Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook - A Book Review
In this post you will find my review notes and links to purchase this book. I am feeling very proud to be the reviewer of this book and will recommend everyone to purchase it.
Before any note, I would like to congratulate Abhishek (Author) on this book release.
Today, I finished reading Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook written by Abhishek Sur. This book is written for every developers who use Visual Studio (.NET Technologies) and wishing to go further.
Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook covers a range of topics starting from Visual Studio IDE Features, Memory Management, Async Programming, Enhancements in ASP.NET & WPF, Windows 8 Application development etc. Even non .NET developers will find this book useful since it covers best practices which are well suited to other programming languages.
The first chapter of the book is very friendly and covers about Visual Studio IDE to understand how we can increase the productivity of our development using some of the tools and features present in the IDE.
While the first chapter is very easy going the second chapters dives deep into .NET Memory Management. If the second chapter won’t make your head spin then the third one on Asynchronous Programming certainly willJ Author of the book does a great job at explaining everything as on content on the fly.
What I really like in this book is recipe wise approach, this approach is very effective to readers. Three chapters I would love to read again are Memory Management, Asynchronous Programming and Enhancements to ASP.NET.
You can download Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Studio IDE Features for free.
If you are interested to purchase it online, you can get it from the following links:
Should you read this book? My answer is YES. Especially if .NET earns your bread and butter. Not only will you know the IDE Features it will introduce you to many must know concepts of software development. Even if you’re not a day to day .NET developer but you do write an occasional .NET Programs or application by all means read the book and do read the first five chapters. I will go even further and recommend this book to non .NET developers. Simply because it explains concepts that every developer should understand. And as an extra it is always interesting to learn new ideas and to see how things can be done differently. I learnt a lot from reading this book, more than I'd expected to, if I'm honest.