Geeks With Blogs

News INETA Community Speakers Program WTFNext's hosting!

View Stacy Vicknair's profile on LinkedIn

WTF Next? Dev ramblings from a master of nothing. books There are 10 entries for the tag books
Upcoming BRDNUG / BRAG meetings in Baton Rouge
We got a couple upcoming meetings for software developers in the Baton Rouge area that are going to be a great amount of fun and learning (what, together? Nahhh…) BRDNUG Meeting: Tomorrow, Oct 21 2009 Brian Sullivan from the Shreveport area will be coming down to speak on NHibernate with Fluent NHibernate. Should be a great meeting, I’m very sadly missing it. Agenda 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm: Brian will speak on NHibernate with Fluent NHibernate 7:20 ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:12 AM

Head First Design Patterns in Retrospect
Head First Design Patterns Undoubtedly opinions change over time, and seeing as I’ve waited quite a while to review this book from when I began reading it I’ve had time for the book and its concepts to percolate. My final opinion is that this book does offer a good entry level look into design patterns, and for those who take the time to read through this book you will benefit greatly to continue onto its inspiration, the original Gang of Four read, or also onto Fowler’s Patterns of Enterprise Application ......

Posted On Monday, July 27, 2009 2:57 PM

April BRDNUG Meeting: C# 4.0 New Features
April .Net User Group Meeting location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, April 22, 2009 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsored by: Ultix Presenter(s): Lance Dunnahoo Lance Dunnehoo Lance is a Development Manager at Ultix Technologies. Lance has over 9 years of experience in delivering custom software solutions. C# 4.0 New Features Discussion on the new 'dynamic' keyword, contra and co-variance, named and optional parameters and code contracts. Agenda 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm: General Introduction/Food and Drinks 6:15 ......

Posted On Monday, April 20, 2009 9:13 AM

Safari Books Online – A First Look
Buying books can get expensive. If you’re like me, you’ve got a collection surmounting that takes up more room than you should probably afford. So what are your options? You could use the library, but then you’re fairly limited in readings. Many of the classic timeless books will be around, but the latest and greatest will be a long time from hitting the shelf, if at all. You could do book trading, if you live in the heart of a thriving technical community. But, we don’t all have that sort of availability, ......

Posted On Saturday, April 4, 2009 11:20 AM

January BRDNUG Meeting Next Wednesday: Entity Framework
location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, January 28, 2009 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsored by: TBD Presenter(s): Brett James and Steve Schaneville Brett is a Senior Development Consultant at Sparkhound, Inc. with over 10 years of software development experience. The last 6 years have been spent working with .NET technologies for both Web and Windows applications. Steve is a Software Development Manager at Amedisys, Inc. His experience includes 9 years of C++ and C# development in Windows and Web applications. ......

Posted On Friday, January 23, 2009 9:32 AM

WindowsClient.NET How Do I Videos for WinForms
As you may know, I do mostly WinForms development at my current position. Altogether, I do have an affinity for WinForms development over web development, mostly because simple websites were easy to make when I was young, but making a windows application was something I didn't do until much later on. Well, is a great Microsoft resource for those interested specifically in smart client applications, and the even better news is that the bulk of the videos for WinForms in particular ......

Posted On Friday, January 2, 2009 3:19 PM

October Baton Rouge .NET Users Group Meeting (in November)
NOTICE: Due to a scheduling conflicts as Halloween activities the October meeting has been moved 1 week to Wednesday, November 5th. Sorry for any inconvenience. .Net User Group Meeting location: At Lamar Advertising Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM Sponsored by: Portico Learning Solutions Presenter Jeremy Beckham BIO: Jeremy is a Senior Developer for High Power Consulting, Inc. and has over 5 years of experience in .Net and SQL Server development. He's worked on projects ranging from ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:16 AM

What’s a good beginner’s programming book?
After talking more and more with my classmates at University of Phoenix, it has become clear that many of them do not know the first thing about programming, but they are eager to learn more. When I was asked what’s a good book for beginners, I really do not have the answer. Personally, programming didn’t make sense to me until I had my first course in C. I had tried to learn from books prior to that point, but I was never successful. The books always made ridiculous assumptions about the individual’s ......

Posted On Monday, October 20, 2008 10:00 AM

Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group Meeting
In the Baton Rouge Area with as open Tuesday afternoon? Check out the SQL Server Users Group Meeting this week. Location: At Lamar Advertising Thursday, October 23, 2008 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsored By: FuelTrac Presenter: Mike Huguet BIO Mike is an Enterprise Solutions Architect for Sparkhound, Inc. with over 9 years of experience in developing business solutions for Enterprise, Mid-market, and governmental customers. Five of those years have been as a consultant working with clients such as Jiffy ......

Posted On Sunday, October 12, 2008 7:43 PM

Design Patterns: GOF or Head First?
So I’m looking to make a purchase to learn more about design patterns. In Code Complete, Steve McConnell makes mention of design patterns very briefly, and I think it would be beneficial for me to go into more depth of my understanding. Currently I’m considering either Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by the GOF or Head First Design Patterns. Amazingly both books have 249 reviews and 4.5 stars on Amazon. Personally, I think that I might benefit more from the in depth ......

Posted On Thursday, October 9, 2008 6:02 PM

Copyright © Stacy Vicknair | Powered by: | Join free