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Press Release: August 10, 2010

Programming C# 4.0 and C# 4.0 Pocket Reference--Two New Titles from O'Reilly


We have two new guides to the latest version of the C# programming language. Programming C# 4.0 provides in-depth coverage of new C# topics such as parallel programming, code contracts, dynamic programming, security, and COM interoperability. And for those that already know Java, C++ or C#, the succinct C# 4.0 Pocket Reference serves as a handy guide to answers you need quickly. Please contact me with the titles you're interested in, as well as where you'll be posting your review.

—Sara Peyton,

New Releases from O'Reilly

Programming C# 4.0
By Ian Griffiths, Matthew Adams, Jesse Liberty
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This bestselling tutorial shows you how to build web, desktop, and rich Internet applications using C# 4.0 with .NET's database capabilities, UI framework (WPF), extensive communication services (WCF), and more. The sixth edition covers the latest enhancements to C#, as well as the fundamentals of both the language and framework. You'll learn concurrent programming with C# 4.0, and how to use .NET tools such as the Entity Framework for easier data access, and the Silverlight platform for browser-based RIA development.

"C# has evolved considerably, which means that the way to get the best from the language has also changed," says author Ian Griffiths. "Our goal is to furnish readers with a deep understanding of the language, not only in the traditional worlds of web server development and desktop software, but also in new areas such as client-side web development and mobile software. They will know what C# can do and, perhaps more importantly, why."

C# 4.0 Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition
By Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari
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When you're programming C# 4.0 and need a little help, this tightly focused and practical book tells you exactly what you need to know, without giving you long introductions or bloated examples. It's ideal as a succinct 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 the acclaimed C# 4.0 in a Nutshell, this book covers the entire C# 4.0 language.

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