Mucho se ha especulado, hablado, bloggeado y hasta bromeado sobre el futuro de Silverlight, esto después de la entrevista de Bob Muglia sobre el nuevo enfoque que microsoft tomará sobre HTML5 y el hecho que en el PDC no hallan mostrado novedades sobre esta herramienta.
Realmente no deseo entrar en detalle y más controversia al respecto, pienso que la mejor respuesta que ha existido hasta el momento es el blog de aclaración de Scott Guthrie (the Gu).
Personalmente comparto la opinion de muchos buenos amigos y expertos de Silverlight (Ej. Rodrigo Díaz), en que realmente se estan comparando (si tan siquiera lo podemos llamar asi) peras con manzanas.
Bien para no causar más controversia y poder conocer cual ha sido el trabajo que ha venido desarrollando el Team de Silverlight y algunas novedades de la ultima versión de la herramienta quiero invitarles al siguiente evento que será totalmente en línea y lo mejor GRATIS!!!. No se lo pueden Perder:
Keynote Starts December 2, 2010 at 9:00 pacific time
- Hear what’s coming next from Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie
- Training, labs & swag
- Online or in-person at Microsoft HQ, December 2nd 2010
Firestarter Live Agenda
|9:00 am||Scott Guthrie||The Future of Silverlight|
|10:45 am||Jesse Liberty||Data Binding Strategies with Silverlight and WP7|
|11:30 am||Yavor Georgiev||Building Compelling Apps with WCF using REST and LINQ|
|1:00 pm||Dan Wahlin||Building Feature Rich Business Apps Today with RIA Services|
|1:45 pm||John Papa||MVVM: Why and How? Tips and Patterns using MVVM and Service Patterns with Silverlight and WP7|
|2:45 pm||Tim Heuer||Tips and Tricks for a Great Installation Experience|
|3:30 pm|| Mike Cook &
|Tune Your Application: Profiling and Performance Tips|
|4:30 pm||Jaime Rodriguez||Performance Tips for Silverlight Windows Phone 7|
|5:15 pm||After Party!|
Keynote : The Future of Silverlight
Be first to hear the official news about what’s coming up next for Silverlight from Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Corporate Vice President.
Data Binding In Silverlight and Windows Phone
Jesse Liberty walks us through the fundamentals of data binding, including binding to traditional and non-traditional data sources, binding to elements, binding in both Visual Studio and Blend, binding in code, data conversion and much more.
Building Compelling Apps with WCF using REST and LINQ
In this session we will cover how to build a WCF-based backend web service to provide data to the Silverlight application. We will demonstrate the use of LINQ in the service to retrieve objects from our database, and cover some details of how those objects are serialized to Silverlight. We will cover the use of faults for debugging and for driving production logic, as well as authentication strategies for internet and intranet deployment. We will finish with a look at how to access third-party REST/HTTP-based services from Silverlight.
Building Feature Rich Business Apps Today with RIA Services
Silverlight provides many different options for accessing distributed data including Web Services, REST APIs, sockets and more. This talk will walk you through the benefits that WCF RIA Services offers and demonstrate how it can be used to simplify n-tier programming and provide a flexible and productive way to access, validate and modify data in Silverlight applications. Topics covered include creating a domain service, simplifying asynchronous programming with the domain context, leveraging object tracking features, sharing data validation code between the client and server and writing domain services that can be used with any backend data access technology.
MVVM: Why and How? Tips and Patterns using MVVM and Service Patterns
See how good patterns and practices apply to Silverlight applications on the desktop, in the browser or on the phone. Learn how to integrate MVVM, Service Providers, design time data (aka Blendability), into your Silverlight applications to promote code reuse and create a highly maintainable application.
Tips and Tricks for a Great Installation Experience
Tired of seeing the spinning blue balls from Silverlight as the application loads? Your users probably are as well. The simple fact is that it is very easy to customize your complete application installation experience down to the plugin level. During this session you’ll see understand how Silverlight works with install/upgrade scenarios and how you can completely customize the installation experience. Additionally you’ll see custom ‘splash screen’ demonstrations on what you can do to further brand your application. If you are building an out-of-browser application with Silverlight we’ll discuss and demonstrate some of the tips/tricks to provide a good acquisition experience there as well and some tricks on automatically installing applications.
Tune Your Application: Profiling and Performance Tips
There are some common pitfalls that can negatively impact your Silverlight application’s performance. In this session we’ll demonstrate how to use some of the tools that are available to profile and identify performance issues. We’ll cover the available techniques with the performance tools that can help you to analyze your Silverlight application memory usage, rendering and CPU usage to help improve performance and avoid those common pitfalls.
Performance Tips for Silverlight Windows Phone 7
This will be a comprehensive deep-dive into Windows Phone performance. We will begin with the threading model changes and optimizations made to Silverlight run-time to take advantage of the GPU on the phone; we will then cover the most common pitfalls, the troubleshooting techniques, and close with the workarounds to create snappy Windows phone applications.
Nos vemos en el evento!
Carlos A. Lone
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