Written in a cookbook-style format, this book provides practical and immediately usable task-based recipes that provide solutions to common development problems, and help you adapt to the latest .NET technologies.If you are a Visual Studio 2013 and .NET developer and would like to sharpen your existing skillsets and adapt to new .NET technologies, this book is ideal for you. A basic understanding of .NET and C# is needed for those of you who are interested in this book. The purpose of this book is to give under the hood expertise in .NET, and help you to face common problems with the latest technologies.
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Abhishek Sur has been a Microsoft MVP in Client App Dev since 2011. He is an architect on the .NET platform. He has profound theoretical insight and years of hands- on experience on different .NET products and languages. Over the years, he has helped developers throughout the world with his experience and knowledge. He owns a Microsoft User Group in Kolkata named KolkataGeeks and regularly organizes events and seminars in various places for spreading .NET awareness. A renowned public speaker, voracious reader, and technology buff, his main interest lies in exploring the new realms of .Net technology and coming up with priceless write-ups on the unexplored domains of .NET. He is associated with Microsoft’s Insider list on WPF and C# and stays in touch with product group teams. He holds a Masters degree in Computers along with various other certificates to his credit.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Full disclosure first, I did receive a review copy. That being said I found good and bad things about this book. While it does say cookbook do not expect 20 to 30 recipes per chapter. The book covers three to four topics per subject in the chapter. You get some general topics like WCF, Windows Phone, Debugging, Extending Studio, Testing, and Azure. Windows Phone is constantly changing so while useful, sometimes the platform is in flux. You do get a step by step per topic or recipe. I could follow them but at times the author skipped a slight step or two like what did he name the project. You need to refer to the source code to get some of these steps. A true step by step includes everything but to keep the book smaller I think some of it is not there. Again refer to the source code. I will also point out this is not a book for beginners now it will serve well as introduction to some of these topics mentioned and you go get some examples. A chapter on TFS is included but you need access to TFS server. I worked with the Visual Studio online and I could follow some of it. I also have some familiarity with it as I use it for work but sometimes you need to reread the topics again. One excellent thing the author did was provide links on every topic where you could read for further clarification. More authors should do this. Pros Broad coverage of range of topics Step by step coding examples Links at end of topics for further coverage Cons depending on your point of view May seem too general. It gives you stuff to start and some different coverage but still may need more to understand Samples step by steps may miss small steps like names of projects Not for beginners (not a con per se as this is a cookbook not a beginner book) Technology is subject to change (Azure, Windows Phone) I found new stuff in the testing and debugging and T4 templates. You should find something useful in this book.