Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Book Review: Pro C# 2005 and the .Net Platform, Third Edition by Andrew Troelsen
Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform, Third Edition
This book is clear, well written and does not sacrifice any depth despite its broad coverage. Although targeted at developers with a few years experience, it is one of those rare books that is good no matter what your level of experience. The style is very polished and the book’s topics flow easily into one another.
One notable and surprising omission of .Net version 2.0 features was the BackgroundWorker class. This is a very useful feature of .Net 2.0
This is one of two Apress books that I purchased 6 months ago, after researching what books were on offer for version 2.0 of the .Net framework (the other was Pro ASP.NET 2.0, which I hope to post a short review presently). As an aside, I’m not sure whether Apress still offer this, but when I purchased this book I was also able to download a free, fully searchable eBook as well.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com