Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at international competition of STC

You all might remember that back in the winter, a handful of our books were recognized by the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications. (See blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2014/01/22/quick-news-microsoft-press-picks-up-six-awards-at-last-night-s-stc-ceremony.aspx.) Today, we’re happy to announce that three of those books were sent to the international judges and have received recognition at the top level…

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Microsoft Press @ 30: Jeffrey Richter on becoming an author

This is the first in a series of guest posts by authors and staff, past and present, reflecting on the 30th anniversary of Microsoft Press. We’re celebrating this milestone from fall 2013 through summer 2014, so keep checking back for more anniversary-related content. Today’s post is by longtime Microsoft Press author Jeffrey Richter. In 1990…

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New book: CLR via C#, Fourth Edition

We’re excited to announce the availability of CLR via C#, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9780735667457) by Jeffrey Richter! This is a must-have title for developers who want a deep understanding of the tools they’re using and the concepts they’re employing. Learn why C# is the way it is by reading Richter’s deft explanation of how the common…

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RTM’d today: CLR via C#, Fourth Edition

We’re happy to announce that CLR via C#, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9780735667457) has shipped to the printer! Written by programming expert Jeffrey Richter, a longtime consultant to the Microsoft .NET Framework team, this popular title has been fully updated for the .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. Like the previous editions, this is an engaging…

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Ebook updates: Five titles updated in the past week

As you probably know, when you purchase a Microsoft Press ebook via http://microsoftpress.oreilly.com/, you receive updated versions of the ebook as errata fixes are made. In the past week, we’ve updated a number of titles. Take a look: An updated copy of the following products is now available for you to download for free from…

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Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #6 from CLR via C#, Third Edition

Hi, this is Jeffrey Richter, offering one more excerpt from my latest book, CLR via C#, Third Edition. If you use the “CLR” tag on this blog, you can find all the other excerpts, as well as a post called “Sample chapters: CLR via C#, by Jeffrey Richter,” which offers you two complete chapters. Today’s…

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Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #5 from CLR via C#, Third Edition

Jeffrey Richter here again. Today I’d like to share one more section from my latest book. It’s from Chapter 20, “Exceptions and State Management.” You can search this blog for more excerpts from the book. Thanks for your interest! Constrained Execution Regions (CERs) Many applications don’t need to be robust and recover from any and…

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Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #4 from CLR via C#, Third Edition

Good morning, everyone, Jeffrey Richter here. Today I’d like to share another section from my new book with you. It’s from Chapter 25, “Thread Basics.” Enjoy, and search this blog for more excerpts from the book. Stop the Madness If all we cared about was raw performance, then the optimum number of threads to have…

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Jeffrey Richter: On exception handling and state management

Jeffrey here. In the third edition of my CLR via C# book (Microsoft Press, 2010; 896 pages), I rewrote the “Exception Handling” chapter. In fact, I even changed the title of this chapter to “Exceptions and State Management” to reflect that a large part of having an exception-handling strategy is really all about handling errors…

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Sample chapters: CLR via C#, by Jeffrey Richter

Greetings, everybody. Two chapters from Jeffrey’s recent book, CLR via C#, Third Edition (ISBN: 9780735627048; Microsoft Press, 2010) are available here. You’ll find Chapter 4, “Type Fundamentals,” and Chapter 16, “Arrays,” as well as the book’s complete TOC. Here is Chapter 4’s coverage: In this chapter: All Types Are Derived from System.Object   91 Casting Between Types   93…

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