Rapid Application Development [RaD]

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

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Rapid Application Development [RaD]

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

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