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Upcoming Meetings

Times are changing. If twenty years ago, with the waterfall development model, testing had a small space during the lifetime of a project, right now it is getting more and more important as it became one of the cornerstones of the Software Development Lifecycle. How can Visual Studio ALM help us if used during our projects? Is it going to be able to give us a hand, saving time and improving the overall quality? Let’s discover it!
 

Date: 5/20/2014 6:30:00 PM


Developing a great product is possible, but it would not be without some real data from customers’ experiences, in a process of continuous improvement. Visual Studio Online’s newest component – Application Insight – is the answer to this requirement in an easy and effective way, both for monitoring production applications and diagnosing issues which happen inside them.
 

Date: 6/17/2014 6:30:00 PM


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 teams. You've heard folks mention that Microservices are the new 'trendy thing' but you're not sure how it works in practice. Just how do all those litle services talk to each other, and how do you build an API or UI on top of them?

In this session we will look at the Service Oriented Architecture with Event Driven Architecture approach (using a microservices approach) and give you an understanding of just what folks are talking about, and how you can go about implementing it.
 
 

Date: 9/16/2014 6:30:00 PM


Previous Meetings

Mobile phone applications are now ubiquitous and as developers we need to ensure we don't miss the huge opportunities that are now available to us.
 
One of the simplest routes to targeting all mobile devices is HTML5, JQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. So we will start by taking a look at these technologies.
If you need to take advantage of phone features that aren't available from HTML then you will need become familiar with Java and Eclipse. So we will start by understanding the underlying architecture and lifecycle of the Android platform. We will then look at how we can target this platform using Java or C# with Mono for Android.
 
 

Date: 11/3/2011 6:30:00 PM


With so much customer interaction happening on social web sites right now, companies need to know what kind of information they can extract from them. In this presentation, I’ll show you how to find out such information as: where you customers are, what they want, what they think of your products and who are the influencers in the network. This session is packed with code samples and will be both fun and useful for anyone who works at a company who already make use of, or who are thinking of making use of, social media as a marketing platform.

Gary Short works for Developer Express as the Technical Evangelist on the frameworks team. He has a deep interest in technical architecture, along with social media, especially on the data mining and analytics side. Gary is a C# MVP and gives presentations at user groups and conferences throughout the UK, Europe and the US.

Date: 7/27/2011 6:30:00 PM


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