Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Six-in-One Paperback – Oct 12 2010
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From the Back Cover
Get up to date with the new Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4
The .NET Framework has undergone extensive updates and improvements. To help you get up to speed with these changes, a team of .NET experts offers you this hands-on guide covering the changes to the latest versions of Visual Studio and .NET. Written with the experienced .NET developer in mind, this reference is broken into six parts so that you can quickly locate the content you need regarding the following topics: Visual Studio, .NET 4, ASP.NET 4, VB. NET, C#, and finally, F# and other .NET languages. Detailed examples and summary chapters help you identify new features so that you can quickly acquire an understanding of the functionality they provide.
Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Six-in-One:
Serves as a comprehensive overview of Visual Studio and .NET
Discusses the Visual Studio 2010 IDE and its newest features
Addresses the functionality provided by version 4 of the .NET Framework and Silverlight 4
Provides a foundation concerning ASP.NET 4 and VB.NET
Explores the changes to the Visual Basic, C#, and F# languages
Delves into other .NET languages, such as IronRuby and IronPython
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About the Author
István Novák is a Microsoft MVP in Visual C# and an associate of Grepton, a Hungarian IT services company.
András Velvárt is a Silverlight MVP, regular speaker at conferences, and the owner of Response Ltd., a consulting and WPF/Silverlight development company in Hungary.
Adam Granicz is the CEO of IntelliFactory, a leading provider of F# training, development, and consulting services. He is the coauthor of two F# books and a regular speaker at conferences.
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Since technology is changing so quickly, survey books have much to offer in the way of imparting a great high level view of the entire .Net landscape while requiring the least amount of time on the part of the reader. Survey books also serve as a solid foundation on which to build deeper study.
This book leverages the wisdom of "many hands make light the work" by recruiting top notch domain experts for each topic. I hope more industry related technology books will follow this lead because utilizing lots of authors prevents the reader from picking up the limitations and biases that can (potentially) come from a smaller set of authors, and it also imposes less stress on a group of authors by not forcing overreach.
The book walks readers through the evolution of .Net technologies, which provides beneficial context. This information is also useful to those using legacy versions of .Net technologies.
My favorite part is the F# section, which is delightfully concise and accessible, yet doesn't skirt advanced topics like computation expressions, asynchronous workflows, and CPS (continuation passing style). The F# presentation is extremely important to all .Net programmers because many of the latest trends in C# and .Net are coming directly out of F# and functional programming (i.e. generics, LINQ, lambda functions, etc.). It is very pedagogical to see these concepts in a natively functional language like F#; they can then be leveraged from other technologies.
It's more academic rather than a practical guide which helps at day 2 day work.. No exhaustive code samples, exercises and nothing much that engages me from technical stand point..
Everything is touched on but briefly.. Instead, I should have bought a book which sheds light on one particular technology/framework and takes me deeper..
This book is kind of "Master of all jack of none.."
What to know history, versions, evolution and features of certain technology, read this book ..
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