Mario Cardinal

"The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" – Marcel Proust


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Hello World Road Trip is in Montreal

The Hello World Road Trip featuring Shawn Wildermuth will be in Montreal on June 6th at noon at the Microsoft office’s. For the occasion, I will be the guest for the “Hello World” podcast. During the live recording you will learn my story of how I got started writing software.

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Following the recording, Shawn will be giving a talk: BUILDING APPS WITH ASP.NET CORE 1.0!

This event is FREE.  However, you must register on the website http://www.hwroadtrip.com/ for the event.


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Speaking at the MsDevMtl Community

For those of you living in the Montreal area, Monday night (May 11th), I will make a presentation at the MsDevMtl Community.  This event takes place at the Montreal Microsoft Office (2000 McGill College, 5th floor). I am speaking at 18h30.

I will do a talk with Erik Renaud about //build/ conference. Both, we attend the conference in San Francisco. During this presentation, we will discuss the announcements made by Microsoft. Please note that this talk will be in French.

Titre: De retour de //build/
Conférenciers: Erik Renaud et Mario Cardinal
Cette année, un tas de nouveautés ont été annoncés lors de la conférence Build qui s’est déroulée du 29 avril au 1er mai 2015 dernier.Lors de cette présentation, nous tenterons de faire une synthèse éclairée de ce qui a été annoncé et d’en faire sortir l’essentiel.

http://www.meetup.com/msdevmtl/events/221369613/


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Speaking at the MsDevMtl Community

For those of you living in the Montreal area, Monday night (April 27th), I will make a presentation at the MsDevMtl Community.  This event is free and takes place at the Montreal Microsoft Office (2000 McGill College, 5th floor). I am speaking at 18h30.

I will do a talk about “Open Source, the Cloud and the New Microsoft”. During this presentation, we will try to explain the strategic reasons for the 180 degrees shift by Microsoft during the past year. Please note that this talk will be in French.  

Open Source, le Cloud et le “Nouveau” Microsoft
Lors de cette présentation, nous tenterons d’expliquer les raisons stratégiques du virage à 180 degré de Microsoft lors de la dernière année.  Comment comprendre le lancement d’une version tablette de Microsoft Office pour IOS et Android avant le lancement du même produit pour Windows 10?  Pourquoi Microsoft annonce que la mise à jour vers Windows 10 sera gratuite? Doit-on comprendre que Windows n’est plus important pour Microsoft? Comment expliquer l’adoption massive de l’open source de manière officielle en octobre 2014.  Pourquoi Microsoft fait maintenant la promotion d’applications universelles et permet d’aisément déployer des applications .Net sur Macintosh et Linux? Qu’est ce qui explique que Microsoft vise le marché du consommateur et semble délaisser le marché entreprise? Autant de question que nous chercherons à élucider.

http://www.meetup.com/msdevmtl/events/208299782/


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Ten years of podcast

Slingboards Lab is not my sole active project. For those of you who speak French, you may know me as the host of the Visual Studio Talk Show, a podcast about software architecture. Each episode is an interview with a software development expert. This month, I am not only publishing episode #177 but I also celebrate the tenth anniversary of this podcast.

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On November 22nd, 2004, I published the first episode of the Visual Studio Talk Show. Being online for 10 years now, it is probably the oldest French podcast discussing technology. At the time the word podcast was not even part of the standard vocabulary. To explain what a podcast was, I presented it as a radio show on the Internet.

vsts_300The guest for this first episode was Eric Coté . We discussed .NET certification and multilingual website programming. When I launched the podcast, I did not have a co-host so when I recorded the second episode, Eric became co-host. The experience lasted two years before he decided to leave the show. He was then replaced by Guy Barrette which is still the current co-host.

Already ten years. Time goes by too quickly. Anyway, this is worth celebrating.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our listeners across the globe. Through your emails, all over these years, we discovered that we had listeners on every continent. What a nice surprise this was, not to mention your kindness. Thank you!

Happy ten years. Let’s hope that we will still be online for the 20th anniversary.


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Speaking at the Ottawa IT Community

For those of you living in the Ottawa area, Thursday night (April 10th), I will make a presentation at the Ottawa IT Community.  This event is free and takes place at the Ottawa Microsoft Office. I am speaking at 17h45.

I will do a talk about “Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API”.  In addition to explaining HTTP and web API fundamentals, I will demonstrate how to to design a pragmatic RESTful API.

http://www.meetup.com/ottawaitcommunity/events/146140232/

Best Practices for Designing a Pragmatic RESTful API

This presentation teach how to design a real-world yet beautiful RESTful API. It draws from the experience Mario Cardinal have gained being involved in the design of the RESTful API for a task board. This presentation begins with a brief overview of what is a REST and continue with the design process. We conclude with a review of the best practices when designing RESTful API. Armed with skills acquired, you can expect to see significant improvements in your ability to design a pragmatic RESTful API.


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Speaking at DevTeach Conference

For several years, I am technical chair for DevTeach conference. In this role, I choose the speakers for the agile and architecture tracks. DevTeach is one of the most prestigious developers’ conference in Canada. The next conference will be held in December in Vancouver. For those of you attending the conference, I will present my session “Best Practices for Designing RESTful API“.

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