Last night was the November General Meeting of the Triangle .Net Users Group (TRINUG). I strongly encourage anybody living in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina that has an interest in .Net software development to come check things out.
Last night we enjoyed a presentation by Paul Ballard of The Rochester Consulting Partnership on Data Access Application Blocks. His talk took a look at the Microsoft Data Access Application Block as well as the one updated and modified by the GotDotNet community. Along with looking at the code, Paul took some time to go through some of the reasons why to actually use a DAAB within your Data Access Layer and the importance of a separate DAL within your.
As well, Chris Love and I somehow ended up in front of the group discussing his trip to Tech Ed and my trip to PDC. For those interested, here are some on the links that I mentioned regarding sources of news and info from PDC
Following the meeting there were many great conversations about things people like about the group and changes that they would like to see. It’s great to see so much excitement right now noth within the group as well as the overall Microsoft Developer community.