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Press Release: June 26, 2012

Two New Books on C# 5.0 from O'Reilly Media

C# 5.0 in a Nutshell
by Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari
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Uniquely organized around concepts and use cases, this fifth edition includes in-depth coverage of concurrency and asynchrony new to C# 5.0 as well as continued coverage of parallel programming, code contracts, dynamic programming, security, and COM interoperability. You'll also find updated information on language enhancements such as Caller Info Attributes, ReadOnlyDictionary, Web Sockets, and the new HttpClient class. This handy book has all you need to stay on track with C# 5.0.

  • Get up to speed on C# language basics, including syntax, types, and variables
  • Explore advanced topics such as unsafe code and preprocessor directives
  • Learn C# 5.0 features such as concurrency and asynchrony
  • Work with .NET 4.5's rich set of features for parallel programming, code contracts, and the code security model
  • Understand .NET topics, including XML, collections, I/O and networking, memory management, reflection, attributes, security, and native interoperability

C# 5.0 Pocket Reference
by Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari
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Easy to browse, this book is ideal as quick reference or as a guide to get you rapidly up to speed if you already know Java, C++, or an earlier version of C#. Written by the authors of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell, this book covers the entire C# 5.0 language, including:

  • All of C#'s fundamentals
  • Advanced topics such as operator overloading, type constraints, covariance & contravariance, iterators, nullable types, operator lifting, lambda expressions & closures
  • LINQ, starting with sequences, lazy execution and standard query operators, and finishing with a complete reference to query expressions
  • Dynamic binding and C# 5.0's new asynchronous functions
  • Unsafe code & pointers, custom attributes, preprocessor directives, and XML documentation

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