April 24, 2013 at 8:22 AM
So you have decided to break up that monolithic application into services, after all it worked for Amazon, right? Perhaps you want to embrace the DevOps model, perhaps you want to scale your development. But just how do all those services talk to each other, and how do you build a UI on top of them?
In this session we will look at the event driven architecture approach and give you an understanding of how we use messaging to communicate, just what we are communicating about, and how to build a composite UI.
Ian Cooper has over 20 years of experience delivering Microsoft platform solutions in government, healthcare, and finance. During that time he has worked for the DTi, Reuters, Sungard, Misys, Beazley and Huddle delivering everything from bespoke enterpise solutions to 'shrink-wrapped' products to thousands of customers. Ian is a passionate exponent of OO, SOA, EDA, CQRS and Agile. When he is not writing C# code he is also the and founder of the London .NET user group.
April 24, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Kevin has been involved in software development for 30 years. Starting out at university on DEC 20s and graduating through mainframes and onto all the versions of Windows. Kevin divides his time between teaching, consultancy and getting his hands dirty with real coding in the real world. Kevin's recent roles involve work as a Technical Architect at ICS systems and at Confused.com where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the new public web site driving 1.6 million quotes through the system in the first month of operation. Kevin's primary areas of expertise are patterns and enterprise architectures in particular web application design and implementation using Model-View-Controller.
March 9, 2013 at 11:02 AM
If you believe the blog and twittersphere we're all writing sleek well designed, SOLID, test covered, behaviour driven, pluggable, perfomant, immutable, asynchronous node.js in sharded erlang on our ubuntu phones. If you aren't then apparently you're some form of knuckle dragging neanderthal. But guess what? Codebases exist well after the high paid consultants abandon their half baked designs. The majority of codebases are ugly, broken and damn scary to work with and the majority of software development is carried out on those codebases!
In this session you'll be joining Johnno Nolan in dissecting and discussing legacy code and with any luck, making some of it better too.
Laptops preferred. Language agnostic. Opinions required from developers of all skill levels.
NOTE:- Given the nature of this event, The Wrekin Housing Trust have very kindly agreed to allow us to hold this event in their big meeting room at their offices in Telford. Furthermore, to get the most from this session, it will start at 18:30 and run until 21:30.
Don't forget: different venue, different time!
Contact Martin if you've any questions regarding this event
January 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM
In a demo packed session, Matt will show all the exciting new features of Windows Phone 8. Starting with an overview of the platform and why you may be interested in developing for it, he'll then cover the key new features: multi-resolution support; notifications; camera "lenses"; app to app communication; NFC; maps; speech; and in-app-purchase.
A seasoned mobile developer, who now works as a freelancer specialising in Windows Phone apps, Matt is also a recognised community leader and spends time organising 2 user groups plus regularly speaks at many others.
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January 15, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Mark will be discussing the impact of TypeScript to you as a developer and particularly as a member of a development team, including the following:
TypeScript tooling for Visual Studio;
TypeScript in Windows 8 Store apps;
Using TypeScript outside Visual Studio and .NET;
A look at the TypeScript ecosystem that is already appearing;
Appendix A: The Bad Parts
Marks career in software design and development spans three decades and more programming languages than he cares to remember. C# has been his favourite language pretty much since the first public beta, when you had to write the code in a text editor and compile it on the command line.
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December 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Don't panic, its Phil Winstanley talking about Lions and tigers and hackers..
In recent months there has been massive media focus on the Stuxnet and Flame Cyber weapons, malware is an increasing issue and industrial espionage is occurring every day throughout the UK against companies like yours, and you probably don't even know it's happening.
In this fun, relaxed yet terrifying session we'll explore the cyber landscape, the reality that we're now facing and what you can realistically do about it.
October 9, 2012 at 3:23 AM
Wax on, wax off...
We're gonna run a code dojo, organised by Sensei Martin Evans - 10th dan grand master in "No Can Do"!
All attendees are invited to take part in a number of exercises in coding, refactoring and test-first development. The format of the event is still being worked out but more info will be posted here during the run up to the event.
All attendees will get to:
Huddle around a laptop
Write some code
Probably get a round of applause when you get your code to build
Watch other people write code
Finish the night knowing a bit more than you did when you arrived!
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October 9, 2012 at 3:18 AM
In this session we will explore the key concepts of new 'HTML5' WebSockets standard, looking at its implementation on both the client and server, before moving on to look at the use of SignalR for connectivity and RPC between server and client, looking at both browser and alternative client implementations. The session will discuss the relative merits of both technologies, and look at how SignalR can give the best of both worlds.
Chris Alcock is a software developer and architect working on the Microsoft .NET stack, plying his trade in the tourism sector. Chris also maintains the daily .NET news link blog The Morning Brew which aims to be a reputable source for .NET news across the Microsoft and Alt.NET worlds.
September 3, 2012 at 3:33 AM
Please note the change of date
When Fujitsu decided to launch it's Windows 8 tablet at the Microsoft World Partner Conference in Toronto, it seemed like a good idea to use it as an opportunity to showcase their application development capability and Windows Azure expertise with a native Windows 8 touch-centric line-of-business application. Steve will share his experiences in building Fujitsu's first Windows 8 application and share some tips and pitfalls, including integration with Windows Azure using the ASP.NET MVC 4 WebAPI.
Steve Morgan (pictured on his daily commute) is the Chief Architect in Fujitsu's Global Windows Azure Centre of Excellence. He's not supposed to be allowed access to code any more, but as a dedicated developer since the age of 12 and .NET evangelist since v1 was in Beta, he refuses to ditch Visual Studio for PowerPoint on anything more than an occasional basis.
May 1, 2012 at 2:54 AM