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Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries
"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 ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 480 pages
Published October 22nd 2008 by Addison Wesley
(first published September 29th 2005)
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This book is a must-read for any developer who is building or consuming .NET libraries. Even if you are familiar with the guidelines (from blogs, FxCop, or elsewhere) this book is outstanding--the authors sprinkle the primary guidelines content with commentary from other bigwigs, including Jeffrey Richter, Rico Mariani, Anders Hejlsberg and more. Through their comments, you get the "story-behind-the-story" (which guidelines are really important, which guidelines they disagree with, which guideli ...more
Must read for .NET developer. It's aimed at explaining the rules for developing framework libraries but even if you're not in that business it's packed with insight. The book alternates between dry rules and entertaining commentary by .NET luminaries explaining exceptions, history or just why they miss Hungarian notation.
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