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Dec 10, 2012

Upcoming Events for December 10th, 2012

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and user group events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:


RockNUG Release 6.6
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
View RockNUG Release 6.6 on Bing Maps Developing Mobile Web Sites with Lightswitch & jquery Mobile
- L. Van Lowe

In June Microsoft announced HTML support in Visual Studio Lightswitch which is now the quickest way to create a form over data application for mobile devices. The new updates to Lightswitch now include templates with jquery mobile. In this session you will learn how to create a mobile web site. You will also see how customize the javascript and the CSS for that site.

Van started programming Mainframes using COBOL, JCL for a fortune 100 company. Van has been a line of business application developer for over 30 years. In 2003 Van started developing application professionally with .Net specializing ASP.Net.

He spends his spare time creating LightSwitch applications for Prince William Special Olympics. Over the last year deployed a couple of LightSwitch applications. Recently he deployed a LightSwitch app for mobile devices.

Van has a BA in Mathematics from Lehman College in New York City and a MS in Computer Science from George Washington University. Van holds MCP certifications in Visual Basic, Access, ASP.Net and SQL Server.

6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation: TBD
7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
7:30 - 9:00 Feature Presentation: Developing Mobile Web Sites with Lightswitch & jquery Mobile - Van Lowe
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Unit Testing For Grownups
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon We’ve done a lot of webinars on beginning unit testing. This isn’t one of them.

Once you have a few hundred tests under your belt, you have a whole new set of problems. Unit testing maintenance is a headache.

The way we grow our test suite help us get different combinations of unit, integration, and acceptance tests

In this webinar, we’ll take a look at how to overhaul our test suite, based on metrics we can track.

We’ll optimize our test organization, our test runs, and maybe even our work.

In the end we’ll learn how to manage and maintain our tests to provide the most effective ROI.
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SQL Server Development in Visual Studio 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon The winds of change are blowing across the SQL development landscape. In Visual Studio 2012, SQL development is no longer a second class citizen. From the newly introduced SQL Server Data Tools, to complete integration into the Visual Studio ALM solution, SQL development is poised to take a giant step towards integration into modern programming practices.
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Philadelphia VFP User Group
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:00 PM, Fort Washington, PA
View Philadelphia VFP User Group on Bing Maps Bob Pierce will speak on synchronizing offline SqlServer/MySql data with live Fox data.
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HRNUG :: December 2012 :: Using ASP.NET 4.0 Web API/RavenDB to build a RESTful App
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:00 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
View HRNUG :: December 2012 :: Using ASP.NET 4.0 Web API/RavenDB to build a RESTful App on Bing Maps The rise of mobile has led to a wide range of devices where it is increasingly important for application developers to support a variety of platforms, such as iPhone, Android phones, Windows 8 phones, iPads, Android tablets, and Windows 8 tablets. Utilizing a RESTful HTTP API allows the application functionality to be consistently used across the different platforms. WS-* web services, such as WCF, based on the Web Service standards have been used to connect the backend of web applications to other services, but are not well supported on the new mobile clients, because of the complexity and large payload. Microsoft has created the Web API framework as part of ASP.NET 4.0 so that .NET developers can provide RESTful APIs for their applications. I will discuss how ASP.NET 4.0 Web API can be used to provide an API for client applications and how the RavenDB database can be used on the backend of the application.
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DC Web API User Group - Inaugural meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2012 6:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
View DC Web API User Group - Inaugural meeting on Bing Maps Welcome to the inaugural meetup of the DC Web API User Group! Come meet and network with fellow practitioners, industry thought leaders, and API enthusiasts. Learn best practices and approaches to designing APIs and successfully running an API strategy.


18:00 - 18:30 Registration, networking, food and drinks
18:30 - 18:45 Welcome and Introductionn
18:45 - 19:00 Irakli Nadareishvili, Director of Engineering, NPR
19:00 - 19:15 Dave Goldberg, Director of Data & APIs, Washington Post
19:15 - 19:30 Tom Lee, Director of Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation
19:30 - 19:45 Alec Permison, Application Manager, U.S. Census Bureau
19:45 - 20:30 Panel Discussion - Moderated by Alex Howard, O'Reilly
20:30 - 20:45 Networking and wrap up
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CQRS: Crack for Architecture Addicts?
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:30 PM, Arlington, VA
View CQRS: Crack for Architecture Addicts? on Bing Maps Command-Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) represents a fundamental shift in how we look at architecting complex software solutions. It suggests that decomposition of complex systems into (relatively) narrowly-focused isolated subsystems with carefully-considered discrete responsibilities is the best way to manage complexity and achieve scalability. But CQRS has come under fire from its critics as introducing needless complexity to solve what are otherwise simple problems. Which is it?

Perhaps both :) In this talk by Stephen Bohlen we’ll take a look at understanding CQRS as a set of fundamental design principles and explore common implementation patterns that many are today using to translate these principles into practice. Along the way, we’ll demystify terms like Event Sourcing, Read-Models, Command-Handlers, Write-only Domain Models, Message Buses, and more. We’ll explore all of these in the context of a working CQRS-based system that demonstrates these concepts in action.
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Want your events listed? You can add them here.

You can also add your events via the Community Megaphone web service API. You can get more information on the API, and how to sign up, at You can also email me for more information.

Tags: User Groups, Webcasts, Community, LightSwitch, Mobile, Testing, SQL, FoxPro, ASP.NET, Web API, REST

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