Last week I promised to blog from VSLive in New York
... And I completely dropped the ball. So, a quick post-event review:
After getting in on Monday afternoon, I attended an interesting session by Richard Hale Shaw
on designing reusable managed code libraries. It was a good talk, primarily focused on how the Framework designers set things up, and what lessons third-party designers should take home from looking at what they did.
After Richard's talk, I retired to the speaker ready room to finish up some last-minute demo changes for my talk on Tuesday. A bit later, the NYC .NET Developers Group had an on-site meeting, featuring Rocky Lhotka and Steve Lasker from MS
. This was a really excellent session, with a lot of very interesting insights into the impact of WCF and remoting on SOAs. I really enjoyd this session--great job, Steve and Rocky!
After the user group meeting, Andrew Brust
, the VSLive track lead, took some of us to a Brooklyn pizza place called Grimaldi's
. Awesome pizza! Highly recommended spot.
I spent Tuesday morning brushing up on a couple of the finer points of my talk, and gave it on Tuesday afternoon. The talk went well, with no demo issues (I triple-checked them before the talk, which I will do from now on), and some great questions from the audience, especially on the topic of SqlCacheDependency. I will definitely pump up that section of the talk a bit more before doing it at PASS later this year; it's a really cool feature, and one that users are clearly very interested in.
After my talk I sat through half of Andrew Brust's intro to SQLCLR talk before I was forced to run out of the building and catch a cab to get on a train back to Boston. All in all, a great trip to New York, and an enjoyable conference experience.