January 27, 2016, 6PM: Generics in .NET – Joe Wirtley

Location: IDCAST/UDRI, TechTown, 711 East Monument Avenue, Suite 101 in downtown Dayton. Google Map

All .NET developers have used generics, but too few utilize their full power. Most developers who use generics think of them only for collections, when they are valuable in any situation where code is the same except for type. This session is a deep dive into generic classes, interfaces, methods, and delegates. You will learn how to increase the power of generics by applying constraints, and will see examples drawn from real applications. You will leave with ideas about how to apply generics in your development and understanding the .NET features necessary to realize those ideas.

Bio: Joe Wirtley is an independent consultant who has been creating software for over twenty-five years. He works with .NET development teams on both desktop (WPF) and web (ASP.NET, JavaScript, Web API) applications. He is an active member of the developer community in southwest Ohio and helps lead the Dayton .NET Developer Group. He has presented at many user groups and conferences including CodeMash, devLink, Code PaLOUsa, and CodeStock. He recently authored a screencast on Generics in .NET for O’Reilly. You can check out his site at http://WirtleyConsulting.com/ or follow him on Twitter: @JoeWirtley.