Time: April 21, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: OceanIT Conference Room
Street: 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600
City/Town: Honolulu, HI
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Event Type: meetup
Organized By: Mike Fors
Latest Activity: Apr 21, 2010
Speaker: Kathleen Dollard
Topic: Visual Studio 2010: Whats new and a dive into MEF
What's New in Visual Studio 2010 and a Dive into MEF
Visual Studio officially launches April 12th! The week after you'll have a chance to see Kathleen Dollard talk about the new features.
Visual Studio 2010 is a complete rewrite of your development tool. It is now written in WPF with an extensibility architecture that makes it easy to customize and extend. You'll see how to use new features such as Call Hierarchy and enhanced Intellisense. You'll see how to modify behavior with new options, and how to find and install from the plethora of Visual Studio add-ins. The other part of the release is, of course, the next version of C#, VB, and the .NET framework. You'll see some new features each language picked up from the other, and take a brief look at variance. New framework features include new data types, and code contracts along with the big new players: parallel support, System.Reactive, and the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF). After a brief look at why you might care about each of these new features, you'll dive deeper into MEF to see how composability opens up new solutions and design possibilities. Several of these features including MEF are available in Visual Studio 2008. This talk will show the benefits of moving to VS 2010, and will also show important new techniques you can introduce into your VS 2008 projects.
Kathleen has been developing business applications for over 20 years and working with .NET since the early betas. She's been a Microsoft MVP for over ten years, was the founding president of the Northern Colorado .NET SIG, and is an active member of the Denver Visual Studio User Group. As an independent consultant, she has had the opportunity to work in many roles: advising management, training and mentoring programmers, analyzing and architecting applications, and coding infrastructure. Kathleen has worked extensively with application code generation and is the author of Code Generation in Microsoft NET (from Apress). She has a monthly column "Ask Kathleen" in Visual Studio Magazine and has published dozens of articles on a range of .NET topics. As an INETA and conference speaker, she's spoken in 26 states and 5 countries.
As always, free pizza, drinks (sponsored by INETA) and door prizes will be given away. Hope to see you there.
For directions check out our website at www.hawaiidotnet.org, click on the "Meeting Location" link on the left. Any Questions please call: Mike Fors (firstname.lastname@example.org)- 528-5858