Modern Architecture patterns for the cloud

John Azariah and I presented at talk titled Modern Architecture patterns for the cloud at both DDD Melbourne and the .NET User group in Melbourne. Although, a lot of these patterns can be used in a non-cloud environment, it works really well in the cloud when you want to create a web scale application. The presentation is available in prezi via this link:

We created a twitter like application called WhingePool for this talk to showcase the patterns we talk about, and the source code is available in Github:

Architecting for the cloud talk

I am doing a talk next week on Architecting for the cloud, with a focus on Windows Azure. Here is the blurb for the talk:

The cloud offers a number of great benefits to organizations such as low upfront & ongoing costs, seemingly infinite resources and elasticity on demand. But how do you design applications to take advantage of what the cloud has to offer? How do you architect applications to work in the cloud? What are the things you need to consider when you are moving your existing application to the cloud? Mahesh Krishnan, Technical Specialist on Windows Azure answers these questions and talks about how you go about architecting applications for the Windows Azure platform

If you are in Melbourne on the 25th of October and would like to come along, please RSVP to janice(dot)itchins(at)robertwalters(dot)com(dot)au.

  • Date and time of event: Thu, 25 Oct, 2012, 5:30pm
  • Location: Level 41, 385 Bourke Street

Refreshments will be provided, but please RSVP ahead of time. I’ll post slides after the talk…

Talk on Application Architecture

I will be presenting on Application Architecture Guide on Tuesday the 12th of May, 2009 at the Victoria .NET Dev SIG. Here is the blurb for the talk –

Microsoft patterns and practices group released the Application Architecture Guide v2.0 early this year and Mahesh Krishnan walks us through what is present in the guide. He talks about the design-level guidance it offers, deployment patterns, different architectural styles, understanding quality requirements, archetypes and much much more.

You don’t have to be an architect to attend, so don’t miss out.

Attendance is free, but RSVP to So, if you happen to be in Melbourne, drop by to heckle or cheer 🙂

  • When: 12th May, 2009, 6:00pm. Be early for free pizzas 🙂
  • Where: Microsoft Theatre, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank

Tarn Barford will also be giving a talk on IronPython, which I am really looking forward to.

On the same night, we are also having a Windows 7 Install Fest with a bit of introduction on Win 7 given by Dave Glover. More details can be found on Dave Glover’s blog about the Install fest.