Events This Week – November 8th, 2010

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest:

  • PGHDOTNET - Advanced Unit Testing with Mocking Frameworks
    Tuesday, November 09, 2010 5:30 PM, Pittsburgh, PA
    Join Chris Neff and Steven Hook as they discuss some best practices for unit testing, data-driven unit tests, unit testing with mocking frameworks (RhinoMocks, Moq) and integration testing using real code from a console-based game as their backdrop.
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  • HRNUG: November 2010 Meeting
    Tuesday, November 09, 2010 6:00 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    Building Extensible Silverlight Applications with MEF
    Trying to make your Silverlight applications customizable with the potential to be extended by third-parties? Come this session where you’ll learn how to utilize the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) to make pluggable Silverlight components, decouple your applications into more maintainable and testable pieces, and partition your application into dynamically deployable chunks that download on-demand.
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  • CapArea.NET Silverlight: Windows Phone 7 Up Close and Personal
    Tuesday, November 09, 2010 7:00 PM, Arlington, VA
    Windows Phone 7 is here. The final dev tools have been released, and phones will be hitting the streets 1 day before this meeting. In this presentation, we’ll take a look at Windows Phone 7 from a high level, covering the device specifications, Metro UI, and other general features. We’ll then focus on developing for the platform, focusing primarily on Silverlight, and taking advantage of services the platform offers, and what it does not. We will then do a very quick deep dive, showing live code running in the emulator and adding phone specific features together. Ending with a demo of the Ebay Phone 7 application, and some of the hurdles that were overcome on this amazing new platform.
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  • RockNUG Release 4.5
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    Building WPF4 Applications Easily
    by Kevin Jones
    Want to make amazing applications with WPF and do it easily? Then this is for you! We'll demonstrate how to use WPF4 to build rich applications using simple techniques by getting a solid understanding of binding, layout, and events. We'll also look at animations and affects to give your application polish.
    Kevin Jones is a Senior Consultant and Team Lead at Thycotic Software Ltd and an ASP.NET MVP. He is also an advocate for Agile and Lean software development.
    n00b Presentation 6:30 - 7:00 Silverlight Chapter 9 - Jason Fabritz
    Pizza/Announcements 7:00 - 7:30
    Featured Presentation 7:30 - 9:00 Building WPF4 Applications Easily - Kevin Jones
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  • SharePoint ShopTalk
    Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:30 PM, Online
    SharePoint ShopTalk is a weekly discussion where our panel of experts answer questions about SharePoint. No question is too small or too big.
    Join the SharePoint ShopTalk LinkedIn Community to submit questions prior to the event. You may also tweet your questions during the event to @spshoptalk as well via the live meeting.
    We will address questions received during our talk. We look forward to the continued sharing of SharePoint knowledge.
    Audio Call-in Number: (760)-569-0111
    Audio Passcode: 724468#
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  • Webcast: Overview of Visual Studio 2010
    Thursday, November 11, 2010 2:00 PM, Online
    Visual Studio 2010 is a powerful IDE that ensures quality code. Visual Studio 2010 is packed with new and enhanced features that simplify the entire development process from design to deployment. Customize your workspace with multiple monitor support. Create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web. Target multiple versions of the .NET Framework with the same tool. Eliminate the dreaded "no repro" problem with IntelliTrace. Come find out more...
    Discussion points:
    1. Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN products
    2. Benefits of MSDN Subscriptions
    3. Comparison of the different editions of Visual Studio 2010
    4. Test Professional for Tester/Load Testing
    5. Test & Lab management
    6. Team Foundation Server
    7. Licensing Discussion
    Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Project Managers, QA and Business Analysts
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  • RVNUG: November meeting with G. Andrew Duthie
    Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
    Meeting moved to SECOND Thursday this month: Let Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie give you an overview of Microsoft WebMatrix, ASP.NET Web Pages, the new Razor syntax, and IIS Express, and how they fit in with the existing offerings in Microsoft’s web stack.
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  • RSSUG November Meeting
    Thursday, November 11, 2010 6:30 PM, Glen Allen, VA
    Senior DBA Wayne Sheffield presents an examination of how Table Variables and Temporary Tables are similar and how they differ. We’ll also investigate and debunk myths associated with both.
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  • Webinar: Technical Debt
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Technical debt is the cost of putting off good development practices. This debt, must be paid back to avoid the “interest payments” becoming crippling. This presentation will focus on a number of common developer (and project) anti-patterns that can lead to the build up of technical debt in a project and, having identified these behaviours, we’ll look at techniques to firstly quantify and then to mitigate against them.
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  • Altoona Area .NET User Group Meeting
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:00 PM, Bellwood, PA
    Brian Lanham from the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group will be speaking at our November meeting on Smart Business Objects and Reflection (and maybe a little Azure).
    Meeting will be held at Link Corp.:
    Link is in Bellwood, which is about 8 miles north of Altoona, just off of I-99/U.S. 220.
    • Get off I-99 (U.S. 220) at exit 41 (Bellwood Exit), taking PA-865 North (really west) toward Bellwood.
    • Drive 1/3 mile, take your first left onto E Pleasant Valley Blvd.
    • Drive 1/2 mile, turn right onto Stadium Dr.
    • Drive 1/4 mile to Link Corp. (on your right).
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  • Week3 Webinar - BI for the Common People
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Listen to Virgil Carroll, President and Chief architect of High Monkey Consulting as he explores various BI tools and uses.
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  • DCDNUG: Application Life cycle Management with Visual Studio 2010
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
    This presentation will acquaint you with the new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) features that are included inside the new release of Team Foundation Server 2010 and Visual Studio 2010. Team Foundation Server 2010 with Visual Studio 2010 is a true platform for productive, integrated, and extensible software development lifecycle tools that helps software teams by improving communication and collaboration throughout the software development process. Development teams benefit greatly from the integrated team development experience: Version Control, Work Item Management and Build Automation and revamped Testing tools. Enterprises and organizations may also need to use the advanced reporting and collaboration features of Team Foundation Server 2010, based on SQL Reporting Services and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). Come join as a we step through the new ALM toolset from Microsoft and explore how to leverage it to build better software!
    6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Pizza! Beverages! Networking!
    6:45 PM - 8:15 PM Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010- Kevin Israel
    8:15 PM - 8:30 PM Sponsor's time
    8:30 PM - 8:45 PM Raffle for some great giveaways!
    Thanks to everyone for making the October 2010 event huge success with a great turnout !!!
    Spread the word, bring a friend, hope to see you there!!!
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  • DC ALT.NET - Exploring Domain Driven Design Patterns in .NET
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Domain Driven Design (DDD) is a pattern language developed by Eric Evans for
    effectively managing complexity in software solutions. DDD has evolved as an
    approach for conceptualizing your project's problem-space but as software
    developers we are also keenly interested in translating those DDD patterns to
    code. If you have always wanted to know how to get started with using DDD in
    your projects then this is the talk for you -- offering both an intro to DDD
    concepts as well as a look at NET implementations of DDD concepts.
    In this talk we will first begin with a brief introduction to DDD concepts and
    principles for those new to this overall approach and then explore various
    implementation patterns to translate DDD concepts into .NET code. We will
    investigate implementations for Repositories, Specifications, Entities, Value
    Objects, Services, and other DDD constructs. We will also discuss some
    considerations for how to structure your projects and solutions to maximize
    flexibility and manage the evolution of your domain over time. This discussion
    will focus less on offering prescriptive guidance and more on helping the
    attendee understand some of the potential trade-offs that alternate
    implementation approaches can provide.
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  • Webinar: Customizing Team Foundation Server 2010 Process Templates
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Team Foundation Server (TFS) is Microsoft's flagship Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. One of the many benefits of TFS is the ability to customize the entire process to fit your organization. We will start with downloading a process template from TFS and examining the components. Next, we will look at customizing work items and work item queries, source control settings, and reports and the project portal. Finally, we will upload the new template and apply it to a new Team Project, as well as look at process template version management
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  • Webcast: Feature Demonstration of Microsoft Visual Studio
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 2:00 PM, Online
    During this webcast, we will provide a demonstration of technical functionalities and feature capabilities of the following:
    1. Test Professional for Tester/Load Testing
    2. Test & Lab management
    3. Team Foundation Server – Version Control, Work Items, Reporting services
    Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Project Managers, QA and Business Analysts
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  • Roanoke Valley SQL Server User Group
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 6:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
    The Roanoke Valley SQL Server User Group is restarting! Join us at the Roanoke County Public Safety Building for 3 talks on TDE, FileStream, and SSRS.
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  • A Compelling Duo: SQL Server Compact Edition 4.0 and RDLC 2010 for .NET Developers
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 6:00 PM, Charlottesville , VA
    A Compelling Duo: SQL Server Compact Edition 4.0 and RDLC 2010 for .NET Developers.
    Whether your .NET application is a built for WinForms, WPF, WebForms, MVC, Silverlight, or console GUIs, at some point you may require a database for storage and user friendly reporting capabilities. While most applications will rightfully choose to use a full blown commercial or express edition of a database product (e.g. SQL Server 2008, etc.), some application may only need or could actually benefit from, an embedded relational database such as SQL Server Compact Edition 4.0 CTP1. Naturally, the need to display data in a meaningful manner also follows. There are many choices available in the reporting landscape but Microsoft Reports for Visual Studio 2010 (RDLC) offers up a solid feature set for a great price (free), is simple to use even for a software developer, and supports a simple programming model and all GUI types.
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  • Salesforce ( New Features
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 6:30 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Our guest speaker, Peter Churchill, is a Salesforce expert. During his presentation, he will cover some new features of Salesforce and provide some useful demos that can help you to understand the power of platform. This is a meeting you should not miss.
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