Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) is a the largest conference in Norway targeting the .NET community. It’s a 3 day conference with 2 days of workshops beforehand. The speaker line-up was also awesome, and the topics offer something for everyone. I’ve had the opportunity of attending the conference and have had 3 intense days of learning, networking and eating… yea, lots of food. Expectations This has been the first time I’ve attended a large conference of this kind, and I didn’t really know what to expect.

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That’s right! Thanks to the folks at Programutvikling, we’re going to be giving away a ticket to NDC 2012 at the next NNUG Vestfold meetup! There’s gonna be frontend focus this meeting. I’ll be warming up the crowd with a session on “Forseti Driven Development”, and the main show is gonna be Marius Gundersen presenting “Building a 3D engine in Html5”. More info on the talks, and the speakers on the meetup page.

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Yesterday, Einar Ingebrigtsen and I had a co-talk at NNUG Vestfold, titled: ”Sugarcoating your front-end, one ViewModel at a time”. We had a great turn-up and a good Q&A thereafter. I think we got a few people to star thinking slightly differently in regards to how to treat web-pages more like web-apps. We pushed hard on the MVVM pattern and how that conceptually fits the way web, and web-apps work. KnockoutJS certainly is a framework I’m starting to really love, and I’m sure there are other out there ready for it.

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NNUG Vestfold Meetup 29. Feburary Announcing NNUG Vestfold’s first meetup of 2012. I’m pleased to get started with the first NNUG Vestfold session this year. Last year didn’t really turn out the way I expected, with a total of 1 meeting! In an ongoing effort to push my comfort zone, I’ve decided to hold a session for this meeting. After talking to a colleague of mine, my small talk suddenly became a 2-man-show!

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In this past year at work, we’ve been in the process of developing a new platform from the bottom up with new functionality. One of the goals was to move away from an old unmaintainable solution to a new maintainable solution based on expected coding standards, and of course to meet the business’ needs about scalability and rapid feature development. With an overloaded domain, responsibilities were mingling with each other and business rules and validation was all over the place.

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2011 has been hectic, to say the least. Full of enriching life-experiences (personal and professional). I had a few goals for the past year: my health, family, profession. Some things worked out quite well, other things…not so well (so what’s new?). A friend of mine is going on about his big hairy goal. It’s intimidating and inspiring. Here are some things I’m hoping to dive into this coming year: JavaScript Norwegian .

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Here are the download links for ASP.NET MVC 3 RTM: Web platform installer Microsoft Download Center Be sure to read the release notes for the breaking changes since Release Candidate 2

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Microsoft have done a really good job by giving developers a great environment to do their work in; namely the Visual Studio suite with all its variants. This IDE’s intellisense is one of its strongest points, but anyone that’s tried to write javascript code has probably felt a bit lost. Intellisense, brace-highlighting, current variable highlighting, code comments…all gone….until now! Microsoft Corp has just released JScript Editor Extensions, a Visual Studio extension that enables all of the above, along with code outlines.

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Interactive jQuery tester I dug this link up the other day, and thought I’d spread the love :) If you’ve ever had debugging issues with your jQuery selectors. Or would like to experiment a bit then the Interactive jQuery tester is a great solution. You paste your HTML, then type in the selectors. The elements that are actually selected are then highlighted, which gives instant feedback. Hope you find this as useful as I have in the past.

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Pavneet Singh Saund

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