I'll be speaking at Desert Code Camp on Saturday, November 9th, in Chandler, Arizona. I'm doing an insane 5 session marathon. If you live in the area, or care to visit, please consider one of my sessions:
Noda Time is an alternative date and time API for .NET. It helps you to think about your data more clearly, and express operations on that data more precisely. In this session, we will explore the Noda Time API, its data types, and cover many common use cases. We'll also talk about IANA Time Zones, and why they are superior to Windows time zones. By the end of the session, you should feel comfortable using Noda Time in your applications. (If you are not familiar with concepts like daylight saving time and time zones, then you should also attend my Date and Time Fundamentals session.)
Have you wanted to break in to NoSQL but were intimidated by other options? Do you think scalable multi-entity transactions are not possible without a full RDBMS like SQL Server? Fed up with the mapping overhead that comes with ORMs like Entity Framework? Come take a closer look at RavenDB. This next-generation document database was designed specifically with .Net developers in mind. Learn how easy it is to use to add a schemaless, structured data store to your .Net applications. No prior knowledge of RavenDB or NoSQL is required, but you should have familiarity with C# and general application development.
RavenDB, the NoSQL Document Database for .Net, has gone through many enhancements and upgrades. In this session, I will highlight as many of the latest and greatest features as possible in the time allotted. If you are not familiar with RavenDB, you should first attend my other session, "A first look at RavenDB".