The New England Silverlight Guild (NESG) is organized to promote and encourage designers, developers, and innovators of all skill levels to share, laugh and grow our skills and knowledge around Silverlight, Expression Blend and Windows Phone 7. We meet on the 3rd Monday of every month alternating between the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA and at the Microsoft Farmington Office in Farmington CT.
7 Things I Learned On My First Big Silverlight Project by Benjamin Day
Silverlight is tricky.
You'd think it'd be just like writing any other .NET app but there are some things that can really hang you up.
In this session, Benjamin will show you 7 things that he learned leading his first big Silverlight 4 application. From unit tests and the architectural havoc caused by async WCF to real-world ViewModel tips and "x:Name" code smells -- these lessons will help you avoid a lot of pain on your current and next Silverlight projects.
Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software development best practices using Microsoft’s development tools with an emphasis on Silverlight, Team Foundation Server, Windows Azure, and Scrum. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and a certified trainer for the new Professional Scrum Developer course from Scrum.org. When not developing software, Ben likes to hang out with his wife and cats, play jazz piano, and geek out on all things food. He can be contacted via http://www.benday.com and http://blog.benday.com.
Food and beverages will be provided. Feel free to organize a group outing to the local watering hole after the meeting.
Event meetings are organized by Dennis Perlot and Kevin Peoples.
Call for Speakers: Take an opportunity to share your knowledge. Feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org