Wednesday, November 19, 2008

As the Expert C# 2008 Business Objects book becomes available (now in alpha ebook form, and in paper by the end of this year), I'm getting more questions about what book to buy for different versions of CSLA .NET, and for different .NET technologies.

(Expert VB 2008 Business Objects should be out in February 2009. The one unknown with this effort is how quickly the team of volunteers can get the VB port of CSLA .NET 3.6 complete, as I don't think we can release the book until the code is also available for download.)

I do have a summary of book editions that is often helpful in understanding what book(s) cover which version of CSLA .NET. But I thought I'd slice and dice the information a little differently to help answer some of the current questions.

First, by version of CSLA .NET:

CSLA .NET Version Book(s)
3.6 Expert 2008 Business Objects
3.5 <no book>
3.0 Expert 2005 Business Objects &
CSLA .NET Version 2.1 Handbook &
Using CSLA .NET 3.0
2.1 Expert 2005 Business Objects &
CSLA .NET Version 2.1 Handbook
2.0 Expert 2005 Business Objects

 

Next, by .NET technology:

.NET Technology Book(s)
WPF Expert 2008 Business Objects
WCF Expert 2008 Business Objects
Silverlight <no book yet>
Expert 2008 Business Objects gets you 80% there though
WF Expert 2008 Business Objects &
Using CSLA .NET 3.0 (for WF example)
ASP.NET MVC <no book yet>
ASP.NET Web Forms Expert 2008 Business Objects
Windows Forms Expert 2008 Business Objects &
Using CSLA .NET 3.0 (for important data binding info)
LINQ to CSLA Expert 2008 Business Objects
LINQ to SQL Expert 2008 Business Objects
ADO.NET Entity Framework Expert 2008 Business Objects (limited coverage)
.NET Remoting Expert 2005 Business Objects
asmx Web Services Expert 2005 Business Objects

 

As always, here are the locations to download CSLA .NET for Windows and to download CSLA .NET for Silverlight.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:17:58 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
 Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Expert C# 2008 Business Objects book coverYou can now purchase the "alpha" of Expert C# 2008 Business Objects online as an ebook directly from the Apress web site. This gets you early access to the content, and access to the final ebook content when it is complete.

While their website indicates you can provide feedback during the writing process, the reality with this book is that I'm only three chapters from being completely done with the final review, so it is terribly close to being final already :)

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 Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Magenic is sponsoring a webcast about CSLA .NET for Silverlight on November 13. The presenter is my colleague, Sergey Barskiy. Sergey is one of the lead developers on the CSLA .NET 3.6 project, and this should be a very educational webcast.

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 Saturday, November 01, 2008

image I'm giving four talks at VS Live in Dallas, plus participating in a community panel Tuesday evening. You can see my list of talks here, which includes a talk specifically focused on CSLA .NET (due to popular demand from attendees at previous VS Live shows).

I have a special promo code you can use when registering to get $300 off registration. Just use code SPLHO when registering online.

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