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
Main Session - Diagnostics, Metrics and more in .NET
Do you know what your code is doing in production? Do you know how long things are taking, how often they're happening, or even if they're not working properly? In this talk, I'll share some of my experiences over the last year adding instrumentation code to .NET applications, from ASP.NET Core to good old WPF. I'll show you some of the libraries, datastores and dashboards I've been using to get insights into application performance and other characteristics. And I'll talk about the kinds of things you need to measure to create effective and meaningful dashboards for everybody in your organisation.
Containers, Kubernetes and Continuous Delivery - the Hipster’s Paradise.
The whole world seems to be talking about using containers to package and deploy software, then using Kubernetes to orchestrate them; what has previously been seen as ‘Hipster Tech’ is now going mainstream. In this session we’ll take a quick look at containers, Docker, and their benefits, before taking a deeper dive into Kubernetes, its key features, and how it allows us to take containers to the next level. Finally, we’ll look at how the declarative nature of Kubernetes fits into a Continuous Delivery pipeline, allowing teams to rapidly deliver features, and turning deployment into a routine, automated operation. If we’re feeling brave, and the Demo Gods are smiling on us, there might even be some live coding.