What we're about

If you are either brand new to software development using C# and want a place to ask questions without feeling the pressure of asking a long-time engineer or are a survivor of one of the "Code Camps" and have realized that what you paid for isn't quite what you hoped it would be, then this is the group for you.

We explore the realm of software development through the lenses of C# (Core and full framework), various web platforms ASP.NET MVC Core 2 being the current focus, various JavaScript libraries for client-side development (VueJS, React, Angular, etc.), various sql databases and other storage mediums, we'll take a peek at no-sql data stores as well e.g. Azure, etc.

Here you'll learn what it is to write SOLID code and why that's a good thing, we shed light on the mysteries of "unit testing" and dive into other such intriguing things.

We will attempt to put you on the path to being a good software engineer but the group is driven by the needs and desires of the members so bring questions and problems for us to solve!

Upcoming events (5+)

Docker "Hello, World"

Chandler Gangplank

From the presenter (Rob Richardson, who has graciously agreed to present at our group): "Welcome to Docker -------------------------------- Docker is carefully tucked between virtualization, continuous deployment, and pure awesome. We'll look at the commands and ecosystem around building infrastructure as code, deploying a swarm, and sharing images on Docker Hub. We'll see how easy it is to create Linux and Windows docker images, and run both single containers and a whole system. Come see why devs and ops love Docker." This is is a "DEFINITELY Bring Laptops" event as this will be a live discussion/demo and some of the tricks and what-not are best experienced as they are invoked at the keyboard. I'm posting the details a bit early as this is a subject that needs MUCH research. You should be prepared with an already-functioning installation of Docker on your laptop (not a big deal, at least for a reasonably hefty system - I boot to a virtual machine that runs Docker within the VM just fine - they fixed the bugs about six months ago that were causing problems when running inside a VM (the actual case was a Linux VM running inside a Windows VM, running a container - how's THAT for technology!) and now it seems to Just Work). Why is this important to the up and coming developer? Simple - containers ARE the future! Even the "Evil Empire" Microsoft has admitted this - how do they know? Over half of the subscription systems running on Azure are Linux systems. There is a system in Windows now called WSL (pronounced "Weasel") that stands for the Windows Subsystem for Linux - so even MS has embraced the Linux world. The OS is becoming less and less important and being relegated back to the realm in which it should have stayed - just a source of standard resources for use by other systems. It should make no difference if the host is Windows or Linux or whatever and containers give us this choice. This should be a Fun session!

To Be Determined

Chandler Gangplank

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To Be Determined

Chandler Gangplank

Click map (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gangplank/@33.2996034,-111.8419334,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x872baa13d3379313:0x837d2f79802f6d9c) to get a map to Gangplank, click website (http://gangplankhq.com/) to go to their site. Come to the meeting and help us chart our course!

To Be Determined

Chandler Gangplank

Click map (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gangplank/@33.2996034,-111.8419334,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x872baa13d3379313:0x837d2f79802f6d9c) to get a map to Gangplank, click website (http://gangplankhq.com/) to go to their site. Come to the meeting and help us chart our course!

Past events (42)

Design Patterns revisited

Chandler Gangplank

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