.NET Book : Visual Studio 2013 Expert Development Cookbook

Friends, It gives me immense pleasure to tell you that my new book "Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook" has been released few days back. It is the continuation to my previous book "Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook" which has released last year. In this post, I will discuss some of the interesting parts of the book and help you understand what exactly you are expected to learn from this book. It has been tremendous effort for last 1 year which let me release this book for you. I hope this book will stand out to your expectation.

After tremendous success on my first book, presenting the next version of the book. Visual Studio 2013 enables you to develop and manage consumer-focused and business-oriented apps. It provides best-in-class tools that propel developers to create new apps or evolve existing ones. In conjunction, .NET 4.5 provides expansive capabilities for developers to work on all forms of apps and services, from client to mobile and from web to cloud, enabling them to focus solely on business logic rather than architecture.

This practical guide teaches you how to work with new changes in technology under the arena of .NET. It provides in-depth analysis and expert advice on various elements of .NET, applying them in code using detailed practical examples, and helping you understand the entire technology in easy, small steps. This book provides solutions to common development problems that you as a developer often face, thereby helping you to adapt the latest technologies as well as get grips on modern app development using .NET 4.5.

Visual Studio 2013 Expert Development Cookbook

What you will learn from this book

  • Get to grips with Visual Studio 2013 IDE and its various components utilizing its tools to debug your code better
  • Get to grips with Visual Studio 2013 IDE and its various components utilizing its tools to debug your code better
  • Understand the Windows Phone 8 development environment and gain practical experience on app development on the platform
  • Create service-oriented applications using WCF and study advanced use cases on implementing a RESTful service with WCF
  • Test your application inside Visual Studio 2013 IDE and advanced use case scenarios to handle testing issues
  • Effectively utilize the various components of Team Foundation Server for better management of code
  • Extend Visual Studio 2013 IDE to add your own custom changes enhancing your experience
  • Discover the advanced usage of cloud computing with Windows Azure and its various components

To summarise each chapters : 

Chapter 1, A Guide to Debugging with Visual Studio, focuses on giving you a basic understanding of the different environments set up inside Visual Studio and deals with all the necessary tools present inside Visual Studio to help in debugging a source. This chapter clarifies the debugging procedures in detail, followed by quick and easy sample code to help find bugs.

Chapter 2, Enhancements to WCF 4.5, deals with the Service Oriented Architecture using WCF. This chapter gives you knowledge on common problems that a developer needs to know and provides you with sample recipes to deal with the most common problems. This chapter also gives a clear understanding on all the new features that came along with new releases.

Chapter 3, Building Touch-sensitive Device Applications Using Windows Phone 8.1,
provides a quick introduction on device application development with the Windows Phone environment. This chapter provides simple solutions to some of the common problems of developing a Windows Phone application.

Chapter 4, Working with Team Foundation Server, deals with the source control functionality using Visual Studio ALM. The chapter provides detailed, step-by-step recipes to deal with development issues using a Team Foundation Server with the configuration and easy implementation of a successful TFS Server.

Chapter 5, Testing Applications Using Visual Studio 2013, provides a deeper insight on testing a full-fledged application. This chapter provides all the relevant information that you need to know about testing inside Visual Studio, enabling you to write tests quickly in easy steps and a clear understanding of what is going on under the hood.

Chapter 6, Extending Visual Studio IDE, focuses on presenting interesting facts related to adding more functionality in Visual Studio. The need to customize Visual Studio itself is sometimes necessary to allow a developer to customize the tools inside the integrated environment. This chapter shows you points that will help in dealing with extensions on Visual Studio IDE in easy steps.

Chapter 7, Windows Azure and Cloud Computing, demonstrates the Microsoft implementation of cloud computing, enabling you to quickly adapt Azure in your own solution in easy steps. This chapter gives recipes to help a developer port their existing on-premise applications to the cloud.

What you can get ?

First of all, don't forget to read through the first chapter, which is given for free : 

Or you can Purchase the book from :

Purchase this book online

If you are interested to purchase it online, you can get it from the following links :

Write a review and get this book for free : 

Just like my previous book, if you are writing a review on the book, please do let me know, I can provide you a free copy of the book from my publisher. The process is :

1. Write a review in your blog, dzone with a link to my book and send it to me.
2. Share the blog in Twitter and / or facebook.
3. Like us on Facebook to get more updates on the book.

Best of Luck. Have fun. 

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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