John, along with Rob Keiser, attended //Build/ 2013. In this update, John is going to cover exciting new updates for Visual Studio 2013, VS Web Essentials and the latest on the One ASP.Net initiative. There area number of enhancements to the Visual Editor (for .net code, html and JS) that John will code. In addition, some 18 months ago, the One ASP.Net initiative was announced. The goal of that initiative was to make web development with the ASP.Net stack easier. John will cover those details as well.
John Petersen has been developing software for 20 years, starting with dBase, Clipper and FoxBase + thereafter, migrating to FoxPro and Visual FoxPro and Visual Basic. Other areas of concentration include Oracle and SQL Server – versions 6-2008. John is the Philadelphia Microsoft Practice Director for CEI America (www.ceiamerica.com), a Microsoft Gold Partner. From 1995 to 2001, he was a Microsoft Visual FoxPro MVP. Today, his emphasis is on ASP MVC .NET applications. He is a current Microsoft ASP .NET MVP. In 1999, he wrote the definitive whitepaper on ADO for VFP Developers. In 2002, he wrote the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Databases for Que Publishing. John was a co-author of Visual FoxPro Enterprise Development from Prima Publishing with Rod Paddock, Ron Talmadge and Eric Ranft. He was also a co-author of Visual Basic Web Development from Prima Publishing with Rod Paddock and Richard Campbell. In 2004, John graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. He passed the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar exams and was in private practice for several years.