Chapter 13. Elegant code in the new era

This chapter covers

  • Reasons for language evolution

  • Changes of emphasis for C# 3

  • Readability: “what” over “how”

  • Effects of parallel computing

You’ve now seen all the features that C# 3 has to offer, and you’ve had a taste of some of the flavors of LINQ available now and in the near future. Hopefully I’ve given you a feeling for the directions C#3 might guide you in when coding, and this chapter puts those directions into the context of software development in general.

There’s a certain amount of speculation in this chapter. Take everything with a grain of salt—I don’t have a crystal ball, after all, and technology is notoriously difficult to predict. However, the themes are fairly common ones and I am confident ...

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