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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
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Practical .NET 2 and C#
Practical .NET2 and C#2 by Patrick Smacchia
Even though this book was released over a year ago, and the .NET framework 3.0 has been released since then (but it’s really just the .NET framework 2.0 with the WPF + WCF additions), it is still relevant and one of the best in this subject area.
Several of the Amazon reviews comment on the fact that the English in the book is a little hard to follow in one or two places. Frankly, I am amazed this got past an editor. This aside, it’s a great book. It covers just about everything you need to know about the new features and how to put them to practical use.
There is a Code Project article listing the new features in .NET 2.0, also written by Patrick, that is well worth checking out. Patrick Smacchia is the developer behind NDepend2, probably the most amazing tool to hit the Microsoft landscape since the release of the .NET framework.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com