What: Metro-style app development for .NET developers
Who: Matthew Baxter Reynolds
Where: Skills MatterWhen: 24 July 18:30
Sign up: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/home/london-metro-style-apps-developer-group-inaugural-event
London Metro-Style Apps Developer Group Inaugural Event
We're going to be spinning off a SIG to cover Metro. After all it's like .NET but not .NET, so of interest but perhaps distant enough to be its own thing. We've had a few organisers for some years now, but Matthew Baxter Reynolds will be leading the SIG.
This event is co-hosted, and the Metro group will have its first 'solo' event later in the year
Come along to the Skills Matter Exchange where we'll officially launch the group.
Please sign up via Skills Matter not Meetup.Com
We've known about WinRT and Metro-style for a while, but what impact will it have on jobbing .NET developers? In the first half of this talk, Matthew Baxter-Reynolds will bring you up to speed on the Windows 8/Windows RT technical story, looping in Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, and Silverlight so that you'll emerge with a baseline understanding of how these technologies will play out over the next 18-24 months. In the second half, you'll look at how touch-centric computing will eek out WIMP computing in the enterprise, and how you can act on top of your game by rolling in new world features to old school LOB apps without disruption or distraction.
Matthew Baxter-Reynolds is an independent software development consultant, trainer and author based in the UK. He's the author of several books on software development. His next book, Programming Metro-style Apps with C#, will be published by O'Reilly in November. His favourite way to communicate with like-minded technical people is Twitter: @mbrit.