Monday, 15 September 2008

Google, SQL Resiliency and Scripting Enabled

After months of inactivity and half completed, unpublished blog posts, I have quite a busy week coming up. In the morning I'm off to Google Developer Day 2008, London:
Google Developer Day 2008 will focus on pushing the boundaries of web applications using Google developer technologies. Google engineers and web development leaders will lead you through one full day of in-depth breakout sessions on the latest Google technologies and hands-on codelabs. There will be multiple opportunities for you to choose topics and lead discussions around them.
I really enjoyed last year's event and have been looking forward to this one all summer.

Next up, provisionally, on Thursday evening is the Professional Association for SQL Server User Group meeting on Maximizing SQL Server Performance and Availability:
Keeping mission-critical applications available and running has never been more important. Join Kevin Kline as he provides a quick overview of the various high-availability options available to users of SQL Server 2008 and explore the pros and cons of each. This fast paced session covers log shipping, database mirroring, clustering, database snapshots, and replication as techniques for high-availability on SQL Server 2008.

Finally, I arranged Friday off work a few months ago because I thought (hoped, really) I'd be going away this weekend. That fell through, but serendipitously I discovered the Scripting Enabled event going on that same day:
Scripting Enabled is a two day conference and workshop aimed at making the web a more accessible place. We are planning to achieve this by making those in the know about accessibility barriers meet hackers that know how to retrieve information from APIs and display them as alternative interfaces. Together these groups can make any system out there more inviting, accessible and available to people that are currently blocked out.

Should be an interesting week, and I hope to eventually get round to telling you all about it on my web development blog.

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