What we're about

We are very lucky in Norwich to have a thriving and highly active tech community.

Complementing the existing tech community, Norfolk Developers will be peeling back the high level and going straight to the heart of software development practices and processes. We aim to bring you local, national and international speakers and workshops.

You might want to try something new or wish to take your software development up to the next level. Norfolk Developers wants to jump depth-first into the detail and bring you practical value. We want to make it easy for you to access knowledge, progress and prosper in the highly specialised and valuable field of software engineering.

Upcoming events (5+)

Badminton

Wensum Sports Centre

£2.00

Many of us need more exercise! We've booked a court and will play doubles from a team of 6. - £2 towards the Court (Payable on RSVP) - 50p entry for non-members of the sports centre. - £1 for racket hire. Free Car Parking is available within the Blue Zone of the Centre's Car Park, see the map for directions. A small contingent will be enjoying drinks at the excellent Jurnet's bar (nearby) - for post match banter and networking.

Harnessing data and AI to create a new smart protection assistant for businesses

Harnessing data and AI to create a new smart protection assistant for businesses Brisk is a smart protection assistant launching in 2019. We want to bring the power of data and AI to the small to medium sized businesses to help them save time and money protecting their business. Current approaches to risk management and insurance can we labour intensive or leave businesses un-protected. We want to change that. The workshop will be a chance for members to get early access to the tool and give us some feedback on what is valuable, what isn’t and the features you’d like to see. In return, you’ll get free use of Brisk for the trial period. Bring along a laptop or iPad for the workshop if you can so you can sign up and have a play. Find out more here: www.getbrisk.com We look forward to seeing you there and getting your feedback!

Zero to hero & So you want to create your own .NET runtime?

Mills & Reeve - Norwich

Zero to hero: Getting started with unit testing in ASP.NET and MVC We all know that we should be unit testing. We all know that “real” devs only ever do TDD. We all know that’s spurious! There are lots of companies who are stuck in the terrible limbo between wanting, and having, a unit tested solution. In this talk we will be crossing that most perilous first bridge, “where do I even start”. I will be doing worked examples of basic techniques and practices to take a simple class/service, a basic ASP webforms page and a simple MVC controller from untestable, to tested, using Nunit, Design By Contract (DBC) and DotCover. Remember, a few good automated tests, is always better than none. Adam Garner Adam is a Senior Software Developer with www.ContractorCalculator.co.uk and formerly EposNow. Now in his 6th year of professional software development, Adam has had the chance to work with and study under some of the best and most bleeding edge tech enthusiasts. A proponent of unit testing and lifelong learning, Adam is deeply enthusiastic about increasing developer confidence in the products they are creating. Adam has worked in tested, untested, TDD, BDD, SOLID and free for all environments and has learned the importance of knowing when to test, and when not to! So you want to create your own .NET runtime? Running C#/.NET code is something we do all the time. But how does the .exe/.dll file produced by the compiler actually get executed? What's going on inside the dotnet/Mono runtime? How hard could it be to write your own .NET runtime instead? And can it be done in just one hour? Chris is one of the few people who has written a .NET runtime; albeit inefficient, arguably pointless and now definitely obsolete. In this session we will attempt to code from (almost) nothing to an interpreted .NET runtime that is capable of executing a very simple .NET application; giving some insight into the inner workings of .NET. This will be based on the DotNetAnywhere runtime that Chris wrote many years ago: https://github.com/chrisdunelm/DotNetAnywhere Chris Bacon Chris is a Software Engineer working on C#/.NET support for Google Cloud Platform. He is mainly focused on existing and new .NET gRPC client libraries.

Badminton

Wensum Sports Centre

£2.00

Many of us need more exercise! We've booked a court and will play doubles from a team of 6. - £2 towards the Court (Payable on RSVP) - 50p entry for non-members of the sports centre. - £1 for racket hire. Free Car Parking is available within the Blue Zone of the Centre's Car Park, see the map for directions. A small contingent will be enjoying drinks at the excellent Jurnet's bar (nearby) - for post match banter and networking.

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Badminton

Wensum Sports Centre

£2.00

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