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October 26, 2011

MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4--New from Microsoft Press

Sebastopol, CA—"Now, more than ever, developers need to separate themselves from the pack," explains author Tony Northrup. "The 70-519 certification is particularly important because completing the certification validates the developer's higher-level application design skills, and employers know that having a well-designed application can dramatically reduce an application's overall cost-of-ownership."

Written for experienced, MCTS-certified professionals ready to advance their status, MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 (Microsoft Press, $39.99 USD) focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCPD level. With concise, objective-by-objective reviews, strategic case scenarios, and "Thought Experiments," you get professional-level preparation for the professional-level exam.

Optimize your exam-prep by focusing on the expertise needed to:

  • Design the application architecture
  • Choose the right server-side and client-side technologies
  • Design the user experience
  • Design data access and presentation
  • Plan for security
  • Choose a testing methodology
  • Plan for scalability and reliability

Northrup continues, "Web application design is crucial. Because it's so easy to get started creating websites with Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4, many developers jump into it head first. Without sufficient planning, however, it's only a matter of time before they begin to run into subtle, but serious, problems. For example, if a developer doesn't plan for scalability, their site will go down the first time it gets popular. If the developer uses server-side logic for something that should run on the client, the application will work fine in testing, but suffer from performance problems in production.

"Proper design is the difference between an application that works," he says, "and an application that lasts for years."

For a review copy or more information please email gretchen@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Tony Northrup, MVP, MCSE, MCTS, and CISSP, is a consultant and author. Tony started programming before Windows 1.0 was released, and has also focused on Windows administration and development. He has written about 25 books covering Windows and Web development, networking, and security. Among other titles, Tony is author of MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft® .NET Framework—Application Development Foundation, Second Edition.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/0790145317780

MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Tony Northrup
Print ISBN: 9780735657267   Ebook ISBN: 9780735657243  
Pages: 304
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