This year’s Øredev will definitely improve your efficiency working with the .NET platform. By revisiting current technology such as WCF, LINQ, ASP.NET and WPF with new insights and experience will benefit your current projects. This combined with sessions on the upcoming .NET framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010, spanning from desktop clients to cloud computing, will prepare you for a more efficient today and tomorrow.
The .NET track will feature well known speakers from both the Microsoft and non-Microsoft communities as well as the .NET blogosphere. With such great contributors as Scott Hansleman, Julie Lerman, Juval Löwy, Oren Eini among others will truly make Øredev a source of inspiration. There will plenty of opportunities for the .NET developer to share knowledge with speakers and attendees in chalk talks, lightning talks, BoF’s, workshops and tutorials throughout the conference.
Now that Silverlight 3 is available, learning all the new features can be a chore. In this talk I will walk through all the new features and show you the most compelling pieces from both Silverlight 3 and Blend 3.
Shawn Wildermuth is a Microsoft MVP (C#), member of the INETA Speaker's Bureau and an author of six books and dozens of articles on .NET. Shawn is involved with Microsoft as a Silverlight Insider, Data Insider and Connected Technology Advisors (WCF/Oslo/WF). He is currently teaches workshops around the country through his training company AgiliTrain (http://agilitrain.com). He can also be reached via his blog at http://wildermuth.com.
Come learn about some cool new data access features that are coming up in ASP.NET 4.0 Web Forms and later. A new Domain Data Source makes it easy to cleanly change your application’s architecture from 2-tier to 3-tier, both for Dynamic Data web sites and regular web sites. A new query block lets you unleash the power of LINQ to a new level. And Dynamic Data gets a bunch of new features, including richer support for LINQ to Entities.
Levi Broderick is a developer on the ASP.NET team, having joined Microsoft in 2007. His most recent involvement has been with the ASP.NET MVC project.
Entity Framework v1 made Agile .NET developers very unhappy because it did not support Persistence Ignorance or the ability to create true POCO objects. But the next version has been created with a lot of input from ALT.NET and Domain Driven gurus. If you want to design a model and wire it up to your objects or forget the model completely and have EF infer all that it needs from your objects, you’re covered. Come see these two core agile patterns with the new and improved Entity Framework.
Julie Lerman is the leading independent authority on the Entity Framework and author of the highly acclaimed Programming Entity Framework. She is well known in the .NET community as a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider and INETA Speaker. She is a prolific blogger, a frequent presenter at technical conferences around the world, including DevConnections and TechEd and she writes articles for many well-known technical publications. You can read Julie's blog at www.thedatafarm.com/blog.
This session is an in-depth look at building models in ASP.NET MVC applications. We’ll talk about the best practices and trade-offs to evaluate when deciding on model objects. We’ll look at using popular persistence frameworks and discuss the pros and cons of entities versus data transfer objects as models. By the end of this session you should have all the information you need to build effective models for an ASP.NET MVC application.
Scott Allen is the founder of OdeToCode.com and a member of the technical staff at Pluralsight. In 15 years of commercial software development, Scott has worked on solutions for everything from 8-bit embedded devices to highly scalable ASP.NET web applications. Scott is a Microsoft MVP and writes the “Extreme ASP.NET” column for MSDN Magazine.
The latest versions of Silverlight and WPF make it easier than ever to create compelling user interfaces. This presentation will cover advanced topics of these frameworks, with a special focus on features relevant to business applications. You will gain a solid understanding of virtualization, data validation, and other advanced areas that are sure to increase your productivity and effectiveness.
Bea recently left Microsoft (after five years) to found Zag Studio with one goal in mind: sharing her knowledge of these platforms with the world. Zag Studio helps businesses create applications for the web and the desktop using the Silverlight and WPF technologies, through personalized development, consulting and training services. In her popular blog, she writes insightful articles and provides detailed samples on WPF and Silverlight.
Bea recently left Microsoft (after five years) to found Zag Studio with one goal in mind: sharing her knowledge of these platforms with the world. Zag Studio helps businesses create applications for the web and the desktop using the Silverlight and WPF technologies, through personalized development, consulting and training services.
In her popular blog, she writes insightful articles and provides detailed samples on WPF and Silverlight.
As our ASP.NET Web applications become more and more successful we switch our focus from adding features to performance, scale, and management. Richard has been in the lab studying the scaling habits of the average domestic ASP.NET solution and has emerged to discuss his findings. In this session you will learn about the web acceleration equation, identify common ASP.NET bottlenecks, explore solution alternatives, and determine a reasonable strategy for scaling ASP.NET applications.
Richard Campbell has spent more than 30 years playing around with microcomputers. Along the way he's done virtually every job you can imagine in the industry, from manufacturing to programming to consulting, training and writing. Today Richard is a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP and co-host of .NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talkshow for .NET Developers (www.dotnetrocks.com) as well as host of RunAs Radio, the podcast for Microsoft IT Professionals (www.runasradio.com).