While a lot of information on application development is available on the internet and in books, that information is becoming harder to digest. If you do not enjoy reading several 500+ page books, or scouring the web for relevant blog posts and articles, you have come to the right place.
Syncfusion publishes the Succinctly series concise technical books that target developers working on the Microsoft platform. Each book is around 100 pages and is guaranteed to enlighten you on the topic of interest. Download a copy, get a cup of your favorite beverage, and enjoy!
Here's the link: http://www.syncfusion.com/resources/techportal/ebooks