Melbourne Meeting – October 2019

Monday 21st October 6:15pm.

At this meeting, Glen Kleidon presented his Arpy framework.

Arpy is a framework for creating secure web servers. It uses the same highly flexible, modern approach popularised in NodeJs and .Net Core, abstracting out the server complexity allowing the developer to focus on the business logic.

Glen showed how easy it is to get a basic web site up and running, then to add more sophistication to the site. Authentication and logging is added by plugging in different middleware. Business logic to handle particular requests is simple to link in.

He showed how his project bundling techniques allow all project dependencies to be transferred with the project to a new machine. This simplifies getting a new developer onto a project.

The presentation covered:

  • Brief introduction to the Arpy Documentation – where to find what you need
  • “Installing” Arpy: from GetIt or direct from the resources and how that is different to how things are traditionally installed
  • Creating an Arpy Project
  • How and why to use the Arpy Web Api Project
  • How and why to use Arpy Web Site Project
  • Arpy Middleware

The first half of the meeting was recorded and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPZmFbXWyrc Unfortunately the second half wasn’t recorded.

We started the meeting with a “Public Soap Box” with discussion on various topics. This included some discussion about the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). This was recommended as a good source of articles and tools related to securing web sites.

The meeting was held at the Melbourne Men’s Shed, situated in the Federation Square Car Park building, off Russell St Extension.

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