Thursday, April 19, 2012

April Date Change

Our April meeting, scheduled for the 24th, is now going to be on May 1 due to a late venue scheduling clash.  If you RVSP'ed for the original date, could we ask you to re-RSVP for the May 1 date so we know if you can still make it.

Apologies for the late change and we'll see you on May 1.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

May 1 Duo - Nemerle and VS11's new bits

NOTE: Meeting date changed to 1 May due to venue unavailable on 24th. Please RSVP again. Sorry about this.

This month features we've two talks.  One on Nemerle that will also be delivered at NDC later this year (yes, this is a dry run) and one on the new bits in Visual Studio 11 and why you should be all over it, like a rash.

I Can't Believe It's Not Roslyn: Using Nemerle Macros to extend the C# Language
- Philip Laureano (@philiplaureano)

Nemerle is a powerful .NET language that allows its users to extend its syntax and add new language features to suit their target domains. It also holds a powerful secret: it also has extensions that allow it to compile native C# source files as if they were originally written in Nemerle.

Philip will show you how to use Nemerle's rich macro syntax to add language features to the C# language, and unlike Roslyn, Nemerle's metaprogramming features are available for use today in production environments. This is one mind-bending session that you won't want to miss!

It's not as grey as it looks. Cool stuff in the Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5
- Richard Banks (@rbanks54)

Visual Studio 11 beta is out and in this session you'll see some of the new goodness in the IDE and .NET 4.5 that makes your development life better.  To keep things current, we'll stay away from Windows 8 specific features in this session so you can see what you can take advantage of right now.

Don't forget to RSVP using the poll on the right and we'll see you on the night!