Jason van Brackel


Jason van Brackel is a Sr. Developer with the Client Services team at Apprenda, developing solutions for organizations using the Apprenda Platform.

Containing the Madness – Getting Started with Docker

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am

Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 (starting with Anniversary Edition) feature containers built into their operating systems. In this session you’ll learn how to get started with Docker. You’ll also learn about Windows Containers, use cases for containers in your development pipeline, and practices to help you get the most out of Docker moving forward.

Contain your Enthusiasm

Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 8:30 am

Docker in a Day, Hands-On!

Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 (starting with Anniversary Edition) feature containers built into their operating systems. In this class we’ll learn how to take advantage of this technology from development to production. Featuring a combination of lecture, demo and hands-on exercise, we will have fun harnessing Docker, related tools, and clustering orchestration systems. We will also setup Docker, and construct our first cluster.

We will cover Docker Engine, Compose and Swarm. We will also explore non-Docker orchestration options like (but not limited to) Mesosphere DC/OS and Kubernetes.

A Wifi-capable laptop running Windows, Linux or Mac OSX is recommended for this class (I may bring a couple spares). Exercises will be developed in an OS agnostic fashion.

Windows Container Orchestration with Kubernetes

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Cloud native is not just for Linux anymore. Windows Server 2016 brings native support for Windows Server Containers. This will make Windows a viable option for hosting your cloud application infrastructure. Jason joins us to talk about Windows Server Containers and using the Kubernetes project to deploy and orchestrate them.

Explore Serverless Architectures with Microsoft Azure Functions

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 1:30 pm

From Microsoft:
“Azure Functions is a serverless event driven experience that extends the existing Azure App Service platform. These nano-services can scale based on demand and you pay only for the resources you consume.”

NoOps has enabled companies like SnapChat, Instagram, and Whatsapp to grow rapidly serving user bases in the hundreds of millions while keeping operations organization overhead at a fraction of what it was just a decade ago.

Come to an introduction of serverless architectures, while exploring the first steps to harnessing this emerging pattern with Microsoft Azure Functions.

Introduction to Continuous Integration and Deployment

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 8:30 am

Learn the basics behind unit testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery as we take an existing ASP.Net application and prepare it for automated testing, building and delivery.

Technologies Covered Include:

Jenkins
Automated builds
Unit testing
Webdriver for Front end testing
Containerization and the future of DevOps

Pester Me! An Introduction to BDD-Style testing for Powershell

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 11:30 am

Pester is a BDD-style unit and integration testing framework for Powershell. Learn to unlock the power or automated testing for your Powershell scripts.

Topics Covered Will Include:

Mocking
Unit Testing
Integration Testing
Files System Isolation with TestDrive
Continuous Integration

Continuous Integration and Deployment: From New Idea to NuGet

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 8:30 am

Learn the basics behind unit testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery as we take an existing ASP.Net application and prepare it for automated testing, building and delivery.

Technologies Covered Include:

Jenkins
NAnt for driving the automated build and unit testing
NUnit for unit testing
MSBuild for automated build
Webdriver for front end testing
NuGet
Bonus Topics touched on during the talk may include
Test Driven Design / Behavior Driven Design
Machine.Specification a BDD style testing framework

Continuous Integration and Deployment: From New Idea to NuGet

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Learn the basics behind unit testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery as we take an existing ASP.Net application and prepare it for automated testing, building and delivery.

Technologies Covered Include:

  • Jenkins
  • NAnt for driving the automated build and unit testing
  • NUnit for unit testing
  • MSBuild for automated build
  • Webdriver for front end testing
  • NuGet

Bonus Topics touched on during the talk may include
Test Driven Design / Behavior Driven Design
Machine.Specification a BDD style testing framewor

Introduction to Continuous Integration and Deployment with Jenkins

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 11:30 am

Learn the basics behind unit testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery (blue-green deployment) as we take an existing ASP.Net application and prepare it for automated testing, building and delivery.

Technologies Covered Include:
Jenkins (of course)
NAnt for driving the automated build and unit testing
NUnit for unit testing
MSBuild for automated build
Webdriver for front end testing

Bonus Topics touched on during the talk may include
Test Driven Design / Behavior Driven Design
Machine.Specification a BDD style testing framework

Continuous Integration in a Private Cloud Environment

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Many development shops have invested significant resources into establishing a continuous integration model for the release of their products. This allows them to build higher quality applications, ensuring product quality and business requirements correctness, while avoiding feature and quality regression.

Private Cloud and Platform as a Service will transform the way software developers work. The promise is to enable them to build and maintain world-class applications faster, using today’s skill-sets & investments. So how do the two go hand in hand?

In this talk we will
• Introduce the Developer to Private Cloud, using the Apprenda Platform as an example.
• Introduce the Developer to Continuous Integration Practices
• Introduce the Developer to Selenium
• Demo a working CI environment highlighting architectural considerations, actual unit tests, integration tests in nUnit and UI tests in selenium.

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