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Top Customer Reviews
I strongly believe that software engineers need to read more abstract, general books such as this along with the specific, applicable type books. The help keeps us focused on problem solving as opposed to solution techniques. Both are needed to keep us fresh and effective in out roles. Kind of like spring training for baseball players - relearn the game basics and practice the needed skills.
Application Architecture for .NET is one of those books that should be read because the information is technically sound, is relevant to today's computing environment, and provides a solid understanding of designing enterprise level applications. Also, the book is short, direct, and straight-forward ( as a good abstract, general book should be ).
If you want or need a book to provide a concrete approach or a specific solution, no, this book is not for you.
But if you want a book to learn or keep abreast of the direction of current application design and the direction of application architecture, it's worth reading.
For inexperienced developers or people just starting out on the path of good software architecture, this book may provide some insights, but doesn't offer much practical advice on how to solve concrete problems.
However, it is a pretty good and comprehensive survey of the state of so-called "best practice" of .NET architecture as it looks today, and I didn't encounter much that I couldn't agree with.
As it is a blissfully short book (157 pages including appendices) compared to most books on software development, it may be worth if you need to get a quick overview of the subject. However, the tone is rather dry and condensed, so don't expect those 157 pages to be a light read.
I'm really happy with this book. Although it has no examples or deep info about anything, it provides lots of links to MSDN articles with the missing info. I strongly recomend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is outdated. Many parts of this book still applies, but when it talks about products and methodologies, it is lagged at least ten years. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by Francisco C. Junior
This 156 page book, is an ultra condensed book on the Microsoft preferred design for .NET applications. Like many Microsoft books, this one is poorly written. Read morePublished on February 14, 2004 by J. Turner