Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
By Jose Luis Latorre Millas
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 226

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With about ten years since its first release, Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 is one of the most solid development technologies to create casual, business, or enterprise applications. It has evolved into a very stable framework and solid framework for developing applications, with a solid core, called the CLR (Common Language Runtime) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 includes massive changes and enables modern application and UI development.

"Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" aims to give you a run through the most exciting features of the latest version. You will experience all the flavors of .NET 4.5 hands on. The "How-to" recipes mix the right ingredients for a final taste of the most appetizing features and characteristics. The book is written in a way that enables you to dip in and out of the chapters.

The book is full of practical code examples that are designed to clearly exemplify the different features and their applications in real-world development. All the chapters and recipes are progressive and based on the fresh features on .NET Framework 4.5.

The book will begin by teaching you to build a modern UI application and improve it to make it Windows 8 Modern UI apps lifecycle model-compliant. You will create a portable library and throttle data source updating delays. Towards the end of the book, you will create you first Web API.


"Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" is a concise and practical cookbook with recipes which get you up and running straight away with all the new functionality of .NET Framework 4.5.

Who this book is for

If you are a .NET developer and would like to learn the new features in .NET 4.5, then this book is just for you. Prior experience with .NET Framework would be useful, but not necessary.

"Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" gives architects and project managers a high-level overview and clear understanding of what .NET 4.5 Framework provides and how it can be used.

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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook by Joe Luis Latorre Millas is yet another .NET 4.5 focused book, I received a free review copy from Packt publishing. Although I wasn't really sure at first whether it makes sense to read more books on the subject, I'm glad I did it.

Taking the complexity and scope of .NET 4.5 into consideration, I was quite surprised by how thin the book actually was. Even more so, after I've taken a closer look at the table of contents: the book covers a very broad spectrum of topics. The author really managed to convey a lot of information in a concise and useful way.

It has to be said, though, that not all of the topics are covered equally well: some really do shine, while others could still be improved. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quick introduction to Windows Store apps. I don't think I've come across a better one in such a short form. I also liked very much the core CLR, WPF and Web API chapters. All of them are well worth reading. The only chapter I really can't give any praise, is the last one on WF. It's really difficult to follow without good prior knowledge, but once you have that knowledge it doesn't offer you much. The WF topics to dive deeper into, could definitely be selected better.

In spite of that I can still recommend the book to anyone already having solid knowledge of .NET 4 and wanting to learn more about the new stuff in .NET 4.5. I'm pretty sure that even almost a year after the release .NET framework 4.5, most of the readers will still learn at least something new. I know that I haven't known about a couple of things before, although I've been using it regularly since the release. On the other hand, don't choose this book to start learning about .NET; you won't get much out of it.

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