Itamar is an expert on search technologies, distributed systems and architecture, and has been involved in search engine development and various open source projects for the better part of the past ten years. Among other things, he is an Apache Lucene.NET committer and PMC member, Elasticsearch savant, Microsoft MVP and the author of RavenDB in Action published by Manning. Currently Itamar is self-employed as a consultant and freelance developer doing lots of interesting projects world-wide.
Carl and Richard talk to Jonathan Stark about the wearable landscape today. But first, a crazy story about a Starbucks card. Jon is the guy behind Jonathan's Card, where he put a Starbucks card online for folks to add money to and buy coffee with. Crazy! Next up is a deep dig into the spectrum of watch like devices available today - Samsung Gear, Pebble, the Apple Watch and more! The variety of programming opportunities is just getting bigger.
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While at the MVP Summit, Carl and Richard sat down with Pratap Lakshman, Peli de Halleux and Nikolai Tillman to talk about automating unit testing in .NET. Originally a Microsoft Research Project, PEX is now part of Visual Studio 2015, and digs deep into the IL of your application to generate a huge variety of unit tests. The team also talks about some of the other cool projects they've built using the PEX engine, including CodeHunt, a tool using testing to teach you to program. Check out PEX on Microsoft Research, and get ready for Studio 2015!
Pratap is based in Microsoft’s India Development Centre in Hyderabad.
Jonathan 'Peli' de Halleux is actively working on Pex, an Automated Whitebox Testing tool for .NET. Peli also collaborates with his colleagues from CHESS and Contracts. Peli also wanders around building 99 shooting videos for Channel9 about the RiSE group.
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Nikolai Tillmann is Principal Software Developer Lead in the Developer Division of Microsoft. Before that he was project lead for the Pex project at Microsoft Research. His main area of research is program specification, analysis, testing, verification, and mobile app development.