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“Being an effective .NET developer requires one to have a deep understanding of the language of their choice. Wagner’s book provides the reader with that knowledge via well-reasoned arguments and insight. Whether you’re new to C# or you’ve been using it for years, you’ll learn something new when you read this book.”
–Jason Bock, Principal Consultant, Magenic
“If you’re at all like me, you have collected a handful of C# language pearls that have immediately transformed your abilities as a professional developer. What you hold in your hands is quite possibly the best collection of these tips that have ever been assembled. Bill has managed to exceed my wildest expectations with the latest edition in his eponymous Effective C#.”
–Bill Craun, Principal Consultant, Ambassador Solutions
“Effective C#, Second Edition, is a must-read for anyone building high performance and/or highly scalable applications. Bill has that rare and awesome ability to take an amazingly complex problem and break it down into human, digestible, and understandable chunks.”
–Josh Holmes, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft
“Bill has done it again. This book is a concise collection of invaluable tips for any C# developer. Learn one tip every day, and you’ll become a much better C# developer after fifty days!”
–Claudio Lassala, Lead Developer, EPS Software/CODE Magazine
“A fountain of knowledge and understanding of the C# language. Bill gives insight to what happens under the covers of the .NET runtime based on what you write in your code and teaches pragmatic practices that lead to cleaner, easier to write, and more understandable code. A great mix of tips, tricks, and deep understanding–including things true since C# 1.0 up through new capabilities in C# 4.0–that every C# developer should read.”
–Brian Noyes, Chief Architect, IDesign Inc. (www.idesign.net)
“Effective C# is a must-have for every C# developer. Period. Its pragmatic advice on code design is invaluable.”
–Shawn Wildermuth, Microsoft MVP (C#), Author, Trainer, and Speaker
“In this book Bill Wagner provides practical explanations of how to use the most important features in the C# language. His deep knowledge and sophisticated communication skills illuminate the new features in C# so that you can use them to write programs that are more concise and easier to maintain.”
–Charlie Calvert, Microsoft C# Community Program Manager
C# has matured over the past decade: It's now a rich language with generics, functional programming concepts, and support for both static and dynamic typing. This palette of techniques provides great tools for many different idioms, but there are also many ways to make mistakes. InEffective C#, Second Edition,respected .NET expert Bill Wagner identifies fifty ways you can leverage the full power of the C# 4.0 language to express your designs concisely and clearly.
Effective C#, Second Edition,follows a clear format that makes it indispensable to hundreds of thousands of developers: clear, practical explanations, expert tips, and plenty of realistic code examples. Drawing on his unsurpassed C# experience, Wagner addresses everything from types to resource management to dynamic typing to multicore support in the C# language and the .NET framework. Along the way, he shows how to avoid common pitfalls in the C# language and the .NET environment. You'll learn how to
You're already a successful C# programmer-this book will help you become an outstanding one.
I have never regretted purchasing an Effective blahblah book. Starting with Scott Meyers Effective C++.Published 7 months ago by Karen J. Barroso
Excellent book. Practical advices crucial to everry C#/.NET developer.Published 11 months ago by Alexander
I found this book just a bit too wordy and repetitive. Sometimes a paragraph would seem a little too long for the topic at hand, and then the next paragraph would explain the exact... Read morePublished 19 months ago by D. Rector
I was going to use this to teach best practices at work, but I will do so with caveats. For example, ignore the sections on casting. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Moby Disk
Some of the topics the author discusses are above my knowledge/skill level, but that doesn't make them bad ideas. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by Bernard Hunt
I loved the Effective C++ book and bought this because it is part of the same franchise. The tips inside are interesting and useful, especially if you are an experienced programmer... Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Ch3w33
I have written C# for years now, and this book covers all the important ways to write much better C# code. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Anupam Banerji
I really like the content of this book, it digs deep in some areas not generally covered by website searching or basic C# books. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Jeremy Morgan