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Welcome Bravo to the Block

Save the Date You’re invited to Bravo LT’s Ribbon Cutting & Open House Thursday, August 15th, 3pm - 5pm Join us as we celebrate our recent move downtown. Ribbon Cutting at 4pm. We can’t wait to meet our neighbors and catch up with clients and friends! Snacks and drinks provided. Bravo LT, 40 Monroe Center NW, Suite 11, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Youth Pi Camp this August

At Bravo LT, we believe STEM education is key to strengthening West Michigan from the inside out. We’re excited to host another session of Raspberry Pi Youth Camp, this summer, which will give local students (ages 12-15) an opportunity to explore computer programming in a fun and engaging way. The free event will be held on August 12 & 13, 2019 at the Bravo office in Grand Rapids from 5:30pm – 8pm.

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We Moved Downtown Grand Rapids

Our New Location Bravo has officially moved downtown Grand Rapids! Last month we said goodbye to our Cascade Parkway location and (after a few construction projects and a bit of cosmetic work in the new space) hello to Monroe Center. Our official signage is in the works, but in the meantime, we are the dark gray building located at the corner of Division and Monroe Center. More specifically: Bravo LT, 40 Monroe Center NW, Suite 11, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Google I/O Extended Recap

#BravoDoesIO About a month and half ago we weren’t sure Google I/O Extended was going to happen. We met with Dan, Sam, and Dan of the Grand Rapids Google Developer Group and they willingly passed the I/O Extended torch to Bravo. They’ve done an amazing job hosting a spectacular event for local developers over the past 5 years. With 40 days to plan an event of this magnitude, we knew we were pure crazy.

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Getting Started with Nullable Reference Types in C# 8

The next version of the C# language, C# 8, is scheduled to ship in September 2019 along with .NET Core 3. C# 8 brings some pretty cool features to the language. One of the features I’m most excited about is Nullable Reference Types, which enables developers to prevent many of the problems that often come along with null values. C# 8 and .NET Core 3 are already in public preview, so you can give them a whirl right now.

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What is REST?

What is REST? Representational State Transfer (REST) is a very popular term in web development today. REST is used to describe many things, kind of like “API”, and because of that I was very confused by the acronym. The goal of this post is to provide a high-level description of REST in hopes that you will navigate away with a better understanding of the architectural style. What is RESTful? If you have worked on web software, chances are you have been a part of a design discussion where somebody declared, “______ would be more RESTful”.

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