Nick Berardi


Nick is the President at Managed Fusion (managedfusion.com), a U.S.-based company that specializes in the fields of software architecture / development, usability engineering, and cloud-based computing initiatives with a strong focus on .NET, the Web, SEO, SEM, and Microsoft technologies.

  • He co-authored the title “ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Website Programming: Problem – Design – Solution” published by Wrox.
  • He maintains an active blog, Coder Journal (coderjournal.com), and does a lot of public speaking of web based approaches to software development, particularly evangelizing ASP.NET MVC, REST, and jQuery.
  • He contributes to the open source project ELMAH (code.google.com/p/elmah/) which is an application-wide error logging facility.
  • He developed URL Rewriter (urlrewriter.codeplex.com), a .NET model which handles URL rewriting and reverse proxying for IIS 6 and IIS 7.
  • He developed Fluent Cassandra (fluentcassandra.com), a .NET library for interacting with the high scalable open source NoSQL database Cassandra.

To find Nick follow him on twitter @nberardi or contact him on his blog (coderjournal.com).

First Look At Xamarin

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

We are going to take a quick look at developing your first Xamarin app for the iPhone. I will be dispelling some myths and providing you some helpful guidance on getting started.

Walk On The Wild Side With The New Azure

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 7:30 pm in

In this presentation Nick Berardi will be walking through Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, explaining whats new and walking through the new portal that was released at BUILD this year.

What’s New In VS vNext

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 6:00 pm in

Come browse whats new in VS vNext (aka “14”). We will discuss the new project layout, tight integration with the cloud, and some interesting developments in .NET that make it so you can bring your own IDE in case VS isn’t your cup of tea. We will go through the major features together, and there will be time to ask questions at the end.

Take a Stroll Through Microsoft’s Azure Cloud

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am in 08

In this presentation Nick Berardi will be walking through Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, explaining the major pieces and how they may help you or your business get started with the massive scalability and industry leading features. There may even be some moments where you say, “I really need that now.” There will be plenty of time for questions, some come ready to ask them.

Single Page Apps Using AngularJS

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

In this talk Nick Berardi discusses what AngularJS is and how it can be used to create real-time single page applications.  He will demonstrate how when combined with SignalR an almost magical experience can be achieved in relatively little code.  The talk goes beyond the basic chat applications that everybody demo’s for real-time applications, and starts with a real world scenario of creating an online SCRUM poker planning tool for distributed teams.  This talk is based on his recent blog posts (http://coderjournal.com) and open source example projects that can be found on GitHub https://github.com/nberardi/consensus.

SignalR

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

You must bring a laptop. Don’t forget that power supply. We recommend more than 1 Gb of RAM and at least 10 Gb of free disk space. External USB or Firewire drives really help. We will help you get organized and install the right software for continued virtual fun! We have wireless Internet access. If not, make sure that all required software is on your machine when you arrive.

Over the next six months we will cover the latest Microsoft tools for responsive web site development. The series starts with layout and controller basics. This will be followed by sessions on jQuery and plug-ins, templating tools like jsRender, scaffolding, REST, WebAPI, SPAs and SignalR.

These Hands-On Labs will use Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 or Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Service Pack 1. Visual Studio 2012 is recommended and you won’t need to install anything to complete the labs. If you are using Visual Web Developer 2010 you must install the components below. You can install all of them by clicking the following links:

Nick Berardi introduces SignalR development by showing how to build a simple browser-based chat application. You will add the SignalR library to an empty ASP.NET web application, create a hub class for sending messages to clients, and create an HTML page that lets users send and receive chat messages. This session will continue and build upon your knowledge of ASP.NET MVC that you have learned in previous classes.
After completing a SignalR tutorial, you decide to dive into a real project.  That’s when the questions start.  How do my services call into listening clients independently?  Can I use this technology in places other than just web sites?  And most importantly… when it doesn’t work, how do I figure out what’s wrong?
Chris Gomez will start with a working ASP.NET web site that retrieves data from a server.  We’ll upgrade it so the server uses SignalR to tell clients when the data is updated and what has changed.  Flipping this model around has profound benefits that you may just want to use in every project from now on!

Windows Azure Websites

Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 11:30 am in 009

What’s is, what’s new, and what’s coming with Windows Azure Websites?

Developing Your First Windows Azure Website

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at 12:10 pm in 008

This talk will focus around getting started with Windows Azure, and the ease of developing an ASP.NET site and deploying via GIT.

What’s New in .NET 4.5

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

We are going to cover the new functionality in the base class library and C#. Find out what to expect and ways you can take advantage of the new features in your applications day one.

Introducing Cassandra

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

NoSQL databases continue to be a growing and viable alternative to standard SQL databases, one of the most popular today is the distributed NoSQL database from the Apache project, Cassandra. We will be looking at the Cassandra database and the FluentCassandra driver written in .NET.

ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

ASP.NET MVC 3 has many new and exciting features including the Razor View Engine, Dynamic ViewModel support, DI and IoC support, Global Filters, .NET 4.0 Validation and Metadata attributes, and much more. Come see what is in store, in the near future, for one of the hottest and most talked about frameworks in the .NET stack.