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Silverlight, Silverlight, Silverlight…and laptops

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On the second day of the PDC, Scott Guthrie announced the release of the first beta of Silverlight 4. Well, I've been expecting Silverlight to replace WPF as the first-choice for line-of-business apps for a long time, and I was right. The number of new features is overwhelming. Just look at this ...

November 19, 2009

TDD and BDD at the PDC 2009

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In addition to the usual hot-of-the-press content, the PDC organization also introduced a new way for attendees to contribute to the event. They call it a birds-of-a-feather session where attendees can propose a subject and host a discussion in one of the break-out rooms. Obviously, I filed a pro...

November 18, 2009

First day at the PDC 2009

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After waking up at 5:00 in the morning for the third night in a row, Tuesday was the first day of the PDC conference itself. As is common for any Microsoft conference, the first keynote is usually a bunch of marketing stuff, and this one was no different. Nevertheless, if you have watched it from...

November 18, 2009

Silverlight 4 Beta available now

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During the keynote of the second day of the PDC, Scott Guthrie announced the first beta of Silverlight 4. What we already knew for a while is becoming true: Silverlight will replace WPF for most line-of-business apps. The release is scheduled for the first quarter of 2010. Checkout the announceme...

November 18, 2009

Between fun and work

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On Monday, we drove back from Las Vegas while doing a quick stop at another factory outlet mall and another stop at the local Frys electronics shop. Las Vegas was sunny but really cold (about 3 degrees Celsius) so we where happy to be back in LA and enjoy a nice 20 degrees. We left quite late in ...

November 17, 2009