Introducing .NET 4.0: With Visual Studio 2010

Introducing .NET 4.0: With Visual Studio 2010

by Alex Mackey
     
 

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Microsoft has introduced a large number of changes to the way that the .NET Framework operates. Familiar technologieshave being altered, best practices replaced, and developer methodologies adjusted. Many developers find it hard to keep up with the pace of change across .NET's ever-widening array of technologies. You may know what's happening in C#, but how about

Overview

Microsoft has introduced a large number of changes to the way that the .NET Framework operates. Familiar technologieshave being altered, best practices replaced, and developer methodologies adjusted. Many developers find it hard to keep up with the pace of change across .NET's ever-widening array of technologies. You may know what's happening in C#, but how about the Azure cloud? How is that going to affect your work? What are the limitations of the pLINQ syntax? What you need is a roadmap. A guide to help you see the innovations that matter and to give you a head start on the opportunities available in the new framework.

Introducing .NET 4.0: with Visual Studio 2010 is designed to provide you with just that roadmap. It serves as a no-nonsense primer that will help experienced .NET developers understand the impact of the new framework and its associated technologies. This book will keep you updated on the changes and help you to seize new opportunities confidently and quickly.

What you’ll learn

  • Get an overview and brief history of each new or changing technology that puts it into context
  • Familiarize yourself with key concepts and opportunities through highly accessible tutorials
  • Understand how to perform common tasks in new technology areas such as pLINQ
  • Gain expert performance tips
  • See examples of real-world applications of each technology to help you learn how a technology can be put to work


Who this book is for

The book is aimed at .NET 3.5 developers who will be trying tocome to grips with .NET 4.0 and the associated supporting technologies, such as ASP.NET MVC, and pLINQ, which will be changing the way they need to think about creating applications.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Visual Studio IDE and MEF
  3. Language and Dynamic Changes
  4. CLR and BCL Changes
  5. Parallelization and Threading Enhancements
  6. Windows Workflow Foundation 4
  7. Windows Communication Foundation
  8. Entity Framework
  9. WCF Data Services
  10. ASP.NET
  11. ASP.NET AJAX Framework
  12. jQuery
  13. ASP.NET MVC
  14. Silverlight Introduction
  15. WPF 4.0 and Silverlight 3.0
  16. Windows Azure


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430224556
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/31/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Alex Mackey is an experienced web consultant with over 12 years experience in web development. He wrote the predecessor to this book, Introducing .NET 4.0: With Visual Studio 2010 (Apress), and is a Microsoft MVP Internet Explorer: Development.

Alex has just started a new position with the Australian-based consultancy Kiandra (http://kiandra.com.au/). He previously worked for another consultancy, Readify, in Melbourne, Australia.

Alex is very active in the development community and has spoken at a number of large conferences including TechEd, Remix, and Australian ALM. Alex also runs the annual community-development conference DDD Melbourne and user group DevEve.net.

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