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Very "lite" LightSwitch book - but still quite useful
on September 29, 2011
This book was much more basic than I had envisioned. It is probably the first book out of the blocks because it really does not contain as much information as the beginner tutorials you can find on the Microsoft site.
The beginning chapters spend too time (IMHO, of course) on an overview of subjects such as LOB (Line-Of-Business), prototypes, wireframing, RAD (Rapid Application Development) and other things I thought unnecessary in this book.
That being said, if you want most of the tutorial information in one place, and in a fairly well organized and written book, then maybe this book is for you.
I gave it 3 stars (instead of 4) partly to offset what I thought were overly glowing reviews that sucked me into buying it in the first place.
>>Update: After using this book for awhile, I have upgraded by review to 4 stars. Even though it is a beginning to medium book, it has given me some valuable insights into LightSwitch that I would have had a hard time finding otherwise.
Side Note: I bought the PDF directly from Wrox; Although I love my Kindle DX, it is not suitable for reading this type of book as the illustrations are too faint to read. This was not a factor in my review of this book.