2009-02-24 - Architecture Chat This Thursday
Architecture chat this Thursday, 26th February, 11:30am, Garrisons, Sylvia Park, Auckland.
I'm short on topic ideas, mostly because I've been playing catch-up over the last couple of weeks, but I have a few small things that piqued my interest:
- New Zealand copyright blackout - implications for development community. and 92a delayed.
- StyleCop for ReSharper.
- Language-agnostic code contracts (here and here).
- The state of caching in the Entity Framework, and approaches to implementing caching in an ORM / rolling your own 2nd level cache implementation.
- Optional and named parameters in C# 4.0 and some interesting observations on versioning issues with the current implementation.
- Prism 2.0 is now live.
- The bad apple effect - anyone seen this in wild recently?
- MonoDevelop 2.0 - the first beta has been released... Some interesting things like support for the Vala language, new native C# editor implementation and an eagerness to bring monodevelop to windows.
- Quince - Interesting UX Patterns explorer from Infragistics.
I'll see you all this Thursday, and remember new comers are always welcome - just drop me an email/comment to let us know your coming along so we can track you down.
Note: Write-ups of previous meetings and additional info i.e. directions to the location, are available on the wiki.