About the Book :
As Microsoft's newest offering for simplifying application development, LightSwitch opens the development door to creating applications without writing code. This introductory, full-color book shows you how to quickly create, modify, and distribute information for your business with LightSwitch. Packed with simple example programs, this beginner-level resource guides you through a complete small business application using LightSwitch to demonstrate the capabilities of this exciting new tool. You'll explore the most common application development issues that developers encounter on a daily basis and learn how LightSwitch makes them easier to handle with solutions that streamline application development without requiring code.
Introduction.Part I: An Introduction to Visual Studio Lightswitch.Prototyping and Rapid Application Development.Getting Started With Visual Studio Lightswitch.Technologies behind a Lightswitch Application.Customizing Lightswitch Applications.Part II: Creating Applications with Visual Studio Lightswitch.Preparing to Develop a Lightswitch Application.Working With Simple Data Screens.Working With Master-Detail Data Screens.Using Existing SQL Server Data.Building and Customizing Screens.Validation and Business Rules.Authentication and Access Control.Microsoft Office Integration.Part III: Advanced Lightswitch Application Development.Deploying Lightswitch Applications.Using Sharepoint 2010 Lists.Part IV: Appendix.Appendix: Answers to Exercises.Index.
Interesting Facts :
LightSwitch is designed to add tremendous value to the broad level business user who needs to create, modify, and distribute information, the product features numerous modifiable templates for the user to deploy without coding knowledge.Developers using Microsoft Access (or Visual FoxPro) will find LightSwitch a great product for creating .NET applications -- the product has a very low entry barrier for .NET development.This book not only has simple example programs, but also walks through a complete small business application using LightSwitch to demonstrate the capabilities of the tool.Following the rule of 80/20, this book thorough covers the most frequently-used (80 percent of activities) developers encounter during their everyday activities.
About the Author :
Istvn Novk is an associate of Grepton Plc., a Hungarian IT services company where he works as a technology leader, software architect and community evangelist. His main focus is the evangelization of quality software development with the .NET Framework and related technologies, which he fell in love with during a Professional Developers Conference in 2000. He's progressed from game developer to become the chief developer of a hospital information system and in the process, has shifted from programming with C++, Delphi and Visual Basic to development technologies. Istvn holds a master's degree from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary and also has a doctoral title in software technology.