Upcoming Meetings

Meetings start at 6:30pm

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.

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.

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Sponsor: Corporation Service Company


Steve Fabian

This is a 100 level presentation that will introduce you to Angular.js, what is it? why would I use it? and how do I get started?

Angular has quickly become the go-to JavaScript framework for bringing advanced programming concepts to the client side. Data Binding, Dependency Injection, Services, modular code structure, and more are now available to you as a web developer.

If you know nothing about Angular.js this talk will help you understand the concepts and basics of this powerful javascript framework.

Steve Fabian has been developing software for over 25 years in dozens of programming languages. From small utility applications to large scale core enterprise applications used by hundreds of thousands of users. Steve is a member of the DotNetNukeCore Development Team and Project Trustee, the leading Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft ASP.NET, as well as the Project Lead for the DotNetNuke Repository Module and the Module Release Tracker Process. Steve is also an 8-time Microsoft MVP in the ASP.NET category.

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


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

Last Meeting


Andy Schwam
Continuous Integration and Automated Web Deployments Made Easy with Visual Studio and TFS

One of the biggest problems with software deployments is human error. The best way to solve that problem is to take humans out of the equation. It turns out, this is not as hard as people think. With Visual Studio and TFS, you can easily set up continuous integration, automated builds, and automated deployments and I will show you how to get it done.

Andy Schwam is a Microsoft C# MVP and a Technical Architect at Global Indemnity where he builds web applications with ASP.Net MVC and of course, C#. For several years he’s been designing and delivering testable systems with patterns like Dependency Injection, Single Responsibility and more. He has delivered many web based, data driven applications throughout his professional career. Andy is an experienced speaker and trainer and has spoken at a variety of user groups and events, presenting a variety of topics. He has been creating software applications since 1999.

Location: Corporation Service Company
Sponsor: Corporation Service Company