The Spring 2010 DevConnections conference
has come to a close and I greatly enjoyed being part of the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 4
. I thought I would share some of my highlights from the Silverlight portion of the event. The Silverlight keynote was excellent. Here is an excellent summary of the keynote Silverlight 4 Launch Notes
by CrocusGirl. The presenters displayed intriguing demos and some of the new features of Silverlight.
A couple of things really caught my eye during the keynote.
I attended several sessions focusing on Silverlight, including ones by Dan Whalin
and Shawn Wildermuth
. Here are a few highlights from those sessions. Look to their blogs for slides and source code from the sessions.
WCF RIA Services
- Implementing the MVVM pattern in Silverlight
- Data Binding
- Data Validation
- HTTP Polling Duplex and WCF TCP
One of my favorite parts of the conference was the opportunity to meet Dave Campbell
(Microsoft MVP). It was great to visit with him and learn about Dave and SilverlightCream
. Thanks, Dave!
I am looking forward to start using VS 2010 and Silverlight 4 in my projects and sharing my learnings via many blog posts. Until then, keep coding my friends.