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Book Review: Professional ASP.Net MVC4
The past few weeks have been particularly busy as I continue to dedicate a bigger portion of my free time to refreshing my memory and enhancing my knowledge of best practices pertaining to technologies we plan on using for a major upcoming project. In this blog post, I will be providing a brief overview of my latest reading “Professional ASP.Net MVC4” by Jon Galloway, Phil Haack, Brad Wilson and K. Scott Allen. This book is a must read for web developers looking to enhance their MVC expertise with ......

Posted On Saturday, November 10, 2012 4:58 PM

West Palm Beach Dev Group August 2012 Meeting Recap
As the saying goes, it’s better late than never. Such is the case with my overdue West Palm Beach Dev Group August 2012 meeting report. Our August meeting was full of both knowledge and adventure. It comes as no surprise that the knowledge was brought to us by our favorite DotNetNuke Technical Evangelist, Will Strohl. Will introduced and thoroughly presented the new social features in DNN 6.2. Unfortunately, our meeting date coincided with Hurricane Isaac having just passed us by. Aside from road ......

Posted On Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:10 PM

WPB .Net User Group May 2011 Meeting With Scott Klein

Scott Klein, co-founder of Blue Syntax Consulting and SQL MVP, was our speaker at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group May 2011 meeting. Read more about event with some photos here.

Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 11:25 AM

West Palm Beach Dev Group May 2012 Meeting Recap
Rich Dudley from ComponentOne was our May 2012 speaker at the West Palm Beach Dev Group. Rich shared with us his excellent presentation from VSLive on jQuery and HTML5. This event was a great success and witnessed one of our larger member turnouts this year. Rich graciously posted his slides and sample code on his blog: May also marked our first meeting at PC Professor’s brand new building, only a few steps away from their ......

Posted On Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:17 PM

FlaDoNet West Palm Beach Dev Group February 2012 Meeting
Zack Weiner from Arrow Consulting was our speaker for our February 2012 meeting. Our February meeting also celebrated INETA’s tenth birthday. We started off the meeting sharing on INETA, its history and the vital service it offers to the technical community worldwide. Zack then skillfully covered the new features in Silverlight 5 in a very interactive session. We look forward to seeing you in March, where we will be covering Migrating Application in Azure with Herve Roggero. Below, please find some ......

Posted On Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:10 PM

Upcoming IASA Architect Talk at the WPB Developers Group - 1/24 - 7:00 PM

The West Palm Beach Developer Group is off to a good start in 2012 with our special IASA Architecture event on January 24th, 7:00 PM. Microsoft’s Architect Wayne Filin-Matthews will be our speaker on Enterprise Software and Infrastructure Architecture Best Practices. To register for this FREE event please visit: Read full blog post at:

Posted On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:44 AM

Debugging Install Functions in Visual Studio 2010

Looking at the System.Diagnostics.Debugger.Break() and the System.Diagnostics.Debugger.Launch() calls.

Posted On Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:24 AM

WPB .Net User Group 11/29 Meeting - Kinect SDK with Joe Healy - New Meeting Location

The West Palm Beach .Net User Group meeting on 11/29 6:30 PM will feature Joe Healy sharing on Kinect SDK and WP7. We will be meeting at a new Location: PC Professor 6080 Okeechobee Blvd., #200 West Palm Beach, FL 33417 Phone: 561-684-3333.

Posted On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:04 PM

All in a Day's Work: Unblocking Multiple Downloaded Files with a Single Command

Files downloaded using Internet Explorer retain Internet Zone permission level and hence are “Blocked” by default on Windows 7. Find out how to unblock multiple files at once using sysInternal's streams.exe in this blog post.

Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 5:02 PM

West Palm Beach .Net User Group July 2011 Meeting Recap
Shervin Shakibi, Microsoft Regional Director, was our speaker at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group July 2011 meeting. Shervin’s talk was demo-centric where he showcased the power of HTML 5 by example. Issues discussed at the meeting included suggestions on mitigating security concerns with HTML 5 source code accessibility as well as the status and timeline for HTML 5 readiness. Shervin’s much anticipated talk brought us over 25 members who filled our CompTec meeting room. We appreciate Shervin’s ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 27, 2011 10:55 AM

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