C# and .NET 3.5

Posted: September 9, 2008  |  Categories: BizTalk Server 2009 Uncategorized
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In light of announcement of BizTalk Server 2009 I started reading a book called C# in depth. Why? Well new version of BizTalk will support Hyper-V, Visual Studio 2008, .NET 3.5, SQL 2008 and Windows Server 2008. This book is designed to bring you to a new level of programming skill, which dives deeply into key C# topics—in particular the new ones. By reading this book I hope to learn to reuse algorithms in a type-safe way with C# 2 generics and expand the functionality of existing classes and interfaces using C# 3 extension methods. The author Jon Skeet gives easy-to-follow explanations and snappy, pragmatic examples (that’s what the site of manning press mentioned about the book). I also downloaded and installed VS 2008 C# Express Edition directly on my Vista OS (so now virtualization this time) to try out some samples. Beside’s .NET 3.5 and C# I will have to look for some good books around SQL 2008 and Windows Server 2008 (Hyper-V). I hope by doing this trip into reading and understanding I will be ready for BizTalk 2009 CTP that will come in next couple of months. I tell you that I like this particular book, it is well written and reads easily. Every book I read from Manning so far has been an excellent read. Suggested reads for books about other topics I mentioned are welcome.

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Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.

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