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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1272 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (Oct. 12 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470499486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470499481
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 6.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 Kg
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Nov. 9 2011
By Ricardo Martinez - Published on
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This book was written with the experienced .NET developer in mind. Many of the chapters talk specifically about the enhancements of changes that have been introduced with the new versions of the .NET Framework. However, when those readers who are not fluent in .NET development should be able to take a lot out of the detailed examples provided in this book. For the experienced reader, a few "history" chapters have been added to help identify when various functionality has been added so that you can quickly identify the needed toolset to be able to adopt a specific feature. This book focuses on enhancements that have been added to .NET and Visual Studio 2010 over previous versions. In certain chapters and sections, a more historical view is presented to help provide context. For example, in the chapters discussing WCF, an examination of WCF basics and features added in .NET 3.5 are needed to help provide a full understanding of the functionality provided in the 4.0 release.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The bar has been raised! Jan. 4 2011
By Andre M. Van Meulebrouck - Published on
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This book is an awesome survey that does Wrox and the entire .Net community proud. The quality and professionalism are exemplary. The low price is an amazing value!

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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Technical Book Oct. 5 2012
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This book is well written and in addition to some good technical information there is some of the history of Visual Studio as it has evolved, and importantly what has changed from Visual Studio 2010's immediate predecessor.
2.0 out of 5 stars You've got it... Dec 18 2012
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This book is easily dispensible. Most everything in it is covered in VS2010, just hit the F1 key for help.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Better book on Microsoft Technology stack evolution July 14 2011
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This book is not intended for advanced professionals. It starts off with a detailed history of why particular technology was pioneered in Microsoft. It's like wikipedia about microsoft latest stuff.. Nothing much..

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 ..