Next week will be an awesome week in Montreal. DevTeach, the premier level-300/400 developer conference in Canada is on from Tuesday 31st to Thursday June 2nd. This includes a complete additional MobileTeach track around Android, iPhone & Windows Phone.
Not only that, but I’ll be running the 1-day post-conference training session on Friday dedicated to Windows Phone.
This week Microsoft announced news about the upcoming Windows Phone ‘Mango’ release that really seals the deal on possibly the greatest smartphone user experience to date and enhances arguably the best mobile developer experience even further.
In this comprehensive 1-day post-conference for the agile mind, I’ll start by showing attendees (familiar with .NET), how to create a Silverlight application from scratch using the MVVM pattern (including advanced features like a templated items control and a custom panel), making design decisions for the phone and how to get an application published. We’ll then dive into the platform features, figure out data access, sensors, location and notifications, conquer storage and tombstoning and wrap up with other new major Mango features. Attendees will get access to samples.
From 0 to published WP7 MVVM Silverlight app including:
- Development Tools
- Silverlight Development
- Data Binding
- Custom Layout Panel
- Phone UI Design
- Marketplace policies
Accessing device features including:
- Shell Integration
Getting data and notifications from the cloud including:
- Data Access
- Building Phone-compatible Services
- Notification Services
Application Lifecycle & Tomb-stoning
Local Data Storage (including isolated storage, 3rd party and Mango options)
Other new major ‘Mango’ features
As if that’s not enough, I’ll also be doing a demo in the conference keynote and a session on Silverlight 5 features in the conference Silverlight track (which I also lead).
Hope to see you there!