Universal Desktop Daily - Thursday, December 21, 2006

Flex Applications on Flickr, technical chat with the WPF team, Rich Internet E-Commerce Applications, steps for building the perfect WPF developer workstation, Flex Builder written in Flex and a demo of SAP and Flex integration.

  • Ted Patrick has put together a Flickr account that shows off a bunch of applications written in Flex. I think this is a great way to showcase applications, especially those that are behind the firewall. If you're curious what you can do with Flex this is a pretty impressive gallery.
  • I want to make sure that I get this out there. There is a technical chat with the Windows Presentation Foundation team on Friday at 9:30 AM. It's totally free and all you have to do is show up. I'll be there.
  • Mike Potter's RIApedia highlights Rich Internet E-Commerce Applications. As we get more sophisticated (and I become a better blogger) this is something I want to dig into more. I do believe there is a return on investment for these kinds of applications, otherwise companies wouldn't use them. But it needs to be quantified that better experiences == better sales.
  • If you're looking to do WPF development then look no further than Tim Sneath's blog to get started. He has put together a post about Building a Perfect WPF Developer Workstation and it has pretty much everything you need to get setup. (Although I have to admit, that is a LOT of setup)
  • Update: I just saw that Zee has a couple of cool posts. One is a demo of Flex Builder written in Flex. The second is a presentation by Matthias Zeller that shows how SAP is using Flex and Flex Data Services to build a help desk application.