Maarten Balliauw

Maarten Balliauw

Maarten Balliauw loves building web and cloud apps. His main interests are in ASP.NET MVC, C#, Microsoft Azure, PHP and application performance. He co-founded MyGet and is Developer Advocate at JetBrains. He’s an ASP Insider and a former MVP for Microsoft Azure. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events and organizes Azure User Group events. In his free time, he likes brewing his own beer. Maarten’s blog can be found at http://blog.maartenballiauw.be.

Vancouver 2017 sessions

Exploring .NET’s memory management - a trip down memory lane

English session - Intermediate

The .NET Garbage Collector (GC) is really cool. It helps providing our applications with virtually unlimited memory, so we can focus on writing code instead of manually freeing up memory. But how does .NET manage that memory? What are hidden allocations? Are strings evil? In this talk, we’ll go over the base concepts of .NET memory management and explore how .NET helps us and how we can help .NET.

NuGet beyond Hello World

English session - Intermediate

Everybody is consuming or producing NuGet packages these days. It’s easy, right? We’ll look beyond what everyone is doing. How can we use the NuGet client API to fetch data from NuGet? Can we build an application plugin system based on NuGet? What hidden gems are there in the NuGet server API? Can we create a full copy of NuGet.org?

Montreal 2017 sessions