Talks at CodeStock 2013

I spoke at CodeStock last Saturday, for the third time.  I really do enjoy attending this conference, both from attendee and speaker perspective.  I did the following two talks.


Leveraging ASP.NET MVC and Knockout in a Web Application
This session is all about leveraging the power of data binding from knockout and traditional ASP.NET MVC views with unobtrusive validation.  We will see how we can inject knockout binding using custom templates, while at the same time writing smaller, cleaner views.  We will see how we can avoid post backs with jQuery and view model to optimize user experience and performance with small amounts of JavaScript.  We will look at list based UI, using jqGrid as an example of a presentation layer.  At the end, we will have a working application with a query and an edit screen, establishing a pattern of writing large applications with MVC and Knockout.

Learning objectives                  

1.       Think big and build application framework on top of MVC and Knockout.

2.       Understand the power of custom templates to simplify ASP.NET MVC views

3.       See how jQuery and Knockout can work together to provide post back free environment.

You can download sample project here.

Using SSDT (SQL Server Data Tools) to Manage Database Lifecycle
This session will concentrate on features of SSDT as it pertains to creating and updating data structure while incorporating your databases into source control management as well as full application lifecycle management.  Discussion will include structure management, seeded data management and deployment.  Build integration features will also be part of the talk.

Learning objectives                  

1.       Core features of SSDT

2.       Source control and artifacts creation

3.       Refactoring and build integration

You can download slides here.

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