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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags books & VisualStudio2010

September 2012

An Enterprise and Software Architect's Tools of the Trade

It is not easy keeping up the latest technologies, processes, architectural techniques, and enterprise architecture framework improvements. Now more than ever an architect needs a lot of assets to keep up.

July 2012

Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed Book Review

Everything about this book rocks!!! It is in color which makes for a great read. Being able to see the code and screenshots in color doubles the value of a book like this.

April 2012

Designing Silverlight Business Applications: Best Practices for Using Silverlight Effectively in the Enterprise Book Review

Read this book. The author does a great job of showing us what we should be doing today with LOB application architecture and development.

March 2012

SharePoint Designer 2010 Unleashed Book Review

This book is about so much more than just the SharePoint Designer. It gives a great overview of SharePoint 2010's architecture, covers how to make modifications in the browser, goes deep into security details, covers new and depreciated site templates, working with the ribbon, CSS, XSLT, Business Connectivity Services, data controls, workflows, InfoPath, and more!!!

February 2012

Warning about Pro Silverlight 5 in C# Publishing Issue - NO COLOR

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Pro Silverlight 5 in C# is not printed in color. The cover has the full color inside advertisement, but the book I received today is only in black and white. I have contacted the author and the publisher and will update this post as I receive feedback.

January 2012

XAML Developer Reference Book Review

Perfect for those looking to get into WPF, Silverlight, or XAML for Windows (Windows 8) development.

Dependency Injection in .NET Book Review

This book is not only about DI, it is about proper object oriented programming. Every .NET architect and developer should read this book.

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations for 2012

Another year has gone by. Happy New Year everyone. It is time to update my book recommendation blog. There have been a ton of books come out this year both good and bad.

December 2011

SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight Book Review

This book will take you to the next level of using SharePoint and Silverlight together. I can say that it did that for me.

Essential Windows Phone 7.5: Application Development with Silverlight Book Review

If you are considering Windows 7.5 development, you owe it to yourself to get this book, digest it, and then keep it by your side.

October 2011

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Expert Cookbook Book Review

"Expert Cookbook" are the last two words in the title for a good reason. This book is for the advanced SharePoint developer.

July 2011

Entity Framework 4 in Action Book Review

All in all I highly recommend this to anyone just getting started with EF as well as anyone experienced with EF.

June 2011

May 2011

Practical Code Generation in .NET: Covering Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010 Book Review

One of the things I like the most about the book is that the author really shows you how to take advantage of existing tools and libraries that are intended to be used for code generation.

April 2011

101 Windows Phone 7 Apps, Volume I: Developing Apps 1-50 Book Review

If you are interested in Windows Phone development at all, this book is a must have!!!! It will definitely become a classic. This is one of the best programming books I own, and I own a lot of them.

March 2011

February 2011

Silverlight 4 Unleashed Book Review

This book is packed with great advice on how to build Silverlight applications correctly. It is an easy to read book, and will also make a great reference.

December 2010

Professional ASP.NET Design Patterns Book Review

All in all this book accomplished what I had hoped it would. It is a great book on patterns that every programmer should read. It is a must have for any serious developer.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion Book Review

I am currently in the middle of a very large SharePoint 2007 to 2010 upgrade. I have purchased several books to help me get the job done, and this one is the only one that has really helped.

Pro Silverlight 4 in C# Book Review

This book is by far the best resource for Silverlight 4.0. In this version the author added a whopping 273 pages to the last edition. He added chapters on File Access and Out-of-Browser Applications.

November 2010

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations 2010 End of Year

I have decided to push out another book recommendation blog. There have been a ton of books come out this year both good and bad. Please don't the Shiny Turds Books that do not Cut the Mustard *-Do not Buy-* section. It is next to the last in the list.

Free 1000-page ebook by Charles Petzold entitled Programming Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has released a free 1000-page ebook by Charles Petzold entitled "Programming Windows Phone 7". It is actually pretty sweet, especially for free.