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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web Camps in the East – March Through May

    Microsoft Web Camps are free events designed to help you learn to build websites using ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Web Matrix, HTML5, and more.  They’ve been running in cities around the world, and I’ll be teaming up with my colleagues Rachel Appel and Andrew Duthie to help bring a series of Web Camps...
  • Blog Post: Online Firestarters – Silverlight, ASP.NET, and Windows Azure

    MSDN Firestarter events are great (and free) ways to get up to speed with specific developer topics.  For those who can’t attend in person, several of these live events will also feature an online streaming option, so tune in for some excellent Silverlight, ASP.NET, and Windows Azure content! Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Content from the ASP.NET Web Platform Firestarter Series

    I’ve been touring various cities as part of the MSDN ASP.NET Web Platform Firestarter series (along with G. Andrew Duthie and Rachel Appel ), and wanted to post the content from my sessions. The Sessions For my events, I covered combinations of these sessions (links are to the slides): “Looking at ASP...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Web Platform Firestarter Series

    A new set of free Firestarter events covering the ASP.NET Web Platform will be running from late September to December along the east coast.  (Part of the series of Firestarters mentioned in an earlier post .) Firestarter events focus on a particular topic area and progress from introductory through...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to WebMatrix Beta – A New, Free Tool for Website Development

    What is WebMatrix? WebMatrix is a free tool that features a complete stack (web server, database, programming) for web development. It’s lightweight, installs quickly, and has been designed to make things easy. Building a Site Want to build your site using an open source application like a blog engine...
  • Blog Post: Resources and Screencasts from the Northeast MSDN Roadshow “Don’t Fear the Coder” Tour

    As we gear up for the next Northeast Roadshow series (in March) , Jim and I have put the wraps on the previous tour by posting the content and recording screencasts based on each session. The “Don’t Fear the Coder” tour was a blast, and Jim and I visited a whopping seven cities across the northeast in...
  • Blog Post: Speaking with the New England ASP.NET Professionals Group – Wednesday, Jan 20th

    I’ll be the speaker for this Wednesday’s (January 20th) meeting of the New England ASP.NET Professionals Group . I’ll be delving into ASP.NET Web Forms, scripting, AJAX, and jQuery, with a brief look forward to Web Forms in ASP.NET 4. ASP.NET Web Forms in 3.5 & 4, with AJAX and jQuery In this session...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Resource Guide

    This post is inspired by the presentation that Patrick Hynds and I gave on ASP.NET MVC at StackOverflow’s DevDays conference in Boston .  Whether you attended DevDays or  happen on this from the web, I hope this is useful for you to learn more about ASP.NET MVC. ( Let me know if you have additions...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Resources

    Thanks to everyone who attended my ASP.NET MVC session with the New England ASP.NET Professionals Group last night.  Here are links and resources from the session: Getting ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Microsoft Web Platform Installer – Makes is very easy to install web tools, frameworks, and applications Run...
  • Blog Post: Speaking on ASP.NET MVC 1.0 – August 19, Waltham, MA

    I’ll be diving into ASP.NET MVC 1.0 with the New England ASP.NET Professionals User Group this Wednesday in Waltham, MA: When: August 19th, 2009 at 6:15PM Where: Microsoft Offices - Waltham Speaker: Chris Bowen of Microsoft   ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) Released earlier this year, ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: New User Group! New England ASP.NET Professionals

    A new user group has been formed to focus on practices for building web applications using ASP.NET and related technologies.  Led by community veteran Dean Serrentino, the New England ASP.NET Professionals Group will have its first meeting on March 16th and the first speaker is the well respected...
  • Blog Post: John Resig on jQuery at Boston .NET User Group 2/11

    Great news if you’re interested in hearing more about jQuery and how it can help with your web application development.  John Resig , creator of jQuery, and Boston area resident, will be visiting with the Boston .NET User Group in Waltham from 6-8 PM on February 11th to give an introduction to jQuery...
  • Blog Post: 2008 Winter Northeast Roadshow - Resources and Summary

    The Winter Northeast Roadshow series has run its course!  Jim and I traveled about 2,000 miles to deliver seven events for nearly 600 people across the Northeast, and had a great time bringing developer technology and practices to you. The Goods As promised, we're posting the content and resources...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC Preview 3 Released

    Great news from the team that's working on bringing Model View Controller to ASP.NET - the Preview 3 release is now available, along with the source code on CodePlex . Scott Guthrie has the details on his blog . Some interesting new features and refinements in this release: Controller Action method changes...
  • Blog Post: Special Boston Scalability User Group Event - 4/23

    On April 23rd, the (recently-formed!) Boston Scalability User Group will serve as host for a special visit by Microsoft's Greg Leake to speak about the .NET StockTrader application and scalability in distributed SOA systems. The meeting will be on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 6-8 PM at the Microsoft offices...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to the Newly-Released Developer Updates

    Though I managed to sneak away for some vacation time this week, it's clearly been a busy time for the product teams. Here's a summary of the recently-released betas and updates with links for more information: Silverlight Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate ( windows | mac ) Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh...
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