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C# in Depth, Third Edition updates the best-selling second edition to cover the new features of C# 5, including the challenges of writing maintainable asynchronous code. It preserves the uniquely insightful look into the tricky areas and dusty corners of C# that only expert Jon Skeet can provide.
About this Book
If you're a .NET developer, you'll use C# whether you're building an advanced enterprise application or just slamming out a quick app. In C# 5, you can do amazing things with generics, lambda expressions, dynamic typing, LINQ, iterator blocks, and other features. But first you have to learn it in depth.
C# in Depth, Third Edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the new features of C# 5, including the subtleties of writing maintainable asynchronous code. You'll see the power of C# in action, learning how to work with high-value features that you'll be glad to have in your toolkit. And you'll learn to avoid hidden pitfalls of C# programming with the help of crystal clear explanations of "behind the scenes" issues.
This book assumes you've digested your first C# book and are hungry for more!
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
- Updated for C# 5
- The new async/await feature
- How C# works and why
About the Author
Jon Skeet is a Senior Software Engineer at Google, and a highly visible participant of newsgroups, user groups, international conferences, and the Stack Overflow Q&A site. Jon spends much of his day coding in Java, but his heart belongs to C#.
Table of Contents
PART 1 PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY
- The changing face of C# development
- Core foundations: building on C# 1
PART 2 C# 2: SOLVING THE ISSUES OF C# 1
- Parameterized typing with generics
- Saying nothing with nullable types
- Fast-tracked delegates
- Implementing iterators the easy way
- Concluding C# 2: the final features
PART 3 C# 3: REVOLUTIONIZING DATA ACCESS
- Cutting fluff with a smart compiler
- Lambda expressions and expression trees
- Extension methods
- Query expressions and LINQ to Objects
- LINQ beyond collections
PART 4 C# 4: PLAYING NICELY WITH OTHERS
- Minor changes to simplify code
- Dynamic binding in a static language
PART 5 C# 5: ASYNCHRONY MADE SIMPLE
- Asynchrony with async/await
- C# 5 bonus features and closing thoughts
Intended for use by .NET developers already familiar with C#, thethird edition of this book brings software developers up to date with the latest version, C# v5. Skeet, a Senior Software Engineer atGoogle, first presents an overview of C# v1 through v4 and the features that each added to the library of C# code and how theyrelate and function with the new features included in C# v5. The main feature of C# v5, writing asynchronous code, is covered indepth. Three appendices provide a list of standard LINQ query operators, a list of core generic classes and interfaces, and a brief look at different versions of .NET available to software developers.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
C# in Depth has become widely regarded as one of the best books in its field, focusing on C# as a language to provide an unparalleled level of detail. It explains not just what the language does, but also why it was designed that way.
C# in Depth, Third Edition has been updated and expanded to cover the new features in C# 5, such as asynchronous functions using the async/await keywords which provide greater support for asynchronous operations and improve the ability to write asynchronous code which is readable, robust, and maintainable. It expertly guides the reader through the details and gives a new level of clarity about how the language works and how to use it most effectively.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
About the Author
Jon Skeet is a Senior Software Engineer at Google, working in London. He has been involved in the C# community since 2002, initially in newsgroups, then through his blog, user groups, international conferences and the Stack Overflow Q&A site. Jon enjoys putting the language through its paces, finding new and interesting ways to use and abuse it.