Win8: More thoughts on WinRT, Projections and Possible Roadmap
Some thoughts from watching more BUILD video’s:
- COM is king again in Microsoft – although yes its an improved COM
- Curious that for Metro style applications the WinRT has returned to native code. From a future roadmap, its clear from BUILD we have the 1-2 year WinRT view – Metro style UI applications, but what’s the deal with server side programming? Aren’t there benefits (async et al) to offering WinRT in the server world as well?
- Projections are key, and the magic of the WinRT from a high level language perspective
- IInspectable is the new IUnknown
- With WinRT fully owned by the Windows Dev team, lets hope Microsoft has internally moved on from the Developer Division vs Windows Division infighting
- HTML or XAML – you choose your markup. Isn’t XAML just tags for Windows UI controls? Will the future see just HTML in the Metrox vNext world?
- Silverlight isn’t dead, it was clear a long time ago. Problem is messaging and panic
- CLR Core Framework 4.5 has some nice improvements.
- Matt Merry’s talk is excellent. Definitely a must watch. Explorer.exe calls RPCSS, which calls DOCMLaunch with calls wwahost.exe that start your Metro style application
- Ian offer a good read on Real Native WinRT Development
- Curious to see if the sell-side (investment banks) consider deploying Win8 when its release presumable in 2012, given that they jumped from WinXP to Win7 only in the near 12 months or
- Roslyn CTP will be release in mid October 2011
- Metro style application in finance are curious. Not sure I’d have a tile per currency pair🙂