Reading Material

One of the benefits of moving back to Sweden was for sure the 6 weeks of vacation I get every year... yeah you read it right, 6 weeks:)  I came back yesterday from taking 4 of those weeks and although I do really love my job it sure is really hard to get into it again...

This season I am going to start off soft with two books that were recommended to me, and since I constantly get emails asking for reading recommendations I thought I'd share...

The first one is "Debugging Microsoft .NET 2.0 Applications", from the "orignial bugslayer" John Robbins.  When I first started debugging his name came up in pretty much every conversation you had with someone about debugging.  He is definitely a legend in the field... and I have really enjoyed reading his Bugslayer columns in MSDN magazine.
My buddy Doug raved about the book, and he is a hard core debugger so I think it will be a must buy.

The second one is a book called "The Expression Web Developer's Guide to ASP.NET: Learn to create ASP.NET applications using Visual Web Developer" by a colleague of mine Jim Cheshire.  He is one of my counterparts (Escalation Engineer in ASP.NET) in the US, and knowing his previous work, i believe that the book will be well worth reading.

Anyways... I am working on a post relating to a memory investigation on 64 bit .net which will hopefully be done shortly so tune in again soon.

Back to work, laters y'all.

Comments (5)
  1. Mikael E says:

    I think you will like the John Robbins book. After all, he mentions you in it…

  2. Tess says:

    🙂 that makes me really proud

  3. You might also want to read the comment he left about you in my blog:

    I thought my rss reader was broken, because I didn’t see a new post from you the last weeks – now I know why.

  4. AlexeyK says:

    Hope you had a great vacation.

    As for the books – I do have Robbins’ preceding book (Debugging Applications for Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Windows, in Russian translation), it was a good mix of native and managed debugging essentials. As I can see from the TOC of his latest book, it is solely about .NET debugging, replete with FAQ-like chapters?

    And, of course, thanks for your great blog and articles – they saved me a lot of time in debugging our production apps…

  5. John Robbins says:

    *Blush* Thank you for the very kind mention of my book, Tess. I really appreciate it.

    I really am your greatest fan! See page 352. And Volker’s blog. 🙂

    Thanks for all your great writing. You’ve taught everyone, especially me, a huge amount about .NET.

    John Robbins – Wintellect

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