Upcoming Meetings

Meetings start at 6:30pm

Jeffrey Fritz
Microsoft Azure App Service plus ASP.NET Q&A

Jeffrey T. Fritz – or simply “Fritz” – is a Program Manager for Microsoft in the ASP.NET and Azure Developer Experience teams. Currently, he leads the NuGet team and manages the MSDN Web Developer Tools blog. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, INETA Community Champion and Developer Advocate for Telerik. He is the author of several e-books about ASP.NET development practices, and he has over 15 years of experience building large-scale multi-tenant web applications in the software-as-a-service model. He is a Penn State graduate with a degree in Management Sciences and Information Systems, and speaks regularly at developer events.

Location: Corporation Service Company   [ Map ]
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company


Chris Gomez
ASP.NET 5 – Web Dev Reimagined

ASP.NET 5 is on its way and, as Microsoft puts it, "is a significant redesign of ASP.NET." There are many breaks from the past. So by now you are wondering what this means for you? It means a transition to ASP.NET 5 is unlike anything before it. You'll feel familiar in the surroundings of Visual Studio but might be new to modern package managers. You might be intrigued by using other dev tools and curious about how this is all going to run on Linux or Mac.

Chris will start with a brief overview of the major differences and new features that you may be interested in. But what you may not have seen anywhere else is a dive into the day-to-day coding and development tasks you will actually have to do.

The goal of this talk is to make you comfortable in using Visual Studio 2015 to get started with ASP.NET 5 and at least a demonstration of other editors and platforms. It's a quickly evolving project being developed in the open so what gets shown will depend on what is finished by the time of this session, but no matter what it will be exciting.

Chris has been writing Windows software professionally for 20 years. His day jobs have included developing kiosks for theme parks and retail stores and building web based portfolio analytics for commercial lending. His hobby for game development started much earlier by making games using ASCII characters in text mode using BASICA.

Location: Corporation Service Company   [ Map ]
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company


Alvin Ashcraft
Magical Debugging in Visual Studio with OzCode

Have you ever wanted to know that an exception was about to occur while stepping through your source code? Have you ever wished you could diff your objects the same way you can diff your files? Get ready to take the Visual Studio debugging experience to another level with OzCode, a Visual Studio extension that provides a set of powerful enhancements to the IDE. Get an overview of the product and dive deep into some of its most amazing features.

Alvin is a Microsoft Visual C# MVP and .NET developer in the Philadelphia area. He has nearly 20 years of software development experience in the Healthcare, Financial and Manufacturing industries, primarily using Microsoft tools. Alvin currently builds enterprise clinical health care software for Genzeon Corporation in Exton, PA.

Location: Corporation Service Company   [ Map ]
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company

Last Meeting


Dave Voyles
ASP.NET Web API – Also Great For Mobile!

HTTP is not just for serving up web pages. It is also a powerful platform for building APIs that expose services and data. HTTP is simple, flexible, and ubiquitous. Almost any platform that you can think of has an HTTP library, so HTTP services can reach a broad range of clients, including browsers, mobile devices, and traditional desktop applications.[[br]][[br]] ASP.NET Web API is a framework for building web APIs on top of the .NET Framework. During this talk, Dave Voyles will use ASP.NET Web API to create a web API that returns a list of people for a simple mobile application we are creating. You’ll have access to the source code and slides as well.

Dave is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, working out of Philadelphia. He was previously a Senior Software Engineer on the Product Dev team at Comcast in Philadelphia, where he was working on Xbox One, 360, Windows 8, SmartGlass, and various web solutions.

Location: Corporation Service Company
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company