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  • Mining the Social Web with Gary Short

    Thu, 23 Jun 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    With so much customer interaction happening on social web sites right now, companies need to know what kind of information they can extract from them. In this presentation, I’ll show you how to find out such information as: where you customers are, what they want, what they think of your products and who are the influencers in the network.

  • Parallel... Parallelise... Pallar... Doing stuff at the same time in .NET 4.0

    Thu, 21 Apr 2011, 18:00 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The Talk.NET 4 has some very nifty features to aid the creation of multiple threads of operation. In this talk I'll be introducing those features and demonstrating what they can do for you, how you can benefit... And importantly, what you shouldn't do if you want to maintain your sanity.The VenueWe are meeting in Room M402 on the 4th floor of the George Moore Building at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA.

  • Being Dynamic With Ruby

    Thu, 24 Mar 2011, 18:00 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    This month we have a bit of Ruby for you with Colin Gemmell.The TalkIt should come as no surprise that Ruby is a dynamic language but do you know how to use this to you advantage. In this talk we will look at how to use Ruby’s dynamic nature to keep you code DRY, write less code and make your code easier to maintain. As a final example we will see how to use these same tricks how to create a simple DSLThe SpeakerColin Gemmell is a Web/Application Developer from Glasgow.

  • A guide to installing Google Analytics

    Thu, 17 Feb 2011, 18:00 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Scottish Developers would like to welcome a new speaker to the floor, Jarrod McGuire who has very kindly agreed to talk on installing Google Analytics.The Talk This session will focus on sharing the experiences had while installing Google Analytics in various configurations, and some of the pitfalls, tips and tricks involved. We will cover basic installs leading up to more advanced topics such as cross-domain tracking – all using the new GA syntax.

  • What's new in ASP.NET MVC 2.0 & 3.0

    Thu, 20 Jan 2011, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    We're back! It's been a while since our last event but after an unexpected hiatus, we have resumed our regular evening sessions.The TalkASP.NET MVC has been making waves over the past 2 years within the ASP.NET community and quite rightly so with features such as promoting separation of concerns, strongly typed views and a great routing system but it doesn't stop there. ASP.NET MVC 2.

  • Web Application Testing With Selenium

    Tue, 10 Nov 2009, 18:30 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The TalkTesting is a fundamental part of the development process regardless of how you approach it however GUI's have always been trickier to test and web based UI's are some of the hardest. JavaScript, AJAX and browser compatibility are all things that make web UI functionality quite difficult and time consuming to test. Enter Selenium, a web application testing framework which makes the creation and automation of complex web user interface tests a joy.

  • Advanced TDD - An Introduction to Testing Patterns and Behaviour Driven Development

    Tue, 13 Oct 2009, 18:30 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The TalkThere is more to doing TDD well than just Red-Green-Refactor, and creating a maintainable test suite as well as maintainable production software is vital. In this presentation we will look at common testing patterns, techniques and tools that can help make maintaining the test suite easier. From Shared Fixtures to Stubs and Mocks, we will take a look at common patterns that have been proven to work and the tools that help you take advantage of them.

  • Credit Crunch Code – Time to Pay Back the Technical Debt

    Tue, 8 Sep 2009, 18:30 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    The TalkTechnical debt is the cost of putting off good development practices. This debt, must be paid back to avoid the “interest payments” becoming crippling. This presentation will focus on a number of common developer (and project) behaviours that can lead to the build up of technical debt in a project, and together we will discuss and collaborate on methods to mitigate against them.The Speaker

  • Your Application in Pieces – MEF and MAF

    Tue, 23 Jun 2009, 18:30 - 20:30 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Kathleen Dollard will be talking about the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) and the Managed Add-in Frameworkd (MAF) Talk Description Decoupling portions of your application has tremendous payback during both development and maintenance. Your application becomes more testable and flexible and can more easily evolve to meet changing demands. Decoupling your application also allows a new level of partnership with external groups because you can safely incorporate their code in your applicat...

  • An Insight into Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Magic

    Tue, 12 May 2009, 19:00 - 21:00 in Glasgow, United Kingdom

    This is a cross technology talk and is suitable for anyone with an interest in the design and development of websites. Abstract In this talk, Michael Briggs (SEO guru) will discuss the art and science of improving the visibility of your clients websites in the major search engines. Do you know how to make sure your website gives the search engines the information they need to maximise your ranking potential? Do you know your canonical meta tag from your keyword density? Genuflect to the Googl...


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