Okay folks, here we go. Unfortunately, the Microsoft office is not available this month, but since many of us will likely be downtown attending the InnoTech Conference, we've worked with the organizers (Thank You, Sean) to make room for us there.
As I sent out last week, the InnoTech Conference will be a great place to be even if we were still meeting on the west side. Feel free to run out to the site and register. Discount Code of "DEV999" will continue to be valid for a period of time... this will allow those that would like to attend the conference in conjunction with our meeting to do so at no cost.
Don't forget: the Max line goes right to the Convention Center, too. Don't get yourself caught in the Highway 26 traffic if you can help it!
||April PADNUG Meeting|
Wednesday 04/25/2007 (Click for vCal link)
6:00 p.m. Pizza (by Ascentium)
6:30 p.m. Presentation
||Oregon Convention Center|
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232
With nearly 20 years of software development experience, Phil Weber's client list includes Intel, Kaiser Permanente and Wells Fargo Bank. He has worked with VB since 1993 and .NET since 2001. In addition to serving on the INETA Speaker Bureau, Phil is a Visual Basic MVP and has spoken at numerous conferences in the U.S. and abroad. He currently works as a technical instructor for Corillian Corporation, an e-finance enabler.
The Last Data Access Layer You’ll Ever Write
Stop writing data access code! One reason for Ruby on Rails' popularity is that it frees developers from the drudgery of hand-coding data access. Sure, Visual Studio's TableAdapter Wizard is nice, but it takes a lot of clicks to generate a complete data access layer, and you get to do it again each time the database schema changes. This session will introduce you to some open-source ActiveRecord implementations that give you the benefits of Ruby on Rails without requiring you to abandon the comfort of ASP.NET.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!