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Jan 14, 2013

Upcoming Events for January 14th, 2013

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:

DC

Tips, Tools, and Lessons Learned Building a .NET CMS
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
View Tips, Tools, and Lessons Learned Building a .NET CMS on Bing Maps An effective content management system must enable a content editor to quickly and easily manage the information on their site. It must also allow a developer to efficiently add new features to the site, including robust admin tools. In this session, the speaker will demonstrate Lighthouse.NET, an ASP.NET MVC content management system developed by his firm over the course of several years and recently ported to ASP.NET MVC. Along the way, he will highlight his experience with the following techniques and technologies:
• Facebook login integration – How we utilized Facebook's Client-Side JavaScript SDK and Social Graph API to incorporate “Login with Facebook” functionality into Lighthouse.NET.
• Leveraging SignalR for enhanced debugging – SignalR is a powerful library allowing server-side code to push content to the browser using WebSockets. Lighthouse.NET uses SignalR to enable developers to display all queries run through the system in a separate Debug Panel. This is very helpful during development.
• Security – Handling authentication, especially related to cookies and sites served over SSL.
• Working with NuGet - NuGet is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to add, remove, and update libraries and tools in Visual Studio projects. When changes are made to the core of Lighthouse.NET (which consists of .cs code files, .cshtml views, as well as JavaScript, CSS, and image assets), we create a new NuGet package from the core project. This package can be imported into a CMS project that leverages Lighthouse.NET.

About the Speaker
Adam Polon is a principal at Modern Signal, a full service web design and development firm based in Washington, DC. Adam has fourteen years of experience managing and programming large-scale web development projects of varying lengths. Clients have included Thompson Corporation, General Electric, Whole Foods, Schlumberger and The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Online

Top 10 Business Benefits of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
Monday, January 14, 2013 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Why should your business focus on Application Lifecycle Management? What benefits will you see to your overall business? How does ALM impact your bottom line? Come attend this free webinar to discover all the answers!

Agenda
• Source Code, Dependency and Binaries Management
• Scripting & Packaging solutions
• Database update strategies
• Common release scenarios
• Branch & Merging strategies and plans

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SQL Server Development in Visual Studio 2012
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 9:00 AM, 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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Introduction to Unit Testing
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon By Gil Zilberfeld, Product Manager, Typemock

Unit testing is all the rage and more and more teams are beginning to unit test.

But it’s difficult to start. In order to prevent bugs and release quality code to market, you also need developer testing, including unit testing.

Discover:
• The difference between QA & Developer Testing
• The pains of manual testing
• The benefits of automated testing
• Why unit test
• xUnit Frameworks
• The difference between unit testing and Test Driven Development (TDD)
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Operations Management in the Application Lifecycle
Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Application lifecycles start when the software is envisioned and lasts until it is retired. Most of that time is generally spent in maintenance and upgrade, after an application is deployed into production but before it is retired. This session will describe how to optimize this segment of the application's lifecycle with new Microsoft tools.
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InCycle Software presents: DevOps series #2 - Building release-friendly apps - Strategies for continuous deployment
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Is your package ready to release in production? Do you need to provide a hot fix but still struggle with releasing your line of code? Join us to learn more about best practices in build and packaging with Team Foundation Server 2012. The session will provide different branch and merging strategies as well as packaging solutions supported by usage scenarios. Start implementing continuous delivery to release early and often by adopting a modern release cycle!

Agenda
• Source Code, Dependency and Binaries Management
• Scripting & Packaging solutions
• Database update strategies
• Common release scenarios
• Branch & Merging strategies and plans
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A Day in the Life: Developer Enhancements with Visual Studio 2012
Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon The newest release of Visual Studio 2012 is rich with new tools that enhance standard developer activities. In this session, we'll review and demonstrate some of these new features, such as Unit Testing, Code Reviews, Code Clones, and other developer tools. Come join us for this free Webinar!
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VA

Office Hours - Windows Store Apps
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Office Hours - Windows Store Apps on Bing Maps Have an app you're working on for the Windows Store, and have a few questions, or just want another set of eyeballs to look over the app before you submit it for store certification? Office Hours is your opportunity to spend some in-person time with Microsoft Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie and get the answers you need.

Office Hours is also an opportunity to get away from your daily grind for a little quiet coding time, if that's what you're looking for.

Sign up for a 15 minute slot (you can sign up for more than one, if you need more help) here:

http://ohours.org/officehours/23981 

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Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript: Happy Together
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:30 PM, Arlington, VA
View Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript: Happy Together on Bing Maps In this talk, Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie will show you how you can build polished and functional Metro style apps for Windows 8 using HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. You'll see how you can leverage both your existing skills, as well as markup and code to get you started quickly. Whether you develop games or other apps, HTML and JavaScript provide a powerful combination for building great apps that you can sell through the Microsoft Store.
You'll learn about:
* Working with cloud-based services and JSON data
* Leveraging existing code and markup
* The lifecycle of a Windows 8 Metro style app
* How contracts make your app easier to use

Andrew can be reached through his blog at http://devhammer.net/. You can also follow Andrew on twitter.
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RADNUG - January 15th Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:30 PM, Fredericksburg, VA
View RADNUG - January 15th Meeting on Bing Maps Come hear Art Lucia come speak on Enhancing Windows 8 at RADNUG's January meeting.

We're meeting at a NEW LOCATION courtesy of the fine folks at SimVentions in Fredericsburg, VA.

NOTE: For 2013 RADNUG will be moving our monthly meetings to the THIRD TUESDAY of the month.

Hope to see you there!

Signup: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5117476510 

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Office Hours - Windows Store Apps
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Office Hours - Windows Store Apps on Bing Maps Have an app you're working on for the Windows Store, and have a few questions, or just want another set of eyeballs to look over the app before you submit it for store certification? Office Hours is your opportunity to spend some in-person time with Microsoft Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie and get the answers you need.

Office Hours is also an opportunity to get away from your daily grind for a little quiet coding time, if that's what you're looking for.
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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 http://www.communitymegaphone.com/API.aspx. You can also email me for more information.

Tags: ASP.NET, SignalR, ALM, Visual Studio, SQL, Testing, Office Hours, Windows 8, Windows Store, HTML5, JavaScript, User Groups, Webcasts

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