DevExpress at TechEd 2010: Rebuild - Restore - Renew
This week the DevExpress staff have travelled to Microsoft TechEd in New Orleans. Some four years ago, Microsoft made plans to hold the annual event in “Nawlins”. Unfortunately, after the devastation that Hurricane Katrina caused, there was no easy way to overcome the logistical difficulties that such a huge natural disaster had left in its wake.
2010 will see thousands of developers and IT professionals descend on the city. And as New Orleans continues to rebuild its economic infrastructure, with the help of stimuli like national conferences such as TechEd, DevExpress have scaled back and are doing our bit to help The Big Easy - one family at a time.
Community Project: Creating an OData Provider for XPO
OData is a web protocol for querying and updating data that uses web technologies to allow you to access information stored in a variety of sources. By applying technologies such as HTTP, AtomPub and JSON you are now able to expose data from relational databases, content management systems as well as traditional websites.
Azret is creating a series of blog posts that will show the development of a sample application in Silverlight using our DevExpress Channel data. You can join in with the project and find the full source code on Codeplex.
Get involved and work through the project with Azret, by following his blog series.
New Functionality in AgLayoutControl
Visual Studio 2010 is out, and with it comes the Silverlight Designer. Vlad and the Silverlight team at DevExpress don’t like being left behind, so they’ve packed a heap of new functionality into the AgLayoutControl.
The improvements are designed to help you be more productive when building your UI and provide you with a better design-time experience.
Take a look. What do you think?