.NET Blub With Joe Stead

Public group

Sheffield Hallam University, Peak Lecuture Theatre

Owen room 527, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB · Sheffield

How to find us

Enter Hallam Uni from the main entrance, before you get to the lifts turn right and you'll see the signs for the Peak Lecture Theatre.

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.NET Blub: Frameworks beyond Microsoft

The majority of web projects in .NET are written with ASP.NET MVC/Core and EntityFramework with SQL Server. This seems odd to me, there are some fantastic alternatives that seem to be scarcely used.Everyone knows there is no such thing as a silver bullet, so let’s check out some alternatives. Exploring some common problems, we’ll take a look at NancyFX, Dapper, and Postgres, to help us solve them.

We’ll be looking at these frameworks with a slightly twisted take on “The Blub Paradox”. How did I realise I was essentially a "blub programmer"? Why did I decide to look into Postgres and how I can use JavaScript effectively with it? What use is currying in F# and what difference does it makes to me?

Let's step out of our comfort zones, and let's start looking up.