You might have had that view back in 2008. Back in PDC 2008 the Cloud was the emerging
technology, how do I know this I was there in Los Angeles that year.
Well 4 years later I am back from TechEd 2012 in
Orlando with my Apple iPad in hand, It was with me in every session. I was not alone, next to me was a person
carrying a Samsung tablet which had the brightness turned down so low one might
have to throw a blanket over his head to read the screen in the dim session we
were sitting in.
I have worked in manufacturing, healthcare, financial,
automotive and franchising vertical markets and the use of tablet and mobile devices can no longer be ignored.
At a bare minimum there are a number of options of what you
can do with your websites to achieve a friendly and meaningful experience to
your end users. The days of designing
your site or application to a fixed screen size 1024x768 is no longer the
Damian Edwards a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft had a
number of sessions this year at TechEd Orlando 2012.
Dev304: Asp.Net for Mobile and Tablet Development
Dev305: Microsoft Asp.Net and Real-time Web.
The Reason I am blogging about these sessions and this topic is the room was
jam packed, I left excited about what I can do and should do with MVC at the
companies I work with.
You might find yourself like me new to MVC and JQuery. In my opinion these are some the most
flexible patterns to code for the Mobile and Tablet Segment.
I am sure you can find other books as well but here is one you might want to look at:
I am currently very pleased with the Pro ASP.NET MVC 3
Framework book Steven Sanderson and Adam Freeman.
There are few challenges since I am playing in VS2012 RC MVC4 but
nothing you cant figure out contact me if you have questions on the examples I
might be ahead of you)
Some of the best T shirts and swag was in 2008 at PDC I
think I got 3 infragistics shirts, the only one I did not get - since they ran out
was a star trek themed one.
the swag at PDC and TechEd had dropped significantly.
So I am excited about VS2012 and with that comes the
drudgery of upgrading all the plugins and controls I use. So Jet Brains is a no brainer. I have made the leap with Infragistics with
visual studio 2005, 2008, 2010 and now 2012.
Most of these companies will not support you directly playing in Beta
software but that has not stopped most developers.
Getting my feet wet in MVC has peaked my interest in Jquery
controls. Based on the positive experience
I had with Infragistics - NetAdvantage for JQuery and NetAdvantage for IOS [which
is in beta] will be the next set of controls I get.
Stay tuned for my next post: MVC from the Amazon book shelf to
real world applications. I will share
what I learned and try to keep you excited about MVC and the Tablet as much as
The Kosher Koder.