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Silverlight 2 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Jit Ghosh, Rob Cameron

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Chapter 2. Application Design and Programming Model: The Mechanics of Silverlight Applications

Silverlight 2 is primarily a UI programming model for rich interactive client-side user interaction. Luckily, Silverlight 2 also includes strong distributed application hooks coupled with rich data binding to facilitate a solid application architecture that will be familiar to traditional .NET or Java developers. This means that the same overall design principles that architects and developers live by today for web or n-tier applications can apply to Silverlight 2–based applications as well. Silverlight 2 provides excellent support for calling services, whether SOAP, Representational State Transfer (REST), Plain Old XML (POX) or JavaScript Object Notation ...

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