At last night's INDA Cork meeting, I was co-presenting with local expert John Grace, who spoke with great authority and passion on .NET build tools, including Nant, FXCop, NDoc, and installers.
John's a great speaker, and has over 8 years of real-world project experience. He was quick to point out how important project lifecycle tools are for any non-trivial development work. I really hope we'll see John do more presentations like this in future!
[Update: Here is a link to John's Powerpoint slides from his presentation on Build Tools.]
We also need to see more people from the (ever-growing) communities doing presentations like this. Refreshingly honest voices, real-world experiences, and a chance afterwards to meet people and compare notes. That's what these meetings should be all about.
After the talk, we (John, Joe Gill, and a few others) brainstormed possible future topics for INDA presentations.
Here's the list we came up with:
- Smart Client development using Web Services and ClickOnce
- Avalon (Windows Presentation F'n)
- VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office)
Any takers? 🙂