Containers, unless you haven't heard, are a big thing. Docker, who have a strategic partnership with Microsoft, makes it incredibly easy to create, deploy and run applications using containers. Cassandra, a distributed and highly scalable NoSQL database, is well suited for containers. DataStax provide enterprise grade Cassandra as a platform and Instaclustr provide fully managed Cassandra-as-a-Service on Azure. In this session you'll gain an overview of containers and Docker, Microsoft's support of open orchestration APIs and the integration of Docker Hub and Azure. We'll discuss the merits and benefits of containers and how you can provision Docker on Azure. Finally, we will discuss how Instaclustr have built an offering on Azure using Docker and modern Linux technologies including systemd and journald.
Xamarin Developer Evangelist James Montemagno shows you how the Xamarin Platform enables developers to leverage their C# and .NET skills to create native mobile apps for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. With Xamarin, you use the same language, APIs, and data structures on every platform to build a single, shared C# codebase across all targets. Use your favorite IDE, Visual Studio, to build, design, debug, and deploy your iOS and Android applications.
Xamarin features deep integration into Visual Studio 2015 with full iOS and Android designers for you to build your native user interfaces. Additionally, you can take advantage of existing libraries available on NuGet and in the Xamarin Component Store to accelerate your mobile app development. Visit http://xamarin.com to get started today.