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The next Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) meeting will be Wednesday, June 24th at the Urbana Regional Library.  At the June meeting, I’ll present an introduction to the Mesh and Live Framework as the introductory topic.  Following a break for pizza and social networking, Edwin Ames will be presenting advanced techniques for everyday development.    

The scheduled agenda is:  

  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic:  Introduction to Mesh and Windows Live Framework with John Blumenauer

Intro. Topic Description:  Developers can now utilize the Microsoft Live Framework to implement applications that consume Live Services data that span devices and the web.  In this session, John will provide a brief overview of the platform architecture, explain the goals of the technology and discuss the three main types of applications supported by the Live Framework.

 Speaker Bio:  John is the Director of Software Engineering for Metrico Wireless, Inc. in Frederick, MD.  Before arriving at Metrico Wireless, John worked as a Senior Software Engineer for several software product development companies, including General Electric Aviation, MICROS and Orbital Sciences Corporation. During John’s 13-year career in software development, he has worked with a variety of languages and has contributed to projects of all sizes, including large scale enterprise applications. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and valuable experience with the development community by speaking at code camps and user groups throughout the region.  John is the President and co-founder of the Frederick (MD) .NET User Group

  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PMPizza/Social Networking !!
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Advanced Techniques for Everyday Development - Building a basic text messaging system using Behavior Driven Development with Mock Objects with Edwin Ames

Main Topic Description:  Confused by the new techniques coming from the Alt.Net crowd? Does writing unit-test code seem like, well… more work? Don’t know the difference between a mock and a fake and not sure why you should care?  We’ll use simple examples to introduce and show the value of test and behavior driven development. Once you have a basic understanding we’ll move on to a more realistic business problem. You’ll see an analysis of the business problem and the resulting executable behavioral specification. We’ll end by looking at implementation issues and you’ll see how mocks and fakes fit into the process.  When we’re finished you’ll be aware of a basic toolbox: NUnit, TestDriven.Net, Moq and a set of techniques to make everyday coding easier.

Speaker Bio: Edwin has been developing software for 10+ years. He has written solutions for many industries including Corporate Relocation and Insurance. He is a regular speaker at DotNet events. His technical interests include design patterns and development methodologies.




  •  8:30 PM - 8:45 PM – RAFFLE!

Please join us and get involved in our .NET developers community!

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 6:58 PM Frederick .NET User Group | Back to top

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