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Codemash Day 3
The final day at Codemash was one to remember. The day started off with a keynote from Scott Guthrie on LINQ. A great intro on the power of LINQ, and how it can be used as an OR mapper. Next was a session on letting NHibernate be your data layer, which, after the keynote on LINQ, I wonder if it is necessary to use NHibernate, seems to me that they do similar jobs, but I could be way off base also. The following session I sat in on was about a product called Selenium. It was a really cool and very ......

Posted On Saturday, January 20, 2007 2:59 AM

CodeMash Day 2
Another great day at CodeMash! The morning keynote was awesome, I really like Neal Ford's presenting style, I just get the feeling he's a real straight shooter and he always let's you know exactly what he's thinking. Listened to an interesting session on rapid web development in TurboGears, looks like I need to learn Python now so I can explore TurboGears a little further. The second session I sat in on was 'the end of n-tier' which was basically a parallel processing, grid computing, cache product ......

Posted On Friday, January 19, 2007 3:09 AM

CodeMash Day 1
Got here yesterday with my colleage Dave Pease checked in to the Kalahari Resort, this place is pretty great! A large indoor waterpark, gameroom, and putt-putt. But what was even better was the panel of speakers they had there. Some of the best and brightest in PHP, Ruby, C#, Python, Java and Flex. What was so great was how civil it was, no language zealots, no arguments, there were a few digs, but the entire panel was very informed and accepting of different languages and where each had it's good ......

Posted On Friday, January 19, 2007 2:44 AM

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