Software is complex stuff. This is something that has been appreciated and contemplated since the 70s. This thought and the subsequent principles, practices and patterns come in and out of favour in the main stream but the core philosophies remain: to ensure maintainable and verifiable code that is as easy as possible to change in the future. We want to start a usergroup for the West Midlands area that provides a forum to explore these principles.

Due to the nature of our background the group will be .Net focussed but tool/framework agnostic. The tools and frameworks are convenient when implementing solutions with these principles in mind but we feel it is the principles themselves we must appreciate to be truly effective developers.

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  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Surviving Legacy Code

    21 Coders | 5.00

    Working with legacy code can be difficult. We feel afraid to change it but sometimes we have no choice. In this session, you will learn and practice techniques to help... Learn more
  • September 2 · 7:00 PM


    19 Coders | 5.00

    Ian Cooper, MVP and organiser of the London .Net User Group will be coming to do a session for us.
  • July 1 · 7:00 PM

    ASP.NET vNext

    28 Coders | 4.50

    At TechEd last year, various Scotts and a David announced ASP.NET vNext, the biggest thing to happen to the Microsoft web developers story since ASP.NET 1.0.It's a... Learn more
  • June 3 · 7:00 PM

    Distributed Systems with NServiceBus

    19 Coders | 5.00

    Presented by Neil Barnwell. "Like most people, I’m not an NServiceBus “expert”. With that said, I have delivered a distributed system that benefits from NServiceBus to... Learn more
  • May 6 · 7:00 PM

    Hands on Akka.Net

    20 Coders | 5.00

    Bring a laptop and learn about Distributed Computing using the Actor Model with Akka.Net.  If you don't have a laptop, you will be able to pair with someone. No prior... Learn more
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