SSW Update - 2012 Retrospective of SSW
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G'day Developers!

I thought I might relfect on how 2012 went at SSW. It really was another great year for SSW with the launch of our new Metro website as well as our new SSW TV site. In 2012, SSW TV went from zero to 30,000 unique visitors – a good start but we still have a long way to go. Our guys and girls at SSW kept performing professionally throughout 2012, building great .Net solutions and business applications.

The SSW project I was most proud of in 2012 was the rewrite of a very large Australian ticketing site, because it was a real challenge and this project had so many new things we hadn’t used in combination before, such as fixed-price with Scrum and it was written with ASP.NET MVC 4 as well as the Telerik Sitefinity CMS. There’s a little bit more work to go before it is released to the public, but it’s looking good.

Our sweetest win of 2012 was with a client who engaged both us and our #1 competitor for a week long trial. They simultaneously gave both companies the same requirements to make sure we could well and truly walk the walk, and in the end SSW came away with the job - so we must have impressed!

So what’s next for SSW, you ask?... (continued)

Adam Cogan, SSW

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Celebrating Our First 20 Years - Sydney .NET User Group


SSW is proud to be able to say that we have been running the Sydney .NET User Group for over 20 years now. During that time we're had some great and memorable speakers sharing information about a range of.NET topics. SSW have kept evolving and we're excited that our .NET User Group is now recorded and broadcast *Live* by our SSW TV team.

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How We Celebrated 20 Years of the 20th Sydney .NET User Group


Whether you were or weren't able to attend our celebratory 20th anniversary Sydney .NET User Group last month, don't fret because we made sure to document the monumentous occassion and exactly how we decided to celebrate it.

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Wednesday, 20th February, 2013
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PowerShell v3 for Developers - Jason Stangroome

Ever wanted to learn the in's and out's and how to's when it comes to PowerShell version 3? Well at this month's Sydney .NET User Group, now you can! Jason Stangroome will not only be explaining the basics of PowerShell v3, but also how developers can use PowerShell to automate daily tasks, embed scripting into applications, and manage said applications.

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Jason Stangroome has years of experience bridging the gap between development and infrastructure with his feet firmly in both camps of the Microsoft ecosystem. He has a passion for Release Engineering, or more simply, delivering software to production frequently and reliably. Since its inception PowerShell has been an important tool by which he strives to achieve this lofty goal.

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Wednesday, 20th February, 2013
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Introduction to NServiceBus

There are many tools out there on the market which claim to be enterprise service buses. But only NServiceBus incorporates true service oriented architecture and many years of experience in how to design such systems.

Designed for collaboration between business-oriented services, NServiceBus is not a replacement for RPC technologies like WCF.

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