BRDNUG Meeting: April 10, 2013

April .NET User Group Meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Louisiana Technology Park Room 301, 7117 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (map)

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Main Presentation:

Specification, Repository and 10 other Patterns you should know

– Devlin Liles (Improving Enterprises)

I continually get asked about how to solve the same problem over and over. In this session we are going to dive into those amazing patterns that will help solve complex problem in simple ways that every software craftsman should have in their belt. From repository to MVVM we will talk and walk through it all. Bring your code, your questions, and an eager mind.

Devlin Liles is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises and a passionate technologist. Devlin prides himself on staying a generalist, but his passion in development is data and its interactions. These passions gained him the recognition of Microsoft as an MVP of Data Platform Development awardee.Since 2007 he has been presenting and teaching classes on software development practices and tools to audiences around the nation. He is a regular national presenter at user groups, conferences, and community events. He founded an internal Corporate Software Craftsmanship conference in Northwest Arkansas as well as led the Tyson User group for a year and a half. He has been involved in many conferences and events(Dallas TechFest, Houston TechFest, Houston CodeCamp, Houston GiveCamp, AgileDotNet) as a coordinator; planner; or just a helping hand.

Recently Devlin became published along with his good friend Tim Rayburn as authors of a book about Entity Framework and the expert approach to it.

He is an avid soccer player and hobbyist gamer.

Lightning Round:

Laird Wilson (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana)

Schematron is an xml pattern based protocol that expresses inclusionary validation methods (aka rules) as opposed to grammar based xsd or other schema checking methods. Schematron allows a fine level of granularity for checking xml and since it is based in xslt it is fully integrated into .NET and can apply logic directly into the validation rule sets.

Laird Wilson. Although Laird has been involved in IT for nearly a decade, he a relative newcomer to software development. He graduated from LSU in ISDS in 2007. He recently graduated from Champlain College of Vermont with a Master’s in MIT in 2012. Previously he worked as a Systems Engineer at Community Coffee Company where he was involved in a variety of tasks and projects including network infrastructure (Cisco route/switch), server, desktop,  POS, and mobile. He is looking forward to learning more as he begins his career as a software analyst and developer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm: Presentations
7:30 pm – until: Open forum for questions

Louisiana Technology Park (map)
7117 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-218-1100