Tagged with Data
Back in February I wrote an article stating my opinion about the current State of Data Access in Silverlight (then Silverlight 3 and betas of WCF RIA Services and WCF Data Services). Things have improved in some ways since then but they haven't been fixed. Here's my thoughts on the current state:
It all depends...
I've finally had a chance to take a look at the July CTP of RIA Services. My opinion is mixed, but its still pretty early. I ran through the simple walkthrough and it was easy to set up but it still felt as if there is too much Visual Studio magic (a complaint I've had for a long time now).
While in Bulgaria I had time to sit down with Carl Franklin and do an episode of DNRTV. I am happy to annouce its now live. I built a simple data-driven application using Silverlight 2 with Blend 2 and Visual Studio. This screencast should some basic techniques of separation of UI and Data in Silverlight that will help you do your data binding directly in Blend 2 SP1. If you haven't seen how this works, go grab the Screencast now!