New User Group! New England ASP.NET Professionals

A new user group has been formed to focus on practices for building web applications using ASP.NET and related technologies.  Led by community veteran Dean Serrentino, the New England ASP.NET Professionals Group will have its first meeting on March 16th and the first speaker is the well respected technologist, speaker, and author Fritz Onion:      …

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John Resig on jQuery at Boston .NET User Group 2/11

Great news if you’re interested in hearing more about jQuery and how it can help with your web application development.  John Resig, creator of jQuery, and Boston area resident, will be visiting with the Boston .NET User Group in Waltham from 6-8 PM on February 11th to give an introduction to jQuery. From the Boston…


2008 Winter Northeast Roadshow – Resources and Summary

The Winter Northeast Roadshow series has run its course!  Jim and I traveled about 2,000 miles to deliver seven events for nearly 600 people across the Northeast, and had a great time bringing developer technology and practices to you. The Goods As promised, we’re posting the content and resources from each of our sessions.  Look…

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ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 Released

Great news from the team that’s working on bringing Model View Controller to ASP.NET – the Preview 3 release is now available, along with the source code on CodePlex.  Scott Guthrie has the details on his blog. Some interesting new features and refinements in this release: Controller Action method changes Improved HTML Helper methods URL…


Special Boston Scalability User Group Event – 4/23

On April 23rd, the (recently-formed!) Boston Scalability User Group will serve as host for a special visit by Microsoft’s Greg Leake to speak about the .NET StockTrader application and scalability in distributed SOA systems. The meeting will be on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 6-8 PM at the Microsoft offices at 201 Jones Road in Waltham,…


A Guide to the Newly-Released Developer Updates

Though I managed to sneak away for some vacation time this week, it’s clearly been a busy time for the product teams.  Here’s a summary of the recently-released betas and updates with links for more information:  Silverlight Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate (windows|mac) Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh (windows|mac) Details on Tim Sneath’s blog.Here’s a useful guide to…

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