Don’t Fear Charge : An Approach to Build Testable ASP.Net Applications

by Van 18. April 2015 13:53

The slides for my presentation can be found at : http://1drv.ms/1IV97tQ

 

The code for my presentation can be found at : http://1drv.ms/1IV9nJf

Code samples for "Odata in the real world" presentation

by Van 23. November 2011 11:18

Odata.zip (4.71 mb)

Finally I am getting out my samples for my "Odata in the Real World" session which I presented at the Fall 2011 Richmond Code Camp, 2011 CMAP Code Camp and the November meeting of the Richmond .Net User Group. These samples contain 3 projects; one using Entity Framework, one using Linq to SQL and the last using POCO classes.

Introduction to Silverlight Session at Nova Code Camp 2011

by Van 23. November 2011 11:13

Silverlight Intro.zip (5.64 mb)

 

At last I am finally getting my code out for the Introductory Silverlight presentation I did at Nova Code Camp. Sorry this took so long but my life was disrupted flooding my basement. Another story for another day.

Code Samples from the Creating custom Word and Excel Documents using Open XML Format Presentation

by Van 12. June 2011 21:25

RichCC2011.zip (234.03 kb)

At last I am finally getting my code and slides out for the presentation I did at Richmond code camp XI “Creating custom Word and Excel Documents using Open XML Format”. Sorry this took so long but my life was disrupted when lighting hit the tree in front of my house. Another story for another day.

 

To get the libraries needed to run the attached code you must first go to:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=C6E744E5-36E9-45F5-8D8C-331DF206E0D0&displaylang=en

 

At this link you will get:

OpenXMLSDKv2.msi – will add the libraries needed

OpenXMLSDKTool.msi – will add a tool to help evaluating office documents.

 

When using the Open XDML Sdk you will also need to add the following references to your project:

DocumentFormat.OpenXml

WindosBase

 

Related links

Introducing the Office (2007) Open XML File Formats:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338205.aspx

 

Open XML Developer Center

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb265236.aspx

 

Openxmldeveloper.org

http://openxmldeveloper.org/default.aspx

 

Blogs on Open XML Format SDK:

Brian Jones & Zeyad Rajabi: Office Solutions:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brian_jones/

Eric White's Blog:

http://ericwhite.com/blog/

 

 

Nova Code Camp 2010.2

by Van 13. December 2010 02:19

Thanks to everyone who attended my Nova Code Camp presentation. Since the code samples are the same as Richmond Code Camp, you can check out that blog post on for the samples.

 

During my talk I was asked by several people about accessing data in a SharePoint List. Since I have very limited knowledge about SharePoint, I answer the question by saying I believe that it was possible with SharePoint 2010. On my way home, I remembered that SharePoint 2010 allows you to make a list an Odata endpoint. With this in mind using my odata sample could be used just change the Uri to point to the odata endpoint for the SharePoint List.

CMAP talk references

by Van 5. December 2010 14:20

Thanks to everyone who attended my CMAP Code Camp presentation. Since the code samples are the same as Richmond Code Camp, you can check out that blog post on for the samples.

But here are some the links to some of the sites I was talking about during my presentation.

 

To get all of the software I used for the presentation:

                http://www.microsoft.com/web/

For information on oData:

                http://www.odata.org/

CapArea .Net Silverlight SIG:

                http://www.caparea.net/Default.aspx?alias=www.caparea.net/silverlight

Richmond Code Camp X code samples

by Van 4. November 2010 18:12
Thanks to everyone who attended my session “Building a Data driven app in Silverlight 4” at the Richmond Code Camp X. It was a joy for me and I hope it was informative for you. Sorry I took so long to get my sample code to my blog. But here it is:

WCFCustomer.zip (2.73 mb)

WCFOrder.zip (2.73 mb)

OdataCustomer.zip (4.78 mb)

OdataCustomer.zip (4.78 mb)

OdataLive.zip (4.79 mb)

RIA.zip (5.19 mb)

Upcoming Presentations on Silverlight 4 with WCF RIA Services

by Van 2. June 2010 03:16

I have two upcoming presentations on Silverlight 4 with WCF RIA Services. The First is at Nova Code Camp on June 12, 2010 http://novacodecamp.org/.  The next one will be on June 15, 2010 at the Capital Area .Net User Group Silverlight Special Interest Group http://www.caparea.net/Default.aspx?alias=www.caparea.net/silverlight.

About Van

Van, a Senior Web Developer for Innervisions Software, Inc. since 1996, started programming Mainframes using COBOL, JCL for AT&T in 1979. While at AT&T, Van was part of many development teams that produced enterprise level applications and systems using CICS, IMS and other mainframe technologies. 

Van bought his first personal computer in 1982, an Apple II+, and started to write programs for home use in Applesoft (Basic Microsoft created for the Apple II) . 

Van first started working with Microsoft technologies using Access 1.0 and Visual Basic 3.0. In 2000, Van attended VS Live in Orlando where he was first exposed to .Net. He started programming .Net with Visual Studio .Net Beta 2. He became an Independent Consultant in 1996 and started Innervisions Software, Inc. 

In 2003 he wrote his first professional ASP.Net app. Since 2004 Van has been subcontracting on an IRS project using ASP.Net, VB.Net, and SQL Server.


He spends his spare time working on the web site for Prince William Special Olympics which was created using Dot Net Nuke.   Van is currently working on a Silverlight app for Prince William Special Olympics to manage their volunteers.


Van has a BA in Mathematics from Lehman College in New York City and a MS in Computer Science from George Washington University. Van holds MCP certifications in Visual Basic, Access, ASP.Net and SQL Server.

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