September 2017 Newsletter

Thank You Parag Joshi

CINNUG would like to thank Parag Joshi for presenting on "Digital Payments in a Mobile World" in August.

CINNUG

Tuesday September 26th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome James Bender with "Async JS"

Client-side JavaScript development has become more and more popular over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing down. Many developers are making their way from being focused on more traditional platforms like Java and .NET and are learning how to write great front-end applications with JavaScript and frameworks like Angular, React or Aurelia. As many of these developers begin writing more and more complex JavaScript. They are finding that, in many areas, JavaScript is like nothing they have worked with before. One of those areas is asynchronous programming. Many developers find asynchronous programming intimidating, but JavaScript is so dependent on it. The good news is that it’s easier than you think it is.

In this session, you’ll learn why asynchronous development is so critical to creating a great JavaScript application. You’ll learn how concurrency works in a little differently in JavaScript then you might be used to, and see some patterns to help you deal with even the most complex asynchronous situations. You'll see that asynchronous JavaScript is an easy and effective way to create great and responsive JavaScript applications.

BIO:

James has worked as a developer and architect on everything from small, single-user applications to Enterprise-scale, multi-user systems. His specialties are .NET development and architecture, TDD, Web Development and JavaScript. James is a Microsoft MVP, ASP.NET Insider and author of the book "Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD." His new book "Developing SPAs: Working with Visual Studio, Angular and ASP.NET Web API" will be out in 2017. James's Twitter ID is JamesBender.

Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

Immediately following the main speaker and pizza we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

All Things Mobile

October meeting: Our Max Train app is taking shape! We have identified stories and are documenting the same on Visual Studio Online. If anyone would like to join our team, you are welcome to reach out to Parag Joshi Or Bob Kramer. Our goal is to identify the stories, assign points, and begin development with a target completion of end of this year in time for CodeMash. We would appreciate contribution in any capacity , technical or requirements.

Upcoming Regional Events

 

Southwest Ohio Give Camp - Cincinnati, OH, Friday Oct 20th - Sunday Oct 22nd

August 2017 Newsletter

Thank You Sam Basu

CINNUG would like to thank Sam Basu for presenting on "So you want to be a Developer Advocate?" in July.

CINNUG

Tuesday August 22nd, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Parag Joshi with "Digital Payments in a Mobile World"

Apple Pay and Android Pay are now here as are several other methods to pay electronically rather than using conventional means such as check or cash. How do we integrate these in our app and what are our options? In this session, we will look at at an Android app that uses Android Pay to process payments using Stripe. We will take a look at the Stripe backend and also the android pay development do’s and do not’s. We will also look at an iOS app that uses Square to accept credit card payments. No doubt, if you have walked into a store or rented a car, you have seen the Square terminals. We will take a look at the Square reader and walk through the code to interact with a Square app. You will leave this session with an understanding of what it takes to integrate Stripe and Square into your apps.

BIO:

Parag Joshi (@ilovethexbox ) is a Co Lead for Digital , Mobile, Portal and Outsourcing for Cincinnati Business Unit of Centric Consulting LLC and has over 19 years software development experience working on various technologies. He is co director of the Cincinnati DotNet User Group (CINNUG.org) and also director of the Cincinnati All Things Mobile User Group (Catmug.org). He spends his time writing apps and staying current on technology. He loves playing tennis with his 13 year old son and singing with his 7 year old daughter.

Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

Immediately following the main speaker and pizza we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

All Things Mobile

September meeting: We discussed building an application for Max Technical Training at our last meeting. We will continue building that at the September meeting. The application is being built using Xamarin with a FireBase backend. Anyone that wishes to contribute can attend and join our GitHub project.

Upcoming Regional Events

 

Southwest Ohio Give Camp - Cincinnati, OH, Friday Oct 20th - Sunday Oct 22nd

Couchbase Day - Cincinnati, OH, Wednesday Sept 27th - Cincinnati Marriott River Center.

July 2017 Newsletter

Thank You Trey Mayer

CINNUG would like to thank Trey Mayer for presenting on "Getting to know the Microsoft Graph" in June.

CINNUG

Tuesday July 25th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Sam Basu with "So you want to be a Developer Advocate?"

Technical developer evangelism is no longer a role that you have to explain – it is critical to the success of most software product companies. And the craft has evolved over the past few years – come learn the many nuances to be successful. Take away 20 well-accepted tricks of the trade applicable to all developers – with real world evangelism examples and resources. How do you stay humble while making a name for yourself? How do you create a niche, write well, speak well and move the needle? Come be awesome!

BIO:

Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Telerik products. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family. You can find him on the internet.

Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

Immediately following the main speaker and pizza we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

All Things Mobile

July meeting will be merged with CINNUG with a talk on Soft Skills – “So you want to be a Developer Advocate?” by Sam Basu.

Upcoming Regional Events

 

Cincy.Develop(); / Day of Agile - Cincinnati, OH July 28th, 2017

Southwest Ohio Give Camp - Cincinnati, OH, Friday Oct 20th - Sunday Oct 22nd

June 2017 Newsletter

Thank You Joe Wirtley

CINNUG would like to thank Joe Wirtley for presenting on "Building concurrent systems with Akka.NET" in May.

CINNUG

Tuesday June 27th, Max Technical Training in Mason, OH

6pm at our monthly CINNUG meeting, we welcome Trey Mayer with "Getting to know the Microsoft Graph"

We all know Microsoft is continuing to push out new features, services and enhancements almost every week to most of their core offerings. In particular Azure and Office 365. In this session we will take a look at the newly released Microsoft Graph Endpoint, discuss the use cases, capabilities, roadmap and dive deep (with live demos) into the Excel API for .NET. According to Microsoft here are a few scenarios how developers can use the new Excel REST API:

Excel as a calculation service - Developers can now access Excel’s powerful calculation engine with instant results. Excel as a reporting service - Developers gain full access to all of Excel’s reporting features—making Excel an online reporting service within Office 365. Excel as a data service - Excel is also a great tool to store and track data. If your information is stored in a workbook, that data is available to any app integrating with Office 365, making its contents available to read from custom solutions and enabling them to use Excel as the data storage.

In this talk we will take a look at the current Excel REST API end point and look at some of the preview end points for the Excel API. Additionally, we will discuss how the Excel REST API fits in with Office 365 and how you can get started using it today. The last thing we will go over is a hands on live code demo of working with the Excel REST API.

BIO: Trey Mayer Portals and Collaboration Practice Lead, has been with HMB for nearly five years and has extensive knowledge working with organizations to help bridge their business with technology. Mayer specializes in Enterprise productivity and collaboration and has helped organizations of all sizes improve their productivity. Mayer has worked with numerous clients including Fortune 500, Privately held, State and Local Governments, Non-Profits and International organizations. Prior to joining HMB, Mayer worked for a Columbus, OH based startup and founded and sold a technology company. Mayer currently resides on the Executive Committee for Code PaLOUsa in Louisville, KY and DogFoodCon in Columbus, OH.

Pizza and drinks will be provided by our sponsors.

Immediately following the main speaker and pizza we will be holding another CINARC (Cincinnati Software Architecture Group). This session will feature more discussion on topics chosen the night of the meeting. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss issues of software architecture relevant to the members of the community.

All Things Mobile

Date for the meeting will be announced. We are starting a special App Dev effort to build an application and launch in the app / play stores.

At the last meeting a discussion on building a mobile application took place and a few suggestions were put forth. Details are being worked out. Two current options: 1) Build a game app for Max and 2) Build an app for a charity via South West Ohio Give Camp.

Date will be announced soon via meetup messages.

Upcoming Regional Events

Cincy Develop/Day of Agile - Cincinnati, OH July 28th, 2017