April Meeting VNext

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Join us Thursday, April 2, to talk with Brian Sullivan at the Dallas C# Sig!

Register for the meeting here. VNext


Web development was a different game back in the early 2000s. Early versions of ASP.NET were aimed at Microsoft’s existing customer base, and even tried to hide the nature of the web from developers who weren’t ready for it. The platform has evolved steadily since the .NET Framework was released, but many of the technical decisions made early in ASP.NET’s life don’t make sense in the context of modern web development. By cutting loose some of the baggage from earlier versions, the ASP.NET team has been able to make sweeping changes to bring the framework in line with its lightweight, agile contemporaries. In this presentation, Brian will show how the next version of ASP.NET will be leaner and more flexible than the platform has ever been. Topics covered will include the new command line tools, changes to Visual Studio, cross-platform usage, tag helpers, view components, and more.

Brian Sullivan’s Bio

Brian Sullivan is a principal consultant for Improving Enterprises in Dallas. He got his start in programming maintaining legacy mainframe applications in COBOL at a large trucking company, but quickly realized he needed to find a more productive environment in order to stay sane. He jumped at the opportunity to help transition some of those COBOL applications to .NET, and he hasn’t looked back since. He has been working with Microsoft technologies since the .NET 1.0 days, and is interested in introducing modern web development techniques to the clients he works with. Brian is recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in ASP.NET and a graduate of Harding University.


April 2, 2015

6:00 p.m. – Networking and Pizza
6:30 p.m. – Main Presentation
8:30 p.m. – Door Prizes

Register for the meeting here.

You can see some of the older presentations at Thanks to Shawn Weisfeld for recording these.

We meet on the first Thursday of the month (at 6:30 p.m) at the Improving offices. Improving’s address is One Hanover Park, 16633 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100, Addison, TX 75001.

See you there…

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