I've had my phone a couple of days now and been playing with the development experience on the device. As some of you remember, I've been creating a new Moon Phase application for the phone (called "Moon Phaser"). I'll be releasing the source and you'll be able to install it on your phone (for free) once the Marketplace launches.
If you're in Atlanta tomorrow (July 26th, 2010), i'll be at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta (north of Atlanta) to speak at the Atlanta .NET User's Group. I will be doing a short talk on Silverlight and interacting with the HTML DOM/other Silverlight apps. I'll also be talking about building your first Windows Phone 7 application using the latest Beta tools.
I am one of the lucky few who received Windows Phone 7 phone this week. For those who will ask, I got a phone because I am writing a book on programming for the Windows Phone 7 (Application Development for the Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight, Addison-Wesley).
As some of you have heard, I am working on a Windows Phone 7 book. While most of my time has been spent trying to convince the publisher to let me call it "The Windows Phonebook: Writing Applications for Windows Phone 7, A-Z", I've had the chance to start writing a real application with it. The purpose of the application is to get comfortable with the programming environment but be able to ship a free app at launch that has some value (yeah, I am already signed up for a Marketplace Developer account!).
Its been a hectic couple of months, but I am starting to see the light of day. While I am teach The Silverlight Tour in Boston this week, I am getting back on the blogging bandwagon. In the next few weeks you'll see me delve into many of the topics you'd expect from me including:
I just returned from DevConnections and had a great time. This year it was also the launch of Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010 so it was a big party. You should consider coming next time if you didn't make it this time.
I had the pleasure of doing four talks. Here are the talks, the slides and the code:
I've been severely remiss in failing to get my source code released for my two MIX talks early this month. I apologize (there is a good reasons, but I can't talk about it).
I've ported my XBoxGames Database (see this blog article for copies of the .mdf files) to SQL Azure and added OData support. You can find the feed here:
Over the next several weeks the Silverlight Tour is having a lot of stops around the world. If you're a reader of my blog but not in the U.S., now is the time to get your seat at the Silverlight Tour in your country.
MIX 10 is over and lots of blogs are listing all the interesting links and discussions that happened at MIX. I don't want to duplicate that, but instead thought i'd tell what I think are the big stories.
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