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Windows Client Developer Roundup 036 for 8/9/2010

Pete Brown - 09 August 2010

This is Windows Client Developer roundup #36.

The Windows Client Developer Roundup aggregates information of interest to Windows Client Developers, including WPF, Silverlight, Visual C++, XNA, Expression Blend, Surface, Windows 7, Windows Forms, Windows Phone and Visual Studio, WCF RIA Services, sometimes even a little jQuery and HTML5. If you have something interesting you've done or have run across, or you blog regularly on the topics included here, please send me the URL and brief description via the contact link on my blog.

WPF and Silverlight General


Windows Phone 7


HTML5 / ASP.NET / jQuery

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4


posted by Pete Brown on Monday, August 9, 2010
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4 comments for “Windows Client Developer Roundup 036 for 8/9/2010”

  1. Joseph Cooneysays:
    I don't like to throw stones....but what is the point of having a 'client' developer round-up that includes ASP.NET/JQuery etc (I won't mention HTML5 as that is probably the future of client development if the windows team have their way....but I digress)? To put it another way is there any kind of development that couldn't appear on the current list?
  2. Petesays:

    When I'm doing the roundup, I run across a bit of HTML, jQuery and MVC stuff in the blogs. I don't seek it out (if I did, the quantity would dwarf what we do in the client space).

    I've included it for a few reasons:

    1. It's interesting. And, in the case of Rey, he's on my team.

    2. People are doing what is arguably "client development" using jQuery/HTML etc. There's going to be more of this in the future regardless of how we feel about it.

    3. It allows me to aggregate to the asp.net site, which gets me a ton of additional eyeballs; many of which would never look at Silverlight (or WPF) otherwise. :D

    I don't do it often, and the quantity is really low. It's not offensive, nor does it cause anyone to break out in hives. I'll make sure it doesn't grow.

    @Scott, your opinion doesn't count ;)

  3. Scott Barnessays:
    HTML fanboi :)

    Pitching WPF to the ASP.NET community is a little questionable as to how much sustainability can be yielded from that discussion - another point for another time and comes back to quantitative vs qualitative traffic analysis.

    That being said, you know i love your work and thats all i have to say on that.

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