Ken Rimple’s talk on GraphQL for BarCamp Philly 2019 covered the query language, clients and servers, and some thoughts about application of the API.
This is a monthly roundup of dev groups, meetups, and other special events happening in and around Philly’s tech community.
Stuck on Windows but love Linux? You’ve probably tried everything: sprays, powders, running virtual machines, WSL 1.x. But now on the horizon there’s WSL 2.0, which hosts a full Linux Kernel in your running Windows instance and allows you to run things like Docker. Ken discusses his experiences with WSL 2 and provides some getting started resources.
Setup If you plan on following along you should have installed Docker and it should be running on your computer. Make sure you’ve created a free account on Docker and signed into it with docker login from your command line. A quick call to docker run alpine echo ‘hi there’ should verify that the engine is up and running … Read More
In this episode, host Ken Rimple talks to Chris Baglieri of BlackFynn on the company’s work in health research-related data science. He discusses how he and his team aids researchers who are attacking Parkinson’s disease and other disorders. They’ve been doing the deep genetic research that has benefitted cancer research over the past two decades. … Read More
In this episode, Chariot’s Ken Rimple speaks to upcoming Philly ETE speaker Rob Napier, author of the RNCryptor encryption format and co-author of iOS Programming, Pushing the Limits. They discuss the evolution of the Swift language. His talk, Generic Swift: It Isn’t Supposed to Hurt, covers how to properly develop code using Generics in Swift. … Read More
Overview Carol Nichols is a Rust core team member who consults and trains Rust in Pittsburgh, PA. She is speaking at Philly Emerging Tech 2019 – her talk is Rust, a Language for the Next 40 Years. Carol got involved in Rust when she was working on tuning Ruby application and wrote some C routines … Read More
Let’s say you’re an Enterprise developer moving over to Single Page App development, and you have a whole pile of old Java apps to enable. One of the best platforms for Java-based development is Spring Boot, and it just happens to support REST.
Much excitement surrounds Java’s younger sibling language in the JVM, Kotlin. Whether one is looking for type inference, the Elvis operator, or extension methods, this language might provide just the right tool for the job. Come learn about Kotlin and it’s features, how it stacks up against Java, and pick up some tips and tricks for getting started.