C# For Java Developers
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C# For Java Developers

by Allen Jones, Adam Freeman
     
 

This title shows developers how to build Internet-based, distributed applications using Microsoft .NET Remoting, which enables powerful remote interaction among objects. A fundamental understanding of .NET Remoting is crucial as developers shift to developing distributed, Internet-based applications. Until recently, DCOM was the preferred method for developing

Overview

This title shows developers how to build Internet-based, distributed applications using Microsoft .NET Remoting, which enables powerful remote interaction among objects. A fundamental understanding of .NET Remoting is crucial as developers shift to developing distributed, Internet-based applications. Until recently, DCOM was the preferred method for developing distributed applications on Microsoft platforms. But as this book demonstrates, the .NET Remoting architecture is much easier to use and extend than DCOM. The book covers all aspects of .NET Remoting, including in-depth coverage of the .NET Remoting architecture plus concrete examples, best practices, and performance tips to show how to extend and customize the framework.

  • Provides developers with deep design and implementation guidance to help them build better distributed applications on the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • One third of the book introduces readers to the basics of using .NET Remoting to develop distributed application
  • Two-thirds of the book covers advanced features of .NET Remoting plus details on how to extend and customize the Although Java and C# share many similarities, there are fundamental differences between them. What’s more, C#—the language designed from the ground up for programming the Microsoft .NET Framework—offers a wealth of new features that enable programmers to tap the full power of.NET. This is the ideal guide to help any Java developer master .NET programming with C#. The authors—two Java and C# experts—reveal the similarities and differences between the two platforms these languages support. Then they show you how to leverage your Java experience to get up to speed in C# development with a minimum of difficulty. It’s the definitive programming resource as you tackle the .NET class libraries and learn to write applications for .NET with C#. Topics covered include:

OVERVIEW
  • Introduction to Microsoft .NET
  • Comparing Java and .NET technologies

THE C# LANGUAGE
  • Creating assemblies
  • Language syntax and features
  • Data types
  • Advanced language features

PROGRAMMING .NET WITH C#
  • Strings and regular expressions
  • Numbers and dates
  • Collections
  • Streams, files, and I/O
  • XML processing

ADVANCED TOPICS
  • Reflection
  • Threading and synchronization
  • Networking
  • Remoting
  • Database connectivity
  • Security and cryptography
  • Graphics and UI
  • Introduction to XML Web services

PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK FROM THE MICROSOFT VISUAL C#(R) .NET TEAM:
"The two tech veterans who wrote this book can help you master C# quickly. They do an admirable job of describing the basics of the .NET initiative: its goals, structure, and capabilities. Then they help you leap the biggest hurdle of all—understanding the structure and purpose of the .NET class libraries. Their book presents the underlying concepts, explains the challenges you’ll face, and guides you past the pitfalls with ease."
—Prashant Sridharan, Product Manager, Microsoft Visual C# .NET team

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
If you know Java, how hard is it to learn C#? Should you bother? How do the languages really compare? Ask two programmers and you’ll get three opinions. But we’ve found a remarkably fair and comprehensive guide to C# for Java programmers -- and you’ll never guess who published it.

Yes, C# for Java Developers comes from Microsoft Press, but authors Allen Jones and Adam Freeman don’t hesitate to criticize .NET when it comes up short. They don’t much like .NET’s stream classes, and they warn experienced Java programmers that they’ll find the Windows Forms toolkit less flexible than Swing and AWT. Conversely, when .NET offers greater power -- as with its fine-grained threading support -- you’ll learn that, too.

Throughout, the comparisons are detailed and thoughtful -- as you’d expect from authors who’ve built enterprise systems with both platforms. The book also points out many tiny gotchas that could easily derail experienced Java developers. (For example, in .NET, Interrupt on a thread that isn’t blocking can have unexpected results long afterward.)

The authors focus on Java 1.4, though some 1.3 functionality is covered as well. Their XML coverage reflects Java’s DOM Level 2, SAX, and XSLT support, but not the evolving JAX Pack APIs. In some areas, they find the switchover to C# easy and natural. Where it’s more challenging, they offer practical guidance and workarounds. Whether you’re migrating to .NET, planning to coexist, or simply want to kick C#’s tires, you’ll find their book indispensable. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735617797
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
08/14/2002
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.24(d)

Meet the Author

Adam Freeman is a professional programmer and the author of two early Java books, Programming the Internet with Java and Active Java, both published by Addison Wesley, as well as Java course materials. His recent experience architecting a green-field e-commerce platform has given him an in-depth understanding of the current security challenges facing those developing large scale distributed systems. Adam has previously worked for Netscape, Sun Microsystems and the NASDAQ stock exchange.

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