Because of circumstances outside our control, we had to
postpone the NNUG meeting that where scheduled for 27th March. The
meeting will be rescheduled to after Easter, with the same agenda. An exact
date will be sent out to everybody next week. Sorry guys!
You’ve probably all seen this
already, since you read Scott Guthrie’s blog as well (or that you’ve been on the
internet after 2005), but he just posted a few examples of some of the new
features in the C# Orcas framework. I can’t wait to start using the automatic
properties! I don’t know how many hours I’ve spent writing stupid get/set
properties that only do one thing, return a private field.
You might argue that it was about time some of these
features got implemented or that they (MS) are just stealing from other
languages. To be honest I don’t care as long as the language gets better and
more productive to use.
If you want to see the “complete” spec for C# features,
you can check out this document: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/6/5868081c-68aa-40de-9a45-a3803d8134b8/csharp_3.0_specification.doc
Great news! We have invited Christian Weyer from ThinkTecture
to speak at NNUG in Oslo, Bergen and
Kristiansand. I’m really looking forward to this. Christian is a well known speaker and especially known for his excelent expertise in SOA.
I had the opportunity to see him
talk at TechEd in Barcelona last year, and this guy really knows his stuff. Come to our meeting in Bergen at May 30th and please
tell all your friends and co workers! For those of you not living in Bergen, he will
also talk in Oslo the 29th and Kristiansand the 31st.
More info will be available at NNUG later.
Jamie Cansdale over at TestDriven.NET had a rather strange experience with Microsoft lately. Check out what they sent him:
I’m contacting you to ask if you would like to be considered for an MVP
Award in recognition of your contributions to technical communities
over the past year.
Vicki Collins (Brook Street) would like to recall the message, “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award”
Check out the full story at his blog.