ElegantCode Cast: Pluralcast 23 : Visual Studio LightSwitch with Jay Schmelzer

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Listen to this episode! [41:23] Have you been hearing the chatter about Visual Studio LightSwitch? It is a new technology from Microsoft targeted at quickly building line of business apps. And for a bit more sweetness, it builds tiered Silverlight apps for us! LightSwitch is currently in Beta 1

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PlayIcon  Listen to this episode! [41:23]

Have you been hearing the chatter about Visual Studio LightSwitch? It is a new technology from Microsoft targeted at quickly building line of business apps. And for a bit more sweetness, it builds tiered Silverlight apps for us! LightSwitch is currently in Beta 1, but seems destined for being it’s own version of Visual Studio.

In this discussion with Jay Schmelzer, we go a bit beyond the typical explanation of LightSwitch and discuss how it actually works under the covers. As Jay helps us understand, we can expect actual productivity gains using this technology and well designed code along the way. My impressions of LightSwitch after this discussion are fairly positive. I can definitely see myself using the technology on my next quickie forms-over-data application.

Jay Schmelzer

thumb-schmelzerJay Schmelzer is a Group Program Manager on the Visual Studio Team at Microsoft.  Jay and his team are responsible for the Visual Studio design-time tools and runtime components used to build line of business applications. That includes the Visual Studio support for building Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Windows Azure solutions, Visual Studio LightSwitch, Visual Studio’s data binding and data consumption experiences, as well as the application programmability and extensibility available in Visual Studio Tools for Applications.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Jay was a partner with a leading consulting firm and specialized in the design and development of enterprise applications.  Jay has authored several articles and books on application development and is a frequent speaker at application development conferences.

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