I’m one of Five Guys With Code speaking next Tuesday at the Pittsburgh .NET user group. There are some cool sessions, Eric is always an entertaining speaker and the new Table Value Parameters are a very, very useful technology in SQL Server 2008. And what everyone really cares about, I am bringing ComponentOne swag, including a license for one of our control suites.

Here are the details:

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Microsoft Offices, 30 Isabella St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Registration details :

Join us on August 10th for a flurry of sessions from 5 PGHDOTNET members. Each session will be 15 minutes long, so you'll get a lot of information across a number of different topics.

Also, in between each session, we'll be giving away books, software and other goodies.

Session 1: A Quick Look at the New SQL CE Engine -- Rich Dudley

Join Rich as he walks us through Microsoft's newly released SQL CE engine.

Session 2: Layout Controls for XAML -- John Hidey

John will walk us through some of the layout controls used when working with XAML.

Session 3: jQuery Code Snippets in Visual Studio 2010 -- David Hoerster

Visual Studio 2010 has a number of new code snippets that you can add to your VS2010 installation in order to make your use of jQuery more efficient.

Session 4: Bowling for TDD -- Eric Kepes

Watch Eric fumble through trying to score a bowling game, Test Driven Development style.

Session 5: Table Value Parameters with SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft .NET -- John Sterrett

Are you tired of passing comma delimited strings or xml to your stored procedures to input a data collection into your stored procedures? You can now pass a table to your stored procedures. SQL Server 2008 provides a feature known as Table Value Parameters that makes it happen. After this quick fifteen minute session you will be able to implement this new feature with your .NET Applications.