Come hear about VB 2008 Tips & Tricks at TechEd US! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Come hear about VB 2008 Tips & Tricks at TechEd US! (Lisa Feigenbaum)

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The VB team has two great sessions coming up on Wednesday June 4th, covering tips & tricks for the language and IDE. Abstracts are below. Hope to see you there!

TLA319 Microsoft Visual Basic 2008: Microsoft LINQ Language Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Wednesday, June 4 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, S220 E 
Speaker(s): Amanda Silver
Track(s): Developer Tools and Languages
Level: 300 - Advanced
Session Type: Breakout Session
LINQ (Language Integrated Query) is a key platform innovation introduced with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, which brings SQL-style query expressions into Visual Basic and Visual C#, enabling you to describe what data to reason about instead of how to access the data. In this session, by taking a much closer look at the language features that enable LINQ-enabled frameworks, we uncover tips, tricks, gotchas and best practices for writing queries that will help you write robust, high-performing, maintainable business applications more quickly. In addition to gaining a solid understanding of LINQ for data access, you’ll also leave this session with a clear understanding of how query and the individual language features can be leveraged in other parts of your application to write less code.
 
TLA325 Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 IDE Tips and Tricks
 
Wednesday, June 4 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM, S320 E 
Speaker(s): Lisa Feigenbaum
Track(s): Developer Tools and Languages
Level: 300 - Advanced
Session Type: Breakout Session
In this session, learn how to turn yourself into a Visual Basic 2008 guru with the new language and IDE features. Tips and tricks covered include how to maximize your IntelliSense experience, leverage Refactoring features, and improve the performance of your query and XML code. We go deep into integrated XML and show you how to navigate XML gotchas and express what you wish in fewer lines of code. With respect to LINQ, we explore best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and answers to most frequently asked questions.
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