Well it was a great night last night. We had a really good turn out (around the 90 mark I think in the end) and it was a cracking dev-focused session.
My personal favourites were the Developer Dashboard Visualiser (which created a graphical time-line of how long each page component took to load, which you could drill-into) and the Site Settings snap-in (which allowed you to drop in the “Site Settings” page for the current site by pressing Ctrl-S from any page!). Lots of content in there, including using Web Services and utilising some of the Client Object Model.
Finally Jaap ran a prize draw giving away 5 free copies of a jQuery development book! Good stuff!
My turn came next, presenting on SharePoint 2010 Sandbox Development. For those of you who follow me on Twitter (@MartinHatch) you will know that I accidentally deleted my virtual machines last week so had to rebuild my farm and re-code all my examples.
Well .. not one to try making things easier for myself I decided to code all of them from scratch (Sandbox Web Part, Full Trust Proxy and a Solution Validator).
The only one which didn’t work was the Full Trust Proxy (I then found out I had a note in my slide deck on the “demo” slide which read – “make sure you re-start the Sandbox Service after you install the full-trust proxy” .. I have updated my slide deck now to include that VERY important line!) but overall I think it went very well and muchos thanks to all the feedback on Twitter (make sure you use the #SUGUK hashtag!)
My own slide decks and code samples can all be found on my Sky Drive account here:
The evening ended up with a SharePint (although I had to head off to get the last train out into the sussex wilderness I call home!).
If you were there .. hope you enjoyed it (all feedback welcome!). If not … I hope to see you at the next SUGUK meeting! 🙂