October 2004 - Posts
After attending the recent C# Generics presentation at the Boston .NET Group meeting, it has renewed my interest in building collection libraries as I did using STL during my C++ days many moons ago. A notable development is Wintellect's Power Collections - this looks very promising and is worth checking out.
Our resident .NET Rocks DJ is in today's NY Times.
(above: Chris Pels and Sam Gentile - the event's hosts)
(above: Juval Lowy and Self)
I made it to MSFT Waltham MA offices on Tuesday (26th Oct) for the joint meeting event of the Boston DotNet Group and the Downtown Boston DotNet Group. The INETA-sponsored meeting had Juval Lowy's presentation on C# 2.0 Generics. His talk on C# Generics was pure poetry! He is currently working on the second edition of Programming .NET Components that should be out soon.
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The first CT .NET Developer SIG meeting yesterday went very well - it was attended by ~35 developers and John Motyl's presentation on '.NET Distributed Applications' was well received. We are looking forward to some more terrific presentations in the near future.
As Carl mentioned - The Connecticut .NET Developers Group is BACK! For the past few weeks, both Carl and I have been putting together our local .NET SIG. Our first meeting is tomorrow with John Motyl's presentation on .NET Distributed Applications.
Now that we have our group on the roll - we'll get some more interesting topics like "Whidbey", "Yukon", Blogging/RSS and PodCasting!
My good friend Roy has a thought-provoking piece on User Groups. Wow! This is a Zen-like feeling as I am experiencing similar thoughts regarding users-groups! A few months ago, I had blogged about the state of our local .NET user group and with the hope of resuscitating it. Well, Carl Franklin (of .NET Rocks! fame) and I have picked up the mantle and are putting together a "new" Connecticut .NET user group. Our first event is on October 19th with John Motyl's presentation on .NET Distributed Applications. Check out our temporary CTDOTNET website (we plan to move to a DNN-based site soon).