Sebastopol, CA—"Now, more than ever, developers need to separate themselves from the pack," explains author Tony Northrup. "The 70-519 certification is particularly important because completing the certification validates the developer's higher-level application design skills, and employers know that having a well-designed application can dramatically reduce an application's overall cost-of-ownership."
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Northrup continues, "Web application design is crucial. Because it's so easy to get started creating websites with Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4, many developers jump into it head first. Without sufficient planning, however, it's only a matter of time before they begin to run into subtle, but serious, problems. For example, if a developer doesn't plan for scalability, their site will go down the first time it gets popular. If the developer uses server-side logic for something that should run on the client, the application will work fine in testing, but suffer from performance problems in production.
"Proper design is the difference between an application that works," he says, "and an application that lasts for years."
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MCPD 70-519 Exam Ref: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Tony Northrup
Print ISBN: 9780735657267 Ebook ISBN: 9780735657243
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