August Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone that attended our August meeting. We had a great meeting with over 65 people!

.NET Fundamentals – Simplified Unit Tests with Pex (Jim Bears)

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/pex/

MVC 3 & Razor – Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC 3 and Razor (Scott Mitchell)

http://fuzzylogicinc.net/classes/sdnet-mvc3.zip

Don’t forget to check out local events like SoCal Code Camp, SQL Saturday and more by clicking here.

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July Meeting Recap

Thanks to all who attended our July meeting. Below are the links to the speaker slides and sample code:

.NET Fundamentals – Code Contracts (David McCarter)

http://www.slideshare.net/dotNetDave/back2basics-code-contracts

Introduction to Workflow Foundation 4.0 (Scott Reed)

http://www.brainhzconsulting.com/index.php/2011/07/07/intro-to-workflow-at-sd-dev-group/

June 2011 – Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone that attended this months meeting. We had two awesome talks on software testing (can’t get enough of that).

Downloads

February 2011 – Meeting Recap

Thanks for everyone who attended our February meeting! Below is a link to the presentation given by Paul Sheriff:

www.pdsa.com/event/sddotnetdg

See you in March!

September 2010 – Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting last night hosted at the Del Mar DoubleTree hotel. About 55 people attended and we got many compliments on the pizza that was prepared by the hotel.

Jeffrey Hasan gave an excellent presentation on using JQuery and ASP.NET MVC. To download the code for this session, please go to: http://bluestone-global.com/

Thanks again to our sponsor Mitchell International who paid for the entire meeting to be hosted at the hotel, including food!

Feedback

We received some great feedback on the meeting, here they are:

Hey Dave, that was my first .NET Developers UG. Definitely great stuff – enjoyed it a lot and am going to make a point to go to future ones. Thanks – and pass my thanks onto Mitchell. ” – Dave K.

As always, thanks for organizing a great meeting last night (and yes, the non-Domino’s pizza was great… Complements & thanks to Mitchell!).” – Jon B.

Good meeting last night. I wish there had been more time for Jeffery to talk. I am interested in MVC but would like to get some more basic insight into how it is used.” – Doug M.

June 2010 – Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came to our June meeting. Thanks again to  Microsoft for sponsoring the meeting and providing pizza and soda.

Talk Downloads:
For the slides and code from sessions, please go to: http://sddotnetdg.org/meetings.aspx (will be there in a few days)

Planning Meeting:
Don’t forget our planning meeting is Tuesday June 8th @ 5:30! This is  your opportunity to help keep this group going by volunteering a  little of your time each month. Please join us at:

Tio Leo’s
3510 Valley Centre Dr.
San Diego, Ca 92130

Don’t forget to register (for FREE) for the San Diego Code Camp being
held on June 26th and 27th by going to: http://www.socalcodecamp.com/

May 2010 – Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came to our May meeting. Thanks again to Outsource Technical (http://ostechnical.com) for sponsoring the  meeting and providing pizza and soda.

Talk Downloads:
For the slides and code from Kathleen’s MEF session, please go to:  https://sddotnetdg.wordpress.com/meeting-schedule/

Teaching Kids:
Help teach our kids programming by going to: http://teachingkids.org

April 2010 – Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came to our April meeting. We had a large vocal  crowd this month. Thanks again to COMSYS Information Technology  Services, Inc. (http://www.comsys.com) for sponsoring the meeting and
providing pizza and soda.

Talk Downloads:
For slides for How Not to Suck at a Technical Interview (Brad  Cunningham) go to: http://blog.BradCunningham.net/SlideDecks/TechnicalInterview/Technica…

For slides and code for Fundamentals of Databinding in WPF (Paul Sheriff) go to: http://www.pdsa.com/pdsa/event.aspx?et=sddotnetdg

Planning Meeting:
Don’t forget our planning meeting is tomorrow night. This is your opportunity to help keep this group going by volunteering a little of your time each month. Please join us at:

Tio Leo’s
3510 Valley Centre Dr.
San Diego, Ca 92130

Tuesday April 13 @ 5:30

March 2010 – Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended our March meeting. Presentations can be downloaded from:

http://sddotnetdg.org/meetings.aspx

Don’t forget about our April 6th meeting coming up soon.

March Mingle is back this Tuesday night (March 30th). For more info and to RSVP go to: http://marchmingle.com/

If you would like to go to Las Vegas for the Visual Studio Launch event, please go to: http://www.sharepointprosummit.com and use discount code: mccart50

See you at the April meeting!

February 2010 – Meeting Recap

For those of you who missed our February 2nd meeting below is a quick summary.  Be sure to plan for our March Meeting: https://sddotnetdg.wordpress.com/meeting-schedule/

David McCarter kicked off the evening with a .NET fundamentals review of Exception & Event Instrumentation in .NET.  The good news is if you missed the meeting, David posted the slides at: http://www.slideshare.net/dotNetDave. You can also rate his session by going to: http://speakerrate.com/dotnetdave

The 2nd ½ of the meeting was a Preview of Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management by Mike Vincent of MVA Software. http://mvasoftware.com/ For a detailed slide deck Mike put together last year check out http://www.socalteamsystem.org/downloads/A%20Lap%20Around%20VSTS%2020….
Mike indicated that VS 2010 is set to release @ the 2nd Week of April.

Below are a the key points Mike highlighted prior to diving into a live Demo of VS2010 features.

Where is the Team System Name?  It’s gone because you now get it as part of VS Professional or above with an MSDN subscription. Looking for What’s new in VS 2010 check out
*    Microsoft Rangers VS 2010 updates:
http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2010/02/05/new-2010-guidance-fro…
*    Architecture – http://blogs.msdn.com/camerons/
*    Dev & Database –  http://blogs.msdn.com/habibh/
*    Testing – http://blogs.msdn.com/amit_chatterjee/ &
http://blogs.msdn.com/James_whittaker/
*    TFS – http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/
New TFS Features to Note
*  Work Item Hierarchy & linking
*  Improved Agile Template along with updated Process Guidance
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380647(VS.100).aspx
*  MOSS & WSS Dashboards improvements
*  Simplified Reporting
*  Improved Support for Parallel Development (Merge Improvement)
*  Roll Back
*  Build Queuing & Pooling
*  Build Work flow (Build on Windows Work flow 4.0)
*  Gated Check-In (Behind the scenes, will only Check-in changes W/A
successful build.  Build failure will shelf the code and notify the
developer so the rest of the team is not impacted.)
*  Simplified TFS Setup (What took 1 day now takes 1 hour)
*  Ability to Scale out with Web & Data Tiers
*  Greatly Improved Admin Console
*  Project Move/Archive/Restore functions
Team Project Collections – Allow for isolation of Projects
*  Each Collection is its own DB
*  Each Collection can point to its own WSS/MOSS instance
Architecture
*  Layer Diagram (integrated with Build & able to Flag violations)
*  Architecture Explorer
*  Able to Generate Sequence Diagrams on Existing Code

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