Speaking on Prism as the D2SIG next week

I’ll be doing a presentation at the D2SIG in Houston next Tuesday. The topic is going to be Prism (or Composite Application Guidance for WPF…). I’d like to send a big thank you to Brian Noyes, who’s let me borrow his presentation material on the subject.

Here’s information about the user group meeting:

Houston – Area D2 SIG Meeting for Silverlight & WPF Designers and Developers
Where:   Microsoft-Houston Offices (2000 West Sam Houston Parkway)
When:   December 2 (first Tuesday of each month) – 6:00 – 8:00PM
Why:   A free discussion on the latest Microsoft designer and developer technologies

This special interest group (SIG) is a community effort open to all interested participants. Each month, a different presenter from various organizations will present to interested attendees. The group is dedicated to exploring modern user experiences (UX) which are part computer programming and part artistic design. While traditionally there has been little overlap in the two disciplines, users now expect a good experience with a professional look. Covered topics will range from development in Silverlight, WPF and related technologies such as Microsoft Surface to design of rich interactive experience for graphical designers. The group strives to provide a good balance of content that appeals to both developers and designers.

Session Abstract: Using the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight
This presentation covers an overview of the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight (codename Prism), its architecture and Composite Application Library (CAL), and how applications are be built on top of it. If you build any application that goes beyond "Hello World", it’s likely that you create composite applications. Prism allows for applications to be built with proper separation of concerns, promoting loose coupling, extensibility, and testability. It also helps with WPF/Silverlight’s goals of allowing developers and designers to collaborate more easily on the same project.
RSVP Requested
Attendance of the SIG meetings is free. To allow us to plan the meetings better and to judge interest ahead of time, we ask people to RSVP here. (This is a temporary site and will be replaced in the future with www.d2sig.org.)

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