Introducing the Succinctly series, e-books for Microsoft Developers

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 We sincerely hope you enjoy the series. Thank you for reading.



  • Ahmed Atia
    May 10, 2012

    Great idea! Thanks you! looking forward complete series!

    • amber
      May 14, 2012

      Hi Ahmed

      Glad you are enjoying them!


  • PaulH
    May 11, 2012

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

  • amber
    May 14, 2012

    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,

  • Marek Wawrzynczyk
    May 17, 2012

    Good stuff, I am looking forward for next tutorial!

  • Marek Wawrzynczyk
    May 17, 2012

    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.

    • amber
      May 17, 2012

      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: with any suggestions as well. Thank you for reading our e-book!

      Best regards,

  • xela001
    May 17, 2012

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

  • O?uz Çelikdemir
    Jun 9, 2012

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

  • Steve
    Jun 14, 2012

    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?)

    • amber
      Jun 20, 2012

      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.


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