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Description - Data-driven Services with Silverlight 2 by John Papa

There's tremendous interest in building applications with Silverlight 2, but very little material demonstrating how to build data-driven solutions with the platform. This comprehensive tutorial teaches developers how to build data-rich applications with Silverlight 2 that draw on multiple sources of data, including how to implement 'in-the-cloud' data access options.Packed with reusable examples, "Data Services with Silverlight 2" offers valuable information on data binding controls, the LINQ data querying component, RESTful and WCF interfaces, cross-domain data, as well as Microsoft's new ADO.NET Data Services and the ADO.NET Entity Framework.With this book, you will: learn how Silverlight 2 applications rely on data for binding, passing, reading, saving, querying, and presentation; discover how your application can call REST, web services, RSS, and HTTP services; design entities that can be passed to and from a Silverlight 2 application via WCF; apply data persistence techniques to Silverlight 2 applications; harness the power of RESTful web services such as Amazon and Twitter; learn how and when to use LINQ to SQL to query a data store; retrieve and save data, using the new Entity Framework and WCF; work with the RESTful ADO. NET Data Services to move data between your application and a database; and, learn how to build RESTful services and communicate with them from Silverlight 2 And more.Written by data access expert and MSDN Magazine columnist John Papa, "Data Services with Silverlight 2" covers all of the Silverlight data access topics you need to know, including the real-world scenarios you're most likely to encounter. Examples will be available on the book's website.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596523091
ISBN-10: 0596523092
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 178mm x 19mm)
Pages: 342
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Papa

John Papa is a Microsoft C# MVP, MCSD.NET, and INETA Speaker who has been working with Microsoft distributed architectures for over 10 years. He has enterprise experience architecting and developing with .NET technologies focusing on architecture, patterns and practices, data access and mobile development. John has authored or co-authored several books on data access technologies, is the author of the "Data Points" column in MSDN Magazine, has presented MSDN WebCasts and can often be found speaking at industry conferences such as DevConnections and VSLive. You can contact John at