>MCSD: Off and running

>I just wrote my first of 5 MSCD exams (070-316: WinForms C#). I passed and so now I’m going to tackle the ASP.NET C# exam. If anyone has suggestions for books/training kits that are good for exam preperation, leave comments.

Hoowah!

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>Building Distributed Objects in .NET

>I just got through the VSLive! preconference workshop for Building Distributed Objects in .NET. Rocky Lhotka is an excellent speaker and it was great to hear his real-world, pragmatic views on business objects, DataSets/DataTables, etc. The short story is that business objects are good.

One point that he made that seems obvious in retrospect but seems to be confused by many folks is that even though you organize your code in an n-tier fashion, that doesn’t mean that you have to be on many different machines. He even went as far as to suggest that in many cases the classic 2-tier architecture may be fine. *gasp* 😉 I’d tend to agree with that.

Well, that’s it for today. I’m really looking forward to the rest of this week and am hoping the rest is as good as today.

Oh yeah… off to watch whatever’s left of the SuperBowl! (No, I am not cheering for a specific team.)

>VSLive!

>Well, it’s the first day of VSLive! I got here early as I’m still on Central time and was up at 6:00 am. There’s a neat tablet “hands-on” area as well as wireless internet access. Having never used a tablet before I find them pretty neat. The handwriting recognition on them is unbelievable.

I’ll try to post more about the presentations as I attend them. I’m looking forward to learning a ton of stuff about upcoming features in .NET 2.0 as well as learning more about architecture of .NET applications in general.