BRDNUG Meeting: May 14, 2014

May .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Louisiana Technology Park Room 301, 7117 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (map)

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Main Presentation:

Introduction to Functional Programming

– Ross Murray

Functional programming is a style of programming, like object oriented programming. Its focuses include pure functions, immutability, and functions as values. Functional programming’s recent rise in popularity has it being used at companies like Facebook, Netflix and Twitter. In this session we’ll survey functional programming and discuss which parts we can use day-to-day.

Ross Murray is a recent CS graduate from Southeastern in Hammond. He has worked in C# since 2011 at St. James Technologies in Baton Rouge, mostly doing industrial data gathering. He is interested in programming languages, game development and colors.

Lightning Round:

New Features of SignalR 2

– Case Ahr (H&E Equipment Services)

SignalR provides a simple API for creating server-to-client remote procedure calls (RPC) that call JavaScript functions in client browsers (and other client platforms) from server-side .NET code. SignalR also includes API for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), and grouping connections.

Case is a former technical writer turned programmer. He has been a .NET developer for 12 years (since 1.1). He currently acts as the go-to UX designer/developer for internal web applications at H&E Equipment Services — one of Baton Rouge’s largest nationwide companies headquartered locally (across from Women’s Hospital). H&E was recently included in Forbes’ 100 most trustworthy companies in America.

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm: Presentations
7:30 pm – until: Open forum for questions

Louisiana Technology Park (map)
7117 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-218-1100