When Syncfusion started the Succinctly series of free e-books, we aimed to fill a developer education gap between expensive, encyclopedic texts and overwhelming, free-for-all online resources. Having reached more than half a million downloads, it seems we may be doing it right.
In December, we added Assembly Language Succinctly for the more hardcore developers, those who aren’t afraid to directly manipulate memory spaces and data segments. Author Chris Rose frames the use of x64 assembly language through Visual Studio, explaining the implications of inline assembly code versus native assembly code, and how to work with practical assembly instructions. If you’re looking to maximize the performance of your application, this book is what you need.
January saw the release of SQL Server Analysis Services Succinctly for developers looking to implement their own business intelligence (BI) solution through Microsoft SQL Server. Author Stacia Misner provides a quick introduction to the concept of BI and its role in modern business management, and then explains some of the reasons an OLAP engine like Analysis Services may be preferable to a relational engine when working with business data.
After examining the different architecture options for implementing Analysis Services, Misner spends the rest of the book instructing readers on the finer details: how to develop dimensions and cubes, how to store business logic in cubes using MDX, and ultimately how to connect to cubes through tools in the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. If you’re new to BI development, or are already a veteran but looking for a new tool, download SQL Server Analysis Services Succinctly today.
These books are more than just the newest additions to the Succinctly series. They’re the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth titles Syncfusion has published since starting the series. We hope the books will find their way into developer communities across the world, and we hope they will serve as go-to resources for newcomers to the technologies.
When we started the series in May of 2012, we didn’t anticipate how fast the series would become popular. After being published, each book has taken its own path, spreading through Twitter from one developer to another, receiving praise from technical blogs, and becoming something developers can rely on. Case in point: Our very first title, jQuery Succinctly, is featured on the jQuery project’s website—look for it at the bottom of the page.
The Succinctly series has been a great success, and we owe all of it to you, the readers. Keep building and learning, and Syncfusion will continue publishing.