Scott Guthrie in Stockholm

2009-12-02
Scott Guthrie's first visit to Sweden was of course nothing I was going to miss. It sounded especially interesting since the top was Visual Studio 2010, ASP.NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4.0, none of which I thought had gotten due attention at TechEd Europe in Berlin last month. This is the man that co-invented ASP.NET and more recently the MVC framework on top of ASP.NET. Would he wear that red tennis t-shirt that has become his signature? Yes! And the presentation was well worth waiting for also.

Visual Studio 2010

Scott showed quite a lot of enhancements in VS2010 that I was not aware of, and that I’m sure I will use a lot in the future.

ASP.NET 4 (and more)

ASP.NET also has some really good improvements, although maybe not as surprising as the Visual Studio ones.

MVC

With MVC, Scott takes a little bit more time to explain the basics. From an audience poll it is evident that the previous experience of MVC is very different amongst the people in the audience.

T4 is interesting and should be looked at more closely to adjust how what autogenerated code actually contains. As someone in the audience pointed out, however, the tooling support in VS for T4 is very (very) low. Not even color coding of T4 (“.tt”) files!

Silverlight 4

The Silverlight talk was the last of the day and did not contain that much demos or code. In fact, Scott talked quite a lot about already built Silverlight apps and sites using Silverlight. It was more about the end result, than on details on how to get there. But interesting nonetheless.

In a response to a question about Silverlight versus WPF, Scott saids that there is a new Office app coming out that is built on WPF. No more details though.

2 Responses to “Scott Guthrie in Stockholm”

  1. Patrik says:

    Great information for all of us who wasn’t there. Thanks!

  2. A personal perspective:

    http://fragiledevelopment.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/scott-guthrie-in-stockholm/

    The more interesting answer in my opinion was that in regard to the “Silverlight for Windows Mobile” question.

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