.NET Rocks!

Rocky and Billy Introduce WinRT!

Episode #705 Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Introducing episode one of The Tablet Show, a new weekly .NET Rocks! spinoff primarily for .NET developers but focused on Tablet development (WinRT/Metro, iOS and Android). For the inaugural show, Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka and Billy Hollis about their assessments of Windows 8, WinRT and the Metro UI. After discussing what WinRT is, the discussion dives into the real challenges of migrating applications to Metro. Rocky talks about migrating the CSLA Silverlight edition to Metro. The conversation then moves into some of the new services of WinRT, including sharing and search.


Rocky Lhotka

Rockford Lhotka is Chief Software Architect at Marimer LLC and is the creator of the open source CSLA .NET development framework. He is the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a member of the Microsoft Regional Director and MVP programs. For more information go to https://lhotka.net.

Billy Hollis

Billy Hollis is an internationally known UX design generalist, software architect, and team leader. He has also authored or co-authored over a dozen books. He’s a long-time speaker at major tech conferences, with over 400 sessions on software development, IT practices, and UX design. He leads a team of world-class multi-platform developers at Next Version Systems, where the team creates and implements trailblazing UX designs for companies from Fortune 100 down to medium-sized technology companies. Billy has also done video courses for Pluralsight and LinkedIn Learning. His latest course on LinkedIn is on how to interview software developers.


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