2. Getting Started

HELLO, WORLD! The first software application most developers write is designed to send a very simple greeting. In the LOB world, the first application is often more complex than a simple pair of words. There are data repositories that store the information, data access layers to retrieve it, web services to transmit it, and client-side code to call the web service and display the data to the end user. In this chapter, we explore how to set up your environment, create a basic application, and analyze the standard solution Visual Studio generates when creating Silverlight applications.

This won’t be the typical “Hello, World” application that you’re used to. In this chapter, it is my goal to introduce several LOB concerns early ...

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