November 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Modern cloud platforms are very different to traditional hosting environments, and applications need to be designed differently to take advantage of those differences. In this talk, using Azure as a reference and my own experiences with Zudio as an example, I'll explain some of the things you can do... [More]
October 4, 2014 at 1:30 AM
The term 'hexagonal architecture' has come back and forth in popularity since Alistair Cockburn first mooted it, with the Rails community's recent soul searching over its importance or threat just the latest. So what is a hexagonal architecture, why might you want to use one, and why is the 'Rails j... [More]
June 11, 2014 at 5:28 AM
March 14, 2014 at 1:54 AM
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]
February 6, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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]
December 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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]
December 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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]
October 23, 2013 at 12:46 AM
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]
October 21, 2013 at 1:51 AM
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]
September 9, 2013 at 3:40 AM
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]