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Since 1999, Red Gate Software has produced ingeniously simple tools for over 600,000 Microsoft technology professionals worldwide. We currently specialize in tools for MS SQL Server, .NET, Oracle, and Windows Azure. Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools that solve the problems of DBAs and developers.
Since 1999, Red Gate Software has produced ingeniously simple tools for over 600,000 Microsoft technology professionals worldwide. We currently specialize in tools for MS SQL Server, .NET, Oracle, and Windows Azure. Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools that solve the problems of DBAs and developers.
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Event: An Evening with Uncle Bob 
We're thrilled to be kicking off the New Year with a fabulous speaker - Bob "Uncle Bob" Martin! Uncle Bob is the author of numerous publications focusing on software craftsmanship including The Clean Coder and Clean Code. He's also slated as one of the fathers of the agile movement. We're very lucky to have him agree to come and speak to the group.

Find out more about Bob by following him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/unclebobmartin) and by checking out his website: www.cleancoder.com

We'll make more specific session details available as we get them, but in the meantime check out this recording of Bob participating in a live .NET Rocks panel session recorded at NDC 2012: ndc2012.oktaset.com/t-6010

If you are not a member of NxtGenUG, you are more than welcome to attend. We just ask you register on the site, to help us to plan numbers and refreshments. Once registered on the site, you can then register for this event from this page.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Region: Cambridge
Location: Redgate
Redgate Software
Newnham House
Cambridge Business Park
Cambridge
Cambs
CB4 0WZ
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Event Breakdown
Jeff Foster Finding the Joy in Legacy Code
Jeff is Head of Software Engineering for Red Gate Software.

Legacy code is often much maligned. No-one wants to work on an “old” code base that’s hard to change, much better to work on a new product, right? I’d like to try and convince you that legacy code can be fun. Underneath that mucky surface, there’s a rich history to explore, techniques to hone and knowledge to be excavated.
Robert C Martin Architecture The Lost Years
Does the architecture of your application tell you the intent of the application, or does it just tell you what frameworks you’ve used. A good architecture screams about the intent of the application and hides the frameworks. In this talk, Uncle Bob talks about the lost years of architecture, about how the web is just a detail, and about the best kind of architecture to use for your applications.
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