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Mindscape sessions at Tech Ed New Zealand 2007

, posted: 9-Aug-2007 10:39

Wellington company Mindscape will be represented at this year's Tech Ed by three of its crew, who will be around the floor talking to developers about their latest software product, LightSpeed:


[LightSpeed] is an innovative, high performance .NET domain model and O/R mapping framework designed to accelerate your development while, at the same time, providing your application with a solid foundation based on best practice domain-driven design patterns. With features like convention-over-configuration, fast data access, model validation and data binding, it allows you to focus your efforts where they should be: Solving business problems and not writing tedious infrastructure and "plumbing" code.


The Mindscape guys will also be presenting the following sessions:

Getting started with BackgroundMotion” (John-Daniel Trask, 15 August 2007 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM)

Ready, Set, Blast Off: Getting started with BackgroundMotion.

In this session John-Daniel Trask will be demonstrating how you can setup the BackgroundMotion project and start learning about new Microsoft technologies such as LINQ for SQL, AJAX Extensions, Virtual Earth, WCF and more. This session will be useful to anybody wanting to learn more about BackgroundMotion and how it can help you keep ahead of the game on many newer technologies.

.NET Programming Language Pragmatics” (Andrew Peters with Joel Pobar, 15/8/2007 12:10PM-1:25PM)

"The .NET language ecosystem is vast and wide, offering lots of choice for a willing developer. Take a tour of the ecosystem, and explore the rich feature contrasts of dynamic languages like IronPython and IronRuby, functional languages like F#, and classic statically typed languages like C# and VB.NET.

After the tour, we see the best of these features in the context of Visual Basic 9, where we've added relaxed delegates, XML literals, type inference and more. We also take a peek at the future of Visual Basic (VBx) and C#."

SQL Server 2008 for Developers” (Jeremy Boyd, 14 August 2007 5:10 PM - 6:25 PM)

There has been a strong focus on Dynamic Development and enabling scenarios such as support for business entities and synchronization. Along with new data types, DMV’s and T-SQL enhancements there is even stronger support for developers in SQL Server Katmai. In this session we will look at the new capabilities on offer and how you can make best use of them.

Building BackgroundMotion – Scalable Web Fast by using the Composite Web Block” (Jeremy Boyd, 15 August 2007 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM)

BackgroundMotion.com is a video sharing community site and learning resource which was successfully launched earlier this year. It is also an example of a composite web application, combining both software and services together to produce an exciting result. We built BackgroundMotion using the new Composite Web block. In this session learn about what the Composite Web block offers you, how to use it, and how it will help you build scalable, testable and performant web applications, allowing you to focus on what you do best - creating exciting new web applications.

People wanting to check LightSpeed can visit the LightSpeed webpage, the Mindscape blog, or check with Andrew Peters, Jeremy Boyd, or John-Daniel Trask during the Tech Ed New Zealand.


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