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Beantown .NET meeting on 10/7/2010: Shaun Avery, “Application Development with NHibernate”

Beantown .NET is going to be meeting Thursday, 10/7/2010.  This month we have Shaun Avery presenting “Application Development with NHibernate”. 

As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers – better yet, bring your boss.  It is not required to RSVP for our meetings but if you know you’re coming, please RSVP by email ( by 3pm on the day of the meeting to help speed your way through building security and to give us an idea how much pizza to order.

Future meetings:

– November 4 – Andy Novick,  SQL Server Partitioning & Data Management
– December 2 – TBA
– January 6 – TBA
– February 3 – TBA


When: Thursday, 10/7/2010, 6p – 8p

Microsoft NERD
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA


Parking: Paid parking is available in 1 Memorial Drive. 

Title: Application Development with NHibernate


There sure are a lot of ways to access data in .NET — LINQ to SQL, Entity Framework, ADO.NET, NHibernate, etc.  It’s tough to know which one to choose.  In this session Shaun will focus on the features and process of developing applications with NHibernate including how NHibernate works behind the scenes, how to get it working in your development environment, testing your domain objects with NHibernate and interacting with the query API (ICriteria, HQL, Linq-2-NHibernate, Named Queries).  He’ll also take a look at some of the new functionality that’s recently been released in NHibernate 3.0 Alpha.


Shaun has been working with the .NET Framework for over 7 years with a focus on ASP.NET applications.  He has been using NHibernate for over 4 years now.  He’s always striving to becoming a better developer by following industry standards in terms of design patterns and the latest techniques and technologies.  When not developing ASP.NET applications, he’s probably brewing his own beer.


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