Shawn Wildermuth


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AgiliTrain announces 1H 2011 Schedule and New Early Bird Pricing!

AgiliTrain

Today AgiliTrain is announcing their schedule for the 1st half 2011. We are visiting cities with both our Silverlight Tour Workshop and our new Silverlight for the Windows Phone Workshop. We are visiting cities around the US including Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta and San Francisco.  You can view the full schedule (which also includes our partner's international stops) here:

Post-PDC HTML5 v. Silverlight Debate

Silverlight Logo

I've been an advocate of Silverlight since it was called WPF/E, so I am not quite an unbiased observer. I decided to sit back and watch the twitterverse explode and see what the world thought. The Silverlight guys got angry; the ASP.NET guys got glib; the open source guys ignored us all.

A Week with WP7 from an Android User's Perspective

My WP7 Phone

I spent most of the last week with my early demo Windows Phone 7 (e.g. WP7) phone as my primary phone.  See I am a Verizon customer currently and therefore I couldn't use Verizon on the demo phone (as it takes SIM cards and Verizon can't spell SIM). So I took the opportunity while in Europe to get a pre-paid SIM card and use it as my main phone (since my Droid was useless there). You're probably wondering what my impressions were?  Well, two caveats to start with...I have bet pretty heavily on the phone so I am not exactly a neutral party, but I'll try to be. Also, I've never owned an iPhone (AT&T is true evil incarnate) so take that for what its worth.

Architecting WP7: Not Forgotten!

Windows Phone 7

Sorry everyone but I am still going to finish the last four parts of the Windows Phone 7 Architecture series, but with travel and conferences I am a little behind.  But they *are* coming!  I promise.

Last Two Stops of the Silverlight Tour 2010!

Confused...

The last two stops of the Silverlight Tour are headed to Atlanta and Portland (OR) in the next two months. The Silverlight Tour Workshop is a three-day course on Silverlight 4. It divides the content into three distinct areas: Design, Development and the Server-Side. Students should be able to develop Silverlight 4 applications once attending the workshop. The Workshop is structured with a mix of didactic lessons, demonstrations and hands-on labs. Each student will leave the workshop having created several small Silverlight applications. This variety of learning techniques will ensure that all students become proficient in the technology quickly and in an exciting way.

SDC in the Netherlands and Who I Follow

Confused...

This week I am in Zeist, The Netherlands at the SDC conference. This morning I did a talk on "Drinking from the Fire Hose" which included a discussion on how I keep up with technology. A couple of key think I shared in this session were:

Architecting WP7 - Part 6 of 10: Loosely Coupled Messaging

Windows Phone 7

While I recognize my original schedule is slipping, let's continue the ten part Windows Phone 7 architecture discussion. In this sixth part of the article series, I want to discuss messaging in phone applications. If you've missed the past parts of the series, you you can visit them here:

Architecting WP7 - Part 5 of 10: Tombstoning

Windows Phone 7

In this fifth part of my Architecting Windows Phone 7 applications I will tackle the nature of tombstoning. If you've missed the past parts of the series, you you can visit them here:

My Windows Phone 7 Applications in the Marketplace!

Windows Phone 7

OAs some of you know, in learning to build Windows Phone 7 applications, i've come up with several applications for the phone. Some of the apps started as Demo's for conferences (e.g. Winning the Lottery) and others are ones I wanted to write to get familiar with other parts of the phone API's.

Architecting WP7 - Part 4 of 10: Client-side Data

Windows Phone 7

In this fourth part of my Architecting Windows Phone 7 series, I will tackle client-side data. If you've missed the past parts of the series, you you can visit them here:

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