Beginner’s guide to mind bending: Expression Trees, Recursion, and Reflection

April 14, 2016

  • Devlin Liles

So you want to do rocket surgery? Let’s start with something slight easier and way cooler, Expression Trees. They are a great tools that very few understand, and even fewer can use well. We will dive into what an expression tree is, and how to tear them apart to bend them to our business world conquering will. Then we will build upon that success and tackle even easier techniques like Recursion, Reflection, and Code Dom Generation. If you have questions, bring them and we¬¬¬ will attempt to answer them with a fervor often times reserved for debating which is better, Vim vs EMACs.

About Devlin Liles

As Vice President of Consulting of Improving Enterprises Houston, Devlin Liles assists in leading the technology strategy and direction for the business as well as all aspects of consultant engagement. In an industry that is constantly innovating, Devlin believes as a passionate technologist it is his responsibility to maintain the cutting edge on his clients’ behalf. He prides himself on staying a generalist, but his passion in development is data and its interactions. Devlin has an entrepreneurial mindset and has been a key contributor to growth and success of the Houston office being one of the founding employees in 2011. Since 2007, he has been presenting and teaching classes on software development practices and tools to audiences around the nation including user groups, conferences, and community events. Liles holds the prestigious Microsoft MVP Award for the past 5 years which is only awarded to 3,000 technologists’ annually. He became published along with his good friend Tim Rayburn as authors of Entity Framework 4.1 Experts Cookbook. When he is not in front of a crowd or behind a computer Devlin is an avid soccer player and hobbyist gamer.

About the sponsor: ClearPoint

Finding the right candidate is time consuming. So is finding the right job. And let's be honest, don't you have enough on your plate already? That's where Clearpoint comes in. Clearpoint is the staffing partner of choice for many of Houston's top employers. Companies trust us to fill open technology and creative positions with talented professionals because of our successful track record, years of experience, and extensive network of amazing talent. Job seekers love Clearpoint's connections in the job market and high standards for representing skilled professionals. When you consider our paid benefits and profit-sharing for contractors, Clearpoint stands head and shoulders above the rest. That's because we do business the right way, and we treat you right.