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VB SIG: 4 Months and Counting - .NET Lessons Learned

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  • The SDForum Windows and Visual Basic SIGs will present this joint meeting. This panel discussion will include local users sharing their early experiences with .NET.

     

    Panelists

    Dan Appleman, President - Desaware Inc.

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    Yitzchak Ehrlich, Software Engineer - Dynamic Ventures Inc.

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    Gustavo Eydelsteyn, Managing Director - ComponentOne

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    Howard Lee, Senior Consultant - CreaTelliSoft

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    Juval Lowy, President and Chief Architect - IDesign Inc.

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    Steve Sharrock, President - Stephen Sharrock Consulting, Inc.

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    Bill Storage, President - Nerve Net, Inc.

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    Presentation Overview

    4 Months and Counting - .NET Lessons Learned

    .NET celebrates its 4 month birthday in June. Come hear what your peers have to share about their experiences with Microsoft’s “bet the company” operating platform. You’ll hear how local managers, architects, designers, and developers are grappling with the opportunities and challenges presented by .NET. This is guaranteed to be a no-holds-barred discussion about real world experiences from local .NET pioneers. Learn from their experiences; celebrate their victories; feel their pain.

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    Dan Appleman, President - Desaware Inc.

    Multithreading in .NET has been a major issue in two of Desaware's .NET projects. In fact, you could say it was the inspiration for both.

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    Yitzchak Ehrlich, Software Engineer - Dynamic Ventures Inc.

    Yitzchak will describe one developer's efforts to identify essential and frequently elusive information needed to create a .NET application - information not always easy to find in the .NET documentation and other published sources. He'll also discuss the factors he considered in his efforts to implement web services-type functionality in a .NET application.

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    Gustavo Eydelsteyn, Managing Director - ComponentOne

    Gustavo will describe ComponentOne's efforts to convert its entire product line from a C code base to C# in .NET.

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    Howard Lee, Senior Consultant - CreaTelliSoft

    Howard will explain how he managed risk versus reward to develop an early .NET based ERP custom solution for an overseas small business retail establishment.

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    Juval Lowy, President and Chief Architect - IDesign Inc.

    Architecture and Process : There is no replacement for the essentials, with or without .NET. .NET makes the coding part a breeze. But I have found that most companies in rushing forward forget that without a mature development process and solid architecture, you are on a slippery slop. Only after covering the basics, will companies be able to maximize the return of their .NET investments.

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    Steve Sharrock, President - Stephen Sharrock Consulting, Inc.

    The ASP.NET developer is empowered with a broad array of user interface elements. These include built-in controls, the IE Web Controls, custom controls and a growing number of 3rd party offerings. So use the Force, Luke -- wisely.

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    Bill Storage, President - Nerve Net, Inc.

    We delivered our first production ecommerce site under the .NET beta in order to meet in investment firm's aggressive schedule. Because we keep detailed developer productivity metrics (line of code/hour, bugs/line of code, etc.) we were able to accurately compare .NET results with our previous ASP-COM vs. JSP experience. I'll address issues concerning the learning curve, feature set, and developer productivity on this and three other recent projects, including one for which we concluded that .NET was not appropriate.



     

    Event Logistics

    Location

    Microsoft Technology Center - Silicon Valley

    1250 Charleston Avenue

    Mountain View, CA 94043

    Agenda

    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments

    7:00-7:15pm announcements

    7:15-9:00pm program

     

    Cost

    $15 at the door for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    No registration required



     

    [Tip and Technique]

    Alan Jordan of Darn Good Solutions offered this Tip and Technique about one of .NET's easily overlooked capabilities:

    Regular Expressions.



    A zipped PowerPoint presentation may be downloaded at:

    http://www.darngoodsolutions.com/RegExp/DNT_RegularExpressions.zip



    A slide show (not PowerPoint) may be viewed at:

    http://www.darngoodsolutions.com/RegExp/Preview_html/RegExp1.html





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