My thoughts about SPC14Posted 2014-03-14
Maybe I am getting too old for travelling getting jet lagged or maybe it is just the fact that I had a surgery 2 weeks before going to the SPC that I was totally exhausted most of the time being there. I went to bed early every evening and got up early because I could not sleep any longer. So this is how it feels like to be an old man. Too tired to stay up at night and too alert to sleep in the early morning. So much for Las Vegas night life. He .. I blame it on the surgery and not the fact that I not so long ago turned 40. But the reason I went to this event was not to rumble in the jungle in the first place.
Anyway, I believe that this time around the conference in whole was really good organized. The sessions was good, even though many of the developer sessions covered mostly the same thing. REST, oData, third party open-framewords like angular, knockout and typescript. Not so much SharePoint actually but more how to utilise different client side approaches to talk with the SharePoint REST end point through the App Model.
The biggest thing
The biggest thing I take away from this conference is that I actually align myself more with the approach that Microsoft has with the client app model even when I am focusing on developing on-premise. I see the value in preparing for the future in a totally different way than before and believe that this is the only way to go. Build your solutions around the client model instead of the old school Web Forms with Application Pages, User Controls, Delegate Controls and so on. A defined path has been made very clear from Microsoft and if we developers does not align with this we will be toast for all future releases and paint ourselves in a corner crying that things did not remain the same. Things change, always. Now it is time to change with them or we will not be around to influence the next change.
A new alignment
I don’t know about you but I think this is exciting times, my only regret is that I did not grasp this obvious message from Microsoft before.
Over & out
My 4 favourite sessions from SPC
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