I don’t know for you, but each time I go to a conference, I always want to put my hands into the new technology I just learn. I’m sure that it’s the case for you, so I wanted to give you a one-stop place where you’ll be able to get everything you need to do this with the sessions you saw, or you will see in the Developers Tools, Languages and Framework track at TechDays.
In this blog post, I give you some links to download the tools, install the frameworks, learn the languages… everything you need to know or to download to jump in.
Sessions: DEV334 – HTML5 and CSS3 Techniques You Can Use Today & DEV302 – Application Development with HTML5
Unleash the power of HTML5 with a good browser – Download Internet Explorer 9
Test some of the newest features of HTML5 – Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive
Tutorial on HTML5 – Dive into HTML5
Sessions: DEV201 – WebMatrix: See What the Matrix Can Do For You!!
Code quickly and more efficiently – Download WebMatrix
Learn how to leverage the Matrix – WebMatrix Tutorials
Keep yourself up to date on the next release – Make Web Not War blog
Sessions: DEV303 – A Lap around Microsoft Silverlight 5 & DEVILL301 – Building a LightSwitch Control Extension
Prepare your PC for creating amazing rich internet experiences – Download Silverlight runtime and tools
Put your hands into the code – Silverlight Samples
Get started with SilverLight – Silverlight homepage
Sessions: DEV271 – LightSwich is Hot! Really Hot!! & DEVILL301 – Building a LightSwitch Control Extension
Download LightSwitch – Try LightSwitch 2011
Learn more on Visual Studio LightSwitch – LightSwitch homepage
Sessions: DEV274 – Develop Websites with Orchard CMS
Test Orchard CMS – Download Orchard
What is Orchard – Orchard Project homepage
The easiest way to install all your tools and Open Source software – Microsoft Web Platform Installer
Sessions: DEV376 – Debugging Hard to Reproduce Production Issues & DEV373 – Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional and the new Team Lab 2010
Try Visual Studio 2010 – Visual Studio Homepage
Find out how to add MSDN to your Visual Studio Professional 2008/2010 for up to 35% off here.
Use Visual Studio Express for free today – Visual Studio Express
Simplify test planning and manual test execution – Visual Studio Test Professional 2010
There are a lot more resources on the Web, but these are the one that I wanted to share with you. If you have any other resources that you found so awesome, please let me know in comments, and I’ll add them in the list. Enjoy!