At Techorama, some sessions really sprung out. I took some notes and pictures (tip for the Windows Phoners: Office Lens) so I could share what I learnt. Nik Molnar gave a great session on extending GitHub (see his slides on GitHub). He showed some of the great tools that add functionality to GitHub. If you don’t already have a GitHub account or work with Git, I cannot over-recommend getting started with it. Here are some things he shared, though very

I’m not a database guy. In fact, it’s one of the aspects of programming I least like. So it surprised some of my colleagues when I told them I was attending a session at Techorama aimed at DBAs. But the description struck a chord with me. Grant Fritchey gave a session named "Solving the Database Deployment Problem". In my short career, I’ve only seen one place where database deployment was done correctly. And it was my first employer. Every change

At Techorama 2014, Nik Molnar mentioned very shortly that you should use CDNs. CDNs, or Content Delivery Networks (or Distribution), are public repositories of javascript libraries, css files, images, etc that anyone can reference. There are lots of CDNs out there. A popular one is Google Hosted Libraries. You’ll find Angular, jQuery, jQuery UI, etc. The main advantage of using a CDN is performance. There’s a good chance that people who visit your site will already have visited a site

I’ve written about learning in the past, and how I’ve given up a bit on user group sessions. In my case, I learn more when I get behind my computer and write some code myself. But when Team4Talent offered me to attend Techorama, I didn’t turn it down. I know people have opinions on some of the ‘celebrity’ developers in Belgium. But say what you want, organizing something like Techorama is a feat not everyone can pull off. So congrats