At the PDC during the CLR Futures panel an attendee asked the panel what books they recommended on the CLR… I promised to blog the list that the panel suggested.. so here it is (a little late). Notice this is NOT meant to be an exhaustive list… this is just the few books that popped into the minds of the panelist. Most of them were authored by or in very close collaboration with the CLR product development team.
BTW –Amazon has a decent list of the top .NET Books, they seem to have some categorization issues, but it is a good starting point none the less.
Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming - Jeff has always worked closely with the product team..
CLR via C#, Second Edition – which is an updated version of Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming for .NET Framework and C# 2.0
Professional .NET Framework 2.0 - Written by a PM on my team, Joe Duffey...
The Common Language Infrastructure Annotated Standard - Jim Miller, an Architected on the CLR team was editor on this publication of the standard
.NET and COM: The Complete Interoperability Guide - Adam Nathan was the test lead for COM interop on the CLR team for a long time
.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 1 - You know this guy ;-)
.NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2 - You know this guy ;-)
Framework Design Guidelines : Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries - You know this guy ;-)
Shared Source CLI Essentials - This book is about ROTOR and the product team worked on it directly
Customizing the Microsoft .NET Framework Common Language Runtime - Steven was a PM on the CLR team for a long time owning, you guest it, hosting!
.NET Framework Security - The members of the team that designed CAS on the CLR team owned it...
Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability (Patterns & Practices) - Rico and others contributed heavily to this...
Did we miss your favorate CLR book? Any comments on these books? I'd love to hear it...