I am Joannes Vermorel, founder at Lokad. I am also an engineer from the Corps des Mines who initially graduated from the ENS.

I have been passionate about computer science, software matters and data mining for almost two decades. (RSS - ATOM)


Software engineering at the ENS

Course summary

  1. Introduction to Software Engineering + Cloud computing project
  2. Antipatterns
  3. Distributed cloud storage
  4. Worlds in Software Engineering + Licensing models
  5. The econony of software + Design to deliver
  6. Software development scheduling
  7. Development guidelines
  8. Design patterns
  9. Extreme Programming (among other's)
  10. The Art of Communication
  11. Performance in computing

Course project

The project involves open source developments on cloud computing. The public cloud used will be Microsoft Azure. Project will be hosted on Github.

Project 2014: Evernest
Project 2013: VisualBitcoin
Project 2012: Tigwi
Project 2011: Cassis
Project 2010: Sqwarea
Project 2009: Cloudster

Development tools

Go to Microsoft Dreamspark for free student licenses.

Recommended tools (please install them before the session):

Getting started with .NET: La Saga .NET par Pascal Belaud (in French)

More tools (suggested, but not required):

  • PowerShell: object oriented command line.
  • Resharper: productivity add-on for Visual Studio.
  • AppVeyor: continuous integration as a service.


  • Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework (book by Andrew Troelsen).
  • AntiPatterns, Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis (book,
  • Design Patterns in software engineering (article,
  • Joel on Software, (blog, book,
  • Design Guidelines for Developing Class Libraries (online doc,
  • Jakob Nielsen on Usuability and Web Design (blog, online doc,
  • An introduction to programming with C# threads (PDF paper)

Last updated: 2015-09-14