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Talk given at the Multipack Presents event on Rich Internet Applications, 17/10/09

Talk given at the Multipack Presents event on Rich Internet Applications, 17/10/09

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  • 1. Rapid App Development Silverlight and Expression Blend
    with
    GET
    RAD
    Nick Harewood
    Multipack Presents : 17/10/09
  • 2. Background
    UI Lead at i2Q
    Educational Software
    1m Users
    MS technology
  • 3. Why Silverlight?
    Desire for Rich User Experience
    Customer’s existing architecture
    Existing skills & resource
  • 4. Why Silverlight?
    Microsoft Support
    Power & Flexibility
    C# client-side processing
    CLR support
  • 5. Learning
    Transferrable skills
    Designer – Developer workflow
    Expression Blend
    & Visual Studio
  • 6. Silverlight 2
  • 7. Silverlight 3
    Out of browser
    Pixel Shading & Perspective 3D
    Enhanced Data Support
  • 8. Silverlight 3
    Enhanced Media capabilities
    Advanced Accessibility Features
    Improved productivity
  • 9. Expression Blend 3
    SketchFlow Prototyping
    Sample Data integration
    XAML & C# Intellisense
  • 10. Expression Blend
    And Silverlight 3
  • 11. Before Sketchflow
    Sketches
    Wireframes
    Designs
  • 12. Before Sketchflow
    HTML prototype
    Evolutionary dead-end
    Not true to the experience
    Soon Stagnates
  • 13. Before Sketchflow
    Giant Visio Diagrams
    Cannot communicate detail
    More static than HTML
    Makes great wallpaper
    Not very Green
  • 14. Prototyping Today
    Sketches
    Wireframes
    SketchFlow
  • 15. SketchFlow
  • 16. Silverlight
    Vs html5
    Choice
    Competition
    Collaboration?
  • 17. Questions?
    www.whenwewasrad.co.uk
    Nick Harewood
    @spacescape