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Frederick .NET User Group May Meeting
The next Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) meeting will be Wednesday, May 27th at the Urbana Regional Library. We’re pleased to have Jeremy Kadlec returning to FredNUG as well as Steve Andrews who is coming to FredNUG as part of his goal of 52 (yes 52!) talks to the Developer Community this year. It will be an excellent meeting filled with valuable content! The scheduled agenda is: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic: SQL Server Dynamic Management Views with Jeremy Kadlec Speaker Bio: Jeremy Kadlec ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:39 PM

WPF Model-View-ViewModel Code Camp Presentation
Soon after the Frederick .NET User Group was founded last year, I prepared and gave a presentation on MVVM at one of the monthly meetings. Fortunately, a few of the folks became interested in the pattern and explored it in greater detail to the point of utilizing it in some real-life WPF applications. Having witnessed the interest by software developers using WPF and Silverlight to find a pattern that would take better advantage of the data binding in WPF and Silverlight, I decided to use my MVVM ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 8:53 PM

Unity Application Block – Dependency Injection and IoC Code Camp Presentation
Last fall, I had the opportunity to re-factor a few projects that were beginning to suffer greatly from tight binding. As a result of the tight binding, the extensibility of the various applications was becoming quite limited. After evaluating several of the dependency injection container technologies available, I settled on the Unity Application Block. While most of the dependency injection tools offer the same capabilities for at least basic injection and inversion of control, I chose Unity more ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 8:16 PM

Devscovery-NY 2009: .NET Content To the Max
Wow, what a great couple of days last week! Despite having attended Devscovery the past two years, I’m still amazed at the amount of useable content that is covered during this 3-day event. The event started with a keynote by Scott Hanselman talking about the impact of social networking on software development. While some of his points may be debated by some folks in the industry, he certainly caused many in attendance to give more thought into exercising their own personal branding. Following the ......

Posted On Sunday, April 19, 2009 8:24 PM

Frederick .NET User Group April Meeting
The Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) will have its next meeting on April 22nd at the Urbana Regional Library. This month we have some fun topics that look to be a bit different than those in past meetings. The scheduled agenda is: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic: SQL Server Performance with Jeremy Kadlec 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Coding for Fun and Profit with Jeff Schoolcraft Main Topic Description: A casual show and tell–with audience participation of course–of fun ways to keep your edge ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:28 AM

Using the Unity Fluent Interface to Specify Constructors
Last Saturday(04/04/09), I had the fortune to attend the Pittsburgh .NET Code Camp( and present my session on the Unity Application Block- Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control. There were several excellent questions posed to me by attendees (who seemed to be really thinking about how to use Unity and dependency injection in their apps). However, the one question that really caused me to dig a little deeper into the Unity API was whether it is possible ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:17 PM

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