN Magazine article about UI Mockups

- Create software mockups in minutes
- Collaborate with your team
- Focus on creating your product

Session 2

Log4Net Viewer – Apache Chainsaw – log view aggregator

“Chainsaw v2 is a companion application to Log4j written by members of the Log4j development community. Like a number of Open Source projects, this new version was built upon inspirations, ideas and creations of others. Chainsaw v2 has it's roots from the original Chainsaw utility written by Oliver Burn, and with inspiration from the Log Factor 5 utility contributed by ThoughtWorks Inc.”

Session 3

Sharpkit – forget about javascript…write it in C#

“If you are missing features like auto-complete, XML documentation, syntax verification and refactoring in your JavaScript development, you should give SharpKit a try.

When you work with SharpKit, you write C# instead of JavaScript. This way you don't have to memorize the API - it's always right there at your fingertips”

Session 4

QucikUnit – A supplementary tool for unit testing

“Developers don’t create enough unit tests. QuickUnit can help.

With QuickUnit – novice developers can write quality unit tests quickly without the initial learning curve”

Session 5

TeamCity - Distributed Build Management and Continuous Integration Server

“TeamCity is a continuous integration and build management system. With TeamCity, you can set up a build server within minutes and enjoy out of the box continuous unit testing, code quality analysis, and early reporting on build problems — even without leaving your favorite IDE. TeamCity offers a gentle learning curve, so you can quickly improve your release management practices by gradually adopting its advanced features and capabilities.”

Session 6

MongoDB - Combining the best features of document databases, key-value stores, and RDBMSes

“MongoDB (from "humongous") is a scalable, high-performance, open source, schema-free, document-oriented database. Written in C++, MongoDB features:

- Document-oriented storage (the simplicity and power of JSON-like data schemas)
- Dynamic queries
- Full index support, extending to inner-objects and embedded arrays
- Query profiling
- Fast, in-place updates
- Efficient storage of binary data large objects (e.g. photos and videos)
- Replication and fail-over support
- Auto-sharding for cloud-level scalability
- MapReduce for complex aggregation
- Commercial Support, Hosting, and Consulting”

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