Saturday, May 22, 2010

Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook By PACKT Publishing – Unique Book for Silverlight LOB Applications

While interacting with few Decision makers and Architects last week,suddenly they raise concern over training their resources and have some Silverlight Knowledge base with them, In this discussion we also started exploring books on Silverlight especially on Silverlight 4 Line of Business Applications and my search end at this “Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook” by PACKT Publishing and Today I also got opportunity to review this book here on our blog.

This is unique book especially for those who are looking for deep dive inputs on Silverlight 4 Data and Services since no Line of Business application is complete with Data and Services.There are many article written on these topics, even I wrote few, but this book is a unique collection of all the things which you might be looking at like Data Binding, CRUD Operations, WCF, REST, DataGrid, DataForm and much more.

(* All Images here are copyrighted with PACKT Publishing, I am just using them for showcase purpose, they have their respective copyrights *)


Topics are build on Silverlight 4 which are latest bits and on Visual Studio 2010 (What else anyone could ask for more? :) )

Now I will show more things about how content of this book flows.

1. Introduction : Each Chapter have brief introduction about what user going to see ahead and what he/she will learn from that like this :


2. Design & Code : With the best coding practices followed, Authors share how we can implement Design and the Business Logic for the UI with complete details like Design aspects, Validations etc.

Design and Code

3. Output : Corresponding output screens are given to relate the code and design written


4. More Information : This section talks more about the code and how things work, gives extra information about the context


There are 7 Chapters in this book and each covers Silverlight 4 Data and Services in great details with very good business examples.Now let me give you more information about this :

Title : Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data & Services Cookbook

Authors : Gill Cleeren & Kevin Dockx

Getting Ready : Basic Knowledge of Silverlight & Data Access using basic ADO.NET will help to grow ahead with this book

Targeted Audience :

  • Architects,Decision Makers,High level Application Designers
  • .NET,Silverlight,WCF-RIA Developers at all levels
  • RIA Enthusiast on Microsoft Technologies

Unique Features and Topics This Book Covers :

  • Simple Language,Easy to Understand Scenarios
  • Very specific examples which suits our day to day development needs
  • Silverlight Line Of Business Applications
  • Data Binding, Data Form, DataGrid, Customization of Controls
  • Service calls – ASMX,WCF,REST,Windows Azure etc.
  • Integration with Flicker, Twitter
  • CRUD Operations
  • Data Driven Application with WCF RIA Services
  • 80+ Real Practical Scenarios

Where to Buy? : Just visit :

My Review Comments : * * * * * (5 Stars)..Simple Amazing book !..Go and Grab your Copy Today !!! :)

Impressed with this Book?..want to have a look at? Ok ! What you see is what you get ! kidding..You can download a sample chapter right away !

Download Sample Chapter :

I am thankful to Authors of this book for making available such a wonderful book to Silverlight Communities around the world and I also very much thankful to PACKT Publishing & staff,Geeta Sanganee of PACKT Publishing who given me encouragement to review this book and share review here on our blog with all of you.

So don’t waste your time here n there to get Silverlight 4 Book which talks about Data and Services,LOB etc., Just go ahead and grab a copy of this book Today !

Will meet soon again here with few more surprises…