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Archive for May, 2007

LLBLGen Presentation

07 May

The presentations went well.  I think they are definitely something that you have to do to get better.  So now I need to find ways to do more talks.  I enjoyed the chance to get to meet people and discuss technology with people I normally wouldn’t. 

The audience for the two presentations I gave were very different.  For the lunch crowd a simple direction was best.  The time was much more crunched and the environment lent itself to more distraction and less interaction.  For the evening you only have 10 people and more time.  So a more in depth presentation would most likely be beneficial for them. 

Other than that I thought that the presentation went well.  It’s a large subject that I will get better at presenting when I show to other developers at MTM and present other topics.  I also won something for the first time ever, a book that started out with this quote.

… the highest simplicity of structure is produced, not by a few elements, but by the highest complexity.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Goethe; or, the Writer"

That’s a good quote, but I think that the development circle I’m following more and more lately tries to do these Simple Complex things as simply as possible.  I know a lot of developers still like their complexity, hopefully every day I’m less and less like that.

P.S. The presentation material will be posted here very soon.

 
 

Mix 07 News

02 May

Interesting News from Mix 07.  There has been a lot of attention today to many of Microsoft’s announcements about upcoming development projects.  Most notable have been Silverlight 1.1 with built in Cross Platform CLR and Jasper.  But two other interesting bits of technology are ASP.NET Application Services and Dynamic Data Controls.

Dynamic Data Controls for ASP.NET

Dynamic data controls are a set of ASP.NET server controls that obtain database schema information at run time, provide default display formats according to common user expectations, and enable you to easily customize those formats. Watch a video showing how to build a task list application using the Dynamic Data Controls from the ASP.NET Futures Release.

ASP.NET Application Services

New services for ASP.NET enable you to add search to your ASP.NET Web applications, using a commercial search engine’s API (such as Windows Live Search) and custom search providers. You can also publish custom and dynamic sitemaps that are configured to assist search engine crawlers. A new service lets you capture JavaScript errors and report them to server-based ASP.NET code.

Source: ASP.NET Futures: ASP.NET Web: The Official Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Site