Next Monday (21st May 2007) sees the second .NET Developer Network meeting in Bristol, this time with Alex Homer giving two presentations:-
1) Using Enterprise Library 2.0 in ASP.NET
In recent years, the Microsoft Patterns & Practices (p&p) group has been producing guidance and software that makes building enterprise applications easier. Recent releases include the Enterprise Library – a combination of the various application blocks released in the past under as a single installable solution that combines integration between the blocks with a comprehensive configuration system that makes it easy to add the blocks to your applications, and configure them. The blocks also now support a standard system of exposing functionality to users, and enabling the creation of custom providers. This session looks at what the Enterprise Library can do for you, some of the ways you can use it (including in Partial Trust mode), and an introduction to creating custom providers. It also provides a preview of the upcoming version 3.0.
2) ASP.NET and Object Policy Injection with Enterprise Library
Enterprise Library, from Microsoft’s patterns & practices group, provides plenty of opportunities for simplifying and speeding up development of complex applications. One addition to the Library in the forthcoming version 3.0 is the ability to apply a series of handlers to the methods and properties of objects that your application uses, allowing you to add configurable policy-driven features such as validation, logging, exception handling, authorization, and caching. This session looks at what the new Policy Injection Application Block does - including how you can use it with the other blocks in Enterprise Library, and how you can create your own custom Matching Rules and Handlers.
You can see full details here
Coming up we also have:-
In addition VBUG have their next Bristol meeting on Wednesday 30 May 2007 with Continuous Integration with Ziemowit Skowronski and My Journey with Matt Cantillon
See you there.