ServiceStack Succinctly – free e-book

ServiceStack Succinctly – free e-book

Books, Programming
Today Syncfusion published the ServiceStack Succinctly e-book of which I’m (the proud) author. If you are interested in using the ServiceStack framework for building RESTful services, then this e-book is a great start. Check It out by downloading it for free from the Syncfusion web site I would like to thank Ricardo Peres for the great contribution and the whole Syncfusion team for the fantastic support. Soon there will be new articles about  ServiceStack published on agile-code.com, so keep tuned! ServiceStack Succinctly ServiceStack is an open source framework designed to be an alternative to the WCF, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web API frameworks. It supports REST and SOAP endpoints, auto configuration of data formats, inversion of control containers, object-relational mapping, caching mechanisms, and much more. With ServiceStack Succinctly by Zoran…
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MongoDB Succinctly – Free E-Book

MongoDB Succinctly – Free E-Book

Books, Database, Programming
Syncfusion published yet another book on their Succinctly Series - MongoDB Succinctly. Once again I had the pleasure to be the Technical Editor of the book.     In MongoDB Succinctly, author Agus Kurniawan explains the essentials of the MongoDB database system. Starting with creating a MongoDB database, you’ll learn how to make collections and interact with their data, how to build a console application to interact with binary and image collection data, and much more. You’ll also learn how to integrate MongoDB into Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC projects. Download today to bring the high performance and scalability of MongoDB to your applications. Look for Entity Framework Code First Succinctly coming soon! The file can be downloaded directly from the Syncfusion web site Table of contents: Introduction to…
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Microsoft ASP.NET Web API Succinctly

Books, Programming
Recently I had a pleasure to Technically Review the Microsoft ASP.NET Web API Succinctly e-book , which is part of the Syncfusion's succinctly series e-books, and finally the book got published and it's immediately available for download! The book's author has made a good job and has given a lot of good examples of how to use the technology and I cannot do otherwise than recommend you to download the e-book directly from the Syncfusion's web site. I really enjoyed reviewing this book it and I can say that it was really a great experience. Let's just spend some few words about the book: Microsoft's ASP.NET Web API simplifies data delivery through HTTP, making it a great platform for building RESTful applications. With ASP.NET Web API Succinctly, you'll learn the ins and…
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Syncfusion: ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile Web Sites Succinctly

Books, Programming
Since 2001 Syncfusion provides the broadest range of enterprise-class software components and tools for the Microsoft .NET platform, so it's not a surprise that as a Software Consultant several times in my working career I had to deal with their libraries and components which usually were reliable, good quality and easy to use. That said, this blog post is not about their components, as there are plenty of information out there, but about what Syncfusion introduced in May 2012, which is what they call Succinctly Series, and in particular about the book called ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile Web Site by Lyle Luppes Let's start from the beginning by introducing what Succinctly Series is all about and the best thing would be to directly take a quote from the Syncfusion blog:…
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Top 10 books every microsoft software developer should have

Agile, Books, Programming, Software Architecture
The following is a list of books that I would recommend to every experienced (or not) software developer. Very often I take inspiration by reading again and again some chapters as very often the knowledge (theory), if not practiced, tends to blurry overtime. Please take the list as it is without any order of precedence. Every book is important for its own topic. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture – Addison Wesley - Martin Fowler Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software - (Evans) LINQ In Action – (Marguerie, Eichert, Wooley) Refactoring To Patterns – Addison Wesley - Joshua Kerievsky The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master - by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas Continuous Integration – Addison Wesley - Paul M. Duvall Microsoft.NET Architecting Applications for the Enterprise…
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