has a good review of the Framework Design Guidelines


Book Review: Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries


My favorite part of the review is here:


Guidelines can be boring to read but not this book. It is full of insight on how Microsoft did it, the struggle they had on some issues and the mistakes they made. More then that, the book is fully annotated with comments by experts like Jeffrey Richter and Anders Hejlsberg. Its like being in a room full of experts commenting about the book while reading it; fascinating.


That is exactly what we were trying for with the annotations... In particular the annotators imaged what they say to customers over beers at the PDC.  I think we captured that fairly well in most cases, and saved you the price of a beer ;-)




Update: I seem to be giving referral love to the wrong site.  As Jeffrey Palermo points out Guy posted this originally on his own blog.  Sorry about that.. here is a link to the official\original site: