OMAHA .NET USER GROUP JUNE MEETING
Start Time: June 28 2012, 6:00 PM

Posted by beolson at June 21 2012, 11:37 AM

Our next .NET Users Group meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28th, at 6:00pm (food will be provided 15 to 20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting).

Topic:
ReSTful APIs using OpenRastaOpenRasta  is an open source, .NET framework used for creating web applications. While it can be used to write applications similar to an MVC site, it can also be used for ReSTful APIs.  We’ll go through a brief overview of what a ReSTful API is, and then take a look at a basic implementation in OpenRasta.
About the Presenter****Nate Taylor
**I started and stopped writing a text-based adventure game using QBasic more times than I can remember.  What can I say, it’s hard to write a good game when the main construct you know is “GOTO.”  After failing at commercial success in this venture, I decided to continue on in my education, and enrolled in middle school, this lead to high school and ultimately earning a degree in electrical engineering.  I really wanted to design circuit boards, but there was a problem, I suck at circuit design.  
Since that revelation I’ve spent the last 12 years writing software.  I started using MFC C++, then moved to .NET Winforms, and then .NET MVC (skipping classic ASP.NET & Webforms completely.)  My latest forays have been in DB technologies (SQL & NoSQL), ReTFul APIs, and most recently a Ruby application (http://threetasks.heroku.com.) I’m addicted to coding, and fear that I don’t know how to watch TV without my laptop in front of me.

About the Sponsor**
**Infogroup **helps companies increase sales and customer loyalty through its high-value data and innovative multi-channel digital and offline marketing solutions.  Infogroup enables its clients – from local businesses to Fortune 100 companies – to target, connect with and engage their most valuable audiences.   With cutting edge technology and analytics bolstered by our proprietary, real-time Data Axle™ of contextually relevant information on more than 230 million individuals and 24 million businesses, Infogroup delivers the complete spectrum of value-added data, direct and digital marketing solutions. 

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