Design and develop rich data-driven business applications in Silverlight with new book from Packt

May 2010 | Cookbooks, Enterprise

Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook is a new book from Packt that helps to interact with, and handle multiple sources of data and services, within business applications in Silverlight. Written by Silverlight enthusiasts, Gill Cleeran and Kevin Dockx, this book comes packed with hands-on cookbook recipes, and teaches users to understand data access techniques and solve data problems within Silverlight business applications.

Microsoft Silverlight is a programmable web browser plug-in with features such as animation, vector graphics, and audio-video playback that characterize Rich Internet Applications. Silverlight 4 builds on the success of Line-Of-Business data services used in Silverlight 3. Most of the features covered in this book work both in Silverlight 3 and 4. However, some specific features that are compatible with Silverlight 4 and not with Silverlight 3 are clearly distinguished.

This book introduces developers to general principles when programming Silverlight, and covers all the options available to access data and communicate with services while providing a rich user experience. With the help of the recipes in this book, users will be taken through the process right from creating Silverlight applications, to displaying data in those applications and upgrading existing applications to use Silverlight. Each recipe covers a data services topic in detail and also provides a solution with a sample code for the problem.

Utilizing this book, developers will discover how their Silverlight business applications can quickly access data residing in a database by using web services such as RSS, JSON, and Windows Azure. They will be able to exchange information between Silverlight clients and WCF or ASMX services, and by using REST and WCF Data Services as an underlying platform for communication via Flickr and Twitter, will be able to add functionality to their Silverlight business applications.

.NET developers interested in building professional data-driven applications with Silverlight will find this book useful. This book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit: https://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-silverlight-4-data-and-services-cookbook/book


Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook
  Over 80 practical recipes for creating rich, data-driven business applications in Silverlight

For more information, please visit: https://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-silverlight-4-data-and-services-cookbook/book

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