Last Day of MIX11

Well the slots have been evil but the tables have been kind.  MIX11 is drawing to a close.  There’s a full day of sessions ahead of me, immediately followed by a flight where I lose 2 hours due to the time change, immediately followed by a 3 hour drive back to Shreveport.  Good food, good…

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Haack on MVC3

Phil Haack is giving a talk on what’s new with MVC3.  Even though it’s been out for a while now, I’m sure there are still plenty of developers who haven’t tried it yet.  MVC3 was my first experience with MVC.  I skipped MVC1 and MVC2 while trudging along with web forms and finally decided last…

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Scaffolding

Steven Sanderson, Program Manager, is giving this talk on ASP.NET, NuGet, Entity Framework Code First, and more.  I’ve used CodeSmith in the past so we’ll see if this session will offer anything that could replace its usage. … Wow!  That was a whirlwind.  I don’t even know where to start.  For this one I’ll defer…

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MIX11 Day 2 Keynote

Day 2 here at Mandalay Bay and everyone is gearing up for today’s keynote with The Gu and Joe Belfiore.  Let’s see what kind of Windows Phone 7 announcements they have for us… 8:55 am DJ Z-Trip is serenading us with some Led Zeppelin and Public Enemy, good stuff. 9:05 am Joe Belfiore takes the…

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HTML5 To The Rescue

I’ve been looking forward to this one, 50 Performance Tricks to Make Your HTML5 Web Sites Faster.  Jason Weber gave a similar talk last year that went into a lot of detail about the little things a developer can do to keep his sites performing at their best. Battery died during the session, but there…

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Orchard!

The keynote was kind of meh but now I’m in Deconstructing Orchard:  Build, Customize, Extend, Ship.  I’ve had bad experiences with CMS’s in the past but Bradley Millington convinced me at Open Source Fest that Orchard was worth taking a look at so here we go… …time passes… So far it doesn’t look bad at…

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