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Professional WinFX Beta: Covers "Avalon" Windows Presentation Foundation and "Indigo" Windows Communication Foundation

Jean-Luc David, Bill Ryan, Ron DeSerranno, Alexandra Young
ISBN: 978-0-7645-7874-8
257 pages
September 2005
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Jean-Luc David is a Toronto-based software developer and consultant. He founded Stormpixel.com in 1998, where he specializes in web design and in developing custom desktop, Tablet and Windows Mobile applications for his clients. Jean-Luc has written many technical articles for companies such as ASPToday.com, C|NET and XML.COM. Jean-Luc has the unique distinction of being the first Canadian to receive the Microsoft .NET MVP Award.

Ron DeSerranno is the founder and CEO of Mobiform Software Ltd. His software development career first began at the Space and Atmospheric Research Group, Physics Department, at the University of Western Ontario. He was a Microsoft Certified Trainer and consultant and taught courses in both New York and Toronto. For five years, he was development lead and architect for Rockwell’s flagship Industrial Automation product RSView, an invaluable tool for globally scaled companies such as Kraft and General Motors. Other ventures include the establishment of BoardMaster Software and Motivus Software Ltd. Mr. DeSerranno is considered one of the leading authorities on XML-based graphics technologies and has been designing and developing world-class software products for many years. His current focus is on WinFX by Microsoft.

Bill Ryan is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Embedded Product group. He’s currently working as a senior software developer at InfoPro, Inc in Augusta, Georgia. He is a .NET enthusiast and spends a lot of time working with bleeding-edge technologies. His favorite areas in technology are ADO.NET, the Compact Framework, Microsoft Speech Server, Biztalk Server, and Yukon. Outside of technology, his interests include reading, cult movies, techno-music, and cuckoo clocks. You can usually find Bill in one of the Microsoft .NET newsgroups, his blog (www.msmvps.com/WilliamRyan) or some of his Web sites (www.knowdotnet.com, www.devbuzz.com).

Alexandra Young of Mobiform Software is the team leader for Avalon and XAML education as well as user interface design for Mobiform’s XAML Designer for WinFX, Aurora.
With over six years experience in web, multimedia, and database design, Alexandra has acquired necessary skills to program in XAML, ASP, ASP.Net, Visual Basic, VB.Net, T/SQL, and C#. Fully understanding the tools available to designers and developers has led to her passion for, success in, and drive to understand and evangelize new software technologies. These skills have been instrumental in the education of Mobiform’s customers.
Experience in various software products has given Alexandra a full understanding of the limitations and benefits of products produced by the likes of Microsoft, Adobe, and Macromedia. This knowledge has fueled her enthusiasm for the universal benefits of Microsoft’s “Avalon” API and XAML markup language. She knows that this technology will revolutionize the way we design and build Web and software applications.

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