Just another ignorant weirdo from Antwerp, Belgium
trying to make sense out of it all
A lot of people have already noticed that I'm on the speaker agenda for the Microsoft Developer & IT Pro Days 2006 in Belgium, but here's the official word: I'm proud to be your host for 2 sessions in the Development Best Practices track! I'm giving the second one together with Steven Wilssens, so that should be a lot of fun.
Best Practices in Framework Design: The Art of Building a Reusable Class Library
March 8, 2006 - 09:00 - 10:15
This session presents best practices for designing frameworks, which are reusable object-oriented libraries. The guidelines are applicable to frameworks ranging in size and in their scale of reuse from large system frameworks to small components shared among several applications. Topics covered include the design, background and motivation for: naming conventions, namespaces and assemblies, types (structs, reference types, generic types), members, designing for extensibility, usage guidelines, and general library design principles. Attend this session to learn more on the best practices for building a reusable class library.
Best Practices for Application Development
March 8, 2006 - 10:45 - 12:00
This session presents best practices for developing robust enterprise applications on the .NET platform. The guidelines are an accumulation of years of experience in building frameworks and enterprise applications. We will show you best practices around exception management, logging, configuration, authorization, data access, unit testing, code analysis, documentation, daily builds, caching and testing. When attending this session you will also learn about recurring design patterns, general development guidelines and conventions.
Furthermore, Steven will also be presenting a very interesting session on Source Control:
Best Practices for Advanced Source Control: Beyond CheckOut and CheckIn
March 8, 2006 - 14:30 - 15:45
This session presents best practices for advanced source control management. We will examine different branching strategies and provide you with the necessary guidelines that will help you adopt the right Software Configuration Management branching mode. These best practices will help you increase overall product quality and process efficiency, reduce the incidence of software failures, and improve organizational performance. We will have a look at Team Foundation Source Control and answer following questions: What's new with merging and branching in VSTS and why is it better? What is shelving? What about continuous integration and how can you implement a gauntlet system with VSTS?
See you there!