Technology Related Links for May 1, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord Series Post #4 I’ve streamlined the categories a bit more. I’m also going to add suggestions that I come across on Twitter. Do you have any suggestions for my link series? Let me know by leaving a comment here. Whether it is additional resources to find links or changing the format – all suggestions are welcome! .NET Languages – C# and Visual Basic An Introduction to Mixins for C# – Justin Etheredge Assigning from Nullable Types … Continue reading Technology Related Links for May 1, 2009

Technology Related Links for April 30, 2009

If you are looking to follow this series, be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed at http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord or my Twitter account at http://twitter.com/jgaylord Series Post #3 Architecture and Design Patterns Agile Project Management – Thought Works Learning the Adapter Pattern – Derik Whittaker SOA – Coupling – Jean-Jacques Dubray ASP.NET ASP.NET for Web Designers – Introduction The Four Pillars of ASP.NET – Paul Litwin ASP.NET MVC AntiForgeryToken in the ASP.NET MVC Framework – David Hayden Video: Introduction to Moq – Alvin Ashcraft Browser Swine Flu Tracker IE Webslice Released – Channel 9 YSlow Add-In Updated – Yahoo! Cloud Services … Continue reading Technology Related Links for April 30, 2009

Technology Related Links – Post #2

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Holiday Challenge – Donate or Help Out

User groups, blogs, and community forums exist because of the community. Our User Group, .NET Valley, alone has received thousands of dollars worth of software, books, food, and more over the years to attract members and thank them for coming to our events. It’s time for us to collectively do our part. Many of my colleagues including Scott Watermasysk and Steve Andrews have already issued similar requests and the response has been great so far. It’s been extremely tough this year for many. A few have lost their jobs, a few even their homes. But much like a user group, … Continue reading Holiday Challenge – Donate or Help Out

.NET Valley Pub Night on November 13th

Join the MSDN Team (Lindsay Rutter, Dani Diaz, and David Solivan) and the rest of .NET Valley for the "Best Wings" in the area. On November 13th, we’ll be meeting at the new Quaker Steak & Lube found in Dickson City. The evening will begin at 6pm. .NET Valley will be sponsoring some Wings and beverages. If you are going to attend, we need you to register as soon as possible so we can give an accurate count to the restaurant. Register today at dotnetvalley.com!

MSDN Freedom Roadshow in NEPA

The local MSDN team (Lindsay, Dani, and David) will be at Scranton University on November 14th all day giving some awesome talks! If you think you’ll be in the area and want to stop by, be sure to register today! For more details about the event, be sure to visit .NET Valley. In addition, the MSDN team will be at .NET Valley’s Pub Night the evening before. Be sure to register for that too!

MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA on November 14th, 2008

Microsoft and .NET Valley would like to invite you to come to the MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 14th, 2008. The event will be held at Scranton University in Room 405 of the DeNaples Student Center and will begin at 9am. A schedule of events can be found below. To register for the event, you can use the link on the hompage of dotnetvalley.com or go direct to the MSDN registration page here. Event Schedule 8:30 to 9:00 – Breakfast and Registration 9:00 to 10:30 – Windows Presentation Foundation Demystified Today’s applications need to do more than … Continue reading MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA on November 14th, 2008

MVC: From Start to Blog

I gave a talk this past weekend at the Philly.NET Code Camp 2008.3. I’ve uploaded my slide deck, project, and a few additional files (used in the demo) in case anyone would like to review again. I was also able to find another way to fake HttpContext. Check out Stephen Walther’s blog post about faking the controller context. He also has a blog post about unit testing the views without a web server. I hope all that attended enjoyed my talk and I look forward to seeing you all again!

Microsoft MVP… Again!

I just received word that I’ve been awarded with the Microsoft MVP award for ASP.NET for 2009. I’ve been a Microsoft MVP since 2003. It’s always nice to receive the MVP award, but it’s even better to see the impact that you have on the community. Six years ago, Northeastern Pennsylvania had no user group. In fact, most developers and IT professionals had no idea that Microsoft had a new .NET Framework. Things have changed. Many companies now use the framework and our user group has expanded to include IT professional and open source content. We’ve hosted events at our … Continue reading Microsoft MVP… Again!

CodeStock coming August 9th to Knoxville

CodeStock is coming August 9th to Knoxville, Tennessee and you should see the speaker line-up! Jeff Prosise will present the opening keynote and Alan Stevens will mediate the open spaces. There’s a ton of great presenters that will be at CodeStock including Steve Andrews, Rachel Appel, James Avery, Jason Follas, Amanda Laucher, Chris Love, Wally McClure, Jeff McWherter, and more! Be sure to check out the agenda at http://codestock.org/Pages/Agenda.aspx and register for the event today! UPDATE: Unfortunately, I won’t be able to present or attend CodeStock due to a prior engagement. Hopefully Steve Andrews and Rachel Appel can still attend … Continue reading CodeStock coming August 9th to Knoxville