Monday, November 5, 2012, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Windows 8 has just been released, and it is an entirely new, bold vision for Windows. It represents a unique balance between the mobile and desktop worlds, a balance between the performance of native code and the productivity of managed code. However, despite the dramatic makeover, .NET, XAML, and Windows Presentation Foundation are not only still part of Microsoft development picture, but they are more important than ever. This talk will give you the tools to be a productive developer in this new environment.
discussion of how .NET 4.5 has been tailored to work with the Windows Runtime. We will discover that through the use of metadata, Windows Runtime objects appear just like .NET objects. In other words, developers will be able to leverage the exciting new features of the Windows Runtime without significantly changing the development patterns they already know! Async-await, an exciting new .NET 4.5 language feature, will be explained. We will investigate how async-await gets rid of much of the conceptual difficulty and boilerplate of asyncronous programming. All of this will be illustrated with copious code examples. Finally, an interactive demo with Flickr will be shown, which will illustrate some of the key features we have covered, including async-await, the new application lifecycle, application tiles, and the Search contract.
As a result of this presentation, you will understand how .NET fits into the exciting new world of Windows 8 development and use your existing development skills to create exciting new applications!
Ben Poserow has been a developer for 15 years, working both in Java and .NET. He has worked for the last 5-1/2 years at Sungard Consulting Services, providing application solutions for multiple large clients and currently at Morgan Stanley. He has presented on numerous topics, including AppDomains, .NET Custom LINQ providers, Scala, and Hadoop. He lives in Westchester with his wife Hayley and a 2 year old son, and enjoys reading, running, biking, hiking, and independent movies.