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Great Presentation to the Israel Dot Net Developers User Group

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I continue to be impressed with the quality of .NET Developers in Israel.. we had a full house last night for a 2+ hour presentation on building business applications with Silverlight and RIA Services.

The audience was very engaged and had lots of good, relevant questions which created a really good conversation.

Check out the slides and demo.

I started off by demoing the Right-to-Left text support for Hebrew that is baked in as part of Silverlight 4.

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Then I started from scratch, with File\New Project and built out a simple data-oriented application.. basically I walked though most of this series.

You can find the completed demo, including the files and code snippets you would need to repeat the demo yourself, which i would be high flattered if you did at your own user’s group or for your development team.  You an find the demo steps in the series.

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A couple of interesting links:

- We talked about the ViewModel (MvvM) support for RIA Services.  I high recommend checking out MIX10 Talk - Slides and Code and View/ViewModel Interaction - Bindings, Commands and Triggers

- We also talked about SEO – here is a good post on it: Silverlight 4 + RIA Services - Ready for Business: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

- More details on the Silverlight out of browser work check out Tim Heuer’s video Out-of-browser Experiences

- During the break I showed a world map showing hits to my blog in real time from all over the world.  This is Stumpler.. it is a VirtualEarth, Silverlight, Azure based service from Brian Hitney.  You can add your own blog for free or just watch the hits to mine.  I expect to see Israel lighting up more often now ;-)

Thanks to Jackie Goldstein and Guy Burstein for organizing the event and for Jackie and Kim for the unique tour of a Kibbutz – it was great fun!

More Stories By Brad Abrams

Brad Abrams is currently the Group Program Manager for the UI Framework and Services team at Microsoft which is responsible for delivering the developer platform that spans both client and web based applications, as well as the common services that are available to all applications. Specific technologies owned by this team include ASP.NET, Atlas and Windows Forms. He was a founding member of both the Common Language Runtime, and .NET Framework teams.

Brad has been designing parts of the .NET Framework since 1998 when he started his framework design career building the BCL (Base Class Library) that ships as a core part of the .NET Framework. He was also the lead editor on the Common Language Specification (CLS), the .NET Framework Design Guidelines, the libraries in the ECMA\ISO CLI Standard, and has been deeply involved with the WinFX and Windows Vista efforts from their beginning.

He co-authored Programming in the .NET Environment, and was editor on .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 and Vol 2 and the Framework Design Guidelines.