Omaha .Net User Group July Meeting
Start Time: July 25 2013, 6:00 PM

Posted by mruwe at July 19 2013, 1:59 AM

Fellow .Net Users,Our next meeting will take place on Thursday July 25th,starting at 6:00 PM.  Food and beveragewill be served by our sponsor starting at 5:45.Location:
Schneider Electric / DTN
9110 W Dodge Rd
http://binged.it/153vHe1Please enter the building through the main entrance and make your way to the South side then follow the signs to the presentation room.Speaker:
Nate TaylorI started writing programs in QBasic on my 8086 clone. Istill remember the day I went running down the hall excited because I realizedI could compile the code into a stand-alone exe and not just run it from withinthe IDE. My friends and I would try to write a text-based choose our ownadventure game. We only know if-then-goto so it got messy really quick and we'dsoon abandon it, only to try again in a few months.In 1998 I wrote Crash2000, a Y2K tester for Windows. Thebest review stated, "The documentation looks like it was written by akindergartner". Needless to say, it wasn't a huge success.After graduating college with a degree in electricalengineering, I quickly realized that I'm not good at circuit design, so Iswitched to writing software. Since then I've developed windows apps in C++ and.Net, and finally moved to developing on the web in 2010.**Topic:
**TDD isn't just about testingYour code is messy. Trust me. I've seen it. It's not thatyou haven't tried. You've created UML diagrams, flow charts, state diagrams.You've used Visio, and Photoshop and Balsamiq to try and come up with a goodclean design. Despite all your best efforts at getting a good design andsticking to it, it's messy. You promise yourself that the next project will bebetter, you won't make the same mistakes. But at the end of that project allyou want to do is throw it away and start over. Things are duct-taped togetherand in 8 months when you go to add a feature, you can't remember what code didwhat or where this next feature should go. If there's a bug the easiest way tofind it is place a dozen breakpoints and step through the code.**Sponsor:
Schneider Electric **As a global specialist in energy management with operationsin more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions tomake energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green across multiplemarket segments. The Group has leadership positions in energy and infrastructure,industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as wellas a broad presence in residential applications. With 22.4 billion euros salesin 2011, the company's 130,000+ employees are committed to help individuals andorganizations “Make the most of their energy.”mruwe@omahamtg.com Brian Olson
.NET Users Group Co-Leader
bolson@omahamtg.com

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