Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 2011 Meeting - Pete Davis on Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)

The next Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group meeting will be held on June 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM. Pete Davis will be show everyone how to use Microsoft's new plugin-style framework MEF.

Get your Ticket for the meeting here! Remember his is how we figure out how much food to get so please help us make sure we have enough for everyone.

This Month's Meeting Information

Title: Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) is Microsoft's solution for easily creating a plugin-style framework for your application. By handling the assembly management and reflection to find parts, MEF makes it virtually effortless to create an application that's extensible at run-time and, if you publish your API, allows 3rd parties to add extensions to your applications. Because MEF enforces a vertical separation of concerns and can only interact with your application through a limited API, application maintainability and stability are generally easier to achieve.

Pete Davis is the co-author of the ancient text, Windows Undocumented File Formats. In another life, he wrote for the now defunct Windows/DOS Developers Journal, Dr. Dobbs Journal and PC Magazine. These days he keeps a pretty low profile but still likes to play with new technology. In a tribute to his nerdy side, his daughter was born on 10/11/10 at 1:01pm (or 373 decimal).

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Welcome and News, Sign-in and Food
6:15 PM - 8:10 PM - Main Presentation
8:10 PM - 8:30 PM - Closing and Prize give-a-ways

Technology 101
105 SE 22nd St, Suite #7
Bentonville, AR 72712

Hope to see you there!

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