Hey Thomas, what’s coming up next?

I’ll give you just a short information of what is coming up next and what I did the last months. Let’s start with the things coming up…

… what’s coming up next:

  • WebTech-Conference – 16th November, Karlsruhe/Germany Another talk about datadriven Silverlight-Applications. Meet me at this conference for discussions about WPF, Silverlight, .NET in general, my books and other topics. Find more about the WebTech-conference on webtech
  • Update of the WPF-book to .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 The WPF-book was written about .NET 3.5. Next year .NET 4.0 will be released. There are many new things introduced in WPF. The DataGrid- and DatePicker-Control, VisualStateManager, Animation Easing Functions, Layout Rounding and so on. I’m working on an update of the book that will be released next year shortly after the German Visual Studio Release.
  • Writing a german book about Silverlight 4 Currently I’m working hard on my book about Silverlight 4. I've already written about 300 pages. The book will be released next year shortly after the Silverlight 4 release. There are no comments on the Silverlight 4 release, but at PDC in mid-November there’s a session about the Silverlight-Roadmap. Then we’ll know more. So stay tuned. Find more about the upcoming Silverlight-Book on the new silverlight-category on my homepage

… what I did the last months:

  • Silverlight-Articles I’ve written six articles about Silverlight for the German dotnet-magazine. Download the articles beside others on www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/articles.php.
  • PrioConference – 28th October, Munich/Germany I had a session about datadriven Silverlight-Applications. Find the Details on the new talks-category on my homepage.
So stay tuned. If you’ve any questions, leave a comment or write me an email via the contact-form on my homepage. Thomas

PrioConference – Slides and Live-Demos & More

Thanks to all who visited my Session about building datadriven Business-Applications with Silverlight 3 yesterday at the PrioConference in Munich. I hope you enjoyed it. You can download the Slides here. To get the Live-Demos, please contact me directly via the contact-Form of my homepage and I’ll send them to you. Yesterday in the evening there was a coding-dojo about the KataPotter-Problem. If you attended the next lines of this post may be interesting for you. With the knowledge of the 2,2,2,1,1-Problem I solved the problem from “zero to hero” today while sitting in the train from Munich to Basel in about 45 Minutes. Really 45 Minutes, even a bit less. The idea to solve the problem has already been in my mind yesterday. Because of that  I couldn’t hardly believe Ralf “Dr. Clean Code” Westphal when he and his colleague Stefan said it would need 4 hours to implement the algorithm. Maybe four hours for santaclaus, but not for me. ;-) I think they exaggerated a little bit with the four hours, because it was already half past ten and everybody was thirsty... Download my 45-Minutes-not-Refactored-Algorithm (sorry for the method with more than ten lines ;-)) here. What about your algorithms? How did you solve the problem? Are there more tests for my Application that won’t work like the customer would expect? Any comments and hints are welcome. So, finally, another PrioConference is over. I enjoyed it, it was a really great event. Thanks to Dagmar, Ralph, Tilman, dotnetpro & Co. and all people behind the scences for the great organization and professionality.