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The C# Programming Language (Covering C# 4.0), Fourth Edition by Peter Golde, Scott Wiltamuth, Mads Torgersen, Anders Hejlsberg

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Preface

The C# project started more than 12 years ago, in December 1998, with the goal to create a simple, modern, object-oriented, and type-safe programming language for the new and yet-to-be-named .NET platform. Since then, C# has come a long way. The language is now in use by more than a million programmers and has been released in four versions, each with several major new features added.

This book, too, is in its fourth edition. It provides a complete technical specification of the C# programming language. This latest edition includes two kinds of new material not found in previous versions. Most notably, of course, it has been updated to cover the new features of C# 4.0, including dynamic binding, named and optional parameters, and covariant ...

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