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Mark Rendle, Chief Architect at Dot Net Solutions

Mark Rendle

Biography: Mark Rendle

Mark is the creator of the Simple.Data framework. Mark is also a well-known speaker and will be speaking about the Simple.Data Framework at QCon 2012.

Mark's career in software design and development spans three decades and more programming languages than he cares to remember. C# has been his favourite language pretty much since the first public beta, when you had to write the code in a text editor and compile it on the command line.

Mark is Principal Software Architect at Dot Net Solutions.

Presentation: PaaS - present and future (panel)

Track: PaaS - Practical Cloud Computing for Developers / Time: Thursday 13:50 - 14:50 / Location: Westminster

This panel brings together both users and providers of public and private PaaS solutions for a wide range of programming language ecosystems. The panel will explore the state of PaaS today. The panelists will describe their experiences developing and consuming PaaS offerings. You will learn about the benefits and drawbacks of PaaS and where the technology is heading.

Presentation: Platform choices on the Windows Azure PaaS (it's not just .NET and SQL Server)

Track: PaaS - Practical Cloud Computing for Developers / Time: Thursday 16:40 - 17:40 / Location: Westminster

In this talk, we'll look at where the Windows Azure platform is at and where it's going. If you thought Azure was just a platform for ASP.NET and SQL Server applications, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. I'll share some examples of projects where I’ve used alternative .NET technologies, the first-class support for Node.js (which includes a full SDK for working with the Azure platform services), and NoSQL solutions like MongoDB and RavenDB. And hopefully some of the über-cool things that are under NDA as I write this abstract will have been made public, so we can talk about those too! Seriously, there's some awesome stuff coming.