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Whether you are a regular or someone just coming for the first time, whether you are a long-time .NET developer or new to .NET development, everyone who wants to learn about .NET and network with other developers is always welcome to HDNUG.
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3/14/2019      Do you have technical debt?

Do you have technical debt?

Featured Speaker: Eric Huckabay

We accumulate baggage as part of the process of going through life; this is no less true in software development. When should we hit reset? When should we pay down our debts? What can go wrong when we do?

About Eric read more »

2/14/2019      ArgumentException handling

ArgumentException handling

Featured Speaker: Saint Valentine

How to avoid Arguments by Exception.

try { meetup = new Houston(.net, "2/14/2019");}
catch { (ArgumentException ex) {
Avoid(ArgumentException, doNotAttend, Spend( time( with( someOneSpecial))) );

About Saint Valentine:
Saint Valentine (Italian: San Valentino, Latin: Valentinus), officially Saint Valentine of Rome,[3] was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint read more »

1/10/2019      Introduction to Azure Machine Learning

Introduction to Azure Machine Learning

Featured Speaker: Mark Reynolds

Azure Machine Learning is a cloud predictive analytics service that makes it possible to quickly create and deploy predictive models as analytics solutions. Getting started is easy. The first working prototype is an easy evening project. But Azure Machine Learning will read more »

11/8/2018      Getting Started with Dependency Injection using Unity

Getting Started with Dependency Injection using Unity

Featured Speaker: J Sawyer

This session will go into the why's of dependency injection and then show you how to get started actually doing DI using the Unity Container. We'll talk about DI from an architectural perspective and why it's a good thing read more »

10/11/2018      Testing in Agile: from Afterthought to an Integral Part

Testing in Agile: from Afterthought to an Integral Part

Featured Speaker: Claudio Lassala

Testing cannot be an afterthought; it has to be an integral part of software development. Is it something that QA teams do? Or is it part of a developer’s duties? Do business analysts play any role in read more »