Event Summary: Oct UG Meeting on Design Principles and Practices

Title SlideIt was fun, exciting and great learning at October 2011 user group meeting on design principles and practices. We had two interactive sessions with developers.

We would like to thank every single one of you who attended the event. Special thanks for speakers (Adil Mughal and Zubair Ahmed), our sponsors (INETA, Pluralsight, PostSharp, Jetbrains Resharper, NimblePros, Wrox) and Microsoft Innovation Center team (especially Jibran and Kamran) for making this possible.

UPDATE:  Slides and demo code have been shared by speakers. Visit the following links to catch the stuff

Session 1 – "Refactoring to SOLID Code”

First session was delivered by Adil Mughal on “Refactoring to SOLID Code”. The session  was all about Object Oriented Principles and how we can refactor our code to apply SOLID principles. Following was the outline of the session


He also discussed about IoC (inversion of control) containers and how we can apply Dependency Inversion Principle using IoC container such as StructureMap.




Session 2 – “Aspect Oriented Programming in .NET using PostSharp”

Zubair demonstrated the power of Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) and how PostSharp integrates with Visual Studio/.NET to help developers implement different aspects and cross cutting concerns.



This was the fun time. We distributed a good number of prizes with lucky draw which participants enjoyed really. The giveaways includes

  • 6 Pluralsight Monthly Subscriptions
  • 1 Jetbrains Resharper license
  • 2 PostSharp licenses
  • 4 MicrosoftFeed T-shirts

As Munir Usman visited our event, we invited him to do the lucky draw and distribute prizes. Following are snapshots of some of the winners





So we really hope that this session was fruitful for the participants and you all had good learning time. Please feel free to provide your feedback and suggestions.


Oct UG Meeting on Design Principles and Practices

We are excited to announce October User Group Meeting for developers’ community in Karachi.

Come join us on 29th October to discuss design principles and practices.

Based on the feedback from community we received , we have initiated series of session on Software Design Principles, Practices and Patterns.


Refactoring to SOLID Code [50-60 minutes]

In this session, Adil will discuss about bad design, better design and SOLID Principles. He would also demonstrate how we can refactor our existing code to make them better using Visual Studio 2010 IDE.

Break [10-15 minutes]

Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) [50-60 minutes]

In this session Zubair will discuss “Aspect Oriented Programming” paradigm and how PostSharp helps developer to implement AOP in .NET.

Date, Time & Location:

29th October, 2011 – 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Microsoft Innovation Center, Karachi

Target Audience:

  • Experience of Object Oriented Programming Language such as C++, Java, C#
  • Entry to Mid-level Professionals


Register for October UG Meeting on Design Principles and Practices in Karachi, Pakistan  on Eventbrite

Give Away(s) (via lucky draw)


Adil MughalAdil Mughal is software engineer by passion and profession currently working as Team lead/Architect at Telenor Pakistan. He is Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) for Web.

Besides, day to day job, he is active in offline and online technical community and often participates as speaker in different events. He has been thrice awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft Corporation. He is leading International .NET Association (INETA) user groups, “Emerging .NET Devs” and “DevNext”. He is also author of articles at CodeProject.com. He frequently does blogging at http://www.AdilMughal.com

Zubair AhmedZubair Ahmed is a experienced software developer, he currently works for @OmniaConnect in Dubai, his main area of interest include Software Architecture and improving code quality. He keeps an eye on latest tools and frameworks for building better software solutions, he is also an active participant in technology groups. He shares his technical experience on zubairahmed.net, follow him on http://twitter.com/zubairdotnet

Event Summary: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest

Visual Studio 2010


4th December 2010, we had another exciting event “Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest”. The event was held at FAST- National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi. We would like to thank all the organizers, speakers, participants and volunteers for making this event successful. Especially to our speakers Adil Ahmed Mughal, Jibran Jamshed and Munir Usman for their valuable time and attention to this event.


  • What’s New in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate? by Adil Mughal
  • Application Life cycle Management (ALM) by Jibran Jamshed
  • Refreshment
  • Mastering Debugging in Visual Studio 2010 by Munir Usman
  • Lucky Draw [Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN Subscription, Pluralsight  subscription, Microsoft Bag]

    Adil on New IDE ImprovementsThe first session focused more on the new features in Visual Studio 2010 IDE. The speaker started discussion on the New Project Dialog improvements and Start Page customization in Visual Studio 2010 then moving towards Core IDE improvements that includes WPF based editor, easy code navigation, improved IntelliSense, column selection, call hierarchy etc.

    Adil then talked about how Visual Studio supports “Test Driven Development” and Code Focused development approach. Then ASP.NET improvements such as ASP.NET/HTML mark up snippets, Cleaner HTML, automatic HTML encoding were discussed. Finally, Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) was discussed and some powerful/highly rated extensions such as Productivity Power Tools, Power commands etc were demonstrated to the audience.

    Jibran on ALMThe second session was about application life cycle management with major focus on Team Foundation Server 2010.

    Jibran highlighted the issues faced by software development teams in the overall application life cycle and how Team Foundation Server (TFS), along with its numerous features and integration with other tools, can address those issues.

    He also demonstrated creating new team projects, selecting MSF process, code version control, work items and test cases execution against those work items in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and TFS.

    Munir on Debugging in Visual StudioThe third session was on mastering debugging in Visual Studio 2010. The speaker started discussion from basic debugging, such as usage of debugging points, stack trace, immediate window etc, to advance debugging features offered by Visual Studio such as conditional debugging, hit count, filter, macros, data tips, debug labels etc.

    In the end the Munir talked about the historical debugger (IntelliTrace) in Visual Studio 2010 ultimate and demonstrated how useful this feature is for developers.

    In the end goodies were distributed via lucky draw. Following were the winners:

  • Sheeraz Sheikh – Winner of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscription
  • Winner of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscription
  • Fahad Khan – Winner of 1 Month of free training of Pluralsight on-demand
  • Hassan Zahid – Winner of 1 Month of free training of Pluralsight on-demand
    Adil & Munir - Lucky Draw MVP Bag SpottedVS LoadFestVisual Studio Pamphlet

    For more picture, please visit photo album on Emerging .NET Devs Facebook Page. If you have attended the event, please take out few minutes to fill the feedback form here.

    In the end, we would like to thank our sponsors without them it would not be possible to organize this event. INETA, Wrox, Pluralsight, DevNext, Fast.NET