dotNetDave Rocks SoCal Code Camp 2015 – San Diego

I hope you will join me for the 9th SoCal Code Camp in San Diego on June 27th – 28th. It’s always a great time with lots of learning! Below are the sessions I will be giving.

Want to see my Rock Your Technical Interview session? 
You can at SQL Saturday on September 19th. Hope to see you there!

Please click here to donate to the tour to keep the buses rolling (gas prices are going up)!

Röck Yoür .NET Coding Standards ™

The Code Isn't RightWith lots of new material for 2015, this session will guide any level of programmer to greater productivity by providing the information needed to write consistent, maintainable code. Learn about common coding mistakes, code style, defensive programming and much, much more. Code tips are included to help you write better, error free applications. Lots of code examples in C# and VB.NET. This session is based off my latest book, David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards.

We will be playing a game during the session where you can win fabulous prizes!

Please take my Coding Standards Survey before attending this session (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Code DVD).

You can purchase a DVD for this session (sponsored by ComponentOne) for only $15 (credit cards accepted) or purchase online by clicking here.

Check out the Coding Standards For The Real World webcast I did for SubMain.com.

Röck Yoür Cöde With Defensive Programming ™

This is a companion session to the “Rock Your .NET Coding Standards” that takes writing better code to the next level. Do you enjoy receiving bug tickets from QA? Didn’t think you would, so this session will provide solid practices that I have been using for most of my programming career to check-in to source only rock solid code. You will learn my #1 mantra, along with 13 rules, that I use while writing code that allows me to write new code (features) and stay out of maintenance mode hell.

Please take my Coding Standards Survey before attending this session (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Code DVD).

You can purchase a DVD for this session (sponsored by ComponentOne) for only $15 (credit cards accepted) or purchase online by clicking here.

Check out the Coding Standards For The Real World webcast I did for SubMain.com.

Röck Yoür Cöde Using Code Contracts ™

This session will introduce developers to the new powerful new feature that is part of the .NET 4.5 framework called Code Contracts. Code Contracts brings the advantages of design-by-contract programming to .NET programming. Contracts are used to improve testing via runtime checking, enable static contract verification, and documentation generation. We will also explore the new Smart Unit Tests in Visual Studio 2015 that works best with Code Contracts.

You can purchase a DVD for this session (sponsored by ComponentOne) for only $15 (credit cards accepted) or purchase online by clicking here.

Röck Yoür Apps With => 10 Things You Probably Aren’t Doing ™

This session will go over 10+ things that I see developers not doing in their applications to make them robust, easily changed (feature, feature, future) and free from errors. What are they? Well you will need to attend this session to find out. You are guaranteed to learn a lot in this session!

You can purchase a DVD for this session (sponsored by ComponentOne) for only $15 (credit cards accepted) or purchase online by clicking here.

More Info

Shop the "Rock The Nation Tour" store by clicking here. 
Anyone seen wearing a t-shirt from the store will win 
some geeky swag!

All slides and videos can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/dotNetDave and on YouTube.

Anyone seen with any item from my Code Camp store, will win some cool swag!

TGIF Episode 3 – CodeIt.Right

In this episode I talk about my favorite Microsoft .NET code analysis tool called CodeIt.Right from Submain.com. It combines static code analysis and automatic refactoring to best practices in one application. CodeIt.Right will automatically correct code errors and violations (e.g. naming conventions, incorrectly implemented coding patterns, etc)!

You can purchase the DVD mentioned in this episode at: http://mkt.com/nicheware/rock-your-code-dvd-v-1
You can purchase the book mentioned in this episode by going here: http://bit.ly/CSBook3

dotNetDave Rocks SQL Saturday #449 – San Diego

I hope you will join me for SQL Saturday #449 in San Diego on September 19th. Below is the session I will be giving.

Röck Yoür Technical Interview ™

Have you ever not gotten a job because you weren’t prepared for the interview? Would you like a big raise? Do you need motivation to rock your career? I’ve interviewed 100’s of software developers and will share my knowledge on how to survive, what we look for and even divulge some of the secrets we use during the process. Whether you are looking for a new position within your company or at a new company. This session will include crazy and strange interview stories from engineers just like you! This session includes tips to get you started, working with recruiters, getting prepared, the technical interview and more. You will also learn what is the #1 question you need to ask during an interview… it’s a game changer!

New: Rocking Your Technical Interview with David McCarter interview on dotNetRocks!

Here’s What People Are Saying About This Session

  • Chris S. – I wanted to thank you for your DVD on Technical Interviews. I attended your presentation at Desert Code Camp in 2012 and purchased the DVD. Your guidance on how to handle technical and even non-technical questions gave me great support and confidence going into a round of interviews I had. That confidence translated into performance, as I was able to receive attractive offers from multiple companies, and I was able to make an important move that has been a life-altering, exciting change for me.
  • Bill W. – Good information! I had forgotten to study the technical questions, did that this morning and I felt I aced my technical interview just now  Thanks Dave!
    • GO now!!! Dave is why I have the best job I have ever had!!!
  • Daniel I. – Great presentation because you made me realize that I’m not doing enough to better my career! You struck a chord when you said we should keep our resume up-to-date and on-hand at all times. Thanks for helping me realize something I should have been doing a long time ago. Your DVD is very helpful. The fact that you have hiring managers and recruiters giving interviewing tips is great. I’m glad I bought it!
  • Ken – Thanks for the great presentations – really enjoyed all your presentations at the code camp, learned a lot about interviewing and gained a lot of insight into how recruiting process works.
  • Stacy P. – An invaluable presentation for less experienced developers and a great review for senior developers that should know better.
  • Dennis M. – Great presentation, kept me awake and aware, things we often forget and ignore about preparations, you definitely covered that.

Please take the How Do You Find A Job survey before attending this session (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Technical Interview DVD).

You can purchase a DVD for this session (sponsored by AbleForce) for only $15 (credit cards accepted) or purchase online by clicking here.

More Info

Shop the "Rock The Nation Tour" store by clicking here. 
Anyone seen wearing a t-shirt from the store will win 
some geeky swag!

All slides and videos can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/dotNetDave and on YouTube.

TGIF Episode 2 – Visual Studio Analyze

In this episode I demonstrate the code analyzer in Visual Studio that all .NET developers must use to made sure they are writing bullet proof code. The Common Language Specification and Cyclomatic Complexity are also discussed.

You can purchase the DVD mentioned in this episode at: http://mkt.com/nicheware/rock-your-code-dvd-v-1
You can purchase the book mentioned in this episode by going here: http://bit.ly/CSBook3

Rock Your Code Using Code Contracts – Video (V2)

This session will introduce developers to the new powerful new feature that is part of the .NET 4.5 framework called Code Contracts. Code Contracts brings the advantages of design-by-contract programming to .NET programming. Contracts are used to improve testing via runtime checking, enable static contract verification, and documentation generation. We will also explore the new Smart Unit Tests in Visual Studio 2015 that works best with Code Contracts.

You can purchase the DVD mentioned in this video to see the latest version of this session: http://mkt.com/nicheware/rock-your-code-dvd-v-1

You can purchase the book mentioned in this session by going here: http://bit.ly/CSBook3

To see this session live, please go here for the schedule: http://bit.ly/dotnetdaverocks

New Features for Entity Framework 7

There are some really cool features coming out soon in Entity Framework 7. Here is a link to a video from Build:

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2015/2-693

Here is more detail: Entity Framework (EF) is a popular data access technology for .NET applications. EF7 is a lightweight and extensible version of EF that enables new platforms and new data stores. In this new version Windows Universal App Platform, ASP.NET, and traditional desktop applications can all use the Entity Framework, as well as .NET apps running on Mac and Linux. EF7 supports relational databases as well as non-relational data stores such as Azure Table Storage and Redis.

 

 

Rock Your .NET Coding Standards – Video (V8)

This session will guide any level of programmer to greater productivity by providing the information needed to write consistent, maintainable code. Learn about common coding mistakes, code style, defensive programming and much, much more. Code tips are included to help you write better, error free applications. Lots of code examples in C# and VB.NET. This session is based off my latest book, David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards.

You can purchase the DVD mentioned in this video to see the latest version of this session: http://mkt.com/nicheware/rock-your-code-dvd-v-1

You can purchase the book mentioned in this session by going here: http://bit.ly/CSBook3

To see this session live, please go here for the schedule: http://bit.ly/dotnetdaverocks