I have written many things in my life; music, poetry, stories, and articles to name a few. Yet, until this month no one has ever said, "I am willing to give you money for your words." I've asked several times, and it's been a life long goal: to be a published author. Well, I can check off that goal for on newsstands now, the March 2007 issue of asp.netPRO features my article, "Google Can You Hear Me?"
I will be posting the article to the website shortly, I need to do some formatting first, but for those of you who can't wait (or are too cheap) you can download a copy of the magazine. To save some the trip, the focus is leveraging the features of a custom SiteMapProvider to generate search engine optimized URLs from dynamic content. This is put into real world use on my blog, which is an open source project.
I will also be speaking at the East Tennessee.NET Users Group this month. The meeting will be on March 27th at 6:00 pm held at New Horizons Computer Learning Center 9111 Cross Park Drive, Building C Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37923. My topic of the evening will be "Code Less; Do More" and the short description is:
Visual Studio 2005 includes many powerful tools that can speed up development time - this night we'll look at two that are often overlooked: the Dataset Designer and ReportViewer control. The Dataset Designer provides a clean and simple way to construct a database access layer, while the ReportViewer control gives you many of the capabilities of MS SQL Reporting Services inside your application. We'll move from covering the basics to tips for advanced scenarios that come from real world experience.
Hope to see you there!
Congratulations. I'll see if I can't make your speech even though I know little about .Net programming.
Congratulations, Mike! :)