We bring our members great talks from the best speakers in the UK and where possible from around the world. Predominately we look at the Microsoft development stack, but we do have platform neutral and methodology based talks too.
We guarantee one meeting a month, normally on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome! Be you a student or grizzled professional, come along for a night of great content, people and pizza :)
We offer your first 2 events for free, then after that we'd like you to take out a membership to continue attending. Speak to either John or Rich to find out more about how the membership works :)
If you're wondering why you can't see the full 5 years of back sessions we've had, it's because we've recently migrated from our old home at NxtGenUG Southampton (http://www.nxtgenug.net/Southampton). By all means go and see what we've covered in the previous 5 years :D
Passing data through a pipeline of transformations is an alternative approach to classic OOP. The LINQ methods in .NET are designed around this, but the pipeline approach can be used for so much more than manipulating collections.
In this talk, I'll look at pipeline-oriented programming and how it relates to functional programming, the open-closed principle, unit testing, the onion architecture, and more. I'll finish up by showing how you can build a complete web app using only this approach.
Bio Scott Wlaschin is a developer, architect and author. He is the author of the popular F# site fsharpforfunandprofit.com, and the book "Domain Modeling Made Functional", published by Pragmatic Bookshelf.
Known for his non-academic approach to functional programming, Scott is a popular speaker and has given talks at NDC, F# Exchange, DDD Europe, and other conferences around the world.