Shawn Weisfeld

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Building ASP.NET Apps with Azure by Chander Dhall on 5/15/2010 at Austin Code Camp

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: In this talk Chander will give an overview of Azure and describe some “real world” lessons learned from using the technology. Bio: Chander is the president and founder of the UT Dallas .NET UG. Check him out online at http://www.chanderdhall.com.

posted @ Monday, May 31, 2010 9:11 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Dip Your Toe into MVC 2 by Toi Wright @ Dallas ASP.NET UG on 5/25/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: In this presentation Toi will provide an overview of ASP.NET MVC. She will outline some of the major differences between V1 and V2, and conclude with showing you how to add MVC 2 pages to an existing Web Forms application. Bio: Toi Wright is has been working as a software developer for over 25 years. She has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has been...

posted @ Friday, May 28, 2010 8:41 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

SQL Server Service Broker by Janis Griffin @ SQL Saturday 35 Dallas on 05/22/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: Services Broker can be used to simplify messaging between applications and assist in asynchronous programming by queuing messages and/or events. this presentation will explain how to use the Service Broker services and discuss best practices. A case study will review an elegant way to maintain data across multiple servers and show how to reduce dependencies between related programs. Bio: Janis Griffin has over 20 years of DBA experience including design, development and implementation of many critical database applications. Before coming...

posted @ Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:20 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Power Pivot for Excel by Lisa Liu @ SQL Saturday 35 Dallas on 05/22/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010, is a data analysis add-in that delivers unmatched computational power directly within Microsoft Excel 2010. In the presentation Lisa will provide an overview of the functionality provided by the PowerPivot tool. Bio: Lisa is a Sr. Escalation Engineer with the Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Support Team located in Las Colinas, specializing in Analysis Services performance tuning, MDX, and exception analysis. She has been with Microsoft for 10 years.

posted @ Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:10 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Bad SQL by Geoff Hiten @ SQL Saturday 35 Dallas on 05/22/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: Learn to write (or at least recognize) T-SQL code that consumes hundreds of times more I/O and CPU Resources than optimal code. More importantly, see what the optimal counterpart looks like. Bio: Microsoft MVP Geoff Hiten is a Principal SQL Server consultant for Intellinet. Geoff began working with SQL Server in 1992 with version 4.2 and has used every version since. He specializes in high-availability and high-performance SQL systems. Recent projects include: system upgrades, SQL Server platform migrations, performance tuning,...

posted @ Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:00 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

SQL server 2008 R2: Multi-Instance Management by Prem Mehra @ SQL Saturday 35 Dallas on 05/22/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: In this session we will give an overview and demo of the multi-instance manageability tools and techniques available for you with SQL Server 2008 R2. The team will present the Utility Control Point. You will also learn about the Data-Tier Application Component, which can play a role when you are consolidating at the database level. Bio: Prem. Mehra is a Program Manager with Microsoft Corporation in the SQL Server Development Organization. His expertise is in developing architectural solutions, which exploit...

posted @ Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:19 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Relational Division & Relatives by Joe Celko @ SQL Saturday 35 Dallas on 05/22/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: Relational divison was one of Dr. Codd's original 8 operators and it is very useful. There is Codd's Division, Todd's Division, exact division. These are easy to write with Standard SQL-92. But now we have sequenced clusters whcih are st done with the new ordinal functions. Bio: Joe Celko served 10 years on ANSI/ISO SQL Standards Committee and is author of eight books on SQL for Morgan-Kaufmann: SQL FOR SMARTIES (1995, second edition 1999, third edition 2005), SQL PUZZLES...

posted @ Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:14 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Team System 2008 DB Functionality and Projects by Kristin Ferrier @ SQL Saturday 35 Dallas on 05/22/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Abstract: With VSTS 2008 Database Edition or Suite, one has access to automated data generation, schema comparison, data comparison, and unit testing options. This is a surprise to many people, as VSTS and SQL Server have often just brought to mind source control. We'll cover the aformentioned features and review database projects. Bio: Programmer/BI Developer Kristin Ferrier has over a decade of SQL Server experience and is President of the Oklahoma City SQL Server Developers Group. A few years ago, Kristin...

posted @ Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:09 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Git Workflflows by Jason Meridth @ Austin Code Camp on 5/15/2010

I had the opportunity to record an entire track from the Austin Code Camp this year. Bio: Jason is continuously learning software developer working for Rackspace in San Antonio, Texas. I am currently coding in Ruby while trying to use Agile/Lean methodologies and DDD/TDD/BDD practices. I've also coded in C#, Java, and Python.

posted @ Monday, May 24, 2010 6:21 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Advance Your Debugging Skills with VS 2010 by Rob Vettor @ Austin Code Camp on 5/15/2010

I had the opportunity to record an entire track from the Austin Code Camp this year.

posted @ Monday, May 24, 2010 6:19 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Aspect-Oriented Programming in .NET by Keyvan Nayyeri @ Austin Code Camp on 5/15/2010

I had the opportunity to record an entire track from the Austin Code Camp this year. Abstract: Aspect-Oriented Programming is an Object-Oriented programming paradigm in which secondary level operations are kept separate from the main logic of the software in order to improve the level of separation of cross-cutting concerns. When applied, Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) can improve the quality of software specifically enterprise software that contains a higher level of cross-cutting concerns. Aspect-Oriented Programming can be applied to the .NET development. One of the best frameworks for Aspect-Oriented Programming...

posted @ Monday, May 24, 2010 6:15 AM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Hard Lessons Learned From Being Stupid About TDD by Matt Hinze @ Austin Code Camp on 5/15/2010

I had the opportunity to record an entire track from the Austin Code Camp this year. Abstract: I did TDD wrong for a long time. I cut corners, wrote brittle, unmaintainable tests and caused hours and hours of frustration for other developers on my team. In this session I'll show intermediate to advanced TDD practitioners the mistakes I made, explain why I made them, and demonstrate the better techniques I later adopted. Bio: Matt Hinze works at Headspring, an Austin, Texas-based software consultancy. Matt has been successfully delivering technical courses to software developers...

posted @ Monday, May 24, 2010 6:10 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Going to TechEd 2010?

Everyone should stop by the INETA booth, we will be giving away some great prizes including Best Buy Gift Certificates. Also check out all the BOF’s http://northamerica.msteched.com/Birds-of-a-Feather Especially mine :) Also if you are currently involved in the leadership of a User Group or would like to get involved be sure to check out the Leadership Summit that INETA is having the day before TechEd. http://ineta.org/Summit2010/

posted @ Friday, May 21, 2010 6:39 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA ]

Securing Your Silverlight Apps with Windows Identity Foundation by Jim Lavin on 05/12/2010 at D/FW Connected Systems UG

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Abstract This presentation covers the existing application security features provided by Silverlight RIA Services and how to enhance them with the Windows Identity Foundation. Topics Covered: User Authentication User Roles Integrating Silverlight and RIA Services with WIF Using WIF to provide Claims Based Authentication and Authorization Bio Jim Lavin is a proven professional with over thirty years experience architecting, developing, supporting and managing customer solutions on...

posted @ Friday, May 21, 2010 6:09 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Expression Blend 4 by Teresa Burger @ UT Dallas .NET UG on 05/08/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live Part 1 Part 2 Abstract: Blend 4 - Let's get started with Blend Come join us to learn the Blend UI and see how far Blend can take your XAML projects. We will cover the controls and settings within Blend to give you a basic foundation to move forward from. Although many things will be touched upon in order to show off the gui controls, this talk is not a deep dive into XAML, building complex controls, or live data integration. It is a good foundation for those discussions to follow. Bio: Teresa Burger...

posted @ Friday, May 21, 2010 5:46 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Anatomy of an Application by Stephen Johnson @ North Texas PC UG on 05/08/2010

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA Live. In this talk Stephen Johnson demo’s an application he has written, identifying opportunities for “best practices” for inclusion in your own applications. Stephen works for a property management company (http://www.rsj-services.com).

posted @ Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:27 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Distributed Source Control with Git by David O’Hara @ North Dallas .NET UG on 05/05/2010

Another in the series of recordings that I have done for INETA Live. . .   Abstract: Always checking out the newest shiny thing?? Distributed version control (DVCS) is spreading like wildfire across the .NET ecosystem but is really all that beneficial or is it just hype?? Having worn a tarnish into this tool using it for the past couple of year, I'm going to discuss the benefits and battles of using it in your everyday developer life. We will be taking a look at how Git achieves it's "magic" as well as run...

posted @ Monday, May 10, 2010 6:41 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

Introduction to Behavior Driven Design and MSpec by Latish Sehgal @ Dallas C# SIG on 05/06/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. . . .   Summary You are familiar with Test Driven Development (TDD), possibly already practicing it and getting its benefits. What if we told you that you can do even better? Join us at the Dallas C# SIG for an introduction to Behavior Driven Development (BDD). BDD helps a programmer produce an executable specification of their application's behavior. This talk will introduce BDD concepts and demonstrate how to implement them in .Net using the MSpec framework. About ...

posted @ Monday, May 10, 2010 6:37 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

.NET Rocks Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip: Ride Along

Imagine spending one month driving around the United States talking to user groups. Carl and Richard from the .NET Rocks radio show (http://www.dotnetrocks.com) just finished doing just that. I was lucky enough to accompany them on the Dallas to Tulsa leg of the trip and boy what a journey it was. I caught up with the RV aka the “DotNetMobile”  as they were pulling out of Dallas bright and early on Thursday morning. Walking onto the RV was like stepping back in time to my college dorm room; a trash bag filled with empty bottles and cans, and the distinctive...

posted @ Wednesday, May 5, 2010 5:31 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ INETA LIVE ]

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