.NET Technical Guide: SignalR

SignalR is a library for ASP.NET and JavaScript that enables real-time communication between server and one or more clients, allowing web applications to behave more like desktop applications. While relatively new, SignalR is rapidly gaining adoption due to its ease of use and cross-browser compatibility. Microsoft recognizes the game-changing »

.NET Technical Guide: AutoMapper

This Technology Guide was created to help people that are just beginning to learn AutoMapper. This is the first in a series of Technology Guides covering useful technologies. If you find it useful or have any feedback, please reply in the comments! What Is AutoMapper? With the advent of layered »

Angular 2.0 Alpha is Released at Ng-Conf 2015

Google just announced Angular 2.0 alpha, alongside new website, Angular.io. Fire up your shell, type in npm install angular2 and start exploring. Post your questions right below in the comments and follow @techtalkdc for more updates from ng-conf. Update: Checkout Day 1 Keynote Slides. Submit questions to be »

Mocking Strategies and Frameworks for Python

On February 10th, Excella’s Dan Davis presented “Mocking Strategies and Frameworks for Python” at Django-District meetup. Check out the video of the presentation and the slides. »

DC Tech Meetups, round 1: NoVa Code & Coffee

There are a lot of great tech groups on meetup.com based in the greater DC area. If you are a programmer or technology enthusiast, there are times where you could go to an event every night of the week. I wanted to do a series of posts where I »

Web Components & Polymer

Steve Albers just gave a presentation for the Tech Talk DC meetup at Excella Offices. Here’s the link to his presentation. »

A Brief History of Web Apps: Backbone vs Angular vs Polymer

Kevin Groat has given a talk about Web App Frameworks to Excellians as a primer to Steve Alber’s talk on Web Components and Polymer at the Tech Talk DC meetup. The presentation is attached after the break. A write up of his talk to follow. »

First ever Tech Talk DC Meetup: Learn about Web Components & Polymer

The first ever Tech Talk DC meetup is happening on Feb 18th at Excella Consulting offices in Arlington, VA. We love polyglots, people who care about craftsmanship and best practices. Come join us and let’s learn to use tools that are fit for their purpose; let’s scrutinize the »

Going to Build 2015

Just got registered for Build 2015. I’ll be live blogging the Day 1 and Day 2 keynotes here on Tech Talk DC with my takeaways.  Here is what I covered last year. Looking forward to learning more about ASP.NET vNext, .NET/C# vNext, Windows 10, Microsoft’s JavaScript »

Thanks for a Great 2014

Tech Talk DC wrapped up its first year with a bang. Things got kicked off with Build 2014 back in April. JavaScript Unit Testing kept visitors coming back and A Hapi LEBRON along with other JavaScript focused articles, the stage is set for 2015. When all was said and then »

Configurable Angular.js Directives

*In this post I talk about how to create reusable directives in Angular.js by parameterizing possible differences into attributes*##### Introduction It’s a well established principle in programming that duplicating code should be avoided. One of the great advantages of Angular.js is that it allows you to reduce »