Professional C# 2012 and .NET 4.5
This guide is geared towards experienced programmers looking to update and enhance their skills in writing Windows applications, web apps, and Metro apps with C# and .NET 4.5. Packed with information about intermediate and advanced features, this book includes everything professional developers need to know about C# and putting it to work. more »
Professional Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5 Programming
After a quick review of the of introductory topics of Visual Basic 2012 and .NET 4.5, this book moves quickly into advanced topics such as data access with ADO.NET, security, ASP.NET web programming with Visual Basic, Windows workflow, and threading. You'll explore the essential Visual Basic 2012 functions you need, including .NET features such as LINQ, WCF, and more. Plus, you'll examine exception handling and debugging, Visual Studio features, and deployment. more »
C# 4.0 How-To
Need fast, robust, efficient code solutions for Microsoft C# 4.0? This book delivers exactly what you're looking for. You'll find more than 200 solutions, best-practice techniques, and tested code samples for everything from classes to exceptions, networking to XML, LINQ to Silverlight. Completely up-to-date, this book fully reflects major language enhancements introduced with the new C# 4.0 and .NET 4.0. When time is of the essence, turn here first: Get answers you can trust and code you can use, right now! more »
Pro ODP.NET for Oracle Database 11g
This book is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide for using the Oracle Data Provider (ODP) version 11g on the .NET Framework. It also outlines the core GoF (Gang of Four) design patterns and coding techniques employed to build and deploy high-impact mission-critical applications using advanced Oracle database features through the ODP.NET provider. more »
Pro WCF 4, 2nd Edition
Pro WCF 4.0: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation is a complete guide to Windows Communication Foundation from the service-oriented architecture (SOA) perspective, showing you why WCF is important to service-oriented architecture and development. This book provides deep insight into the functionality of WCF, which shipped with .NET 4.0-like service discovery, routing service, simplified configuration, and other advanced features. Included in this title are informative examples that will aid the reader in understanding and implementing these important additions. more »
Expert Visual C++/CLI
C++/CLI is Microsofts latest extension to C++ that targets the heart of .NET 2.0, the common language runtime. Expert Visual C++/CLI is written by visual C++ MVP Marcus Heege, who examines the core of the C++/CLI language. He explains both how the language elements work and how Microsoft intends them to be used.

Even if you're new to C++/CLI and are planning to migrate to it from another language, this book will ground you in the core language elements and give you the confidence to explore further and migrate effectively. more »
Pro Silverlight 3 in C#
As you learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition with Adobe Flash, such as rich support for 2D and 3D drawing, animations, and media playback, you'll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of WPF through Silverlight - all of the same .NET technology that developers use to design next-generation Windows applications. MacDonald provides an comprehensive tutorial written from professional developer to professional developer. more »
Pro .NET 4 Parallel Programming in C#
Parallel programming has been revolutionised in .NET 4, providing, for the first time, a standardised and simplified method for creating robust, scalable and reliable multi-threaded applications. The Parallel programming features of .NET 4 allow the programmer to create applications that harness the power of multi-core and multi-processor machines. Simpler to use and more powerful than "classic" .NET threads, parallel programming allows the developer to remain focused on the work an application needs to perform. more »
Continuous Integration in .NET
Continuous integration (CI) combines frequent integration, constant readiness, short build feedback cycles, persistent testing, and a fl exible approach to system requirements. Adopting these practices, and the supporting tools, requires rethinking your entire development process.

Continuous Integration in .NET shows you how to reimagine your development strategies by creating a consistent continuous integration process. You'll use Visual Studio along with tools like Subversion, MSBuild, TFS, TeamCity, NUnit, and Selenium. more »
HTML5 for .NET Developers
HTML5 for .NET Developers teaches you how to blend HTML5 with your current .NET tools and practices. You'll start with a quick overview of the new HTML5 features and the semantic markup model. Then, you'll systematically work through the JavaScript APIs as you learn to build single page web apps that look and work like desktop apps. Along the way, you'll get tips and learn techniques that will prepare you to build "metro-style" applications for Windows 8 and WP 8. more »