By Oswald Campesato
This publication bargains innovations which are provided in a transparent and logical demeanour. rather than dumping code samples with constrained and/or bad clarification, as i have obvious different authors do, the writer is going out of his method to clarify every little thing, thereby saving me from having to spend my very own time to determine the code myself.
Compared to the Silverlight books that i bought a few months in the past, this Silverlight e-book is exclusive for numerous purposes. First, this publication has nearly two times as a lot content material because the different Silverlight books that i purchased, together with examples that don't exist in any of those (or different) Silverlight books.
Second, Oswald is clearly a professional when it comes to vector-based photographs code (clearly proven within the SVG e-book that he has additionally authored) and his services is clear in his Silverlight publication as well.
Third, tihs publication includes a bankruptcy devoted to explaining tips to create, bring together, and set up Java servlets (which render Silverlight) in an online server, and he explains tips on how to organize the open resource servlet box Tomcat. there's additionally a bankruptcy devoted to charts/graphs, a bankruptcy for scripting languages like IronPython, IronRuby, and a bankruptcy for utilizing scripting languages with Silverlight. All of those chapters are distinct to this book.
I additionally chanced on that most the code examples within the publication paintings with either 1.0 and beta 2.0 model of Silverlight. the writer does point out that a few samples will possibly not paintings with Silverlight beta 2.0, which implies that his ebook went to press correct round the time that Microsoft published Silverlight 2.0 beta.
The first a part of the e-book presents important details. for example, the writer basically explains the reason for utilizing 4 documents for Silverlight apps because it minimizes the impression in your code if/when Microsoft updates the Silverlight.js file.
Silverlight is a expertise from Microsoft which isn't only for Microsoft builders or instruments. This books is helping leverage this expertise utilizing non-Microsoft instruments which in my view is a huge plus. Why else could Microsoft make Silverlight a cross-browser plug-in? regrettably, not one of the different Silverlight books that i purchased describe the instruments which are on hand for those that don't paintings on home windows or visible Studio.
This e-book is sort of a "bridge" for non-Microsoft builders, specially for SVG builders, who gets an in depth comparability among SVG and Silverlight. This ebook is obviously worthy for Microsoft's Silverlight strategy.
The base line is straightforward: Oswald's ebook is a really monstrous plus for non-MS builders and for these attracted to making wealthy pix purposes like myself to create functions in Silverlight. So, purchasing his publication was once the very best selection for me and i am more than happy with my buy.