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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags microsoft & architecture

July 2013

Essential Windows Phone 8 Second Edition Book Review

I think this book is a perfect place to start for those new to the Windows Phone 8 application development.

December 2012

Windows 8 Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed Book Review

As with Nathan's book WPF 4 Unleashed this book is a pure pleasure to read. It is in full color, the content is laid out in an easy to read style, the author's writing style makes it easy to read, and the content is all valuable.

November 2012

Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML Book Review

This book is the perfect size and the perfect depth for getting up to speed quickly with building Windows 8 Store Applications.

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

C# 5.0 Pocket Reference: Instant Help for C# 5.0 Programmers Book Review

This little book is great when you don't feel like toting around the full version of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell. It is chapters 2,3, and 4 of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell.

C# 5.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference Book Review

This book is great. It's no nonsense approach to covering the C# 5.0 language is like a breath of fresh air. It is clean, to the point, and thorough. It makes finding a topic, and learning it, or getting a refresher, a very fast process.

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.

May 2012

I gave up my MSDN Subscription for a 2012 Macbook Pro

Over all Microsoft has done nothing but deliver disappointment after disappointment over the past couple of years and I don't see them changing their current direction.

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects Book Review

This book is unique in the library of SharePoint 2010 books I own. It is a recipe book for entire solutions. The recipes take you from compiling the requirements to the implementation and the management of the final solution.

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.

C# 4.0 The Complete Reference Book Review

Get the Complete Picture of C# 4.0. All in all I highly recommend this book to every C# developer!!!

March 2012

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Unleashed Book Review

All in all I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants the complete picture of all the features BizTalk 2010 has to offer.

January 2012

.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.

November 2011

Microsoft moved my cheese again and I don't really care to find it.

Over the years Microsoft has not only moved my cheese, they have also quite often eaten it.

October 2011

Programming Reactive Extensions and LINQ Book Review

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn Reactive Extensions. The book does a great job of introducing a potentially confusing topic.

September 2011

Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio Book Review

I highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn Scrum and wants to use the TFS tool set to enable your team to accomplish your mission.

Good News about Silverlight and WPF for a Change

We have decided to push forward with the one of the Silverlight projects and the WPF project in order to introduce XAML into the environment. With METRO on the horizon you will have no choice but to learn XAML.

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.