Over the last 18 months or so, Microsoft has been releasing things faster than I am able to keep up. Work keeps me really busy, and when I get home, I really haven’t been in the mood to write any code or really learn anything. That said, there are a number of new things that I would like to get my head around. The things I am most interested in at the moment are:
- ASP.NET MVC
- Silverlight 2.0
- ASP.NET AJAX — I expect this one to be relatively easy once I get to it.
Additionally, I might be picking up the following over the next couple months at the office:
- Compact Framework development (2.0 or 3.5, not sure yet)
- WCF — This one is something I should have picked up right away when it came out. It could make a big difference in some of the projects I have at work, but the task list has been too long so I’ve been finding other simpler (read: familiar) ways.
At the moment, I’m not looking to become an expert at any one of these topics. I just want to get familiar enough with them to know the basics, as well as know where to go when I don’t know something.
For the personal list, I think I will start with MVC. I plan to spend some time poking around www.asp.net as well as watching videos from Scott Hanselman — unless someone has some better suggestions for getting started, that is.