April 2011 Entries

Dallas - WebMatrix to ASP.NET MVC Web Camp (free!)

Join us for a special WebMatrix and ASP.NET MVC Web Camp you don’t want to miss. No matter your expertise in web development, these Web Camps are the perfect opportunity to get hands-on experience and 'unleash your coding genius'. Our interactive sessions will: Introduce ASP.NET Web Pages and WebMatrix; discuss possible uses of these Facilitate an in-depth discussion on when to migrate ASP.NET WebPages applications to ASP.NET MVC Explore new features of ASP.NET MVC 3 Take a dive deep into jQuery ......

Windows Phone Accelerator Labs in Dallas

Do you have the next million dollar idea that you just can’t find the time to finish? Do you already have an app for Android and iPhone that you want to expand into new markets? It’s time to turn your napkin sketches and leverage your hard work into real, sellable apps for Windows Phone in ONE WEEK! Join us for a special Windows Phone event you don’t want to miss - Windows Phone Accelerator! In this week long developer retreat, we will have experts on hand to help you build, test, pitch, and deploy ......

BizTalk: Using the Flat File Mapping Wizard to map a NACHA financial file

If you've ever had to work with any financial ACH transactions (Automated Clearing House, think direct deposit...) then chances are you've run into a NACHA file. These are flat, positional files composed of repeating 94 character records. The basic structure looks like this: File Header Record Batch Header Record Entry Detail Record Entry Detail Record Entry Detail Addenda Record (optional) Batch Control Total Batch Header Record Entry Detail Record Batch Control Total File Control Record Notice ......

New Microsoft BizTalk 2010 certification exam

TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Microsoft has released the newest BizTalk 2010 certification exam, which will qualify you as a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010. Unfortunately, at this point it appears there is absolutely no training material for it; looking at the Preparation Materials tab at the link above says "Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product ......

Android - Create apps in Visual Studio / C# with Mono

It's been in an invitation-only beta for a while, but now you can download Mono for Android and develop Android apps in C# and Visual Studio 2010. From the web site: What is Mono for Android? Mono for Android enables developers to use Microsoft™ Visual Studio™ to create C# and .NET based applications that run on Android phones and tablets. Developers can use their existing skills and reuse code and libraries that have been built with .NET, while taking advantage of native Android APIs. Mon requires: ......