Chapter 2. Application Design and Programming Model

The Mechanics of Silverlight Applications

Silverlight is a UI or presentation layer programming model for rich interactive client-side user interaction. Silverlight also includes strong distributed application hooks coupled with rich data binding to facilitate a solid application architecture that will be familiar to traditional .NET or Java developers. This means that the same overall design principles that architects and developers live by today for web or n-tier applications can apply to Silverlight-based applications as well. Silverlight provides excellent support for calling services, whether those services are based on Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Representational State Transfer ...

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