My new book arrived today and Iâ€™ve read through the first 2 chapters. Iâ€™m really impressed. I picked this book up mostly because geared more toward building â€˜data-rich business applicationsâ€™ with Silverlight.
So far, so good â€“ I will post more later, letâ€™s just say it has inspired me to even write this â€“ as itâ€™s a very good read!
One thing I appreciate about his writing style (so far) is that he doesnâ€™t assume you know the technology, and yet he seems to explain these complex features in a simple and concise way.
I didnâ€™t really intend on reading almost all of this in one sittingâ€¦ but itâ€™s an excellent primer. Covers WCF, WCFRest, Web Services, ADO.NET Data Services â€“ using a plain POCO, Linq to Sql, Entity Framework. This is the type of book I was interested in â€“ it shows enough of XAML to get you acquainted â€“ with data templates, binding modes, notification â€“ but focuses mostly on the communication with entities from Silverlight to services.