Author Archives: Andrew Comeau

About Andrew Comeau

Organizer of the Ocala I.T. Professionals. Software developer and consultant based in Ocala, Florida.

Come Show Us What You Know!

Andrew Comeau   May 6, 2015   Comments Off on Come Show Us What You Know!

We’re looking for people to talk at our upcoming meetings! If there’s a technology that you know and can tell us about, we want to hear from you. You don’t have to be a professional speaker or stand in front of the group and you don’t have to go on for a half-hour. Just come and tell us what you know… Read more »

Engaging in Education in Marion County

Andrew Comeau   May 6, 2015   Comments Off on Engaging in Education in Marion County

“At the end of the day, it’s about skills and lifelong learning and making sure that our graduates and, quite frankly, ALL of our workforce is ready to learn, continually learn, continually learn new skills, new opportunities …” – Kevin Sheilley, President & CEO, Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership From address to Engage in Education, May 5, 2015 Last… Read more »

April Meeting at CTAE in Ocala – Success!

Andrew Comeau   April 24, 2015   Comments Off on April Meeting at CTAE in Ocala – Success!

In March, I met with Scott Carpenter, head of the Cyber Security education program at Ocala’s Community and Technical Adult Education center to discuss possibilities for programming education in Ocala and he asked me to come speak to the students in the Cyber Security program about careers and other aspects of working in I.T.. CTAE has both day and night… Read more »

A Few Words About Backups …

Andrew Comeau   April 3, 2015   Comments Off on A Few Words About Backups …
Photo courtesy of Kārlis Dambrāns (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janitors/). Used under Creative Commons license.

People are storing more and more of their data on computers and other devices at this point, from e-mails to photographs and music collections. While computers make a lot of things easier and enable us to do things we couldn’t years ago, they require just as much attention and maintenance as your car or any other machine that plays a… Read more »

Building and Publishing your ASP.NET Application

Andrew Comeau   March 2, 2015   Comments Off on Building and Publishing your ASP.NET Application

  In the last post, I talked about getting started with Visual Studio and creating a web application. In this post, we’ll continue building the sample app and look at some options for publishing it to a hosting service. At this point, we have an application with a master page and some CSS applied to it but we can’t run… Read more »

Getting Started With Visual Studio and ASP.NET

Andrew Comeau   February 28, 2015   Comments Off on Getting Started With Visual Studio and ASP.NET

  In my last post, I talked about the basics of ASP.NET and how webforms are designed to dynamically display and collect information. The next step is to show you how to get started creating a new site in ASP.NET. The primary tool for creating an ASP.NET site is Microsoft Visual Studio, the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that provides all… Read more »

What is ASP.NET?

Andrew Comeau   February 26, 2015   Comments Off on What is ASP.NET?

This article is based on the presentation from our Feburary 25, 2015 meeting. If you find this kind of information helpful, you can find information on our future meetings through our group on Meetup.com. There are a number of ways to build a website and all of them have their advantages depending on the type of site that you’re trying… Read more »

10th Annual Orlando Code Camp – March 28, 2015

Andrew Comeau   February 13, 2015   Comments Off on 10th Annual Orlando Code Camp – March 28, 2015
Orlando Code Camp

The 10th annual Orlando Code Camp will be held at Seminole State College on Saturday, March 28 2015. From the official FAQ on OrlandoCodeCamp.com – “Orlando Code Camp is a free, one day learning event for programming professionals and students with a focus on coding, databases and related technologies. This is a “grass roots” mini application platform developer conferences, free… Read more »