March PGHDOTNET Meeting – Bringing ALT.NET to the masses with ASP.NET MVC

 Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 Microsoft Offices, 30 Isabella St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
 Registration details:


this month's meeting we'll discuss not only the core ideas and concepts that
make ALT.NET what it is, but we'll also
discuss how you can apply some of these very same concepts to your own day to
day development using frameworks like ASP.NET MVC. 
Some concepts we'll be discussing our Test-Driven Development, Inversion of
Control, and the SOLID principles.

Scott Guthrie announced ASP.NET MVC to the world at the first ALT.NET Conference in October of 2007. 
Since then, 
this new framework has made impressive inroads into the mainstream .NET
community.  The flexibility inherent in this 
lightweight framework has made many of the ideas which first inspired the ALT.NET mindset achievable in every day .NET



Jeremy Jarrell (ALT.NET), Matt Otto (ALT.NET),
Craig E. Oaks (Pgh.NET)

Feb PSSUG – SQL Server and .NET CLR Integration

This month, Joe Smith will
present on SQL Server and .NET Common Language Runtime Integration and
Programming.  With the release of SQL Server 2005, and subsequently SQL
Server 2008, the ability to develop using the .Net Runtime has become an
intrinsic capability available to SQL developers.  

This talk will explore:

Basics of the
.Net architecture and its integration with SQL Server

Creation of
artifacts built on .Net for use in SQL Server (user defined functions, stored
procedures, etc.)

Security and
Access (how the integration

Deployment and
use of .Net artifacts to SQL Server

Best Practices in
utilizing the .Net integration, one size does not fit all.


Joe is a Solutions
Architecture Consultant with Dell Computer, Inc.  He has numerous years of
consulting experience working with customers across the landscape of small,
medium and large enterprises associated with varying industries.  His past
focus was primarily with middle tier and backend .Net development.  Recent
efforts with Dell focus on solutions built using .Net, SQL Server on or
associated with SharePoint.  Prior to joining Dell, Joe worked for
Microsoft Services in a similar role with a focus on both Enterprise and
application integration and .Net technologies such as Windows Communication
Foundation and Windows Workflow.


Date: Wednesday, February 24

Time:  12:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Pittsburgh Technology Council,
2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Cost: No charge, but you must RSVP. Space is limited!

RSVP: Online