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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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Google I/O Extended 2019, Coming May 7!

BravoDoesIO Bravo LT is excited host this summer’s Google I/O Extended. The one-day event will be held at the Grand Rapids Chamber, Steelcase Conference Center on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. We’ll have local talks in the morning, developer talks from Google streaming in the afternoon, and an after-party event downtown. You’ll love this opportunity to be under one roof with the local developer/designer community. Don’t miss your chance to connect, grow, learn, and play!

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Pistons vs Cavs

Friday Night Road Trip! A few of us from #TeamBravo headed south on Friday night, to the Breslin Center at MSU, to see the Pistons and Cavs face off! Since they’ve both lived in Ohio, Ben and Matthew are die-hard Cleveland fans. Ed and Tom cheered for the Pistons which made for a night of light-hearted rivalry between our cheering section of four. Not only do all of us enjoy working together as a collaborative and united team – we have a heck of a lot of fun outside the office.

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Raspberry Pi Youth Computer Programming Camp is Back!

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 fall, 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 September 11 & 12, 2018 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids from 5pm – 8pm.

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