PDC Preview: the Don Box Talx

Are you going to PDC?  If so, I hope
you have tickets
and I highly recommend the Indigo briefing sessions by Don
(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
run rocked.

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