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Computer Science | A Programmer's Guide to C# 5.0

A Programmer's Guide to C# 5.0

Gunnerson, Eric, Wienholt, Nick

4th ed. 2012, XXXIII, 435 p.

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    • Update to a successful and popular title by the original author.
    • Written by a member of the original C# language design team.
    • Teaches programmers how to really understand the language so they can get the most out of what they learn.

A Programmer's Guide to C# 5.0 is a book for software developers who want to truly understand C#. Whether you've worked with C# before or with another general-purpose programming language, each fast-paced, focused chapter will take you straight to the heart of a feature of C# and show you why it works the way it does.

Written by one-time C# Test Lead, Program Manager, and member of the original C# language design team, this book is an ideal companion to the C# Language Specification, and works both as a tutorial and as a reference guide. Now in its fourth edition, you will find up-to-date coverage of all the latest C# features, including Linq, covariance and contravariance, and async support.

You'll learn how to:

  • Use C# features effectively, in the way they were intended
  • Apply the newest C# features to your coding problems
  • Streamline your database code using LINQ
  • Use async support and the task parallel library to improve performance.
  • Program more efficiently, effectively, and with real insight into this mature and exciting language, with A Programmer's Guide to C# 5.0.

Content Level » Popular/general

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Table of contents 

Chapter 1:The .NET Runtime Environment

Chapter 2: C# Quick Start and C# Development

Chapter 3: Classes 101

Chapter 4: Base Classes and Inheritance

Chapter 5: Exceptions

Chapter 6: Member Accessibility and Overloading

Chapter 7: Other Class Details

Chapter 8: Structs (Value Types)

Chapter 9: Interfaces

Chapter 10: Versioning and Aliases

Chapter 11: Statements and Flow of Execution

Chapter 12: Variable Scoping and Definite Assignment

Chapter 13: Operators and Expressions

Chapter 14: Conversions

Chapter 15: Arrays

Chapter 16: Properties

Chapter 17: Generics

Chapter 18: Indexers, Enumerators, and Iterators

Chapter 19: Strings

Chapter 20: Enumerations

Chapter 21: Attributes

Chapter 22: Delegates and Anonymous Methods

Chapter 23: Events

Chapter 24: Dynamic types

Chapter 25: User-Defined Conversions

Chapter 26: Operator Overloading

Chapter 27: Nullable Types

Chapter 28: Linq

Chapter 29: Linq to XML

Chapter 30: Linq to SQL

Chapter 31: Other Language Details

Chapter 32: Making Friends with the .NET Framework

Chapter 33: System.Array and the Collection Classes

Chapter 34: Threading

Chapter 35: Asynchronous and Parallel Programming

Chapter 36: Execution-Time Code Generation

Chapter 37: Interop

Chapter 38: .NET Framework Overview

Chapter 39: Deeper into C#

Chapter 40: Logging and Debugging Techniques

Chapter 41: IDEs and Utilities

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