Norfolk Developers March 2016 Update

The first bit of good news is that the JavaScript workshop was a huge success and you can read more about it and some of the future plans for Norfolk Developers here: http://development3.smellyrabbit.com/javascripting-across-the-universe/ Another piece of good news is that the NorfolK Developers breakfast with John Beer of the Centre for Advanced Knowledge Engineering on Wednesday [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:44+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Event, Languages, Our Team|0 Comments

Event: Building Serverless Applications with AWS & Hackathon 101 – Lessons Learnt

What: Building Serverless Applications with AWS & Hackathon 101 - Lessons Learnt When: Wednesday 13th April 2016, 6.30pm to 9.30pm Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/229484964/ Ian Massingham of AWS returns to Norfolk Developers to give his cancelled NorDevCon 2016 session. Building Serverless Applications with AWS Ian Massingham (@IanMmmm) It [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:44+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Event, Languages|0 Comments

JavaScripting across the universe

I’ve been using JavaScript reluctantly on and off for years. I’m currently working on a project that is highly dependant on JQuery based, handwritten JavaScript. Just as Rupert described in this workshop, I am one of the world’s copy-and-paste JavaScripters, so I thought it was about time I looked at it more closely to see [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:44+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Code, Event, Languages, Our Team, Review|0 Comments

nor(DEV):con breaking down age barriers

NorDevCon 2016 was yet another resounding success for Norfolk Developers. With an impressive array of speakers and workshops we had more attendees than any previous year. This year, for the first time, we had students and teachers attending from some of the local schools and academies as well as the usual range of techies and [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:44+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Case Study, Code, Event, Languages, Our Team, Review|0 Comments

SQL Workshops are coming back to Norwich – have your say.

On 19th January this year Norfolk Developers ran the ‘An introduction to working with a relational database using SQL’ workshop. We would like to know what sort of follow-up SQL workshop(s) you would be interested attending. We’re also intending to run the same beginners workshop again, so if you’re interested in attending, please join: norfolkdevelopers.com [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:44+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Code, Event, Languages|0 Comments

Testing Private

A friend and former colleague of mine, Chris 'Frankie' Salt, recently popped up on Facebook messenger and asked me a question: “I wonder if you'd mind answering a Java question for me? It's more of a best practices thing. So, encapsulation vs availability of methods for testing. Splitting your code into functions makes it a [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:45+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Case Study, Code, Languages, Our Team|0 Comments

Case Study: Sports for Schools

Sports for Schools run athlete-led physical activities events to inspire children to participate in more sport, raise money for PE equipment in schools (over £1.75m to date), and support GB and Olympic athletes financially. They partner school groups with athletes to motivate and encourage children to enjoy being active and boost confidence. The company’s current [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:45+00:00 February 20th, 2016|Case Study, Code, Languages, Our Team|0 Comments

Time to embrace multiparadigm languages

I enjoyed reading Ben Walpole’s piece on Linkedin, In Defence of OOP. Ben is absolutely right, object oriented programming (OOP) is getting a bad press in the shadow of the latest golden hammer, functional programming. What I believe Ben is really saying is that you should use the right tool for the right job. When [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:45+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Case Study, Code, Languages|0 Comments

The first ever Norwich Health Hackathon

Save the date: Hacking Health, Saturday 12 March 2016 The first ever Norwich Health Hackathon Norwich’s first ever health hackathon will take place on Saturday 12 March 2016 at the Norwich Research Park. The 12-hour collaborative event will see the region’s leading health and technology professionals come together to generate innovative solutions to some of [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:45+00:00 February 7th, 2016|Code, Event, Languages, Our Team|0 Comments

Come and learn about Conway’s Law

Workshop: An Exploration of Symbiotic Design Practice When: 10am to 4.45pm, Thursday 25th February, 2016 Where: NorDevCon, The Kings Centre, Kings Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH How much: £20 Tickets: http://nordevcon2016.eventbrite.co.uk Decades ago, Melvin Conway coined what is now called Conway’s Law: “organizations which design systems … are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:05:45+00:00 February 7th, 2016|Code, Event, Languages|0 Comments

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