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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We sincerely hope you enjoy the series. Thank you for reading.