Professional ASP.NET MVC 4
Microsoft insiders join giants of the software development community to offer this in-depth guide to ASP.NET MVC, an essential web development technology. Experienced .NET and ASP.NET developers will find all the important information they need to build dynamic, data-driven websites with ASP.NET and the newest release of Microsoft's Model-View-Controller technology. Featuring step-by-step guidance and lots of code samples, this guide gets you started and moves all the way to advanced topics, using plenty of examples. more »
A Tester's Guide to .NET Programming
A Tester's Guide to .NET Programming focuses solely on applied programming techniques for testers. You will learn how to write simple automated tests, enabling you to test tools and utilities. You will also learn about the important concepts driving modern programming today, like multitier applications and object-oriented programming. More businesses are adopting .NET technologies, and this book will equip you to assess software robustness and performance.

Whether you're an experienced programmer who's unfamiliar with testing concepts, or you're an experienced tester versed in VB .NET and C#, the included real-world tips and example code will help you start your projects. more »
Pro .NET Performance
Maximizing the performance of your algorithms and applications is extremely important and can give you a competitive advantage, a lower cost of ownership, and happier users. Pro .NET Performance explains the internals of Windows, the CLR, and the physical hardware that affect the performance of your applications, and gives you the knowledge and tools to measure how your code performs in isolation from external factors.

The book is full of C# code samples and tips to help you squeeze every bit of juice from your application - lower memory utilization, consistent CPU usage, and fewer I/O operations across the network and disk. more »
Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, 5th Edition
This new edition has been comprehensively revised and rewritten to make it accurately reflect the C# 4 language specification for the .NET 4 platform. You'll find new chapters covering the important concepts of dynamic lookups, named and optional arguments, Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), improved COM interop, and variance for generics.

The mission of this text is to provide you with a rock-solid foundation in the C# programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform (assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, etc.). more »
Windows Azure Platform
The Azure Services Platform is a cloud-computing technology from Microsoft. It is composed of four core components - Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services - each with a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud services.

This book aims to show you precisely how the components are employed and to demonstrate the techniques and best practices you need to know to use them to best effect. more »
CLR via C#, 4th Edition
Dig deep and master the intricacies of the common language runtime, C#, and .NET development. Led by programming expert Jeffrey Richter, a longtime consultant to the Microsoft .NET team - you'll gain pragmatic insights for building robust, reliable, and responsive apps and components.

Fully updated for .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012; Delivers a thorough grounding in the .NET Framework architecture, runtime environment, and other key topics, including asynchronous programming and the new Windows Runtime; Provides extensive code samples in Visual C# 2012; Features authoritative, pragmatic guidance on difficult development concepts such as generics and threading. more »
.NET Test Automation Recipes
If you develop, test, or manage .NET software, you will find .NET Test Automation Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach very useful. The book presents practical techniques for writing lightweight software test automation in a .NET environment and covers API testing thoroughly. It also discusses lightweight, custom Windows application user interface automation and teaches you low-level web application user interface automation. Additional material covers SQL stored procedure testing techniques. more »
Introducing .NET 4.5, 2nd Edition
Microsoft has introduced a large number of changes to the way that the .NET Framework operates. Familiar technologies have being altered, best practices replaced, and developer methodologies adjusted. Many developers find it hard to keep up with the pace of change across .NET's ever-widening array of technologies. The introduction of Windows 8 and its new style of applications only compounds the problem.

You may know what's happening in C#, but what about the latest innovations in the cloud? How is that going to affect your work? What possibilities do the new async capabilities bring? more »
Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012
Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012 is written to help ASP .NET developers make the leap to the inevitable and exciting world of HTML5. The growing HTML5 specifications promises to revolutionize the way web sites are developed with an impressive set of built-in client-side features. The use of HTML5 as a preferred development language in Windows 8, along with growing support from the major browser vendors, is likely to make HTML5 the de-facto standard for all future web development. The number of HTML5-capable phones alone is estimated to top 1 billion by 2013. more »
Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation Cookbook
Gain a firm understanding of Microsoft's Identity and Access Control paradigm with real world scenarios and hands-on solutions. Apply your existing .NET skills to build claims-enabled applications. Includes step-by-step recipes on easy-to-implement examples and practical advice on real world scenarios. more »