Dublin Alt.NET

The first ALT.NET group in Ireland. We will be meeting monthly to discuss issues that interest us in a loose, informal discussion-style environment. All software developers of every stripe are hereby extended an invitation to participate in the discussion or just come and see what all this ALT.NET stuff is about.

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Past events

  • May Meetup - Mobile Mono

    Wed, 23 May 2012, 18:30 - 21:00 in Dublin, Ireland

    Our next meetup is on next Wednesday 23rd May where Jeremie Laval will be talking to us about Mono for Mobile devices.He's going to discuss their platform for iOS and Android devices - MonoTouch and Mono for AndroidThe event is on in the usual spot - the Central Hotel on Exchequer St - on Wednesday 23rd May at 6.30.The event is free as always thanks to our sponsors Beam, but don't forget to register if you plan on attending so we have an idea of the numbers.

  • February Meetup

    21 Feb-21 Mar 2012 in Dublin, Ireland

    For our February meetup, David Walker will be taking us on a tour of RavenDB. He’ll cover the basics of RavenDB, what it is, and how you get started with it, and then quickly move on to discuss how it compares to using SQL and an ORM and some of the implications for how you model and implement you solutions to best make use of it’s strengths.It’s on in the usual spot – the Central Hotel on Exchequer St – on Tuesday 21st Feb at 6.30

  • January Meetup - Calling All Phone Developers

    Wed, 18 Jan 2012, 18:30 - 21:00 in Dublin, Ireland

    We’ve had to change our scheduled January talk on mobile development by James Hughes, as James’s wife is going into labour shortly! We wish them all the best. Hopefully we can reschedule his talk for some time later in the year, as we know there was a lot of interest.In it’s place, we’re going to be discussing Semantic Versioning and Dependency Management. Same time, same place i.e. January 18th, 6.30 in the Central HotelMore details on the Dublin Alt.Net blog.

  • November Meetup

    23 Nov-4 Dec 2011 in Dublin, Ireland

    Many websites claim to be RESTful when they use a pretty URL structure. ASP.NET MVC makes it very easy to set up a website with pretty URLs and return web pages or JSON. But REST is more than simply keeping your site structure clean and returning JSON. This session will go through some simple changes that makes it possible for a an ASP.NET MVC site to make it observe RESTful principles making it accessible both as web site and a web service.

  • October Meetup

    Wed, 12 Oct 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Dublin, Ireland

    On Wednesday the 12th of October we are meeting up at 7pm in the Central HotelFor October we are trying a slightly different approach *Vim the basics, plus a little more..   By Cormac McGuireLast year a programmer friend of mine told me she was using vim to do all her development. Icouldn't understand why anyone would do that to themselves. Surely black screens for coding were for the 80s. Then I learned how to use it.

  • July Meetup

    Wed, 20 Jul 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Dublin, Ireland

    Our next meetup will be on 20th July at the Central Hotel on Exchequer St where we'll be discussing some of the pain points around dependency management, and how NuGet and a little ILMerge can help out.Some topics we'll be covering:NuGet basicsCreating your own NuGet packagesSetting up your own NuGet package sourceCI integrationSemantic Versioning and how NuGet can facilitateLimiting diamond dependency problems with ILMerge

  • June Meetup - Pushing Through The Pain Of TDD

    Wed, 8 Jun 2011, 19:00 - 23:00 in Dublin, Ireland

    Richard Dalton will be talking about how to get started with TDD.If you've ever watched a skilled Test Driven Developer in Full flow it's a thing to behold. They move swiftly and assuredly taking multiple tiny steps in places where you perhaps see only one large step, if you see any steps at all.When the job is done you'll feel like it was all so simple and logical that surely you could have gotten there too, but for some reason it never seems to go to plan.

  • May Meetup - The Projects That Never Were

    Wed, 18 May 2011, 19:00 - 23:00 in Dublin, Ireland

    For the May meeting we were thinking of doing something where everyone participates instead of the usual presentation of a topic.We are going to try a round table pitch from everyone about a project you would have liked to do but never had the time (or other reason) to move forward with. Maybe someone else is sitting with a similar idea.The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 PM on the 18th of May and as usual it will take place at the Trinity Capital Hotel on Pearse Street.

  • JavaScript Unit Testing

    Wed, 27 Apr 2011, 19:00 - 22:00 in Dublin, Ireland

    Sean and Gareth will be walking us through how they use IIS Express and Selenium to unit test the JavaScript in the enterprise application they are working on.

  • March Meetup - Moonlight and C++ Interop

    23 Mar-16 Apr 2011 in Dublin, Ireland

    Alan MacGovern will be talking about Moonlight and C++ interop. If there is some time afterwards we will talk about the private projects we each have that never became the next big thing.

  • February Meetup - Mono

    23 Feb-18 Mar 2011 in Dublin, Ireland

    Our next meetup is the Wednesday the 23rd of february at 7pm in Trinity Capital Hotel, where Jérémie Laval will be showing us how to contribute to Mono. If there are other lightening talks they will just happen spontaneously

  • Irish Open Spaces Coding Day IV

    Sat, 20 Nov 2010, 11:00 - 17:00 in Dublin, Ireland

    The fourth Irish Open Space Coding Day is being held on the20th Of November from 11AMinUCD Campus - School of Computer Science BuildingOSCD WTF?The idea is simple. We (that means you too) get together to write code, have fun and learn from each other.We take an Open Spaces approach to organisation. You turn up with a laptop and a few ideas about things you’d like to show or things you’d like to learn.

  • November Meetup - CQRS ES

    Wed, 17 Nov 2010, 19:00 - 22:00 in Dublin, Ireland

    Hi thereSo our next meet up is in the Trinity Capital Hotelthe 17th of November - 7pmAndrea Magnorsky will be talking about CQRS/ES.An overview of Command Query Responsibility Segregation with Event Sourcing. Based on DDD, Event Sourcing and CQS.We will go through: *an introduction to the principles *a simple example, *advantages and disadvantages *When is not suitable

  • October Meetup - DSLs

    20 Oct-16 Nov 2010 in Dublin, Ireland

    Hi thereSo our next meet up is in the Trinity Capital Hotelthe 20th of October - 7pmClive Foley will do a lightining talk on DSLs, in his own words:Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) are part of every day life for developers. From SQL to HQL, make to ant and XAML to HTML there are literally loads of little languages helping to solve problems.While DSLs are not new, interest in them is rising.

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