Ah, I would love to be there. My French is very rusty now - I learned it while I lived in Luxembourg and still love to holiday in France. The last time I was there would be last April when I brought the family to visit the Somme.
"WPF has many lovers. It's a veritable porn star!" - Josh Smith
As Braveheart once said, "You can take our freedom but you'll never take our Hobnobs!" - Martin Hughes.
I'll be in Berlin from the 10th to the 12th of November, for the Tech-Ed expo. Anyone got a couch they'll be willing to let me surf for those two nights, 10th and 11th? It's taken me forever to get this my first expo out of my boss, and he's quite adament on yours truly picking the cheapest hotel, so I thought I'd surprise him with a 0$ hotel bill Well, that and I'd like to try a different way of travelling this time, learning from the locals.
I'm easy-going and not one to get in your face about politics, I won't stay up all night and it's not in me to complain about every little thing I may or may not feel is wrong with the countries I visit. I can't offer money in exchange for your hospitality, but I'm a movie buff and would love to pay a visit to the IMAX or local movie theater on one of the evenings in question.
In June we have two evening events with Kathleen Dollard. Kathleen is the Chief Technologist for AppVenture (www.appventure.com) where she leads the application generation efforts. She has been a Microsoft MVP for 11 years and is a member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau. Kathleen has worked extensively with application code generation and is the author of Code Generation in Microsoft .NET (from Apress). She has published numerous articles on a range of .NET technologies and writes the monthly column “Ask Kathleen” in Visual Studio Magazine (www.visualstudiomagazine.com). Kathleen is also active in the Northern Colorado .NET SIG, Denver Visual Studio User Group, Northern Colorado Architect’s Group, and IASA Denver.
Decades after object orientation design altered programming, it’s still evolving, and we’re still learning to use it better. Many changes in the tools we use and how we write applications affect the approach we take to OOD. Some of these changes relate to architecture where new approaches like SOA and the layering revolution behind Silverlight alter the place of traditional OOD within the bigger picture of architecture. Other changes are language improvements that alter the very meaning of the phrase “object” from a design point of view. While touching on architecture, this talk focuses primarily on the effect of language features like generics, extension methods, delegates/lambda expressions, partial classes/methods, reflection, anonymous types, and declarative programming. I’ll the growing role of interfaces as a contractual base in block based development and show a roll your own example of dependency injection so you understand this basic technique more often accessed through a tool. You’ll come away ready to leverage new features while retaining solid overall design.
Decoupling portions of your application has tremendous payback during both development and maintenance. Your application becomes more testable and flexible and can more easily evolve to meet changing demands. Decoupling your application also allows a new level of partnership with external groups because you can safely incorporate their code in your application without recompiling or releasing source code. Microsoft has exposed different provider models in many areas of the framework and libraries, and this year has moved toward consolidating its efforts at decoupling with the Managed Extensibility Framework, or MEF. This tool differs from an IoC container because its focused directly at simplifying the extension of applications and focuses at extensibility, discover, and composition. The underlying engine can support Microsoft efforts like Visual Studio and your own applications. MEF comes up short when you encounter isolation and versioning issues, such as wanting that external code to run in its own AppDomain. The Managed Add-In Framework, or MAF, focuses on these problems and the significant complexity they bring with System.AddIn namespace of .NET 3.5. You’ll learn more about architecting applications in pieces and the sweet spot of using MEF and MEF together. You’ll leave ready to evaluate the role of MEF and MAF in your applications.
I'll be heading to Tehran along with my father in about 10-14 days time and will be there for about 4-5 days. I still don't have exact dates and I'll be accompanying my father on business but I will have time to meet some of the Iranian CPians
The SSWUG has conferences April 22,23,24 2009. This is a great opportunity because the conference is virtual, so no travel expenses, and has excellent presenters. Get your training done, stay at home (or wherever you have internet access), learn from experts, and save some $$.
There are 4 conferences. Read more with the links below
Those given links are good and informative. I had attended a Virtual Conference before. Its a Cloud Computing Virtual Conference 2009, Which is the global cloud computing event, covering latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. It is the Annual Virtual Conference on Cloud Computing! It is hosted online March 23-25, 2009. http://cloudslam09.com[^]
Virtual Conferences would be very helpful for my career. Thats why I am often attending virtual conferences. Recently I attended a virtual conference, which is a cloud computing conference as well. I gathered a lot of information from that. It is the 2nd Annual Virtual Conference which was hosted online March 23-25, 2009 by http://cloudslam10.com