Essential Silverlight
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Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2007

Essential Silverlight teaches experienced .NET and ASP.NET developers how to add more interactive and graphically rich interfaces to their web applications using the new Microsoft® Silverlight™ cross browser plug-in.

  1. Concise: Essential Silverlight is a concise introduction to Silverlight 1.0 and Silverlight 1.1 that doesn't waste your time.
  2. Always Up-to-Date: Essential Silverlight will be published initially as an eBook with a print-on-demand option when Silverlight 1.0 ships and will be updated each time Microsoft releases a new beta or release candidate for Silverlight 1.1 releases.
  3. Day and date: The final edition of Essential Silverlight will be published when Silverlight 1.1 releases in 2008.
  4. Expert author: Christian Wenz is author of Programming ASP.NET AJAX (O'Reilly, 2007) and numerous books on JavaScript in English and in German. He has written on all of the competing RIA technologies -- - Flash, PHP, ActionScript, ASP.NET -- and understands the market well.
  5. Loaded with code: Essential Silverlight includes scores of tested examples readers can cut and paste for reuse in their own applications. All code is available for download from O'Reilly.
  6. Browser agnostic and platform aware: Essential Silverlight will cover all of the browsers supported by Silverlight (including IE, Firefox, Safari and Opera), and will also point out differences as they become known between the Windows and Mac OS platforms.

This new, always up to date title will be revised as the software is revised, so purchasing now means you'll get updated versions of the PDF until the final print version is released, which we anticipate to be in Summer of 2008.
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