On August 10th 2010 I attended and presented at the PGH.NET User Group meeting named “5 Guys with Code.” According to one of the PGH.NET leaders tweet it looks like the headcount was 60+
The following are some thoughts and highlights from the presentations.
- David Hoerster (Blog | Twitter) – jQuery Code Snippets in Visual Studio 2010
I presented a feature that is included in SQL Server 2008 and underused by many developers. This presentation shows developers how to pass a DataTable, DataReaders and Lists to SQL Server database objects with only two extra lines of C# or VB.NET code.
As promised below are some reference links
I really liked the jsFiddle.NET tool. It looks like a great tool to mockup some a user interface (more on user interfaces later).
Being addicted to databases I very happy to see that I wasn’t the only one presenting a topic based on databases. Rich did a great job explaining what SQL CE can do and what it cannot do.
Rich blogged about his experience (post includes photos, slides and more)
I have to admit that XAML and I don’t get along well. We had a fling a few years ago. XAML cheated on me and I haven’t been the same since.
Ok seriously, I tried XAML a few times and found it very hard to understand. John did a great job going over the common things that are hard to understand when you get started with XAML. John started with some very basic controls and then built a final example that included all the basic controls.
At this summers PGH.NET Code Camp we had a speakers session where one of the presenters said, “Code is considered legacy code when TDD is not applied.” Eric bowling for TDD example showed how anyone can start developing TDD.