Should I wait for the CSLA 4.0 Silverlight Video Series

Should I wait for the CSLA 4.0 Silverlight Video Series

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davidk posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010

Thanks in advance for any input on this.

I've spent a few years developing with CSLA but now I need to migrate my application from 3.8 to a silverlight app using 4.0.  What I'm wondering is how applicable the Csla/Silverlight 3.8 video series will be if I'm using clsa 4.0.  I know Rocky has announced new eBooks and videos for csla 4.0 but I don't think he's able to put forward an exact release date.  I've been using WPF for a while but never silverlight so I don't know how much the clsa framework changed in regards to silverlight between 3.8 and 4.0.  Will the 3.8 video series due or should I wait for the 4.0 videos?

RockfordLhotka replied on Thursday, September 09, 2010

If you are pretty familiar with CSLA 3.8 and the way objects are created and used (in general), you are probably best of getting the existing CSLA 4 MVVM video series.

That series assumes you know all about CSLA object creation, and focuses entirely on building XAML-based UIs with MVVM - in CSLA 4 or 3.8.

If you aren't comfortable with CSLA object creation, the Core 3.8 series is still very valuable. The primary areas of change in CSLA 4 are around business and authorization rules - which does mean video 5 is out of date, and parts of video 6 are out of date. Videos 1-4 are still relevant.

I don't have a release date for the Core CSLA 4 video series. I can tell you that the earliest possible date for me to start putting out video segments is mid-October.

davidk replied on Thursday, September 09, 2010

Thanks Rocky.  I'll start with the CSLA 4 MVVM series you suggest.  I've read several posts on CSLA and MVVM but what I had assumed is that if, for other reasons, you need MVVM this video shows you how to make it work.  Maybe what you're saying is CSLA with MVVM is a preferred pattern when doing Silverlight/CSLA development?

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