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OpenForce 07 Content

The OpenForce conference was a lot of fun. I particularly enjoyed meeting many of the community members who I have only known via the internet.  The only disappointment I had was that my session was not chosen to be video taped, for I am excited in sharing the information with the community members who could not attend.  All not lost, however, as I have posted my slides and code here.  It may be of particular interest to some that the download of the module code requires the WebControls/ClientAPI beta, and therefore is included (our beta program for this hosted on is not running very smoothly at the moment, so this is an easy way to get the bits quickly). 

I also plan on investigating a way for me to record portions of my session as well.  A lot of the time was spent walking the user through the reasons why certain approaches were taken in developing the advanced modules.  While I believe you are better off knowing this information, it is not vital.  Knowing how, is really the important thing.  Therefore, I am starting the creation of some VS.NET Templates that will get any module developer up and running quickly with a rich client-side object model for their modules.  One item of interest I was asked about by some session attendees was the MSBuild scripts that do the automatic dll versioning, packaging, and deployment.  This script will be integrated into the template as well.

One last thing.  Those of you simply interested in seeing the module that was built, can preview it here.



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