If you’ve ever wondering how the Silverlight update works – Christoph Schittko distills it down here. It’s important to understand how the technologies you are working with play in your environment. < a>
eRubyCon wrapped up yesterday. First talk of the morning – I heard Muness Alrubaie and Dan Manges, both from ThoughtWorks, talking about Ruby and Agile on a large project with ThoughtWorks. They have 30 people working on a single app – all at one war table in a conference room in Atlanta for 10 hours a day 4 days a week. They pair with the guy next to them. They shift pairs » read more.
I’m speaking at eRubyCon next week (7/16-7/18) joining the other speakers such as Neil Ford, Justin Gehtland, Jim Weirich and Joe O’Brien among many others. It’s going to be an exciting conference. I’m speaking on Silverlight (keep scrolling down – it’s about halfway down). Here’s the Abstract: Introduction to Silverlight Silverlight is the latest in the continuum of technologies from Microsoft to help you create differentiated user experience in the supplemented web » read more.
I’m way behind on blogging all of the things that I’ve run across in the past couple of weeks. I found this video with Scott Holden and Derek Synder showing Silverlight running on a Windows Mobile 6 device. This is a very early prototype so they didn’t commit to a time frame, feature set or anything else but it’s cool. Of course, now that they’ve shown it and gotten some serious buzz » read more.
I’m starting the ArcReady tour in the Heartland District (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee) next week. We are talking about architecting for the user exerience which includes the decisions that you have to make along the way to creating a great user expeience. We will also be covering some of the technologies that Microsoft is producing to create great UIs which is a big part of the overall user experience. These technologies » read more.
Need some help getting your head around Silverlight? Check out http://www.silverlight.net. That’s a full blown community site that has samples, screencasts, forums and a whole lot more. It’s amazing how much content there is out there already. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m pretty geeked about Silverlight and am looking forward to being able to factor it into every browser based application that I work on to see » read more.
I’m sitting in the back of a Dynamic Languages session by John Lam and Jim Hugunin called “Just Glue it! Ruby and the DLR in Silverlight”. John Lam was a recent hire (January) to Microsoft. Prior to this he was working the Ruby CLR. Jim Hugunin is an architect on the CLR focused on DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime). He joined Microsoft specifically to work on Iron Python and make sure that » read more.
BTW – long post! Too many announcements! I’m just out of the MIX07 keynote featuring Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie (Yes I find it a lot of fun that the top guys at Microsoft on the technology side blog about what they are doing). I’m still trying to get my head around what I just heard. They have far exceeded my wildest expectations. First – the client demos were sweet! Neil Hunt » read more.