Sessions on Web Development

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On request of students from NED University of Engineering and Technology, DevNext User Group recently organized two day sessions on Web Development using ASP.NET at NED University. The sessions were held on 12th and 19th March, 2011.

The purpose of facilitating such sessions was to provide students firm understanding of web architecture and development using HTML, JavaScript, CSS and ASP.NET.

We would like to thank speaker and our volunteers at NED University for organizing such useful sessions.

About Speaker:

Mr. Anas Raza is a graduate in Computer and Information System from NED University and currently working as Software Engineer at ITIM Pakistan.

About DevNext User Group:

DevNext is a user group which has been created with the intention of providing a platform for the Next Generation Designers & Developers sharing and discussing knowledge regarding different tools and technologies. Our mission from inception has been to develop a peer group of developers, designers, architects, and managers who are interested in learning, sharing and growing their knowledge and capabilities. The group’s vision is to provide members with a forum to hear top industry experts speak, learn and teach others who are interested in the same technologies as you and are facing the same challenges.

Interested in organizing technology sessions in your University? Please contact us at and we will be happy to assist you.

Announcement: DevNext Student Volunteers for Year 2011



Like each year, we are glad to announce “DevNext Student Volunteers” for the year 2011. DevNext volunteers are selected on the basis of their interest and passion to serve their University and indirectly to overall students’ community by working in collaboration with DevNext User Group Leader, industry experts and other volunteers. These volunteers are expected to organize and arrange fruitful sessions for students of their respected Universities that are related to Science, Technology, Career and Project work.

Following are the selected volunteers from different Universities:

University of Karachi

UmairUmair Ahmed

I am doing BS(Computer Science) from University Of Karachi & also giving services to Super Softz IT Solution as a Web Developer. I actively Participated in the All Pakistan Programming Competition”.

I have interested in Oracle Database 10g , iPhone Development, Windows Phone 7 Development and Cloud Computing.


NED University of Engineering and Technology

KiranKiran Fatima

Hi, I’m Kiran Fatima, student of Computer Information System Department at NED University of Engineering and Technology. I have great interest in programming and Web designing.  And I want to pursue my professional career in the field of Software Engineering.

I enjoy working on Programming based languages and I am working hard to be an expert. Besides it; I am good in communication and have great problems solving skills. I like to take responsibility and always persist with the task until it is achieved.

I am not an expert photographer; however, I have great interest in photography. I always try to take snaps following the rules of professional photography and mostly everyone likes the snaps I take.


MairaMaria Shah

Me (Maira Shah) the student of Third Year (CS-122), CIS (Computer information Systems), NED University Of Engineering And Technology, introducing my self for being part of DevNext User Group

Fields of Interests

  • Event Management And Organization
  • Site Management and Collaboration


NareshNaresh Kumar

I am very interested in mobile networking and cloud computing, which is the current trend. I am student of third year of Computer Engineering and I have done internship in summer of second year.

My hobbies are surfing, hang out with friends, go out wherever possible and adjust quickly with new people and make friends. Passionate about me and others to get to know well about their field so that they could make out something innovative and competitive, want to know about the latest technology developed in the world.

Most of the times attend each IT seminar to get well to know in which direction we are heading through.  I read computer magazines like Spider, dawn newspaper, articles etc. I mostly like to know and understand the human nature.


Supporting Team: Fahad Uddin,

Madiha Anwer, Maha Toor, Mariyum Sabir, Rabia Qaiser, Saad Muhammad Ali, Rahmeen Ahmed Khan,

Shahroze Jamil,

Umm e farwa, Wajiha ahmed, Yasra Ahmed, Yusra Adil.


mypicMuhammad Umair

My Name is Muhammad Umair and i am studying at PAF-KIET.I am doing bachelors in Computer Science.I like to develop games on mobile and computer platform.

To keep me update i mostly read blogs,online magazines specially game developer magazine.



We would like to Thank all the volunteers for their interest and we expect a lot from them.
In case you are very passionate to serve the community and wanted to participate as volunteer, please email us at providing your Name, University, Email, Profile Picture, Cell # and above all answer to our question “Why you want to become DevNext Volunteer?”
Good Luck!


DevNext NED Volunteers’ Meet up

As the new academic year begins, DevNext volunteers at NED University had a small meet up to discuss about the role of new volunteer force of DevNext at NED.


Adil Mughal, DevNext User Group Leader, discussed with new volunteers about the User Groups, INETA, and DevNext history in NED. Adil talked about how DevNext is serving students by providing a platform for them and what they can do to serve the students community.

Adil MughalVolunteers

As always, It is great having an interaction with future engineers. We hope that new volunteers will play a better role in serving their University and community.


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 VS 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


    Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest

    I will be speaking at Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate LoadFest. Registration is open currently and is free but seats are limited. Register yourself now!


    Recent Events in June 2010

    Within last few weeks we have organized two events under user groups. One under the umbrella of DevNext, in particular of NED University students and another one under “Emerging .NET Devs” for Industry Professionals. I’m gonna paste some details from their respective blogs:

    Windows Development Using C++ by DevNext

    Technical Discussion on Windows Development using C++ was being held at N.E.D. University for Second Year students on June 1, 2010 specifically to provide them help for developing their Object Oriented Programming Project. We had invited Mr.Shoaib Surya, Lead Software Engineer at Folio3 (Pvt.) as a volunteer speaker for this session.


    To continue reading, please visit DevNext site.

    June UG Meeting Summary by Emerging .NET Devs

    On 8th June 2010, we organized another User Group meeting on “Workflow Foundation v4”. We would like to thank Mr. Muhammad Ali Sakhi, Microsoft Certified Trainer, for taking out time and delivering a session at the meeting on Workflow Foundation v4 with Visual Studio 2010. We would also like to thank attendees for making this event very successful. The majority of the participants were from Industry.

    To read further, please visit Emerging .NET Devs UG Blog.

    I hope you all have enjoyed the session, please feel free to provide us feedback to help us improve in future and stay tuned for more cool events on 10-4.

    Event Details: Web Programming Concepts using ASP.NET

    Being User Group Leader of DevNext, I participated as speaker in the event “Web Programming Concepts using ASP.NET” organized by DevNext volunteers at NED University of Engineering and Technology on 3rd April, 2010.
    The overall objective of the session was to give students concepts of web programming such as HTTP Requests, HTML Forms, Role of Web Server, IIS, ASP.NET, PostBack, ViewState etc.
    I was really glad to see the interest of the students. Even when the lecture hall was full, the students were sitting on the floor to attend the event and that really motivates me in doing community events. Also this was the first event in which the students asked so many questions and they were really trying to comprehend the topics.
    I appreciate all the efforts by the DevNext Volunteers in NED University and their passion to learn. They really organized the event very well. Thanks everyone!

    DevNext Volunteers
    To read further details about the event, check out DevNext Blog here.