Writing about 1.1

Over the next few weeks I'll be creating a number of How Do I videos on Silverlight 1.1.  There are a number of reasons why I'm making this departure, including,

  • Multiple requests from developers who would like a little help getting started with the alpha version
  • Curiosity about the differences in building 1.1 vs. 1.0 applications and

…the real reason: I am scheduled to give a presentation on Silverlight 1.1 at Tech Ed in November, and I'd like to be a good bit more comfortable with programming in 1.0 and 1.1 by then.

 It turns out, of course, that the hard part is just getting started. Once you write your first Silverlight 1.1 application, the rest is easy.

In fact, my first video on the subject will be on porting a 1.0 application (drag and drop)  to 1.1 and comparing the differences. I won't make you wait, here's what I found

  • The XAML is identical
  • The code is type safe and object oriented, just like you want it to be
  • If you know 1.0 it is shockingly easy to code in 1.1

 So now it is on to new challenges in 1.1 while I eagerly await the features that we'll be adding in coming months. I look forward to your feedback about these videos before I return to 1.0 and explore the relationships between Silverlight and AJAX.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was 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 and a Microsoft MVP.
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