Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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20 December 2005

Time to move onto other priorities

I did my last exam of the year this morning. Good to have it over and done with.

Now I get to think about other things, like my talk on AJAX tomorrow at an MSDN Update Event. It's a joint session with Dave Glover. He was going to talk about ATLAS, but that's been postponed, so he's going to talk about mobile web and smart client apps instead. But I'm still going to do my bit. After all, perhaps the quiet week between Christmas and New Year will give you some opportunities to improve your websites.

So come along, and learn how you can build your own Google Maps website without even using AJAX. But then I'll show you how you can use AJAX to make a much better user experience.