I haven’t seen these training videos receive nearly the coverage they deserve, so I wanted to try and “bump” them onto the radar.
My erstwhile UK colleagues Mike Taulty and Mike Ormond have been hard at work over the last few weeks recording an amazing series of Silverlight 2 training screencasts. All free for the taking, these fifty videos provide a comprehensive guide to all matters Silverlight: from basic topics such as layout, controls, data binding, and styling to advanced topics like sockets, cross-domain requests, multi-threading and HTML interop. If even that’s not enough, there are some great tips and tricks that go beyond the documentation: loading assemblies dynamically, embedding fonts and creating custom splash screens.
Many screencasts are too long or too ponderous – they don’t suit the rapid-fire medium of the Internet. These are all short – mostly just a couple of minutes in length, and they’re well edited to remove anything extraneous. Highly recommended – please produce some more, Mike and Mike!
Check them out here: http://www.silverlightscreencasts.com. Oh, and of course, you’ll need Silverlight 2 Beta 1 to watch them!