18 Feb 2019

.NET Oxford Feb Meetup: Inside the CLR with Chris Bacon

For this month's .NET Oxford, we were joined by Chris Bacon from Google for a fascinating talk about how to build a .NET runtime in C! Chris's talk was pure code all the way through (no slides whatsoever!), and even though it was quite a complicated topic, he did a fantastic job of explaining it - extremely clear - and surprisingly given the topic, very funny too!

Meetups, dotnetoxford, .NET
27 Jan 2019

.NET Oxford Survey Results

Earlier this month we sent out survey for .NET Oxford to get a little bit of feedback. Are our members happy? Or should we be banned from ever gracing a meetup ever again? Well thankfully, it turns out our members seems pretty happy! Here are the results!...

dotnetoxford, Meetups, .NET
26 Jan 2019

.NET Oxford January Meetup: NGINX with Ian Cooper

This month was our first .NET Oxford of 2019, and we were very pleased to welcome back Ian Cooper, who was this time talking about NGINX! For more details about the last time he joined us, see my blog post from March 2018 where he did a talk on 12 Factor Applications.

.NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups, NGINX
12 Jan 2019

Using NGINX to avoid localhost:<arbitrary port>

You're working on a web project which has a webapp and one or more APIs, perhaps an Identity Server too. Locally, your webapp is http://localhost:5000, your API is http://localhost:5001, your Identity Server is http://localhost:5002, etc, etc.

NGINX
23 Dec 2018

Year in Review: 2018

As another year draws to an end, it's time for another year in review blog post. And this year I hit the big "four-zero", so it also marks the end of a decade! But don't worry - I won't try and overview the past decade in this post - let's stick with 2018!...

Career, YearInReview
20 Dec 2018

LINQPad Tips and Tricks - Part 3

This is the 3rd blog post in my LINQPad Tips and Tricks series. The first two posts can be found below. If you haven't read them already, I'd highly recommend having a look through those as well as this post...

Productivity, LINQPad, .NET
15 Dec 2018

.NET Oxford December Meetup: Lightning Talks

This month was our last .NET Oxford of 2018, and this time we had another lightning talk event! I always really enjoy these lightning talk events, as there's always a lot more variation, and much more of a community feel with more people getting up on-stage. And being December, our Primary sponsors Corriculo Recruitment adding even more to that social (and Christmassy!) feel by bringing along plenty of Mulled Wine too!

dotnetoxford, .NET, Meetups, Vi
21 Nov 2018

.NET Oxford November Meetup: Performance in the Javascript Era

This month at .NET Oxford, we had Benjamin Howarth joining us to talk about Performance in the Javascript Era! Yes, I know - we're a ".NET" user-group - but not to worry - there was tons of server-side .NET in there too - so don't let the talk-title put you off!

Meetups, dotnetoxford, .NET
10 Nov 2018

Pull Requests in the Workplace

I've worked with quite a few companies now - both as a permanent employee and as a contractor/consultant. However, up until now, I haven't worked with a team who use Pull Requests for all code changes. Whilst I know the PR model well through GitHub and open source - I hadn't previously used it within an actual workplace.

Git, BestPractices
17 Oct 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup: Jon Skeet: C#8, The Story So Far

This month, we had our biggest meetup yet, as we welcomed Jon Skeet himself to .NET Oxford to tell us about some of the upcoming C#8 features. And as you can see from the photo below - he certainly filled the house!...

Meetups, dotnetoxford, .NET, C#
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