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In case you didn't catch it, I participated in a webcast called geekSpeak. This webcast was hosted by Glen Gordon and Chad Brooks. The topic today was "Silverlight and Line of Business Applications". While geekSpeak's usually focus on hands-on examples of creating code, we took a different tact today and discussed the larger topic of where Silverlight fits in the development ecosystem (at least Microsoft's ecosystem).
For my money, the real benefit in Silverlight is for applications that cross the firewall. This means Line of Business applicaitons are really for B2B and B2C solutions. Unfortunately, what I hear from the community is that people see Silverlight as a solution for porting their desktop and traditional 3-tier applications to the web. Is this a good idea? I don't think so. The problem is that desktop development usually involves business objects that tend to have a direct connection to the database. Moving these sorts of applicaitons to the web means that you need to create an extra layer of communications and serialization. There is a cost both in development and performance for these extra layers.
This week, I will be joining Glen Gordon and Chad Brooks for a GeekSpeak webcast. The Webcast starts at 3pm EST (or noon PST) on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008. We will be discussing Silverlight 2 and its use in so called "Line of Business" applications. Please join us and bring your questions.
If you don't know what a GeekSpeak event is, here is a description straight from Microsoft's website:
As promised here are the slides and demo's from my talks at the Atlanta Code Camp yesterday. It was a great time and I got to see a lot of attendees and speakers who I haven't seen in a while.
My big embarrassment moment was at the speaker's dinner when I saw David Silverlight and completely forgot who he was (i've met him a number of times). When I heard he'd just flown in from Florida, I asked him, "Did you fly in with David Silverlight?". He promptly replied, "In a sense, yes..." I was so red faced.
On to the slides and demos:
This weekend I will be at the Atlanta Code Camp this Saturday. I have four talks and they follow the predictable Silverlight and Data topics. Here are the talks:
In addition, we giving away a seat at the upcoming Atlanta stop of the Silverlight Tour (on May 12-14th, 2008). Com early and state late to be there for the drawing. The code camp is giving away a number of prizes, this is just one of them.
Its that time again. The Atlanta Code Camp is open for registration. I will certainly be doing a bunch of Silverlight 2 talks (though I am not sure how many yet). If you want a day of fun, learning new technologies and a way to meet the cream of the crop of the Atlanta speakers...register now!
At long last, we are happy to announce registration for the 4th annual Atlanta Code Camp is now open.
Head over to http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=258 to listen to my appearance on the .NET Rocks show with Richard and Carl. I talk at length about Silverlight and take on all comers.
I had a lot of fun in DC. I headed out to do an INETA talk for the Capitol Area .NET Users' Group. Trish and I had time to visit some sights but were ready to come home. Click on the picture to see our pictures on Flickr.
Registration for the 3rd annual Atlanta Code Camp is now open. Please register on the Click to Attend website to guarantee your spot at the Code Camp.
Here's the link:
If you're in Atlanta and want to see me talk about the SQL Server CLR Integration, come by the Atlanta C# Users Group on May 1st (That's today). Meeting starts at 6pm. Here's a link to the User Group's Site:
I had a great time tonight talking about all things XAML at the Atlanta Visual Basic Study Group. There were plenty of interesting questions and it's clear the Cider and Sparkle have come a long way, but still have a way to go. It was interesting to see how many people seemed to still tie WinFX with Vista and machine upgrades. I am glad to see how well everything runs on my XP boxes.
I was also a bit perplexed at the XAML code that we could generate with Sparkle (including samples) but Cider simply choked on. But since this is Cider's debut I can't be that hard on it.
Just got back from an INETA talk in Sarasota, Florida. Great bunch of people down there. I had some very interesting discussion with David Hayden at the bar after the talk about Code Generation, OR Mappers and the relative merit of DataSets in the real world. While we don't quite see eye-to-eye, it was a great discussion. The group's organizer, Stan Schultes, handled the group like a pro. He also got most of us to go out to a great pub with a spectacular beer selection. Nothing as good as a great Hefe on tap!
I love being an INETA speaker...
Just got back from presenting at the Atlanta MDF User Group (SQL Server et al for those not in the know). I had a blast talking about hte SQL Server 2005 CLR Integration. The presentation is available at my site here.
One first theme came out of the night: "The CLR Integration is just another tool. Please don't push your business objects into the database..."