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Yesterday I did a presentation (in french) at the Montreal .NET Community with Frédéric Harper @fharper (Microsoft Developer Evangelist).

So we naturally split the job: Frédéric was the HTML5 guy, and I was playing the Silverlight guy…. yeah this guy:

It was fun and we had a huge crowd!

 

Slides (french)

 

Demos

(requires Silverlight 5 RC)


I just did a talk at the Vancouver Silverlight User Group (VanSLUG).

Title:
HTML5 and Silverlight 5: facts, assumptions and near future

Abstract:
“In this session, I will try to clarify what we hear (and not hear) around these technologies, maybe add a few guess on their role in Windows 8… as well as presenting a technical comparison between HTML5 and Silverlight 5: HTML vs XAML, tools, languages, databinding, performance, etc.”

 

It was a lot of fun and I think people enjoyed it!

As you can see I also had a lot of fun creating the slides while in the plane:

A few interesting links I showed during the talk:

http://caniuse.com/

http://html5test.com

www.doesmybrowsersupportwebgl.com

For any Silverlight dev this is a must read:
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/06/windows-8-for-software-developers-the-longhorn-dream-reborn.ars/2

 

Slides

 

Thanks Telerik for providing the room!


Next week I will be in Vancouver and talk at the local User Group: the Vancouver Silverlight User Group.

Title:
HTML5 and Silverlight 5: facts, assumptions and near future

Abstract:
In this session, I will try to clarify what we hear (and not hear) around these technologies, maybe add a few guess on their role in Windows 8… as well as presenting a technical comparison between HTML5 and Silverlight 5: HTML vs XAML, tools, languages, databinding, performance, etc.

Date:
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thanks Telerik to sponsor the room for this event.
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More details and registration:
http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Silverlight-User-Group/events/22849231/