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Happy 2014!

Well, I hope by now everyone’s schedule has gotten back to normal and everyone has recovered from the holidays. For the GCNDUG, the Christmas season brought a little rest and relaxation, a much needed reprieve after a busy 2013.

"Grandpa still wants to know where the car is…"

In keeping with our modest start to the New Year, we will be holding our next GCDNUG meeting in February to give our members a few more weeks to catch up on emails and remember what GCDNUG stands for. Rest assured, our next speaker is going to dish a whole mess of SQL goods that you won’t want to miss! As always, thanks for being a part of our .NET community and hope you have a great 2014!

- Bryan

Next GCDNUG Meeting
SQL Server 2012 Best Practices
2/19/2014 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Bit-Wizards Corporate Office 13 Memorial Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (map) * New Location!

Our next meeting will feature Bit-Wizards's SQL Guru Matt Parry-Hill. In this session Matt will be covering some great SQL Server development best practices, along with some demos and tips and tricks to help you get rocking with SQL Server!

Past Meetings

December 2013
Unit Testing with VS 2012 / JS for Developers (with video!)
Jerry Cox covered the different frameworks that are available for performing unit testing within Visual Studio; focusing mainly on NUnit. Tyler shared his methods and experience to help you go from a complete newbie to being able to implement basic but useful JavaScript in any front-end web development project. He covered basic programming structures and how to use them with vanilla JavaScript and jQuery.

September 2013
Back to Basics / Big Data in Windows Azure (with video!)
Bryan covered lots of topics and common mistakes, from string manipulation to inline SQL, as well as discussed any other ideas with the group as we all go back to Programming 101 and freshen our skills. Mark presented an overview of "Big Data" then delve into HDInsight, Microsoft Windows Azure’s "Big Data" solution.

July 2013
Designing for Windows 8
Taking inspirational cues from Bauhaus design, International Typographic Style, and cinematography, the Windows 8 UI design style brings an application to life while presenting content clearly and beautifully. This session is intended to help developers and designers understand the design concepts and basic building blocks of the Windows 8 user interface.  In this session, you will be introduced to the principles behind this design style and learn how to effectively apply these principles in your applications.

New Windows Phone Apps by GCDNUG Members!
We recently had 2 GCDNUG members publish apps to the Windows Phone Store. If you have a WP device, be sure to check out these great apps:

Cross Check
Published by: Dave Perkins

Ekoboard
Published by: Chris Duffy

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