Ever since I posted my experiences creating software for the .NET Compact Framework back in 2006, I’ve received a steady trickle of thank-you emails. Apparently there are bits of information in there that are (or at least were, at the time) somewhat hard to find.
Sadly the information there has fallen somewhat out of date due to new CF and VS.NET releases, and I’ve been busy on other platforms and projects (Java and much more) since then. If anyone out there can suggest a handful of the best places to learn now about CF development, please do so in the comments below, for the benefit of others reading this page.
A couple of years ago I attended the inaugural Business of Software conference; it was quite worthwhile. This year I’ve registered to attend Business of Software 2009, and heartily recommend it to anyone interested in the subject matter. Joel Spolsky is one of the sponsors; I had an interesting conversation with Joel last time I attended.
I picked that demo project up again last year and recreated it with Flex 3; you can now try it out online, download the code, or browse it on github. It looks like this:
Click on it to try it “live” in as Flash/Flex.
The interesting part is the drag-drop movement – not my less-then-stellar color and design choices.