We had our May 2014 .NET monthly forum meet-up today at Microsoft Sri Lanka. We had 02 great sessions today and I was fortunate to deliver one of them on “Architecting Application using .NET”.
We had so many technical, deep-dive sessions on various development tools, frameworks. But we never had any sessions around on how to derive on a proper application design for our .NET applications. We have so many technologies, frameworks, patterns today for designing application architecture. We end-up repeating, copying our past project experience rather than really assessing what is the right application design architecture.
In this session, I discussed:
- What Software Application Architecting is?
- Layers vs Tiers
- Design best practices
- Presentation layer options
- Data Access layer options
- Domain layer patterns
We were very much happy to see a room-full crowd once again in .NET Forum.
Another great release of the Visual Studio has been release today. It was not that long Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012. Here they release another great version – Visual Studio 2013 today with bunch of enhancements and new features.
Please check Somasegar’s blog for more information: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2013/10/17/visual-studio-2013-available-for-download.aspx
Also don’t forget to check Visual Studio Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2013/10/17/visual-studio-2013-released-to-web.aspx
We had 2 great sessions lined for the July monthly meeting. First was mine which talked about “What’s new in .NET Framework 4.5“. Second session was about “Introduction to SignalR” by Ruchira Gamage.
I started session explaining the journey of both .NET Framework and Visual Studio. After that I talked about the release pattern and “nugget” involvement. After that I touched following topics giving attendees directions to explore more:
- Visual Studio Version Interop
- Core Framework Changes
- New BCL Classes, Methods
- Portable Class Libraries (PCL)
- Target 32-bit or 64-bit
- Improvements to start up
- Networking improvements
- Garbage Collection
- Reflection redesigned
- .NET for Windows Store Apps
- Parallel Programming
Session was a very high-level discussion about what’s new in .NET Framework 4.5 and more details can be found in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171868.aspx
Once again, it was very nice to see a room full crowd.