MIX11 Second Day Sessions Summary

April 14, 2011

MIX11 Second Day Sessions Summary

Here is a summary of the sessions I attended in the second day of MIX11:MIX11 Second Day Sessions Summary

An Overview of the MS Web Stack of Love

In the session Scott Hanselman showed a lot of demos in the Microsoft web platform.
The things that Scott showed:

  • ASP.NET MVC 3 + new tools
    • Scaffolding
  • IIS Express
  • NuGet
  • EF4.1
  • Glimpse – a new open source package which is FireBug like tool for MVC framework.
    Get the insight of the flow of your MVC application.

Knockout.js: Helping you build dynamic JavaScript UIs with MVVM and ASP.NET

Steve Sanderson presented a small introduction to knockout.js library. The library enables rich client-side interactivity, MVVM pattern and wide browser support. What it does is automatic dependency tracking, declarative binding and integrated templating. You can download the library from here.

Building Data-Centric N-Tier Applications with jQuery

Brad Olenick talked a little about what is coming in vNext for WCF Data Services which will include jQuery client, AppFabric integration and rich OData support. Then Brad presented the jQuery client for WCF Data Services – RIA/JS.

RIA/JS is available in two ways:

Scaffolding

Steve Sanderson explained what is scaffolding (generating code to make the process of development faster) and then deep dive into demos of GUI scaffolding, command-line scaffolding, T4 templates customization and more.

Reactive Extensions for JavaScript (RxJS)

Brat De Smet talked about a new JavaScript library that introduces JavaScript observable sequences and observers which help to implement the asynchronous programming with abstraction to scenarios like timers, XMLHTTPRequests, jQuery Ajax requests and more.

This is it for the second day of MIX11.

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