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LANUG Meeting Wednesday October 13th – Chris Eargle – Secrets of a .NET Ninja

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Wednesday, October 13th 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Biography
Chris Eargle is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – C# and INETA Community Champion from Columbia, SC, USA. He has designed and developed several enterprise and open source applications, and he runs the local .NET User Group: the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild. He is a frequent guest of conferences and community events promoting best practices and new technologies. His blog, kodefuguru.com, has been featured on ASP.NET, MSDN, and Reddit. Chris is the co-author of Under the Hood of .NET Memory Management, to be released December 2010.
Secrets of a .NET Ninja
In my years developing C# applications, I have seen techniques both good and bad. I will demonstrate those that are good, rant against those that are bad, and reveal those unknown to many. Whether a novice or a seasoned coder, you will find something useful, or perhaps even wicked, that you can do with C# and the .NET Framework.

SWAG Sponsor: Telerik (http://www.telerik.com/)

Location: ITT 3100 Cottage Hill Road Mobile, AL 36606

If you are interested, here are some other happenings in the Mobile, AL area:

 

Thank you,

Ryan Duclos

Twitter: @rduclos
Lower AL .Net User Group – President
Pensacola SQL Server User Group – Event Coordinator
SharePoint Mobile – Co Founder

 

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October 7, 2010 at 3:19 am

Posted in LA.Net

LANUG Tuesday, July 20th Meeting – Introduction to Windows Azure – Ryan Duclos

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Tuesday, July 20th 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Session Abstract:
During this session we’ll explore an introduction to Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure cloud platform. Covered will be basics of the cloud dev tools, a look at Table, Blob, and Queue storage, and a dive into some of the specifics of SQL Azure.
Ryan Duclos is a Senior Technical Consultant for Perficient, Inc. (PRFT), where he is passionate about Microsoft development utilizing the .Net Framework and SQL Server technologies. He lives and works in LA (Lower Alabama!) and loves spending time with his family, as well as being a Community Influencer for Microsoft. Ryan can often be found at regional events as both a speaker and an attendee. He has been working with Microsoft Technologies since 2000, and is well known in the Microsoft community as a skilled presenter, as well as being highly involved in building technical communities around Microsoft Technologies. Ryan is the President of the Lower Alabama .NET User Group and is also involved with the Pensacola SQL Server User Group. In addition Ryan is a frequent speaker at numerous Code Camps, SQL Saturday & User Group events.

Location: ITT 3100 Cottage Hill Road Mobile, AL 36606

If you are interested, here are some other happenings in the Mobile, AL area:

Thank you,
Ryan Duclos

Twitter: @rduclos
Lower AL .Net User Group – President
Pensacola SQL Server User Group – Event Coordinator
SharePoint Mobile – Co Founder

Written by rduclos

July 16, 2010 at 3:05 am

Posted in LA.Net

LANUG Tuesday, July 6th Meeting – Testing ASP.NET Applications with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate – Steve Andrews

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Steve Andrews has added Mobile to his Geek Road Trip (http://geekroadtrip.com).

Session Abstract:
Testing web applications has always been a manual and tedious process. With Performance Tests in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, automated web testing is now a reality. In this session, we’ll look at created Web Tests and configuring parameters and database driven testing. We’ll also look at performance testing your web applications to find and squash performance issues.

Speaker Bio: http://www.platinumbay.com/about.aspx
Steve Andrews is an independent consultant, INETA speaker, and Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM. He has been working in technology for over ten years focusing on custom application development and Application Lifecycle Management. Steve is also Microsoft and IBM certified and a community fanatic having led sessions at nearly 100 events across North America. When he’s not developing software solutions or engaging with the community about software technology, Steve is a closet singer and songwriter and plays the guitar and keys. Occasionally, Steve even gets to sleep. Occasionally.

Sponsor: Morrison Management Specialists (http://www.iammorrison.com/)

Location: ITT 3100 Cottage Hill Road Mobile, AL 36606

If you are interested, here are some other happenings in the Mobile, AL area:

Thank you,

Ryan Duclos

Twitter: @rduclos
Blog: http://rduclos.wordpress.com
Lower AL .Net User Group – President
Pensacola SQL Server User Group – Event Coordinator
SharePoint Mobile – Co Founder

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July 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Posted in LA.Net

Building Dynamic Applications with LINQ – Jim Wooley

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Tuesday, May 18th Meeting – Building Dynamic Applications with LINQ – Jim Wooley

Speaker Bio: Jim Wooley (http://www.thinqlinq.com/)
Jim Wooley is a frequent speaker, member of the INETA Speaker Bureau, MVP, and author of “LINQ in Action”. He is always striving to stay at the forefront of technology and enjoys the thrill of a new challenge. He has been active evangelizing LINQ since it’s announcement in 2005. Jim has actively helped to guide Microsoft through Software Design Reviews with product teams and is an active Microsoft Data Programmer Insider and Visual Basic Insider. In addition to speaking at numerous user groups and code camps in 7 states, Jim has presented at VSLive, DevWeek, DevLink, CodeMash, product launch events, MSDN conferences, and TechEd.

Event Abstract:
A number of technologies have been released in recent years which make building data driven applications easier. Starting with the declarative data models in LINQ and the Entity Framework, we are now able to build more dynamic applications quicker and easier than ever before. Building on top of LINQ, we now have the ability to present data dynamically through services (using ADO.Net Data Services), web applications (using ASP.Net Dynamic Data and enhancements to WebForms and MVC), client applications (through the WCF RIA Services) and external tools like Excel PowerPivot. In all of these, we can consume our data models the way we need to rather than by needing constantly modify our external contracts (in terms of Stored Procedures or service contracts). The capabilities we have available to us are not limited to the base scaffolding, but allows for significant customization as necessary for our particular business needs. In addition, we can reuse our underlying models to enforce business requirements while retaining these dynamic capabilities.

When: Tue, May 18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Mobile Information Technology (MIT) 651 Church St. Mobile, AL

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May 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Posted in LA.Net

Why You Should Care About Dependency Injection – Jeff Barnes

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LANUG Meeting – Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:00 PM

Speaker: Jeff Barnes (http://jeffbarnes.net/blog)
I’m a passionate software developer and advocate of the Microsoft .NET platform.  In my opinion, software development is a craft that necessitates a conscious effort to continually improve your skills rather than falling into the trap of complacency.  Currently, I work as a .NET Software Craftsman for DAXKO, a leading provider of operations and financial management solutions for member-centric nonprofits.  I’m also a three time Microsoft MVP in Connected Systems.

Topic: Why you should care about Dependency Injection

Summary: Terms such as Inversion of Control, Dependency Injection, and IoC Containers have become increasingly common in the world of .NET development.  However, many developers are still wondering what’s the big deal?  Are you curious what these terms actually mean?  Would you like to know why the concepts are important as well as how and when to apply them?  If so, please join me for this practical and interactive code focused presentation to learn how you can greatly reduce the coupling of your code and increase the flexibility of your application by leveraging these concepts.  The StructureMap IoC Container will be used as a reference for this presentation, but the concepts are applicable to your container of choice.


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March 19, 2010 at 3:09 am

Posted in LA.Net

Alabama Code Camp 8, 1/23/2010 @ University of South Alabama

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January 15, 2010 at 2:56 am

T-SQL – Common Table Expression (CTEs)

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Speaker: Ryan Duclos (http://rduclos.wordpress.com/)
LANUG Meeting – Tuesday, November, 10 2009 6:00 PM
Topic: T-SQL Common Table Expressions (CTEs)
Do you need recursive queries, do you want your T-SQL to be easier to read and maintain? Come checkout the presentation.
Location: ITT

Hello All. I just wanted to extend an invitation to our next meeting. Please RSVP to rduclos@gmail.com if you plan on attending. If you or your company would like to sponsor an event please reply and let me know.

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November 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm

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