© 2008

Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX

From Novice to Professional

  • Authors
  • Takes a broad church approach to the technologies showing people how to build the results they desire quickly and efficiently. This approach has been shown to work well when writing for the web development community

  • The core technologies covered in this book (particularly ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight) are enjoying huge interest in the development community. There is a large body of readers forming for introductory titles in this area as Silverlight controls become one of the ‘must have’ Web 2.0 design skills

  • Written by an experienced author and Microsoft insider. Laurence Moroney is a Silverlight Evangelist with a strong community following and unparalleled experience of introducing people to these technologies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Building Web Applications

  3. Next Generation Technologies for Web Development

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 415-427

About this book


Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX: From Novice to Professional aims to give you the skills you need to start building web applications with Microsoft's next–generation technology as quickly as possible. Whether you're interested in ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, or the technologies that support them (WPF, WCF, WF, etc.), this book is the starting point that you need.

It adopts a “zero to hero” approach that concentrates on achieving practical results you can use in real projects rather than presenting a deep academic treatment that can't be immediately applied.

The aim is to give you, the reader, the knowledge you need to achieve the results you want with the minimum of fuss. When you've read this book, you'll have a solid understand of all the techniques that are available, when to use them, and their relative strengths and weaknesses.


ASP.NET Ajax JavaScript Silverlight Web Services Windows Windows Presentation Foundation XAML framework user experience

About the authors

Laurence Moroney is the director of technology evangelism at Mainsoft, the cross-platform development company. He has over 10 years in software development and architecture, specializing in interoperability, security and performance in such diverse industries as casinos, jails, the U.S. Border Patrol, airports, professional soccer teams and financial services. He has written several books on computing, including some on Web Services Security, ASP.NET and Java/.NET interoperability, as well as dozens of articles on various technology issues. He lives in Sammamish, Washington with his wife, Rebecca, and children, Claudia and Christopher. His blog is at, where you can find lots of Atlas and other development resources.

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