This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
======================= MANNING PRESS RELEASE ======================= Manning Publications Releases Microsoft .NET for Programmers GREENWICH, January 15, 2002 Manning Publications Co. is broadening its publishing scope by releasing the first in its series of books designed to cover .NET, Microsoft's new programming platform, arguably the most important Microsoft innovation since the introduction of Windows itself. .NET fuses desktop and network-based development and provides programmers with a unified, language-neutral framework. It also makes many existing developer skills obsolete and a transition to .NET inevitable. Microsoft .NET for Programmers is designed to ease that transition. Manning's focused, no-nonsense approach is evident in this book. A concise text written in a lucid writing style, it presents the multitude of complex concepts of .NET simply and assembles them into a meaningful whole. While other books in the market are bloated trying to contain all of .NET in one volume, this 386-page book is light on its feet. It teaches savvy programmers the key skills they need in order to design and implement fully functional .NET applications now. The book begins with an overview of the .NET architecture and introduces the fundamental .NET features, illustrated through practical examples using the C# language. The author incrementally builds a case study that takes the reader through the design of an application engine and its implementation as a .NET assembly. This enables the reader to create different versions of the application using Windows Forms, Remoting, Web Services, Windows Services, COM, MSMQ, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and the Mobile Web SDK. A bonus 30-page appendix contains an introduction to the C# programming language, useful in understanding the book's examples. Source code is included in the book as well as online at the publisher's Website. Readers will profit further from direct access to the author at the publisher-sponsored Author Online forum (www.manning.com/ grimes/forum.html). Microsoft .NET for Programmers is published in both print and pdf ebook editions. About the Author Fergal Grimes is a .NET expert with 15 years' experience developing diverse applications for embedded, mainframe, client/server, and Web-based platforms. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and a Sun Certified Java Developer. About Manning Publications Co. A growing and well-respected independent publisher of computer books, Manning is launching its .NET series with Microsoft .NET for Programmers. "Ever since it was announced in the summer of 2000, we have viewed .NET as an opportunity to offer Microsoft-oriented developers Manning's brand of computer book." says its publisher, Marjan Bace, PhD. "There is a massive amount of .NET knowledge and they will have to retool their skills. The Manning .NET books will be well focused and without fluff which is what most experienced people are looking for." Other books planned for Manning's new series include ADO.NET Programming, Windows Forms Programming in C#, and others in development on sub-topics such as .NET Remoting, Security, ASP .NET Controls, Multithreading, and .NET and XML. Microsoft .NET for Programmers By Fergal Grimes ISBN 1930110-197 Print edition: Softbound, 386 pages, $34.95 Ebook edition:Pdf format, 9 MB, $13.50 www.manning.com/grimes Publicity Contact: Helen Trimes firstname.lastname@example.org Manning Publications Co. ~ 209 Bruce Park Avenue ~ Greenwich, CT 06830
Why to buy a book if there is so much info in Internet... But what is torturing me it is whether MS has certification exams on OOAD/UML/patterns? I plan to pass UML exam but there is nothing stand-alone or not connected to application server administrations or Java while UML is rather omni-present. [ January 16, 2002: Message edited by: G Vanin ] [ January 16, 2002: Message edited by: G Vanin ]