Programming C#, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2003
Pages: 720

C# was designed from the ground up for development on Microsoft's .NET framework. As such, it's a high-performance language that's simple, safe, object-oriented, and Internet-centric. Programming C#, 3rd Edition teaches this new language in a way that experienced programmers will appreciate--by grounding its applications firmly in the context of Microsoft's .NET platform and the development of desktop and Internet applications.Bestselling author Jesse Liberty has updated this latest edition to reflect the release of Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the .NET Framework 1.1. He's also added an entirely new chapter demonstrating various web forms and web services applications, and enlarged and expanded his coverage of events and delegates in response to numerous reader requests. He's even added tips for programmers coming from VB and C++ backgrounds.The first part of this book introduces C# fundamentals, then goes on to explain:

  • Classes and objects
  • Inheritance and polymorphism
  • Operator overloading
  • Structs and interfaces
  • Arrays, indexers, and collections
  • String objects and regular expressions
  • Exceptions and bug handling
  • Delegates and events
Part two of Programming C#, 3rd Edition focuses on development of desktop and Internet applications, including Windows Forms, ADO.NET and ASP.NET. ASP.NET includes Web Forms, for rapid development of web applications, and Web Services for creating objects without user interfaces, to provide services over the Internet.Part three gets to the heart of the .NET Framework, focusing on attributes and reflection, remoting, threads and synchronization, and streams. Part three also illustrates how to interoperate with COM objects.In much the way that you can see the features and personality of the parents and grandparents in young children, you can easily see the influence of Java, C++, Visual Basic, and other languages in C#. The level of information in Programming C#, 3rd Edition allows you to become productive quickly with C# and to rely on it as a powerful addition to your family of mastered programming languages.
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Book of the side of the bed!

By Eduardo Cesar Lunardelli

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Comments about oreilly Programming C#, 3rd Edition:

Good, I am very I suspect in speaking on books of Jesse Liberty, therefore in its book Learning C#, I improved many of the knowledge with the C#.

Today when reading this book, I have each time more the impression of that the author seems to be to my side teaching everything.

My vision, was perfected and continues expanding the measure that I make the revisions of this book. For that it has little notion on C#, I advise to read the Learning C# first, and later gradual going reading this book.

Ah, before I forget, if you he is of whom likes to read some books of C#, then I do not forget to have it in its table, bed, or place of bigger access.

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Its really a very good one

By Shoeb

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Comments about oreilly Programming C#, 3rd Edition:

Hi Jesse,

It's always been good to see a vry good book in my library and for that I appreciate your efforts in writing such a wonderful book. It has covered almost all the aspects from CLR to Windows to Web programming. This book is really helpful for me in understanding the concepts.

Thanks for sharing your knowlege through such a good book.

Shoeb

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Programming C#, 3rd Edition Review

By Marcia McLean

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Jesse Liberty's excellent book deserves the ultimate praise for an instructional text: it tells you the truth.

So much writing about .NET provides only over-simplistic code or obscure gimmicks, but nothing about its "heart" - enormously frustrating for someone trying to understand how this technology thinks as well as how it behaves.

The third edition of Programming C#, on the other hand, is a book one can count on for accessible explanations of concepts, from the eminently sensible description of what .NET is on page 1 to the advanced topics at the end.

There are also plenty of code samples, helpful definitions and a detailed Index for the practical-minded.

All in all, a terrific resource for the beginning/intermediate .NET developer.

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Programming C#, 3rd Edition Review

By Julio

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Hi There,

Well looks like the sample on this book doesn't work. I've just test the sample in Remote Chapter 19, Page 521 for sample of remoting without using End Points. The code is not working. Any ideas.

Thanks

 
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Programming C#, 3rd Edition Review

By Jesse Liberty

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Comments about oreilly Programming C#, 3rd Edition:

Julio,

I'm sorry you were frustrated by one of the examples not working for you. I wonder if you would mind downloading the code from my web site (http://www.LibertyAssociates.com) and see if that works for you.

While you're on my site you'll also find a complete errata, be sure to check that for last-minute changes. If you still have a problem after running the posted source code, you'll find a link to my private support discussion group, where you can post your question and have it answered, either by me or by other readers.

Thanks again.

-j

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Programming C#, 3rd Edition Review

By Wade Matveyenko

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O'Reilly is the undisputed champion of technical books and Programming C# is another example of why. This is the third edition of what has been a great book. The new content in this book covers the new .NET 1.1 framework and the new Visual Studio .NET 2003.

Programming C# is both approachable for newcomers to the C# or programming world and detailed enough for experienced developers learning or using C#. It is broken into three distinct parts:

1. the C# language;

2. programming in C#; and

3. the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the .NET framework.

Each of these sections could be (and most are) a book in their own right and Jesse Liberty does a good job addressing each one.

In Part 1, the C# language, the author takes the reader through the typical ?hello world? application to intricacies of exception handling and delegates (which I love by the way). Liberty touches on everything from traditional object oriented design (classes, inheritance, etc.) to operator overloading and support for other .NET languages. An extremely important point made (albeit in a very short section) in the operator overloading chapter is operator pairs. I don?t know how many times I have seen Java and Smalltalk developers overload the equals method without overloading the corresponding hashCode method. The point here is that with operator overloading, corresponding operators must be overloaded as well. Overall, this chapter is most useful for people new to C# or new to programming. Experienced OO developers will not find anything new in the objects and classes chapter, but that is not the reason for this book anyway.

In Part 2, the author takes us into the world of building a ?real? C# application. I say ?real? because no example is a book will ever cover all the gotchas and problems professional programmers see on a daily basis. Liberty touches on building Win32 applications (a bit light on this for my tastes), how to access databases using ADO.NET, building web apps and building web services. The web apps and web services chapter is the most interesting and informative of this part of the book. The author does a great job of explaining how web services work in C# and .NET. Liberty introduces an HTML screen scraping application and transforms it into a webservice consuming application, while explaining the ?evils? of screen scraping. As a veteran of 3270 (mainframe) and 5250 (AS/400) screen scraping, I can definitely agree with the author?.

In Part 3, Liberty goes into the internals of the .NET framework. Here the author delves into assemblies (for Java developers think jars), versioning assemblies (and why that is important ? think dll hell), attributes (an interesting meta data add on to the language) and reflection, and other advanced features like remoting, streams, threads, and COM. This is probably the part of the book that the experienced C# programmer will find the most interesting. Liberty goes into a good amount of detail on each of these topics.

Overall, Programming C# is a well written informative book. The book is sprinkled liberally with code examples. I found the tips and traps a great feature that readily pointed out important topics when I was just skimming over a chapter. The only things I really didn?t like was Part 1 (as I have been doing C# for about a year and OO design and programming for over 10) and the surface treatment of Win32 programming. The internals of the CLR and .NET was very interesting. I would definitely recommend this book to brand new and intermediate level C# developers. More experienced programmers may not find all they are looking for here.

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