I’ll be presenting at the Calgary .NET User Group next week. Come out for a fun discussion and lively discussion on improving your application development using convention-over-configuration techniques.

Topic: Doing More With Less: Accelerating Development Using Convention-over-Configuration
Speaker: James Kovacs
Date: 18-August-2009
Location: Nexen Conference Center
801-7th Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB. (Plus 15 level)
Registration: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Presentation: 5:30 pm – ???


As developers, we spend an inordinate amount of time writing “glue code”. We write code to transform database rows to domain objects… domain objects to view-models or DTOs… We write code to configure inversion of control containers and wire dependencies together. We write code to style our UIs and respond to UI events. Wouldn’t it be nice if this could happen automagically for us? This session will look at using convention-based approaches using Fluent NHibernate, AutoMapper, Castle Windsor, and jQuery to reduce the amount of repetitive code and accelerate application development.