July 2011 - Posts

As you may know, Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is Launching on July 26.
http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/lightswitch

If you already want to get familiarized with this newcomer in the Visual Studio suite you should know that 2 fellow Silverlight MVP have just (by coincidence?) released their LightSwitch ebook this week...

"Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch"
By Kunal Chowdhury
> http://www.silverlightshow.net/ebooks/lightswitch.aspx

"Creating Visual Studio LightSwitch Custom Controls (Beginner to Intermediate)"
By Michael Washington
> http://lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/Market/LightSwitchCustomControls.aspx

Price are insane, but you can do the effort….

I just did a talk at the Vancouver Silverlight User Group (VanSLUG).

Title:
HTML5 and Silverlight 5: facts, assumptions and near future

Abstract:
“In this session, I will try to clarify what we hear (and not hear) around these technologies, maybe add a few guess on their role in Windows 8... as well as presenting a technical comparison between HTML5 and Silverlight 5: HTML vs XAML, tools, languages, databinding, performance, etc.”

 

It was a lot of fun and I think people enjoyed it!

As you can see I also had a lot of fun creating the slides while in the plane:

A few interesting links I showed during the talk:

http://caniuse.com/

http://html5test.com

www.doesmybrowsersupportwebgl.com


For any Silverlight dev this is a must read:
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/06/windows-8-for-software-developers-the-longhorn-dream-reborn.ars/2

 

Slides

 

Thanks Telerik for providing the room!

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