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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
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
A Little Gem of a Book: “The Elements of C# Style”
Here is some condensed wisdom for C# programmers from a ‘must read’ book, The Elements of C# Style. This book models itself in the tradition of “The Elements of Style”, and is a similar physical size, which means you can easily read it cover to cover in very little time.
I did find a couple of typographic errors and one bit of advice which is considered wrong if you go with the recommendations in the Framework Design Guidelines by Brad Abrams and Krzysztof Cwalina; namely, point #157 states that you should derive custom exceptions from ApplicationException. These should be derived instead from System.Exception.
I believe point #48 should read:
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