Book Reviews

Book Review: Pro HTML5 Programming, 2nd Edition
If you are a web developer you must be aware of the rising attention being paid to HTML5. HTML5 is not merely about some markup tags. It provides a whole new set of features that make it a programmable platform. Modern web applications invariably make use of HTML markup, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX and related technologies. Noticing this trend HTML5 offers many new and exiting features to the web developers. If you want to be on the cutting edge of the web development technologies you must be well-versed in HTML5. To that end Pro HTML5 Programming, 2nd Edition does a great job of providing in-depth understanding of most of the HTML5 features.
Posted On : 02 Jan 2012
Book Review: Programming Entity Framework - Code First
Programming Entity Framework: Code First is a neatly written and concise coverage of all the important aspects of Code First development. If you are a developer looking to develop data driven applications using Code First technology then this book will be a great choice.
Posted On : 30 Nov 2011
Book Review: Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, 2nd Edition
With lots of talk and attention being given to ASP.NET MVC, it has become necessary for any ASP.NET developer to master ASP.NET MVC concepts. Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, 2nd Edition by Dino Esposito provides a very good understanding of the subject. Before I describe the contents of the book, however, I would like to tell you that this is not a tutorial or step-by-step kind of book neither it is for absolute beginners. Also, though it contains code snippets it doesn't give heavy or elaborate code listings usually found in many books. So, if you are looking for something of that sort you might want to look into some other titles.
Posted On : 14 Nov 2011
Book Review : ASP.NET MVC 2 Cookbook
When you start learning new technology, one way is to follow start-to-end kind of approach where step by step you build your skills from basic to advanced concepts. The other approach, which is often fast and efficient, is to learn by working examples. ASP.NET MVC 2 Cookbook by Packt Publishing follows such an approach. The book presents over 70 code recipes in ASP.NET MVC to make you up and running with MVC 2 quickly. Note, however, that book doesn't delve too much on the theory of MVC. It focuses on practical implementation of MVC with the help of small small examples.
Posted On : 25 Mar 2011
Book Review : ASP.NET Site Performance Secrets
Any web site developer sooner or later encounters a situation where he or the client is not so happy with the performance of the web site under consideration. No wonder experienced developers look for opportunities to squeeze last drop of performance from their web sites. To that end, ASP.NET Site Performance Secrets provides sound understand of the time proven techniques of performance optimization.
Posted On : 25 Feb 2011
Review: Professional LINQ
With .NET framework 3.5 the way you access data is set to change in a big way. Thanks to the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) that provides a unified ways to handle data coming from in-memory collections, RDBMS and XML files. LINQ is a must have skill set for you in your next project that targets .NET framework 3.5 and to that end Professional LINQ from WROX can be your great companion.
Posted On : 04 May 2008
Murach's ADO.NET 2.0 database programming with VB 2005
Mastering ADO.NET features is a key skill set for any .NET developer. Murach's ADO.NET 2.0 gives a good start in database programming to any beginner. It will serve as an easy to use collection of "how tos" as well as a reference.
Posted On : 07 Oct 2007
Pro WPF - Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 3.0
When Microsoft introduced .NET framework the Windows Forms engine caught attraction of many desktop application developers. Especially VB6 developers found Windows Forms more powerful than their current environment. No doubt Windows Forms engine was better than VB6 forms development. However, it didn't solved all the problems. In fact at many places the Windows Forms engine acted just as a wrapper to the classic controls and objects. The situation is poised to change dramatically with availability of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) introduced in .NET 3.0.
Posted On : 23 Sep 2007
Book Review: Community Server Quickly
Community Server Quickly is here to teach you to install, administer and customize this suite of collaboration tools. If you are an administrator looking to become up and running with this product suite quickly then this book can certainly help you.
Posted On : 13 May 2007
Review: Murach's SQL Server 2005 for Developers
Microsoft's SQL Server 2005 is the one of the most feature rich and popular database around. It makes a perfect sense for any developer to master this wonderful software. If you are comfortable with previous versions of SQL Server then you are probably aware of SQL, T-SQL, stored procedures, functions and triggers. However, if you are relatively new to SQL Server then Murach's SQL Server 2005 for Developers can be your great companion. Just like any other Murach books it is filled with friendly screen shots, tables and diagrams.
Posted On : 22 Feb 2007