C# 2008 Programmer's Reference Paperback – Nov 3 2008
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From the Back Cover
C# 2008 Programmer's Reference
The 2008 version of C# comes with the .NET Framework and boasts many new features that make it even more intuitive and powerful than previous iterations. Offering you a complete reference on the new 2008 release, this authoritative book is essential reading—no matter your level of experience.
You'll learn the C# language fundamentals and application development using C# as you gradually master the complex array of new language options and parameters that C# 2008 offers. Plus, you'll discover how to find the right options for best programming practices and results. Code examples help illustrate each concept, while chapters independent of one another allow you to jump to specific areas of interest. Valuable appendices cover the list of C# keywords, the .NET class libraries, and document generation using the Sandcastle utility. With this ideal resource and reference by your side, you'll come to understand the features that make C# 2008 a more powerful programming language than ever before.
What you will learn from this book
The fundamentals of the C# language and object-oriented programming
Different types of inheritance and how it enables code reuse
How you can use generics to enhance efficiency and type-safety in your applications
Ways to use LINQ queries for data retrieval
Techniques for writing multithreaded applications using the Thread class in the .NET Framework
Methods for using the C# language to build Windows, Web and Windows Mobile applications
How to build Windows Communication Foundation services and understand the theories behind them
How to build RIA applications using Silverlight 1.0 and 2
Who this book is for
This book is for C# developers of all levels of experience who are looking for a comprehensive overview of the language.
Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.
About the Author
Wei - Meng Lee, Microsoft MVP, is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions ( www.learn2develop.net ), a technology company specializing in hands - on training in the latest Microsoft and Apple technologies.
Wei - Meng writes extensively for online publications such as DevX.com and the O’Reilly Network and magazines such as CoDe Magazine and asp.netPRO magazine on topics ranging from .NET to Mac OS X. He is also the author of Professional Windows Vista Gadgets Programming (Wrox) and Practical .NET 2.0 Networking Projects (Apress).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
It provides a good understanding of C# development for the beginner while also providing a well structured reference book which more experienced developers can dip into - Highly recommended!
Further, the book lacks a comprehensive index. The first couple of items I tried to look up were simply missing from the index.