MIX09: .NET RIA Services - Building Data-Driven Applications with Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft ASP.NET
Learn how Microsoft is simplifying the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together ASP.NET and Silverlight. Learn about patterns for working with data, implementing reusable and independently testable application logic, and application services that readily scale with growing requirements.
Nikhil Kothari is a software architect in the .NET Developer Platform group within Developer Division at Microsoft. During his 10 years at Microsoft, Nikhil has focused on the Web platform, and has contributed to the design and development of .NET and ASP.NET since their inception, as well as various features in IIS7 and Visual Studio products. He is responsible for the server control framework in ASP.NET, initiated and led the development of ASP.NET AJAX, and now plays a key role in the programming model aspects of the Silverlight platform. He is the author of "Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Server Controls and Components", and is also responsible for starting and working on a number of innovative projects such as Web Matrix, Script#, Web Development Helper, and most recently Facebook.NET. He has presented at various Microsoft and industry conferences. Beyond a deep passion for developer tools and frameworks, Nikhil is enthusiastic and interested in digital photography. His blog is athttp://www.nikhilk.net.