What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (1)

Quarkus - Kubernetes native java framework & Databases on Kubernetes

WE HAVE PIZZA!! Couchbase have kindly offered to send the first 50 people to join the call a free Just Eat voucher so we can all eat pizza together again. As well as free food we also have the following speakers: Quarkus - New Kubernetes-native Java framework Phil Prosser - Red Hat Databases on Kubernetes - Why you Should Care Denis Souza Rosa & Steve Jackson - Couchbase Quarkus - New Kubernetes-native java framework Quarkus is a full-stack, Kubernetes-native Java framework made for Java virtual machines (JVMs) and native compilation, optimizing Java specifically for containers and enabling it to become an effective platform for serverless, cloud, and Kubernetes environments. • Why the need for a new Java Framework for Cloud Native Apps • What are the benefits of Quarkus • How does Quarkus work • Demonstration of Quarkus Databases on Kubernetes - Why you Should Care Developers always expected databases to work out-of-the-box, but historically it is the exact opposite. With the recent feature additions on Kubernetes and Openshift, database providers now can finally have more control over the infrastructure, which allows them to automate the majority of the maintenance operations and provide a DBaaS-like experience within your own cluster with more flexibility and no cloud provider Lock-in. In this session, we will talk about what you should consider before running your database on Kubernetes, what are the most popular database operators out there, and a live demo using Couchbase Autonomous Operator to demonstrate why this is something that you should start doing right away.

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Crafty Coders - Online!

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