On October 20th and 21st I’m pleased to announce I’ll be assisting my fellow developers at the sold out Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Jump Start event. I really love taking part in opportunities like this because I find teaching and mentoring to be a most wonderful experience. There’s something wonderful about the moment when people really grasp a new concept. Windows Phone 7 is a potential game changer.
For developers, two of the most developer friendly technologies from Microsoft, Silverlight and XNA, are baked in and optimized for. Also, the Visual Studio tooling for Windows Phone 7 development is a joy to work with. While there are new concepts to understand such as tombstoning, live tiles, notifications,etc, current investments in Silverlight development pay off big on this platform. Speaking of Silverlight, is anyone else impressed that Microsoft elected to use Silverlight for their Windows Phone 7 landing page?