Gulf Coast .NET User Group  

Hello GCDNUG members!

Come on now let’s be truthful…who got fooled this month? If you didn’t then you are now! This is Duffy, your VP of operations and entertainment! Time keeps on slipping this year and we have already made into the rainy month of April. Good news there’s lots of good news and hopefully not a lot of teachers paying attention.


Some good things going on in the world of .Net is the announcement of the major update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. With these new updates a lot of new and great features are added in to make our lives a little easier. One I am sure everyone is excited about…Cortana. She is not just a Halo fantasy anymore guys and gals! If you want to learn more you can check out this video from Microsoft Build 2014 .

In related news we have a lot of great presentations coming up and possibly some of our members speaking at other User Groups and code camps. With all this excitement a lot of big events have been announced so start your planning to attend some soon.

To finish it off, as our beloved leader would say, that is it for this round. Always remember keep on coding, keep on learning, and keeping on having fun.

- C.Duffy

Next GCDNUG Meeting

April 2014
Kentico CMS v8 / RFID & Windows Phone
4/16/2014 6:00PM
Bit-Wizards Corporate Office - 13 Memorial Parkway Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (map) * New Location!
The April 2014 meeting will feature 2 sessions on widely different topics. Bryan Soltis will present on Kentico CMS v8, the latest platform update from Kentico. Dave Perkins will be discussing RFID development with Windows Phone OS.

Past Meetings

March 2014
CSS Tips & Tricks doe Developers / Intro to MVC5
The March 2014 was a return to our "dual-topic" format with 2 speakers on separate topics. Bryan Soltis provided the group an intro to MVC 5 and how the architecture works for web applications. In addition, Todd Ladner will gave us some cool tips and tricks on how to effectively write CSS.

February 2014
SQL Server 2012 Best Practices (with video!)
SQL Guru Matt Parry-Hill covered some great SQL Server development best practices, along with some demos and tips and tricks to help you get rocking with SQL Server. Be sure to check out the videos in case you missed it.

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.

Recently Announced Events: (click the links for more info)

Code on the Beach
Atlantic Beach, Fl (Jacksonville)
August 8-10, 2014

Tallahassee Code Camp 10
Tallahassee Fl.
November 1, 2014

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