December 2009 meeting

Dynamic C# and a New World of Possibilities

6:00 pm
Pizza and networking time

6:30 pm

Yes you have heard it right. We are having our December 2009 meeting. And, to say goodbye to 2009 and think about what 2010 will bring us, we will take a look at a new CLR 4.0 feature that is likely to significantly change the way we code in C#.

Do you remember when generics were introduced in the .NET runtime 2.0? That was the the biggest new feature in that version of the framework and it's almost 5 years old. Time for a new runtime release with new and exciting features.

In this talk, we focus on the only new feature in C# 4 that really matters — the dynamic keyword. There are some new, amazing possibilities that, previously, were only elegantly achievable with dynamic languages like JavaScript and Ruby. We will touch on ways that using dynamic can change the way that you code, including things like a true ActiveRecord pattern, Expando objects, and more.

Aaron Erickson is a software developer/technology writer/agilist based out of Chicago, IL. His life's work is to help convert the human intellectual capital into results for companies that empower both the knowledge workers who produce software, and the people for whom that software is designed to serve. He frequently speaks at events such as TechEd, VSLive, and .NET user groups - with a goal of furthering the exchange of ideas - be they technology contributions - or observations about the technology consulting business.

He is the author of the book, The Nomadic Developer, a career guide for technology consultants. In his spare time he likes to buy random ingredients at the store and have "iron chef" night with his wife, play video games with his kids, and occasionally, log on to World of Warcraft where he has a level 80 Rogue named EffSharper on the Bloodscalp server.

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When: 2009-12-09 18:00:00

Where: Redpoint, 233 South Wacker Dr, Suite 750, Chicago (map)

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