So am I. I decided to at a look at some well known software development publishers to see what they have available for Silverlight books.
Apress has five titles listed for Silverlight, but as of this blog posting, all are “NOT YET PUBLISHED”. It doesn’t look like they are offering a Silverlight 1.0 book as most titles reference specifically Silverlight 1.1. I like Apress books and I highly recommend their “Pro” series. I am a little disappointed in their lack of a decent Silverlight 1.0 book.
O’Reilly has three titles that are currently in print, all three at an introductory (or essentials) level. Their “Getting Started with Silverlight” began shipping back in April 2007. There are not many reviews listed with this title, but the average rating is five stars out of six.
SAMS has a single contribution in their “Unleashed” titles in “Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed“. Generally speaking, their “Unleashed” series are high end, but it was only published this month and there have been no reviews posted yet. Perhaps if you’ve read it you can post one.
Wrox has two titles currently shipping including “Silverlight 1.0” and “Silverlight 1.0 Animation”. I’ve read a good review of the Silverlight title by Palermo4.
No doubt, the weeks ahead will see more and more titles being published on Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. If only one can demonstrate a killer application BEYOND a media player.