Shawn Weisfeld

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November 2009 Entries

ASP.NET MVC + jQuery + AJAX Working Together by Ken Byrd @ Dallas .NET UG on 11/12/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: The ASP.NET MVC (Model-View-Controller) platform gives .NET web developers the power and flexibility they need to take total control of their web sites. Say goodbye to ViewState and UpdatePanels and learn how you can use the MVC approach and the AJAX functionality provided by the popular jQuery JavaScript library to deliver truly dynamic and interactive web pages! Bio: Ken Byrd is a .NET consultant and mentor with more than 20 years of experience designing and building client/server and web-based distributed database applications. He has worked with...

posted @ Sunday, November 15, 2009 3:01 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

VSTS 2010: What’s in it For Me? by Jeff Bramwell @ Tulsa Tech Fest on 11/06/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: Visual Studio Team System 2010 is coming – and a lot of new functionality is coming with it. In this session, we will explore new features of VSTS 2010 including an improved installation and configuration experience, architecture explorer and validation, new diagrams, branch visualization, gated check-ins, new testing features, automated builds based on Windows Workflow, new work item features, and much, much more. If you’re looking for an overview of forthcoming features, then this session is for you. Bio: Jeff Bramwell has over 18 years of software...

posted @ Sunday, November 15, 2009 2:56 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Windows Workflow in .NET 4.0 by Jennifer Marsman @ Tulsa Tech Fest on 11/06/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: Workflow is everywhere…think about the process of submitting an expense report, reviewing a document, or taking out a loan. Windows Workflow enables you to easily build long-running, stateful workflows into your applications. I will walk through some simple workflows and demonstrate various workflow-specific controls. I’ll also focus on how this version is different from previous versions of WF. Bio: Jennifer Marsman is a Developer Evangelist in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group, where she educates developers on Microsoft’s new technologies. Prior to becoming a Developer Evangelist, Jennifer...

posted @ Sunday, November 15, 2009 2:53 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Constructing your Data Access Layer around the ADO.NET Entity Framework by Rob Vettor @ Tulsa Tech Fest on 11/06/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: While most enterprise applications are object-oriented, the data upon which they depend is not. Binding these two platforms together can result in significant amounts of lost productivity and a less than optimal solution. Come see how to reduce your development effort by leveraging the many features of the ADO.NET Entity Framework in your Data Access Layer. In this session, we’ll… · Explore the Entity Framework and its related components · Design an Entity Data Model and programmatically interact with it through a variety of examples · Show how to...

posted @ Sunday, November 15, 2009 2:50 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Surface, Windows 7, and untold stories of touch computing by Joe Fletcher@ Tulsa Tech Fest on 11/06/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: Windows 7 will help introduce touch computing on a massive scale to millions of people over the next several years. The Microsoft Surface group was asked by Windows to assist in showing off what touch computing could do, and to present new ways to think about designing applications for those unique interactions. Come hear the story and process of how a few members of the Microsoft Surface team developed three simple and fun, but not easy, applications for the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7....

posted @ Thursday, November 12, 2009 5:55 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA INETA LIVE ]

C# 4.0 by Chris Koenig @ Tulsa Tech Fest on 11/06/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: Come hear about what’s coming in the next version of C#! Released with .NET Framework 4, the C# language has continued to evolve into one of the world’s most popular programming languages. Join Microsoft Developer Evangelist Chris Koenig for a tour of what’s in store for C# 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 including the new dynamic language features, optional and named parameters, and more! Bio: Chris Koenig is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft, based in Dallas, TX. Prior to joining Microsoft, Chris worked as a Senior Architect...

posted @ Wednesday, November 11, 2009 6:31 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA INETA LIVE ]

Dallas DevCares – Dec 11 2009: C# Generics, ASP.NET Dynamic Data & VS.NET Tips and Tricks

By popular request on Dec 11 I will be giving 2 of my most popular talks on C# Generics and ASP.NET Dynamic Data. Then as a bonus just for the DevCares Community I will put together some of my favorite VS.NET Tips and Tricks. You can attend online or in person. Get all the details on there website at

posted @ Tuesday, November 10, 2009 6:43 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET Dynamic Data C# Event ]

$(ready).with(Rachel Appel); by Rachel Appel @ North Dallas .NET UG on 11/04/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: jQuery aims to redefine the way we write JavaScript, and now with support built into Microsoft Visual Studio, you can more easily write client-side scripts than ever before. In this session, you will learn the basics of jQuery starting with downloading and installing jQuery. We'll then move onto topics such as unobtrusive JavaScript, using jQuery wrapped sets and selectors, creating animations, and common scripting tasks. Bio: Rachel Appel has been working as a mentor, instructor, software developer, architect and DBA for nearly 20 years. During her career,...

posted @ Sunday, November 8, 2009 7:12 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA INETA LIVE ]

Tulsa Tech Fest 2009

Thanks to everyone that attended my .NET Generics Talk at the Tulsa Tech Fest today. You can download the code and PowerPoint here, and the recording will be posted to this blog and INETA Live shortly. Developer<T>: Utilizing .NET Generics to write better code Shawn Weisfeld Generics let you tailor a method, class, structure, or interface to the precise data type it acts upon. In this session we will discuss what capabilities Generics provide to you the developer and how to use them in collections, and with delegates. We will also talk about creating your own generic classes and methods....

posted @ Friday, November 6, 2009 9:37 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ C# INETA LIVE ]

INETA BOF’s @ PDC 2010: Attending?

As many of you know PDC is right around the corner, and in a great tradition of community events INETA is running the Birds-of-a-Father track for Microsoft. A BOF is a great chance to talk to other developers and industry leaders about the issues that you are having. So get out of those stuffy presentations and attend a BOF. This year there will be normal day time BOF’s, additionally there will be extra special Lunch time BOF’s and even a super duper “Community Roundtable” BOF Tuesday night. Here is the lineup at the time of...

posted @ Wednesday, November 4, 2009 6:08 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ Event INETA ]

Fortune 100 company seeks ASP.NET/C# Developer: 6 Month Contract in Grand Prairie TX

Email resume to Job Description: The selected candidate will be a key member of a small (4-5 person) team developing enterprise web applications. The focus on most applications involves a web front end to one or more databases on the back end. Most applications involve implementation of user roles/responsibilities as well as work flow. Candidate should be very knowledgeable and proficient in developing robust, user friendly applications in a team environment. The ability to perform fast prototyping is highly desirable as a means of soliciting user feedback and requirements development. Candidate should be able to offer architecture/design recommendations with associated trade-offs...

posted @ Tuesday, November 3, 2009 1:49 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ Job ]

Windows 7 for Developers by Chris Koenig @ Dallas DevCares UG on 10/30/2009

Another in the series of UG presentations that I have recorded for INETA Live. Abstract: Windows 7 enables developers to create distinctive and intuitive applications that significantly enhance discoverability, usability, and sheer enjoyment. New methods of desktop integration put application functionality right at the user's fingertips. New Touch APIs enable natural interactions through multitouch and finger-panning gestures. Rapid advances in hardware and software technology are also driving higher-fidelity user experiences. Windows 7 brings these advances under developer control with new and flexible APIs that take full advantage of the technology, while making it even easier to develop compelling applications. Join Microsoft Developer...

posted @ Sunday, November 1, 2009 8:15 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA INETA LIVE ]

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