Thursday, April 21, 2011

As software engineering approaches its 40th birthday, do we know which software development ideas matter most? In this talk, award-winning author Steve McConnell identifies 10 of the most powerful ideas in software engineering. McConnell explains how the 10 ideas form the foundation for effective software development, and he shows how practices ranging from the waterfall model to extreme programming measure up. He uses these key ideas to explain which currently popular software engineering practices will withstand the test of time and which are fleeting fads. This talk will give software developers, QA specialists and managers an opportunity to step back from the day-to-day rush of their work and gain insight into the key issues of software development.

Code Complete, Rapid Development, Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art, Software Project Survival Guide... Steve McConnell, the author of these books and more will be our featured speaker at the evening session of SAPUG April 21, 2011. Please join us there to hear this exciting and dynamic technology speaker. Look for more information about Steve at: and

Fusionware Integration Corp will be the afternoon presenter; find more information about them at

Afternoon Session - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

"Nothin' but .NET"

FusionWare Integration Corp. will be presenting their mvLynx Managed Provider (ADO.NET) for MultiValue Databases. The presentation will focus on the flexibility of a pure managed provider for solutions development. Need Reports? No Problem, SQL Server Reporting Services! Application Development? Piece of cake, how about C#, VB.NET, Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF using Microsoft and other 3rd party controls. During this two hours they will do all of this and more using the mvLynx Managed Provider and "Nothin' but .NET"!

Networking Hour (Lounge) - 5:15pm to 6:15pm

Dinner - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Evening Presentation - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Steve McConnell