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Silverlight Dev Camp DC Keynote


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Silverlight DevCamp DC Keynote Presentation

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Silverlight Dev Camp DC Keynote

  1. Keynote Presentation November 3 rd , 2007 Frank La Vigne [email_address] Applied Information Sciences
  2. What’s a Dev Camp? <ul><li>DevCamp is a BarCamp for developers </li></ul><ul><li>Not a Code Camp, per se </li></ul><ul><li>BarCamps are ad-hoc gatherings </li></ul><ul><li>For people to share and learn in an open environment </li></ul><ul><li>Technically speaking, an agenda-less “unconference” </li></ul>
  3. Schedule
  4. Sponsors <ul><li>Platinum Sponsors </li></ul>
  5. Sponsors (Cont’d) <ul><li>Gold Sponsors </li></ul>
  6. House Rules <ul><li>No Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Up After Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>We are all guests of Microsoft & let’s be good guests </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Forms, Evaluation Forms, Evaluation Forms! </li></ul>
  7. Dev Camp: Day of Learning <ul><li>DevCamps are free and run by volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Speakers are giving freely of their time </li></ul><ul><li>Some speakers are presenting for the first time today </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, this is a community event </li></ul><ul><li>Please silence all cell phones </li></ul>
  8. If Developers Ruled the World <ul><li>What would the World be like if </li></ul><ul><li>Software Developers ran it? </li></ul>With Apologies to the Graphic Designers in the Room
  9. Debugging Would Be Prime Time Drama
  10. Developers Would Be in Action Films
  11. Bad Code Would Be Entertaining
  12. Silverlight Would’ve Come Out in the 80s
  13. What is Silverlight? <ul><li>Formerly known as WPF/E </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to WPF </li></ul><ul><li>Uses XAML </li></ul><ul><li>Vector based graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on Window, Mac and Linux </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will run on Windows Mobile in future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Version 1.0 is released </li></ul><ul><li>Version 1.1 is in Alpha </li></ul>
  14. Versions of Silverlight <ul><li>1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses Javascript for interactivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports High Def Streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses .NET for interactivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a scaled down CLR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Called AG CLR (AG = Silver) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports High Def Streaming </li></ul></ul>
  15. Javascript Gets No Respect <ul><li>Many enterprise & component developers are waiting until version 1.1 ships to develop content for Silverlight. </li></ul><ul><li>However, this is missing the opportunity Silverlight presents. </li></ul>
  16. The Competition <ul><li>Rich Internet Applications (RIA) have been around for a while. </li></ul><ul><li>For past ten years, Flash has dominated the market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Flex is an IDE built on top of Flash with J2EE & JSP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sun recently introduced JavaFX </li></ul>
  17. <ul><li>Silverlight State of the Union A Tour of Some Interesting Silverlight Web Sites </li></ul>
  18. Silverlight User Group (SLUG) <ul><li>Would there be enough interest in the DC Metro Area for a Silverlight User Group? </li></ul><ul><li>Please answer the question on the evaluation forms </li></ul>
  19. Keep the Conversation Going <ul><li>Keep an eye on this URL </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Silverlight DevCamp DC Group </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging The magic word is SilverlightDevCampDC . </li></ul><ul><li>Slides Look for slide decks on </li></ul>
  20. <ul><li>Learning the Basics of Silverlight </li></ul>