Silverlight, WCF, Security And Things You Might Not Know

Silverlight-Security-WCF

On 24-Jul-2009, I wrote an article entitled Where are the guides to Security Best Practices in Silverlight? , and followed this up with an article entitled Silverlight Security – Part One – Code Obfuscation.  Since then of I have been keeping an eye open for any new articles that tackled this very important subject.

Today, I found an article by Robbe Morris over at eggheadcafe.com entitled Silverlight, WCF, Security And Things You Might Not Know.

This article covers many of the security steps that you will want to implement in any Silverlight / WCF application.

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Where are the VB Books for WPF, WCF, WF, Linq & Silverlight?

I definitely prefer VB to C#.  I like its readability.  After all, a programming language should be readable by humans, that is its main purpose. C# with all of its different brackets [{<:%;>})] and punctuation is a 2-hour bug hunt waiting to happen and that is before you need to worry about the semantics of your code. No, I have left C# well alone since .NET was born.

However, with all of the new developments from Microsoft recently VB has had to take a back seat.  Not that VB is lacking in functionality, but it certainly is becoming a second class citizen as far as the technical book writers are concerned.  All of the new books concentraing on .NET 3.5 functionality, such as WPF, WCF, WF, Silverlight and Linq, are being written for C# users. I am not aware of any books written this year which has chosen to give samples using VB as the primary language.

There appears little point in continuing with VB, if I am going to need C# expertise to learn all of these new technologies.

So I have a few of questions:

1. Are Microsoft aware of this and do they propose to remedy the situation with the publication of more VB orientated books?

2. Are you aware of any books written this year covering .NET 3.5 topics such as WPF, WCF, WF, Silverlight and Linq, which use VB as the primary language?

3. Should I cave and give up VB and my code library and start coding in C#?

Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step

Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step

 

Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Step by Step

Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Step by Step