Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Presentation Options

    1. Chapter 1 .NET 3.5: A Better Framework for Building MVC, N-Tier, and SOA Applications

      1. Integration Versus Silos
      2. What? All That in One Book?
    2. Chapter 2 Introducing XAML: A Declarative Way to Create Windows UIs

      1. XAML 101
      2. Simple XAML Done Simply
      3. Over Here…No, Wait, I Meant Over There!
      4. It's Alive! (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Animation)
    3. Chapter 3 Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation: A Richer Desktop UI Experience

      1. Starting Simple: Panels
      2. Nesting
      3. Resources
      4. Transformations
      5. Animation
      6. Data Binding
    4. Chapter 4 Applying WPF: Building a Biz App

      1. Breaking the Application into Pieces
      2. Adorners
      3. Business Classes
      4. Page 1—Adding Items to the Shopping Cart
      5. Page 2—Validating the Credit Card
    5. Chapter 5 Introducing AJAX: Moving Desktop UIs to the Web

      1. Web Applications Just Got a Whole Lot Faster
      2. Getting Started
      3. Creating a "Word Wheel" with AJAX
      4. ScriptManager
      5. What's Next?
    6. Chapter 6 Applying AJAX: ListMania

      1. Creating the To-Do List Manager
      2. Personalizing the To-Do List
    7. Chapter 7 Introducing Silverlight: A Richer Web UI Platform

      1. Silverlight in One Chapter
      2. The Breadth of Silverlight
      3. Diving Deep: Building an Application
      4. Controls
      5. Events and Event Handlers
      6. Creating Controls Dynamically
      7. Data Binding
      8. Styling Controls
  2. Interlude on Design Patterns

    1. Chapter 8 Implementing Design Patterns with .NET 3.5

      1. .NET 3.5 Fosters Good Design
      2. The N-Tier Pattern
      3. The MVC Pattern
      4. The Observer Pattern/Publish and Subscribe
      5. The Factory Method Pattern
      6. The Chain-of-Command Pattern
      7. The Singleton Pattern
  3. The Business Layer

    1. Chapter 9 Understanding LINQ: Queries As First-Class Language Constructs

      1. Defining and Executing a LINQ Query
      2. Extension Methods
      3. Adding the AdventureWorksLT Database
      4. LINQ to SQL Fundamentals
      5. Using the Visual Studio LINQ to SQL Designer
      6. Retrieving Data
      7. LINQ to XML
    2. Chapter 10 Introducing Windows Communication Foundation: Accessible Service-Oriented Architecture

      1. Defining a Service More Precisely
      2. Implementing Web Services
      3. UDDI: Who Is Out There, and What Can They Do for Me?
      4. How It All Works
      5. WCF's SOA Implementation
      6. Putting It All Together
    3. Chapter 11 Applying WCF: YahooQuotes

      1. Creating and Launching a Web Service
      2. Consuming the Web Service
    4. Chapter 12 Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation

      1. Conventional (Pre-WF) Flow Control
      2. Using Windows Workflow
      3. Understanding the WF Runtime
      4. Workflow Services
    5. Chapter 13 Applying WF: Building a State Machine

      1. Windows Workflow and State Machines
      2. Building an Incident Support State Machine
    6. Chapter 14 Using and Applying CardSpace: A New Scheme for Establishing Identity

      1. About Windows CardSpace
      2. Creating a CardSpace Identity
      3. Adding CardSpace Support to Your Application
      4. Summary
  1. Appendix Epilogue

  2. Colophon