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  • Blog Post: Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at international competition of STC

    You all might remember that back in the winter, a handful of our books were recognized by the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications. (See blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2014/01/22/quick-news-microsoft-press-picks-up-six-awards-at-last-night-s-stc-ceremony...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Press @ 30: Jeffrey Richter on becoming an author

    This is the first in a series of guest posts by authors and staff, past and present, reflecting on the 30 th anniversary of Microsoft Press. We’re celebrating this milestone from fall 2013 through summer 2014, so keep checking back for more anniversary-related content. Today’s post is...
  • Blog Post: New book: CLR via C#, Fourth Edition

    We’re excited to announce the availability of CLR via C#, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9780735667457) by Jeffrey Richter! This is a must-have title for developers who want a deep understanding of the tools they’re using and the concepts they’re employing. Learn why C# is the way it is by reading...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: CLR via C#, Fourth Edition

    We’re happy to announce that CLR via C#, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9780735667457) has shipped to the printer! Written by programming expert Jeffrey Richter, a longtime consultant to the Microsoft .NET Framework team, this popular title has been fully updated for the .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual...
  • Blog Post: Ebook updates: Five titles updated in the past week

    As you probably know, when you purchase a Microsoft Press ebook via http://microsoftpress.oreilly.com/ , you receive updated versions of the ebook as errata fixes are made. In the past week, we’ve updated a number of titles. Take a look: An updated copy of the following products is now available...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #6 from CLR via C#, Third Edition

    Hi, this is Jeffrey Richter, offering one more excerpt from my latest book, CLR via C#, Third Edition . If you use the “CLR” tag on this blog , you can find all the other excerpts, as well as a post called “Sample chapters: CLR via C#, by Jeffrey Richter,” which offers you two complete chapters. Today...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #5 from CLR via C#, Third Edition

    Jeffrey Richter here again. Today I’d like to share one more section from my latest book . It’s from Chapter 20, “Exceptions and State Management.” You can search this blog for more excerpts from the book. Thanks for your interest! Constrained Execution Regions (CERs) Many applications don’t need to...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #4 from CLR via C#, Third Edition

    Good morning, everyone, Jeffrey Richter here. Today I’d like to share another section from my new book with you. It’s from Chapter 25, “Thread Basics.” Enjoy, and search this blog for more excerpts from the book. Stop the Madness If all we cared about was raw performance, then the optimum number of threads...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: On exception handling and state management

    Jeffrey here. In the third edition of my CLR via C# book (Microsoft Press, 2010; 896 pages), I rewrote the “Exception Handling” chapter. In fact, I even changed the title of this chapter to “Exceptions and State Management” to reflect that a large part of having an exception-handling strategy is really...
  • Blog Post: Sample chapters: CLR via C#, by Jeffrey Richter

    Greetings, everybody. Two chapters from Jeffrey’s recent book, CLR via C# , Third Edition (ISBN: 9780735627048; Microsoft Press, 2010) are available here . You’ll find Chapter 4, “Type Fundamentals,” and Chapter 16, “Arrays,” as well as the book’s complete...
  • Blog Post: Author news: An interview with Jeffrey Richter

    Search our blog and you’ll find lots of information about Jeffrey Richter’s new book, CLR via C#, Third Edition . You’ll find lots of excerpts from the book here too. Today we’d like to point you to an two-part interview with Jeffrey, who is in London for the DevWeek 2010 conference . Here’s part 1 of...
  • Blog Post: TOC and excerpts for Richter’s CLR via C#, Third Edition

    We know that full TOCs help you determine whether an author has covered subjects to the depth you need. The full TOC for Jeffrey Richter’s just published CLR via C#, Third Edition   (ISBN: 9780735627048)   can be downloaded here . Here’s a collection of our posts sharing excerpts from and other...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #3 from CLR via C#, Third Edition

    Good morning everyone, Jeffrey Richter here. Today I thought I’d share a section a section from Chapter 21, “Automatic Memory Management (Garbage Collection),”  of my new book with you. This section discusses a new .NET 4.0 class called ConditionalWeakTable and explains how to use it along with...
  • Blog Post: New book: CLR via C#, Third Edition

    Hey, everybody: Jeffrey Richter’s CLR via C#, Third Edition , is indeed now available! You can order it here or here (and lots of other places too, of course). Today we’d like to share an excerpt from the book. We'll continue excerpting this chapter over the coming weeks and months. Enjoy. Chapter...
  • Blog Post: Ebook for Richter’s CLR via C#, Third Edition, now available

    Many of you have written to ask whether an ebook for Jeffrey Richter’s CLR via C#, Third Edition (Print ISBN: 978-0-7356-2704-8; 896 pages), would be available for sale and, if yes, when. Here’s a quick post to say that the ebook (in multiple formats) is now available here . You can purchase the ebook...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #2 from CLR via C#, Third Edition

    Good morning, Jeffrey Richter here. My new book, CLR via C#, Third Edition (Microsoft Press, 2010; ISBN: 9780735627048), should be available via online retailers by February 15. (Microsoft Press will alert you here when it is.) Today I thought I’d share a section a section from Chapter 23, “Assembly...
  • Blog Post: Jeffrey Richter: Excerpt #1 from CLR via C#, Third Edition

    Good morning everyone, Jeffrey Richter here. Today I thought I’d share a section of my new book, CLR via C#, Third Edition , with you. It’s from Chapter 26, “Compute-Bound Asynchronous Operations.” The section discusses how to flow contextual information from one thread to another thread by using the...
  • Blog Post: RTM’d today: CLR via C#, Third Edition

    Jeffrey Richter has completed CLR via C#, Third Edition and the book is at the printer! We’ll post chapter excerpts when the book is available in a couple of weeks. Here is Jeffrey describing the book in his Introduction: Introduction It was October 1999 when some people at Microsoft first demonstrated...
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