Newly published .Net 2.0, VB.NET 2005, C# 2005 and WinFX books

Spotted this list of newly published books that I thought might be generally useful.  This is NOT an endorsement, recommendation or complete list of books but may be a useful list to get started on..  Please feel free to add any books you've spotted on your travels (but as per a previous blog item this is not trying to be a book review site:-))

.NET 2.0 / C# 2005 / VB.NET 2005

.Net Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Volume 2: Networking Library, Reflection Library and XML Library 0321194454 – Brad and Tamara Abrams new book in the Addison Wesley .Net Development Series

Beginning ASP.Net 2.0 E-Commerce in C# 2005: From Novice to Professional 1590594681 – new Apress book by Darie and Watson shows how to build a complete e-commerce web site, following the entire design and build process

Beginning Object-Oriented ASP.Net 2.0 with VB.Net: From Novice to Professional 1590595386 – new from Brian Myers for Apress, this book covers the basic Object-Oriented concepts from the definition of an object to inheritance, followed by code examples that illustrate the usage of each concept, and includes a chapter on using Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 to create ASP.NET 2.0 applications

Core C# and .Net (covers C# 2.0 and .Net 2.0) 0131472275 – Stephen Perry’s new Prentice-Hall book covers everything from scalability to localization including: best practices for building C#/.NET Windows applications, Web applications, and Web services; expert insight into security, scalability, and other crucial issues; hundreds of professional-quality code examples; and in-depth coverage of the latest C# 2.0 features

Expert ASP.Net 2.0 Advanced Application Design 159059522X - Selly, Troelsen and Barnaby’s new Apress book looks at some of the non-functional requirements that impact the design of a distributed application and then relates them to the servers and services available in the .NET 2.0 Framework. The authors then examine some of the common architectural challenges encountered when developing application designs and finally examine the data layer of your distributed applications

Foundations of Object-Oriented Programming Using .Net 2.0 Patterns 1590595408 – new title by Christian Gross for Apress

Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms and Patterns for Reusable .Net Libraries 0321246756 – another new title in the Addison Wesley .Net Development Series, Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams get Jeffrey Richter’s praise: “This book is an absolute must-read for all .NET developers. It gives clear do and don't guidance on how to design class libraries for .NET. It also offers insight into the design and creation of .NET that really helps developers understand the reasons why things are the way they are. This information will aid developers designing their own class libraries and will also allow them to take advantage of the .NET class library more effectively."

IVNET '05: Proceedings of the First International Conference of Innovative Views of .Net Technologies                                                        

Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Step by Step 0735621314 – new version of title from MS Press’ popular step by step series

Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Step by Step 0735621292 – new version of title from MS Press’ popular step by step series

Pro .Net 2.0 Graphics Programming 1590594452 - Eric White’s new Apress book looking at graphics in .Net 2.0

Pro ADO.Net 2.0 1590595122 – Sahil Malik’s new Apress book is gaining good reviews. It focuses on the practical tasks like connecting to the database, retrieving data, and working with transactions and explains what is available in ADO.NET by associating it with the need to solve a practical problem and better architect an application

Pro ASP.NET 2.0 In C# 2005 1590594967 – new Apress book by Matthew Macdonald and Mario Szpuszta covers both new innovations and the features carried over from the previous version. And while new features are important, MacDonald stresses the importance of the technology as a cohesive whole. His broad-based approach shows how all of the features inter-relate

Pro C# 2005 and the .Net 2.0 Platform Third Edition 1590594193 – previous editions of Andrew Troelsen’s book have been very highly recommended and this new edition should be no exception. Troelsen briefly overviews the C# language, then transitions to technical and architectural issues crucial to .NET developers. He then provides extensive coverage of the .NET Framework, and covers topics like properly using threads and leveraging new .NET remoting protocol. You'll also learn how to use C# for GUI applications, and will encounter thorough discussion of Windows Forms, custom controls, and GDI+.

Pro Scalable .Net 2.0 Application Design 1590595416 – Rossberg and Redler explain how to plan and implement .NET 2.0 applications. They address platform, hosting, and database requirements, as well as architectural design techniques that can be used to create the application itself

Programming Visual Basic 2005 0596009496 – new edition of Jesse Liberty’s excellent O’Reilly VB reference

Visual Basic 2005 Jumpstart 059610071X - Wei-Meng Lee’s O'Reilly book is designed for beginners to VB 2005

Working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System  0735621853 – Richard Hundhausen’s new MS Press book is an overview of VS 2005 Team System



Presenting Windows Worflow Foundation Beta Edition 0672328488 – decent overview of Windows Workflow Foundation by Paul Andrew, James Conard, James, Scott Woodgate et al. (most of the authors work in the Windows WF team)

Professional WinFX Beta: Covers "Avalon" Windows Presentation Foundation and "Indigo" Windows Communication Foundation 076457874X – Wiley (Wrox) overview of the technologies formerly known as Avalon and Indigo, this is authored by            Jean-Luc David, Bill Ryan, Ron DeSerranno and Alexandra Young

Programming Windows Presentation Foundation [Avalon] 0596101139 – Chris Sells and Ian Griffiths’ excellent new O'Reilly book on WPF

Comments (3)

  1. tzagotta says:

    A Programmer’s Introduction to C# 2.0, 1590595017, Gunnerson and Wienholt. A very good introduction to C# and covers the new 2.0 language features. Easy to read cover-to-cover and also useful as a reference to language features.

  2. Dave Glover says:

    also see for info on the free/downloadable getting started with VB.NET 2005

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