Book Review: Silverlight 1.0 (Wrox)

wrox_silverlight_1.0 Yesterday I got my copy of Silverlight 1.0 published by Wrox, authored by Devin Rader, Jason Beres, J. Ambrose Little, and Grant Hinkson.

Of course, my attention was immediately drawn to the full color cover of the book.  We are all accustomed to the traditional black & white photos of authors in Wrox books - so this was a pleasant surprise.  As hoped for, this was preview of what to expect in the book itself - full color screen captures and code syntax.  As far as I am concerned, this has set a new bar of expectations for the reader.  I have so much enjoyed seeing code in color, I don't know if I want to purchase another book with dreary black & white samples ever again.

Anyway, I enjoyed the layout of the content itself.  For ASP.NET 2.0 developers who have never experimented with Silverlight, this is a great starting point!  Highlights for me personally were the chapters regarding Expression Blend 2 and using Silverlight with ASP.NET and Ajax.  The appendices include references for the Silverlight and XAML.

With stunning color, progressive topics, and relevant content, I recommend this book to any new Silverlight developers.

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