Presented by Paul Fallon last Thursday, I can say it was a great success. The Buswell Hotel is also a great spot for our user group activities.
No one better than Irish people to explain Transactions with a touch of faith. Yes as you can see three parties are generally involved in the completion of a transaction :-)
Great stuff Paul! I wonder now what you have in mind for INDIGO session
You can go to the now to the archives page to download all the session slides and even listen the gracious voice of 'Father' Paul!
Reminder to all Irish developers, another great meeting tonight with Paul Fallon as our guest speaker.
Time also after for drinks and food.
Register on www.developers.ie
Session details on the site
See you there
Ireland .Net Developers Alliance next meeting happens next week on the 24th of March in the Buswell's Hotel 23-26 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
System.Transactions is a new assembly in .NET 2.0 that provides a unified programming model that simplifies transactional programming, makes it more efficient and provides a framework that eases the development of transactional resources. System.Transactions also provides a whole host of new features that provide greater performance and agility. Some of these features include a lightweight transaction manager, implicit transactions, volatile transactions, plus many more features.
In this session, Paul Fallon will discuss the problem space that transactions address, the different types of transactions, how they are implemented with today’s technologies and how the System.Transactions namespace unifies and simplifies transactional programming.
Speaker: Paul Fallon
Start Time: 19:00
Location: To be confirmed
Paul Fallon currently works as an independent consultant based in Dublin, Ireland. He focuses on providing advice and guidance on building distributed systems on the Microsoft platform. He provides assistance to customers through all parts of the development lifecycle in the form of technical workshops, architecture reviews, proof’s of concepts, project seeding and troubleshooting. Since 2000, he has been working with .NET, developing solutions with XML, Web Services and Enterprise Services and prior to being an early adopter of .NET he developed solutions with VC++, ATL, MFC and COM. Today, Paul focuses on software architecture, service orientation, 64bit computing and the path to Indigo, and assists developers and architects to leverage the .NET platform to its fullest. Paul can be contacted through his blog (PaulFallon.com), where he blogs about current and future Microsoft developer technologies.
After the session, food and drinks will be provided in the bar area to celebrate Good Friday :-))
Blogging this note from the parade in Dublin, I can just say it's a fantasting festival's year.
Happy St Patrick's Day to everybody
Also check the Google banner today, quite cool !
Cool stuff, just installed the 'beast' (well very small one) and this is my first comments.
I really like the OS preinstalled on the machine, the first setup is also so well done, everything was working fine. I have the Bluetooth and wireless model, and no problem at all to recognize my 802.11g network. The good surprise was the Bluetooth discovery integrated in the setup, and my Microsft Bluetooth keyboard was instantly accepted.
The system is fast enough for a 'media center' experience and access to my other Windows PCs caused no troubles.
OK now for the issues. First at the setup I have to use a USB mouse, because even if the keyboard was recognized, the install couldn't see the Bluetooth mouse. I had the mouse working but only after completed the setup, in the System preferences.
I have also issues with the composite connection on my TV. The fonts are quite blur, and even with the help of some google search, I am still working on this. I can increase the size of the fonts in Safari, but strangely I can't find a simple way to change the size of the Finder items, I mean everything, the menu bar, the file names, etc... something I can easily do in Windows. Maybe if you know some utilities, let me know. I am going to try a better connection tomorrow to see if the rendering is better.
I use a Mac at work for some tasks, but I reckon not enough. So it's quite challenging to understand the way files and software are installed on the machine. I can easily lost a new installed application, also because the screen readibility is poor.
I have also a lot of difficulties to find the right screen format on my JVC TV. Between Widescreen, Panoramic vew or 4/9 size, nothing really good to avoid having the dock outside the screen.
I tried also some movies through the wireless network. Technically it works, but I don't recommend it, it's really a poor experience, the framerate is too slow. Maybe something can be done regarding the cache, I don't know yet.
Last thing, a detail surely, but a good laugh too, is the size of the box compared to the huge external power supply :-)
The fun part of that is that I feel like some newbie discovering a new planet. Maybe just a question of practice. Finally I would say I like my Mac Mini, and it's already like a new member in the family, also easy to forget and lost behind the speakers!
It's still cold outside but it's already time for a good Spring cleaning!
Developers.ie has just gone through a full redesign exercise. The upgrade was required to support the increasing number of activities the user group will have soon.
Because of the deep modifications on the look and feel of the site (plus some cool new features, more in the next newsletter) , expect to see the pages changing often, at least until the end of next week.
One thing I am pleased to announce today are the next 3 sessions INDA has secured for the next 3 months.
Note about the future sessions: INDA is looking for speakers who can relate their 'real world' experience using .Net (e-commerce, mobile development, finances, etc...)
Don't forget, I will also be present at the MSDN days across the country in Dublin, Galway and Cork. So if you want to chat, you know where to find me :-)
INDA user group is looking for an expansion of the sessions to all Ireland. We are interested by volunteers to help building different meetings in Cork and Galway (for a start).
I have already different speakers interested by a session outside Dublin.
Contact me at email@example.com for further details.
I will also be in Galway and Cork at the different locations with Microsoft Ireland, so I would be happy to meet all developers present at the MSDN event.