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C# in Depth

Fourth Edition

Jon Skeet


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Effective techniques and experienced insights to maximize your C# 6 and 7 programming skills

Key Features

Written by C# legend and top StackOverflow contributor Jon Skeet
Unlock the new features of C# 6 and 7
Insights on the future of the C# language
Master asynchronous functions, interpolated strings, tuples, and more

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

”An excellent overview of C# with helpful and realistic examples that make learning the newest features of C# easy.” —Meredith Godar


About The Book
C# is the foundation of .NET development. New features added in C# 6 and 7 make it easier to take on big data applications, cloud-centric web development, and cross-platform software using .NET Core. Packed with deep insight from C# guru Jon Skeet, this book takes you deep into concepts and features other C# books ignore.

C# in Depth, Fourth Edition is an authoritative and engaging guide that reveals the full potential of the language, including the new features of C# 6 and 7. It combines deep dives into the C# language with practical techniques for enterprise development, web applications, and systems programming. As you absorb the wisdom and techniques in this book, you’ll write better code, and become an exceptional troubleshooter and problem solver.

What You Will Learn

Comprehensive guidance on the new features of C# 6 and 7
Important legacies and greatest hits of C# 2–5
Expression-bodied members
Extended pass-by-reference functionality
Writing asynchronous C# code
String interpolation
Composition with tuples
Decomposition and pattern matching

This Book Is Written For
For intermediate C# developers. 

About The Author
Jon Skeet is a senior software engineer at Google. He studied mathematics and computer science at Cambridge, is a recognized authority in Java and C#, and maintains the position of top contributor to Stack Overflow.

Table of Contents

1. Survival of the sharpest
2. C# 2
3. C# 3: LINQ and everything that comes with it
4. C# 4: Improving interoperability
5. Writing asynchronous code
6. Async implementation
7. C# 5 bonus features
8. Super-sleek properties and expression-bodied members
9. Stringy features
10. A smörgåsbord of features for concise code
11. Composition using tuples
12. Deconstruction and pattern matching
13. Improving efficiency with more pass by reference
14. Concise code in C# 7
15. C# 8 and beyond


PART 2 C# 2–5

PART 3 C# 6



Manning Publications, 9781617294532, 528pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2019

About the Author

Jon Skeet is a Senior Software Engineer at Google, and a highly visible participant of newsgroups, user groups, international conferences, and the Stack Overflow Q&A site. Jon spends much of his day coding in Java, but his heart belongs to C#.