Roy Osherove discusses the difficulties met when trying to test code embedded in a framework (cog), presenting several possible solutions to create unit tests for cogs. He also presents Excavation, a technique used to create a domain specific test framework and some patterns used for cog isolation. The discussion centers around Silverlight code examples.
Scott Stanfield, CEO of Vertigo, presents the Hard Rock Memorabilia web site containing pictures with 200 Mp resolution and how one can zoom in to see very fine details using Silverlight’s Deep Zoom. He also shows other projects to underline some of the Silverlight’s capabilities.
Silverlight 2 is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in and runtime for building rich internet applications. Mike Taulty walks through Silverlight basics such as the UI Model progresses to building applications with both Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Studio.
At RubyFringe John Lam talks about his path to dynamic languages, some of the problems of making IronRuby run fast, and how the DLR helps with implementing languages.
In this presentation filmed at QCon, Mark Smith walks through Silverlight 2.0 capabilities. At the time, Microsoft was referring to this version of Silverlight as 1.1 which has been recently revived up to 2.0. Mark discusses migration to version 2.0, the C# code-behind capabilities, support for threads and how to consume web services.