Programming Metro-style Apps Workshop - Edinburgh, 13th September

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Baxter-Reynolds will be delivering a workshop on the subject of Programming Metro-style Apps.

The workshop will be taking place in Edinburgh on Thursday the 13th of September.  The venue is still to be confirmed - it will hopefully be announced late July, early August.

Matthew is an expert in developing on the Microsoft platform and an author of a half-dozen books on the subject.   Matthew is also an occasional contributor to the Guardian’s technology section and his Programming Metro-style Apps in C# book will be published by O’Reilly in November 2012.

Further information can be found here:

e-Commerce Implementation

This just in from the BCS:

A BCS Professional Awareness Course in collaboration with Scotland IS.

Four consecutive Tuesday evenings starting 12th January 2010, 6.30 - 8.30 pm.

Cost: £100 for BCS members and Scotland IS Members, £126 for others (both excluding VAT).

Course Overview

Do you want to know how to set up e-Commerce sites?

E-business varies enormously, but it is possible to learn quite quickly how to set up a website that sells physical or digital products. This course, over four evenings, is aimed at computing professionals with some knowledge of HTML, and leads to you being able to:

  • Identify the key elements of an e-commerce project, some typical business models to support,
  • Identify four technical options for building e-commerce solutions
  • Capture essential information needed for an e-commerce project
  • Implement an e-commerce prototype and estimate timescales and costs to implement a full solution
  • Evaluate e-commerce prototypes
  • Recognise typical pitfalls and trade offs in e-commerce development

Presenter David Oxley leads you through technical challenges such as setting up online shopping carts, secure hosting of digital content, digital rights management (DRM), credit-card transactions etc, as well as covering the broader business and customer issues that must be addressed in successful e-commerce.

The BCS Edinburgh Branch has been running Professional Awareness Courses over the years to give local professionals an introduction to new subjects. The course is open to members and non-members. BCS and Members receive a discount on the fees, as do members of ScotlandIS.

For more details and on-line booking go to:

The course is one of a series of Professional Current Awareness Courses aimed at providing greater access to developing subjects for IT professionals.


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