Event: Enterprise Xamarin: Tips and Tricks

Aurora Naperville all things Azure, Xamarin, .Net Meetup Group
Wednesday, October 17,2018 @6:30pm


Xamarin is Microsoft’s cross-platform mobile tool set for iOS, Android and UWP. Xamarin is now widely accepted as the de-facto for cross platform mobile development in line-of-business apps. Join us for some enterprise Xamarin tips and tricks involving general architecture, memory management, data persistence, managing development environments, analytics, store vs enterprise deployments, testing, and more!

PDF Slide Deck: EnterpriseXam_ANATAXN2018

Speaker: Robin Schroeder           @RTSchroeder




Event: BeerCityCode 2018 Workshop

Join us for BeerCityCode.com  –  June 22-23, 2018  –  Grand Rapids, MichiganBeerCityCode

Robin and Paul Schroeder will be presenting a 6 hour workshop on Rapid Delivery of Enterprise Architectures

Beware ye of dangers that lurk in “Exampleware” software! Understand how patterns and practices form an Enterprise Architecture stack that adheres to S.O.L.I.D. principles – with a twist. Use code generation techniques to do it! It is time to learn a few new tricks and up your game!

Enterprise Architecture

Beware ye of dangers that lurk in “Exampleware” software! In this workshop, the dynamic duo of Paul (aka Batman) and Robin and will walk participants through the creation of a S.O.L.I.D. software enterprise architecture using Microsoft .NET. Code generation will be demonstrated as a technique that enables instantaneous proof-of-concept development and quick iteration.

Attendees will have their choice of pursuing either a web (ASP.NET) or mobile (Xamarin) front-end.

  • Attendees that want more of a hackathon experience are encouraged to think of their own idea to develop.
  • Assistance creating initial relational database tables to use throughout the sessions is provided, as needed.
  • Those more interested in just the material and techniques are provided with an open source sample database schema to use.

Software Patterns:

Each session covers one or more common software patterns. We will explain why they are important, how to separate the concerns into layers, and how they work together.

  1. Database schema and relationships
  2. Repository pattern
  3. Mapper pattern
  4. Interfaces (Dependency injection and Mocks)
  5. Data Transfer Objects
  6. Web API (RESTful implementation)
  7. Service Provider (Data Service)
  8. Domain Models vs. Data Models

Time permitting and, depending on audience interest, one or more of the following may also be covered:

  • MVC pattern (ASP.NET / Core)
  • MVVM pattern (mobile / Xamarin)
  • OWIN pipeline
  • Security (JSON Web Tokens)

Code Generation:

Participants are provided with a free one-year trial license for the code generation tool that will be used in demonstrations, CodeGenHero. This Visual Studio extension is used to:

  1. Reverse-engineer database schema into metadata.
  2. Auto-generate code in each layer of the architecture, as it is covered.


  • Visual Studio 2017
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of C#
  • Local SQL Server instances (Express, Developer, etc.) are encouraged, but not required. Temporary Azure SQL DBs will be provided, as needed.

The Takeaway

Understand how patterns and practices form a software Enterprise Architecture stack that adheres to S.O.L.I.D. principles. Learn code generation techniques that dramatically improve developer productivity. This workshop helps you up your game, break the Iron Triangle, and become a hero within your own organization.


Event: CNUG Rapid Deliver of Enterprise Architecture – Secrets of Code Generation

Chicago .Net User Group (CNUG) Meetup Posting

Learn how to dramatically improve developer productivity at the start of a project using code generation techniques. Understand how patterns can come together to form an Enterprise Architecture stack that adheres to SOLID principles. Overcome the “It’s too abstract (hard)” or “Too much time” arguments by combining distilled patterns with code generation that results in applications that are more “-able” (test-able, adapt-able, maintain-able) throughout the life of any software system. Paul’s CodeGenHero techniques draw upon his decades of experience and go beyond theory. He will demonstrate how universal rules of software architecture can be applied to radically diminish the cost of design changes. See how publicly-available, open source, foundation classes can be leveraged to meet your own challenges of how to accelerate development while simultaneously maintaining code quality.

In this session:

    • Learn what software architects need to achieve for enterprise applications
    • Define appropriate boundaries and layers to organize components and services
    • Discover code generation principles that can make you a better developer



Speakers: Paul Schroeder and Robin Schroeder

Nik Patel also spoke on the same night about postman. We worked with Nik such that he was able to use our BingoBuzz APIs to demonstrate during his really great talk on Postman.

Develop API Test Suite using Postman
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In a world of API driven development, API tests are crucial to assert working Apis in integrated environments. This presentation will cover how Postman allows creating API Tests with the least amount of effort. We will go through how to,
 Quickly make API calls and inspect responses
 Use environment and global variables
 Write tests using JavaScript
 Create Postman collections
 Add Postman Test suite to CI/CD pipeline using Newman

By the end of this presentation, you will be ready to start using postman as a power user to create E2E API tests for your Apis.

Speaker : Nikunj Patel