TechEd 2009 – Fourth day
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A little bit harder to get up than usual, it became rather late after the country drinks last evening. But it was worth it, I came talk to a lot of people that I’ve never met before as well as those I actually have worked with but haven’t seen for like 9 years.
However, last night was long gone when the first session started:
WIA304 – Building LOB Apps Fast with Silverlight and .NET RIA Services(Tim Heuer)
Tim Heuer again, lovely session again. I even more convinced that I have to learn Silverlight and start to seek projects that uses Silverlight. After the first (of many) cup of coffee was it at last time for the first 400-level session this week:
DEV402 – Dynamic in C# 4.0: The Why’s and How’s (Alex Turner)
I had never heard of this guy before, but he was a brilliant speaker - the topic helps, of course, but he was good at it too. It turned out that the new dynamic keyword was more that just access to Python and Ruby – more to test after this week, the list of things to try starts to get really long now. Lunch, exhibition, and more sessions:
ARC308 – Credit Crunch Code: Time to Pay Back the Technical Debt (Gary Short)
I’ve seen Gary Short in numerous short instruction screen casts on DevExpress’ XPO and XAF, but this topic was different and he did a surprisingly good job. Rarely this year, there were a lot more last TechEd I attended, but in the next time slot no less than 4 highly interesting session took place. Which one to choose? The nice experience from this morning, together wit the nice experiences with interactive sessions earlier this week, made it:
DEV03-IS – C# 4.0 And VB2010 Interop Features with Silverlight, Office and Python.
More good stuff on the dynamic keyword! Time flies and the last session for the day was held by a fellow country man of me:
ARC401 – Flexible Design (Magnus Mårtensson)
He could have renamed the title to “Use Dependency Injection”, I should have attended anyway but with other expectations.