Last week I presented a session on building WPF and Silverlight applications using Prism at the Dallas XAML user group. Here is the session abstract:
In this session we’ll learn how to design and build Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop and Silverlight applications using loosely coupled components that can evolve independently. This is an introductory session that concentrates on the basic concepts required to build a composite application with the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Prism 4.1 framework, The framework includes the bootstrapper, regions, modules, view composition, navigation, and different techniques for communicating between loosely couple components. We’ll demonstrate all of these topics and more.
So far, this was the longest talk I have given on Prism. It took over 3 hours for someone to finally tell me to shut up. I would like to thank Vince Blasberg for feeding me and letting me hang out with his awesome user group. If you are ever in the Dallas area, be sure to stop by and check out a session on the first Tuesday of the month. I know I will be scheduling another talk there as soon as I can.
In case you missed it, the session was recorded and you can watch it on Xaml TV.
Yes, I gave a three hour Prism talk with a severe infection in my large intestine!
Just days before my talk I became ill. I was having excruciating pain in my abdomen. When I returned back home I went directly to the doctor from the airport. It took about 5 minutes of poking on me before he sent me to the emergency room with the fear of an appendicitis. So off the the Boise Veterans Hospital emergency room I went. After about an hour of being poked, prodded, and scanned, the verdict was in. The good news was that it wasn’t an appendicitis. The bad news is that I had a severe infection in my large intestine, also known as diverticulitis. Let me just say, this is not something you want to have happen to you. If you have ever had this, or know someone who has then you know exactly what I’m talking about. I’m in day 5 of recovery and feeling much better. Luckily surgery wasn’t required. That would have really sucked. It should only be another week until I am 100%. Just in time for my two Prism talks I have scheduled at vNext OC and the Easy Bay .NET User Group in California.