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Brad Abrams' .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference should be on every .NET developer's bookshelf, regardless of the type of .NET development you're doing.

Brad Abrams' .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference should be on every .NET developer's bookshelf, regardless of the type of .NET development you're doing. This reference book covers the .NET Framework Standard Library, but there's more to this book than only classes, members, and parameters. I found the most important and informative parts of the book to be the comments from the founders of the .NET Framework.

The words of wisdom from the founders help you understand how .NET applications should be implemented. The .NET Framework is huge, so the book focuses on the Base Class Library and the Extended Numerics Library. Abrams explains the layout of the information so you won't get lost, and he does a good job of sprinkling comments from the founders here and there to add more meaning to what you're reading.

Most programmers love examples, and there is no shortage of them in this book. The CD included with the book allows you to search for the information in the book, including the annotations.

.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference showcases comments and concepts from the people who were influential in the implementation of the .NET Framework. The examples are helpful and easy to follow. The information will be more useful to someone just starting with the .NET platform, but advanced developers will benefit from the concepts as well.


.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference
by Brad Abrams
Addison-Wesley
ISBN:
0321154894
Price: $64.99
Quick Facts: Reference book that covers the .NET Framework Standard Library.
Pros: Comments and insight from the founders of the .NET Framework; plenty of examples; CD included.
Cons: None.

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