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The Alberta .NET User Group is starting a new season and this one is kicking off with a former collegue of mine, Ron Matyjanka, presenting one of my talks, Tools of the Trade – Must-Have .NET Utilities. Pre-registration is required, which you can do on the AB.NET website. If you can’t make Ron’s talk, I’ll be presenting an updated version of Tools of the Trade – Must-Have .NET Utilities at the Calgary .NET User Group in the near future. I’ll post details here when the time and location have been firmed up.

I’ll be presenting a series of talks for Calgary .NET User Group on acquiring your MCAD/MCSD. The series will include test taking strategies, helpful hints, and other useful information you should know about attaining your credentials.


The first in the series will be Tips & Tricks for 70-306/70-316: Developing Windows®-Based Applications.


Date & Time: Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Registration starts at 4:30pm)
Location: Alberta EUB Building, Training Room-2nd Floor, 640 5th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB


Pre-registration at the user group website is required.


Thanks to everyone who attended. You can find the slidedeck here and the VB.NET polymorphism demo here.

I gave an invited talk at the GEOIDE Student Network (GSN) today on the use of .NET in scientific computing. Usually the concern around scientific problems is performance-related, though much of the introductory material is appropriate for introducing any group to .NET. For many performance-related tasks, a managed environment can produce code that is just as fast as native code. Some great references on writing fast managed code can be found:



I had a lot of fun giving the talk and had some good questions from the audience. Thanks again to Mwafag Ghanma and GSN for inviting me to speak. You can find my slidedeck here: Applications of .NET to Scientific Computing.

A few days ago I presented a talk to my company, Quadrus Development Inc., entitled Tools of the Trade: Must-Have .NET Utilities. I covered off the major tools that should be in any .NET developer’s toolbox. These include the usual suspects, many of which I noted here, as well as a few fun ones like devMetrics for checking your cyclomatic complexity. Enjoy!


EDIT: You can find an updated version of the presentation here.