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During my Dependency Injection and Inversion of Container Primer presentation at the 2011 NoVa Code Camp, I had several attendees inquire about whether I could provide the slides and code. The slides and code can now be found here. I want to give a big THANKS to all who attended. During the presentation, there were several great discussions which indicated ......

A little Background For quite some time now, it’s been possible to merge multiple .NET assemblies into a single assembly using ILMerge in Visual Studio 2008. This is especially helpful when writing wrapper assemblies for 3rd-party libraries where it’s desirable to minimize the number of assemblies for distribution. During the merge process, ILMerge ......

A big thanks to everyone who attended my “Building Extensible Silverlight Apps with MEF” session today at NoVa Code Camp 2010.1. I always enjoy presenting sessions where the attendees already have the wheels turning about how to use concepts being presented in their applications. It makes for a really interactive session. The slide and code can be found ......

Tomorrow, June 12th will be the NoVa Code Camp 2010.1 held at the Microsoft Technical Center in Reston, VA. What’s in store? Lots of great topics by some truly knowledgeable speakers from the mid-Atlantic region. This event will have four talks alone on Azure, plus sessions ASP.NET MVC2, SharePoint, WP7, Silverlight, MEF, WCF and some great presentations ......

FredNUG is pleased to announce our June speaker will be Pete Brown. Pete was one of FredNUG’s first speakers when the group started and we’re very happy to have him visiting us again to present on Silverlight! On June 15th @ 6:30 PM, we’ll start with a Visual Studio 2010 Launch with pizza, swag and a presentation about what makes Visual Studio 2010 ......

On Thursday, May 27, I had the privilege of presenting “A Look at Parallel Programming Patterns” at the Charlottesville .NET User Group’s monthly meeting. Those folks in attendance had many great questions and were obviously very interested in what the Parallel Task Library has to offer. The code and slides can be found HERE. Thanks again to CHODOTNET ......

The code and slides from my Developing WPF Applications using Model-View-ViewModel session at Richmond Code Camp can be found HERE. During the session, a number of the attendees had some really great questions which tells me they’re really thinking about how to start using MVVM in their own apps. I’ll be interested to hear feedback as they start investigating ......

Thanks to all the attendees who came to my Lap Around MEF session at Richmond Code Camp today. It seems many developers are seeking ways to make their applications more dynamic and extensible. Hopefully, I provided them with a number of ideas on to get started with MEF and utilize it to tackle this challenge. The slides from my session can be found ......

FredNUG is pleased to announce our May speaker will be Kevin Griffin. Kevin has been speaking at several community events this spring and we’re pleased he’s stopping by FredNUG to present at our May meeting. On May 18th, we’ll start with pizza and social networking at 6:30 PM. Then, starting at 7 PM, Kevin Griffin will present “Awesomize Your Windows ......

I’m extremely excited to announce that I’ve accepted a position with Applied Information Sciences (AIS). The innovative work and company values at AIS are aligned with what I was seeking in my next position. Also, over the past year or so, I’ve met some really talented individuals who work at AIS, so when the opportunity presented itself, I decided ......

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