14 Aug 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup XVII: CosmosDB

Our .NET Oxford meetup this month was all about Microsoft's globally-distributed database, Cosmos DB - and we were very pleased to welcome James Broome and Mike Larah from Endjin to tell us all about it! It also turned out that Endjin (being a remote working team), decided to spend the day in sunny Oxford for their team catch-up. Which was perfect, as it meant that we also had the entire team joining us for the meetup!

dotnetoxford, .NET, Meetups, CosmosDB
21 Jul 2018

Switching to Multi-Stage Dockerfiles

I'm now using Docker for quite a few projects, but up until now, my build workflow had tended to involve building the application outside of Docker. Then whilst building the Docker image (using the Dockerfile of course), it would then just copy those published files into the image.

Docker, .NET
10 Jul 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup XVI: Getting Entangled in Q#

Last week was our July .NET Oxford meetup, and this time it was all about Quantum computing and Microsoft's new Q# programming language! Joining us this month was Anita Ramanan and Frances Tibble from Microsoft, doing a fantastic job with introducing us to the fascinating world of Quantum computing!

dotnetoxford, .NET, Meetups
18 Jun 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup XV: Lightning Talks

Earlier this week we had our 15th .NET Oxford meetup. This time it was another lightning talk event, making it our 3rd one to date. For normal events, we have one or two long talks - but the idea behind the lightning events is that we have shorter talks, where more people can get up. I really enjoy these types of meetup, as they add much more variation and also have a great social feel!

dotnetoxford, .NET, Meetups, Kubernetes
16 May 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup XIV: Entity Framework Core

Last week, we had our May meetup with guest speaker Jon P Smith, telling us all about Entity Framework Core! And Jon did not only one, but two EF packed talks! The first explaining Entity Framework Core, and after the break, the second talking about performance tuning Entity Framework!

dotnetoxford, .NET, Meetups
16 May 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup XIV: Entity Framework Core

Last week, we had our May meetup with guest speaker Jon P Smith, telling us all about Entity Framework Core! And Jon did not only one, but two EF packed talks! The first explaining Entity Framework Core, and after the break, the second talking about performance tuning Entity Framework!

dotnetoxford, .NET, Meetups
04 May 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup XIII: Azure Security and Infosec Fails

Last week we had our 13th .NET Oxford, with a Security double-bill from Robin Minto talking about lessons learnt from past infosec failures, and Frans Lytzen telling us about how to secure your webapps in Azure!

dotnetoxford, .NET, Meetups
20 Mar 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup XII: 12 Factor Apps

Last week we had our 12th .NET Oxford, and this time, our guest speaker was Ian Cooper - Lead Application Architect at Huddle, owner of the open-source Brighter, and regular conference speaker.

dotnetoxford, .NET, Meetups
11 Feb 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup XI: A Piece of Cake

For our February .NET Oxford meetup, we definitely had a bit of a food theme going on! With Gary Ewan Park talking about the Cake build system; our primary sponsors Corriculo Recruitment providing the food variety; and if that wasn't enough, the topic of Chocolatey also came up! Is anyone getting hungry yet?

dotnetoxford, .NET, Meetups, Cake
28 Jan 2018

Visiting .NET South East: Codeathon and Meetup with Richard Campbell!

Last week, I finally managed to get down to visit fellow .NET User Group .NET South East in Brighton. I'd chatted with organiser Steve Gordon quite a bit online, but hadn't yet had the pleasure of meeting him in person. He first got in touch with me last year after seeing my blog posts about .NET Oxford as he was thinking about starting his own .NET user group in his area.

.NET, Meetups, Hackathon
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