Change, Opinions, Principles, and Learning – The Journey of a Modern Software Developer
The landscape of software development is in a state of constant change, with new tools, frameworks, and technologies being introduced in an environment of shorter schedules. In this session we’ll take a step back and look at what is driving this change and discuss how we can better position ourselves to thrive not just survive.
Presenter: Rob Zelt Rob is a Principal Software Engineer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a strong background in web, mobile and cloud technologies he enjoys applying his experience to increasing productivity and providing solutions to challenging problems. He's a 5 year Microsoft MVP award recipient, ASP Insider and active participant and speaker in the software development community.
Using Functional Reactive Programming to handle event-stream of values over time provides an alternative to the Observer pattern which produces a series of unique responses to discrete changes in state. FRP is useful anywhere the Observer pattern is common, and provides an elegant way to express computation in domains such as video games, networking, user interfaces and simulation. Once understood, it can greatly simplify your project and code dealing with asynchronous events with nested callbacks, complex list filtering/transformation, or timing concerns.
During this presentation I will delve into the Reactive Extensions from a functional prospective using F#. I will create, consume and compose event streams with Observables and RX leveraging asynchronous computation expression.
You will walk away with the knowledge and excitement of how to use the Functional Reactive Programming approach and how to leverage the reactive programming power to build high-performance and responsive applications.
Riccardo Terrell, is a Senior Software Architect at Microsoft who is passionate about functional programming. He is active in the F# community and started the DC F# user’s group. Riccardo believes in polyglot programming as a mechanism for finding the right tool for the job. He likes to describe himself as a functional guy living in an imperative world.
A user group that brings together .Net developers and technology enthusiasts from around the Triangle of North Carolina.
Membership ranges from brand new developers of .Net, to seasoned practitioners.
Membership is always free and all are welcome.
What kind of Meetings and gatherings do you have?
We meet Every Wednesday!
A Main meeting where locally & nationally recognized speakers present. (2nd Wed)
SIGs (Special Interest Groups) discussions and deep dives that each meet once a month. (1st, 3rd, and 4th Wed)