Programming C# 6.0

by Mark Michaelis on 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 exception handling improvements. Whether they’re related to Roslyn or actual language improvements, this session will show you how C# 6.0 will streamline your development and eliminate some of C#’s traditional ceremony.

You will learn:

  • About the C# 6.0 language changes
  • Best practices regarding the new C# features
  • Real world examples of how C# 6.0 will improve .NET development



Hands On Vi

by Tom Faust on 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 learn many benefits of using Vi over traditional Windows text editors, such as efficient file navigation, how to use multiple clipboards, bookmarks and complex repeated operations, all without leaving the keyboard!

Tom Faust has over 35 years of software development experience in many environments including various flavors of Unix, Linux and Windows. He has developed a low level support system for user interfaces, system utility programs, a database engine, text viewers, editors and many other applications. These days his spare time is spent on 20 acres in Chattaroy, Washington with his wife Tricia, tending to horses, chickens, cats, a dog and a garden.

“Everyone should use Vi .. it’s that good!”


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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Developing Apps for Office 2013

February 14, 2013

Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:00 PM Office 2013 supports an entirely new type of application – Apps for Office 2013 – that leverages JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS. In this session we introduce the new App for Office 2013 development platform outlining both the types of applications that can be built and the details around how […]

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Hands-On with TypeScript

December 3, 2012

Wednesday December 5, 2012, 6:00 PM “Typescript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.” Join us for this hands on session on TypeScript – working through simple examples to understand what all the fuss is about and how to leverage it within your […]

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Visual Studio 2012 Launch

October 9, 2012

Join @IntelliTect and @Microsoft for the Visual Studio 2012 Launch- Spokane! Wednesday, October 17th Starting at 6 pm Center Place Regional Event Center Spokane Valley, WA For more event details and registration go to Visual Studio 2012 includes a host of new tools and enhancements that streamline software development across the application life cycle. It is the tool that […]

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No User Group for September

September 10, 2012

Due to schedule conflicts, there will be no user group this month. Look for an update coming out for the October meeting, though. Sug Admins

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