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Effective C# (Covers C# 6.0), (includes Content Update Program)


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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: C# Language Idioms
  • Chapter 2: .NET Resource Management
  • Chapter 3: Working with Generics
  • Chapter 4: Working with LINQ
  • Chapter 5: Exception Practices

About the Author

Bill Wagner creates .NET learning materials for Microsoft. He is one of the world's foremost C# experts and is a member of the ECMA C# Standards Committee. The president of Humanitarian Toolbox, he also now serves on the .NET Foundation Advisory Council and Technical Steering Committees. Wagner has worked with companies ranging from start-ups to enterprises, improving development processes and growing development teams. An internationally recognized writer, he authored this book's first two editions, as well as More Effective C#. He holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.


Praise for Effective C#, Second Edition "Being an effective .NET developer requires one to have a deep understanding of the language of their choice. Wagner's book provides the reader with that knowledge via well-reasoned arguments and insight. Whether you're new to C# or you've been using it for years, you'll learn something new when you read this book." -Jason Bock, Principal Consultant, Magenic "If you're at all like me, you have collected a handful of C# language pearls that have immediately transformed your abilities as a professional developer. What you hold in your hands is quite possibly the best collection of these tips that have ever been assembled. Bill has managed to exceed my wildest expectations with the latest edition in his eponymous Effective C#." -Bill Craun, Principal Consultant, Ambassador Solutions "Effective C#, Second Edition, is a must-read for anyone building high performance and/or highly scalable applications. Bill has that rare and awesome ability to take an amazingly complex problem and break it down into human, digestible, and understandable chunks." -Josh Holmes, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft "Bill has done it again. This book is a concise collection of invaluable tips for any C# developer. Learn one tip every day, and you'll become a much better C# developer after fifty days!" -Claudio Lassala, Lead Developer, EPS Software/CODE Magazine "A fountain of knowledge and understanding of the C# language. Bill gives insight to what happens under the covers of the .NET runtime based on what you write in your code and teaches pragmatic practices that lead to cleaner, easier to write, and more understandable code. A great mix of tips, tricks, and deep understanding . . . that every C# developer should read." -Brian Noyes, Chief Architect, IDesign Inc. ( "Effective C# is a must-have for every C# developer. Period. Its pragmatic advice on code design is invaluable." -Shawn Wildermuth, Microsoft MVP (C#), Author, Trainer, and Speaker "In this book Bill Wagner provides practical explanations of how to use the most important features in the C# language. His deep knowledge and sophisticated communication skills illuminate the new features in C# so that you can use them to write programs that are more concise and easier to maintain." -Charlie Calvert, Microsoft C# Community Program Manager

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