Thu June 12th - An Evening Of Angular JS

April 6, 2014 at 11:56 AMMartin
AngularJS is an MV* framework for building JavaScript applications but this doesn't tell the whole story. The framework lets you wire controllers to a page to allow that page to interact with the user. These controllers can use services, both built in and provided by the framework to perform the wor... [More]

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Thursday 15 May - Let Me Graph That For You - An Introduction to Graph Databases

March 14, 2014 at 1:54 AMMartin
  Graphs are one of the best abstractions we have for modeling connectedness. Graph databases, in turn, are one of the best tools at our disposal for modeling, storing and querying complex, densely-connected data. Today, graphs and graph databases are helping solve some of the world's most c... [More]

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Thu 13 March - Liam Westley Talks Event Store

February 6, 2014 at 9:04 AMMartin
Liam is back and this time, its to discuss EventStore Ever thought about using event sourcing to enable CQRS (Command QueryResponsibility Segregation), or did you just want an easy manner of creating an audit trail or a notification system? EventStore (http://geteventstore.com/) is an open source ... [More]

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Thursday April 10 - Website Security - from a web developer to a web developer - Fran Hoey

December 30, 2013 at 12:38 PMMartin
This is the event that should have happened in February but couldn't because of the weather. Hope you can all make it this time! As day in day out website developers, we hear terms like Password Hashing, SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting. We Google them, we read a blog page or two and we tell ... [More]

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16 Jan 2014 - TDD Code Dojo

December 30, 2013 at 12:23 PMMartin
If you've never done any TDD before but would like to have a try or just see how it can be used, this is the event for you!Following the successful dojo event we ran towards the end of 2012, @martin_evans will be rerunning the string kata devised by Roy Osherove: http://osherove.com/tdd-kata-1/The o... [More]

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Thursday 12th December - ASP.NET, you're doing it wrong. An Introduction to Nancy

October 23, 2013 at 12:46 AMMartin
For those of you who haven't heard of it, Nancy is a lightweight framework for building HTTP based services and it's a a great alternative to ASP.NET MVC and WebAPI. In this talk I'll start by showing you the basics of setting up a new Nancy application, introducing all you will need to know to crea... [More]

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Tuesday 12th November -The Salopian Adventures of Liam Westley and Async C# 5.0

October 21, 2013 at 1:51 AMMartin
  The new Async features come along with the very useful WhenAll and WhenAny methods to execute sets of tasks. We will delve into how these work, the effect of exceptions within any individual task and cancellation. This leads to the creation of common patterns such as Redundancy, Interleav... [More]

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Thursday 10th October 2013 - Home Grown Night

September 9, 2013 at 3:40 AMMartin
This months event is full of organic home-grown goodness consisting of 20 minute talks given by 4 of the groups members on anything from their own technical wizardry to tech that gives them a nice warm feeling when they use it:   Dave Gouge  -  "An Idiot's Guide to Azure Active Dire... [More]

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Thursday 5th September - I have a NoSQL toaster. Why would I want a NoSQL database too?

August 2, 2013 at 9:47 AMMartin
  There's a whole lot of hype around databases that have one thing in common: they don't use SQL for querying. The NoSQL monicker covers a whole range of different types of data stores, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.In this talk, Matthew Revell will look at the major NoSQL... [More]

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Tuesday 13th August - An Introduction to Functional Programming with F#

August 2, 2013 at 9:39 AMMartin
  F# is a functional-first programming language which helps you to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code. In this session, Ian Russell will get you started on the road to thinking and writing code functionally. Ian Russell has nearly 20 experience as a ... [More]

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