Syncfusion 'Succinctly' series of Free ebooks - The next generation

Knowledge is power and with what Syncfusionare doing to educate the masses , then they must be very powerful indeed. Training and educating developers far and wide, growing their own developer army. Or they could just be very nice people Open-mouthed smile

Be sure to check out the giveaway comp at the end of the post, we have over 5 Syncfusion control packs to give away and one ultimate fantastic copy of Syncfusion’s Essentials complete collection! Mega$£

Syncfusion’s “Succinctly” series, one of the largest free set of technical books covering everything from languages, to source control systems and beyond. It has grown at a steady rate since I last reviewed their collection and boy do they still like just giving it away for free.

Let’s see what has changed this time.


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It has been over 2 year now since <a href=](http://i2.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/_Un0JJ6ChsQE/TDMGeB1LpyI/AAAAAAAAABU/VORQN7I2LVg/s1600/27.jpg?w=660)Syncfusion started shipping free [ebooks](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) to the developer community, you would think they would have run out steam by now but still they power on, they are relentless. Each book averages around 100 pages and contains targeted and focused knowledge to make use of some of the new and upcoming frameworks or development tools out there. In fact in this review they have even branched out in to some very interesting sectors, such as Neural Networks and Service Stack. The series has grown to an immense 48 titles and still they are powering on with no end in sight. it really does show how much [Syncfusion](http://www.syncfusion.com/?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) value the community and it is a great business vehicle to get you interested in their commercial offerings. The free stuff does not stop there as [Syncfusion](http://www.syncfusion.com/?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) also offer an Icon repository tool with over 2500 icons called [MetroStudio](http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/metrostudio?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) (or should that be ModernStudio now ![Smile with tongue out](/assets/img/wordpress/2013/07/wlEmoticon-smilewithtongueout.png?w=660)) * * * ##### ![ /></h5>

Here is a brief run through what all books are currently available and what to expect from them.

If you want to see the list of ebooks from the last review, check it out here – <a title=](http://i1.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/-ura1_XT2-2g/Twob02iku-I/AAAAAAAAAKo/U4Uhirf68K0/s1600/HiRes.jpg?resize=400%2C333)http://darkgenesis.zenithmoon.com/syncfusions-succinctly-series-of-free-ebooks/ (excerpts from [http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks)) | [![ width=](http://d2g29cya9iq7ip.cloudfront.net/content/images/downloads/ebooks/servicestack_Succinctly.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/servicestack) | [![ width=](http://d2g29cya9iq7ip.cloudfront.net/content/images/downloads/ebooks/prisam4_Succinctly.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/prism) | | ##### [ServiceStack Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/servicestack) ###### by Zoran Maksimovic Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Learn how to use ServiceStack, the fast, simplified, open source alternative to other web service frameworks. | ##### [Prism 4 Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/prism) ###### by Eric Stitt Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Reduce the amount of work needed to produce well-designed solutions by mastering Microsoft Prism 4 | | [![ width=](http://d2g29cya9iq7ip.cloudfront.net/content/images/downloads/ebooks/regularexpression.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/regularexpressions) | [![ width=](http://d2g29cya9iq7ip.cloudfront.net/content/images/downloads/ebooks/imperative_funtional.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/imperative) | | ##### [Regular Expressions Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/regularexpressions) ###### by Joe Booth Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Use regular expressions to quickly solve basic programming problems in Microsoft Visual Studio | ##### [Imperative to Functional Programming Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/imperative) ###### by Marc Clifton Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Learn the main concepts behind functional programming such as currying, partial application, and monads, and how to combine functional programming with your imperative programming projects. | | [![ width=](http://d2g29cya9iq7ip.cloudfront.net/content/images/downloads/ebooks/localization.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/localization) | [![ width=](http://d2g29cya9iq7ip.cloudfront.net/content/images/downloads/ebooks/Matlab.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/matlab) | | ##### [Localization for .NET Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/localization) ###### by Jonas Gauffin Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Learn to write applications that support different languages and cultures. | ##### [MATLAB Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/matlab) ###### by Dmitri Nesteruk Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Learn the essential skills needed to use the flexible MATLAB system | | | | | [![ width=](http://d2g29cya9iq7ip.cloudfront.net/content/images/downloads/ebooks/NHibernate.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/nhibernate) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/powershell.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/powershell) | | ##### [NHibernate Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/nhibernate) ###### by Ricardo Peres Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Master the intricacies of NHibernate, an established and powerful Object/Relational Mapper (ORM). | ##### [PowerShell Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/powershell) ###### by Rui Machado Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Learn to leverage a variety of PowerShell commands to invoke scripts that work with existing frameworks, including .NET and XML, to optimize productivity. | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/android.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/android) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/entity-framework.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/entityframework) | | ##### [Android Programming Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/android) ###### by Ryan Hodson Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Navigate the key requirements for designing an Android application with Android Programming Succinctly as your guide. | ##### [Entity Framework Code First Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/entityframework) ###### by Ricardo Peres Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Master the newest development mode for Entity Framework. | | | | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/mongodb-succinctly.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/mongodb) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/r-succinctly.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/rsuccinctly) | | ##### [MongoDB Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/mongodb) ###### by Agus Kurniawan Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Learn how to use MongoDB, the popular open-source database system. | ##### [R Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/rsuccinctly) ###### by Barton Poulson Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Begin developing your mastery of the powerful R programming language. | | ##### [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/neural-networks.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/neuralnetworks) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/hdinsight.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/hdinsight) | | ##### [Neural Networks Using C# Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/neuralnetworks) ###### by James McCaffrey Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Neural networks are on the cutting-edge of software development. | ##### [HDInsight Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/hdinsight) ###### by James Beresford Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Master the higher-level languages and other features necessary to process data with HDInsight | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/light-switch-mobile-apps.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/lightswitchmobile) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/BI-Solutions-using-sass.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/bisolutions) | | ##### [LightSwitch Mobile Business Apps Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/lightswitchmobile) ###### by Jan Van der Haegen Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Single-page, HTML apps are a snap with LightSwitch, and mobile is no problem too. | ##### [BI Solutions Using SSAS Tabular Model Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/bisolutions) ###### by Parikshit Savjani Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Inform the decision-making process by building BI solutions with tabular data models in SSAS. | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/twitter-bootstrap.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/twitterbootstrap) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/angular-js.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/angularjs) | | ##### [Twitter Bootstrap Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/twitterbootstrap) ###### by Peter Shaw Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Design attractive, consistent UIs with Twitter Bootstrap. | ##### [AngularJS Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/angularjs) ###### by Frederik Dietz Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Perform common tasks and overcome common problems in Angular.js. | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/visual-studio-2013.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/visualstudio2013) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/windows-phone-8.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/windowsphone8) | | ##### [Visual Studio 2013 Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/visualstudio2013) ###### by Alessandro Del Sole Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Familiarize yourself with the revised features of Visual Studio 2013 and Windows 8.1 integration. | ##### [Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/windowsphone8) ###### by Matteo Pagani Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Build Windows Phone 8 apps that make the most of the operating system and hardware | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/node-js.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/nodejs) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/direct3d.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/direct3d) | | ##### [Node.js Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/nodejs) ###### by Agus Kurniawan Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Use Node.js to create faster network and server-side applications on any scale, improve your existing database applications, or create web apps with JSON data. | ##### [Direct3D Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/direct3d) ###### by Chris Rose Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Build on your knowledge of C++ and Direct2D to develop fully 3-D games and applications. | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/sql-server-analysis-service.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/sqlserver) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/assembly-languag.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/assemblylanguage) | | ##### [SQL Server Analysis Services Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/sqlserver) ###### by Stacia Misner Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Develop business intelligence solutions with SQL Server Analysis Services. | ##### [Assembly Language Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/assemblylanguage) ###### by Chris Rose Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Maximize data processing speeds through x64 assembly language. | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/asp.net-web-api.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/webapi) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/visual-studio-addins.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/visualstudio) | | ##### [ASP.NET Web API Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/webapi) ###### by Emanuele DelBono Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API simplifies data delivery through HTTP. | ##### [Visual Studio Add-Ins Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/visualstudio) ###### by Joe Booth Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Increase your efficiency in Visual Studio by writing custom add-ins. | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/postgres.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/postgres) | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/direct2d.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/direct2d) | | ##### [Postgres Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/postgres) ###### by Peter Shaw Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Learn how to use the long-standing, open-source Postgres database management system. | ##### [Direct2D Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/direct2d) ###### by Chris Rose Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Use Direct2D, the graphics card, and a little Direct3D to create high-performance charts. | | [![ width=](http://www.syncfusion.com/Content/en-US/Images/windows-azure-sql-reporting.png?v=01102014085620)](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/windowsazure) | | ##### [Windows Azure SQL Reporting Succinctly](http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks/windowsazure) ###### by Stacia Misner Formats: Amazon Kindle and PDF Learn how to set up a Windows Azure SQL Database server, develop reports, and manage it all in the cloud | * * * ##### ![ /></h5>

You cannot argue with the price and the wealth of information in each book, it is just fantastic.  Need I say more?

Pros:
  • Ever growing set of titles, if you have not subscribed to updated you are sorely missing out!
  • Each book is aimed at the beginner, little or no foreknowledge is required
  • Available in PDF or Kindle so choose your reader
Cons:
  • They do not cover everything about a subject, just what you need to understand and get going. Although this can be forgiven, they are FREE after all
  • They have not yet been featured or shown on a hit tv series <img src=](http://i1.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/-YJZ1X0X20x8/T6MOhBQk54I/AAAAAAAAB-8/WgJn-q4Ohaw/s1600/My+Thoughts.png?resize=450%2C139) (but didn’t I see one hidden on the last episode of Lost?) * * * ![ /></p>

    I have read so many of these titles (not all, I am not that good. I have a very busy schedule you know) and have yet to be disappointed, they are concise and to the point.

    They are an excellent launch board for learning about new technologies or ways of thinking, almost makes me want to write for them as well (maybe I will <img class=](http://i2.wp.com/www.magicalmaths.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/conclusion-introduction-starter-plenary.jpg?w=660)). If [Syncfusion’s](http://www.syncfusion.com/?UTM_medium=simonblogreview)track history is anything to go by you can expect their commercial offerings are also going to be of the same grade and quality You really cannot go wrong here, whether you want to learn more about the topics at hand or need Icons for your project it would seem [Syncfusion](http://www.syncfusion.com/?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) is the place to look. If nothing else you have learned valuable lessons from known developers for the price of a click. * * * ![width=]() As if that were not enough, there is more. Seems [Syncfusion](http://www.syncfusion.com/?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) are really in the giving spirit again and in celebration for all their efforts and free ebooks they are also offering three lucky readers one of their premium essentials products for FREE ( **excluding** the Enterprise edition) All you have to do (same as with the Succinctly books) is comment [on my Dark Genesis blog](http://wp.me/p3o0M2-Pl) leaving a mail address that [Syncfusion](http://www.syncfusion.com/?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) can contact you on and **THREE** lucky winners will be chosen to receive an essentials package of their choice from the list below **(one per winner)** : > #### Email addresses will not be shown in the comments! - [ASP.NET](http://www.syncfusion.com/products/aspnet?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) - [ASP.NET MVC](http://www.syncfusion.com/products/aspnet-mvc?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) - [JavaScript (Beta)](http://www.syncfusion.com/products/javascript?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) - [Mobile MVC](http://www.syncfusion.com/products/mobile-mvc?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) - [Silverlight](http://www.syncfusion.com/products/silverlight?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) - [Windows Forms](http://www.syncfusion.com/products/windows-forms?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) - [Windows Phone](http://www.syncfusion.com/products/windows-phone?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) - [WinRT (XAML)](http://www.syncfusion.com/products/winrt?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) - [WPF](http://www.syncfusion.com/products/wpf?UTM_medium=simonblogreview) There is no rush in selecting, should you be picked as a winner you can check out the trials first and when your happy let them know which one you want. Additionally, we have two extra essential single packages for my twitter fans, simply **Tweet the hashtag [#SyncfusionGiveaway](http://twitter.com/search?q=%23SyncfusionGiveaway "SyncFusion Giveaway tweets") **with a gesture of why you should win or suitable humorous caption about the giveaway (Keep it clean though, there may be kids watching! :P) ![width=](http://roguegroupwriting.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/there-can-be-only-one.gif) ##### For one lucky entrant we have another extra special GRAND prize, the entire set of controls in the Essential Studio Enterprise Edition ##### Free draw ends 18th October 2014 > ###### **\*\*Note – You do not need to put your email in the comment, just post using one of the services where we will be able to contact you ![:D](http://i1.wp.com/darkgenesis.zenithmoon.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif?w=660)** Good luck

Simon (darkside) Jackson

Simon (darkside) Jackson

Engineer, industry executive, research enthusiast. Avid learner with diverse interests in coding, game development, Mixed Reality (AR/VR/XR) and reinforcement learning. 25+ years of experience working in multinational corporations and startups.