Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight: Indispensible Experiences from 15 MVPs Paperback – Nov 22 2011
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From the Back Cover
Unparalleled advice for using the most popular tools of the .NET Framework
Written by 15 experienced and knowledgeable MVPs, this unique book delves into the world of .NET 4, providing you with invaluable information on using the .NET Framework, C#, Silverlight, and Visual Studio for building a wide range of solutions or enhancing existing solutions.
David Giard ASP.NET and jQuery
Bill Evjen ASP.NET Performance
György Balássy Ethical Hacking of ASP.NET
Gill Cleeren How to Build a Real-World Silverlight 5 Application
Jeremy Likness Silverlight — The Silver Lining for Line-of-Business Applications
Daron Yöndem Tips and Tricks for Designers and Developers
Kevin Grossnicklaus MVVM Patterns in Silverlight 4
Alex Golesh Windows Phone "Mango" for Silverlight Developers
Christian Weyer Pragmatic Services Communication with WCF
Dominick Baier Securing WCF Services Using the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)
Jeffrey Juday Applied .NET Task Parallel Library
Vishwas Lele The WF Programming Language
Christian Nagel Practical WPF Data Binding
Scott Millett Driving Development with User Stories and BDD
Caleb Jenkins Automated Unit Testing
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About the Author
Editor Bill Evjen is an acclaimed author and speaker. He is the founder of the St. Louis .NET User Group, the founder and former executive director of the International .NET Association,and the author or coauthor of more than 20 books. He works with Microsoft as a Microsoft Regional Director and is an MVP. He is the CIO for Swank Motion Pictures.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Great resource so far. This is almost a cookbook, but with larger scope projects.
I wish there was a chapter on cloud technology.
Besides that, well done.
I skipped around chapters and found that Chapter 3, entitled, "Ethical Hacking of ASP.NET," is a very good read. The author, Balassy, who has been the Microsoft Regional Director in Hungary since 2005, does a good job explaining what tools are needed, what concepts are needed to learn, and offers solutions to protect oneself from attacks.
Balassy puts it best when he states, "You can have a house, a castle, or even a well-protected fortress, but if you build it on a swamp, sooner or later it will go down. That's a serious risk you have to deal with. You must know the strengths and the weakness of your favorite developer platform, and you must eliminate the threats that the platform brings in your application."
He goes over Session Management, ASP.NET Authentication attacks, and how to protect against certain attacks.
Although this book is designed for intermediate to experienced users, beginners will definitely gain from this book as well. Over all, I highly recommend Real World .NET C#, and Silverlight.