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, .NET, dotnetoxford
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, .NET, Meetups
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.

NGINX, .NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups
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...

LINQPad, .NET, Productivity
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!

.NET, Meetups, dotnetoxford
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!...

C#, .NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups
22 Sep 2018

.NET Oxford Meetup XVIII: Bots, Chimps, and Critical Pilot Making

For this month's .NET Oxford meetup we had two talks - one from .NET Oxford co-founder Matt Nield, speaking about Bots; and the other from Clifford Agius talking about Pilot Decision Management.

.NET, dotnetoxford, Meetups
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, Meetups, CosmosDB, .NET
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
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