TechDays Toronto 2009

Posted by on Friday, October 02, 2009

It's that time of the year again, Microsoft TechDays 2009 just wrapped up in Toronto. The presenters were great, the topics were informative and the opportunity for networking was outstanding.

I learned a few things this year. A great introduction to REST services, ASP.Net MVC, PRISM and stuff that has irritated me in the past. I know a lot of acronyms. One of the best sessions was the Expression Blend 3 for Developers session.

In the past I've been to other Expression Blend sessions and they have always been geared towards designers. At the time it seemed pretty straight forward and I have never had too much trouble using other design tools but when it comes down to it I am a developer. This session got right down and dirty showing us developers how to add code, storyboards and interact with Visual Studio in an effective manner. Maybe now I can get some of those Silverlight ideas out of my head and into production.

In all it was a great event and for $300 worth the investment for any developer using Microsoft tools.


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It's that time of the year again, Microsoft TechDays 2009 just wrapped up in Toronto. The presenters were great, the topics were informative and the opportunity for networking was outstanding.

I learned a few things this year. A great introduction to REST services, ASP.Net MVC, PRISM and stuff that has irritated me in the past. I know a lot of acronyms. One of the best sessions was the Expression Blend 3 for Developers session.

In the past I've been to other Expression Blend sessions and they have always been geared towards designers. At the time it seemed pretty straight forward and I have never had too much trouble using other design tools but when it comes down to it I am a developer. This session got right down and dirty showing us developers how to add code, storyboards and interact with Visual Studio in an effective manner. Maybe now I can get some of those Silverlight ideas out of my head and into production.

In all it was a great event and for $300 worth the investment for any developer using Microsoft tools.

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