Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group

September 2015 Meeting #2 - Max Vasilyev

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Max Vasilyev, on Thursday 24th September 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Command Query Responsibility Segregation

CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) have been around for a while and many people called and used this architecture/pattern differently. Probably many of you have read many articles about this approach, but never actually got to do it on practice.

In this session there will be a brief theoretical discussion followed by practical examples with code samples and discussion of benefits of this approach.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - September 2015 Meeting #2

Speaker Bio Max Vasilyev is a Senior Developer in one of Aberdeen’s .Net development houses. He has been successfully using CQRS in different projects for over 2 years. And he is keen to share his experience with wider audience.

Agenda - Thursday, 24th September 2015 + 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration + 1825 - 1830: Introduction + 1830 - 1930: Command Query Responsibility Segregation + 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N346, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

September 2015 Meeting #1 - Colin Mackay

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Colin Mackay, on Thursday 10th September 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Continuous Delivery

Manually delivery software can be a time consuming and error prone affair. Why have a valuable person sit and manually do this? They’re bored, and as a result they’re not paying full attention and mistakes happen. It isn’t repeatable so all those deployments to the testing environment count for nothing when it all goes horribly wrong when deploying to the production environment. There must be a better way of delivering software.

There is!

Amazon reportedly deploys to production every few seconds, GitHub do it several times a day. What makes this possible is a continuous delivery pipeline - a set of processes and a culture of development that ensure that get you to the point where every commit to your source repository is a potential for production system.

Continuous Delivery aims to remove the issues with building, testing and ultimately deploying to production in a safe, repeatable, well tested and highly confident way. I aim to show you how to get started on this journey. It isn’t as daunting as it first looks.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - September 2015 Meeting #1

Speaker Bio Colin Mackay is a software developer, former MVP, and speaker at user groups and previous DDD events.

Agenda - Thursday, 10th September 2015 + 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration + 1825 - 1830: Introduction + 1830 - 1930: Continuous Delivery + 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N310, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

August 2015 Meeting #2 - Mike Taulty

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Mike Taulty, on Thursday 27th August 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Windows 10 and the Universal Windows App Platform

Windows 10 is a big release for Microsoft. Commodious. Huge. Massive. Colossal. Humongous. ;-)

It’s the end of a journey to unify Windows. It’s the beginning of a journey for developers who want to take advantage of a universal app platform available across all Windows devices.

In this session, we’ll dig into what’s changed in Windows 10 for the Windows app developer. We’ll talk about the Universal App Platform that makes it possible to build code that runs on all Windows devices and about the Extension platforms for code that targets specific device families.

We’ll stay in Visual Studio as much as is possible and we’ll lean towards C# and XAML.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - August 2015 Meeting #2

Speaker Bio

Mike Taulty works in the Developer and Platform Group at Microsoft in the UK where he has spent the past few years helping developers understand and get the best from the Microsoft platform. Prior to this, Mike spent 3 years with Microsoft Consulting Services as a consultant on developer technologies.

Before joining Microsoft, Mike spent the previous 9 years working as a software developer for a number of enterprises, consultancies and software vendors working with a variety of operating system, client, communication and server technologies. You can find more of a complete career history over on LinkedIn.

Mike holds a BSc Hons (1st Class) in Computer Science from the University of Leeds.

Agenda - Thursday, 27th August 2015 + 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration + 1825 - 1830: Introduction + 1830 - 1930: Windows 10 and the Universal Windows App Platform + 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N311, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

August 2015 Meeting #1 - Mark Rendle

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Mark Rendle, on Thursday 20th August 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Docker Strangelove - ASP.NET 5 on Linux

Come and learn all about hacking on ASP.NET on Linux!

Linux is now an officially supported platform for ASP.NET applications and you can use epic open-source things like Docker to manage your deployments.

In this session Mark will show us how to run an ASP.NET 5 application on Linux, then in Docker on Linux, and a whole lot more going as far down the rabbit hole as time allows. There may even be time to set up a mini-cloud-within-a-cloud with automated deployments from GitHub!

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - August 2015 Meeting #1

WARNING: may contain traces of demo-fail

Speaker Bio

Mark is the founder and CTO of Oort Corporation, a new company building cloud-based software for people who build cloud-based software. Oort’s first product, Zudio, a Windows Azure Storage toolkit, is currently in public preview and will be fully launching in April 2013. Mark has been a Windows Azure Development MVP for three years.

In his spare time, Mark work’s on the Simple.Data not-an-ORM and Simple.Web projects, and wanders the world speaking at conferences and user groups. Or he just geeks out learning new programming languages and frameworks; in 2013 he’s working a lot with TypeScript and AngularJS.

Agenda - Thursday, 20th August 2015

  • 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration
  • 1825 - 1830: Introduction
  • 1830 - 1930: Docker Strangelove - ASP.NET 5 on Linux
  • 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N204, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

July Meeting - Matt Ellis - Completed

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Thanks once again to Matt for making the journey up to Aberdeen to deliver his awesome talk on .Net Core! If you want to get in touch with Matt, you can use his twitter account @citizenmatt and make sure you follow him for up-to-date news, articles and tips. You can also find a copy of the slides used in the presentation here.

Prizes

For everyone who was lucky enough to win a prize from one of our amazing sponsors, I have requested all of the prizes. If you haven’t heard anything, please get in touch, and we will try to sort this out.

July 2015 Meeting - Matt Ellis

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present the final night of Matt Ellis’s Scottish Tour. Join us on Thursday 23rd July 2015 at the Robert Gordon University to learn more about Microsoft’s recent move to open-source .NET!


.NETCore Blimey!

Microsoft have done the unthinkable and open-sourced .net, making it available on GitHub, and even taking it cross-platform. This is great news for developers, but do you know your .NET Core from your .Net Framework? Can you tell your CoreCLR from your CoreFX? And where does asp.net vnext and DNX come into this story? In this session, we’ll take a look at the big picture, dive deeply into some of the more interesting details and see how the pieces of Microsoft’s new .Net stack fit together, what it means for developers and find out exactly how you do run an .exe on Unix.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - July 2015 Meeting

Speaker Bio

Matt Ellis is a developer at JetBrains, working on the Developer Advocacy team. He has 20 years of experience shipping software, having been a developer, team lead and technical authority for companies such as BBC Worldwide, BNP Paribas and Egg, the UK’s first internet bank. During that time, he has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, from C++ and Unix to C#, Reactive Extensions and the Web. He currently works with language tooling, having fun with abstract syntax trees and source code analysis. He owns and contributes to various open source projects, and believes in the open closed principle.

Agenda - Thursday, 23rd July 2015

  • 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration
  • 1825 - 1830: Introduction
  • 1830 - 1930: .NETCore Blimey!
  • 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N204, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors. Tour Dates

As part of the Scotland Tour, Matt will also be presenting at the following venues:

June 2015 Meeting - Completed

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Slides and Code from June’s Talk

A massive thank you to Steven for sharing his experience and expertise at last night’s meeting, and of course thanks to all those who managed to attend!

You can find the Slides and Code from Steve’s presentation on his GitHub page here. Also be sure to check out his blog for some more information and tips including the handy tip for showing error messages from the server in a specific cell of the Telerik Grid.

Prizes

For everyone who was lucky enough to win a prize from one of our awesome sponsors, I have requested all of the prizes. If you haven’t heard anything, please get in touch.

June 2015 Meeting - Steven Chalmers

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Steven Chalmers, on Thursday 18th June 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


Getting a helping hand from the Telerik Kendo UI and Reports

With a new project based on heavy data entry and manipulation combined with getting to grips with new tech some help was required. I turned to using the Telerik tools in my ASP.NET MVC website. It simplified the data entry and the presentation of data and thus left lots of time to fight with CSS styling instead.

At the start I didn’t really know what I was getting and even if it was going to be of use. It looked pretty in the Telerik demos but how complex was it really? In the presentation I want to share some of the knowledge I gained to give a simple view on how the Telerik Kendo UI and the Telerik reports slot into the ASP.MVC environment. Hopefully you can gain enough information to decide if it will benefit your projects or not.

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - June 2015 Meeting

Speaker Bio

Steven Chalmers has been programming on many different computers and embedded systems since the late 70’s. From typing in bytes, assembly all the way through to c#. In the past half year he has made a jump into new territory with the development of websites using ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, jQuery and the Telerik tools.

Agenda - Thursday, 18th June 2015

  • 1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration
  • 1825 - 1830: Introduction
  • 1830 - 1930: Getting a helping hand from the Telerik Kendo UI and Reports
  • 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N310, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.

Microsoft UK Edinburgh Events

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Microsoft UK are running a couple of one day events in Edinburgh this month (April), these events offer hands-on sessions guided by experts and are a great place to start with the basics and an opportunity to pick the brains of the experts.

Microsoft Azure Developer Cloud Camp

A one-day Azure hands-on camp to experience the versatility of the Azure platform, and see the practical capabilities that Azure brings within reach your business, IT company and department.

22 April 2015 - Edinburgh, 09:00 - 17:00 - Register

Microsoft Developer Web Camp

Web Camps are live, no-fluff events created for web developers, by web developers. You’ll learn from seasoned experts who start with the basics and ramp up to more advanced topics as the day goes on. Don’t miss this free opportunity to sharpen your web development skills.

23 April 2015 - Edinburgh, 09:00 - 17:00 - Register

March 2015 Meeting - Sebastien Lambla

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Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Sebastien Lambla, on Thursday 12th March 2015 at the Robert Gordon University.


OWIN, Why, What and How?

OWIN is a set of open interfaces for web components on .net. Much has changed since the early days of that specification. What is OWIN? What does componentising mean for building web application? Expect to see code, slides, unicorns, Funcs and discussions about how to build your components now and be ready for asp.net vNext for free!

Eventbrite - Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group - March 2015 Meeting

Speaker Bio

Sebastien Lambla has been involved in software development since receiving his first web browser, back in the days of Netsape Navigator 1.2. After a few years of hacking on javascript, he turned his attention to the .net platform, on which he would spend the next few years building software in many companies. From 2006, Sebastien has been running Caffeine IT, a consultancy helping clients from all over Europe implement first-grade and innovative solutions. Keen Open-Source promoter, Sebastien has created multiple high-profile open-source projects that are in use in many Fortune 500 companies, including OpenRasta, at a time the most popular resource-oriented framework on .net. Long-time advocate of the ReST architectural style and resource-oriented computing, Sebastien has delivered over the years new platforms leveraging the architecture of the web, from small independents to Fortune 500s.

Agenda - Thursday, 12th March 2015

1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration 1825 - 1830: Introduction 1830 - 1930: OWIN, Why, What and How? 1930 Onwards: Questions & Answers followed by Prize Draw

Location and Directions

Venue: Room N311, Riverside East Building, Garthdee Campus, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 7QQ, GB

Directions: Map showing Garthdee Campus

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes from our fantastic sponsors.