Deeper Dive into ASP.NET v5

by Michael Stokesbary on July 6, 2015

Wednesday July 15, 2015, 6:00 PM

River View Corporate Center – 16201 E Indiana Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Join us for a deeper dive into the new features of the ASP.NET v5. This meeting will cover some of the elements that were discussed last month, but in greater detail and dive a bit deeper into how things work under the covers. We will also cover some of the big breaking changes from Beta 4 to Beta 5 (this version was recently pushed out and will be the version that will be shipped with VS 2015 when it RTMs). Finally, we will wrap up with discussing future releases of ASP.NET v5 as well as some valuable places to go for information on the project.



What’s Up with ASP.NET 5 (vNext): (Who Moved My Cheese?)

by Michael Stokesbary on June 16, 2015

Wednesday June 17, 2015, 6:00 PM

Argonne Library – 4322 North Argonne Road, Spokane, WA 99212.

Visual Studio 2015 is no minor upgrade from Visual Studio 2013. This is the culmination of many changes, even to areas that have remained the same since the first days of Visual Studio .NET. This session will delve into the details of those changes as they relate to ASP.NET vNext. This includes things like the solution structure, the addition of the wwwroot folder, config file changes, project schema changes to leverage JSON and much more. Attend this session to jumpstart your ASP.NET vNext development, and catapult you to immediate productivity instead of wallowing in the surprise of change.

You’ll learn:

  • About the new ASP.NET vNext Project/Solution structure
  • About the proliferation of JSON in ASP.NET vNext projects and how to leverage that
  • How to understand the overall Visual Studio solution structure and where to put your own files within the new solution structure
  • About wwwroot, both its purpose and how to leverage it
  • About the new functionality in Visual Studio 15 itself

Come join Mark Michaelis and Michael Stokesbary as they begin to cover the basics of what has changed.


Build 2015: A Discussion

May 4, 2015

Wednesday May 13, 2015, 6:00 PM Argonne Library – 4322 North Argonne Road, Spokane, WA 99212. In this talk we walk through the major announcements from //Build and discuss their impact.  Learn about Win32 Apps in the Store, the reality of Hololens, cross-platform development with Visual Studio Code, Objective-C compilation with Visual Studio, Windows 10 […]

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Topic TBD

April 6, 2015

Wednesday April 22, 2015, 6:00 PM Note Location Change: Argonne Library – 4322 North Argonne Road, Spokane, WA 99212. Just getting this up as a placeholder for the meeting.

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Programming C# 6.0

March 4, 2015

Wednesday March 11, 2015, 6:00 PM Note Location Change: Argonne Library – 4322 North Argonne Road, Spokane, WA 99212. Don’t miss this session to preview the C# language changes that will be part of C# 6.0 including: null-conditional operator, indexed members & element initializers, auto-properties with initializers, static using statements, new numeric literal formats and […]

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Hands On Vi

January 8, 2015

Wednesday January 14, 2015, 6:00 PM Note Location Change: Argonne Library – 4322 North Argonne Road, Spokane, WA 99212. A presentation on Vi and Vim. Bring your Windows notebook or tablet PC. We’ll install VsVim or ViEmu for Visual Studio and cover a short history of the editor followed by a hands on tutorial/demonstration. You’ll […]

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Microsoft Reinvents Itself

November 10, 2014

Wednesday November 12, 2014, 6:00 PM Note Location Change: 12825 E Mirabeau Pkwy, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 – In the Atrium, Enter on the North East in the courtyard. Come join this lively discussion on the new Microsoft announced Nov. 12.  Ask your questions and learn all the implications of what is going on at […]

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Getting Started with Windows Store App development

December 1, 2013

Wednesday December 11, 2013, 6:00 PM Covers the basics of the following topics: Windows Store App Project and Conventions Overview XAML UI App Pages App Events App Resources App Styling App Lifecycle and State: Real and Simulated App Navigation, Layout, and Views App Data

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Unit Testing Web Development

September 21, 2013

Wednesday October 09, 2013, 6:00 PM When it comes to testing, Web Development is fraught with challenges whether it be from variations in browser behavior, the lack of compilation on JavaScript, or the traditional coupling between the UI and the code. In this session we walk through the complexities surrounding the testing of web projects […]

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Intro to Apps for SharePoint 2013

April 3, 2013

Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:00 PM With the release of SharePoint 2013, a new model for SharePoint 2013 development has also arrived. Please join us for an introduction to this new development model which will lay the groundwork for future meetings. This will be co-presented by Mark Michaelis and Michael Stokesbary

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