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Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming--New from Microsoft Press

October 14, 2011

Sebastopol, CA—Prepare yourself to learn Microsoft® .NET programming by grasping the basic concepts that drive all .NET-based languages. If you have absolutely no previous experience, no problem—simply start here. Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming (Microsoft Press, $19.99 USD) provides the foundation for all other .NET programming books in the Start Here! series. You'll explore programming concepts and techniques with clear explanations, easy-to-follow examples, and exercises.

"Beginning programming books have a lot of overlap," says author Rod Stephens. "They all cover a lot of the same topics. Many of these are important but not central to the book's theme so they are often glossed over. This book focuses on those common topics to provide important background for beginning programmers. By focusing only on these topics, this book can cover them in greater depth than other books can."

With Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming, you will:

  • Delve into basic object-oriented concepts such as classes and inheritance
  • Learn how programs store data in memory, in files, and in databases
  • Understand how control statements help programs work
  • Become familiar with the widgets for building graphical user interfaces
  • Discover how programs take advantage of multicore processors
  • Use globalization to provide programs for users throughout the world
  • Get an extensive glossary of key programming terms

This title is available at no charge as a complementary resource for purchasers of Start Here! Learn Microsoft® Visual C#® 2010 Programming and Start Here! Learn Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Programming. It acts as a handy supplement, but not a required addition, to the other two titles for entry-level programmers who have no grounding in .NET.

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

About the Author

Rod Stephens, president of Rocky Mountain Computer Consulting, Inc., is the author of more than 20 books and 250 articles about various programming topics. Rod has been a professional developer for more than 20 years during which time he has worked on an eclectic assortment of applications in such diverse fields as telephone billing, fuel taxes, waste water treatment, and professional football. Rod’s VB Helper Web site receives roughly 200,000 visits per month and provides more than 2,000 examples demonstrating specific programming techniques in Visual Basic, while his CSharpHelper Web site contains similar examples for C# programmers. Altogether, Rod’s writing, teaching, programming, and web site experience will be invaluable in making this book far more than a “term and concept” reference—the book will also stand on its own, providing the critical background information that the other books in the series would not have sufficient room to deliver.

View Rod Stephens'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/0790145330536

Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft .NET Programming Start Here! Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Rod Stephens
Print ISBN: 9780735661684   Ebook ISBN: 9780735661660  
Pages: 264 (est.)
Print Price: $19.99   Ebook Price: $15.99  

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