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Slides & Samples from my Visual Studio Live Vegas 2012 talks.

I spoke at Visual Studio Live 2012 last week and, as promised, here are the slides and code samples from my talks. 

Talk #1:
Top 7 Lessons Learned On My First Big Silverlight Project

Silverlight is tricky.  You’d think it’d be just like writing any other .NET app but there are some things that can really hang you up. 

In this session, Ben will show you 7 things that he learned leading his first big Silverlight 4 application.  From unit tests and the architectural havoc caused by async WCF to real-world ViewModel tips and “x:Name” code smells — these lessons will help you avoid a lot of pain on your current and next Silverlight projects. 

(Slides: BenDay_SilverlightLessons_VSLVegas2012.pptx)

Talk #2:
How to Be a C# Ninja in 10 Easy Steps

Are you new to C# and want to get awesome?  Are you pretty good at C# and want to raise your game?  Do you think you’re already awesome and just want to make sure?  Worried about getting into a C# technical interview and Ben’s on the other side of the table lobbing tough C# questions at you just waiting for that moment where you start to sweat and then eventually crack under the pressure and then you die homeless and alone all because this one interview went bad?

Then this is the talk for you.

In this session, Ben will go through 10+ important things to know about writing code in C# including what he asks for job interview questions and what he looks for during code reviews.  

(Slides: BenDay_CSharpNinja_VSLVegas2012.pptx,
Code samples:

If you were at either of my talks, I want to say thanks again for coming!



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