.NET for Java Developers is the definitive guide to leveraging your Java programming experience in the .NET environment. Understanding the similarities and differences between the C# and Java APIs enables Java programmers to quickly begin rapid application Windows development using C#. The numerous code examples, which have been tested using Visual Studio® .NET 2003 and Java 1.4, show readers how to create feature-rich .NET applications by translating Java coding practices into C#.
The authors begin by detailing the .NET Framework and then immediately introduce readers to coding and the Visual Studio® .NET IDE. They compare the features of C# and Java, and provide a systematic analysis of how the two languages relate to each other. Readers cover the essentials of C# programming, from object creation to event programming, before moving into advanced areas, such as database access, XML processing, GUI programming, and reflection.
Key topics that explain how to do smart C# programming rather than emulating Java code in C#:
Inheritance and polymorphism
Garbage collection and memory management
C# application deployment
.NET for Java Developers provides Java developers, programmers, and architects with experience-based advice for a successful transition into the .NET environment.