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
Chapter 1. The changing face of C# development
Chapter 2. Core foundations: building on C# 1
Part 2: C# 2: Solving the issues of C# 1
Chapter 3. Parameterized typing with generics
Chapter 4. Saying nothing with nullable types
Chapter 5. Fast-tracked delegates
Chapter 6. Implementing iterators the easy way
Chapter 7. Concluding C# 2: the final features
Part 3: C# 3: Revolutionizing data access
Chapter 8. Cutting fluff with a smart compiler
Chapter 9. Lambda expressions and expression trees
Chapter 10. Extension methods
Chapter 11. Query expressions and LINQ to Objects
Chapter 12. LINQ beyond collections
Part 4: C# 4: Playing nicely with others
Chapter 13. Minor changes to simplify code
Chapter 14. Dynamic binding in a static language
Part 5: C# 5: Asynchrony made simple
Chapter 15. Asynchrony with async/await
Chapter 16. C# 5 bonus features and closing thoughts
Appendix A. LINQ standard query operators
Appendix B. Generic collections in .NET
Appendix C. Version summaries