- Paperback: 226 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (3 April 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735650926
- ISBN-13: 978-0735650923
- Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 1.3 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,099,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Raffaele Garofolo is a .NET software architect who builds Line-of-Business applications for a living. He is passionate about .NET and WPF and spends his free time writing articles and blog posts about WPF and the MVVM.
Top Customer Reviews
The book aims to walk you through layering a WPF, Silverlight or WIndows Phone 7 application - yes, despite the WPF of the title this is intended for Silverlight and Windows Phone developers too and these are referenced throughout, which makes me wonder who the hell decided to call it a WPF MVVM book.
The trouble is that on the one hand it's much too high-level to be of much practical use (the author refers to code snippets, but taken out of context these are meaningless and the downloadable code is incomplete and not a full application - he's apparently hoping to sell a second, hopefully much fatter, book on that from Apress due out May 2011 and tries to justify this mess by saying the code is being done for free in his spare time - errm didn't you just SELL me a book?!) On the other hand it assume you are familiar with the detail of programming Silverlight and WPF, have a good knowlege of design patterns etc The author really does seem to want to have his cake and eat it: It's "not for beginners" but it's a "high level view". Erm, OK!Read more ›
I was looking for a book about MVVM and WPF which are briefly covered in the last 40 pages of the book and not in more details than the other topics.
There really is very little in this book that demonstrates how to achieve what is seemingly promised. The book would have been better titled `A brief overview of enterprise development and UI patterns'. However I would then have to criticise the author's lack of knowledge on any of the enterprise patterns that are discussed. To give some examples, the author repeatedly uses the term Domain Driven Design but says nothing of the process as described by Eric Evans. The author seems to think that the Domain Model pattern and DDD are one, that a Domain Model layer is usually split across two layers (he gives no real example of this) and he even seems to confuse the concept of Value Objects and Data Transfer Objects! At one point the author even discusses - without any real clarity - a concept called `Design by Service' which he attributes to Martin Fowler! Forgive me if I am mistaken but is that not a form of libel, albeit non-malicious? I could go on but it would make this review far too long.
What there is on the topic of WPF/MVVM seems to be well written and the information is easy to take in. However there is very little on this and nothing in any useful level of depth.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book tries to explain enterprise patterns for WPF, not just the MVVM pattern, but just makes references to concepts. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Ranbir
Since there are not many books on MVVM, I would say: If you work on MVVM is good to read it, but only because there is not much choice on MVVM books. Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2013 by Maciej Lisman
Ten years or so ago I read a book about .NET and design patterns. It quickly became clear to me that the book was very weak in the way it treated the subject(s). Read morePublished on 2 July 2012 by Anders
Not a single thing in the book I didn't already know - very thin (both in content and usefulness)... Read morePublished on 3 Jun. 2011 by Brendon
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