After a few days back at work and going over both my notes and the three blogs I wrote about MIX 11 I have have had a chance to create a summary list of links to the ‘best’ presentations and the ‘good’ preview bits. The prior blogs can be found here: [Day One] [Day Two] [Day Three].
50 Performance Tricks to Make Your HTML5 Web Sites Faster: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MIX/MIX11/HTM01
Web Sockets/Next Big Thing: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/HTM10
ECMAScript 5: The New Parts: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/EXT13
Web Forms 4.0
MVC / Visual Studio
Stack Of Love/MVC: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/FRM02
MVC3 The Time Is Now: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/FRM03
NuGet In Depth/VS2010: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MIX/MIX11/FRM09
Odata (Open Data Specification)
OData Road Map: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/FRM11
Data In THE HTML5 World: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/HTM02
WCF Web API: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX11/FRM14
Get The Preview Bits:
Visual Studio 2010 Univeral Visual Studio Updater:
Go to http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx and Click the BIG GREEN BUTTON
Visual Stuio 2010 and MVC
More NuGet Background
Criminally Irresponsible – Douglas Crockford on the work of the HTML5 standards committee of the W3C.
MIX 11 Day One
MIX 11 Day Two
MIX 11 Day Three
A high point of the Microsoft sessions on Day Two was “An Over view of the MS Web Stack of Love” as presented by the always entertaining Scott Hanselman. Walking the high wire with a live demo featuring yesterday’s (!) build of the Visual Studio/Framework 4 MVC Scott presented a lively and very informative overview of MVC 3. The session tape for this session is a much see. Anyone who has any experience with RADRails will enjoy the familiar ‘embrace and extend’ strategy with Microsoft can play so well. This is a monster effort from Microsoft and should grab back some of the mind share which MS lost in the Web community with its soon to be forgotten Web Forms approach. Please have a look at what MS is doing in this area. Insanely great and with an open embrace of the open community support (via NuGet). Entity Framwork which has some what of a confused history at Microsoft has finally found a home in this product. MVC support (via EF) not only code first design (ala RADRails) but Model First and Schema First – dealers choice! That and a little Linq, some JQuery and (soon) HTML5/CSS3 and this product is
Hot, Hot, Hot!
Get the bits, watch the session tape and code.
Scott Wows The Crowd at the Tuesday Keynote.
(See boss I did attend at least some of at least one keynote)
And of course there were the mini sessions in the afternoon: