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Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 Paperback – January 1, 2009
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data services. I did wish that john covered asp.net ajax a bit deeper
and went into sql custom domain modeling. John papa writes for msdn
magazine and his books and articles are a pleasure to read....
"This window will search for any service that exposes Web Services Description Language (WSDL), which makes it discoverable. Both WCF web services and ASMX web services support SOAP 1.1 and are discoverable, so you can find them through this window. You can add as a service reference from a Silverlight 2 application any SOAP service that is discoverable and supports the basic profile of SOAP 1.1. Discoverable services are those that support WSDL. These include both WCF services and ASMX services"
John Papa's articles in MSDN Magazine are of much higher quality.
So I definitely do not agree with others who claim this book is very well written. When I read the same thing over and over again I feel I am listening to a poorly prepared presentation, taking too much of my time. Hopefully next time the editors (are allowed to) play their role. The subject deserves it.
To get an idea of how annoying things are at times, consider the following two sentences from the first paragraph in page 150:
"The ADO.NET EF is a far more powerful tool than LINQ to SQL, and it can easily create a domain entity model that is mapped to a database. The EF can easily create a domain entity model that is mapped to a database."
Other examples of repetitiveness include descriptions of cross-domain restrictions, binding modes, etc...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Este libro es muy util ya que pienso que Silverlight es mucho mejor que Flash, ademas el libro lo presenta de forma sencilla.
By: Oscar Garcia
Developers and businesses alike are starting to see the benefits of Silverlight 2 and more and more are starting to take advantage of it's capabilities. Read morePublished on April 6, 2009 by Colin Brown
John Papa's DATA-DRIVEN SERVICES WITH SILVERLIGHT 2 tells how to build data-rich business applications using Silverlight 2 and multiple sources of data. Read morePublished on March 14, 2009 by Midwest Book Review
John gets data. That's the important part of this book in my opinion. This is the book I recommend to my students who need to know how to access web services, WCF, ADO. Read morePublished on March 12, 2009 by Shawn Wildermuth
There are lots of good books that cover the fundamentals of Silverlight, but this book goes deeper! If you're a practicing Silverlight developer, or even if you're just... Read morePublished on March 10, 2009 by Erik Mork
As someone that writes and speaks about Silverlight, I'm not sure I can say enough about this book. John has provided a path for the person unfamiliar with data concepts and... Read morePublished on February 25, 2009 by D. Campbell
Good book, a bit slow at times (author reiterates points a little too often - thus the 4 stars), but other wise good material. Read morePublished on February 20, 2009 by Daniel