March 2009 - Posts
The Microsoft Patterns and Practices group just Released a set of Quick Starts and How-To documents for using Prism in Visual Basic - Visual Basic QuickStarts and How-to Topics for PrismV2 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight)
This release is provided to help Visual Basic developers use the Composite Application Library. The release includes QuickStarts, the Composite Application Library (only provided in C#), and documentation. The documentation includes:
Visual Basic Content for Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - February 2009.chm: The QuickStarts, Hands-On Labs, and How-to Topics in Visual Basic.
Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight - February 2009.chm: Complete documentation in C#.
Composite Application Library Reference February 2009.chm: Library reference API.
The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications. It will help you design and build enterprise-level composite WPF client applications—composite applications use loosely coupled, independently evolvable pieces that work together in the overall application.
As someone who has been been on the developer conference speaking circuit for over 10 years, the standard session time of an hour and a quarter (75 minutes), including time for Q&A, is pretty much ingrained in me. Even VSLive conferences, who for many years held on to their 60-minute session format, switched over to the 75-minute format a few years ago.
So imagine the “change” when I had only 2-3 minutes to pitch my company at the Internet and Mobile Boot Camp this week.
This short talk was different from most things that I have ever done – not only because it was so short in duration. It wasn’t a technical presentation, I had no PowerPoint slides, and the audience was mainly VCs and investors, not developers.
Oh, and because of the different format and audience, I rehearsed almost 2 full hours for this 2-minute presentation, until I got the wording and presentation just right.
The official version of ASP.NET MVC 1.0 is now available for download here.
I’ve already suggested that you check out the free 184-page book chapter on building an app with MVC by Scott Guthrie.
This is a great video clip from comedian Louis CK’s appearance on the Conan Show.
Sometimes we takes things, especially technology, too much for granted…
My company, Renaissance Computer Systems, just posted a press release announcing that we are sponsoring a special event for startup companies next week – the Internet & Mobile Boot Camp , being run by Boot Camp Ventures on March 16th 2009, in Tel Aviv.
At the Internet & Mobile Boot Camp, a select number of innovative Israeli Internet and Mobile Companies will present in a dynamic and intense format before an exclusive audience of seasoned investors from the US, Israel and Europe.
It is encouraging to see this type of activity, despite the current economic situation.
If you want an amazing hands-on look at the new ASP.NET MVC framework, you must download this free 184-page book chapter Scott's NerdDinner.com chapter.
This chapter is written is Scott’s usual clear and graphic style – lots of screen shots and clear, organized explanations.