After a hiatus that took longer than we'd intended we're back with our November event. As usual we're at Campus North but we've got a change of date - it's a Thursday this month rather then the usual Wednesday.
Building Realtime apps with RethinkDB and Node.JS - Matt Collins
In todays online world, user experience is key. Users expect slick interfaces that are intuitive, informative and engaging. More and more, building apps that update the user in Realtime are becoming an essential part of this experience - and we can see this every day with things like Google Docs, Facebook Notifications, Slack and BBC Live Text.
RethinkDB is a fully featured, opensource, NoSQL database designed to make developing for the Realtime Web easy. We'll talk about changefeeds, clustering and how combining with Node.js can help you avoid some of the pitfalls of building rich, engaging, Realtime Apps to scale and across multiple platforms.
By the end of this talk you be ready to go back to the office and create your first Realtime App with RethinkDB and Node.
Writing your First Mobile Application using Xamarin - Dave Mawer
Dave Mawer is a Senior Developer who has been working at Sage UK Ltd for 4½ years and is currently working on the Sage 200 team enhancing the Sage 200 product suite. His interests outside of work include cycling, following Liverpool FC and writing simple mobile applications using Xamarin.
In this talk Dave will introduce the Xamarin add on for Visual Studio, explain two different approaches to writing a mobile phone and then demonstrate implementing a simple Android mobile application to display data from a Twitter account.