Friday, August 27, 2010

Baton Rouge SQL Saturday Wrap-up

sql-saturday-br Only a couple weeks late, I want to loop-back and provide a little follow-up on a few events I’ve participated in as August (and summer) wind to an end. On August 14, I hopped over to Baton Rouge to participate in the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday, an all day event that covered SQL and .NET. While the name is a bit misleading, the great Baton Rouge developer community pulled together more than 300 developers to talk SQL and .NET, and from my observation, the .NET sessions were filled to the brim.

I was late to the game joining the Baton Rouge speaker’s line-up, so I delivered two sessions: Building a Testable Data Access Layer and a quick “power talk” about the Telerik Toolbox. Thanks to everyone that joined the sessions! Hopefully you were able to takeaway some useful tips and tricks.

Meanwhile, I also participated in a Microsoft-hosted MSDN webcast covering the Telerik Toolbox for Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010. If you missed the live event, an on-demand recording of the event is available directly from Microsoft. It’s a great introduction (or re-introduction for you long-time fans) to what Telerik is doing these days, and it includes three demos that cover a range of Telerik tools (including WebUI Test Studio, the OpenAccess ORM Data Service Wizard, and the Silverlight Telerik Extensions).

Enjoy the archived webcast and stay tuned for more blog updates. After a weeks of events and some down-and-dirty dev work, it’s back to helping you be more productive .NET developers!