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.
Software Development and Professional Practice reveals how to design and code great software. What factors do you take into account? What makes a good design? What methods and processes are out there for designing software? Is designing small programs different than designing large ones? How can you tell a good design from a bad one? You'll learn the principles of good software design, and how to turn those principles back into great code.
Visual Studio LightSwitch may be one of the most under-utilized development tools available to professional and amateur developers alike. Designed specifically for creating data-centric business applications, LightSwitch alleviates some of the tedium involved in the development cycle by making the creation of screens, data entities, data relationships
We’ve designed this book to show you how to write professional applications using Microsoft
As software developers, we understand how difficult it is to develop software in real life. End
users expect their applications to be reliable, functional, and polished. They’ll also have preferences in
terms of how they want their application to look and feel.
To help you meet these real-life expectations, we’ve focused this book on many of the typical
scenarios that customers or clients will ask of you.