Microsoft Program Managers Lisa Feigenbaum and Charlie Calvert at OC .Net
May 7, 2008 Meeting
Best Practices with the Microsoft Visual C# 3.0 and LINQ
Visual Basic 2008 IDE Tips and Tricks
This month we have visitors from Redmond for two great presentations on the latest and greatest technologies.
Our monthly meeting date and location have been changed to accommodate our presenters. We will be meeting at the Microsoft offices in Irvine and have a joined meeting with SoCal .NET user group. Here is the address:
Three Park Plaza, Suite 1600
Irvine, CA 92614
This presentation introduces a number of new language features such as query expressions, lambda expressions, extension methods, automatically implemented properties, local type inference and more. These are all features that can really improve the quality of your code. They also provide new opportunities for making mistakes. This talk focuses on both the good and the bad: how to use and how not to use the new features of C#. Each feature will be introduced with a small example, and you should be able to follow the talk even if you are not already familiar with the new language constructs. The talk will also explore the theoretical underpinnings of LINQ.
Tips & Tricks...:
In this talk, Lisa will show how to turn yourself into a Visual Studio 2008 guru with the new language and IDE features. Tips and tricks will include how to maximize your VB IntelliSense experience, leverage Refactoring features, and improve the performance of your query and XML code. She will explore integrated XML, and show how to navigate XML gotchas and express what you wish in fewer lines of code.
Charlie Calvert is the Community Program Manager for the Microsoft C# team. While working on outreach and bridge building to both external and internal teams through the web and live events, Charlie focuses his technical energies on LINQ and core C# language scenarios such as generics. He has a degree in Journalism and Computer Science from the Evergreen State College. The author of ten technical books which have sold well over 100,000 copies, Charlie currently lives in the Seattle area where he enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, sailing and skiing in the mountains.
Lisa Feigenbaum is the program manager for the Visual Basic Editor and Debugger. She has been a member of the Visual Basic team since 2004. Her team is responsible for features such as intelliSense, error correction, edit-and-continue, and code snippets. You can find Lisa at various US & international conferences and user groups, watch her Channel9 webcasts, or read her posts on the VB team blog. Before joining Microsoft, she earned an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.