OK, So Now Where’s Jesse??

Like many other developers before me, I’ve been hit with a pretty bad case of Carpal Tunnel.  Expected recovery is 7-10 days (we hope, we hope), so I won’t be blogging a lot or creating many videos until the end of the month. (Carpal Tip: while a track ball is not much better than a mouse for the affected hand, it is much easier to control with your non-dominant (submissive??) hand.)

I do have a few things to let you know about, however…

Turing Project Focus for September

During the next six weeks the Turing Project will provide the focus and opportunity to explore a number of technologies, from data to UX. Exploring these topics will spin out a number of stand-alone (but related) videos. The principal topics for the coming weeks include:

  • Data Entity Framework
  • RIA Services Framework
  • DataGrid Control
  • Behaviors
  • Visual State Manager
  • Sample Data

Though, the amount of time spent on each technology will vary as the project evolves, as shown in this full color sophisticated predictive simulation:

[ A walkthrough of this very simple Silverlight application can be found here

Brief Interlude As We Change Topics…

Blog Audience Targeting – Your Opinion Requested.

I was told recently that my blog seems to target the novice and intermediate Silverlight programmer. That sounds right to me, but the question is whether I should broaden my approach or solidify behind that definition of what this blog is all about.

Silverlight Geek (More Signal : Less Noise)
Vital Information For Novice and Intermediate Silverlight Programmers

What do you think? 

Note, I would define intermediate vs. advanced as follows: in the bullet list of topics I’ll be focusing on (above), there would be at least one or two topics an intermediate Silverlight programmer hasn’t fully explored yet.

Do You Subscribe?

Let’s assume for the moment that when a developer subscribes to a blog that developer is saying “yes, the information here is valuable enough to subscribe to and at least scan the feed on a regular basis…” If you don’t subscribe to this blog, or know Silverlight developers who don’t, what do you think I might change to enhance its utility?  Please reply in the comments and note that I do take that kind of feedback extremely seriously. [Or, save time, and click here to subscribe!]

Twitter

Expect a surge in Tweets in coming weeks as a number of projects kick into gear.  To follow me on Twitter, click here. To learn about Twitter, click here.

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About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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