Silverlight 2 in Action is a great book to get you started with Silverlight development. At 371 pages, it’s a short book that has enough info to get you going and act as your jumping board into Silverlight. I like the fact that each chapter is rather small but gets to the point immediately. I also like the short code snippets and the fact that relevant code is never buried into pages of code filling. Highly recommended for .NET devs looking for a Silverlight 2 jumpstart.
This month’s Wired Magazine has an interesting article on Netbooks and their impact on the major laptop manufacturers, Microsoft and most importantly, on how we use software and the trend toward Cloud based apps.
You can read the article online for free here: