This Week In Silverlight April 23 2010
What’s new in Silverlight This Week in Silverlight
Recorded April 23, 2010
- CorrinaB does an amazing Portland Silverlight User Group design meeting and puts the materials on the web.
- Shawn Wildermuth has a great series on MVVM/RIA Services/MEF, and it’s updated to Silverlight 4 release.
- Channel 9 interview with Pete Brown and David Kelly on Ux in the Microsoft store.
- Brada is leaving Microsoft.
- WCF Data Services for Silverlight 4 is released.
- Channel 9 has updated their Silverlight 4 Training Kit. ScottGu posted on it as well.
- Mike Snow has a new tips of the day (static resources in class libraries, attaching to process, mouse right click). Make sure to see the old tips here.
- WCF RIA Services Hands on Lab with John Papa.
- Giorgetti Alessandro MVVM with IoC part 1 and part 2.
Public Service Announcements
Portland CodeCamp May 22.
Remix Atlanta May 8.
WP7 Phones (or news??) coming in the next few weeks?
Does this interview indicate that phones are coming soon?
Erik and Brian are a little skeptical
More Silverlight Jobs?
In Portland (at least) more and more Silverlight jobs are cropping up.
Multitasking in WP7
There’s very limited multitasking support in WP7. And perhaps no backgrounding for 3rd party apps.
Erik thinks that maybe there’s a cue to take from Apple’s new iPhone OS4 where there are “Completion Tasks” that are allowed to run for up to 10 minutes (as of beta 2…) in the background.
Justin Angel fooled us
He didn’t hack the Zune up to run WP7
Application of the Week (2 this week)
Audio Orchard Music Mixing application.
Brian Hendersonis a Silverlight Designer/Architect and INETA Community Champion. A few of the activities Brian can be found participating are flying (pilot), kayaking, hiking, or just taking video/photos.
Kelly White is an independent Silverlight Consultant. He previously lead the PDXUX.Net user group, and now runs the Portland Silverlight User Group with Erik Mork. Kelly has presented at user groups and code camps throughout the northwest on both Silverlight and WPF.
Music kindly provided by YACHT.