With the lane reversals on I-26 and the influx of evacuees from the coast, we are going to cancel our meeting tonight. We'll cover this topic next month at the meeting on the 10th.
This meeting will be a "Re-boot" meeting where we will be getting the group off to a new start. Participation had fallen off to the point that the group was essentially dissolved. I know there is still a need for a good opportunity for software developers to network and learn about software development related topics.
This first meeting will start with networking and food at 6 PM sponsored by Find Great People (https://www.fgp.com).
At 6:30, Joe Walling will do a presentation on an open source project he is working on. When most developers start a new project, they are essentially starting from a blank slate. Numerous decisions have to be made such as what frameworks to use, how to do the logging, authentication, authorization, bundling, minification....you get the idea. Then you have certain views that you may create from scratch such as login, forgot password, etc...
If there are multiple developers, is everyone doing things the same way and using the same controls for the same purpose?
Wouldn't it be great to not have to start each project from scratch and only have to write the code to solve the problem you are being asked to solve instead of the other 100 things that go into a real application.
The goal of Joe's open source project, React Advantage, is to get a jump on starting a new application with React on the front end and ASP.NET MVC on the back end. Even if you don't want to use these technologies, this presentation will get you thinking about all of the things that need to go into your own framework.