Programming .NET Components
||Author: Juval Lowy|
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (April, 2003)
Sales Rank: 2,433
Average Customer Rating: 4.94 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Deep & Clear
The adulations from the previous reviewers here are all well earned. In my opinion, this is well beyond just a great book; it's a must-have! The writing is very clear without being verbose; and it's depth is better than anything I've seen anywhere on .NET. The author not only provides many new insights, but refines and corrects existing ones found elsewhere, even correcting some guidelines from MSDN. For instance he advises in favor of using "lock" to make methods thread-safe, which MSDN does not advise. Given any doubt, I'd trust this author over MSDN.
I just wish the book was longer, and covered more relevent topics. It's so good that I want more!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Terrific Cookbook and Reference Work
Juval combines both an extensive reference work on the underlying mechanisms of the .NET system, and at the same time gives complete applications showing the abstractions he concisely presents.
In addition, he is very friendly about replying to follow up emails on clarifications you may need on things discussed in or out of the book.
I have used this book to build some sophisticated software, and highly recommend the book as to the professional programmer getting started in .NET programming, or to the seasoned programmer that may need to reference something in .NET.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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I usually don't write book reviews. But, I had to give Lowy some props here. I've been coding .NET since Beta 1, and considered myself up-to-speed on the framework. However, I found myself learning something new in every chapter of this book. Sometimes the devil is in the details, and Lowy really gets into the nooks and crannies of .NET. A must read.
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