DevDays ‘09 was an amazing event: nice venue, great content and a lot of great people.
Wouter did a great job presenting his development tools, walking us through his Entity Pickers code and of course covering the ‘How I did it’ on his brand new site that just recently went live and which will soon be available as a CodePlex project! To keep it short: a great day full of great content!
Once in a while I like to get back to “old stuff”. It allows me to look once again at the things I’ve already done but then from another perspective: between now and then I’ve done a few projects, I’ve read a couple articles/books and spoken to some people. So it’s not surprising that quite often I find some new insights about the subjects I thought were closed. One of such topics was using the PageAsyncTask class to improve the performance of your website.
I’ve just got a confirmation from Microsoft: Ton Stegeman (MOSS MVP) and I will be on the Ask the Expert booth @ DevDays ‘09. We’ll be there to answer all your SharePoint questions. Looking forward to meet you. See you at the DevDays ‘09!
For quite some time I have been busy with trying to increase my productivity while working on SharePoint solutions. In the last two years I helped design a couple of tools and developed a few of them myself: all that to simplify the most common tasks and be able to focus on the solution-specific things. Recently I have focused on code generation: based on the information already present either in SharePoint or in your solution generate source code. You can see a part of the results of my efforts in Imtech Fields Explorer: generating wrapper classes and Page Layouts. What I’ve learned is that generating source code with code can get really complex. But just recently I’ve found a simpler way to get the things done: introducing Imtech SharePoint Templates for CodeSmith.