David Hayden, a well known website developer and .NET blogger talks about his initial comments on Practical .NET2 and C#2!
Kudos to Patrick Smacchia on his new book, Practical .NET 2 and C#2.
I have read about 150 pages of the 800+ page book and the book rocks. The chapters I have read so far ( yeah, I don't always read the chapters in order ):
- Chapter 1: Assembly, module, IL language
- Chapter 4: The CLR ( Common Language Runtime )
- Chapter 5: Processes, threads, and synchronization
- Chapter 7: Reflection, late binding, attributes
- Chapter 12: Inheritance, polymorphism and abstraction
- Chapter 13: Generics
- Chapter 15: Collections
are excellent and full of detail. The pages are packed, too:
- No big glaring gaps of white space and fluff that you get from some books that try to meet a page minimum.
- Code samples get right to the point as opposed to showing a lot of extraneous code.
- All code is in C# which means you don't have to deal with duplicate examples in multiple languages.
I will give a full review in a few weeks, but so far the book is a real joy to read. Check it out for yourself.