Scottish Developers January Newsletter

Welcome

Developer Day Scotland - 2nd May 2009 Things are now moving forward quite well with Developer Day Scotland 2009. The call for speakers is now closed and the session voting will start in a few days. I hope you will take the opportunity to vote for the sessions that you want. It is a tough choice as we have so many excellent sessions. The voting will remain open throughout February so there is plenty of time to choose.

In the meantime we have some excellent evening events coming up too. Craig Murphy will be talking to us about OpenXML. Mike Ormond will be demonstrating how to use the Microsoft Live Framework and Andy Gibson will be introducing us to jQuery.

We are always keen to find out what you want, so if you have any suggestions then please let us know. You can email event suggestions to support@scottishdevelopers.com

Did you know we have discussion group on Google? You can find it here: http://groups.google.com/group/scottish-developers It is quite low traffic so it won’t fill your inbox. We’ll also upload files and slide-decks from events there from time-to-time.

As always, we are on the look out for new speakers. If you would like the opportunity to do a presentation on a software development topic from 10 minutes to 90 minutes then get in touch with me at colin@scottishdevelopers.com.

Regards,
Colin Mackay, Chairman, Scottish Developers

Events

4-Feb-2009 @ 19:00 in Dundee (Scottish Developers)
jQuery – An introduction
Registration Required – Cost FREE

In this session Andy will introduce you to the basics of jQuery, showing you, through code, how to select and manipulate elements on the page, attach functions to events, implement ajax and more! This is the perfect opportunity to learn about jQuery and how it can make the life of web developer so much easier, allowing you to focus more on building your application! (Note: This event repeats in Edinburgh on the 8th April)

10-February-2009 @ 18:30 in Glasgow (Scottish Developers)
Introducing OpenXML
Registration Optional – Cost FREE

With the release of Office 2007, Microsoft moved their document formats over to XML-based formats. This text-based format has many advantages, including, but not limited to readability, good compression and ease of reconstruction. Over the course of 60-75 minutes Craig will introduce OpenXML and will demonstrate how he is incorporating it into one of his line-of-business applications. Code examples will be written using C#.

24-February-2009 @ 18:30 in Edinburgh (Scottish Developers)
An Introduction to the Live Framework
Registration Required – Cost FREE

The Live Framework is the uniform way to program against Live Services from a variety of platforms, languages, applications and devices. As well as providing the operating environment and resource model, Live Framework also represents the way to access the synchronisation features offered by Mesh and provides a mechanism for replicating and hosting offline Silverlight (and HTML) applications. In this session we’ll try and demystify the Live Framework, clarifying what it is, what is does and what it looks like. We’ll then go on to look at how to get started developing with the Live Framework and explore some of the different capabilities it offers and types of application you can build.

19-March-2009 @ 18:30 in Glasgow (Scottish Developers)
Inversion of Control and Testability
Registration Optional – Cost FREE

The architectural design pattern, Inversion of control (IOC) at last appears to be gaining some momentum in the .NET mainstream. Frameworks such as Castle Windsor, Autofac, Structuremap and Spring have given rise to the .NET IOC (inversion of control) container. This talk aims to convince that side effects of both designing for testability and the use of an inversion of control container can lead to more maintainable software, cleaner code and push architects towards good design principles such as ‘separation of concerns’ (SOC).

8-April-2009 @ 19:00 in Edinburgh (Scottish Developers)
jQuery – An introduction
Registration Required – Cost FREE

In this session Andy will introduce you to the basics of jQuery, showing you, through code, how to select and manipulate elements on the page, attach functions to events, implement ajax and more! This is the perfect opportunity to learn about jQuery and how it can make the life of web developer so much easier, allowing you to focus more on building your application!

Further Afield

March:
  DevWeek 2009 (London)
  SQL Bits IV (Manchester)

April:
  DDD Ireland (Belfast)

May:
  Developer Day Scotland 2 (Glasgow)
  DDD South West (Taunton)

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About Colin Angus Mackay
I blog at ColinMackay.scot. I also talk at software development conferences.

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