Mango Windows Phone 7 WP7
Next June 29th will take place at Tagus Park (Lisbon) the Windows Phone 7 “Mango” Developer Hub. It´ll be the first Microsoft Portugal event, totally dedicated to the new Windows Phone version.
The program counts with a wide range of speakers, among these, Pedro Lamas, Software Developer Engineer, with the mission to close the event with a session on the new API’s interface with a Windows Phone camera and several sensor devices (for example: accelerometer, digital compass or gyroscope when available).
Codenamed “Mango” is expected to be released to customers later in 2011, besides it was selected as the platform for new handset manufacturers like Nokia.
Pedro Lamas on Mobile Development Best Practices
On last Saturday 28th, the 3rd PocketPT gathering took place in Lisboa. Pedro Lamas was there as a speaker with an session on MVVM, named “Demystifying MVVM”.
The Model View ViewModel (MVVM) is a software development architecture pattern for modern user interface platforms. This design pattern is particularly useful when building Silverlight applications on Windows Phone 7. Among the many advantages, it allows an easier way for testing and a much better scalability and maintenance for complex applications.
Also on this event, the “star” was the upcoming version of Windows Phone “Mango” that will be available later this year. Many of the participants had an opportunity to interact with a real device of the next generation phones.