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This volume is a handbook for enterprise system developers, guiding them through the intricacies and lessons learned in enterprise application development. It provides proven solutions to the everyday problems facing information systems developers.
Build your expertise as you move beyond the basics—and delve into the core topics of programming with ASP.NET 2.0. Useful to both experienced developers and those developing new skills, this ultimate reference is packed with expert guidance, hands-on programming instruction, and practical examples to help you advance your mastery of developing applications for the Web. Discover how to: Author rich, visually consistent pages and manage layout with themes and Master pages Create personalized pages that persist user preferences Retrieve, modify, and manage data with Microsoft ADO.NET Configure the HTTP pipeline to serve ASP.NET 2.0 pages Control program flow by tracing and handling exceptions Design caching layers and learn state management techniques to optimize application performance Manage users with membership control, registration, and authentication capabilities Build real-world data access layers using common design patterns Use custom collections with data source controls Learn the internals of grid controls PLUS—Get code samples on the Web
Krzysztof Cwalina, Brad Abrams
A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0321545613 ISBN-13: 9780321545619 "This book is an absolute must-read for all .NET developers. It gives clear do and don't guidance on how to design class libraries for .NET. It also offers insight into the design and creation of .NET that really helps developers understand the reasons why things are the way they are. This information will aid developers designing their own class libraries and will also allow them to take advantage of the .NET class library more effectively." --Jeffrey Richter, author/trainer/consultant, Wintellect "Framework Design Guidelineswill help you in two important ways. First, any .NET developer will benefit from a greater understanding of the design principles that govern the .NET Base Class Library. Second, a deeper understanding of these principles will help you to create software that integrates well with the .NET environment. Quite frankly, this book should be on every .NET developer's bookshelf." --Bill Wagner, founder and consultant, SRT Solutions, author ofEffective C# "Not since Brooks'The Mythical Man Monthhas the major software maker of its time produced a book so full of relevant advice for the modern software developer. This book has a permanent place on my bookshelf and I consult it frequently." --George Byrkit, senior software engineer, Genomic Solutions "This book is a must-read for all architects and software developers thinking about frameworks. The book offers insight into some driving factors behind the design of the .NET Framework. It should be considered mandatory reading for anybody tasked with creating application frameworks." --Peter Winkler, senior software engineer, Balance Technology Inc. "Frameworks are valuable but notoriously difficult to construct: Your every decision must be geared towards making them easy to be used correctly and difficult to be used incorrectly. This book takes you through a progression of recommendations that will eliminate many of those downstream 'I wish I'd known that earlier' moments. I wish I'd read it earlier." --Paul Besly, principal technologist, QA "Filled with information useful to developers and architects of all levels, this book provides practical guidelines and expert background information to get behind the rules.Framework Design Guidelinestakes the already published guidelines to a higher level, and it is needed to write applications that integrate well in the .NET area." --Cristof Falk, software engineer Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Librariesteaches developers the best practices for designing system frameworks and reusable libraries for use with the Microsoft .NET Framework and WinFX. This book focuses on the design issues that directly affect the programmability of a framework, specifically its publicly accessible APIs. This book can improve the work of any .NET developer producing code that other developers will use. An added benefit is a collection of annotations to the guidelines by various members of the Microsoft .NET Framework and WinFX teams, which provide a lively discussion of the motives behind the guidelines, along with examples of good reasons for breaking the guidelines. Microsoft architects Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams offer guidelines for framework design from the top down. From their long experience and deep insight, you will learn The general philosophy of framework design Principles and guidelines that are fundamental to overall framework design Naming guidelines for the various parts of a framework, such as namespaces, types, and members Guidelines for the design of types and members of types Issues and guidelines that are important to ensure appropriate extensibilityin your framework Guidelines for working with exceptions, the preferred error reporting mechanism in the .NET Framework and WinFX Guidelines for extending and using types that commonly appear in frameworks Guidelines for and examples of common framework design patterns Guidelines in this book come in four major forms:Do,Consider,Avoid, andDo not. In general, aDoguideline should almost always be followed, aConsiderguideline should generally be followed, anAvoidguideline indicates that something is generally not a good idea, and aDo notguideline indicates something you should almost never do. Every guideline includes a discussion of its applicability, and most guidelines include a code example. A companion DVD includes theDesigning .NET Class Librariesvideo series, instructional presentations by the authors on design guidelines for developing classes and components that extend the .NET Framework. A sample API specification and other useful resources are also included.
Mark Michaelis, Eric Lippert
Essential C# 6.0 is a well-organized, no-fluff guide to the latest versions of C# for programmers at all levels of C# experience. Fully updated to reflect new features and programming patterns introduced with C# 6.0 and .NET 4.5, this guide shows you how to write C# code that is simple, powerful, robust, secure, and maintainable. Microsoft MVP Mark Michaelis and C# principal developer Eric Lippert provide comprehensive coverage of the entire language, offering a complete foundation for effective software development. The authors illustrate key constructs with succinct, downloadable code examples. Graphical mind maps at the beginning of each chapter outline the material that is covered and how individual topics interrelate. This edition also includes C# Coding Guidelines that call attention to today's best practices for writing C# code. Separate indexes of versions of C# make it easy to find answers specific to whatever version of C# you are using. Throughout, topics intended for beginners and advanced readers are clearly marked. If you're new to C#, this guide will help you start writing significant code quickly. If you're an experienced C# developer, you'll gain insight into today's most complex programming challenges and techniques as you master key C# 6.0 innovations such as async/await pattern. No matter how advanced your skills become, you'll come to rely on this indispensable reference. Coverage includes Mastering C# data types, operators, control flow, methods, and parameters Making the most of C# object-oriented constructs, including classes, inheritance, interfaces, and more Building reliable, effective exception handling into your code Using generics, delegates, Lambda expressions, and events to reduce code complexity Learning dynamic programming with reflection and attributes Querying virtually any type of data using LINQ with Query Expressions Creating custom collections that operate against business objects Understanding the Common Language Infrastructure and C# in the context of the .NET 4.5 development platform Taking advantage of declarative programming, embedded metadata, reflection, and attributes Thoroughly mastering multithreading and synchronization, including the new async/await paradigm Discussion of WinRT and programming in C# for Windows Using P/Invoke, pointers, and direct memory manipulation to interoperate with code in other languages Understanding how C# programs relate to the underlying runtime
Demonstrating how to create your own custom controls to supercharge your Delphi applications, this text includes details about the flexible VCL component architecture. It shows how to design and debug your own controls and how to create commercial-quaility Delphi components. Also included are the secrets of Delphi's Object Model, the foundation of Delphi component architecture.
50 high-performance techniques for seasoned Objective-C developers: fully harness Objective-C's expressive power to write better code! * *Objective-C insider Matt Halloway brings together powerful best practices, patterns, and shortcuts you won't find anywhere else *Includes expert solutions and sample code for both iOS and Mac OS X *Helps you avoid common mistakes that lead to entangled, unmaintainable code *Shows how to make the most of Grand Central Dispatch and other key system libraries *Guides you to a far deeper understanding of the language and runtime *Follows the enormously popular 'Effective' format proven in Scott Meyers' classic Effective C++ Effective Objective-C 2.0 will help you harness all of Objective-C's expressive power to write OS X or iOS code that works superbly well in production environments. Using the concise, scenario-driven style pioneered in Scott Meyers' best-selling Effective C++, Matt Galloway brings together 52 Objective-C best practices, tips, shortcuts, and realistic code examples that are available nowhere else. Through realistic examples, Galloway uncovers little-known Objective-C quirks, pitfalls, and intricacies that powerfully impact code behavior and performance. You'll learn how to choose the most efficient and effective way to accomplish key tasks when multiple options exist, and how to write code that's easier to understand, maintain, and improve. Galloway goes far beyond the core language, helping you integrate and leverage key Foundation Framework classes and modern system libraries, such as Grand Central Dispatch. Coverage includes * *Optimizing interactions and relationships between Objective-C objects *Mastering interface and API design: writing classes that feel 'right at home' *Using protocols and categories to write maintainable, bug-resistant code *Avoiding memory leaks that can still occur even with Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) *Writing modular, powerful code with Blocks and Grand Central Dispatch *Leveraging differences between Objective-C protocols and multiple inheritance in other languages *Improving code by using arrays, dictionaries, and sets more effectively *Uncovering surprising power in the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks