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MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF

By : Muhammad Shujaat Siddiqi, Ryan Vice
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MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF

By: Muhammad Shujaat Siddiqi, Ryan Vice

Overview of this book

MVVM (Model View View Model) is a Microsoft best practices pattern for working in WPF and Silverlight that is highly recommended by both Microsoft and industry experts alike. This book will look at the reasons for the pattern still being slow to become an industry standard, addressing the pain points of MVVM. It will help Silverlight and WPF programmers get up and running quickly with this useful pattern.MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF will help you to choose the best MVVM approach for your project while giving you the tools, techniques, and confidence that you will need to succeed. Implementing MVVM can be a challenge, and this book will walk you through the main issues you will come across when using the pattern in real world enterprise applications.This book will help you to improve your WPF and Silverlight application design, allowing you to tackle the many challenges in creating presentation architectures for enterprise applications. You will be given examples that show the strengths and weaknesses of each of the major patterns. The book then dives into a full 3 tier enterprise implementation of MVVM and takes you through the various options available and trade-offs for each approach. During your journey you will see how to satisfy all the demands of modern WPF and Silverlight enterprise applications including scalability, testability, extensibility, and blendability.Complete your transition from ASP.NET and WinForms to Silverlight and WPF by embracing the new tools of these platforms, and the new design style that they allow for. MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF will get you up to speed and ready to take advantage of this powerful new presentation platform.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in Silverlight and WPF
Credits
Foreword
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
MVVM Frameworks
Index

About the Authors

Ryan Vice is a Microsoft enterprise developer with over 12 years of experience. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and family, and works as an independent consultant . He has experience creating solutions in numerous industries including network security, geoseismic, banking, real estate, entertainment, finance, trading, construction, online retail, medical, and credit counseling. He has done projects for companies of all sizes including high-volume applications for large fortune 500 companies like Dell and Charles Schwab. He frequently presents sessions at users groups and conferences throughout Texas including Houston Tech Fest and Dallas Day of .NET. He was awarded Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He has also been an MSDN Moderator. His current areas of focus are around MVVM, WPF, XAML, IoC, NHibernate, and Windows 8 Metro.

Muhammad Shujaat Siddiqi has been serving the Enterprise Software Industry for more than seven years in Pakistan and USA. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer and Information Systems (BE) from NED University, Karachi. He is a passionate blogger. For his services to WPF development community, Microsoft awarded him MCC in 2011. He is a student of the Shaolin-Do form of martial arts.