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Excellent follow-up to the previous edition,
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This review is from: Silverlight 4 Unleashed (Paperback)
Silverlight seems to become a different beast with each version, so I bought this just as I was thrown onto a Silverlight-based project using Prism and MEF (about which I knew nothing). Mr Bugnion has once again produced a thoroughly readable and informative book, whose size belies the depth of its content.
Topics given space include the aforementioned Prism and MEF, but also Unity with a nice explanation of IoC and how it fits in with Silverlight. He also covers MVVM, Windows Phone development (briefly, but still very good), WCF integration (in its many flavours including RIA services), and a host of other stuff that is being used right now in real-world projects. As with most of the recent 'Unleashed' books (and appropriate for a UI platform) the whole thing is in colour.
It's worth noting that this is (almost) an addendum to the previous edition (Silverlight 2 Unleashed). In fact (and I don't know whether this is still the case) purchasing this book entitles you to an electronic download of the previous book.
An excellent book which covers pretty much everything a competent Silverlight developer would be expected to know.