I normally do not pre-announce books.
That said, this book is likely to be of significant interest to this community, and so, now that it is officially listed on, I thought it reasonable to mention that it is on the way, and that Tim and I are exceedingly proud of it.
Our goal in Programming Silverlight 2 is to tell the story of Silverlight, not to reproduce the documentation. For me, it is a wonderful opportunity to bring together all that I’ve learned in creating the videos and the tutorials and getting your feedback about what is helpful and what is not.
In the book we go far deeper than we’ve had the opportunity to do so far here on the site, but at the risk of undermining sales, let me say that everything we cover in the book we will, no doubt, cover sooner or later here as well. The advantage of the book is that it is all put together in a single place in a single coherent telling.
We’re going to hold the book until Silverlight 2 is certified as final, which means we won’t be first to market, but on the other hand we’ll have it right, and that seems worth while. in addition, the book will mark a beginning, not an end, in that once the book is in print, we will continue to build videos and other material that will add depth for the more advanced programmer, and we’ll continue to create on-ramps for the programmers first arriving at Silverlight from .NET and elsewhere.
Thank you for indulging my book announcements. We now return you to the technical blog, already in progress.