Thanks for all who attended my sessions during TechEd Africa in Durban this past week.
In this post you can access my slides and some links directly, related to the content of my “Designing and developing a Windows Phone 7 Silverlight Application End-to-End”.
I do want to mention that presenting at the event was a whole experience since it was also my first visit to the African continent. I much enjoyed the conference, the keynotes, networking with delegates and colleagues and let’s not forget the weather. Visiting uShaka Marine World for the closing party was also very much worth mentioning, I think I could watch those sharks for hours.
Coming back to the sessions, I must correctly place the content of the session. The content has not been produced by myself only, it’s actually the joint work of a friend and colleague of mine, Isabel Gomez. Isabel and I did the main content of the session and end to end demo for an internal event, and now I had the opportunity to adapt the content and present two sessions at TechEd Africa.
Slides can be found further below, integrated from SlideShare.
Top links and resources
- Download the tools, includes Visual Studio for Windows Phone 7, Expression Blend for Windows Phone, XNA Game Studio, emulator and other tools
- Windows Phone Training Kit, on Channel9. This kit includes complete tutorials on navigation service, controls and more. A very good sample is also the one on Push Notifications I mentioned during the session.
- Some blogs worth mentioning: Jeff Wilcox, Blankenblog, Devlicio.us (creator of Caliburn framework), Galasoft (MVVM Light framework by Laurent Bugnion), Peter Torr, Silverlight for Windows Phone Performance team blog (new blog), Chris Koenig, … lots more are out there just use your favorite search engine.
Mobility Smackdown session
I also participated in the smackdown session together with Nkosi Kumalo and John Press. My part was mainly demos of apps from the marketplace. A few notable resources:
- Coding 4 Fun: I showed one of their picture effects app, for which you can find source code and tutorial on their site.
- Twozaic: ‘the other’ Twitter client where you can see the tweets in a cloud, timeline views. This is an app by Belgian developer Bert Lagaisse.
- Windows Phone 7 apps demo on Channel9