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Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio--New from Microsoft Press

August 30, 2011

Microsoft Press

Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio

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Sebastopol, CA—Take a detailed look into Visual Studio and learn practical techniques to help you work more efficiently. Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft® Visual Studio® (Microsoft Press, $39.99 USD) is a fully revised and expanded version of Visual Studio Tips: 251 Ways to Improve Your Productivity. It includes a comprehensive collection of tips and shortcuts for working with the code editor, visual designers, searches, debugger, and other features in Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010. You'll gain valuable insights for using this IDE—no matter what your experience level.

"There is a large install base of Visual Studio users who don't realize the power they have at their fingertips," says Senior Developer Evangelist and coauthor Zain Naboulsi (@zainnab). "This book will turn the reader into a Power User in the IDE."

"This book is the most complete, in-depth guide to the Visual Studio environment that you can find," says Visual Studio Tip of the Day blogger and coauthor Sara Ford (@saraford).

Discover how to:

  • Change development settings and keyboard mappings to optimize your efficiency
  • Save time initiating a new project by creating custom templates
  • Uncover secrets for working with the toolbox, commands, and window layouts
  • Work with files in more practical ways, such as using the File Tab Channel
  • Use the Editor more effectively with tips on selecting and manipulating code
  • Apply techniques to help reduce the time you spend debugging code
  • Create Visual Studio extensions to increase your development productivity

"In fact, I even learned tips and tricks about Visual Studio from working with Zain on the book, and I've spent nearly 10 years analyzing the ins and outs of Visual Studio," says Ford. "So save yourself the time and check out this ultimate desk reference for Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010."

For a review copy or more information please email maryr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Authors

For over 15 years Zain Naboulsi has been working with the latest Microsoft technologies. He's been a consultant and trainer since 1995. He currently runs the Visual Studio Tips and Tricks blog. He is not only a proponent of the community aspect of online environments but also is a supporter of the myriad business applications that these new mediums offer. Zain's efforts have been featured by eWeek, Redmond Developer News, and many others. He has been interviewed by Forrester Research, Gartner, and the Science Channel for his work. He is a frequent speaker at events in LinkedIn, Facebook, and other online venues. Zain also lectures world-wide on a variety of developer topics.

View Zain Naboulsi's full profile page.

Sara Ford is the Senior Product and Community Manager at Black Duck Software for Ohloh.net, the largest public destination for finding and evaluating open source software. Prior to Black Duck, she worked for nine years at Microsoft Corp., where she was responsible for CodePlex.com, the open source project hosting forge for Microsoft. She started her career as a software tester on Visual Studio, a software development tool, where she drove the effort to make it possible for developers who are blind or have low-vision be able to write software applications. She is the author of Visual Studio Tips, published by Microsoft Press, where she donated her author royalties to start a scholarship fund designed for residents of her hometown Waveland, Miss. to attend the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

View Sara Ford's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/0790145309846

Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft® Visual Studio®
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Zain Naboulsi, Sara Ford
Print ISBN: 9780735649927  
Pages: 480
Print Price: $39.99  

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