Event: What’s new in ASP.NET MVC 2.0 & 3.0

We’re back! It’s been a while since our last event but after an unexpected hiatus, we have resumed our regular evening sessions. January’s talk will be held in Glasgow at Glasgow Caledonian University.

The Talk

ASP.NET MVC has been making waves over the past 2 years within the ASP.NET community and quite rightly so with features such as promoting separation of concerns, strongly typed views and a great routing system but it doesn’t stop there. ASP.NET MVC 2.0 is now publicly available and is also being shipped with Visual Studio 2010 and hot on its heels is version 3.0 which adds Microsoft’s new Razor view engine to the mix. But what new features have been brought to the table? What has changed? And most importantly, how will you be affected by upgrading from 1.0 or even 2.0?

This session will bring you up to speed with all the information you need to know delivered through slides and more interestingly, live demos. Topics covered include (but not limited to)

- Razor
- Model-Validator Providers
- Optional URL Parameters
- Template / HTML Helper improvements
- Improved Dependency Injection / Inversion of Control integration
- NuGet Package Manager
- Additions and updates to MVC Attributes
- Visual Studio integration improvements
- Breaking changes from MVC 1.0/2.0
- Pros and cons to MVC
- To upgrade or not to upgrade (or simply, Advice)

We will look at features brought in by both v2.0 and v3.0 of the MVC framework and this session provides a good source of information for those looking to learn more or to upgrade existing projects.

The Venue

We are meeting in Room M402 on the 4th floor of the George Moore Building at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA.

After the meeting we normally retire to the back bar at Waxy O’Connor’s

The Speaker

Andy Gibson is a .NET Application Developer at Equator in Glasgow with a background in web application development including ASP.NET MVC, PHP and jQuery. He is always on the lookout for new technologies to play with and loves to learn what he can about things especially in the web development arena.

Keen to give back to the community, Andy has spoken at a number of community events including DDD8, DDD Scotland 2009 and Epicenter 2009/2010. He is currently the chairman of Scottish Developers, a user group for programmers all across Scotland, for which he organises various talks and events including DDD Scotland.

The Agenda

18:00 Doors Open
19:00 Welcome
19:10 The Talk
20:20 Feedback & Prizes
20:30 Retire to the Pub

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