We are very pleased this month to welcome back the speaking powerhouse of Mike Taulty... Mike will be joining us to talk about the changes in the updated Universal App Platform for Windows 10... Mike will be taking over the whole session and we expect high demand so make sure you register early!
Windows 10 and the Universal Windows App Platform
Windows 10 is a big release for Microsoft. Commodious. Huge. Massive. Colossal. Humongous. ;-)
the end of a journey to unify Windows. It’s the beginning of a journey
for developers who want to take advantage of a universal app platform
available across all Windows devices.
In this session, we’ll dig
into what’s changed in Windows 10 for the Windows app developer. We’ll
talk about the Universal App Platform that makes it possible to build
code that runs on all Windows devices and about the Extension platforms
for code that targets specific device families.
We’ll stay in Visual Studio as much as is possible and we’ll lean towards C# and XAML.
Taulty works in the Developer and Platform Group at Microsoft in the UK
where he has spent the past few years helping developers understand and
get the best from the Microsoft platform. Prior to this, Mike spent 3
years with Microsoft Consulting Services as a consultant on developer
Before joining Microsoft, Mike spent the previous 9
years working as a software developer for a number of enterprises,
consultancies and software vendors working with a variety of operating
system, client, communication and server technologies. You can find more
of a complete career history over on LinkedIn.
Mike holds a BSc Hons (1st Class) in Computer Science from the University of Leeds.
Date: Wednesday 21st October 2015
Make your SQL Queries Dapper with Mark Thompson
Mark says: "I’ll talk about the different object relational mappers out there – Why
the concept of ORM’s is a good idea but the real world performance
problems that seem all to common as applications scale in production.
We’ll then do a comparison of the entity framework and NHibernate to
some of the other options out there, including Dapper.
Dapper is a Micro ORM created by Stack Exchange (Stack Overflow) to
address exactly these problems.
I’ll then show how easy it is to get started with Dapper (How can the
creators of Stack Overflow be wrong?)
By the end of the talk you should have an understanding of Dapper, how
to use it and a common repository style pattern I’ve seen adopted when
We will be using C#, Mysql and possibly Sqlite as well as the Entity
Framework, NHibernate, Dapper and Peta Poco."
Mark is a Software Development Manager who has worked on software
projects from Military Communications to printing best before dates on
ready meals. He favours the Microsoft Technology Stack, C#, MVC and Team
Foundation Server, and is a Certified Scrum Master and Professional.
When he isn't ranting about code or Scrum he is trying to convince his
two young daughters software development is cool.
Using .Net + Unity3D to Make Cross-Platform Games with Steve Higgs
I grow up I want to make line of business applications” - said no one
ever. Lets unleash our inner children and use .net and unity to easily
C# and unity
Using the asset store to work around the fact that I can’t draw
does node, c# and other things for Opentable. In previous lives he has
developed content management systems, factory control software and
gambling apps. Can be a bit sweary.
Date: Wednesday 16th September 2015
Attendence is free. Drinks will be provided. All we ask is a small donation towards the pizza order if you want some pizza. :-)