Special Theme Night: “Dependency Inversion, dependency injection and IoC” Dependency inversion is the “D” in the often-cited “SOLID principles” of objected oriented design. We will discuss dependency inversion as a group and answer the questions “why bother?” and “what’s involved?” We will also do a series of quick, informal dog-and-pony shows on various IoC containers (Castle, StructureMap, Ninject). If you’ve struggled with DI / IoC, bring your questions. If you have a favorite container, come tell us about it. Should be a fun night.
In the meantime, here’s a nice, free screencast from TekPub on dependency injection: http://tekpub.com/view/concepts/1
Note to Parents:
If you want your youngsters to grow up to be healthy geeks, come to the lab and ask about the “Geek Harvest” (more info here).
Topic: “Getting Started with CouchDB and .NET”
“CouchDB is a document database which is gaining popularity in the “NoSQL” movement. This session will introduce you to these non-relational concepts and describe how they compare/contrast with the relational solutions you’re already familiar with. We’ll go through the basics of CouchDB and show how easy it is to use it from .NET.”
Speaker: Josh Bush