Houston .NET Users Group

To explore, examine, develop and advance applications and services built with the .Net Development platform. Effectively aiding the widespread learning and sharing of the .Net Development Platform in the Houston Technology Marketplace with our members, who are both individuals and corporations.

Presented by: Claudio Lassala

Thu, Sep 9 18:30

It’s very common for developers to follow a “one test fixture per class/component” approach; that is, one file containing all of the tests that verify a given class or component. Then a new bug report comes in, the fix is a simple one-liner, but it requires 50 new lines of test code. There’s also a new feature that’s supposed to be easy to implement, but too hard to write tests for it because the test files are too messy. In both cases, the tendency is to simply ignore the tests, write the code, and call it done. In this talk, we’ll take a look at context-based testing as an approach to organizing tests, making them easier to read, write, and maintain. It works for many types of tests, such as unit, integration, and end-to-end. And it keeps both developers and the business happy!


Presented by: Garo Yeriazarian

Thu, Jun 10 18:30

In this talk, we'll examine one strategy of combining a highly productive development framework ASP.NET Core with a serverless auto-scaling deployment model of AWS Lambda, go through the code, dive into the deployment, and talk about what works well and what could be better.


Presented by: Razi Syed

Thu, Apr 15 18:30

Tired of messing with SSRS? Wish there was an easier way to design and embed reports? Can the users do their own damn reports already! Well say hello to dotnet report. In this session we'll start from a blank project and we'll add ad hoc reporting using dotnet report and by connecting to a local sql database, learning how to leverage this front end open source solution to easily embed a robust and feature rich reporting solution with minimal efforts. We'll also cover how to embed it in an existing solution and discuss the architecture.


Presented by: Mark Reynolds

Thu, Feb 25 18:30

An incremental improvement or a step change? Just when you though it couldn't get any better, C# v9 arrives bringing new features to Visual Studio. Each of these will be demonstrated in a practical example.


Presented by: Hussain Abbasi

Thu, Jan 21 18:30

Xamarin.Forms 5 has landed. It has a slew of new controls and enhancements. But, what happened to my experimental controls? Worry not, let's talk. And what's all this talk about MAUI?


Presented by: Alex Yakunin

Thu, Dec 10 18:30

Alex Yakunin will talk about the fundamental connection between all these problems and show how a relatively simple abstraction can help to address all of them together.