I continue to be impressed with the quality of .NET Developers in Israel.. we had a full house last night for a 2+ hour presentation on building business applications with Silverlight and RIA Services. The audience was very engaged and had lots of good, relevant questions which created a really good conversation. Check out the slides and demo.
I started off by demoing the Right-to-Left text support for Hebrew that is baked in as part of Silverlight 4.
Then I started from scratch, with File\New Project and built out a simple data-oriented application.. basically I walked though most of this series.
You can find the completed demo, including the files and code snippets you would need to repeat the demo yourself, which i would be high flattered if you did at your own user’s group or for your development team. You an find the demo steps in the series.
A couple of interesting links:
– We talked about the ViewModel (MvvM) support for RIA Services. I high recommend checking out MIX10 Talk – Slides and Code and View/ViewModel Interaction – Bindings, Commands and Triggers
– We also talked about SEO – here is a good post on it: Silverlight 4 + RIA Services – Ready for Business: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
– More details on the Silverlight out of browser work check out Tim Heuer’s video Out-of-browser Experiences
– During the break I showed a world map showing hits to my blog in real time from all over the world. This is Stumpler.. it is a VirtualEarth, Silverlight, Azure based service from Brian Hitney. You can add your own blog for free or just watch the hits to mine. I expect to see Israel lighting up more often now 😉