John Papa is a Microsoft C# MVP, INETA speaker, member of the WPF and Silverlight Insiders, consultant, speaker, author, and trainer for ASPSOFT who specializes in professional application development with Microsoft technologies including VB, C#, .NET and SQL Server. John has written over 60 articles and authored several books on data access technologies including ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight, ADO.NET, XML, and SQL Server. He can often be found speaking at industry conferences such as VSLive and DevConnections, and viewed on MSDN Web Casts. John is currently working in his upcoming book Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 by O’Reilly due out in December 2008. You can always find John at

Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2
by John Papa
December 2008
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $35.99

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"If you're a Silverlight developer, this is one of those must have books. You'll refer to it over and over. Even if you're a standard ASP.Net developer it is worth taking a look through this book as most of the content can very easily be applied to a normal ASP.Net site. "
--Dr. Colin Brown, HackersoftMVP, MSN and Windows Live

"This most excellent book arms the reader with the knowledge to build visually and functionally robust applications with Silverlight 2. Most importantly though, this great book solves a number of problems that developers frequently encounter. "
--John R. Vacca,