Community report: Interview with Orion VM

At the Sydney Cloudcamp I had the chance to interview the founders of OrionVM They are a new Sydney based cloud statup. They provide a local cloud infrastructure that is hosted in Sydney, which is great for anything that requires lower latency or for data that has hosting restrictions (financial data, private data, etc).

I asked them about their offering, the technology powering their cloud, etc. They are doing some interesting things. I hope it goes well!

OrionVM can be contacted at or you can phone them on 1300 56 99 52. You can also follow them on twitter @orionvm

By David Burela

Community Report: Melbourne SDDN August 2010

Last month Miguel Madero (@Mamadero) presented at the Melbourne SDDN.

From the talks blurb:
During this presentation Miguel will share with us some of the tools and techniques used during the day to day Silverlight Development. Some of these tools will help us design, debug and keep our code neat and simple. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Http Sniffing
  • Visual Design Debugging
  • Silverlight Assemblies
  • Removing the need for INotifyPropertyChanged
  • Advanced Silverlight Debugging
  • Avoiding Code Generation of Web Services


Miguel did a great job showing how tools like Silverlight Spy and Fiddler can be used to greatly assist with debugging your silverlight applications. Techniques such as how to monitor the CPU/memory usage of your applications and how to detect why resources aren’t being loaded in your app (due to 404s). There was also a great section at the end on how to unit test your silverlight application

I recorded the session again for everyone to watch.

By David Burela