Oak Leaf Enterprises is proud to announce version 1.0 of its Mere Mortals .NET Framework. This enterprise-level development tool consists of a powerful component-based framework. Based on solid object oriented design and patterns, MM .NET simplifies many common data access and rule validation tasks, reducing the amount of code you need to write. Business objects can be combined with a set of super-charged user interface controls that simplify databinding, validation, security, error handling and many other mundane tasks. In addition, many Builders and Wizards help in speeding development of user interface and business object services. The HTML Develpoer's Guide includes a number of Jump Starts that get you up and running quickly. MM .NET was architected and implemented by two C# MVPs (Kevin McNeish and Rick Strahl) and the fully commented source code is provided with the product to allow complete customization and review of the code.
Southwest Fox is coming up in October and as I do every year, I spoke with the organizers Rick , Doug and Tamar on the FoxShow. Deadlines for Southwest Fox: Super-saver price (before July 1): $695 Early-bird price (before August 1): $770 Regular price (August 1 and later): $820 This year, I took a different approach with separate shows for each organizer but the main message is still the same : July 1st is their Go/No-Go date. Conferences don't talk about this very often. I don't think developers really question if Apple will hold their WWDC in June or Microsoft will hold their Build conference - but that's because those conferences are vendor-led. Southwest Fox is a community-driven conference - it's not driven by a company with an agenda. Listen to the interviews and you can hear how important each of the organizers feel the live connection between speakers and among attendees.