.Net Framework Essentials
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2001
Pages: 320

.NET Framework Essentials is an objective, concise, and technical overview of the new Microsoft .NET Framework for developing web applications and services.Specifically written for intermediate to advanced VB, C/C++, Java, and Delphi developers, .NET Framework Essentials is also useful to system architects and leaders who are assessing tools for future projects. The authors devote special attention to the writing of .NET components plus web applications and services.This book takes on all of the most important .NET Framework topics--from the underlying Common Language Runtime (CLR) to its specialized packages for ASP.NET, Web Forms, Windows Forms, XML and data access (ADO.NET). The authors survey each of the major .NET languages, including VB.NET, C#, and Managed C++, as well as MSIL, the intermediate language understood by the CLR. They've included working code samples in every .NET language.Compact and free of fluff or proprietary hype, .NET Framework Essentials is an outstanding value for experienced programmers and architects who need to get up to speed quickly on a far-reaching new technology.

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By Nicholas Roeder

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This book is a very good overview of the Microsoft .NET framework, especially for a developer coming at it without much Microsoft experience. I have done most of my work in a UNIX/C++/Java/Web environment, but like to keep up with what Microsoft is up to, so this book was just what I needed. It is concise but thorough and keeps away from the hype for the most part.

On the down-side, the book has many grammatical errors that make me feel that it was rushed to production. Additionally, I found it a little confusing at times, since the writing doesn't do a particularly great job of tying all the pieces of the framework together, and the topics don't always flow together well.

This wouldn't be my first choice to really learn how to develop with .NET, but it's a very good overview if you just want the fundamentals and a good idea of how .NET fits into the industry-wide picture.

 
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.NET Framework Essentials Review

By Craig Pfeifer

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The term ".NET" has been thrown around in so many different contexts, that it's unclear as to what exactly is involved in Microsoft's .NET offering. No worries, O'Reilly is here to set it straight.

First off, the authors begin with an explanation of some of the fundamental portion of .NET, the execution environment (the runtime). They explain how classes are generated by compilers, loaded and executed in the runtime. This includes a dissection of a simple example in IL (intermediate language) to illustrate that there isn't any ugly magic going on in the byte code, and that it is very possible to compile code to execute in the .NET runtime.

From here, the authors give a brief discussion of the major features of developing with .NET languages (currently includes managed C++, VB.NET and C#). They give code samples for the same sample class as it would be built in each language. Additionally, they dissect the IL that is produced by each compiler for C#, VB.NET and managed C++ to show you how the unified programming model is achieved with the different languages. Finally, they end this chapter with a sample of how to easy it is to reuse a .NET component with zero knowledge of the original language that was used to develop the component.

The next chapter covers deploying .NET components in depth. It covers all of the facilities that are provided by the component container including, versioning, remoting, transactions, pooling, security and queuing. The last 4 facilities are actually COM+ services (originally provided to COM components by MTS), and the authors are quick to note this and draw appropriate parallels to help apply your existing knowledge to .NET.

The next 4 chapters are very thorough overviews of each of the major .NET framework features: ADO.NET, Web Services API, ASP.NET, and Windows Forms. Each of these chapters covers exactly what you need to know to get your feet wet with the technologies and give you a head start in understanding and applying them correctly the first time.

I have no prior experience with developing for the Windows platform, in fact, I am a Sun Certified Java Developer. But this book told me everything that I needed to know about .NET to be very excited about it, and understand exactly why there is such a huge buzz about it. If you will be using .NET in the near future, or you just want to get an excellent view of what all the fuss is about, pick up this book, and it will all be very clear. This book answered many of my questions about how .NET works and why it will be so popular.

 
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By Steve Gentile

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This book has been tremendous (Tech Ed Edition). It provides the basics and then expands into real working examples. I look forward to more .net books from O'Reilly if they can match this one.

I'm glad to see that most the examples are in C#, however it uses a C++ managed code, VB.NET code, and C# code examples to pull them all together.

I'd say the only thing missing that would have been nice to see is more on attributes (especially in regards to com+ services)

 
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By Brian R. Bondy

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I have no regrets in buying .NET Framework Essentials. I used to buy a lot of computer books. Most of them, I wouldn't even get through. But since I started buying O'reilly books, I'm learning faster then ever.

It was a great book!

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