Silverlight Developer Resource-a-rama

I've been absorbing Silverlight from the perspective of a developer who wants to use .NET code to build Silverlight applications.

Here are the most useful resources I've found this week:

0. The Documentation

Silverlight alpha documentation and samples - very thorough for "alpha" bits! 

1. Silverlight Mind Map

This is a "mind map" of Silverlight online resources complete with hyperlinks.

Silverlight Mind Map 

2. Jamie Cool and Nick Kramer Presentation

These are videos of the two-part presentation by Jamie Cool and Nick Kramer at MIX07, called Building Silverlight Applications Using .NET (Part 1 of 2) and  Building Silverlight Applications Using .NET (Part 2 of 2).  The two comprise a really instructive discussion of building managed code apps in the Silverlight 1.1 alpha.

You might also be interested in the other MIX07 presentations available online.


3. Scott Guthrie Silverlight Summary and Videos

After his keynote demo at MIX07, Scott Guthrie published a summary of the Silverlight Keynote and announcements in his blog, complete with a 22-minute video of him building a Silverlight application from scratch.

The blog entry is a thorough summary of an amazing keynote, and it's great to have the video as well.  Thanks to Scott for for taking the time after the keynote to put this resource together.

Scott Guthrie Silverlight Keynote

(aside: Just in case you missed it, here's Robert Scoble's interview with Scott Guthrie from shortly after the keynote.  You can tell Scott was still buzzing 🙂 )


Upcoming Silverlight Podcast with Brad Abrams:

Ireland's Tom Raftery is interviewing Silverlight Product Manager Brad Abrams on Monday for his Podcast series.  If you have any questions for Brad, send them along to Tom before Monday!

Just for good measure, here's a photo of Tom Raftery and Sean Foley jammin' it Guitar Hero style at MIX07. 

Guitar Heroes

And now that this blog entry has gone completely off piste, it's time for me to stop.

Comments (9)
  1. No, no, don’t stop. Interesting stuff 😀

    Have you run any JavaScript in a Silverlight control yet?

  2. Tom Raftery says:

    Thanks for the photo Rob (I think!) and the link.

    On a marginally related topic, are there any apps out there yet that you know of for uploading video to the Silverlight Streaming service?

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  4. RobBurke says:

    Hi Tom – I haven’t explored the streaming service yet… if anyone from the Silverlight team could advise on that I’d be grateful.

    Paul, I have to admit, my Javascript knowledge is dire.  At the end of the Cool/Kramer presentation they show a bit of interaction with Javascript.  I’m going to need to become one with that kind of interaction soon, as the Silverlight alpha doesn’t contain standard input controls.  Also, I want to get the Live Local control to interact with Silverlight.  You interact with it via Javascript (there’s a great interactive SDK for it)  Certainly Javascript spelunking lies ahead for me…

  5. cathal says:

    Cheers for the links Rob, i’m also excitedly diving into silverlight. FYI I’ve found Lutz Roeder’s sample silverlight apps @ very useful

  6. RobBurke says:

    Cheers Cathal – I saw the Lutz demos and they are very useful – see KarstenJ’s discussion of his demos from a dev perspective:

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