Programming .NET 3.5 by Jesse Liberty and Alex Horovitz

In these days I’m expanding my knowledge reading some great (and enjoyable) books.

Programming .NET 3.5 by Jesse Liberty and Alex Horovitz is one of my favourites: it gives you the “big picture” of the various technologies included in this release of the framework: N-tier applications, WPF, WCF, Silverlight, AJAX, LINQ, MVC and patterns.

Highly recommended!

Silverlight 2 and Duplex-Services deployed to IIS7

I’ve prepared this Silverlight 2 Beta 2 solution based on the example described in the official documentation.

You can try it just following these simple steps:

  • open the solution using Visual Studio 2008;
  • deploy the Wcf Service “DuplexService” to http://localhost/DuplexService;
  • copy the included crossdomain.xml and clientaccesspolicy.xml in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\;
  • run the project “DuplexClientWeb” from within Visual Studio or deploy it to IIS.


Silverlight and WCF Duplex Services

One of the new features of SL2B2 is the capability to use duplex WCF services.

Dan Wahlin has written two great articles about this topic on his blog:


Definitely worth a look!