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Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action by Rocío Serrano, Braulio Díez

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Chapter 1. Express Introduction to Silverlight

Nowadays, starting a web development poses a considerable challenge, since clients have got used to having powerful desktop-based interfaces at their disposal, which can also be delivered in record time. If we focus on Line of Business (LOB) applications, we find the additional challenge which is the fact that our apps have to be ready for massive changes, taking into account tight deadlines without sacrificing stability. All of us have suffered that "little last-minute change". Everybody has heard things like, "We got to change the way in which discounts for purchases are managed. This could be ready in just five minutes, couldn't it?"

To overcome such situations, web developers can make use of a ...

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