Writing High-Performance .NET Code, 2nd Edition

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: Ben Watson

ISBN: 099058349X

Category: Computers

Page: 525

View: 7185

Take performance to the next level!

This book does not just teach you how the CLR works---it teaches you exactly what you need to do now to obtain the best performance today. It will expertly guide you through the nuts and bolts of extreme performance optimization in .NET, complete with in-depth examinations of CLR functionality, free tool recommendations and tutorials, useful anecdotes, and step-by-step guides to measure and improve performance.

This second edition incorporates the advances and improvements in .NET over the last few years, as well as greatly expanded coverage of tools, more topics, more tutorials, more tips, and improvements throughout the entire book.

New in the 2nd Edition:

  • 50% increase in content!
  • New examples, code samples, and diagrams throughout entire book
  • More ways to analyze the heap and find memory problems
  • More tool coverage, including expanded usage of Visual Studio
  • More benchmarking
  • New GC configuration options
  • Code warmup techniques
  • New .NET features such as ref-returns, value tuples, SIMD, and more
  • More detailed analysis of LINQ
  • Tips for high-level feature areas such as ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and WPF

Also find expanded coverage and discover new tips and tricks for:

  • Profiling with multiple tools to quickly find problem areas
  • Detailed description of the garbage collector, how to optimize your code for it, and how to diagnose difficult memory-related issues
  • How to analyze JIT and diagnose warmup problems
  • Effective use of the Task Parallel Library to maximize throughput
  • Which .NET features and APIs to use and which to avoid
  • Instrument your program with performance counters and ETW events
  • Use the latest and greatest .NET features
  • Build a performance-minded team
  • ...and so much more
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Pro .NET Performance

Optimize Your C# Applications

Author: Sasha Goldshtein,Dima Zurbalev,Ido Flatow

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430244585

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 6924

Maximizing the performance of your algorithms and applications is extremely important and can give you a competitive advantage, a lower cost of ownership, and happier users. Pro .NET Performance explains the internals of Windows, the CLR, and the physical hardware that affect the performance of your applications, and gives you the knowledge and tools to measure how your code performs in isolation from external factors. The book is full of C# code samples and tips to help you squeeze every bit of juice from your application—lower memory utilization, consistent CPU usage, and fewer I/O operations across the network and disk. Pro .NET Performance will change the way you think about .NET application development. Guides you through performance measurement with a variety of profilers and other tools Explains how OS and CLR internals affect your application’s performance in unexpected ways Provides you with tips and real-life case studies for improving application performance What you’ll learn Measure your code’s performance with profilers and other tools. Understand where the bottlenecks are and focus on the right area for performance improvement. Manage memory efficiently by interacting properly with the garbage collector. Avoid common pitfalls by choosing the right abstractions. Understand the performance implications of the underlying operating system and runtime. Improve the performance of your applications by parallelization, caching, micro-optimization, and other techniques. Who this book is for Pro .NET Performance is for working .NET developers who care about the performance of their applications. It requires basic familiarity with Windows and the CLR, but guides the reader along the way and does not require prior experience with any performance-measurement tools. Pro .NET Performance also offers practical tips, case studies, and low-level knowledge for experienced developers and architects. Table of ContentsChapter 1: Performance Metrics Chapter 2: Performance Measurement Tools Chapter 3: Type Internals Chapter 4: Garbage Collection and Finalization Chapter 5: Collections and Generics Chapter 6: Concurrency and Parallelism Chapter 7: Networking, I/O, and Serialization Chapter 8: Unsafe Code and Interoperability Chapter 9: Algorithm Optimization Chapter 10: Performance Patterns Chapter 11: Web Application Performance
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C# 4.0 How-To

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780672331961

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 7618

Real Solutions for C# 4.0 Programmers Need fast, robust, efficient code solutions for Microsoft C# 4.0? This book delivers exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll find more than 200 solutions, best-practice techniques, and tested code samples for everything from classes to exceptions, networking to XML, LINQ to Silverlight. Completely up-to-date, this book fully reflects major language enhancements introduced with the new C# 4.0 and .NET 4.0. When time is of the essence, turn here first: Get answers you can trust and code you can use, right now! Beginning with the language essentials and moving on to solving common problems using the .NET Framework, C# 4.0 How-To addresses a wide range of general programming problems and algorithms. Along the way is clear, concise coverage of a broad spectrum of C# techniques that will help developers of all levels become more proficient with C# and the most popular .NET tools. Fast, Reliable, and Easy to Use! Write more elegant, efficient, and reusable code Take advantage of real-world tips and best-practices advice Create more effective classes, interfaces, and types Master powerful data handling techniques using collections, serialization, databases, and XML Implement more effective user interfaces with both WPF and WinForms Construct Web-based and media-rich applications with ASP.NET and Silverlight Make the most of delegates, events, and anonymous methods Leverage advanced C# features ranging from reflection to asynchronous programming Harness the power of regular expressions Interact effectively with Windows and underlying hardware Master the best reusable patterns for designing complex programs
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Concurrent Programming on Windows

Author: Joe Duffy

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321604415

Category: Computers

Page: 1008

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“When you begin using multi-threading throughout an application, the importance of clean architecture and design is critical. . . . This places an emphasis on understanding not only the platform’s capabilities but also emerging best practices. Joe does a great job interspersing best practices alongside theory throughout his book.” – From the Foreword by Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation Author Joe Duffy has risen to the challenge of explaining how to write software that takes full advantage of concurrency and hardware parallelism. In Concurrent Programming on Windows, he explains how to design, implement, and maintain large-scale concurrent programs, primarily using C# and C++ for Windows. Duffy aims to give application, system, and library developers the tools and techniques needed to write efficient, safe code for multicore processors. This is important not only for the kinds of problems where concurrency is inherent and easily exploitable—such as server applications, compute-intensive image manipulation, financial analysis, simulations, and AI algorithms—but also for problems that can be speeded up using parallelism but require more effort—such as math libraries, sort routines, report generation, XML manipulation, and stream processing algorithms. Concurrent Programming on Windows has four major sections: The first introduces concurrency at a high level, followed by a section that focuses on the fundamental platform features, inner workings, and API details. Next, there is a section that describes common patterns, best practices, algorithms, and data structures that emerge while writing concurrent software. The final section covers many of the common system-wide architectural and process concerns of concurrent programming. This is the only book you’ll need in order to learn the best practices and common patterns for programming with concurrency on Windows and .NET.
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Pro .NET Memory Management

For Better Code, Performance, and Scalability

Author: Konrad Kokosa

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484240267

Category: Computers

Page: 1224

View: 6017

Understand .NET memory management internal workings, pitfalls, and techniques in order to effectively avoid a wide range of performance and scalability problems in your software. Despite automatic memory management in .NET, there are many advantages to be found in understanding how .NET memory works and how you can best write software that interacts with it efficiently and effectively. Pro .NET Memory Management is your comprehensive guide to writing better software by understanding and working with memory management in .NET. Thoroughly vetted by the .NET Team at Microsoft, this book contains 25 valuable troubleshooting scenarios designed to help diagnose challenging memory problems. Readers will also benefit from a multitude of .NET memory management “rules” to live by that introduce methods for writing memory-aware code and the means for avoiding common, destructive pitfalls. What You'll Learn Understand the theoretical underpinnings of automatic memory management Take a deep dive into every aspect of .NET memory management, including detailed coverage of garbage collection (GC) implementation, that would otherwise take years of experience to acquire Get practical advice on how this knowledge can be applied in real-world software development Use practical knowledge of tools related to .NET memory management to diagnose various memory-related issues Explore various aspects of advanced memory management, including use of Span and Memory types Who This Book Is For .NET developers, solution architects, and performance engineers
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Framework Design Guidelines

Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries

Author: Krzysztof Cwalina,Brad Abrams

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321605009

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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This is the eBook version of the print title, Framework Design Guidelines, Second Edition . Access to all the samples, applications, and content on the DVD is available through the product catalog page www.informit.com/title/9780321545619 Navigate to the “Downloads” tab and click on the “DVD Contents” links - see instructions in back pages of your eBook. Framework Design Guidelines, Second Edition, teaches developers the best practices for designing reusable libraries for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Expanded and updated for .NET 3.5, this new edition focuses on the design issues that directly affect the programmability of a class library, specifically its publicly accessible APIs. This book can improve the work of any .NET developer producing code that other developers will use. It includes copious annotations to the guidelines by thirty-five prominent architects and practitioners of the .NET Framework, providing a lively discussion of the reasons for the guidelines as well as examples of when to break those guidelines. Microsoft architects Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams teach framework design from the top down. From their significant combined experience and deep insight, you will learn The general philosophy and fundamental principles of framework design Naming guidelines for the various parts of a framework Guidelines for the design and extending of types and members of types Issues affecting–and guidelines for ensuring–extensibility How (and how not) to design exceptions Guidelines for–and examples of–common framework design patterns Guidelines in this book are presented in four major forms: Do, Consider, Avoid, and Do not. These directives help focus attention on practices that should always be used, those that should generally be used, those that should rarely be used, and those that should never be used. Every guideline includes a discussion of its applicability, and most include a code example to help illuminate the dialogue. Framework Design Guidelines, Second Edition, is the only definitive source of best practices for managed code API development, direct from the architects themselves. A companion DVD includes the Designing .NET Class Libraries video series, instructional presentations by the authors on design guidelines for developing classes and components that extend the .NET Framework. A sample API specification and other useful resources and tools are also included.
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Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET

Author: Richard Blewett,Andrew Clymer,Rock Solid Knowledge Ltd

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430259213

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET teaches the essential skill of asynchronous programming in .NET. It answers critical questions in .NET application development, such as: how do I keep my program responding at all times to keep my users happy? how do I make the most of the available hardware? how can I improve performance? In the modern world, users expect more and more from their applications and devices, and multi-core hardware has the potential to provide it. But it takes carefully crafted code to turn that potential into responsive, scalable applications. With Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET you will: Meet the underlying model for asynchrony on Windows—threads. Learn how to perform long blocking operations away from your UI thread to keep your UI responsive, then weave the results back in as seamlessly as possible. Master the async/await model of asynchrony in .NET, which makes asynchronous programming simpler and more achievable than ever before. Solve common problems in parallel programming with modern async techniques. Get under the hood of your asynchronous code with debugging techniques and insights from Visual Studio and beyond. In the past asynchronous programming was seen as an advanced skill. It’s now a must for all modern developers. Pro Asynchronous Programming with .NET is your practical guide to using this important programming skill anywhere on the .NET platform.
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C# Network Programming

Author: Richard Blum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782151497

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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On its own, C# simplifies network programming. Combine it with the precise instruction found in C# Network Programming, and you'll find that building network applications is easier and quicker than ever. This book helps newcomers get started with a look at the basics of network programming as they relate to C#, including the language's network classes, the Winsock interface, and DNS resolution. Spend as much time here as you need, then dig into the core topics of the network layer. You'll learn to make sockets connections via TCP and "connectionless" connections via UDP. You'll also discover just how much help C# gives you with some of your toughest chores, such as asynchronous socket programming, multithreading, and multicasting. Network-layer techniques are just a means to an end, of course, and so this book keeps going, providing a series of detailed application-layer programming examples that show you how to work with real protocols and real network environments to build and implement a variety of applications. Use SNMP to manage network devices, SMTP to communicate with remote mail servers, and HTTP to Web-enable your applications. And use classes native to C# to query and modify Active Directory entries. Rounding it all out is plenty of advanced coverage to push your C# network programming skills to the limit. For example, you'll learn two ways to share application methods across the network: using Web services and remoting. You'll also master the security features intrinsic to C# and .NET--features that stand to benefit all of your programming projects.
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Metaprogramming in .NET

Author: Kevin Hazzard,Jason Bock

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617290268

Category: Computers

Page: 334

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Provides information on using Microsoft .NET to create and modify programs, covering such topics as code generation, application composition, and Dynamic Language Runtime.
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Under the Hood of .Net Memory Management

Author: Chris Farrell,Nick Harrison

Publisher: Red Gate Books

ISBN: 9781906434755

Category: Computers

Page: 238

View: 3486

This book starts with an introduction to the core concepts of .NET memory management and garbage collection, and then quickly layers on additional details and intricacies. Once you're up to speed, you can dive into the guided troubleshooting tour, and tips for engineering your application to maximise performance. And to finish off, take a look at some more sophisticated considerations, and even a peek inside the Windows memory model.
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High-Performance Windows Store Apps

Author: Brian Rasmussen

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133967174

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 8519

Understand what every developer should know about performance when building Windows Store apps. Not designed as a comprehensive reference, this book instead zeroes in on the essentials of planning for great performance and provides a solid starting point for building fast apps. This concise, performance-focused guide: Provides an introduction to the Windows platform from a performance point of view Describes how to set performance goals, establish tests to track performance, and covers tools to instrument code and analyze performance Explains why common techniques such as micro benchmarks and ad hoc testing often fall short in verifying performance Focuses on managed C#/XAML apps Although tools and techniques also apply to Visual Basic/XAML apps, all code examples use C# HTML5/JavaScript and C++/XAML are not covered
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Concurrency in C# Cookbook

Author: Stephen Cleary

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491906693

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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If you're one of the many developers uncertain about concurrent and multithreaded development, this practical cookbook will change your mind. With more than 75 code-rich recipes, author Stephen Cleary demonstrates parallel processing and asynchronous programming techniques, using libraries and language features in .NET 4.5 and C# 5.0. Concurrency is becoming more common in responsive and scalable application development, but it’s been extremely difficult to code. The detailed solutions in this cookbook show you how modern tools raise the level of abstraction, making concurrency much easier than before. Complete with ready-to-use code and discussions about how and why the solution works, you get recipes for using: async and await for asynchronous operations Parallel programming with the Task Parallel Library The TPL Dataflow library for creating dataflow pipelines Capabilities that Reactive Extensions build on top of LINQ Unit testing with concurrent code Interop scenarios for combining concurrent approaches Immutable, threadsafe, and producer/consumer collections Cancellation support in your concurrent code Asynchronous-friendly Object-Oriented Programming Thread synchronization for accessing data
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Advanced .NET Debugging

Author: Mario Hewardt

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321699183

Category: Computers

Page: 552

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“Mario Hewardt’s Advanced .NET Debugging is an excellent resource for both beginner and experienced developers working with .NET. The book is also packed with many debugging tips and discussions of CLR internals, which will benefit developers architecting software.” –Jeffrey Richter, consultant, trainer, and author at Wintellect “Mario has done it again. His Advanced Windows Debugging (coauthored with Daniel Pravat) is an invaluable resource for native code debugging, and Advanced .NET Debugging achieves the same quality, clarity, and breadth to make it just as invaluable for .NET debugging.” –Mark Russinovich, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Corporation The Only Complete, Practical Guide to Fixing the Toughest .NET Bugs Advanced .NET Debugging is the first focused, pragmatic guide to tracking down today’s most complex and challenging .NET application bugs. It is the only book to focus entirely on using powerful native debugging tools, including WinDBG, NTSD, and CDB, to debug .NET applications. Using these tools, author Mario Hewardt explains how to identify the real root causes of problems—far more quickly than you ever could with other debuggers. Hewardt first introduces the key concepts needed to successfully use .NET’s native debuggers. Next, he turns to sophisticated debugging techniques, using real-world examples that demonstrate many common C# programming errors. This book enables you to Make practical use of postmortem debugging, including PowerDBG and other “power tools” Understand the debugging details and implications of the new .NET CLR 4.0 Master and successfully use Debugging Tools for Windows, as well as SOS, SOSEX, CLR Profiler, and other powerful tools Gain a deeper, more practical understanding of CLR internals, such as examining thread-specific data, managed heap and garbage collector, interoperability layer, and .NET exceptions Solve difficult synchronization problems, managed heap problems, interoperability problems, and much more Generate and successfully analyze crash dumps A companion web site (advanceddotnetdebugging.com) contains all sample code, examples, and bonus content.
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Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise

Author: Dino Esposito,Andrea Saltarello

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133986403

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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A software architect’s digest of core practices, pragmatically applied Designing effective architecture is your best strategy for managing project complexity–and improving your results. But the principles and practices of software architecting–what the authors call the “science of hard decisions”–have been evolving for cloud, mobile, and other shifts. Now fully revised and updated, this book shares the knowledge and real-world perspectives that enable you to design for success–and deliver more successful solutions. In this fully updated Second Edition, you will: Learn how only a deep understanding of domain can lead to appropriate architecture Examine domain-driven design in both theory and implementation Shift your approach to code first, model later–including multilayer architecture Capture the benefits of prioritizing software maintainability See how readability, testability, and extensibility lead to code quality Take a user experience (UX) first approach, rather than designing for data Review patterns for organizing business logic Use event sourcing and CQRS together to model complex business domains more effectively Delve inside the persistence layer, including patterns and implementation.
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Async in C# 5.0

Unleash the Power of Async

Author: Alex Davies

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449337120

Category: Computers

Page: 108

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If you’re writing one of several applications that call for asynchronous programming, this concise hands-on guide shows you how the async feature in C# 5.0 can make the process much simpler. Along with a clear introduction to asynchronous programming, you get an in-depth look at how the async feature works and why you might want to use it in your application. Written for experienced C# programmers—yet approachable for beginners—this book is packed with code examples that you can extend for your own projects. Write your own asynchronous code, and learn how async saves you from this messy chore Discover new performance possibilities in ASP.NET web server code Explore how async and WinRT work together in Windows 8 applications Learn the importance of the await keyword in async methods Understand which .NET thread is running your code—and at what points in the program Use the Task-based Asynchronous Pattern (TAP) to write asynchronous APIs in .NET Take advantage of parallel computing in modern machines Measure async code performance by comparing it with alternatives
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Effective C# (Covers C# 6. 0)

50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C#

Author: Bill Wagner

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780672337871

Category:

Page: 336

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In Effective C#, Third Edition, respected .NET expert Bill Wagner identifies 50 ways to harness the full power of the C# 6.0 language to write exceptionally robust, efficient, and well-performing code. Reflecting the growing sophistication of the C# language and its development community, Wagner has identified dozens of new ways to write better code. This edition s new solutions include some that take advantage of generics and several that are more focused on LINQ, as well as a full chapter of advanced best practices for working with exceptions. Wagner s clear, practical explanations, expert tips, and realistic code examples have made Effective C# indispensable to hundreds of thousands of developers. Drawing on his unsurpassed C# experience, he addresses everything from resource management to multicore support, and reveals how to avoid common pitfalls in the language and its .NET environment. Learn how to choose the most effective solution when multiple options exist, and how to write code that s far easier to maintain and improve. Wagner shows how and why to Prefer implicitly typed local variables (see Item 1) Replace string.Format() with interpolated strings (see Item 4) Express callbacks with delegates (see Item 7) Make the most of .NET resource management (see Item 11) Define minimal and sufficient constraints for generics(see Item 18) Specialize generic algorithms using runtime type checking (see Item 19) Use delegates to define method constraints on type parameters (see Item 23) Augment minimal interface contracts with extension methods (see Item 27) Create composable APIs for sequences (see Item 31) Decouple iterations from actions, predicates, and functions (see Item 32) Prefer lambda expressions to methods (see Item 38) Distinguish early from deferred execution (see Item 40) Avoid capturing expensive resources (see Item 41) Use exceptions to report method contract failures (see Item 45) Leverage side effects in exception filters (see Item 50) You re already a successful C# programmer, and this book will make you an outstanding one. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE "
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Clean Code

A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Author: Robert C. Martin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132350882

Category: Computers

Page: 431

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Looks at the principles and clean code, includes case studies showcasing the practices of writing clean code, and contains a list of heuristics and "smells" accumulated from the process of writing clean code.
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Adaptive Code via C#

Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles

Author: Gary McLean Hall

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133979733

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles As every developer knows, requirements are subject to change. But when you build adaptability into your code, you can respond to change more easily and avoid disruptive rework. Focusing on Agile programming, this book describes the best practices, principles, and patterns that enable you to create flexible, adaptive code--and deliver better business value. Expert guidance to bridge the gap between theory and practice Get grounded in Scrum: artifacts, roles, metrics, phases Organize and manage architectural dependencies Review best practices for patterns and anti-patterns Master SOLID principles: single-responsibility, open/closed, Liskov substitution Manage the versatility of interfaces for adaptive code Perform unit testing and refactoring in tandem See how delegation and abstraction impact code adaptability Learn best ways to implement dependency interjection Apply what you learn to a pragmatic, agile coding project Get code samples at: http://github.com/garymclean/AdaptiveCode
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Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Ed.

A Modern Introduction to Programming

Author: Marijn Haverbeke

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593275846

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps to the newest browser-based games. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications. Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how to write beautiful, effective code. Author Marijn Haverbeke immerses you in example code from the start, while exercises and full-chapter projects give you hands-on experience with writing your own programs. As you build projects such as an artificial life simulation, a simple programming language, and a paint program, you’ll learn: The essential elements of programming, including syntax, control, and dataHow to organize and clarify your code with object-oriented and functional programming techniquesHow to script the browser and make basic web applicationsHow to use the DOM effectively to interact with browsersHow to harness Node.js to build servers and utilities This edition is thoroughly revised and modernized to reflect the current state of Java­Script and web browsers, with brand-new material, such as a chapter on code performance in Java­Script, and expanded coverage of recursion and closures. All source code is available online in an inter­active sandbox, where you can edit the code, run it, and see its output instantly. Isn’t it time you became fluent in the language of the Web?
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WPF 4.5 Unleashed

Author: Adam Nathan

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0133496856

Category: Computers

Page: 864

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The #1 WPF Book--Now Updated for WPF 4.5! Thorough, authoritative coverage, practical examples, clear writing, and full-color presentation make this one of the most widely acclaimed programming books of the last decade. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the recommended technology for creating modern Windows desktop apps. Whether you want to develop traditional user interfaces or integrate 3D graphics, audio/video, animation, dynamic skinning, touch, rich document support, speech recognition, or more, WPF enables you to do so in a seamless, resolution-independent manner that scales from small tablets to large TVs. WPF 4.5 Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers it all, in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by WPF guru and Microsoft architect Adam Nathan. Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) Examines the WPF feature areas in incredible depth: controls, layout, resources, data binding, styling, graphics, animation, and more Delves into topics that aren’t covered by most books: 3D, speech, audio/video, documents, effects Shows how to create popular UI elements and leverage built-in controls such as the new Office-style Ribbon Demonstrates how to create sophisticated UI mechanisms, such as Visual Studio-like collapsible/dockable panes Explains how to create first-class custom controls for WPF Demonstrates how to create hybrid WPF software that leverages Windows Forms, DirectX, ActiveX, or other non-WPF technologies Explains how to exploit desktop features, such as Jump Lists and taskbar customizations, and the same toast notifications used by Windows Store apps
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