Written for experienced C# programmers—yet approachable for beginners—this book is packed with code examples that you can extend for your own projects.
Alex is a coder, blogger and concurrency enthusiast from England. He currently works as a developer and product owner at Red Gate, working on tools for .NET developers. Before that, he did a degree in computer science at Cambridge University, and still has theoretical CS in his blood. In his spare time he writes an open source Actors framework for .NET, to let people write parallel programs more easily.
Discover how to build and test your applications quickly without a lot of expensive server hardware. Once you get up to speed with LightSwitch, you’ll create quality line-of-business applications tailored to specific customer needs in no time, whether you work in-house or for a vendor.Learn how the LightSwitch Presentation, Logic, and Storage layers work behind the scenesConfigure your SharePoint server and workstation to work with this development environmentNavigate the graphical environment and its various user screensUse examples to build simple single-function applications for search and data entryExpand your app’s capabilities by using LightSwitch extensions and Silverlight controlsConnect your LightSwitch app to external data sources, such as Excel, SQL Server, SQLite, and cloud-based applications
You’ll build a fully functional video game in the opening chapter, and then learn how to use classes and object-oriented programming, draw graphics and animation, and query data with LINQ and serialize it to files. And you'll do it all by creating games, solving puzzles, and doing hands-on projects. By the time you're done, you'll be a solid C# programmer—and you'll have a great time along the way!Create a fun arcade game in the first chapter, and build games and other projects throughout the bookLearn how to use XAML to design attractive and interactive pages and windowsBuild modern Windows Store apps using the latest Microsoft technologyLearn WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) using the downloadable WPF Learner's GuideUsing the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern to create robust architectureBuild a bonus Windows Phone project and run it in the Visual Studio Windows Phone emulator
Projects in the book work with all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Express editions.
MySQL AB has stepped up to the plate to offer advanced, high-availability, reliable clustering. As this demand has increased, so has the need for information. MySQL Clustering offers thorough, authoritative instruction on setting up and administering a MySQL Cluster from the developers of the cluster itself. You will learn about everything from installation and configuration to performance and troubleshooting in this authoritative reference guide to MySQL clustering.