September 2008 Meeting of Israel Visual Basic User Group

28 באוגוסט 2008

This month we return to dig deep into code.  The use of generics for .NET programming is a somewhat different, but extremely powerful and efficient, way of writing code.  Pavel Yosifovich, CTO of Michlelet Hi-Tech, will get us all up to speed on using generics in our code. In the first session, he will explain the motivation for generics (in its various forms) and discuss the following: The need for Generics Generic types, interfaces, methods Generic delegates and eventsIn the second session, Pavel will discuss more advanced aspects of generics, including: Constraints Nullable types Generics and reflection Other generic issues The demos and code samples will...
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Outsourcing Software Development – You Get What You Pay For

27 באוגוסט 2008

This post is excerpting / paraphrasing a section that appeared in our July 2008 newsletter.  I'd really love to hear your thoughts on this.  Over the past months, I have been approached by several different companies to help them clean up someone else’s mess (actually, disaster). Some of these companies we’ve been able to help (essentially rewriting their system), some we’ve had to turn down, and a few we are still in the midst of discussions and specifications. The details are different, but the recurring theme is the same: a company looks to outsource some or all of its software development in order to...
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Getting Ready for VSlive! New York

In two weeks is the VSLive! Conference in New York City, where I'll be giving two presentations.  This promises to be another great conference, and especially fun for me to be back in my home town.  You can still sign up to attend - see the details at you make it over, please let me know so we can get together. Here the abstracts for my sessions: The ADO.NET Entity Framework and Entity Data ModelMonday, September 8, 11:15 a.m.Come learn about Microsoft's newly released Object Relational Mapping (ORM) offering - the ADO.NET Entity Framework and the Entity Data Model. See...
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7 באוגוסט 2008

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