What's New in Visual Studio + ALM
Winter is nearly over and that means It’s time for the September meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group. This month we welcome back regular presenter Adam Cogan
. Adam will be giving us a run down on what’s new in Visual Studio
Focus on your Apps, switch on your Backend
Our presenter this month is Kultar Khatra from Embarcadero Technologies.
MVVM Pattern and Automated Testing
This month we have two presentations from John Roach and Klee Thomas. First up they’ll be talking about their experiences working with the MVVM pattern. They’ll follow up with a talk on automated testing, again focusing on how they apply automated testing techniques to their work with MVVM pattern.
Visual Studio, Xamarin and MvvmCross - Part II
This month we've got regular presenter Andrew Coates returning to talk about cross platform development again. Going into more detail on the use of Xamarin and Visual Studio.
Visual Studio with Xamarin, and Phone Games
The May meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is just around the corner. This month we've got two great and highly relevant topics. Regular presenter Andrew Coates is returning to talk about cross platform development. First time presenter Steve Yap is going to talk about the business of phone games.
Developing a Secure Web Application
This session is useful for anyone who has ever deployed, or will be deploying an application on the internet.
With version 3.1 out in beta, it's time to take another look at the Knockout
Mobile App Development
This month, Damien Bootsma from Embarcadero
will be making the trek to Newcastle to showcase Embarcadero's cross platform mobile development studio and to discuss some of the 'traps for young players'.
I'm happy to announce that we're holding a Code Retreat, here in Newcastle.
This month John Roach is talking about continuous integration.
This month, we're looking at the Raspberry Pi
Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013
Since TechEd is coming up, the Newcastle Coders Group will meet 1 week early! I'm pleased to announce that this month we'll be getting a preview of a TechEd talk from Adam Cogan of SSW and Sydney Dot Net User Group fame. He'll be talking about what's new in Visual Studio 2013 and the ALM + Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 story
This month will be a bit different. Klee Thomas will facilitate a discussion meeting.
Clean Up in June
This month John and Klee from Minlog
are back to talk about Clean Code!
Access or Lightswitch
I feel the love again! Access
is back vs the newcomer, Lightswitch
The April meeting is on Wednesday of next week and this month Peter Drew will be here to talk about Extending Visual Studio.
Windows 8 Apps
It's almost march and this month we're talking Windows 8 Applications development with David Williams
First Meeting for the Year
This month we're talking about online storage and how it can be used within your applications to provide portable data. Peter Messenger
will show us what solutions are available and will demonstrate how to use online storage in an Android application.
Visual Studio and TFS 2012
This month Adam Cogan
will be here to talk about the latest update to Visual Studio and TFS 2012
Social Night for November
This month's meeting has been postponed until Wednesday of NEXT week(14th), and we've decided to make it a Social night.
TouchDevelop for Windows Phone
October is almost upon us and this month we're happy to have Andrew Coates
back to talk about TouchDevelop for Windows Phone
SOLID, and Integrating MS Office into your Web Applications
This month, we've got SOLID programming principles with John Roach and Klee Uhrig-Thomas. Second we'll be hearing from Peter Messenger on integrating MS Office into your Web Applications.
Azure Cloud Data Services
The August meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group will be on Wednesday 1st of August. This month, Azure cloud data services with Mehmet Ozdemir from SSW.
MS Platforms Games Development
This month, Luke Drumm
will return to talk about developing for various MS gaming platforms.
The Power of Indepth Code Reviewing in VS11
A walk-through of how to conduct a thorough code review using the New Visual Studio 2012 (VS11).
NCG Meeting for May
The coders group is meeting next week and this time, Adam Stephensen
from Superior Software for Windows will be talking about Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio and TFS
Adam Cogan will be here this week to talk Programming Architecture, Patterns and Visual Studio 11.
Web User Interfaces for the Enterprise
The Newcastle Coders Group are meeting next week on Wednesday 7th March. This month Jeremy Child and Peter Drew (Hey...that's me!) present "Web User Interfaces for the Enterprise".
First Meeting for 2012
The Newcastle Coders Group is back for 2012, on Wednesday 1st February. This month we'll be hearing from Alex Retzlaf on the ExtJS web framework, and how implemented it with Websync and RavenDB.
The December meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is THIS week and will mark the end of our sixth year. This month John Bristowe
, Developer Evangelist at Telerik will be talking about UI development with Kendo UI
The November meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is THIS week and it will be a great night! This month we're pleased to welcome back Adam Cogan
, who will be talking about Interface Usability.
This month we’ll be hearing from a former NCG member Ashleigh Farnham
. Ashleigh will be returning to Newcastle for a presentation on OData, while Justin “JT” Taylor
will be returning to talk about his recent trip to the Build Conference in Anaheim.
Two great speakers this month!
This month we will have two speakers: Brendan Forster
on Frameworks for making awesome XAML apps and Peter Messenger
on Ten things you need to know to develop GREAT websites.
August Meeting This Week
The Newcastle Coders Group will be meeting this Wednesday. This month Justin 'JT' Taylor from Readify
will be here to talk about the love story between HTML 5 and silverlight.
The server is slow, and you're to blame ...
Anyone who has written code to interact with databases has horror stories: programmers generally write inefficient queries, badly design schemas, and generally don't understand set theory. So, this month we'll be we'll hear from Peter Ward about the most important things you should know about SQL server, but never learned. Please note - this is NOT a DBA talk, but will focus on the things PROGRAMMERS need to know about SQL Server.
Effective Ajax Websites
The June meeting was going to conflict with ReMix - so we decided to push it back until Wednesday 8th June. This month Peter Messenger
returns to talk about how to easily make effective AJAX websites.
This month, Alex Retzlaf
will demonstrate the demodealer application and talk about how the decision to use MVC affected the development process.
Developing Apps for Windows Phone 7
The Newcastle Coders Group are meeting this week on Wednesday 6th April. Peter Messenger
is back this month to talk about development for the Windows Phone 7.
MVC for ASP.NET for March
The Newcastle Coders Group are meeting this week on Wednesday 9th March 2011. This month I'll be talking about Microsoft's MVC framework
from the perspective of a Web Forms developer.
This Month's Meeting Postponed
We've had a few speaker issues this month, so we're moving the meeting to next Wednesday. (Wednesday 9th March)
NCG Meeting for February
The Newcastle Coders Group is back for 2011 on Wednesday 2nd February. This month we'll be hearing from Andrew Coates
on developing business applications with LightSwitch
For those of you who can't wait for February, I heard Richard Banks
was in town giving SCRUM
5th Anniversary Meeting Tomorrow
The next meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is Tomorrow! I'm pleased to announce that we will be moving to a new venue - the ICT building at Newcastle University. David Williams will present an introduction to Windows Azure based on his recent real world experience. I'm bringing in my new Windows Phone 7 to give a short demonstration. Don't forget we're giving away the MSDN subscription tomorrow
December Meeting Postponed
The first Wednesday of the month has arrived and unfortunately circumstances require that the December meeting will need to be moved to next week.
Competition to Celebrate 5th Anniversary
The December meeting is just a couple of weeks away. (1st December 2010) I'm pleased to announce that it will mark the 5th anniversary of the Newcastle Coders Group. I'm going to announce the speaker closer to the event, but this email is to tell you all about the competition that we will be running over the next fortnight.
Social Night for November
The November meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is this week!
Android Smartphone Development
The Newcastle Coders Group is on Wednesday 6th October. Peter Messenger
will be returning to talk about his latest interest, development for the Android smartphone.
Microsoft's Open source Dynamic Language Runtime
The Newcastle Coders Group is next meeting on Wednesday 1st September. This month we'll be hearing from Nick Hodge
about Dynamic languages.
Ruby and T4 for August
The August meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is this Wednesday. This month we have Chris Darroch
introducing Ruby to the NCG and Peter Drew (hey...that's me!) talking about code generation with T4.
Geolocation and Windows Phone 7 for July
This month two great presenters and two great topics! First up, Tatham Oddie rides the Geolocation wave. Secondly, Luke Drumm will demonstrate Windows Phone 7, with a particular focus on Silverlight and XNA.
Two great presentations this month
will be introducing the MVVM framework. Alex Retzlaf
will be demonstrating the Tenfold methodology.
Cloud Applications with VS and Windows Azure
The Newcastle Coders Group is next meeting on Wednesday 5th May. This month we'll be hearing from Andrew Coates
on the Rapid Development of Cloud Applications with Visual Studio and Windows Azure.
Microsoft PerformancePoint 2010 (Part of SharePoint 2010)
The Newcastle Coders Group next meet on Wednesday 7th April. This month our topic will be Microsoft PerformancePoint 2010 (Part of SharePoint 2010)
by Adam Cogan
This month Peter Drew will be presenting an "Introduction to Silverlight".
March Meeting Postponed
We won't be meeting this week, but we will be meeting NEXT Wednesday (March 10th, put it in your calendar now!) - so for only the second time ever in our four year history, we will be postponing this Wednesday's meeting.
Test Driven Development
It's the first month back for the Newcastle Coders Group in 2010.
Spatial Data in SQL Server 2008
The December meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is coming up fast! This month, Andrew Coates
returns to talk to us about programming against Spatial Data in SQL Server 2008. This meeting also marks 4 years of coders group meetings.
Getting The Most out of SQL Server Profiler
The October meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is just over two weeks away. This month I’m very pleased to announce that our presenter will be Brad McGehee
from Red Gate software
who will show you how to get the most out of SQL Server Profiler.
What on in September?
This month Corneliu Tusnea is returning to talk about Parallel Programming in .Net 4.0. Our own Peter Messenger will be talking about developing games and applications for Xbox 360 using XNA. It should be a great night!
Two Great Topics for August
Eliminating no-repro bugs with MS VS Team Test 2010, and Flash/Flex and Silverlight from a management perspective
Tatham Oddie on ASP.net 4.0
July's meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group be on Wednesday the 1st of July and once again we've got an exciting presentation from a great speaker.
How to make 'cool' interfaces, Ruby Development, and ASP.net 4.0
The June meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is on Wednesday of next week and it’s going to be a big one with three terrific presentations.
We're moving the location of the event tomorrow out to the university.
Sharepoint Part 2
Come join us as we learn how the largest public SharePoint site in Australia (www.WorleyParsons.com
) got up and running.
Debugging the World
Leave F5 to the beginners and debug anywhere, anytime.
have generously offered to support the NCG this month by providing food and drink.
Aspect Oriented Programming
We're back in 2009 with more great presentations on the latest techniques and technology in coding.
Sharepoint, Web Security and an MSDN Subscription
December is fast approaching and we have a fantastic meeting planned. It's our last meeting for the year and it marks our third anniversary so don't miss this one!
Cloud Computing and MS's Azure
Microsoft have announced their entry into the world of cloud computing at the PDC conference this week.
Lua and World of Warcraft
This month the topic will be the Lua programming language
... And how to expand the World of Warcraft
ASP.net MVC Framework
Next week is Tech-ed week down in Sydney. To avoid conflicts, we've decided to move the coders group meeting back to the second week of September!
Intro to MS Integration Services
It's almost time for the August meeting. This month Peter Drew will talk on the topic "An Introduction to MS Integration Services".
Adam Cogan and Ian Walker back for July
July's meeting will present Adam Cogan demonstrating LINQ, and Ian Walker talking about VS2k8, W2k8 and SQL2k8 from a 64-bit development point of view.
It's the ORM Smackdown!
One night only at the Newcastle Coders Group: Adam Cogan and Justin King will face off developing an application using two different ORM (Object Relational Mapping)
May 7th - VS2008, MS Office, MS Server, Silverlight
This month: Andrew Coates on Office Development
, Ian Walker on Server Development
and Deepak Kapoor on Silverlight
Social Night Wednesday 2nd
The first Wednesday of April is fast upon us. It’s time for another social gathering, so we’ll hit the town this Wednesday 2nd April starting at our usual time of 6pm-ish.
This month's presentation is titled "Techniques of Test-Driven Development
" and will be presented by Stephen New.
2008 Off to a Flying Start
This month Yi Su will be talking to us about the Spring framework.
December is a milestone for the Newcastle Coders Group, marking two years since we started.
The next meeting of the Newcastle Coders Group is on Wednesday 7th November. That’s this Wednesday!
October is upon us and the next meeting of the Newcastle coders group is this Wednesday. This month we'll be featuring Tatham Oddie
who will be discussing how to utilise Windows Live Web Services.
September NCG Meeting
The September meeting of the coders group is this week! This meeting will feature Pasi Karjanmaa from Compuware
talking about Model Driven Architecture. We will also be hearing from David Cobbin from Forsythes
who will demonstrate how best to use virtualisation to setup a testing environment.
Visual Business Rule Modeling
July is here!
July is upon us, and this month's presentation will be on Object Relation Mapping Issues and Solultions, as well as a demonstration of MS Visual Studio 2008 beta (Orcas).
It's the June Meeting!
This month, Adam Cogan
will be back to talk to introduce Microsoft CRM.
Exciting News! The Newcastle Coders group is moving to a new venue.
Meeting Wednesday 11th April 2007
Paul Stovell presents Windows Presentation Foundation and Andrew Parsons presents Visual Studio 2005 tips on Wednesday the 11th of April.
Meeting - April 2007
Two Meetings: Thursday the 29th of March, Charles 'Chuck' Sterling AND Wednesday the 11th of April Paul Stovell & Andrew Parsons.
March Meeting Cancelled!
First Meeting for 2007
The first meeting for 2007 will be on Wednesday 7th February. Come and hear Tatham Oddie talk about making ASP.NET do you want rather than what IIS thinks you want.
Meeting 2006 December
December's meeting will be our 1st anniversary of bringing some of the best technical speakers in Australia to the Hunter. We're very much looking forward to continuing to do so into 2007 ...
Meeting 2006 November
SQL Server is a technology used extensively by many of us in the production of Software. But how many of us use it effectively? On Wednesday, November 1st at the Newcastle Coders Group Adam Cogan will present - SQL Server 2005: Advanced Indexing Strategies.
Meeting 2006 October
Stephen New presents "Personal Experiences With Pair Programming"
Meeting 2006 September
Paul Stovell from Readify on Windows Forms 2.0 Data Binding and Asynchronous Business Objects.
Social Night 2006 August
Drinks at The Exchange
Meeting 2006 August
Nicholas Roberts on Dot Net Nuke.
Meeting 2006 July
Heath Raftery on Object-Oriented Concepts with OpenGL
Meeting 2006 June
Charles Sterling on Developing for Windows Vista and Office 2007
Meeting 2006 May
Trevor Mullen on Dot Net Nuke and Adam Cogan on Project Management (Continued) and Visual Studio Team System.
Meeting 2006 April
Tatham Oddie demonstrates ATLAS
Meeting 2006 March
Adam Cogan on IT Project Managment and Billy Hollis on Extensibility Providers and Code Addiction.
Meeting 2006 February
Andrew Coates demonstrates Visual Studio Tools for Office.
Meeting 2005 December
The Newcastle Coders Group held its first meeting at TESA's office in Cardiff.