Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 09:30 PM | Posted by: Daniel Jebaraj

As a provider of .NET components, Syncfusion is in the exciting, but challenging, position of always being on the cutting edge. Whenever platforms or tools ship out of Microsoft, which seems to be about every other week these days, we have to educate ourselves quickly.

A lot of information on application development is available, but that information is becoming harder to digest. More and more books are being published, even on topics that are relatively new; one aspect that continues to frustrate us is the inability to find technology books that offer a concise overview. When trying to gather information, we are usually faced with two options: read several 500+ page books, or scour the Web for relevant blog posts and articles. As with everyone who has a job to do and customers to serve, we find this quite aggravating.

This frustration translated into a deep desire to produce a series of concise technical books that would target developers working on the Microsoft platform. We firmly believe that, given the background knowledge such developers have, most topics can be translated into books that are around 100 pages. This is exactly what we resolved to accomplish with the Succinctly series.

The best authors, the best content

Each author was carefully chosen from a pool of talented experts who shared our vision. You will find books that contain original content guaranteed to get you up and running in about the time it takes to drink a few cups of coffee.

Forever free

Syncfusion will produce books on several topics. They will always be free. Any updates we publish will also be free. We can hear you say, "What is the catch?" There is no catch here. Syncfusion has a vested interest in this effort. As a component vendor, our claim is that we offer deeper and broader frameworks than anyone else in the market. Developer education greatly helps us sell against competing vendors who promise to enable AJAX support with one click or turn the moon to blue cheese!

The first book in this series, jQuery Succinctly, will be on the popular jQuery library. It is currently available for download.

As always, please let us know what you think. If you have any topics of interest, thoughts, or feedback, please feel free to send them to us at succinctly@syncfusion.com. We sincerely hope you enjoy the series. Thank you for reading.

 

Comments

5/10/2012 5:43:12 PM #

Great idea! Thanks you! looking forward complete series!

Ahmed Atia | Reply

5/14/2012 8:40:53 PM #

Hi Ahmed

Glad you are enjoying them!

-Syncfusion

amber | Reply

5/12/2012 12:03:57 AM #

Just started reading the jQuery succinctly e-book and it's superb - as it says, succinct (which I love) and clear.  Marvellous job.

PaulH | Reply

5/14/2012 8:40:27 PM #

Hi Paul -

We are glad to hear you are enjoying it! We have several other e-books in the works. We will inform everyone when the next one is released! Smile

Best Regards,
Syncfusion

amber | Reply

5/17/2012 11:19:41 AM #

Good stuff, I am looking forward for next tutorial!

Marek Wawrzynczyk | Reply

5/17/2012 11:24:05 AM #

If I may suggest, since JQ is fundamental technology in web application, that next tutorials will be on similiar technology i.e. data binding, templating, MV*C, WCF. That may prepare developers to use more advanced packages including yours.

Marek Wawrzynczyk | Reply

5/17/2012 6:02:40 PM #

Hi Marek -

Thank you for this suggestion. I will pass this on to the team working on e-books. We do have some in the works that do relate to jQuery. As they become available we will be blogging and emailing our customers about it. Also, feel free to email: succinctly@syncfusion.com. with any suggestions as well. Thank you for reading our e-book!

Best regards,
Syncfusion

amber | Reply

5/17/2012 4:14:46 PM #

Great idea ! Smile
Thus, I'm reading the jQuery succinctly e-book. ;)

xela001 | Reply

6/9/2012 9:15:01 PM #

We will wait impatiently new series. Hope you are not publish only .NET environments! Thank you so much.

Oğuz Çelikdemir | Reply

6/14/2012 10:43:45 PM #

When will the ePub version of the jQ book be available? (or did I just miss the ePub link somewhere on the file type selection screen?)

Steve | Reply

6/20/2012 11:20:39 PM #

The ePUB version is not available just yet. We will be sure to let everyone know when it is ready. Currently we have PDF and Kindle versions only.

-Syncfusion

amber | Reply

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