Yesterday I did a talk at CNUG about Windows 8. I talked about 10 things every .NET developer should know about Windows 8.
So what are the 10 things every .NET developer should know about Windows 8 – if you got 90 minutes to present them? I choose these 10 topics:
- Design does matter
- Snap and Scale Beautifully
- Presenting Data
- Async is Great
- Use the right Contracts
- Invest in a Great Tile
- Connected and Alive
- Take care of Process Lifetime
- Notice the Fine Print
Some of the topics are quite large – how can you talk about presenting data or async in less then 10 minutes?! Seriously!! Well I hope the participants got a good glimpse at some of the cool features available in Windows 8 and that some of them enjoy their really cool Bluefragments Windows 8 t-shirt :)
You can get my slides and my demo from my SkyDrive
Earlier today I did a one hour talk about Windows Phone 7 and Mango. Most of the talk was about the platform but luckily I managed to show a demo based on a OData feed from Netflix.
The slides are available here and the demo is available here.
Tonight I’m doing a talk at “Silverlight developers in Denmark” (SLDEV). The talk will focus on the new features in Silverlight 5 and I promise I will bring lots of demos.
You can download the slides here.
Yesterday Martin Jespen and I did a talk about Silverlight patterns and framework at the monthly Silverlight Usergroup meeting in Denmark.
I the first part of the talk, Martin showed the differences between MEF and Unity and wrapped up by showing some of the possibilities in PRISM. You can download the samples here. You can download the documentation for PRISM here.
In the second part of the talk, I showed how to expose an OData feed using a WCF DataService and access the data from a Silverlight application. To follow up I showed how to use a WCF RIA Service and how to expose the data as an OData feed. You can down the samples here. You can find a guide to OData and Silverlight here.
You can download the presentation here.
Jeg har tidligere skrevet om en række Silverlight workshops som jeg afholder I løbet af de kommende 4 måneder. Alle workshops foregår onsdag aften på ITU fra kl. 18:00-21:00.
Nu ligger der også 2 kurser på tegnebrættet – et “Introduktion til Silverlight 4”-kursus og et “Avanceret Silverlight 4”-kursus. Begge kurser ligger i starten af april.
For at gøre det hele en smule mere overskueligt har jeg opdateret silverlightkursus.dk så den fremover viser en oversigt over alle workshops, kurser og foredrag som Bluefragments står for.
Derudover afholder den danske Silverlight brugergruppe (SLDEV) en række spændende events som kan ses på
Jeg afholdte i formiddags en 3-timers talk om WCF RIA Services hos Dansk IT. Der var en virkelig god dialog og der kom nogle gode (og afklarende) spørgsmål.
Slides og demoer (inklusive custom validation) kan downloades her:
On Sunday I’m doing a full day training session about Silverlight, Windows Phone 7 and Azure. All three technologies are huge and great at their own but together they give a truly amazing development platform.
Doing the session the participants will learn to develop a Silverlight webshop running in the browser and they will learn to build an out-of-browser Silverlight application to administrate the webshop. To take it one step further the participants will learn to develop a simple shop for Windows Phone 7 (yes, I will bring a developer device!). Finally the participants will learn to host the applications in Windows Azure and to store the data in SQL Azure.
I have done quite a few courses, workshops and presentations about Silverlight. Last week I did a 4-days Silverlight 4 course and I’m doing a 3-days Silverlight 4 line-of-business course in November (
Silverlight is becoming more and more widely used and with the latest release of SharePoint we get a much easier way of using Silverlight to generate WebParts. No doubt that we will see a lot of Silverlight inside SharePoint in the future.
I thought about doing a 1-day hands-on workshop about how to do Silverlight for SharePoint. Anybody interested?