DevTeach kicks off tomorrow with a smashing Party with Palermo. Currently there are around 100 lively characters RSVPed to attend. Remember, cover charge is 1 business card. Cheap price, I know. It’s the perfect way to kick off a conference week.
Party with Palermo is open to all, not just conference attendees, so bring your friends, your wives, husbands, (not kids) etc.
Starting this spring, you can keep tabs on all Parties with Palermo from the main website at www.partywithpalermo.com. I’ll link to each events RSVP site from the main site. The main site will include annual sponsors and keep a link history to past parties. Party with Palermo will happen 5 (FIVE) times in 2008 at various conferences, and it is THE BEST way to kick off a conference week with your friends. Plan to arrive in town the day before the conference, and meet up with your friends that evening at Party with Palermo. Everyone else will be there. So should you!
For DevTeachers, make sure to come see me in my breakout sessions:
Blackbelt configuration for new projects
Jeffrey Palermo – ARC439
Any architect knows the challenges of setting up configuration management for a new project. Architecture isn’t just for the application. The manner in which source control, dependencies, and the Visual Studio solution is set up can have profound impacts on the productivity of the team. In this session, we’ll set up a source control repository, a VS.Net solution and a build script to enable a team to move quickly on the project. We’ll used advanced techniques to reduce friction while working with the code base on a day-to-day basis.
ASP.NET MVC Framework Submersion
Jeffrey Palermo – NET328
The move from ASP 3.0 to ASP.Net was a very dramatic move, and it forced developers to learn a completely new way for building web applications on Windows servers. From Web projects with v1.1 to websites in v2.0 and then web application projects in v2.0+ , working with ASP.Net can be a more difficult than necessary due to viewstate, postbacks and the control lifecycle for post-back eventing. Microsoft is providing an extension to ASP.NET to provide an easy way to implement the Model-View-Controller pattern using ASPX as a view engine (templating). With all presentation logic residing in the Controller, the View (ASPX) is left to concentrate on what it does best: rendering html. This new MVC framework is pluggable and testable and even allows for Controller classes to be created with your IoC container of choice. This presentation will include a primer on programming with the MVC pattern and will also cover unit testing controllers and creating controllers that use dependency injection.