by Pete Brown
XAML is the core UI technology for Windows Phone, Silverlight, WPF, and WinRT XAML. Clearly it's important. What do you need to understand to get started in this technology?
This beginner-oriented session will focus you in on the skills you need as a new XAML developer. While some tooling will be discussed, this is a very code-oriented session and will concentrate primarily on concepts that span tools and specific implementations. If you're interested in getting started in any of Microsoft's XAML UI technologies, attend this session.
by Cornelius Kruger
With the upcomming changes in Windows 8, a lot of enterprises will want to know what is going to happen with their investment in Silverlight.
I will show you what you will need to use your existing silverlight code to create Windows 8 Metro Style applications.
by Joe Healy
During this session we'll explore Windows Phone Development from an introductory perspective. Covered will be the WP75 Dev Platform Overview, tools, Silverlight and XNA Dev, and monetization. We'll end with an open dialog on what the WP75 SDKs can and (more importantly) CANNOT do. You'll leave with the knowledge of how to get started writing and monetizing apps, as well as a good feel of where to go next to progress your development efforts.
by Pete Brown
Come see what’s new and exciting with Silverlight 5. Learn about features for business application development, visualization, graphics, and casual gaming. In this demo and code focused developer session, we hit the major new features in Silverlight 5 from 3d to templates to binding improvements, sound effects, and more, and get you well on your way to being productive with the latest release of Silverlight.
by Pete Brown
The WCF Web API simplifies the process of creating RESTful services. ASP.NET MVC makes a great host for those services, and Silverlight a great client. During this code-heavy session, we'll create a simple MVC site with resources exposed through the WCF Web API. We'll then wire up a nice Silverlight client and learn how to put all the pieces together. There's a little something for everyone in this one with the majority of the time spent in WCF Web API and Silverlight 5.
The development of Line Of Business applications is one where Silverlight is extremey well suited for. If you have built Large Scale LOB applications, you will find that there are some unique challenges that you have had to face, including application download size, navigation, parralel development and many others. In this session, David will explore the Silverlight/Prism/MEF/Ria Services/MVVM stack and see how this combination of technologies can be used to build very large scale Silverlight LOB applications.
This talk will explore the various models available to build applications in Entity Framework 4. We will cover the three major code generation styles in EF: database-first, model-first, and the newest, code-first. We'll look at how to use LINQ against EF, show the ease of MVC 3 integration with EF, and we'll wrap a WCF Data Service with OData around EF with a Silverlight client. This is a code-heavy session with minimal slides, and is very compelling if you’re building Line of Business or other data-centric applications.
18th February 2012