Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 6:00pm
Join Michael Brown as he demonstrates a forgotten approach to software design. In this session, we will discuss a fusion of techniques to help developers discover a richer model of a problem domain and apply that model both for development as well as requirements gathering.
Learning this technique will help you become more confident in speaking with stakeholders and help you identify unspoken requirements that the experts might not realize are there.
The topics we will cover include:
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 5:30pm
We all use different patterns all the time, let's talk about them together. The idea is we'll have several different speakers, each talking about a different design pattern along with some code (mostly code).
If you'd like to contribute, and speak about your favorite pattern, just let us know!
Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 5:30pm
*** The meeting is still on, despite unpleasant weather. Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
Professional certification is the best way to show folks what you know and to market yourself as a competent engineer.
Professional certification is a joke, and doesn't give any indication what someone knows, only that they've paid for a course, or used the right answers on a test.
Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 5:30pm
Brian Ball (@myotherpants)
The core of your application is not twiddling bits to make pretty pictures on a screen. It is about doing business things with business objects. Domain Specific Languages allow you to program in a way that make those business objects dance, like sugar plum fairies. We'll cover how DSLs separate concerns and allow for clearer communication with stakeholders. Also covered, how to implement internal (DSLs in your code) and external (DSLs that are parsed) DSLs.
Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 5:30pm
In our industry’s continual effort to find a better way to provide software solutions, Lean software development practices are gaining some momentum.
Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 5:30pm
Shane, Alex, Greg, others, you!
- Google Closure
- Code Contracts
Do you have a topic you want to talk about? Bring it, and we'll try to squeeze you in!
Pizza/networking starts at 5:30 or so, talks start at 6:00.