There is a lot of online content available for Silverlight 2 Unleashed!
One thing that I am particularly sensitive to is the correctness of the information I put in the book. Because of time constraints, some *very* last minute changes by Microsoft didn't make it to the book. Other minor errors managed to slip through multiple review rounds (and believe me, many people did review this book with utter care and attention). I listed the Errata (a dozen so far) on my site, and the list will also be made available on the book's official site.
I encourage my readers to send me any error they will find at email@example.com. I take any constructive criticism very seriously and positively, so don't hesitate to send me your messages!!
Side note: I will however ignore any Tweet with the word "fail" or "FTL" without additional explanation. :)
It took me quite a lot of time, but I make (almost) every snippet of code available for download. Even small snippets not directly included in an application are copied to a project named "SampleCode". In addition, for most examples, I created a working application demonstrating the effect of the code, and allowing the reader to modify it and study the effects live.
I am also very sensitive to the fact that some readers are more fluent in VB.NET than C#, and we try to provide every sample in this language as well. This takes time, and my technical editor J Boyd Nolan is in the course of translating the code. I will give more information on the code download page and on this blog when more VB.NET content is available.
Question and Answers, Activities
For each chapter, you will find questions and answers allowing you to review and consolidate your understanding of the chapter. The page also proposes activities related to the chapter. This material will help you to "dig further" and deepen your knowledge of Silverlight 2.
I think that this page has a huge value for the reader, and I really encourage you to take a good look at the Q&A and to try your hand at the activities. For some of them I also provide an implementation of the solution. The reader should be able, not only to understand the material in the chapters, but also to modify it, and to build on that foundation. This is exactly the purpose of the activities proposed.
| posted on Thursday, October 23, 2008 11:31 AM