Are you going to PDC? If so, I hope
you have tickets and I highly recommend the Indigo briefing sessions by Don
Box (and friends) with one caveat but you’ll have to keep reading my silly run-on
sentences to find out what that caveat is.
I won’t be at the PDC myself this year :-(, but I was honored to attend Don’s dry
run of two Indigo sessions earlier today. A ‘dry run’ is an opportunity
for PDC presenters to preach a Saturday sermon to the choir, iron
out the wrinkles in their code demos, fine tune their timing, and practice cheesy one-liners
like “The URI constructor is a hideous pig.” LOL on their fellow Microsoft
What is Indigo?
As Don puts it, Indigo is a set
of services that provide a service-oriented alternative to object-oriented programming
in order to make it easier to build and deploy distributed applications on the .NET
platform. For more details, read
what Benjamin Mitchell has to say about Indigo. If you do go to the PDC and you
are lucky enough to actually get a seat in one of the Indigo sessions toward the front
of the auditorium, be prepared to pay the Don Box Tax. Don, godspeed. The dry
posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.