Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) services mean that the days of needing to design, develop, test, and deploy your own mobile backend are in the past. The usual set of BaaS features are data storage, authentication, and triggering push notifications.
In this presentation Mike Thomas will explore Microsoft's BaaS offering, Windows Azure Mobile Services. They will demonstrate how to utilize data storage, authentication and push notification features offered by Azure Mobile Services in your Android apps.
In this meetup, we are going to take a closer look at IBM's offering the Machine learning space -> IBM's Watson. Rich Y Edwards from IBM will give a run through of it and answer any questions you have. This will be a developer/api focused talk.
BrightstarDB is an open source, cross-platform .NET NoSQL database that can run as either a server or embedded in your application. It stores data as objects in a schemaless RDF (Resource Description Framework) triple store, implements the SPARQL query language, both W3C standards for Linked Data and the Semantic Web. But fear not, it can also be queried using LINQ and strong typing and there is even Entity Framework support with change tracking.
Speaker Bio: Ian Cillay is a Senior Software Engineer for Applied Information Sciences in Raleigh, Delivery Lead for Cary's Code for America brigade, co-organizer for Triangle Open Data Day, and a frequent speaker at local technical events. He is so serious about programming that he won't consider any laptop where the keyboard requires a Fn key to access Home and End.
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)