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NHibernate & Reporting Services at Beantown.NET on 10/5/2006

The Beantown.NET User Group (INETA) is meeting again on Thursday, 10/5/2006.

This month we have two speakers: Bill Gross will be doing a talk on SQL Server Reporting Services and I’ll be doing a talk on developing database-driven applications using NHibernate.   

As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and
co-workers.  If you want free pizza, send me an RSVP using the contact form by 1pm on 10/5. 


Meeting Details
When: Thursday, October 5, 2006, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Adesso Systems
One Liberty Square (Kilby St & Water St)
7th Floor
Boston, MA

Talk #1: A Short Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
by Bill Gross

Abstract: This 30 minute segment will introduce you to the Reporting Services features of SQL Server 2005. We’ll cover topics such as Reporting Services prerequisites, designing simple reports, deploying reports, automated testing of reports, and when (and when not) to choose Reporting Services over other technologies. You’ll come away from the talk able to make informed decisions during future projects about whether or not to use Reporting Services.

Talk #2: .NET Object Mapping with NHibernate
by Benjamin Day

Abstract: Applications use objects. Databases don’t. That’s the “object-relational impedance mismatch” problem in a nutshell.  Why isn’t there an easy way for applications to use objects, but store their contents in a database with a minimum of effort required to transition between them? Enter NHibernate: an open-source, object-relational persistence framework that uses XML to map classes and properties (in your program) to tables and columns (in your database). Once you write the mappings, NHibernate can generate the database code and SQL necessary to save and retrieve your objects. In this session, Ben will discuss the fundamentals of using NHibernate with specific focus on NHibernate in an ASP.NET application and test-driven development. 


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