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C# 5 First Look by Joel Martinez

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Preface

C# is a wonderfully expressive and powerful language that lets you focus on your application rather than low-level boilerplate. Over the last decade, the C# compiler has evolved to include many features from dynamic and functional languages, all while remaining statically typed. Most recently, it has tackled the proliferation of concurrent hardware with new asynchronous programming features.

This book will help you get up to speed on the latest version of C#. After setting up your development environment, you will go on a tour of all the latest features of the language including the Task Parallel Framework, Dynamic Language Runtime, TPL Data Flow, and finally asynchronous programming with async and await.

What this book covers

Chapter 1

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