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What’s New in ASP.NET MVC 3

I did a tech talk (an internal presentation for Tallan) on 11/30 with the intent to do a quick demonstration of the new features of ASP.NET MVC3.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), there’s are just too many new features to cover in a 45 minute presentation.
I’m writing a series of blog posts to get a bit more in-depth on the new features of MVC 3.  I’m going to divide this topic into a number of posts to allow you to pick and choose what to learn about, and to attempt to keep your attention.  All of this in one blog post would be very lengthy and could get boring rather quickly.
In this post, I’ll keep it to a quick summary of the new features and a quick description of each.  We’ll get into more depth…

Modularizing .NET Training Part 1

A challenge we have at Tallan is keeping our training up-to-date with the latest and greatest of technologies. We are constantly re-evaluating our lessons to keep up with ever changing technologies. In recent months, we have seen a shift in our client work from using traditional ASP.NET to using ASP.NET MVC 2. This has challenged our .NET developers to learn and create MVC best practices and ensure high quality deliverables. As you may know, MVC to a .NET developer can take time to understand and learn.
As an organization, we approach training from a mentor/mentee concept. This allows our trainees to have a dedicated training partner to guide him/her through the module and it allows for the mentor to learn communication and management skills. We have begun reviewing our training process, in particular our .Net training modules. With this in mind…

EF4 and WCF Data Services presentation materials from Hartford Code Camp 3

As some of you know, I presented on Entity Framework 4 and WCF Data Services 4 at Hartford Code Camp back on June 19th. I have posted the material from the code camp here.

ASP.NET MVC Primer – Presentation Materials

Here are the links to the material from the ASP.NET MVC 2 Primer presentation given at the 3rd Annual Hartford Code Camp on Saturday, June 19, 2010:
Powerpoint Slides: Primer.pptx
Source Code: PrimerDemoSource.zip
Disclaimer:
I have done some Very Bad Things™ in this code in order to speed up the presentation that are always considered bad practice.   The most egregious violation of best practices is the inclusion of the data access code in the controller’s action methods.  Please do not use this code as a basis for your application design, especially when it comes to best practices.  My next post will include the information covered in the advanced section along with a lot of material we never got to.  This will be a much better demonstration of proper design.
Also, look for upcoming screencasts on ASP.NET MVC2 and other development topics posted here and/or on…

Upcoming MDX and Analysis Services Workshops

In the month of July we’re going to be holding a FREE, half-day, hands-on workshop on MDX and Analysis Services around the country.
If you’re in the Los Angeles, New York City or Hartford, CT areas, come join us. We’ll be deconstructing real-world examples and in the process explaining important things to consider in how Analysis Services handles certain expressions.
Agenda
8:30AM – 9:00AM     Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM – 12:00PM   Hands-On Workshop
Wed. 07/15/2009 – Anaheim, CA –  Click Here to Register
Wed. 07/15/2009 – Burbank, CA – Click Here to Register
Tue. 07/28/2009 – New York, NY – Click Here to Register
Wed. 07/29/2009 – Bloomfield, CT – Click Here to Register
Here are more details about the event:
Tallan and New Horizons are pleased to present a Complimentary Half-Day, Hands-On Workshop: Real-World SQL Server Analysis Services and MDX

Overview of the Workshop
MDX is the universal query language for OLAP databases, just like…

Content from LINQ Code Camp Presentation (6/13/09)

On June 13, 2009 I was privileged to give a presentation at the Hartford Code Camp at New Foundations in Bloomfield, CT.   The event was a great success, with 29 presenters,  35 sessions, and more than 150 people in attendance.  I’d like to say thank you to anyone who was able to attend my session on LINQ, my group was great and had a lot of insightful and pointed questions.
As promised, I’m posting the content from the presentation including the PowerPoint files and Demo Code.
If anyone has any questions about the content, please feel free to e-mail me at mgerety@tallan.com
Presentation and Content Files: LINQ Presentation And Files

ASP.NET MVC presentation materials from Code Camp 10

Hi all,
Acouple of weekends ago at Code Camp 10, I presented on the ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) Framework. As promised, I have attached the presentation for all to see.
I would like to thank my co-worker Stan Kennedy for his assistance with the slide deck (actually, he deserves most, if not all of the credit for it) and everyone that showed up to the presentation. I hope everyone learned something – I certainly did as well.
I would like to direct everyone over to the ASP.NET MVC site, which is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to know more about it – and would recommend anyone who wants to start out with it to view Stephen Walther’s How-to videos on the subject (also on the ASP.NET MVC site) as well.
Additionally, I know there were some questions around REST and what it…

Hartford Code Camp

This weekend was the first Hartford area Microsoft Code Camp. It was very successful with well over 150 attendees and over 22 presenters. We presented the following topics:

Lee Rodgers – Spring.NET & IOC
Reddy Kadasani – Silverlight – Lighting up the Web

Presentation content and demo content will be posted to this site in the next few days, so please check back.
Addition information about the code camp can be found at the Conneticut .NET user group website (http://ctdotnet.org).

New England BizTalk User Group presentation

I gave a presentation on BizTalk High Availability options to the New England chapter of the BizTalk user Group on May 14th.
Here is a link if you are interested in downloading the presentation (powerpoint 97-2003 format).

NYC and Farmington BizTalk 06 Seminars

We always enjoy giving presentations and seminars on BizTalk 2006 and show IT and business stakeholders what BizTalk can do for their business. Last week was no exception with our Tallan Fall Seminars series.
In both events we had a focused group of companies/individuals who were mostly looking into adopting better ways to manage their integration processes. The goal of the seminars was to introduce BizTalk and give simple demos on how to perform message integration as well as business process modeling using orchestrations in BizTalk. If you were one of the attendees and want to learn more on how we can help you, contact us for more information.
The presentation from the NYC event can be found here.

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