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Posted September 18, 2010
Good read on business applications for Silverlight
Silverlight is a neat platform and business applications is one of the areas where it can be used. The author points out correctly that Silverlight offers sandboxed environment which is much more than HTML but less than rich desktop applications. The book stays true to its title. It is a good reference to have if you are building simple business applications. The topics which has good coverage are data forms, views, data binding, navigation and security for a simple business application. If you want a book on multimedia or phone programming than you may not benefit a lot. But the book covers the basics.
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Posted April 11, 2011
Good book for intermediate Silverlight programmer
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to go advanced in Silverlight.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book starts with an Introduction to Silverlight versions and then dives into XAML in the next 2 chapters.
This is followed by WCF RIA Services. The author covers the WCF RIA Services in a good manner - though I would
have loved the book if he had also covered other services like OData or the basic WCF Services.
The author also covers MVVM - but not in depth. It is more of an introduction.
The author does a good job in covering topics like: writing a custom control, templates, animations, styles etc.
Though the book is intended as a business development book, it covers the needed basics and does not dive deep into
business aspects. In short this book can be used by intermediate Silverlight programmers to further advance their
Posted August 26, 2010
Perfect for migrating from WinForms to Silverlight
Of all the Silverlight books I've read, this is the only one that explained the nuances of Silverlight in a style that a seasoned WinForms developer could easily comprehend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I loved the logical flow and completeness of the material presented. Unlike other books on Silverlight, I didn't feel the need to flip back and forth to understand the current topic. The style and focus of the material helped me to understanding the underlying technology rather than just the tools used in development.