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    Telerik RADControls for Windows Forms Webinar Sample Code and Slide Deck

    For those of you that attended the What’s New for Desktop Developers in Q2 2011 Release Webinar, thank you for attending!  For those that didn’t get to attend (or for those of you that want to go back through it since it was jam packed with information), the recording worked perfectly, and I will be posting it to Telerik TV in the next 48 hours!  Several people attending the webinar asked for the source code for my project that I created to demo the features as well as the powerpoint slides, and you can get them both here (slide deck, code...
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    Thank you Colorado and Arizona

    [Cross Posted from skimedic.com] I was invited to speak in Colorado and Arizona for three user groups, and it was a great time! I kicked off the trip in Colorado Springs at the South Colorado .NET Users Group ran by Ben Hoelting, a fellow MVP and a friend of mine that also speaks at VSLive.  We had a great chat with an overview of Uncle Bob Martin’s SOLID Principles, and then spent the majority of the time discussion software patterns and where they would make sense in the real world. Next up saw North Colorado .NET Users Group, headed up by Jeff Certain, also...
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    A Whole Lot Of Learning At the CINNUG Web Development FireStarter

    This past Saturday, the Cincinnati .NET Users Group (CINNUG) hosted another FireStarter, this one on Web Development.  Never been to a FireStarter?  The FireStarter concept is designed to light a fire under developers who are beginners or novices at a certain technology.  This one, hosted at the Cincinnati Microsoft office, focused on Web Development. We started the day with the “Battle of the 5s” – Silverlight 5 (by Bill Steele) and HTML 5 (by Brian Carter) gave really good perspectives on certainly the most discussed topic of the day (in light of the Windows 8 announcements). Over lunch we held a panel...
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    2011 Brings More Free Database Providers for Telerik’s OpenAccess ORM

    Technorati Tags: Telerik,OpenAccess,ORM OpenAccess, Telerik’s Object Relational Mapper (ORM) recently added many more databases that are supported in the free version! The Free Edition now supports: Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005/2008 Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 MySQL 5.x Firebird Server 2.x Oracle Database 10g  Express Edition SQLLite PostgreSQL 8.4+ In a nutshell, all version of SQL Server except for SQL Azure. OpenAccess Free Edition provides powerful features that can really move you forward in your project.  Data Access code is like plumbing. Everyone needs it, but does being a plumber give you an advantage over your competitors?  Let Telerik...
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    SQL Saturday Hawaii Recap

    SQL Saturday 72 (Honolulu) was a great success!  This event had three tracks – one for SQL (of course), one for .NET and one for more general topics.  Chris Eargle (@kodefuguru) and I came from the mainland and presented (between the two of us) 7 topics. This was my first time in Hawaii, and it was great.  Although I could only stay for 48 hours (I think I spent more time in planes than I did in the Islands), everyone I met was extremely friendly.  The attendees at the event were very engaging, asked a ton of great questions, and followed...