Archive for May, 2009
Just had a good time doing my “Beyond the Core Concepts of OOP” presentation at the New England VB users group. I’ve heard good questions and everybody seemed to be pretty engaged.
Preparing for it was kind of interesting since I’ve translated all my C# samples to VB. I’m just very rusty with the VB code editor and couldn’t figure out how to do some very simple things. 🙂
The material for the presentation can be downloaded here.
Sorry for the late post…
Last week’s Virtual BBM went pretty well. We’ve had 17 people attending, and we’ve had more people sharing tips. That’s great; the outcome of that is that we’ve covered all sorts of very different subjects.
Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to post the recording yet, but we’ll do it as soon as we can. Meanwhile, this is a quick recap of things we covered:
- Polyglot programmer
- Ted’s article on MSDN mag
- Scripting Silverlight with IronRuby: Writing C#, but testing with IronRuby…
- MEF and dynamic languages
- Extension methods on IEnumerable, View objects, and a bunch more.
- BDD-style tests
- Windows 7 Release Candidate
- Podcasts on IronRuby and IronPython on CodeCast
- Visual Studio tips:
- Ctrl+H and replacing text in “selection”
- Ctrl+K+A: swaping current anchor/caret position on selected text
- Guid Generator
- Some Executor tips
- FireFox: LoL extension, for keyboard-based navigation
It’s worth mentioning that our buddy J.B., from Houston, was the main “MC” for last week’s meeting, and he’ll do it again tomorrow, because I won’t be able to attend (will be out of town speaking at a user group). As time goes by, we’ll need two or three more people who’d be willing to be the MC for meetings, in case neither I or J.B. can make it; that way we make sure we always have our weekly meeting, no matter what. 🙂