Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2
Data Access and Web Services for Rich Internet Applications
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: December 2008
Pages: 368

This comprehensive book teaches you how to build data-rich business applications with Silverlight 2 that draw on multiple sources of data. Packed with reusable examples, Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 covers all of the data access and web service tools you need, including data binding, the LINQ data querying component, RESTful and SOAP web service support, cross-domain web service calls, and Microsoft's new ADO.NET Data Services and the ADO.NET Entity Framework.

With this book, you will:



  • Know when and how to use LINQ to JSON, LINQ to XML, and LINQ to Objects
  • Learn how Silverlight 2 applications bind, pass, read, save, query, and present data
  • Discover how your application can call web services to work with SOAP, REST, RSS, AtomPub, POX and JSON
  • Design REST, ASMX, and WCF web services that communicate with Silverlight 2
  • Harness RESTful web services such as Digg, Amazon, and Twitter
  • Retrieve and save data using the new Entity Framework and WCF
  • Work with RESTful ADO.NET Data Services and its Silverlight client library to move data between your Silverlight application and a database



Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 offers many tips and tricks for building data-rich business applications, and covers the scenarios you're most likely to encounter. Complete examples in C# and VB can be downloaded from the book's companion website.

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Sample code works!

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Comments about oreilly Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2:

Me again, thought I'd add that sample code is now available, and so far it works! I'm been going through lots of samples and walkthrus from the net on various pieces - different versions of silverlight etc., this book and samples bring it all together in one place nicely.

-Larry

 
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Picked up ebook version (great for coffee shops and pda reader), very decent walk thru with several real world (umm, real cloud?) examples.

Sample code not available yet unfortunately, so can't comment on that.

There are a lot of alternate and overlapping protocols/formats/tools covered, which can get confusing, would have liked to see a few more charts showing pros/cons and differences, and what fits with what with Silverlight 2. A bit more on security would have helped too - beyond integrated authentication, things to watch out for etc.

The chapters quickly covered what was needed and introduced new topics in a smooth flowing manner.

The chapter on debugging was an unexpected bonus that will save me many hours.

Thank you John and O'Reilly!

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