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Toronto Code Camp 2008
Date: Saturday March 1st, 2008 Event Description: In case you aren't familiar with Code Camps, they are designed to provide a forum for the developer community to speak, network and share ideas. In recent years, many user groups had lost the participation of their members for presentations. This core principle has been overshadowed by commercial aspects and user groups have really drifted from their fundamental purpose. The main tenets of a Code Camp are: By and For the Developer Community: Code ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 16, 2008 4:20 AM

Directions in IT and Christmas Party

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Posted On Saturday, November 24, 2007 5:37 PM

New Features in C# 3.0 and .NET 3.5
Date: Monday November 19th, 2007 Event Description: Conversation about the new language features in .NET 3.5 have been dominated by the inclusion of Linq. In this session we will look at some of the features that have been lost in the shuffle. We will deep dive into anonymous constructors, simple properties, anonymous types, the ‘var’ keyword, lambda expressions, extension methods and more. Speaker Biography Donald Belcham, C# MVP Donald Belcham is an independent contractor in Edmonton. He has worked ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 6:06 AM

Building Next Generation Web applications using Silverlight
Date: Thursday September 20th, 2007 Event Description: Silverlight is arguably the biggest shift in Microsoft strategy on the web since IE was introduced over 10 years ago. With the reach of cross platform and the richness of the .NET framework, the future of building Rich Internet Applications (RIA’s) has never been more exciting. In this talk, you will learn about Silverlight, the platforms, tools and technologies you can use to build Silverlight applications, and how it differs from the full Windows ......

Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:33 AM

Developer Night in Canada - Data Driven Apps & Web Sites
Date: Wednesday April 11, 2007 Speaker: Jean-Luc David The purpose of this event is to demonstrate how the Microsoft Application Platform provides a robust and secure foundation for building data-driven applications and Web sites. Specifically, this session will examine some of the tools and technologies available for developers including Visual Studio Team System for Database Professionals and examine some of the exciting new features of ADO.NET. Prizes For This Event: To be announced... [Details ......

Posted On Saturday, March 3, 2007 10:36 AM

Building Business Applications with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Date: Wednesday April 05, 2006 Speaker: Rod Paddock, Editor for CoDe Magazine This introductory session will demonstrate how to use Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) to build line of business applications. The session will begin with a tutorial on WPF basics. How to build a basic WPF application, basic XAML constructs, WPF controls, responding to events, etc. The session will then move into the realm of data binding and using controls to best represent line of business style applications (data ......

Posted On Thursday, March 2, 2006 5:48 AM

Presenting Atlas (Level 300)
Date: Thursday March 23, 2006 Speaker: Justin Lee, Microsoft MVP (Visual Developer C#) Rich Internet Applications are the new wave of applications on the web, dubbed Web 2.0. To achieve this, AJAX plays a big part in creating online applications that are very interactive as windows applications. Creating AJAX-based Web applications is complex and requires extensive knowledge of client script. ASP.NET “Atlas” is a package of new Web development technologies that integrates an extensive ......

Posted On Thursday, March 2, 2006 5:37 AM

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Date: Thursday February 22nd, 2007 THIS DATE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED Speaker: Chris Dufour, MVP The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft's unified framework for building secure, reliable, transacted, and interoperable distributed applications. In this session we will begin with a high-level overview of the WCF architecture and its key concepts. Then we will learn how to build and consume simple WCF services. After attending this session you will be able to start creating your own WCF ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 6, 2007 1:47 PM

Toronto Code Camp 2007
Date:Saturday March 31st, 2007 Are you a developer interested in improving your .NET skills? Then this is the event to attend. The Second Annual Toronto Code Camp promises to be the biggest and best community owned event we've ever had. This free one day seminar with 25 code intensive technical sessions is designed to guide the developer to the next skill level. The focus of a Code Camp is to deliver programming information and sample code that can be used immediately. All training, slides, manuals ......

Posted On Saturday, December 16, 2006 3:47 PM

Explore Windows Live Services
Date: Monday November 13th, 2006 Speakers: Farhan Thawar, Product Manager for Windows Live Jean-Luc David, Developer Evangelist Windows Live makes it easy for developers to extend and customize applications through open service APIs, straightforward licensing, and permissive terms of use that can run on multiple platforms, browsers and languages. In this session you will be able to discuss Microsoft’s strategy for Windows Live with Farhan Thawar, a product manager for the Canadian Windows Live Team! ......

Posted On Monday, October 30, 2006 10:31 PM

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