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Dallas ASP.Net Meeting - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dallas ASP.Net User Group

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Dallas ASP.Net Meeting - Tuesday, April 26,  2011

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Speaker: Tim Rayburn

Topic: Introduction to MVC3 - "How I dropped ViewState and learned to love the web"

ASP.NET MVC has taken the development world by storm in the last few years, opening the option for those looking to have explicit control over their HTML markup and clear seperation between responsibilities to really enjoy writing web solutions on the Microsoft stack. 

This session will focus on getting you familiar with the concepts behind MVC, and show you how easy it can be to create a more clear seperation between your UI, your business model, and the code which integrates the two together.


Tim Rayburn is a Principal Consultant with Improving Enterprises, and a Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems Development.  He has worked with Microsoft technologies for over 13 years, and is the Founder of the Dallas/Fort Worth Connected Systems User Group, the organizer of the Dallas TechFest, and blogger at  When he’s not pursuing the ever moving technology curve, he is an avid gamer, from consoles to table-top RPGs and is the host of a podcast called Radio Free Hommlet.  He welcomes questions about any of the above to

 Meeting Details

The Dallas ASP.NET User Group meets from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Microsoft SouthCentral Offices.

1st Floor Conference Room
7000 State Highway 161
Irving, TX 75039 

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Networking and Light Dinner

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm: Announcements

6:45 pm - 8:45 pm: Main Presentation

8:45 pm - 9:00 pm: Door Prizes


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Door Prizes - April 2011

* JetBRAINS R# ReSharper - The must-have productivity tool for Visual Studio, ReSharper provides solution-wide error highlighting on the fly, advanced code completion, superior unit testing tools, over 30 advanced code refactorings, multiple handy navigation and search utilities, single-click code formatting and cleanup, automatic code generation and templates, and a lot more.

* Nevron Chart for .NET Lite Edition - Nevron Software is the leading data visualization provider for the .NET platform. 

* CodeSmith Generator - a template driven source code generator that automates the creation of common application source code for any language (C#, Java, VB, PHP, ASP.NET, SQL, etc.).

* Telerik Ultimate Collection for .NET - RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, RadControls for WinForms, RadControls for WPF, RadControls for Silverlight, Telerik Reporting and more. Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations. (Value: $1,999)

* GrapeCity - Complete Spreadsheet, Reporting, Analysis and Business Intelligence Tools for .NET. Founded in 1980, GrapeCity is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Premier Visual Studio Industry Partner, an international award-winning software firm, and the world’s largest provider of developer components and tools that includes the DataDynamics ActiveReports and FarPoint Spread product lines. Our products are deep in functionality, unleash real business value, and are driven by an unwavering commitment to the highest quality standards. The winner can choose one of the following products: Spread for Windows, ActiveReports, DataDynamics, ActiveAnalysis and Spread for ASP.NET. (Value: $699 - $999)

* Linxter - Your Cloud Messaging Platform. A .NET and Java software development cloud tool, the Linxter SDK allows software engineers to quickly and affordably connect distributed applications and integrate distributed systems. Picking up from where REST-only APIs leave off, Linxter takes care of dozens of coding complexities and provides sought after features.

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When & Where

7000 State Highway 161
Irving, 75039

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Dallas ASP.Net User Group

The Dallas ASP.NET User Group was founded in August 2003 to help developers transition to ASP.NET. Our intent is to provide a forum for developers to learn about and discuss the various components of a production quality ASP.NET application.

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