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Kraig Brockschmidt has worked with Microsoft since 1988, focusing primarily on helping developers through writing, education, public speaking, and direct engagement. Kraig is currently a Senior Program Manager in the Windows Ecosystem team working directly with key partners on building apps for Windows 8 and bringing knowledge gained in that experience to the wider developer community. His other books include Inside OLE (two editions), Mystic Microsoft, The Harmonium Handbook, and Finding Focus. His website is www.kraigbrockschmidt.com.
The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form.
Who should read this book
Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well.
Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in.
Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here.
This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.
Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS.Joining the professional web designers and programmers are newaudiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update acontent management system or e-commerce store) and those who wantto make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teachingHTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to becomeprogrammers, which is why this book takes an entirely newapproach.Introduces HTML and CSS in a way that makes them accessible toeveryone—hobbyists, students, and professionals—andit’s full-color throughoutUtilizes information graphics and lifestyle photography toexplain the topics in a simple way that is engagingBoasts a unique structure that allows you to progress throughthe chapters from beginning to end or just dip into topics ofparticular interest at your leisure
This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up,reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish othertechnical topics were presented in such a simple, attractive andengaging way!