.NET Book : Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook (Must Read)


It is my great honor to tell you that my book has finally been released this week. If you have ever liked any of my blogs or internals, you would like this book for sure. There are lot of things to learn from the book and I can assure you that you wont be upset with this book if you buy it.

The "Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook" is a book that guides you through steps to ensure you enrich the best experience with the latest technology in the best amount of time possible. The book focusses to give you under the hood expertise in .NET technologies it tends to cover and adapts you the best to face common problems of these technologies. The book is divided in forms of recipes. Each of these recipes gives you clear insight of the problem and step by step process to solve the issue practically. It also addresses the advanced features associated with each of those recipes that gives you additional advantage on getting precise knowledge about the problem and its associated issues.

What you will learn from this book

  • Basic usage of Visual Studio 2012 IDE and its various components and better utilization of the tool while writing code
  • Understand memory management techniques to build better applications
  • Understand the .NET infrastructure with in-depth analysis of its internals
  • Architect solutions that leverage the full power of .NET language gems, understanding when to use what
  • Implement multithreaded / asynchronous applications using recent updates on .NET 4.5 and compare the past approaches
  • Create secure ASP.NET web based applications in .NET 4.5 with use of JQuery and HTML5 for rapid application development
  • Architect advanced .NET client applications using MVVM with WPF 4.5
  • Understand touch sensitive devices and leverage skills to develop multi-touch applications inside Windows 8

To summarise each chapters : 

Chapter 1 : Introduction to Visual Studio IDE Features (Download this chapter for free)

It starts with a basic introduction to Visual Studio IDE and gives the developer insights into how to increase productivity of development  using a common set of tools and features present inside the IDE

Chapter 2 : Basics of .NET Programs and Memory Management

This chapter introduces the intersection of a .NET program and its core components. It dives deep in demonstrating the .NET infrastructure with detailed explanation of memory management and related techniques. It also covers the internals of .NET and understand some of the few great features that you might never came across.

Chapter 3 : Asynchronous Programming in .NET

The chapter focuses on introducing all existing techniques to deal with threading in .NET followed by the newer patterns that takes over the existing working principles with in-depth explanation on their working principles.

Chapter 4 : Enhancements to ASP.NET

The chapter gives you an introduction to latest enhancements of  ASP.NET 4.5 with HTML5 and jQuery. It also introduces some of the performance boosters available in .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 with ASP.NET.

Chapter 5 : Enhancements to WPF
It introduces the enhancements to WPF 4.5 and the major components of WPF. It gives a practical implementation of MVVM based WPF application covering all the facets required to program in WPF environment.

Chapter 6 : Building Touch-sensitive Device Applications in Windows 8
The chapter introduces the new programming model for developing Windows 8 style tiles application. It gives a step-by-step introduction in how to program using HTML5 and JavaScript as well as WPF and C# for developing Windows 8 applications.

Chapter 7 : Communication and Sharing Using Windows 8
It focuses on how to implement network-enabled applications in Windows 8 with step by step implementation on how sharing and searching works inside the Windows 8 environment.

Appendix : .NET languages and its Construct

It focuses on giving insights on how languages work in the .NET framework and C# with details explanation with examples of various features of C# language.

You can download this Appendix from http://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/downloads/6709EN_Appendix_NET_Languages_and_its_Construct.pdf

Working with a varied set of upcoming technologies is a challenge. Visual Studio 2012 is all about enabling you to develop and manage these consumer-focused and business-focused apps. It provides best-in-class tools that propel developers to create new apps or evolve existing ones, and it enables individuals and teams to deliver continuous value and agility. In conjunction, .NET 4.5 provides expansive capabilities for developers to work on all forms of apps and services, from client to mobile to web to cloud, enabling them to get to the market fast. This book shows you exactly how to do this, and much more. It focuses on giving expertise on upcoming technologies through complete architectural insights of .NET infrastructure and hands on examples.

 "Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook" is a step-by-step practical guide that teaches you how to work with new changes on technology under .NET. It provides in-depth analysis and expert advice on various elements of .NET, applying them in code using detailed practical examples. The book provides solutions to common development problems and helps you adapt to the latest technologies and get to grips with modern app development for the .NET 4.5 platform.

 This cookbook gets you started on Visual Studio 2012 IDE and its various tooling capabilities. It provides expert knowledge on .NET infrastructure, internals of assemblies, and a basic introduction of Intermediate language. Common C# concepts and ideas are demonstrated through an example-driven approach.

The recipes provide an overall view of ASP.NET Web applications and introduce the new performance boosters in .NET 4.5. It also gives a basic introduction to HTML 5 and JQuery library to enhance Web applications. It provides a complete introduction to Client applications using WPF and MVVM patterns and looks at some of the major enhancements on WPF 4.5. It shows you how to write applications for Windows 8 and provides expert advice on how to write applications in WinRT, either using XAML and C# or HTML/JavaScript.

"Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook" gives you better understanding of  overall .NET infrastructure using the latest technology updates, providing a broad guide for a basic developer to become an expert on .NET.

Finally, I have written this book to give you clear insights on the ongoing problems and changing technologies. People liked me before when I was presenting problems in my blog, I have kept the same approach on this book and I am sure as a reader I can justice your time from this book. 

Purchase this book online

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I am sure you will like this book. Do let me know your feedback on it. Write to me at contact@abhisheksur.com on any problem you face while reading this book. 

Happy Programming !!! 
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