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Code Generation with Roslyn with Nick Harrison


Join the Enterprise Developers Guild and me on Tuesday, February 28, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. Business logic is tough. The rules are complex, sometimes contradicting each other, and they change a lot. All the things that we hate about business logic are also the reasons most businesses are in business. We need to accommodate these complexities, adapt to these changes and do it quickly, or our favorite company may not stay in business. Most code generation strategies focus on generating interfaces or proxies. Simple code with little logic, but imagine if we could automate creating some of the most complex logic found in most applications. Instead of hand writing complex business rules that are going to change on the whim of a competitor or the wish of a client or a shift in the market, we can build systems that will allow us to describe the business rules and enable the computer to write code. Sounds like science fiction, but this real.

In this presentation we will:

• see an example of structuring business logic in database tables
• what it would look like to pull that structured logic back into the code
• generate code to implement the logic described in the database using the power of Roslyn

This presentation is based on material from the recently published book by Nick that covers these details in depth http://www.apress.com/la/book/9781484222102

The meeting presenter is Nick Harrison.

Nick a software consultant living in Columbia, South Carolina. He has done full stack development on projects ranging from full-featured Loan Origination Systems for prominent mortgage lenders to rapid prototypes for small startups. He has experience with full lifecycle development from initial inception through post deployment support.

Nick published articles and books on a broad range of technical topics including MVC, T4, Roslyn, Software Metrics, Design Patterns, Web Design. You can follow him on Twitter @Neh123us, where he also announces his blog posts, published articles, and speaking engagements.

The meeting sponsor is Signature Consultants.

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An Evening with Microsoft Technical Fellow & Corp VP Brian Harry


Join me and the Enterprise Developers Guild for a very special celebration on Tuesday, January 24, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. The Enterprise Developers Guild began meeting in August 1998 and this month will be our 200th meeting! We are very honored to announce that Microsoft Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President of Visual Studio Team Services, Brian Harry, will be joining us as our special guest speaker. We’ll announce additional details about an extraordinary program to celebrate this milestone soon.

Our very special guest speaker is Brian Harry.

Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President of Visual Studio Team Services. By day he works in Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server, and MSDN. On weekends, he works on a farm with cows, goats, pigs, ducks, chickens and more. You can read his blog at blogs.msdn.com/bharry and follow him on Twitter at @bharry.

Authentication Using OpenID Connect and OAuth2 at Logical Advantage Charlotte Tech Talks


Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation “Authentication Using OpenID Connect and OAuth2” at Logical Advantage Charlotte Tech Talks on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. I enjoyed sharing with everyone the new and changed approaches to secure your applications & APIs. Please click the link to view the abstract as well as to find links to other downloads, resources, recordings, etc.

.NET on Linux: Zero to Hero in Minutes with Don Schenck


Join me and the Enterprise Developers Guild on
Tuesday, November 22, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. In only minutes, you’ll learn how to install .NET on Linux and create your first program. You’ll learn about: the different parts of .NET Core 1.0; package managers and NuGet; the new command line interface (CoreCLI); and a great editor that is not Visual Studio. By the end of this presentation, you will know how to create a C# program that runs on Linux. No smoke, no mirrors, no tricks; it just works.

We’ll see how to create a basic MVC program, and then we’ll run that program in a Linux container. We’ll debug the program, running in a Linux container, from within Visual Studio running on Windows. You’ll also learn why this is important to you and your organization.

Finally, you’ll leave with all the tools needed to start right away, including a Developer’s Copy of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that you can start using on your PC or Mac today.

The meeting presenter is Don Schenck.

A developer since the beginning of time, Don is currently a Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat, with a focus on Microsoft .NET on Linux. His mission is to bring .NET developers into the Linux and open source communities. Prior to Red Hat, Don was a Developer Advocate at Rackspace. He still enjoys cooking and still hates the designated hitter rule.

The meeting is sponsored by TEKsystems.

Authentication Using OpenID Connect and OAuth2 at Atlanta Code Camp 2016


Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation “Authentication Using OpenID Connect and OAuth2” at Atlanta Code Camp on Saturday, October 15, 2016. I enjoyed sharing with everyone the new and changed approaches to secure your applications & APIs. Please click the link to view the abstract as well as to find links to other downloads, resources, recordings, etc.

A Deep Dive into ASP.NET Core MVC with Joe Audette


Join me and the Enterprise Developers Guild on
Tuesday, October 25, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. We are going to take a deep dive into ASP.NET Core MVC.

The meeting presenter is Joe Audette.

Joe Audette started out working with MS Access 2.0/95 and VB6 back in 1996. He has been doing web development since the beginning with Classic ASP and then ASP.NET when it first came out. Over the years, he has done quite a bit of work in content management and ecommerce. He wrote the blog module for a thing called Rainbow Portal back in 2003 and founded the mojoPortal project in 2004. He actively developed mojoPortal and commercial add on features until late 2014 and still support it for any security issues. He began working on a new set of web components in late 2014 with MVC 5 and moved to ASP.NET Core in June of 2015 (beta 4 or 5). Now he has a number of related open source projects and components branded as “cloudscribe”. The main projects are cloudscribe.Core which is a multi-tenant web application foundation for managing sites, users and roles, and cloudscribe.SimpleContent which is a blog and content engine that can be used with Open Live Writer and can work with or without a database. He is currently trying to bootstrap his own business again building commercial components that can integrate with ASP.NET Core apps including but not limited to my open source apps. You can read his blog at www.joeaudette.com and follow him on Twitter at @joeaudette.

The meeting is sponsored by AvidXchange.

Authentication Using OpenID Connect and OAuth2 at Charlotte ALT.NET


Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation “Authentication Using OpenID Connect and OAuth2” at Charlotte ALT.NET on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. I enjoyed sharing with everyone the new and changed approaches to secure your applications & APIs. Please click the link to view the abstract as well as to find links to other downloads, resources, recordings, etc.

Angular 2 – You’ve talked & read about it, now build an app with Richard Taylor


Join me and the Enterprise Developers Guild on Tuesday, September 27, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. There has been a lot of activity with Angular over the last couple of years. As a developer, especially a web developer, the term/name Angular is not foreign to you. You have probably discussed it with other developers, you have read about it in developer trade publications, and you have probably written a sample “Hello Angular 2” application just to get a feel for Angular 2’s value proposition. Now you are ready to build a real application but you have some reservation on how to get started or if you have started, you are questioning if you are building your application correctly. In this session, we will explore using Angular 2 to build the major features common to all web applications. This should give you a solid foundation for using Angular 2 as an effective tool in your development toolbox.

The meeting presenter is Richard Taylor.

Richard is an experienced, dedicated, detailed-oriented technology and management professional with a career reflecting strong leadership qualifications coupled with “hands-on” technology experience. Knowledgeable in the design, development, implementation, support, and management of computer systems. Focused on achieving results while utilizing advanced technologies and business solutions to meet a variety of needs. You can read his blog at www.rightincode.com and follow him on Twitter at @rightincode.

The meeting is sponsored by CapTech.