Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Just before Easter Holiday

MIX highlights

Jaime Rodriguez has 3 nice articles about the highlights of MIX09

Tim Heuer explains what Silverlight OOB is all about.

There are video of preso on WPF 4 - downloading now, and a short summary here

Christan Schormann summarises Blend 3 and Sketchflow.

Rob Relyea gives an update on what we'll see for XAML in .NET 4

UX

Balsamiq Mockups has been mentioned to me as an effective wireframing tool.  I'm also very interested in the SketchFlow features of Expression Blend 3.  The attraction for me is that you start in low fidelity XAML and incrementally refine as you iterate the UI design to completion.  Or at least that has been our experience.  So having to refer back to outdated Powerpoint wireframes was not the way to go. 

Interesting rant from UX guy moving on from Google, because he doesn't think that they treat UX seriously enough for him.

General

The prolific Jeremy Miller has an article in MSDN mag on Persistence Patterns.

Info on the Windows 7 logo program has been posted.

A new site on CodePlex for the DLR

Virtual Earth WPF control,and  Avalon Controls Library

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