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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags development & Silverlight4

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.

XAML Developer Reference Book Review

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

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.

METRO = Microsoft's Embarrassing Try Recreating iOS

Hopefully I am wrong. That would be great. I have been wrong before. I stepped on a mud ball once, thinking it was something else. To my pleasant surprise I ended up with just a muddy shoe.

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.

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed Book Review

This book has moved Blend from a tool I use once in a while to one that I feel confident enough about to use for any UI development.

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.

2010

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.

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2.

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 which includes Microsoft Test Manager to capture and playback action recordings for Silverlight 4 applications.

Architecturally how dead is Silverlight?

I can't speak for the money men and women. Only time will tell how much damage was done to the image of Silverlight. So far in my camp it has been a 50/50 split. One project still a go, one cancelled.

Silverlight is Dead, Long live HTML 5??? Really? HTML 5

Personally PDC bored me to death (until Bob did his interview). I didn’t go, that may have kept me awake during the Keynote. I do not need to pay 5K a year to maintain a software license just so MS can help me develop HTML 5. EVERYONE will be doing that.

Silverlight 4 in Action Book Review

Finally someone has given Matthew MacDonald some competition when it comes to Silverlight books. This book is a great read.

Microsoft Silverlight 4 and SharePoint 2010 Integration Book Review

The author does great job of getting you up and running quickly. If you are interested in integrating Silverlight 4 and SharePoint 2010, then this book is a must have.

Professional Silverlight 4 Book Review

Finally someone has given Matthew MacDonald some competition when it comes to Silverlight books. This book is a great read.

Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook Book Review

All in all I recommend this book for anyone who wants an introduction to WCF and ASMX Services, REST and WCF Data Services, WCF RIA Services, the datagrid and dataform.

2009

Great New Silverlight 4.0 Resources

There are some great new Silverlight 4.0 resources available. Here are some of the best.