Tech·Ed 2005 Europe

Published 7/8/2005 by hendaman

Today I've been to the Tech·Ed 2005 Europe in Amsterdam. The sessions I attended where:

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8:30

9:45

WEB322

ASP.NET 2.0: Under the Covers – Exploring Internals, Page Lifecycle and the Compilation Model

10:15

11:30

DEV466

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enterprise-Class Source Control

12:00

13:15

WEB428

ASP.NET 2.0: advanced Server Controls and Web Parts with ASP.NET 2.0

13:45

14:30

CHT071

Software Factories: How and when?

14:45

16:00

CTS359

Retry Abort Cancel? Appropriate Handling of Transaction Failures in Connected Systems Application Code

16:15

17:30

CTS465

From Dusk Til Dawn: Choose *Your* Approach to Design and Develop Web Services Applications on the .NET Platform

There where some cool things in the presentations I attended. Ofcourse the Team System is something that is going to change the lifes of (MS) developers, but it's scope obviously goes much further than that.

In ASP.NET 2.0 it will be possible using callbacks to change, per example, a value in a control on your page, instead of always having to make a roundtrip to the server by means of a postback.
Asynchronous calls can be used (going on rendering your page while in the background another task is being processed).
If you want you can deploy only compiled binaries (assemblies) without codebehind's and even without .aspx or .ascx files. So your sourcecode is better protected (what about Reflector.FileDisassembler from Dennis Bauer?)
Master pages, ofcourse and webparts.

I attended a discussion on how MS the next 'hot thing': Software Factories. quite interesting, although I need to get an update on this. Edward Bakker is experimenting with Software Factories as you can read in his blog.

In the Retry, Abort, Cancel? Session Clemens Vasters spoke about Transactions and building robust connected systems applications. On his weblog there are lots of cool 'helpers', he wrote and is offering them for free in the Open Source kinda way:

I hope to write some more on these topics in the next days.

Henry Cordes
My thoughts exactly...


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