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Microsoft® .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (PRO-Developer) Paperback – 17 Dec 2010

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  • Paperback: 462 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (17 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073562609X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735626096
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 604,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Dino Esposito is a well-known ASP.NET and AJAX expert. He speaks at industry events, including DevConnections and Microsoft TechEd, contributes to MSDN® Magazine and other publications, and has written several popular Microsoft Press books, including Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX: Architecting Web Applications.


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This is an extremely good book on the use of patterns in developing enterprise architectures. It provides a discursive overview of the different patterns that are available for designing enterprise solutions and in so doing compares, contrasts and weighs up and pros and cons of different patterns and approaches to fulfilling your business needs. The book is broken into two parts.

The first part introduces you to software architecture and the concept of patterns and provides an introduction to UML, which is of great use in communicating design. This part is important if you are new to enterprise architecture.

The second part provides a details study of how to design four key layers in an enterprise architecture: Business, Service, Data Access and Presentation. In each of these chapters the book discusses in detail the needs of each layer and the different options available, including the many different patterns that are out there that can be incorporated in the design of each layer. The book also discusses various tools that are out there and does so with impartiality towards the vendor. The only partiality this book seems to have is that the appropriate technique is used for your individual business problem, and the weight of what would appear to be substantial real world experience in developing enterprise solutions. (N.B. it is a .Net oriented book)

This book almost comes across as a user guide for Fowlers book "Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture" (ISBN: 0321127420), which I also have. The latter is perhaps dry reading in the sense that it is a reference book on patterns, but this book is good because it helps you understand which patter to use. I feel that these two books are best used together and should be on every (.Net) Enterprise Architects desk. N.B. Fowlers book is not platform specific.
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I was disappointed with this book. I had hoped for a detailed practical guide to enterprise architecture using .Net. What I got was a wide ranging summary of a lot of topics that are covered better in other books.

Do we really need yet another book that explains coupling and cohesion?

The first chapter is a discussion of what Architecture is. Unless you're absolutely new to all of this it will contain little that you don't know already.

Chapter two is a primer on UML. Again, if you're reading this book, chances are you already have at least two other books that cover this stuff. In fairness UML diagrams are dotted throughout the rest of the book, so it's fair that they give the back ground for those new to this stuff.

Chapter three is more newbie oriented principles and practice. If you're making the step up from Programmer to Architect then you really should know virtually everything in the first three chapters before you start. If you don't you should be learning this stuff from better more detailed books.

The remaining four chapters cover four layers in a typical architecture - Data, Business, Service, Presentation.

There's some good stuff in here, but it all feels like a summarized version of other books. The mention of .Net in the title is misleading. There are examples using .Net, but this is not a .Net oriented book.

At times it feels like the authors are deliberately trying to annoy the reader. On page 333 (towards the end of the book) they discuss Stored Procs, and quite rightly acknowledge that anyone reading this far probably knows what a Stored Proc is ... a subroutine.

They then quote Wikipedia of all things to explain to us what a subroutine is!!!!
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Andrea and Dino made an excellent job, their book is a "reference of references", I mean that it groups concepts that are spreaded across many books (sometimes written years ago, but still valid and irreplaceable) from a different and real-world perspective and, most important, it offers an UP-TO-DATE architectural guidance, nomeclature and methodology applied with tools, languages and technologies available today (say Ajax, WCF, LINQ-to-SQL, Entity Framework and so on).
I appriciated each single page, from the in-depth explainations of a pattern, to the "Murpy's law of the Chapter".
A complete companion solution (Nortwind Starter Kit) is also available online.
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A simple straightforward guide to designing applications. If you are involved in any designing or developing solutions running under the .net framework then you really should read this book!
This book takes you from first principles through how to, and more importantly why you should; architect a .net based application. The coverage is clear, concise and easily readable providing an enjoyable read whilst conveying the intricate nuances of this important topic. The text is frequently broken up by some simple diagrams and code examples showing how to apply the principles described in practice.
Unlike most architecture and design books this is not a slave to pattern oriented design; patterns are used throughout this text but are not exclusively used. Having said that the coverage of patterns is done in a wonderfully pragmatic way with emphasis given to ensuring the best design for the problem at hand rather than conforming to some predefined structure.
This book can be read in conjunction with, Microsoft® ASP.NET and AJAX: Architecting Web Applications (PRO-Developer), which provides a clear guide to applying these design principles to the world of ASP.net and AJAX.
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