Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Southeast Valley .NET User Group

If you are in the Phoenix area, I'll be speaking at the Southeast Valley .NET User Group (in Chandler) on Thursday night (June 28).  Details are available here: http://www.sevdnug.org/Home.aspx.

The topic is "IEnumerable, ISaveable, IDontGetIt: Understanding .NET Interfaces".  We'll see how we can use interfaces to add "seams" to our code.  This makes our code more robust, extensible, and testable.  Be sure to stop by if you can.

Happy Coding!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Updated Samples for Code Camp

So Cal Code Camp - San Diego is coming up quickly (next Saturday & Sunday).  Be sure to check the schedule and stop by one of my sessions if you can.

I've updated the sample applications with all new XAML -- they are now a bit more "Metroid".  Here's a comparison between the old and new sample for my talk on Interfaces:

Old Repository Interface Sample

New Repository Interface Sample

The UI re-design does not affect the code that drives the applications; one of the great things about XAML is that you can update the UI to look however you like and still keep the underlying functionality.  The updated code can be downloaded from my demos page: http://www.jeremybytes.com/Demos.aspx.

In a future article, I will cover the custom templates (control templates and data templates) that I used to create the updated look.

Even if you don't attend one of my sessions at Code Camp, be sure to stop by to say "Hi" sometime during the weekend.  One of my goals at Code Camp is to talk to as many developers as possible -- both old friends and new friends.  See you there!

Happy Coding!