Jaime Rodriguez On Windows Phone, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight and Windows 7
Disclaimer (6/18): I have been sending people to www.silverlight.net (the ultimate place for all things silverlight) and they have been coming back with “there is a lot, can you make recommendations for quick ramp-up” or “love the how-tos, but I want a little more on road-map, foundation and architecture” ..
You must begin with ScottGu’s write-up on silverlight .
In parallel to watching probably 3 to 4 hours of video that he points to:
1. Run some of the gallery demos,
2. Download the run-time and tools from the Getting Started page.
To recap his suggested video list for Silverlight 1.0
For Silverlight 1.1, I still recommending you look at #1 above to get a good sense of the core, and then add:
Day 2 You should “play” with the technology in a safe sandbox ( your choices below) :
· Quickstarts for those less familiar with XAML and/or HTML and/or our tools
· if the quickstart navigation paradigm is not your thing, try the Mix hands-on labs (Keyword: silverlight, Type hands-on-labs; the HOLs code and files in doc format is here
· Screencasts for those wanting scenario specific ideas tutorials and gallery demos for those needing e2e.
Day 3 Build some thing from scratch. It is really not hard.. If needing a place to host it, try silverlight.live.comIf needing help, try the forums. Or try the questions I have stumped on myself at Silverlight FAQ (plus add yours to that FAQ please).
For tracking silverlight, here are the blogs that I read –apologies to any one I missed, do let me know you might be on my subscriptions in a different category (e.g. wpf or ajax) --.
UIFx leadership team (expects ASPX + Silverlight + cool .NET stuff) Scott Guthrie (web rss ) Brad Abrams ( web rss )Nikhil Kothari ( web rss )
Silverlight 1.0 and 1.1 team ( all things silverlight ) Mike Harsh (web rss)Joe Stegman (web rss) Ed Maia ( web rss )Nick Kramer(web rss)Ashish Shetty (web rss) Dave Relyea (web rss)Vivek Dalvi ( web rss ) Greg Schecter ( web rss )
MS client Evangelists: (expect silverlight + WPF + Expression ) Laurence Moroney (web rss) Ernie Booth (web rss) Tim Sneath (web rss) Karsten Januszeusky (web rss) Jaime Rodriguez ( web rss )
Silverlight marketing/product mgmt
Sean Alexander (web rss)Barak Cohen (web rss)
Community enthusiasts/experts (the real stuff) Chad Campbell (web rss)Wynapse (web rss) Tim Heuer ( web rss ) Bryant Likes ( web rss)
You can get the OPML attached...
quite a few people have asked "what are the silverlight blogs we should be reading" or "where is the