For the Visual Basic web developers, be sure to check out MIX this year! The conference will be taking place March 18-20, at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.
The list of sessions is posted here. Included in the agenda will be the following Visual Basic session.
Making XML Really, Really Easy with Microsoft Visual Basic 9
By Alex Turner
See how Visual Basic 9 makes generating rich XML orders of magnitude easier than using text concatenation or an object model. Come learn how XML literals, embedded expressions, LINQ integration, automatic schema generation, and other XML-specific Visual Basic 9.0 features will transform your XML experience!
John Lam will also be talking about Visual Basic and the Dynamic Language Runtime in the session below.
Using Dynamic Languages to Develop Microsoft Silverlight Applications
By John Lam
Learn how to use the Microsoft Visual Basic/C# DLR integration to test a statically-typed application with IronRuby. See how to develop a Silverlight application end-to-end with IronRuby, and how programming with dynamic languages helps improve the dev experience.
All of the session videos will be posted online, so whether you are able to make it to Vegas or not, there will be a way for you to enjoy MIX!