Please join us at the next meeting of the Los Angeles .NET Developers Group
(www.ladotnet.org).

Next Meeting:
Monday May 6, 2002, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm @ UCLA Campus,
Dodd Hall, Room 78 (room subject to change).
Brush up on ASP.NET Data Access with David Henson and take a tour through
Regular Expressions in the .NET Framework with Jeff Schwartzmann.

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Networking, registration, pizza, and soft drinks.

*There is no charge for admission. Members are asked to voluntarily
contribute $7 to cover the cost of refreshments.

Program:

1. ASP.NET Data Access: Best Practices
David Henson, BA, President, Certified Networks, Inc.

Get a sneak preview of the material in Dave's upcoming interactive
training DVD, Seven Steps to ASP.NET. This presentation will cover a variety
of techniques for accessing SQL data in ASP.NET using ADO.NET. The talk will
emphasize best practices for reliability and performance.

2. String Processing in VB.NET Using Regular Expressions vs. the Methods
of System.String
Jeff Schwartzmann, Vice President, Los Angeles .NET Developers Group. Jeff
is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer specializing in the design and
implementation of n-tier Windows and Web applications.

Regular expressions provide a powerful, flexible, and efficient method for
processing text by searching for a given pattern within the text. For
example, you can use regular expressions to find all the distinct words on a
line of text, you can validate that a telephone number is input correctly,
you can search for the contents within each of the opening and closing
Header tags in an HTML page, and you can rearrange the words on a line of
text. The capabilities provided by regular expressions are exposed by the
System.Text.RegularExpressions namespace. We will discuss the basic syntax
for using regular expressions, we will discuss the concepts of groups and
captures, we will examine the object model hierarchy of the
System.Text.RegularExpressions namespace, and we will show several code
demos to reinforce our understanding of the use of regular expressions in
the .NET framework. The presentation and the code demos are based on Daniel
Appleman's e-book titled "Regular Expressions with .NET."

Location:
Dodd Hall Room 78 (room subject to change) at UCLA campus (see
http://www.laiug.org/directions.asp).
Use this map to find the exact location (see http://www.ucla.edu/map).
The easiest way to get there is to take the 405 Freeway,
exit at Sunset Boulevard, go east about 1.5 miles to Hilgard Avenue,
turn right heading south, and make an immediate right at the first corner
(there is no light), you may park in Parking Structure 3 or 2.


See www.ladotnet.org for additional contacts and to become a member of the
group.

Scott Hutchinson
s.c.o.t.t.h.u.t.c.h.i.n.s.o.n@usa.net
(to contact me, remove all dots left of @)