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ALT.NET aftermath

I promise I’ll get some recap/commentary stuff of my own going soon, but for right now I’m completely wiped.  Instead of going on to talk to the Eleutian constant innovation machine, I had to bow out to go watch some nice mind numbing football in the air conditioning instead.  In the meantime, I’ll answer the most pressing questions that might be on your mind about the conference:

  1. Billie Joe Shaver is still a great live act, even without Eddy.  I hope I’m that energetic at sixty something.
  2. We did have a collective moment of silence for the passing of Robert Jordan
  3. Yes, I have finally gotten that Tex Mex itch scratched.  I’ve got another day or two left, but I’ve already made my “four days of Austin” count.  All I’ve got left on the agenda is Waterloo records and taking in a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse with my wife tomorrow night

P.S.  Unless you’ve been living under a big rock, you’ve read umpteen posts about the new MVC web framework that ScottGu showed off.  If not go hit Jeffrey’s blog or Roy’s post.  The short version of my impression can be summed up as “I’m more excited about an upcoming Microsoft technology than anything else since moving from VB6 to .Net.”  If you want to know what the framework is going to be like conceptually, read the Pickaxe book or the Django documentation.  And I mean that in a good way.

P.P.S.  Open Spaces rocks.  I can’t wait to do another one.  Maybe get something smaller going in NYC or Fairfield/Westchester county next?   Anybody game? 

P.P.P.S.  To Chris Holmes, it’s a good thing neither of us were watching our respective teams get whipped today.

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • http://www.chadmyers.com/blog cmyers

    @w carter: ScottGu said that it will probably be released like the ASP.NET AJAX stuff did and eventually be rolled into the main .NET product (which will be free) and have some degree of Visual Studio support (which is not free, but will be in your MSDN I’m sure).

    He said that there will likely be add-on type things similar to the ASP.NET AJAX Toolkit which is open source on Codeplex.

    Things could change, as ScottGu isn’t the CEO of Microsoft (which is a shame), but it’s likely to fall out something like that.

  • http://www.alwaysheapest.com w carter

    Does anyone know how much of this new technology will be in the visual studio msdn products?

  • http://www.chrisholmesonline.com Chris Holmes

    Boy, no kidding Jeremy (about the football games). Glad I wasn’t at home watching…

    Great to meet you at the conference; can’t wait to do it again.

  • http://scribesonic.com kevin

    oh, and if you have one of these in NYC – I’m game.

  • http://scribesonic.com kevin

    Saying look at Rails or Django documentation is a pretty bold statement for this new MVC release – setting expectations pretty high.

    What type of validation is being offered, is it like rails? What type of scaffolding, and or admin generation, is it like DJango? Are they offering Migrations?

    Stuff like this comes to mind when I think django/rails – that’s the real intrigue, or at least a good portion of it.

    I’m hoping yes to all the above, but I didn’t really hear anything across the wire about this functionality.

  • http://codebetter.com/blogs/jeremy.miller Jeremy D. Miller

    My bad. What Luke said. But I’d recommend the Pickaxe book too just to learn C Sharp Three.

  • http://www.lukemelia.com/devblog/ Luke Melia

    J, I think you mean to recommend the Agile Web Development with Rails book, not the Pickaxe book.

  • Kyle Kelin


    I’m a developer in the NYC and would definitely be game for something like this up here.