In early 2001 I began using Microsoft’s .NET Framework for a project I was working
on with a small startup company. Unfortunately, the winds changed and I found
myself with more free time than I would normally hope for. So when Manning Publications
asked me if I would contribute to a book on programming with the .NET
Framework, I welcomed the idea.
As events unfolded, I found myself with some fairly strong opinions about how
such a book should be organized, and offered up a proposal to write a solo book on
programming Windows Forms applications.
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electronic, mechanical photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written
permission of the publisher, except that program listings and sample code files may be entered,
stored and executed in a computer system.
Every 10 years or so a new approach to programming hits like a tsunami. In the early 1980s, the new technologies were Unix, which could be run on a desktop, and a powerful new language called C, developed by AT&T. The early 90's brought Windows and C++. Each of these developments represented a sea change in the way you approached programming. .NET and C# are the next wave, and this book is intended to help you ride it.
The ﬁrst high-level programming languages were designed during the 1950s. Ever
since then, programming languages have been a fascinating and productive area
of study. Programmers endlessly debate the relative merits of their favorite pro-
gramming languages, sometimes with almost religious zeal. On a more academic
level, computer scientists search for ways to design programming languages that
combine expressive power with simplicity and efﬁciency.
Abstract This document provides an in-depth tour of support in the Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 for parallel programming. This includes an examination of common parallel patterns and how they’re implemented without and with this new support, as well as best practices for developing parallel components utilizing parallel patterns.
This book is about data analysis and the programming language called R. This is rapidly
becoming the de facto standard among professionals, and is used in every conceivable discipline
from science and medicine to business and engineering.
R is more than just a computer program; it is a statistical programming environment and language. R
is free and open source and is therefore available to everyone with a computer. It is very powerful and
flexible, but it is also unlike most of the computer programs you are likely used to.
This is a practical book that tells you how to write C# programs using some of the most common design patterns. It also serves as a quick
introduction to programming in the new C# language. The pattern discussions are structured as a series of short chapters, each describing a
design pattern and giving one or more complete working, visual example programs that use that pattern. Each chapter also includes UML diagrams
illustrating how the classes interact.
My greatest thanks go to my beautiful wife, Xiaodong Gong, who never wavered in her support. I could
not have written this book without her. Xiaodong, thanks very much for always being there for me and
for your continuous love, understanding, support, and patience.
Huge thanks go to Chris Webb, the book’s senior acquisitions editor, for giving me this unique
opportunity to work on this exciting project and for all his guidance.
C# is a simple, modern, object oriented, and type-safe programming language derived from C and C++. C#
(pronounced “C sharp”) is firmly planted in the C and C++ family tree of languages, and will immediately be
familiar to C and C++ programmers. C# aims to combine the high productivity of Visual Basic and the raw
power of C++.
C# is provided as a part of Microsoft Visual Studio 7.0. In addition to C#, Visual Studio supports Visual Basic,
Visual C++, and the scripting languages VBScript and JScript.
JAVA is a strongly typed, compiled programming language developed by Sun
interpreted programming language initially called LiveScript. The two languages
are not related in any way. All programming languages share a certain amount of
similarity. Before we start discussing the differences between interpreted and compiled we
have to define the term source code or as it is more commonly referred to, the
code. The code is the plain text commands that the program is written in.
Joe Fawcett started programming in the 1970s and worked briefly in IT after leaving full-time education. He then pursued a more checkered career before returning to software development in 1994. In 2003, he was awarded the title Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in XML for community contributions and technical expertise. Joe currently works in London as a developer for The Financial Training Company, which provides professional certifications and business training
Many of us wish to create our own video games. For some, gaming is a hobby, and
for others it is something fun to participate in casually. But for the rest of us,
gaming and the dream of making our own games is more like a passion. Chances
are, if you’ve purchased this book, you are looking to turn your desire and passion
into something you can play and share with others.
C# is a general-purpose, type-safe, object-oriented programming language. The goal
of the language is programmer productivity. To this end, the language balances
simplicity, expressiveness, and performance. The chief architect of the language
since its first version is Anders Hejlsberg (creator of Turbo Pascal and architect of
Delphi). The C# language is platform-neutral, but it was written to work well with
the Microsoft .NET Framework.
Many years ago, when I had to learn C overnight to make a living as a programmer
(this was before C++), I would have given half my salary to find a mentor, a
person would say, “Here are the potholes in the road...errors that you are sure to
make in learning C. And here’s how to steer around them.” Instead, I had to
sweat and groan through every error a person could make.
I’m not just talking about programmers who can write or writers who can
program. Each of those is rare enough. Much rarer still is the person who is programmer,
writer, and teacher—someone who will...
This book uses a blend of theory and practice to deliver the derivatives analysis portion of the CPA Candidate Body of Knowledge curriculum. The CBOK is the result of an extensive job analysis conducted periodically, most recently during 2000.
Good programming is difficult. It is especially arduous for new programmers given
the pace of change and the ever-expanding size of the software engineering body of
knowledge (www.swebok.org) that they must master. The authors of this book have
found that experience and in-depth understanding are key factors in both programmer
productivity and reliable software. The bottom line is that experienced programmers
don’t stumble around in the dark. They know the lay of the land, they recognize patterns,
and they avoid the hazardous areas.
In this activity, you will participate in a class discussion to identify the factors
that will impact the selection of a programming model. Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC), available to IT Academies at a discounted price, is professional courseware intended for IT professionals and developers who build, support, and implement solutions by using Microsoft products and technologies. MOC is designed to cover the topics that employers know are mission-critical in the real world.
WELCOME TO THE FOURTH EDITION OF C++ Programming: From Problem Analysis to
Program Design. Designed for a first Computer Science (CS1) C++ course, this text provides
a breath of fresh air to you and your students. The CS1 course serves as the cornerstone of the
Computer Science curriculum. My primary goal is to motivate and excite all CS1 students,
regardless of their level. Motivation breeds excitement for learning. Motivation and
excitement are critical factors that lead to the success of the programming student.