I went to DevWeek08 this week, and saw some excellent presentations, and some not so….
I particularly liked the talks by Christian Weyer and Richard Blewett on .Net 3.5
However, there wasn’t a huge amount of WPF stuff. I saw a couple of talks by David Wheeler, just to see how it was panning out in the real world. They were very popular, so I wonder if the organisers might have put on more WPF talks. One of the talks was on multi-threading in WPF, and Dave was a very entertaining talker although the content wasn’t that deep due to time constraints.
Silverlight was overshadowing WPF, as I suspect it will in the general world of IT
The talks on Silverlight by Jeff Prosise were also excellent, and his enthusiasm for the subject matter was clear.
It has made me realise two things that I didn’t know:
1. A beta of Silverlight was released last week (for MIX08 in USA I believe), and actually has some decent stuff in it. And it works
2. It really is cool :-), so I think I might do some posts on the experienc