I will be presenting “Back to Basics: ADO.NET” on Jan 13th to the Baton Rouge .NET User Group. This will be a beginner topic and I’ll be assuming no ADO.NET experience. All code examples will be in C#. Here’s the description I sent in:
Microsoft says Entity Framework (EF) is “an object-relational mapper (or ORM) that eliminates the need for most of the data-access code that developers usually need to write”. This session will show the basics of data access that ORMs like EF tend to obscure. It will also show how to use ADO.NET to integrate with and augment EF when it falls short.
Presentation materials for my “Testable WebForms with MVP” are available at the links below:
First, SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2014 has opened registration and placed the session list online. If you’re interested in development at all this is a must attend event. The sessions span all areas of development. The tracks include: .NET, Business Intelligence, Career Development, CIO/IT Manager, DBA, IT Pro, PowerShell, SharePoint, SQL Dev, and Web/Mobile dev. Please visit the website and sign up if you’re interested.
Secondly, I will be presenting “Testable WebForms with MVP”. This will be an intermediate topic and I’ll be assuming experience using ASP.NET WebForms and a basic understanding of unit testing. All code examples will be in C#. Here’s the description I sent in:
MVC is all the rage but what about all the code you already have written in ASP.NET WebForms? How can you make it maintainable and testable? In this session, I’ll show how you can make WebForms applications testable using Model-View-Presenter.
Visual Studio Tips and Tricks was a topic in our local user group a while back. I decided why not do a series of videos instead of trying to publish all of the tips in a PowerPoint or some write up. Everything shown here can be done in at least Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012.
The debugging video below is part 2 of this video series:
This post will contain the information from my presentation at Nicholls State University on March 26, 2013.
The general Visual Studio Tips and Tricks information can be found in my video linked below. I will be creating a Debugging Tips and Tricks video soon.
Additional Reading Resources
Here is a list of resources for anyone that would like to do additional reading and/or research:
ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit