March Meeting: Kendo <3 Angular: Two Great Libraries, Together At Last!

Join us and Signature Consultants on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. Telerik’s Kendo UI framework provides everything you need to create great JavaScript applications. It includes a world-class widget library. But in recent years, AngularJS has exploded onto the scene. It has become a popular and elegant framework for creating web applications. Yet, Angular lacks its own built-in widget library. This could have created a nearly perfect match, but when Angular first came along, using it with Kendo UI wasn’t easy. That all changed recently when Telerik added support for AngularJS into Kendo UI, and now the two can finally be together! Jonathan “J” Tower will walk us through an introduction to both frameworks. He will show us how you too can make amazing web applications with AngularJS + Kendo UI.

The meeting presenter is Jonathan “J.” Tower

Jonathan “J.” Tower is a Microsoft MVP, Telerik Developer Expert, and Senior Software Architect with over fifteen years of software development experience in many different industries. He loves the creative and problem-solving aspects of his work, sharing what he’s learned, and building community.

J’s current technology interests include web technologies–ASP.NET MVC, various JavaScript frameworks like Kendo and Angular– as well as cross-platform mobile development technologies like Xamarin or hybrid mobile apps.

Normally you would find J. near his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he organizes a user group, four annual developer conferences, and a GiveCamp. This year, however, he and his family are on a one-year-long road trip around the country visiting the 48 contiguous states.

The meeting is sponsored by Signature Consultants.

Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: Provide our clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. At Signature Consultants, it’s not just about the bottom line; it’s about the people. We focus on the relationships we have with our clients, consultants and candidates. Our motto, “Getting IT Right,” is reflected in every aspect of our company – it guides our decisions and actions and ensures that our consultants and clients always come first. Learn more at www.sigconsult.com.

Please RSVP so we know how much food to order.

Downloads: Slides and Code

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November Meeting: Data Entry Forms in AngularJS

Join us and Signature Consultants on Tuesday, November 25, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro/Mt. Everest rooms of the Charlotte Microsoft Campus. AngularJS, it’s all the rage these days and it’s the biggest thing in the JavaScript world since JQuery. Have you heard of it? If you’re a web developer, odds are you’ve heard of it. If you haven’t, you will the next time you go looking for a job. In this presentation you will learn about something at the heart of most line-of-business applications: creating data entry forms. Come join us and learn about working with data entry form controls, data validation attributes, determining if the user has interacted with a control, determining if an entry is valid or invalid, determining which specific data validation error has occurred, creating client-side business rules, and applying CSS styles to provide a visual indicator of a control’s data entry status. You will also learn where to find more information and additional guidance on taking your next steps on the road to building AngularJS applications.

The meeting presenter is Jim Duffy.

Jim Duffy is founder and CEO of a TakeNote Technologies. He has a BS degree in Computer and Information Systems and 30 years of programming and training experience. He is an exceptional trainer, skilled developer, and has been published in a number of leading publications including CoDe Magazine. Jim’s passion for teaching and presenting, combined with his humorous and quick-witted approach, have made him a popular speaker at international developer conferences, regional conferences, and local user groups. Drop us a line on our contact page if you would like Jim to speak at your event. Microsoft has recognized his contributions and expertise by naming him as a Microsoft Regional Director in 2008 and as a Microsoft Valued Professional (MVP) from 2002 – 2013. You can read his blog at www.geekswithblogs.net/TakeNote and follow him on Twitter at @JMDuffy.

The meeting is sponsored by Signature Consultants.

Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: Provide our clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. At Signature Consultants, it’s not just about the bottom line; it’s about the people. We focus on the relationships we have with our clients, consultants and candidates. Our motto, “Getting IT Right,” is reflected in every aspect of our company – it guides our decisions and actions and ensures that our consultants and clients always come first. Learn more at www.sigconsult.com.

Downloads: Slides and Code

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October Meeting: Typescript+Angular-beyond basics

Join us and TEKsystems Tuesday, October 28, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro/Mt. Everest rooms of the Charlotte Microsoft Campus. As we start move ever closer to the mobile/enterprise horizon, SPAs (single page applications) present an attractive platform for creating new applications in the enterprise environment. How can we leverage architecture proven to work in .NET to create simple, modular functionality client side? This talk will discuss in depth the possibilities with a focus on Typescript+Angular for client side language and framework.

The meeting presenter is Todd Richardson.

I’m an old systems administrator and a current .Net developer. I stay in touch with both sides, and I’m always looking to the future with Microsoft technologies. My current client projects focus on WPF and CSLA with a modular architecture, which I hope to bring to my burgeoning interest in web development. I did get my start in development in PHP, so the web isn’t new, but it’s a different world than it was several years ago. You can follow him on Twitter at @todddotnet.

The meeting is sponsored by TEKsystems.

By working for TEKsystems you become part of our dedicated Microsoft Technologies Practice. Since its inception our Microsoft Technologies Practice has helped hundreds of Microsoft Specialists to find the most ideal job opportunities in the marketplace. Our program at TEKsystems specializes in the cornerstone technologies of the Microsoft stack – .NET, SQL Server and SharePoint. Our team consists of Delivery Experts, in key market geographies, with ties to the most cutting edge work opportunities.

As a member of the TEKsystems Microsoft Technologies Practice you will have access to a Market Delivery Expert that focuses on Microsoft Technology jobs around the clock in your local region as well as across the US. In some cases you will be afforded the opportunity to become a full time employee of TEKsystems and work as a Microsoft expert on our staff or at our key clients. Be sure to speak with your local TEKsystems contact Lindsey Thomka about our Microsoft Technologies Practice and how it can benefit your career.

People are at the heart of every successful business initiative. At TEKsystems, we understand people. Every year we deploy over 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our deep insights into IT human capital management enable us to help our clients achieve their business goals – while optimizing their IT workforce strategies. We provide IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services to help our clients plan, build and run their critical business initiatives. Through our range of quality-focused delivery models, we meet our clients where they are, and take them where they want to go, the way they want to get there. Learn more at www.teksystems.com.

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September Meeting: AngularJS-beyond basics

Join us and Logical Advantage on Tuesday, September 23, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro/Mt. Everest rooms of the Charlotte Microsoft Campus. AngularJS is an amazing JavaScript library with a high learning curve for the uninitiated. Everyone with MVC experience knows about Controllers in that world, but what is an Angular controller? How is it the same and how is it different? Directives are the building blocks of the DOM components of your Angular app. It’s important to know when to use them and how they interact with your app controllers and with their own controllers. You will learn how to create controllers, add directives, and how they interact with each other in a real application.

The meeting presenter is James Huston.

James has been working in web development and application architecture with a sprinkle of Unix system admin for far longer than he likes to talk about. From enterprise applications with PHP and MySQL (yes, used the E word with LAMP) to most recently realtime modern web apps using NodeJS and Angular he has a wide range of experience with web technologies. On top of that he loves to learn and share what he knows with anyone who will listen and a few people who don’t like to anymore. You can follow him on GitHub.

The meeting is sponsored by Logical Advantage.

Logical Advantage is a successful, results-oriented software consulting, application development and integration firm. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Logical Advantage enables enterprise excellence through pragmatic software consulting, workforce solutions and proven application development.

Logical Advantage delivers superior and measurable long-term results for its clients. We are a long-term partner and trusted advisor of choice for our clients and deliver full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) services, from recommending solutions and concepts to implementation to ongoing support. Learn more at www.logicaladvantage.com.

Downloads: Slides and Code (Note: You can view the slides by cloning the repository to your local machine. Then open ..\enterprise-angular-directives-demo\presentation\angularjs_and_scope\index.html in your browser.)

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August Meeting: Business Apps using AngularJS

Join us and Signature Consultants on Tuesday, August 26, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Charlotte Microsoft Campus. Who says writing Line of Business applications are a pain? Who says you can’t have compile-time exceptions? Gone are the days of slinging spaghetti JavaScript code in order to satisfy business requirements. We will look at what it takes to build a simple Line of Business application using TypeScript, HTML5, CSS3, and AngularJS. If you don’t know what TypeScript is but you do know JavaScript, look no further: JavaScript is TypeScript. TypeScript is a transpiler that provides a lot of syntactical sugar for developers but ultimately outputs JavaScript. We will also address designing our applications “mobile first” by using the popular framework Bootstrap. During this talk we will try to cover the following:

  • Project structure
  • Intro to AngularJS
  • AngularJS in a TypeScript world
  • Bootstrap 3, mobile first, and responsive web
  • Hosting your app with NodeJS and ExpressJS
  • Intro GulpJS for build automation
  • Intro to WebAPI for CRUD

This is just the tip of the iceberg but it should give you a good idea as to what it feels like building LOB apps.

The meeting presenter is Matt Duffield.

Matt Duffield has over 15 years working in IT. He enjoys building rich user centric applications. Matt is very active in the community speaking at user groups and code camps. He is the leader of the Charlotte ALT.NET user group. He is an INETA speaker member and has been a Microsoft MVP in Client Application Development. He started working in .NET as soon as it was available to the development community and was also an early adopter of both WPF and Silverlight. He believes good business intelligence (BI) architecture is the formula for a successful software package that looks beyond just data and provides insightful information. He is the co-author of the book: Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards. You can read his blog at mattduffield.wordpress.com and follow him on Twitter at @mattduffield.

The meeting is sponsored by Signature Consultants.

Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: Provide our clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. At Signature Consultants, it’s not just about the bottom line; it’s about the people. We focus on the relationships we have with our clients, consultants and candidates. Our motto, “Getting IT Right,” is reflected in every aspect of our company – it guides our decisions and actions and ensures that our consultants and clients always come first. Learn more at www.sigconsult.com.

Downloads: Slides

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