Thanks to the Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer (and my fellow panelist) for having me on panel last night. I had a great time and continued to learn a ton! For those of you that were not there, I captured a few of the questions that stood out to me...
- Are we at an infliction point in application development?
Absolutely... The rising tide of expectations users have for the experience they should have in their applications is only going to increase. This will force the
Yes, it is a huge issue for applications generally and specifically for web apps. For broadly used apps it is important that we work hard to make them as broadly usable as possible. As a
- Jscript debugging in IE
The best debugger for IE is without a doubt the FREE Visual Studio Web Developer... I strongly suggest you get that and add it to your debugging arsenal. It is a full feature debugger (set breakpoints, step into, memory inspector, watch window, etc). In addition, Nikhil Kothari has a great Web Developer Helper add in for IE6\7 that helps you listen to http traffic, find the line number of script errors, DOM inspections, etc. Check it out.
More general IE\Atlas\VS2005 debugging tips
There is lots of interest in WPF\E – the cross platform\cross browser subset of WPF+CLR.... runs on Mac, Windows, FireFox, IE, Safari. Here is a great talk we did recently on it.. I’ll be happy to bring more WPF\E content to next year’s event! Check out a recent presentation on WPF\E.
What did I miss? What else did you find interesting?