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Presenting C#

Presenting C# written by Christoph Wille

C#(C Sharp) is a simple, modern, object-oriented and type-safe programming language that provides the simplicity of Visual Basic with the power of C++. Written by Christoph Wille, one of only a handful of developers with early access to this exciting new language, this book covers the C# language from the ground up with rich coding examples, and expert insight into issues you will need to understand to fully take advantage of the power of C#. Presenting C# assumes you are already familiar with key programming concepts such as variables, and programming constructs. With this concise, code-intensive guide, you can get up to speed on Microsoft's new C# language, and begin creating next-generation applications and Web services today.

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C# Essentials

C# Essentials written by Ben Albahari, Peter Drayton, Brad Merrill

Concise but thorough, C# Essentials introduces the brand-new Microsoft C# programming language, and the Microsoft .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) and Base Class Libraries (BCL) that support it. The compact format and terse presentation of key concepts serve as a roadmap to the on-line documentation included with the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK; the many examples provide much-needed context.

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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft C# in 21 Days

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft C# in 21 Days written by Robert Powell

This book will take you, step by step, through learning C#, the computer industry's newest and most productive language. This complete guide covers topics from basic program construction to intermediate level application engineering. Following "21 days" formula, this book is a three week intensive course for the beginning programmer who wishes to get started with this exiting new coding standard. The comprehensive lesson plan will enable the reader to understand, design and build applications that are compatible with the new Microsoft .net framework. C# is a new object-oriented language that enables programmers to quickly build a wide range of applications. This book will enable the reader to understand, design and build applications that are compatible with the new Microsoft .net framework.

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Inside C#

Inside C# written by Tom Archer

Inside C# provides the ideal in-depth look at the architecture and programming elements of Microsoft Visual C#. While other books may concentrate on C# development and runtime environments, this book is devoted to the language itself. It will have an exceptionally long shelf life, since the core C# language will change very little over time, while environments such as Microsoft Visual Studio(r) may change yearly. This book is perfect for any Visual Basic developer who wants to move up to the next-generation language, and for any Visual C++ developer who wants an eaisier language to use for developing Web-enabled applications for the Internet. It includes tips throughout that highlight differences between Visual Basic, C++, and C# to help select the best language for the job, plus C# sample code both in the text and on an accompanying CD.

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Microsoft C# Language Specifications

Microsoft C# Language Specifications written by Microsoft Corporation

This MSDN guide includes the essential features and basic concepts of the C# language, plus in-depth analysis of the lexical structure of the language. It also provides details about types, variables, conversions, expressions, statements, namespaces, classes, structures, arrays, interfaces, enumerators, delegates, exceptions, and attributes; information on how C# simplifies coding by omitting pointers as a data type-or lets you get closer to the hardware by declaring and operating on pointers in unsafe code-a list of attributes used for creating programs that interoperate with COM programs, plus a list of other key references.

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VB.NET Programming with the Public Beta

VB.NET Programming with the Public Beta written by Billy Hollis, Rockford Lhotka

Visual Basic .NET is the next version of Visual Basic and a major part of Microsoft's .NET initiative. VB.NET is a significant upgrade that is far more flexible and powerful than previous versions.

This practical and timely introduction to the new .NET version of one of the world's most popular programming languages provides a comprehensive overview of the new capabilities that make Visual Basic a true object-oriented programming language like Java and C/C++ - an extremely attractive choice for professional enterprise development. Additional capabilities include full inheritance, structured error handling and new threading models.

This book explores the new capabilities of VB.NET and illustrates important changes and differences from previous versions. Beginning with an overview of the .NET framework and an explanation of how VB.NET fits in, the book then concentrates on all the key changes; including new OO capabilities, before ending with a sample application which shows all the new features in action.

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Introducing .NET

Introducing .NET written by James Conard, Brian Francis, Jay Glynn, Burton Harvey, Billy Hollis, Rama Ramachandran, John Schenken, Scott Short, Chris Ullman

.NET is Microsoft's vision of "software as a service", a development environment in which you can build, create, and deploy your applications and the next generation of components, termed Web Services. All of Microsoft's major flagship products from Visual Studio to Windows and eventually Office are gradually being integrated into the vision and they will all offer services that will allow greater integration between products. .NET will allow developers to develop in whatever language they are comfortable with, via the introduction of a common language runtime, whilst at the same time provide "building block services" to ease application development.

Introducing .NET is designed to tell you exactly what you need to know, to cut through the fog and to bring you a clear picture of what .NET is, and what you can expect to be able to do using it.

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C# Programming with the Public Beta

C# Programming with the Public Beta written by Simon Robinson, Julian Templeman, Karli Watson, Burt Harvey

Forming part of the new .NET initiative, C# is designed to be used in conjunction with Microsoft's .NET platform of products. C# makes use of XML data and SOAP in order to simplify programming, these facilities allow the user to build on existing code rather than making repeated duplications. C# is expected to make it faster and less expensive to market new products and services. Microsoft's aim for this product is to facilitate the exchange of information and services over the Web and to enable developers to build highly portable applications.

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A Preview of Active Server Pages+

A Preview of Active Server Pages+ written by Alex Homer, David Sussman, Richard Anderson, Robert Howard

If you suspect that ASP pages are "too complicated" and require "too much code," you're not alone: so does the Microsoft team working on the new ASP.NET standard. "A Preview of Active Server Pages+" says that ASP+ will make the creation of scalable and dynamic Web applications easier, particularly in data handling, asynchronous services, and user interaction. This preliminary tour might convince you that ASP.NET really does offer a better way. But don't fret--your ASP knowledge will remain valuable. This tutorial will show you merely what's new and what's the same in ASP.NET.

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Windows 2000 Active Directory Service

Windows 2000 Active Directory Service written by Alistair G. Lowe-Norris

Windows 2000 Active Directory is a notably authoritative and engaging guide to the Microsoft Active Directory (AD) for any administrator or developer making the move to the new Windows and this powerful directory standard

Articulate and technically astute, the author comes across as a trusted advisor, providing an expert's view of designing the layout of your company's Active Directory schema. In realistic terms, he shows you how AD can coexist with Unix directories. The book not only provides a collection of screen shots (though there are hands-on tutorials for specific tasks) but also a nicely in-depth tour of what Internet directories are and what advantages Active Directory offers. Case studies on sample domains and organization units (OUs) for sample companies, including a model global corporation, will help you cope with the design of even the most complex directories. Hints for limiting "domains" and favoring the more flexible "organizational units" (OUs) will also help you think in Windows 2000 terms.

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ActivePerl with ASP and ADO

ActivePerl with ASP and ADO written by Tobias Martinsson

PerlScript is an emerging scripting language that lets UNIX programmers write easy code for powerful and hot new Microsoft technologies such as Active Server Pages (ASP). Like JavaScript or VBScript, PerlScript is a "lite" version of a full-fledged programming language. Both Perl and VBScript programmers will benefit from the move to PerlScript because it provides cost benefits, superior power, and speed. This book provides a no-filler tutorial on PerlScript with plenty of concise examples that focus on using Active Server Pages (ASP) objects, and ActiveX Data Objects (ADO). It gives programmers the exact syntax for methods, properties, setting properties, database programming, collections, and data retrieval.

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Exceptional C++: 47 Engineering Puzzles, Programming Problems, and Exception-Safety Solutions

Exceptional C++: 47 Engineering Puzzles, Programming Problems, and Exception-Safety Solutions written by Herb Sutter, Scott Meyers

Aimed at the experienced C++ programmer, Herb Sutter's Exceptional C++ tests the reader's knowledge of advanced C++ language features and idioms with several dozen programming puzzles and explanations. This book can definitely help raise your C++ class design skills to the next level.

Based on the author's Guru of the Week Web column, this book poses a series of challenging questions on the inner workings of C++, centering around generic programming with the Standard Template Library (STL), exception handling, memory management, and class design. Even if you think you know C++ well, most of these problems will teach you something more about the language and how to write more robust classes that are "exception safe" (meaning they don't throw any handled exceptions or leak resources). Don't think this is just "language lawyering," though. The author's explanations stress sound programming principles (favoring simplicity) and idioms (such as the Pimpl idiom for class design that promotes faster compile times and better maintainability, or using "smart" auto_ptrs with STL.) Judging from the range and depth of these examples, Sutter's command of the inner workings of C++ is impressive, and he does an excellent job of conveying this expertise without jargon or a lot of theory.

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Understanding Active Directory Services

Understanding Active Directory Services written by Daniel J. Blum

Among the features included in the upcoming Windows 2000 Server, Active Directory is perhaps the most exciting. It has the potential to make distributed data structures far easier to implement under Windows, and it takes advantage of some neat technologies to manage versioning and synchronization. Understanding Active Directory Services explains what Active Directory is, what it can do, how it works, and what it means to software developers and systems administrators.

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Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML

Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML written by Paul R., Jr. Reed, Francesco Balena, Grady Booch

Written for those with just a little Visual Basic experience, Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML provides a comprehensive guide to bringing VB up to date with coverage of component-based multitiered development using software engineering techniques and UML modeling tools. This book achieves an excellent mix of accessibility, theory, and practice for enterprise VB development.

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Windows 200 Registry Little Black Book

Windows 200 Registry Little Black Book written by Nathan Wallace

"Windows 2000 Registry Little Black Book" is a reference for any problem or change needed for NT that requires manipulating the Registry. Nathan Wallace covers the new technologies that were released with Windows NT: Active Desktop, Personal Fax, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, OnNow, Windows Scripting Host, NTBackup, FAT32, Enhanced NTFS, Encrypted Filesystem, Internet Printing, Active Directories, and more.

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Visual Basic 6 Win32 API Tutorial

Visual Basic 6 Win32 API Tutorial written by Jason Bock

Throughout the Visual Basic 6 Win32 API Tutorial, the author's exceptionally clear prose style--and distinctively personal touch--helps bring the reader along. This excellent book assumes only a basic knowledge of Visual Basic and absolutely no C/C++ experience. It puts the benefits of Win32 C API programming into the hands of almost every Visual Basic developer. --Richard Dragan, Editor

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Professional Visual Basic 6 Web Programming

Professional Visual Basic 6 Web Programming written by Jerry Ablan, Tom Barnaby, Pierre Boutquin, Matt Brown, Charles Caison, Mark Harrison, Jeffrey Hasan, Matthew Reynolds, Dmitriy Sloshberg, Michael Lane Thomas, Thearon Willis, Tim Waters, Paul Wilton

Is Visual Basic really ready to tackle serious Web development? The answer is "yes," according to the authors of "Professional Visual Basic 6 Web Programming." "Microsoft [has] worked hard at finding ways of applying Visual Basic skills gained in traditional application development to the Internet," they observe. But instead of a kludge, their tour of the strengths of VB's Web features shows that VB has a number of appealing features and strengths, whether through its WebClasses, business objects, and/or DHTML support. Besides a guide to leading-edge APIs and technologies, this book offers several excellent case studies, which demonstrate the power of VB for today's Internet.

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Debugging Applications

Debugging Applications written by John Robbins

Run, do not walk, to buy this book. It's the most comprehensive and well-written book about debugging Win32 apps there is.

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