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Just a quick heads-up: I just announced my first DevExpress XAF class in the USA, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, in January 2013. [LINK REMOVED]

I almost (well, actually - for a while) forgot to blog about this, but was prompted by the Pluralsight newsletter that came out yesterday. So here goes: my Pluralsight class Introduction to F# is available now! Please follow the link below to check it out, and of course feel free to get back to me with any feedback you have! Introduction to F# @ Pluralsight

A quick update on my recent announcement of the free DevExpress Day in Bad Ems, Germany - Seth Juarez, Technical Evangelist with DevExpress, will join us on the day. He’ll do some presentations around DXv2 and Reporting, and of course he’ll be available to answer all the questions you bring. Here’s the link again, if you missed it the first time: [LINK REMOVED] I hope I’ll see you there!

This I have just announced:

Free DevExpress Day – 25th February 2012 – Bad Ems, Germany

I have recently completed my first course for the Pluralsight on-demand library: C# 4.0 New Features. If you’re not familiar with the Pluralsight library, I recommend you check it out - it’s a brilliant resource!

On September 1st, I’ll also deliver a webcast for Pluralsight, called Being dynamic with C# 4.0 – currently on the list here. See you there!

Here’s a new version of my Electric Editing plugin. Did you know the first version came out in April 2005? Unbelievable how time flies! This version is built against DXCore 11.1.7. Here’s the download: CR_ElectricEditing-1.2.6.1.zip

Of course, as ever, if you don’t know what Electric Editing is, please check out this page, the various linked blog posts and the comments for the background info! Have fun!

I’m proud to have two separate announcements to make today!

I have just made information available on my next DevExpress class: [LINK REMOVED] You can find all the details by following the link. The class is one day longer than my earlier ASP.NET classes, but there are some important differences - including these:

  • It’s one day longer, for a total of three days

  • I call it an “Expert” class, which means it’s meant to go to more depth. Any questions are welcome and will be discussed as much as time allows, plus more time can be spent on in-depth discussion of certain important features.

  • Additional content will be included, perhaps most importantly the MVC Extensions that are now part of the DevExpress ASP.NET portfolio.

  • Of course it is updated to the latest version of DevExpress tools, most likely 2011.1.

Last week I did a webinar for DevExpress on XPO, their object/relational mapping product. It went well, I had fun, and around 60 or so people stayed till the end, so it can’t have been half bad! 😉 If you would like to see the webinar, it’s now up on the DevExpress site – click this link to watch it. I had a few requests for the samples I was using and writing during the webinar, so I’m making them available for download. Have fun!

Here’s the download: XPOWebinar201103.zip

Mehul just posted about it: there’s a free DevExpress XPO webinar coming up on March 31st, 2011. Presented by, well, me 😃 Many of you may remember that I and XPO go way back, and during my time at DevExpress I had a chance to work with the team that made the product and, so I hope, push it a little in the right direction. These days, XPO is still a product I like to use and to recommend to my consulting clients [LINK REMOVED] – together with XAF or on its own, it’s usually my .NET data layer technology of choice. Recently added functionality in the area of multi-tier support have made it a lot stronger again. My Expert XPO training class [LINK REMOVED] is taking place in London, UK, in May 2011, so if you’re interested, please follow the link and check it out. Meanwhile, if you’re on the fence, or just generally interested in what’s new and what’s cool, take the time to join me for the webinar!